I’m on Day 2 of Helio Ocean ownership and have good things to say about the little not-an-iPhone-but-still-really-cool mobile device. A couple of immediate thoughts in a nutshell:
- The dual sliding keyboards are great, as they are not only functional and sturdy, but fun to slide open and shut as well. Weee!
- Super easy email, messaging (= Twitter) and Flickr uploading capabilities. Check out one of our first Helio Ocean camera pics here. Blurry, but do-able for quickie snap shots. This device has already easily integrated into my blogging and Twitter life on the go.
- The Metblogs are one of Helio’s news partners, meaning there are direct links to all 54 of the international Metblog sites. This is handy and makes me feel cool, as they link directly to so much of my own content.
- Surprisingly good video recording capabilities. For a camera phone that is. Plus you can use your video audio files as your ring tone. Which is kind of funny if your household videos are as random as ours are.
I feel like I got a lot of bang for my buck with the Ocean, plus my unlimited data plan is way cheaper than AT&T. Saving money is important to me. But yes, I will admit that deep in my geeky little Internet heart I long for the iPhone’s Safari browsing experience. Smooth like honey.