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2 July 2010 no comment

I’m posting this from my new HTC Evo. After several bouts of my Blackberry’s keyboard adding extraneous letters, failing to open my login screen, and finally killing several keys, I decided to do something about it.  I got this for the going price, due to my long affiliation with Sprint (and Nextel), without having to pay any upgrade or contract fees.

And it is awesome.

So far, there hasn’t been an app I frequently use (either on the BB or the iPod Touch) that I haven’t been able to find at the Android Market. And Android has some cool stuff on its own; not the least of which is Google Goggles. Take a picture of something, and Google just finds it. It’s not perfect, but it is awesome nonetheless.

I’m looking forward to using it in the car for GPS purposes, and to stream music. I will say this, I’m going to have to learn some battery-saving tactics, cause this is starting to chew through power. But we’ve all been expecting that trend – batteries are the great limiter of advanced power-management now. I can buy a solar panel that generates 150 watts for a couple hundred dollars, but my batteries will either be the size of a small trunk, or it will only store a couple hours’ worth. I’m hoping that gets worked out soon, so the true Green Revolution can take place. In the meantime, I’m stuck running out of power at inopportune mo

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