When electronics become slow, unstable, or just boring, you can (mostly) upgrade them.
If your computer is getting slow you can buy a new cpu.
When you laptop has a shortage on storage space, you buy a new hard disk. Same with soundcards, RAM, and others.
But you can’t (yet) do that with a telephone (or a mac ^^)
Anyhow, my old & trusty HP was getting rusty… (Not literally ofc ‘cause plastic can’t rust 🙄 )
So it was replaced 😀
||Intel XScale PXA270 @ 520MHz
||Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8250 @ 1000MHz
||145grams + battery (+- 180grams)
Jeeaaaah, it’s a bit of an improvement
I went to Fnac, a multimedia shop, located here in Ghent. Played with several devices (including some high-end android and even symbian)… But WP7 popped out. It’s animations are incredible fluent, wonderful eye-candy, and it just works. A lot of things are still missing: like for example the copy-paste functionality, and a skype client. But I’m sure (call my naïve) they will become available in the next few months… 😎
And something I noticed on android, sometimes frames are just skipped? The menu’s are just not THAT fluent, especially when I compared it with WP7… I didn’t had the chance to try the GalaxyS, and I don’t know what versions of android where installed on the devices I tried, but maybe some optimizations can be made… (Tried the high-end HTC’s though…)
Anyway, I’ve been playing with my omnia for a couple of days now, and I’m loving it… Everything is synchronized with hotmail, and my desktop computer. Google Android surely has the same functionality, but still…
Marketplace is something nice, the only close the entire platform as money in a safe… Damn, I hate that… Microsoft went “Apple-style”… Hopefully they’ll create something android like with next to the marketplace, the apk-installable files 😀
Pictures aren’t that bad, at least they don’t “move” like my previous cellphone…
even at night
The biggest issue is ofcourse the battery. I play with that cellphone all day long… But you can’t do that without charging it… When you do nothing with the device, you’ll probably make it trough the day… Maybe I need to find some energy saving tricks ^^
Now, after some days, I noticed that it’s perfectly doable to make it trough the day… Which wasn’t always possible with my hp… But the hp was continuously syncing with hotmail, the samsung only each 30 minutes (which IS a pretty huge difference…)
The list of negative arguments will probably grow in the future, but for now it’s a great device
Atm only the lack of copy/paste 😐 (I notice I used that quite a lot, even on a telephone 😀 )