European Desire HD / Desire Z users – look out for an update rolling out from today that will make your mobile experience even better. [@htc]
But it isn’t a Gingerbread update:
To clarify, the Desire Z/Desire HD update is a maintenance build based on all your feedback. Gingerbread is not a part of this update. [@htc]
I have yet to receive the update though. I’m using SingTel from Singapore. HTC has not revealed much on what the update contains.
I finally gotten a HTC Desire HD as some may know. What I like about it is really the browser.
Not surprisingly the Android platform has applications that are — how shall I put it — less exciting. Compared to the Apple iPhone it has a lesser application store. Notable applications on the Android includes Gmail, Twitter and Maps.
Google did Maps very well and give it away for free. It’s the app that I am most willing to pay for but can’t.
What’s lacking in the HTC Desire HD for me is a Japanese keyboard and battery. The Desire HD can last me for a day, sometimes less all thanks to the huge screen. Sense UI is a beauty to look at but I wish users can easily uninstall applications such as Peeps and Teeter. The keyboard height is a little too tall for my liking too.
Overall I like the HTC Desire HD especially the small little features to discover of the user’s hand is holding the device and then reducing the ringtone volume. That’s a neat touch and it delights me that the phone is design with much consideration of how the user can possibly interact with the phone less apparently.
HTC Desire Z is out in Singtelshop.com at SGD548. The price is kinda okay. It’s around the range that I expect. I’m waiting for HTC Desire HD though. I would spend SGD588 on that with a two-year plan.
M1 also carries the HTC Desire Z, you can find it at M1 Shop.
For today and tomorrow — as I predicted — I will be sick. I am down with a bad flu and a sore throat. I don’t even have my laptop with me and most of my stuff are in there.
I’ve been wanting to do some stuff lately:
- Buy HTC Desire HD
- Renew my fixed internet subscription
- Get the Citibank credit card with the SMRT logo
- Buy some new shirts and socks.
Since I saw the HTC Desire HD phone last month, I’ve been wanting to get my hands on it.