My New Toy!

I Finally did it! Got me a new phone. For the last two years I have suffered with my garbage Motorola Q9c. I’ve had to put up with, at least, the following:

  • Randomly restarts for no rhyme or reason
  • Randomly shuts off without a full Shutdown, and will not turn on without pulling out the battery
  • Constant roaming = No data
  • 5-6 hours of battery life while on standby
  • etc…

Those were just the “tip of the iceberg” issues that I was having with my phone. But no more!!

I have finally invested in the HTC Droid Incredible. I must say, based on my first impressions… the phone is amazing. It has given me everything that I have wanted out of a phone, and then some. Not to mention it syncs perfectly with my gmail account. Having my contacts list constantly backed up makes me feel so much better. As you all know, Windows Mobile’s Active Sync is not friendly with a Linux user. So having this funtionality is so great to me.

The only thing that I can consider a negative is the battery life. However, in fairness to HTC, I did not break in the battery properly. Anyone who knows me, knows that I am slightly impulsive and impatient at times. Well… once the phone arrived, all I could think about was playing with it. So this caused me to improperly charge the battery out of the box for the recommended 8 hours.

To make things even better, my wife has a Droid also! We got her the Motorola Droid and, based on what I’ve seen, she loves her’s as well. She loves having the slide up physical keyboard.

For more information, please check out my Android page. It has a current list of my installed apps and more importantly, the apps that I’m looking for.

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