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Review of HTC Desire As Alternative To iPhone 544

Posted by timothy
from the not-exactly-a-ringing-endorsement dept.
Andrew Smith writes "My search for an alternative to the iPhone has been long and frustrating. On paper, the HTC Desire is the first serious challenger to the iPhone's reign as king of phones. But how does it compare in use? There is much good and much bad. (This review is primarily for UK readers as HTC's new handset, the Incredible, will not be available [in the UK].)"
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Review of HTC Desire As Alternative To iPhone

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  • by markov_chain (202465) on Monday April 26, 2010 @02:28AM (#31981138) Homepage

    "Why don't you go by Michael?" - "Why should I change? He's the one who sucks!"

  • by tingeber (1129619) on Monday April 26, 2010 @03:29AM (#31981404)
    I mean, I know I'm not supposed to, but come on...
    /. you're not even trying anymore.
  • by GigaplexNZ (1233886) on Monday April 26, 2010 @04:57AM (#31981770)

    That's a rather subjective observation. My Android phone broke the other day, leaving me with my work phone (iPhone) as only phone for a week.

    I wouldn't swap my Android for an iPhone if you paid me big bucks to do it.

    Luckily for me, I don't have to pay you the big bucks. All I have to do is break your Android.

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday April 26, 2010 @05:56AM (#31982080)

    *Small* group, Mr 7 digits?

  • by PopeRatzo (965947) * on Monday April 26, 2010 @08:18AM (#31982862) Homepage Journal

    Out of principle or because they feel adversely affected by it?


    As a long-ago Apple fan, let me give you this bad analogy:

    Let's say you're in love with this beautiful, intelligent, creative woman (slashdotters, use your imagination). She's just want you need, what you want and you adore her. No other woman is nearly as perfect.

    Now let's say one day she says to you, "From now on, I'm going to charge you for sex. When you want to hold my hand, you've got to pay. When you want to talk to me, you've got to pay."

    Now for a while, you might go along because you love her so much, but as some point, you're going to start feeling like a trick. You may finally decide that some woman who's not quite as perfect is a better match for you, because she doesn't make you feel like a trick.

    Apple makes me feel like a trick. To be locked-in to AT&T makes me feel like a trick. To be locked in to the app-store makes me feel like a trick. To be told by Apple that certain apps are "off-limits" makes me feel like a trick.

    iPhone/iPad users are still paying. That's their choice and I can understand it. I'm happy with the woman who might not be perfection itself but with whom I feel like a boyfriend, not a trick. Plus, she's up for an occasional dirty sanchez. That's my Android.

    I hope this clarifies things.

  • by lexluther (529642) on Monday April 26, 2010 @10:55AM (#31984402) Homepage
    The thing I don't understand is the reviewer said he was in the UK -- where did the sunlight come from?

The meta-Turing test counts a thing as intelligent if it seeks to devise and apply Turing tests to objects of its own creation. -- Lew Mammel, Jr.