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smartphone for me

About 2 years ago, when the iphone was about the only decent smartphone on the planet I was thinking… why should I buy a smartphone… it’s expensive, mobile internet is expensive, the battery lasts for 1 day or so.
But then one fine April day in 2011 I bought a “smarties-phone” anyway… so I went to my favorite online shop (www.coolblue.be) which has some great deals and free next-day delivery and bought myself the HTC Incredible S.

Standard it came with Android 2.2 Froyo.
First I was really overwhelmed with the functionality, but it was really difficult since I used to own a regular Nokia mobile phone.
But very quickly (same day) I was getting used to the interface.
A few weaks later, HTC release the upgrade to 2.3 Gingerbread which has some really nice stuff added.

And then a smartphone-wiz-colleague convinced me into the smartphone tuning business… how to root your phone and apply custom ROM!

Very soon I got addicted to websites like “xda-developers.com” and “virtuousrom.com” and my HTC Incredible S nowadays is running on Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich via a custom rom called “Virtuous Quattro RC3 ! Hell Yeah !

Please note that the custom rom’s are under development, so it can happen that you run into a bug sometimes, but on the other hand… you are really among the few with an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone today (Feb 01, 2012).

Some days I think, why didn’t I buy an Apple IOS powered iPhone4S, but on the other hand I’m a techie… So I really hate the idea that you cannot enhance your phone’s functions or add some cool functions.

So… at this time… Android rules for me on my HTC Incredible S.
When I get old and just want a phone I will buy an iPhone  😉

Microsoft Exchange/Outlook Web Access on “Mail for Android”

2 months have past now using HTC Incredible S.
At first the HTC Incredible S was running Android 2.2 (Froyo).
During the first few days, I was struggling to integrate my corporate email in the “Mail for Android app. But I failed during configuration.. due to some server security setting regarding SSL on MS Exchange 2003.

In the meantime HTC posted the upgrade to Android 2.3.3/HTC Sense 2.1, alias Gingerbread.
And now…. they seem to have solved the problem with HTC Mail connecting to Exchange…

And it’s working like a charm.
The only thing I regret is the fact that you need to add some security thing at the locking screen. So now everytime my smartphone was locked, I need to unlock it with a PIN-code.

Anyway… Way to go Android !