My Touch Diamond phone really is very neat. However, the battery time is dysmal. It’s a Li-Ion 900 mAh, which isn’t enought for a Windows Mobile. I seriously thinking of using the extension battery, which is a 1340 mAh, even though it would mean a slightly thicker phone.

Else than that I’m a happy camper. I spent several hour yesterday upgrading from the original ROM (1.37) to the latest and gratest (1.93). They’ve cut a few animations and generally made the handling smoother, it really is quite a difference. Thumbs up HTC, well done!

Now, if someone could figure out a really efective gattery hack as well…


This is yet another attempt at moblogging. This time via the moBlog application instead of via the net. Now my main question is, can I install multiple language t9 on this thing?

Oh, I could! Whee…

Yay! I have a new mobile, HTC Touch Diamond, and shiny and small and cool it is. And, thanks to Funambol and I’ve got my calendars and contacts sync’ed immediately. Yessssss…

Man… This is magic. Ettore Bastianini, 1958, and Urna Fatale. The entire production can be bought on DVD. Corelli, Tebaldi, Bastianini, Christoff, Capecchi. I used to have it, but stupidely forgot it on a train ride from Lund to Stockholm. I am going to buy it again. Great, great, great stuff.

This is where I realized axactly how good Bastianini was. Wait until the cavatina starts (at 4.20 or so), it is almost magical. It does sound as if he’s singing on a slightly too high pressure level at the start though, and if that was generally the case, it might explain why I’ve never really liked him before seing this DVD. Granted, though that I hadn’t heard him very much before it, so that’s highly subjective.

What a voice… Oh, and be sure to listen to this as well. Turn up the trebble on your speakers and you’ll go deaf. What a voice…

So. Apple is releasing a phone. Whoho! Stop the presses! Everybody will want one! Form a queue! My god, I love Steve Jobs, what a genious! Hurrah!

Except… It doesn’t take long for you to remember what Apple is usually about. And if threatening bloggers isn’t bad enough: Hello Steve?! You do know that LG has already won a desing price for something quite iPhone like, don’t you?

Anybody home?

But we’re not through yet. As everybody knows Apple loves DRM (think iTunes) and DRM loves Apple (or at least almost, if it iTunes was just a bit more restrictive that is). So obviously the iPhone is going to be closed for 3rd party apps. I mean, why share when you can try to eat it all yourself? It must be perfectly ok to launch a device with no unique characteristics what so ever on an already mature market, and do so with closed specs. Obviously a smart move.

Which also means that of course it is not going to run Java, because, and here’s from the man himself:

Java’s not worth building in [the phone]. Nobody uses Java anymore. It’s this big heavyweight ball and chain.

Anybody home?!

What a reality distortion field the man must live in. Nobody uses Java anymore? You mean apart from the aprox. 4 billion devices that have it installed already? Of course, one can easily imagine that for someone from Apple, the number 4 biliion feels imaginary and completely unthinkable, and therefore Sun must be wrong…

Anybody home? Aparently not.

Now, what is this? Could it be nirvana? Currenty experimenting, will be back.