And, quite honestly, I am excited. Noo, it is certainly not an iPhone. My friend, who is a serious freelance computer professional working with City and West End corporations in London has said that the number of IT departments who have standardised on this phone report many problems.
My phone is the top of the range “HTC Desire” and, right now, I desire it to be delivered soon. It’s coming by UPS and I have checked it is on the van! It uses the Android operating system and, as I use a lot of Google applications for running my newspaper, it is ideal. I have the “HTC Hero” at the moment. This has been terrific with Google Apps, which I will set up and pass over to my wife, and at least I will be able to show her how it works!
It’s ridiculous really, Here I am, at seventy, and can still get excited about a new gadget! The technical specification is below, but don’t bother to read it unless, like me, you are fascinated with new gadgets.
AmpersProduct Features and Technical Details Product Features * 3.7-inch AMOLED display * 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor * 5 megapixel colour camera * Social networking including Facebook®, Twitter™, and Flickr™ * Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed Technical Details Dimensions (LxWxT) 119 x 60 x 11.9 mm (4.7 x 2.36 x 0.47) Weight 135 grams (4.76 ounces) with battery CPU Speed 1 GHz Power & Battery – Battery type: Rechargeable Lithium-ion battery – Capacity: 1400 mAh Talk time:- WCDMA: Up to 390 mins -GSM: Up to 400 mins Standby time: -WCDMA: Up to 360 hours -GSM: Up to 340 hours Camera -5 megapixel color camera -Face detection capability -Auto focus and flash Widescreen photo capture
Geotagging Connectors -3.5 mm stereo audio jack -Standard micro-USB (5-pin micro-USB 2.0) Sensors -G-Sensor -Digital compass- Proximity sensor -Ambient light sensor HTC Widgets Bookmarks, Calendar, Clock, Footprints, Friend Stream, Mail, Messages, Music, News, People, Photo Album, Photo Frame, Search, Settings, Stocks, Twitter, Weather Downloadable widgets Social Networking -Facebook™ integration -Friend Stream -Photo sharing on Facebook, Flickr, and Twitter Video sharing on YouTube™ -HTC Peep for twittering Recommended Windows System Requirements -Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, or Windows XP HTC Sync Special Features Automatically lowers the ringer volume as soon as the phone is picked up Mutes the ringer when the phone is flipped face down Backs up certain data and settings to the microSD card automatically, such as SMS/MMS messages, bookmarks, Wi-Fi passwords, and more Display 3.7-inch AMOLED touch-sensitive screen with 480 X 800 WVGA resolution Platform Android™ 2.1 (Éclair) with HTC SenseTM Storage -ROM: 512 MB -RAM: 576 MB Expansion slot: -microSD™ memory card (SD 2.0 compatible) -Supports up to 32 GB Network Bands Europe: -HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz -GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz Asia Pacific: -HSPA/WCDMA: 900/2100 MHz -GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 MHz Internet -3G: -Up to 7.2 Mbps download speed -Up to 2 Mbps upload speed GPRS: Up to 114 kbps downloading -EDGE: Up to 560 kbps downloading Wi-Fi®: IEEE 802.11 b/g – Tethering Internet sharing through USB Bluetooth -Bluetooth® 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate A2DP for wireless stereo headsets FTP and OPP (object push) for file transfer Other supported profiles: AVRCP, GAP, GOEP, HFP, HSP, PBAP, SPP, Service Discovery Application Profile Multimedia Photos application for viewing photos and videos -Music -FM Radio Audio supported formats: – Playback: .aac, .amr, .ogg, .m4a, .mid, .mp3, .wav, .wma -Recording: .amr Video supported formats: -Playback: .3gp, .3g2, .mp4, .wmv -Recording: .3gp Location -Internal GPS antenna -Google Maps -HTC Footprints™