Maxis10Reviews: The HTC Desire vs the Blackberry

I can always regurgitate (aka copy and paste) all the technical details off some tech site & you will find that whatever’s on my post is your search result for “difference between BB and HTC Desire/Android” online…………..
OR
I could get real life experiences reviews from the very people who owns the phones & get them to share their thoughts on it.
After all, nothing beats real life experiences & that’s is why we all read blogs for ain’t it? If you want another tech-jargon filled post I’m afraid you are at the wrong site. But if you’re looking at being entertained (I have some wacky posts coming up ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) then watch this space & enjoy!ย  :yes:

So here’s what you can expect for the last leg ofย  the Maxis10Reviews week.

First up is Hanie Hidayah, who has a BB Curve 8520 and previously a T- Mobile SideKick LX user.
Next is Josh Lim, a hardcore iPhone enthusiast, and who thinks iPhone/APPLE rules the world *roll eyes *
Then we have Sham Hardy, a techie blogger & a current Android user, but wondering if an upgrade is worth it..
(and I just have to do my part to make sure he does! ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

So yeah, the stage (page) is all yours Hanie !

Recently, Rebecca found out that she is one of the 10 chosen bloggers to review the HTC Desire, and she asked us to compare it with other phones cause here in the office, everyone uses different phones. I’m using a Blackberry Curve and a T-Mobile Sidekick LX, Josh & Jason Ong an iPhone, Sham HTC Hero, and Rebecca, a Nexus One.

It’s much fun that way cause we know how each others’ phones work, and we get to play around with it, rather than everyone having the same freaking phone 24/7.

Blackberry is now my main phone, due to the internet usage so I guess I’ll compare the HTC Desire with it instead.

HTC Desire n blackberry curve 8520 3

I am NOT the person to come to if you want technical details, I am more of a practical user, rather than wanting every function/applications on it. Thus, I am not going to be talking robot on this post. Let the other experts do that.

There are some things that I noticed about the phones, and please don’t slam me especially if you’re an android obsessed user, I am just gonna state the exterior and the obvious:

Curve 8520 is definitely MUCH lighter than the HTC Desire, although I admit that the HTC is much thinner in thickness. A girl like me would prefer to have lighter phones cause I don’t want to carry extra weight, even when it’s only a few grams extra but the feel of holding it is much nicer on blackberries.

The screen is of course, WAAAYYY bigger, and yes I like bigger screens on androids and iPhones. Bak kata orang, “puas pakai”. You don’t have to squint when you want to read an email or keep scrolling every 3 lines. This is a definite plus for me.

My family all uses an iPhone, thus I am used to the touch screen, even when I myself is using a Blackberry. However, I don’t find the touchy feeling is as smooth as an iPhone. I have long nails, and also sweaty palms. It’s harder to scroll, and when I just dried the tip of my fingers, it becomes more ‘draggy’ and I would have to apply a slight pressure on the screen to scroll.

Unlike iPhones or Blackberries, the apps on HTC Desire are not the “in-your-face” type. I had a hard time trying to find stuff. Or maybe I just needed some getting used to. Cause other phones I’ve used are much easier and user-friendly…even my Sidekick LX.

HTC Desire n blackberry curve 85201

And no, I don’t think it looks ugly. Fits well in my accessory drawer. HAHAHAHA ok I just made myself sound like a bimbo. Lighten up, people. This should be a simple and fun review. So don’t say I’m not qualified to write about it cause seriously, phones are meant for EVERYONE, not just the enthusiasts.

HTC Desire n blackberry curve 8520

Note (from Rebecca) : The screen is a fingerprint magnet though!!ย  ๐Ÿ™

Blackberry users! Comments please!!

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