A bit of a ramble
T'was an interesting article which did highlight some of Androids deficiencies.
I've just bought four phones for my family recently and am now skint.
The missus moved from a n95 to a Satio and is happy as larry that she has a 12mp camera.
My youngest daughter has a nokia x6 which she loves...music/wifi/facebook etc
My middle daughter has an iphone4 so she's in line with her bf and once I'd set the bloody thing up with itunes etc all has been good
I have spent months looking at what would be an ideal upgrade to my UIQ3 P1i, a three+ year old phone that had solid wifi, good battery, a reasonably useful keypad, good for reading books, RSS, facebook, business card scanner, decent camera, fab lcg jukebox, song recognition etc etc.....I plumped for a HTC legend based on some stunning internet reviews.
It's a lovely and well designed phone but has been the hardest of all the above to set up with my home wifi....I had to get a belkin wireless router (that I luckily had knocking around) and daisychain it to my wireless network. A bit extreme but it was the only fix..i tried all the multitude of android apps that stop disconnections etc but none worked. This needs sorting as it is something that is vital to the operation of a constantly updating phone for obvious reasons.
Then of course I was unaware of the stupid gmail issue and had to factory reset.
I was never going to buy a samsung because they make good tellys and overtooled phones (look good but never seem to have the ability to deliver).
I nearly bought a N97 mini but I do think Nokia has lost its way a bit of late.
I was never going to have an iphone, as nice as they look I just cannot agree with the business model...criticise M$ for years then deliver iphon£....another closed system with dubious areas of censorship.
I do like the HTC...will I love it? Not sure, as with most of the handsets discussed the battery appears to be incapable of removing the need to be attached to a cable for great lengths of time.
Personally I liked UIQ3 the best, it did all that the current phones do and it did it longer....what happened to the last three years?
I like the double tap as it stops you selecting the wrong thing when using a product which is designed to be in motion, then having to go back to where you were to try selecting again.
I like the HTC capacitive screen but also liked the reactive screen because when you are searching for something in google and you need to edit the search string you can easily select the place you want to insert text without it zooming and all manner of crazy things.
And I liked the scrollwheel as it made the machine easier to use in one hand.
The HTC is definitely slicker but possibly a touch more dumbed down, or at least it felt that way when personalising it.
Is it as slick as the iphone? possibly not, but I think in the absence of my UIQ3 preference my Android HTC legend is a good choice and I certainly don't feel that my daughters iphone offers anything more and of course it cost twice as much.