Of course I’d been reading about it, but until this ‘information access’ is in your hands and on the go, you don’t really understand. I thought the Blackberry Torch gave me what I needed. Email was fabulous. Apps were limited, but at least I had the MLB 12, providing the Philly radio broadcast of every game this season.
But I must admit, the video highlights were painful to access. When I was with friends and we needed to know the start of a movie or the phone number of the local Chinese take-out, those with iPhones had the answer before I’d even typed in a search.
I wanted the 5, but I couldn’t wait because I’d lost my phone. I was offered a deal on the 4, and I considered it because I wanted to be part of the cool crowd, but when I looked at the Samsung and HTC, I opted to stand rather than sit with Apple.
I’m sure there are trade-offs in terms of available apps, but from the look of my iPhone friends when I show them this HTC, I’d say those ads of mom and dad in line at the Apple store aren’t far off the mark (note: that’s a Samsung ad, but so far, it appears the point applies to HTC too).