Last Updated: Oct 09,2009
My hero is so perfect I have nothing to complain about. I hate it!
Your going to hate the new HTC HD2.
In this case. I HATE IT TOO!
Im hating how little there is to not like about this handset also, it is all my smartphone dreams come true....
cheesy but true!
Its good, but bloody annoying that that there is no flash and you have to have your phone on for the alarm to work ! part from that , sweet as
I'd rather have a proper little compact camera any day, convergence hasn't quite got there with camera phones anyway. And as for the alarm, well I always stick my phone on charge at night so it is on whenever I need to use it as an alarm anyway.
On a slightly serious note, I am bored with mine now.
I'm sick of waiting for decent apps to flood onto the market.
I have been eyeing the iPhone 3gs again...........but just KEEP thinking about all the things the hero can do that the iPhone can't and never will.
I'd like Skype and some decent games but it's a small price to pay bearing in mind how lovely everything else is. I keep having a play with my wife's 3gs to reassure myself and I'm definitely still reassured
I know mate, I know. I've had the 3G and chopped it for a curve 8900 as it was letting down as a reliable phone.
Skype is available, I have it on mine.
More games please. I'm buying speedforge - not because I will play it a lot, but to support the guys that created it. We need more marketing and awareness.
am i missing something, i am new to the hero, but where do you get all these additional applications from ? all you see on TV is iphone this and iphone that and in comparision the hero doesnt seem to do alot, or am i missing something somewhere on the net ?
I agree with the camara thing, however the charger ! being in the fire service and i have been to many fires that have started due to phone chargers on overnight, i will never leave mine on overnight. I only have it on when i am awake so i can see it / smell it if goes wrong or charge in the car
Well, lets do a quick test:
Can you name anything the iphone can do that the Hero can't?
serious answers only please.
The only thing it does better/more than the Hero is being owned by 10X the ammount of people..
All of the features p.lus semi exclusivity (comparatively) is a big appeal to me.
Appeal to what? Android or iPhone?
10x more iPhone users (or atleast it appears that way when EVERY iPhone user has it out 97.3% of the time :/ )
Yeah, I know what you mean - but I kind of like that.
A lot of the cool features on phones these days rely on people/friends having the same kit.
I'm really hoping the similarity for us is the Android operating system.
Make you look like a sheep! We've got an app for that
(Sequences have been shortened to make the iPhoney look better than it actually is!?!)
I'll be soooo pissed off if Android becomes the Skoda of the mobile device world: excellent quality&functionality/bad stigma
Wrap itself in a SwitchEasy CapsuleNeo hard case.
That thing is soooooooo bad-ass.... beautifully designed and tough as Chuck Norris after ODing on Irn Bru. I pleaded with them to produce a case for the Hero but they're resolutely fruit merchants only.
Android Market - you should have an app for it on your Hero.
The Hero does *more* than the iPhone - like multitasking and proper widgets and stuff. OK the iPhone App Store has more apps in it than the Android Market but that's more to do with the hype within the media that the thicko journalists have fallen for.
Android Skype is another example of us being fobbed off with an inferior version of the iPhone equivalent (just like compass support in maps!) - it can't be used over wifi which makes it a waste of space for me.
Speedforge is cool - I've got that - 3d is great but we need more games that have a professional interface - too many of them seem home-made at the moment.
I don't think we will be Skoda - maybe TVR/Lotus as opposed to Porsche
Have you seen/tried "sipdroid"?
Yeah I know about sipdroid but that is not straightforward to set up like Skype - programs like that will just add fuel to any argument that Android is for geeks. We need apps that are completely equivalent to the iPhone in quality, ease of use and functionality.
Android has a good solid OS which will get better under 1.6 and 2.0 and thats not far away. So the battle now is getting more people to know its there and produce better apps.
The iphones reign as the all incompassing smartphone is coming to an end, newer android phones will lay waste to it on a hardware level, so the battle will simply be that of the apps war.
But google seriously need to get people to understand what an android run phone can do. like how intel made people aware from the intel inside adverts.
perception is key, the amount of people running around with blackberrys because it does email....get a data connection account and all major phones do email and push email on android using gmail.
Tell that to the networks. I suspect that the last thing Orange, T-Mobile et al want to see is an app that lets us make VOIP calls via wi-fi and bypass their lovely revenue stream.
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