That’s the Android Smartphone of course, nothing to do with my personal life.
So, I got a HTC Desire a couple of weeks ago, thinking it would help me out in my role as a
content creator blogger.
Writing notes is difficult
Typing on the 3.7" touch screen is difficult. When composing text messages or emails, the excellent auto-correction removes a lot of the pain, but obviously it doesn’t recognise a lot of tech jargon.
The default keyboard has no arrow keys, and key chording is practically impossible. This is probably worse for me as an emacs power user.
No access to wordpress admin
I have not been able to login to the wordpress admin screens using the standard android browser. Admittedly I haven’t put much effort into fixing this problem.
Short Battery Life
This gives yet another resource to conserve on top of the data download limit and free plan minutes. I miss the days that I could go 6 days between phone charges.
It might be my imagination, but I’m having a lot of problems with basic phone functionality – dropped calls, one party being unable to hear the other and that type of thing.
Everything goes invisible in sunlight
and we’re talking about UK sunlight here. When the sun is shining, any task that requires the screen becomes impossible.
I think I would have been better off with a cheap 7" netbook and a dongle for accessing the internet. At least I would have been able to run Perl, Apache, Emacs and use a real, if minature keyboard.