theKindOfMe

July 14, 2010

HTC Desire – My First Smartphone Experince

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — yasi8h @ 7:49 am

Although by profession i am a mobile application developer, i have never owned a smart phone. I never felt the need. But recently things have changes. I needed a piece of the action. At work i always worked with Windows Mobile devices. Being the “Open Source” guy i naturally liked the android platform. iPhone seems to be locked down tight. But android seemed to me the most promising platform. Any how i wanted to buy a Nexus one. But as i couldn’t get one i settled for a HTC Desire. Its pretty much the same as a Nexus One. But have some differences. I am just going to post some pics, not because there are not enough pics already out there on the Internets. But because it feels good to post some in my blog.

HTC Desire

HTC Desire

HTC Desire

HTC Desire with the headphones

HTC Desire Back

HTC Desire back and the cover removed

I asked a friend visiting Singapore to buy this for me. He brought it for 810 SGD. But i think you can buy it for about 730 SGD. Unfortunately my friend was not used to doing shopping in a place like Unity Plaza, where the shop owners are cunning a**hol*s. They even removed the microSD card that came with the phone. Anyways, i brought a new Airtel SIM as the one i had didn’t have HSPA or 3G. I am going to order a microSD off eBay. And hopefully everything would be fine! πŸ™‚

I am also thinking of replacing the stock ROM Android 2.1, with a rooted 2.2. I don’t have a wireless router at home, but i do have a laptop. So if the device can connect to Adhoc networks it can access internet through my laptop. But it seems stock android don’t support this. So i am going to try a rooted image. Hopefully it will solve this problem. The phone feels really snappy. And i am happy! πŸ™‚

Sometimes its a bit hard to believe that you are having so much computing power on a little device such as this. The world sure have come a long way with building mobiles.

Links

HTC Desire review — Engadget

HTC Desire – Full phone specifications

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2 Comments »

  1. Why do i see an airtel sim there? hehe

    Comment by djmlog103 — July 14, 2010 @ 9:10 am

    • πŸ™‚ was the most cheapest and straight forward way to get HSPA.

      Comment by yasi8h — July 14, 2010 @ 10:38 am


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