Saturday, July 3, 2010

My First Android Phone – MyTouch 3G Slide


184.365_my_touch_3g_slide We finally broke down and got new smart phones from t-mobile. Ana has had her heart set on the mytouch 3g slide ever since she saw that silly commercial on the tv about being able to talk your text messages. As for me, I really wanted to wait until the new Samsung Vibrant comes out later this month, but in the end I just didn't have enough patience. Plus, after thinking it over, this phone, with the physical keyboard, is actually probably more my "style" anyway (I had a sidekick for about 3 years). And, just as a kicker, while I'm sure the Samsung is going to be a way cool phone, the little voice in the back of my head was screaming something about "never buy the 1st generation of any new phone" (the ones we got are the 3rd phones in the mytouch line).

I don't really have too much in the way of a "review" to report just yet, as the phones have literally only been out of the boxes for a couple of hours. But so far, we are only mildly frustrated (which is less than I expected), and have each uttered a couple of "oh that's cool"s.

Figuring out exactly how to set up the contacts may take a few days. I do have one bit of advice though, if you have a lot of facebook and/or gmail contacts, consider whether you really want every single one of them on your new phone, BEFORE you hit the button to sync your accounts. :-)

I've only downloaded a couple of apps so far ... wordpress, photoshop, IMDB, and Calvin & Hobbes. But my "favorite" so far, is one that I found for my wife that has about 200,000 free ringtones. That right there is going to save me $5 or $10 a month because she won't be buying them from t-mobile any more. :-)

Anyway, I'll come back to this post and update it as I learn more about the phone.

In the mean time, if anyone has any advice or stories (especially about Apps I might want to try), please feel free to share in the comments.

Thanks ...

todd

3 comments:

  1. Wish all phones had that slide keyboard.

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  2. "But so far, we are only mildly frustrated"

    Haha, I know the feeling having bought a slight less advanced phone recently too. What I have been hearing is that the android phones are actually superior to the iphones, only they are less popular, less well marketed. Will be looking forward to your experiences/thoughts on that.

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  3. Usually, any first generation of a newly arrived phone is a skeptical buy. But reliability on the phones browser as well as the added advantage of variety of apps make this a nice pick. People need to break inhibitions and experiment with such arrivals in the market.

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