HTC Hero

So, I finally replaced by aging Nokia E70 with a brand new HTC Hero White Android phone. The touchscreen keyboard is still something I have to get used to, and the batterylife the last few days has been limiting (but I play a lot with it… but I must remember to recharge it when possible).HTC-Hero-Android-White
I’ve installed quite a few applications on it, and have now also gotten my voipbuster account working on it and have made some voip test-calls to and from my other voip numbers. I’ve also gotten voip to work over the telfort 3G connection I’m using, and will probably be using a lot of that in the future.
Other notable apps I will enjoy a lot are:

Google Skymaps. Uses the compass and position sensors so display a star-map of the area that you are pointing at
Google places. Should list all kinds of local restaurants, bars, banks and gas stations… but how well this works in the Netherlands is yet to be seen.
Twidroid. My current twitter-app of choice, Peep just didn’t pull it.

Some stuff I figured out, but that wasn’t too obvious initially:

  • Press ‘home’ for 2-3 seconds and release for a list of running applications and click them to switch to them
  • Telfort network is always considered to be ‘roaming’, because it doesn’t really exist anymore, and I am technically on the KPN network.

Nokia finally getting it…

Today I was pleasantly surprised by the news that Nokia is gonna be releasing the N97 smartphone. It tickles all my buttons:

  • Large hi-res display (640×360)
  • UMTS/HSDPA
  • Touchscreen + Accelerometer
  • GPS (with a-APS)
  • Symbian S60 OS (v5)
  • Wifi/Bluetooth/Micro-SD
  • Full QWERTY keyboard
  • Huge amount of flash (32GB), expandable to 48
  • Large battery
  • 5Mpix cam with flash

I’m quite sure that this will be to device replacing my trusty E70… now only if they can ship them somewhere in Q1 2009 🙂