It is also confirmed that Verizon will get the phone too later on. To me though, I don't see what all the hype is for. Engadget reviewed the phone and it's basically your average HTC smartphone. New and powerful it may be, but nothing vastly better than what's available now. iPhone and Droid don't need to be worried yet.
Nice but I don't see anything to write home about. Maybe it's just because I'm a tactile button kind of guy. It looks the same as every other touch phone these days.
What I am a huge fan of is the option to buy off contract. I may not ever end up doing it because it's a huge sum of money, but I find it a huge slap in the face to Apple's closed door attitude and that's OK by me.
[citation][nom]doomtomb[/nom]It is also confirmed that Verizon will get the phone too later on. To me though, I don't see what all the hype is for. Engadget reviewed the phone and it's basically your average HTC smartphone. New and powerful it may be, but nothing vastly better than what's available now. iPhone and Droid don't need to be worried yet.[/citation]
I mentioned Verizon in the article and I agree. Nice as it is, it's a HTC-built phone running Android. Nothing new there. One thing that's starting to bug me is that HTC phones are all starting to look the same.
Call me a nitpicker, but, if I say something to my phone, it's "speech to text", not "text to speech". It's a very nice feature indeed though. Speech-to-text engines are way more precise than they used to be when it took more time correcting your dictation than actually writing the stuff.
Those of you laughing at the 512MB storage compared to your Apple products, do try to remember it has a MicroSDHC slot and looks like it'll come with a 4GB card included. Currently 32GB MicroSD cards are available, with 64GB not rumoured to be too far away.
Apple may not believe you should have the choice to swap memory cards to increase your storage, but that doesn't mean the rest of world has to lock things down that way too.
[citation][nom]rsud[/nom]512MB for app storage?!?!?!Is this a joke (or is this thing a joke)?!?!On my iTouch I have 32GB for app storage (or music), same on iPhone.Who designed this? Someone out of 1999?Can a memory card be put in? But the memory cards didn't hold apps last decade. Is this thing any different?[/citation]
Yes, unlike your iTouch/Iphone you can get a microSD card to store the extra apps.
[citation][nom]Toms[/nom]and pretty nifty speech to text that includes the ability to add punctuation just by saying "period" or "comma."[/citation]
All good until you need to use the word period... Translating "I don't want to see you again period!"