I’ve been playing with desktop platforms (Windows/ Linux/ etc) for well over a decade now. But of late, mobile platforms have really taken off in terms of number of people using them. Obviously technology and innovation followed. After resisting the temptation for a couple of years, I took the leap of getting myself a Smart Phone. Meet my new HTC HD2.

I’ve already had it for a week now and I already hate and love it. Hate –because of the stuff I can do but doesn’t! And love, of the delightful potential it carries ;-)
Ergonomically, it is distinctly different from my Nokia. As expect it was larger in dimensions and heavier. Here’s a quick comparison:
Phone The Old: Nokia 5300
The New: HTC HD2HD2-large3
Weight 106.5 grams 157 grams
Dimensions (H) 92.4 mm 120.5 mm
Dimensions (W) 48.2 mm 67 mm
Dimensions (T) 20.7 mm 11 mm
Battery Stand-by upto 223 hours
Talk Time upto 190 mins
Stand-by upto 390 hours
Talk Time upto 320 mins
Camera 1.3 MP, 1280 x 1024 pixels 5 MP, 2592 x 1552 pixels
Memory Internal 5 MB Internal 448 MB (+512 MB ROM)
Display 53.34 mm
256K colours QVGA
109.2 mm
65480 X 800 WVGA
Multi-touch Capacitive touch screen
Operating System Nokia Series 40 Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.5
CPU ARM9 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon
Apart from the larger screen,  better resolution and multi-touch capabilities, it is the 1GHz CPU that is the exciting bit me for. There are already innovative mobile applications that are making the most of this processing power.
I’ve just started setting it up and intent to customize it to the hilt. I am also looking forward to looking under the bonnet and hope to push this little fella into areas it’s never gone before ;-)
Watch this space for more posts on this front.