My new phone arrives today


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.

Ampers

Product 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™
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