Orange rang me trying to entice me back to the fold. I’d just canned my contract after reducing it from more than Â£80 a month to less than Â£10 due to getting an iPhone. Even paying Â£45 for the iPhone meant an overall saving and having a second emergency phone has been useful as well. But as the contract was up, I called them on Tuesday and gave them the bad news: I was ditching them for an iPhone.
Anyway, the pitch was that Orange were launching the HTC Diamond and this was the rival for the iPhone. Here’s the less than stellar ShinyShiny review. The Diamond runs Windows mobile and has all sorts of interesting statistics (like these from Androidguys) but I can’t get myself motivated about it.
The speed difference between iPhone and Diamond is astounding. And reminds me of the Samsung Instinct videos. As long as you wait for the applications to launch, it’s great but as I said before – we spend a lot of time switching between apps in a mobile device.
ShinyShiny? Yes, the girl’s guide to gadgets. And yes, I’m a bloke (a large rugby player sized bloke by all accounts). But ShinyShiny offers pretty good reviews and decent video coverage and, frankly, their reviews are better than Engadget and Gizmodo in my opinion.
All you need is to be in touch with your feminine side.