Its been a month now since I last laid my hands on Nexus One. I've been planing to get a new phone since early June. I always loved Sony Ericsson, so it was quite heartbreaking for me when I first saw Aino, then Satio, then Xperia X10. This must have been the reason why I can't bring myself to buy any of these Ericsson phones earlier during the year.
I never thought I'd fall in love with Nexus one. But then the first week of June, I came across a post about Nexus one and decided to google it. To my surprise, it captivated me and never let me go until I actually had it! I spent days researching more about it (since there is no physical store locally that sells it--none yet at least). I had to be absolutely sure that all the feedback were positive and carefully pinpoint what its strong points where and how it could fit my life.
At first, I was skeptic about owning a full touch screen phone. My W960i was half physical board, and half touch screen, but one where you would uncomfortably live without a stylus. It was a leap of faith. It took me only a day to get familiar with a full touch screen mobile life. To those who are eyeing on it, it is very unfortunate that Google online store is no longer selling Nexus One. I think its going to take awhile before it hits local market. :(
How I can't be able to live without my Nexus one? Here are some reasons..
I can seamlessly check my email whenever I want it. Not whenever a new email gets pushed. Its a different logic altogether. I don't want to be bothered all the time.
Multi-tasking wins! I've experienced browsing, while chatting on Google Talk and Yahoo, texting all at the same time! The performance is really remarkable.
I can access 3G and surf the net better. Its faster and really very easy to work with. Wifi is also great. I can walk around the house and be connected whenever I want to.
I can manage my calendars and contacts faster without having to sync to my laptop and back to Google. All at my fingertips now.
I can do almost anything with my phone through the help of some good apps. I basically love to hang out in Android market and just go through useful free apps.
Play games with far better experience!
I think the only problem so far with such a smart phone is that the battery would always catch up on you. But hey, I'm not complaining. I get such a wonderful phone that can do so much, so my only responsibility is to conserve energy. Needless to say, I had to carry around my cable and wall mount :P For me, carrying a dock is an additional bulk on my bag :P
Here are the apps, that I frequently use on my phone: