New tools

I thought that my iPhone was broken yesterday night. I plugged it on my computer to charge it and synch it with iTunes for my weekly dose of podcasts and the screen turned suddenly black (“à la” windows blue screen) and that’s it, no way to switch on again.

I had to quickly found alternatives tools… on the left an iPod 1st gen (I bet you have not seen one of this for quite some time mmh ?), and on the right an HTC Magic phone. Both needed to be charged but are working just fine. The Android phone gets the preference over my good old N95 because I wanted to take the opportunity of trying out “new” Google OS.


It actually appears that a hard reboot was enough to heal my iPhone. I did not think of it at first because I am used to simply remove the battery on my N95 but it does seem quite obvious now (more and more often I do really wonder if I am really an engineer…).

I have to admit that I was a bit scarred to live without my iPhone but despite its recovery I will be testing the HTC Magic for a while… and might report here my thoughts.


  1. Joanna Chopard

    Cool! I’m be curious to find out what you think about HTC Magic and the Android, especially since you are an iPhone user. I’m thinking of getting Magic as my new phone, so let me know!

  2. jerome

    Well I thought that leaving my iPhone was impossible. It turns out that Android is quite nice and the user interface is pretty good (almost as good as the iPhone). I have to find my way around the applications but it should do it especially since it is an open world (as opposed to Apple).
    My HTC Magic is running Android 1.5. I have not tried it yet but I would probably advice to go with Android Hero or something running 1.6 or even 2.0.
    It is nicely tied to Google Services… and it is definitively a nice device, a nice platform.

  3. Joanna Chopard

    Thanks for sharing your opinion. I actually just got my HTC Magic (the only HTC-Android option available from Swisscom) and started checking out the Android. I’m loving it so far, especially the Google services which I am a loyal customer.