Initial Thoughts on the HTC One

This is just going to be a random set of sentences flying out cause that exactly how they came

1) ooohhhhh awesome!!!! Finally a new phone

2) Lets get everything on there stat

3) Yay I have swiftkey purchased from before

4) I love the way this feels in the hand just so incredibly solid

5) Must check out the camera… and coming from the BB whoaaaaaaa this is awesome

6) Opens gallery and sees moving pictures

7) Okay that is a lot of accounts I have set up… my data plan is going to fly by like a jet plane

8) Shit my contacts are so messed up this is going to kill me to fix

9) Oooooh look at how awesome the speakers sound and the cool pseudo music video it makes

10) Loving the phone so far

11) why do 4 different things want to do stuff to my photos when I take them? the perils of beinga try-every-internet-service-which-is-out-there person I guess

12) Okay awesome that it has Evernote built right in… but funny then that no widget for it exists.

13) sleepy time now….

14) In the middle of the night…. PING!!!! OMFG this thing is loud… put it on silent mode…

15) Loudness much appreciated in the morning as an alarm

16) FM Radio sweet….

17) Gracenote is a bit broken I wish they make it super awesome.. whats the point of having soundhound built in if it cant fix the metadata?? :-\

18) Okay… this thing get a little hot…

19) Bummed there is no FIFA 13 on this thing yet…

20) Okay loving the way im able to jump between stuff

21) Lets just spend 15 mins staring at the loviliness of the screen

22) On my way to work time… okay its a little bit big for me but still loving the way it just sits in the hand

More still to come

Average Opinions

Random Ramblings # 48 – Blackberry Views

Got a Blackberry 8520 (Curve) a couple of weeks back and its been a mixed bag so far.

I picked up a black coloured model for the price of Rs 9750, a pretty reasonable one in my books, especially with the market moving toward the more expensive kind of models.

The first thing and one of the most important ones for the youth market that it targets is that it’s at a great price point. At a time when it is becoming increasingly hard to recommend a good phone under 15 K and even at that price point there are very few available, an established name like Blackberry with visions of rock hard reliability and security behind it ( enhanced by the governments efforts to intercept communications) becomes a kind of flocking point for the newly employed or cell phone allowed individual.

Coming to the build quality of the device it seems to be okay given the price point and materials used in the device, I have heard problems from long-term owners of the phone about the various buttons coming out and one specific incident of the optical trackpad becoming fiddly but other than that it seems fine no unusual squeaks and creaks from anywhere.

The Camera folks is underwhelming and just a use only if absolutely necessary thing.

Software wise the phone is okayish but feels a tad like a feature phone turned smart when compared to the offerings from Android, Windows Phone and iOS, applications are few and far in between with truly impressive ones being especially rare.

The qwerty keyboard and the BBM service are the two major saving graces of this device and are in my opinion some of the most compelling reasons as to why this device continues to flourish in India.

BBM is a like an always on, cumbersome free way to stay in touch in a rich way with a lot of your friends if they are present on it (I do fall into that category btw) and a great way to keep a tab on peoples life, I am enjoying it throughly but secretly a part of me really is scared about the day when the other manufacturers catch up with a comparable rival service of their own.

All in all it has been a good two months with this device although it does feel like it was on its last legs to start out with and I desperately want to relegate it to the BBM only function which is what I personally feel it should be used for, however it must be mentioned that there are many things that RIM did get right and I can only hope that BB10 is a compelling argument for me to upgrade to a bigger faster BB and be a long-term full-time user instead of one using it just for one service.

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