I finally gotten a HTC Desire HD as some may know. What I like about it is really the browser.
Not surprisingly the Android platform has applications that are — how shall I put it — less exciting. Compared to the Apple iPhone it has a lesser application store. Notable applications on the Android includes Gmail, Twitter and Maps.
Google did Maps very well and give it away for free. It’s the app that I am most willing to pay for but can’t.
What’s lacking in the HTC Desire HD for me is a Japanese keyboard and battery. The Desire HD can last me for a day, sometimes less all thanks to the huge screen. Sense UI is a beauty to look at but I wish users can easily uninstall applications such as Peeps and Teeter. The keyboard height is a little too tall for my liking too.
Overall I like the HTC Desire HD especially the small little features to discover of the user’s hand is holding the device and then reducing the ringtone volume. That’s a neat touch and it delights me that the phone is design with much consideration of how the user can possibly interact with the phone less apparently.