Things that are driving me insane
The “Force close” message about which I previously posted is still occurring. It seems to be an issue to do with the HTC Facebook app, which was pre-installed. I cleared the data from both Facebook apps, in the hope that this would solve the problem. I got the same error message about 2 minutes later. I cannot uninstall these apps. I tried. If they are causing a problem, I don’t want them on there.
Editing text is almost impossible. Today, I was commented on Mark Pesce’s blog from the Desire. It auto-corrected the name and Twitter handle of one of the other reviewers. I only noticed this doing the final proof-read before submitted. I could not get the cursor to go where I wanted it to be placed. I couldn’t select the name to fix it. Eventually, I gave up and turned on the computer so I could re-type the entire comment. What a waste of time.
I was told that the battery life gets better after a few charges. If it has, I haven’t noticed it. I used to be able to go for up to four or five days without charging my Nokia, depending on usage. Now of course, I’m using the Desire much more, so I expect it not to last anywhere near that. However, having to charge the Desire twice or three times a day seems really excessive. I have the background syncing turned off most of the time, so that isn’t the issue.
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I haven’t noticed the issue with force closes.. in fact I haven’t seen once on the Desire since I got it come to think of it. However, what you’re experiencing is, unfortunately, not uncommon in the Android world – Android apps do tend to crash every now and again, and HTC’s apps are no exception – in fact some are comparitively unstable.
Have to agree with editing text – the cursor control using the optical trackball thinger is woeful. I find it easier to press on the screen to move the cursor around, but even that is an imperfect art. If you were closer by, I’d show you the N1 which has a proper physical trackball so you could compare for yourself – the trackball is far superior than the optical tracker.
The battery life is just sad.. I’m noticing the same thing (lost 40% battery in just over an hour’s use this morning) and for a phone that costs more than most phones do, that’s not a good thing at all.
I like being called a geek, but I will ensure that I don’t generalise to include you in that label, and I apologise profusely if I’ve already done so!
Don’t get me wrong, Chris, I love geeks. I’m married to one. But I’m not one. And those who are including me in the geek umbrella are effectively diminishing my (important) part in the review process.
Have you tried upgrading the Facebook app itself? I haven’t had any issues but I upgraded the apps early.
Great work on giving on honest assessment on how your Desire experience is turning out.
I’m a geek, like Chris, but my wife isn’t and its good to see how Desire/Android experience is for a non-geek.
I’d imagine you are more switched on then most but respect you are trying to figure it out without emergency geek support!
Looking forward to reading more, will start following.