Nexus One (Updated: With Physical Keyboard Coming!)

The price is for RM1,800. The specifications for the US version of this phone can be read from http://www.google.com/phone/static/en_US-nexusone_tech_specs.html

My comments:

I think it is a great phone to begin with… unfortunately, for my personal usage, I would prefer a physical keyboard. Yes, the Droid has one but based on performance, it is quite obvious that the Qualcomm Snapdragon beats Arm Cortex A8 chips by some margin. I am making this comment disregarding the lack of multitouch on the stock ROM, knowing that it would definitely be fixed by one of the XDA modders around πŸ™‚ What I am more concerned with is the hardware limitations of not having a physical keyboard; poor emulation for games and the ability to see a bigger amount of the screen without my fingers obscuring it!

The design is gorgeous though. Typical HTC… but I really hope that they will update the G1 into something that is much stronger on the processor front. The G1 has been perfect for me (except for the nagging problem with the contact names, where there is no option to sort through first name and last name). I think it only needs Snapdragon, proximity sensors and a higher resolution screen. That’s it.

I am sure in 1 or 2 years time, this would be achieved. Then I will follow my rules of waiting for another 0.5 to 1 year to buy a good 2nd hand version of it πŸ˜› hahaha.

Updated (9/10/2010):

Wonderful news… there is a high possibility that an enterprise version of Nexus One would be released, ala HTC Touch Pro series would include a physical keyboard and bigger battery. This would be terrific. The physical keyboard is very important for those who really dislike on screen keyboards (Yes, I am one of those in the minority who dislike typing against a glass screen! I really prefer ANY physical key presses). Check out that observation made atΒ http://gizmodo.com/5444173/nexus-one-enterprise-version-could-have-a-physical-keyboard-bigger-battery

New Year

If you have been a regular visitor of this blog, you will notice that it has been fairly silent as of late. Reason? Simple… I have been extremely busy (physically and mentally) in my work and at home. I do not see it changing anytime soon.

However, I will still blog on technology. Solely on technology and games, etc. as I do need the distraction from work and home life. It is unfortunate that comic reviews will be zero in the coming year because I frankly do not have the time to read much.

My thoughts on faith, God and other spiritual things will be best heard rather than read. Just because I am silent on the written media does not mean that I am any less thoughtful and engaged in spiritual matters. Far from it. However, preaching would be the main mode of conveying my thoughts and beliefs.

Occasionally (very rarely indeed), I do update my other blog at http://erlern.net .

God bless you all and have a blessed year ahead πŸ™‚

New Year

If you have been a regular visitor of this blog, you will notice that it has been fairly silent as of late. Reason? Simple… I have been extremely busy (physically and mentally) in my work and at home. I do not see it changing anytime soon.

However, I will still blog on technology. Solely on technology and games, etc. as I do need the distraction from work and home life. It is unfortunate that comic reviews will be zero in the coming year because I frankly do not have the time to read much.

My thoughts on faith, God and other spiritual things will be best heard rather than read. Just because I am silent on the written media does not mean that I am any less thoughtful and engaged in spiritual matters. Far from it. However, preaching would be the main mode of conveying my thoughts and beliefs.

Occasionally (very rarely indeed), I do update my other blog at http://erlern.net .

God bless you all and have a blessed year ahead πŸ™‚