Being off the grid, your cellphone is one of the key pieces of technology. Which to buy, how to use it and how to preserve the battery life are all critical decisions to off-grid knowledge workers (and everybody else).
I first became aware of HTC phones in 2006, when Blackberries were beginning to appear on the market, and everyone who needed to show off how important they were had to have a Blackberry. It was obvious then what a brilliant product HTC had on its hands, especially being able to download entire documents rather than text only info. I wrote about them in my book How to Live Off-Grid, (I was not in any way working for HTC, nor even had a freebie from them).
In the US the one to go for is the Desire. (Here in the UK). The phones are powerful, well designed, ergonomic, and have also kept up with the latest twists and turns of the development of the overpriced and under-powered iPhone– thanks to the deal with Google Android.
So here are the top ten reasons for choosing an HTC:-
10: Standard micro USB cable for charging.
9: Standard USB storage uploading MP3’s
8: Removable/Exchangeable Battery
7: No need for iTunes on your Computer
6: True background apps
5: Usable Voice Control & Free Integration with Google Translate
4: Micro SD card, exchangeable and usable with many different Devices
3: Full refund of Google Marketplace Application purchase within 24 hours.
2: Free Wireless syncing of calendar and contact data to your Google
account is free, compared to Apples MobileMe.
1: OS has free developer tools, in comparison to the Apple iPhone
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