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  1. arkwright

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    So I finally bit the bullet and bought an HTC Desire... What are my first impressions.

    I got my first mobile phone in 1992 and it was a Nokia. Since then I have had 14 phones I can remember and they were ALL Nokias. Moving away from Nokia has been a bit traumatic but I finally did it 3 days ago when I got the Desire.

    Pros:
    Operating system is a revelation. I absolutely love it. It's quick, intuitive, makes sense and a pleasure to use. I don't think I've explored more than a 10th of it's capabilities, but so far I can't fault it.

    The phone itself is a solid piece of kit. Feels good in the hand and well built. Size is about perfect and the screen is vivid and clear indoors.

    Internet loading is very quick as is e mail retrieval.

    Touch screen is very receptive.

    Availability of APPS is mind blowing.

    Cons:

    External speakers are poor. Very tinny and not very loud.

    NO TV out... Can't believe this isn't standard in today's Smartphones.

    Screen smears very easily.

    Camera is average indoors, somewhat better outdoors.

    Screen is pretty useless outdoors in normal daylight.

    Battery is very poor.

    That's about it for now. I'll post again when I've used the phone for a month and compare my thoughts then to now.
     

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    Coming from a Nokia 5800 to desire my biggest problems were the speaker and no tv out. U get used to it when you see how much more the phone can do, and how well it Does it.
     
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    I'm looking forward to discovering all it's capabilities. I don;t regret buying it, just wanted to give a balanced view of my first impressions.
     
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    I went from the 5800 to Desire too!

    I really didn't have the need for TV-out, but it was kinda cool sometimes.

    I'm extremely satisifed by my choice of the Desire, I can't think anything better than it right now.

    Congratulations on an awesome device!! :D:D
     
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    Battery improves with usage. Also once you've worked out what you actually need to be syncing data and how often you can save power by turning off/down stuff you don't care about.
     
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    For battery:

    - turn off wifi, gps and bluetooth unless you need it

    - disable syncing in those apps that don't need it. For example, if you only add items to your calendar through your phone, then there's no need to sync it with google

    - disable the animated wallpaper or replace it with a static one. As nice as it is, is it worth extra battery use?

    - properly charge your phone and do frequent top ups instead of waiting for the battery to get drained
     
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