What is in my pocket?

These days, I am carrying three “smartphones”. I carry the AT&T iPhone 3G (now running beta 4.0 OS), the Sprint HTC Hero (running Android 1.5 OS) and the Verizon Palm Pre Plus (running WebOS 1.4). Honestly, I love all three devices. They all do so many excellent and wonderful things. I am expecially fond of the Pre Plus – the size; the hard keypad; the ability to do video capture, edit, and share; and the ability to make it a mobile hotspot for up to five WiFi users. The Hero also does video capture, and I have a lot of fun with the barcode scanning app. The iPhone is the one device I always have with me though. I use it for email (two Exchange Active Sync accounts!), web surfing, Shazam, and a bunch of other applications (Ski Report, Pandora, and Facebook to name a few). The apps and the ability to operate the device with one hand make a lot of difference to me.

My job allows me to be able to get my hands on many new smart devices and their associated operating systems well in advance of public release. To be fair to Microsoft, I also have a Touch Pro 2 running Windows Mobile 6.5 with the HTC Touch Flo overlay from Sprint. It is nice enough, but this version of the OS is still tied to needing the stylus for some things (like hitting the “x” to close applications). I am anxiously awaiting getting Windows Mobile 7 devices. Based on what I have seen, Microsoft may have finally moved away from trying to replicate their desktop on their smartphones.

That is all for now. Thanks to everyone who stops by. Please feel free to comment or ask questions.

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