Android: My HTC Desire

I bought an HTC Desire few months back and I am loving it. It is powerful, has froyo, Wifi Hotspot, Voice to Text, a powerful Swype Keyboard (I bought it), AMOLED display, excellent applications and looks pretty cool too. I even bought an expensive Piel Frama case for it.

Got a few gripes though. It’s battery doesn’t last a whole day with 3G or WiFi switched on. So, initially I had to manually switch back and forth a couple of times to get through the day. After I bought another USB charger, exclusively for office, that problem is kind of solved.

Another issue is its internal storage. It just has 512 MB of internal storage and I frequently keep receiving the “Low space” notification and froyo’s official APP2SD is not of much help. After I rooted my phone and installed the unofficial APP2SD, that problem is also kind of solved. Further research revealed that with some more geeky stuff I can make Android think of my SD card as internal memory. Haven’t tried that yet though… Will keep my blog updated when I succeed.

I have another minor issue too. I use todoist regularly to manage my tasks and I couldn’t find any one good todoist android app. There are quite a few unofficial and buggy apps but they are just not usable to say the least. I guess this is a problem I can solve myself. I am thinking of writing my own todoist client for android. Let’s see how this works out… Again, will keep my blog updated on the happenings…

Ganeshji Marwaha

I spend my days as the Director of Technology for Mobility practice and help my clients design enterprise and consumer mobile strategies. Mobile Payments, Digital Wallet and Tokenization technologies are my areas of specialization

  • Malte

    Use Evernote, it works in the cloud and you can access your notes from everywhere.

  • I use EverNote too, but if all you need is a good TODO App. Then I’d recommend WunderList ( It’s got Win/MAC desktop clients too (except for Linux, won’t work properly on Wine for this)

  • Andreas

    Use Tasker to manage 3G and WiFi status. For example, I turn off WiFi when I leave my home automatically (using mobile net triangulation). I also turn off my GPS, but Tasker turns it on for me if I start up eg google maps.

  • Thanks for this great article
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  • Ganeshji Marwaha

    @Malte – I use evernote too, but its purpose is not to be a good todolist app. todoist is far more powerful in that sense. Evernote has its areas of applicability and I use and love it for that.

    @Swaroop – I will definitely give it a shot… Thanks for the suggestion.

    @Andreas – That sounds like a cool app… Will try it out as well.

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