I thought I wrote this before but I can’t find it. Maybe I wrote it in my dreams.
I went into Hello shop few days back and tried an actual HTC Dream phone on display. The touch and scroll felt pretty good and the graphics was smooth. But I didn’t like the slide-out keyboard. It wasn’t really reachable for my little hand. I looked at it and thought: wouldn’t it be thinner if it didn’t have the physical keyboard?
So I went back and took a look at an unreleased HTC Android phone angdao told me about few months back. And there it was! It had no keyboard. But it seems there were a few more buttons than necessary at the bottom.
I did a direct comparison to my current phone, and it was rather comparable. Of course Magic has no keypad. I guess that’s something I’ll have to live with (anyway my current keypad is so flushed it’s like its not there. And it’s harder to depress). Magic has a lousier camera, but as before I am satisfied with 3.2MP. But I’ll need to make sure it takes decent pictures. You know, it could be a 10MP but takes worse pictures than a 3.2MP. Magic is slimmer, but heavier, with a larger screen. Colors down from 16M to 65K. No secondary camera, but that’s fine since I have no use for it. Has no radio (that’s a minus point). Otherwise they both have GPS, HSDPA, Quadband, bluetooth (hopefully not just headset support), WiFi, SD slot, and accelerometer.
Now I’ll just have to wait for the actual set to appear to try it.