I finally own a “smart” phone

This is by no means a review, I’m simply bragging. After enduring the Windows Mobile 6 OS (reboot, freeze, repeat), while all my colleagues have moved on to the Moto Droid and iPhone, I luckily strolled into my local Verizon store and picked up the HTC Incredible with Android 2.1. Here are the specs for those who haven’t been drooling over them for the past few months: http://www.htc.com/us/products/droid-incredible-verizon#tech-specs

8 MP camera on a phone is just amazing. Pics of Dallas, TX. The autofocus is hit or miss, it chooses to select some mysterious element just short of the actual target so that takes some getting use to. Considering this was not the reason I purchased the phone, I could really care less. I travel a bit and this camera does an excellent job of capturing my expense receipts so I don’t have to keep up with the paper copies. There is even an app that will take these images and string them together into a PDF for easy sharing!

I recently met up with a friend of mine and starting talking up the phone, then he said that’s great, you should see my new phone. He had been on the preorder list for the HTC Incredible and was shocked I just happened to pop into the Verizon store and pick it up before the mad rush. Needless to say we spent the next hour talking about all the neat apps we had found and comparing notes.

Being a bit of an enthusiast when it comes to anything with Linux on it, I downloaded the SDK and added the ADT Plugin for Eclipse. When I have time to actually read up on putting together one of these XML-laden applications I will try to capture my experience and provide my own first HELLO WORLD Android app. Which will be available for $2.99 on Android Market (kidding).