Back to S60

Well it has certainly been an interesting experience switching back and forth between mobile devices especially when it’s a huge leap. I have to admit that selling the HTC Advantage and going back to my Nokia E61 was the right thing to do. I guess I am not ready yet for a Windows Mobile device, not until it gets a whole UI make over.

Anyway, for the meantime I will continue blogging and surfing the web on my E61 using Opera Mini which is to date the best internet browser for any mobile device.

Selling My HTC Advantage X7501

The ebay advertisement for my HTC will go online starting Sunday 27th 2008.

To be honest, I am greatly disappointed with the experience I had generally with the HTC Advantage. Previously, I thought highly of the Windows Mobile operating system and I was anxious to get my hands on any device that runs the OS. Now that I had hands on experience with the OS, I can honestly tell you that I am planning not to touch any other Windows Mobile device until Microsoft totally revamps it.

The OS is slow (despite the fact that my HTC has a 629 Mhz processor), choppy, not user friendly, dull, the menu options and locations is not consistent in all its modules, the built in on-screen keyboard is not finger friendly, and the list keeps going on and on. I mean the OS has been around for ages now yet no attention was given to the interface.

As I said before in a previous post, I have a feeling that Microsoft is working on the successor of Windows Mobile 6. But even if that was true the release date could be years from now. Not sooner than 2009.

As for the time being, I will stick to my beloved Nokia E61.

Windows Mobile 2008

The year 2008 is an important year for Windows Mobile. We will certainly see either an update or a dramatic upgrade to the mobile OS. The changes will be noticeable. It might even be a complete makeover.

How do I know this? Well, I don’t.

If Windows Mobile expects to last another year, Microsoft’s Windows Mobile team have to be working on something spectacular behind the scenes, behind the news, behind the blogs, or even in complete secrecy, for god’s sake.

Or at least do it for my sake! I mean recently I bought a new Windows Mobile device and I was disapointed with the operating system’s interface. I expected a quick and snappy OS to go with my new device. But I was sadly and unfortunately disapointed. I even switched back to using my Nokia E61 for sometime to reduce the agony.

So one of my wishes and hopes for the year 2008 is a significant Windows Mobile update or upgrade.

There. I said it.