Tuesday, 22 November 2011
HTC Radar and Windows Phone
"What would you like to send?"
"Hi, really busy here, I'll call you later"
"Texting John, Hi Really busy here, I'll call you later, you can send or try again"
Message received, from john, would you like to read it or ignore?"
"Text from John, No worries I'm bogged down too, speak later; you can say reply or I'm done"
"what would you like to send?"
"brilliant, I'll call you later"
"texting brilliant, I'll call you later......... etc
And so on, until you're finished and you tell it "I'm done". I've had a play with Siri on the Apple iOS iPhone4 and it too is pretty impressive, functionally, Siri may be a small step ahead, but this really isn't far behind at all, and Microsoft just haven't made a big deal of it at all. Their marketing team need a real kick, as this should've been their big selling point (it worked for Apple!). The phone easily swipes between windows (would you expect any less) just by pressing and holding the back arrow key. The app store has most of the essentials, albeit not Skype. The panoramic camera mode is pretty damn decent, although the resulting image is only of adequate resolution on a computer. The software to update and sync (zune) is available for Mac and PC. This unit, the radar, is also pretty well built, but only comes with a mediocre 6gb. (I know, ONLY 6GB!) and more irritating, not SD card slot. But, despite it's quirks, I'm really enjoying it, what I haven't mentioned is the beautifully slick email interface which is allowing me to stay on top of my email at a most demanding time at work. Loving it. Thoroughly recommended.
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