So I’ve been living with the HTC Incredible for almost a week now and I must say that although it’s not actually “incredible” it is very cool when compared to my old Blackberry Curve.
My smart phone life started with the less than incredible T-Mobile Dash, which was everything a productivity tool shouldn’t be. It was constantly locking up and if you actually used it for it’s designed purpose of email, web browsing (yeah right!) and maybe listening to the odd mp3 file your expected battery life was about 4 hours.
My next smart phone was the Blackberry Curve and it was a breath of fresh air, it just worked. It was like a reliable pick up truck, you could always depend on to get the job done.
So I’ve only used an iPhone for a few minutes so the following statements aren’t a backhanded commentary on it. So with that said, I must say that the HTC Incredible is the closest thing I’ve had to an actually computer that can fit in my shirt pocket. It can do almost anything my Macbook Pro can do…almost. It’s fast, for a smart phone and up to this point it’s worked without any major hiccups.
Now is it perfect? Nope, there are issues with the battery life, issues with the screen in bright sunlight and issues with some lame applications. I had all the same issues with both the Dash and Blackberry by the way.
But all in all it’s a step up from my old Blackberry Curve and movement towards a truly smart phone.