Thursday, January 10, 2008
Anybody that spends anytime with me knows that I change phones with the same regularity most people change socks. Since some of the work I do is around mobile device security I at any given time have between 2-4 active cellular number on my person or in my bag. A phone will average about 6 2-3 months as my primary communication device before I get bored and switch it with a newer, shiner model. I just switched from the ATT Tilt (otherwise known as the HTC Kaiser) back to a Blackberry Curve 8310. Now I want to note this was not my first HTC phone and I find them to be well designed, functional, and generally good vehicles for Windows Mobile.
The Tilt suffered from a major flaw with its lack of battery life. The battery sucking blame seemed to fall squarely on the head of the 3G radio. I found a ton of stuff on the web about tools that can force it into EDGE mode to save battery. This is a good solution but then I end up with an expensive phone with nifty features I cannot use because of battery drain. The Microsoft Direct Push email is pretty good but all in all I missed my Blackberry so I switched back.