Update

update I’ve been pretty quiet here lately so I thought I’d give you an update. As usual, I’m musing and dithering over mobile devices. Here’s the run-down:

BlackBerry – I’m still trying to decide between the Bold and the Storm. The The Bold is a traditional BB, and will be supported by my carrier, AT&T. The Storm is a very different BB, with a touch screen and no hardware keyboard, and may only be offered in the U.S. by Verizon, who I fired as my carrier some years ago. There is a lot of information on the Bold, which indeed already is being sold in Canada and elsewhere. By contrast, information on the Storm remains inconclusive and sometimes contradictory. Fortunately for me, I can wait until better information on the Storm is available without feeling the pangs of going without the Bold. The reason is that the Bold, which was supposed to be available long before now, still is not available, and may not be until next month, right before the Storm, whose current ETA is early November. This gives me more time to dither consider these two very different Berries. I can’t see buying both … well, I don’t think so. For now, I’m limping along with my 8700c, which I resurrected from a sink full of water and is remarkably not much the worse for wear. It only needs to last another couple of months before it gets relegated to my device drawer as a back-up device.

AppleMy iPhone 3G definitely will be going to my wife soon. I am weary of the iPhone’s limitations and locked-down nature. My wife doesn’t care about all that. Remarkably, Devvie just wants a phone that is easy to use and has an easy to read screen for phone and web use. The iPhone’s screen is large and clear, and its capacitive and multi-touch make it very easy to use. So it’s ideal for her. I like the screen, but not the rest, and now another large screen device is available …

Windows Mobile – I have my sights on the HTC Touch HD. It has a 3.8″ WVGA 800 x 480 screen, far better specs than the iPhone. Alas, the HD screen is not capacitive touch; if it was I’d marry it.  The international version’s ETA is November, but that version will not have U.S. 3G or perhaps some other U.S. bands. Still, the U.S. version can’t be far behind. After seeing the HD, I stopped thinking of the Touch Diamond, Touch Pro and Sony Ericsson Xperia X1. However, there is the Asus Galaxy 7, with a 3.5″ WVGA 800 x 480 screen. And who knows what else may be available by the time of the U.S. version of the HD?

MIDs – I was looking at Mobile Internet Devices. But I’m not sure I am anymore. With devices like the HTC Touch HD available with a 3.8″ WVGA 800 x 480 screen, I’m not sure a 4″ – 5″ MID has much of a point. IN the meantime, my HTC Advantage x7500 does just fine. Courtesy of xda-developers, I change ROMs on my x7500 as often as I change underwear … eeeewwww … sorry about that.

There’s some other stuff potentially going on, but it’s still premature for me to talk about it. Maybe soon.

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