ok, I'm gonna barge in here and say the x10 sucks. Or SonyEricsson sucks. Read it here
for an gadget-geek's views on the phone, and the comments here
if you wanna know whether the X10 sucks or not.
FYI, multi-touch, speed improvements, kernel improvements, browser improvements, multi-touch, tethering support, and multi-touch should be reasons enough to kill the x10, which is still stuck on 1.6 til today...
Sometimes, resellers give manufacturers a bad name. I have known of carriers who just relegate after-sales service to an afterthought. The reason why I stuck with my carrier through bad connections and higher price is because I know how their system works. I can get my issues settled quickly and easily enough that they are (kinda) scared of me.
But I do believe that most power-users are more than satisfied with the performance of the HTC Desire HD, although mainstream users might not be happy with the amount of tinkering it entails. For that, I truly advise you to pick up an iPhone, despite its problems. It is designed to be used straight from the box with little to no set-up. A little magical, if you like.
The Desire HD is more... robotic. She is like a shy lover. The more time you spent tinkering, loving and caring for it, the more likely you'll realize that she is truly amazing, with much more potential than just the looks and feel of the iPhone's slut-ish ways.
The Desire HD is intelligent. She isn't afraid of you trying new things. When you try to leave it won't saddle you with emotional blackmail. She stays still and quiet, waiting for your gentle caress and true understanding.
Like a Queen of Hearts, you must win her over with understanding of her deep roots, and she is never afraid of you experimenting with new ROMs. You can keep doing it with her, and in the morning she'll get up, brush of the dust and get ready to go with you again.
But she is not faultless. All that energy she needs to get up and stay up, and all the roles she play... keeping you connected, getting your phone calls, playing music for you, acting as a mobile entertainment, all the games you play with her... All these tasks take its toll on her. Especially since you always demanded her to be responsive, she has to be alert and running on full speed almost all the time. So she gets a little tired earlier than expected and you spit and curse at her. Heck, we guys have 3 square meals a day. How often do you feed the Desire HD? Do you really think that once a day is enough?
The Desire HD is built on solid grounds. She might not look as pretty as the slut from Apple, but oh my, she is a looker by her own rights. Didn't your mother teach you that true beauty comes from inside? The Desire HD has a strong, and tender loving heart. Not afraid to push herself to 998.4MHz when the call comes, and mildly puring at 245.0MHz when she is not needed. Sure, you might complain about her internal memory, but she is a lady, and doesn't stuff herself full of apps. She needs an App2SD+ handbag for that.
Her upbringing also gives her credit. Android in nature, she graduated summa cum laude from the HTC school with Sense honours. And despite many insulting her university degree by rooting and flashing her a new ROM, she doesn't mind. She enthusiastically embraces these ROMs and make them her own. Not like the other b*tch that so often has to be sprung from the Apple penitentiary.
The Desire HD truly cares for you. She keeps your most important data where it is the most safest. In her bosoms and in the Google clouds. She knows the frailty of her electronic mind and keeps a copy of your contacts, calendar and e-mail elsewhere, lest she fails. Even in her death she makes provision for you to move on.
And lest you forget, she makes it possible for you to keep up with your friends. She keeps the stream of Twitter and FB updates straight to you. Because she knows you care about your friends and your (sic) girlfriends. She doesn't mind that you spend rigorous hours with them. In fact, she facilitates these events too. Never had she complained about your bigotry, your two-timing, your endless fondling of her buttons. Never.
So, I just wanna say, the Desire HD deserves to be loved. Ask yourself, how much has she done for you? And how much have you done for her? So go home, feed her and caress her. Brush her screen lightly and watch for the occasional shudder. Don't harshly jab her buttons. Don't be hard on her just because you don't understand her. And if you're stuck, we are here to help you.
Hope you have a wonderful time with your Desire HD...