HTC, sensing (pun not originally intended) the market, launched a HTCSense.com to offer this precise service to their customers. #WIN! And then, restricted it to only their handsets, the Desire HD, the Desire Z, and the Inspire 4G (in Australia at least). #FAIL
It appears that there was some confusion as to the scope of the new service (http://www.abc.net.au/technology/articles/2010/10/28/3050954.htm), which follows so closely to the debacle that was the release of Android v2.2 in Australia.
If this service is easily available for iPhone and Windows Phone 7 users, why is the Desire being left out in the cold? Setting up MobileMe on the iPad was a 2 minute job, and I was using the iPad at the time (in other words – that’s the way it should be, unlike the whole tethered startup experience).
Slowly, my internal business case for a #WP7 builds itself. It also jeopardises the Android tablet that was planned for this year. There has been no talk as to whether the Motorola Xoom carries this feature.
Perhaps I should wait for the specs for the iPad 2.
(OK – this post has been sitting in draft for a while – so I updated and posted today.)