I’m not that tech guy who knows every advantage and deficit of mobile phones. However, I was one of the first who bought a mobile phone with QWERTZ keyboard as texting was so important for me. A few years ago, phoning was a horror and I therefore did most of my communication by short messages or emails. That’s why I wanted a mobile phone with QWERTZ and exchange server access, so I can be reached all over the time, like other busy businessmen.
Beginning of this year, I was once more thinking about a new mobile phone. This time, not text input option was the most important aspect, but rather the Bluetooth functionality. Why? Since I’ve got a CI, phoning became less difficult than before and when I send the signal to both ears via FM, then phoning is really a cinch for me. However, to get the mobile phones signal to my FM transmitter (SmartLink+) I need the Bluetooth interface. By the way, for me, a touch screen was a must, the handling is so much easier with touch screen than when using buttons or a pen.
Now, looking at the iPhone, Bluetooth options are minimal. You only can enable or disable Bluetooth, causing that every single sound from the mobile phone is transmitted over Bluetooth. This results in higher current drain on both, the iPhone and SmartLink+.
The flexibility of setting up communication options, is the reason why I finally bought a HTC HD2. With this, I can configure the Bluetooth according my needs. I can turn off the headphone profile and only allow the headset profile. So, the Bluetooth link is only activated, when I receive a phone call resulting in less battery drain. The HTC HD2 allows other individual setting as a schedule for downloading emails, tweets, Facebook updates and so on, resulting in less data transfer over the network.
I personally love the HTC HD2 and can recommend it to everybody who loves to personalise mobile phone settings, to have a flexible Bluetooth chip and to be able to enter text quickly by the big QWERTZ keyboard on the touch screen. For sure, the HTC HD2 has many other more or less interesting stuff to offer 😉