I swore I would never do it. But times change. People change.
I have officially joined the Evil Empire.
My tail-end-of-the-first-gen HTC Tilt has been slowly dying. Windows Mobile 6.1 has also been increasingly, massively frustratingly slow. My hope was to hold out until the iPhone 4G hit or, if at all possible, cross my fingers and hope against hope that I could make it to Windows Mobile 7 and actually see if it lives up to the hype.
Then today Wonderphone stopped holding a charge. For the period of about an hour today I sent Big A text messages with the latest percentage readout as it dropped from 94% to, quite literally, 0%. And all I was doing was monitoring battery level and sending texts.
So I pulled the trigger. Gedsmophone v 7.0 is officially an iPhone 3GS.
And, wow. I've had seven cell phones. My first cell phone was one of those ubiquitous Nokia candy bar phones. Then I had to switch from Cingular to U.S. Cellular because there was no Cingular service in Macomb. So I had a piece of crap Motorola that broke and was replaced by another piece of crap Motorola. Then I went back to AT&T and got a Nokia flip that I really liked. But I dropped that at the Beat Kitchen during the Seven Night Stand and it broke. So I got a Nokia 6555 flip to replace it, which I also really liked. But then I jumped to smart phones with my HTC Tilt. And I doubt anyone cares about such things, even me.
Either way, here's my problem with HTC: they advertise their phones well. Their phones look really nice. Windows Mobile 6.5 is actually a really snappy looking OS. But I now trust HTC's durability about as much as Motorola's (which is to say, not at all) and there's no way I'd saddle myself with another Windows Mobile OS unless 7 proves to be a revelation.
So every time I see the HTC Tilt 2 my initial reaction is, "Me wantee!" But then I stop and remember, "Wait. I have a Tilt. Never mind."
EDIT: Gorram. I screwed up the auto-post again.