My new phone – HTC S710

s710.jpgI ordered an HTC S710 last week (arrived Friday) on the BT Total Broadband Anywhere package. It’s a Windows Mobile 6 Standard smartphone (no touch screen, but a nice slide-out qwerty keyboard). I’ve used the PocketPC OS before on PDAs but never on a phone and so I had the obvious concerns about running a version of Windows on my main handset. Initially the responsiveness of some of the menus seemed a bit slow and accessing some of the common features like “compose new message” seemed more long-winded than I’ve been used to (I’ve been exclusively a SonyEricsson user for the past few years). After a few days use I’m starting to know my way around the menus though, I’m finding ways to customise the interface with shortcuts and I’ve installed a few new apps to provide the functionality I want.

I plan to post more feedback on the S710, Windows Mobile 6 and any useful software/hints/tips over the coming weeks. If you’re interested, you can view all S710 posts or subscribe to a feed.

Disclosure: Yes, I happen to work for BT, but I’m not directly involved in the Total Broadband Anywhere project and the opinions expressed here are entirely my own. 

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