Are HTC phones any good without Android?
In my years of reviewing phones, I’ve only tried two HTC phones. One is the Windows Mobile powered HTC Touch Dual and the Android-powered HTC Dream. Before that, HTC was way down my list of phone brands. Until Android came.
Today, the HTC Magic is probably one of the most sought-after smartphones locally (although the price kinda ruined all that excitement). The phone was also the subject of focus between telco-rivals Smart and Globe.
Yet, I can’t shake the
fact feeling that all these attention is probably due to Google’s Android OS rather than the device itself. This brings me to the question — are HTC phones any good without Android?
The HTC Magic isn’t the most powerful phone from HTC. I reckon that the forgotten HTC Touch HD was better specs-wise but I have yet to see someone owning that model ever since it was launched.
My the coolness factor that comes with Google Android, I would bet HTC will be going all-out Android in most of its upcoming handsets.