My inner nerd has exerted itself and talked me into upgrading to a smart phone, specifically an HTC Desire. The non geeky bit of me wasn't initially convinced about the whole 'smart' touch-screen thing for a phone but I have to admit now I think it is the wasps nipples*
I initially wanted an i-phone but not being a Mac owner and probably not being cool enough were definite barriers. A bit of research online though revealed that the HTC was gaining rave reviews .... and even tempting previous i-phone devotees to switch to Android world.
A phone call to Vodafone at around 6pm in the evening resulted in the HTC being on my desk the next morning (quite impressive I thought) and looking shinely cool in a 'one ring to rule them all' sort of a way!
Zapping all my contacts over from the Sony Ericsson was a piece of cake via my Google account, the phone then synch'd these with FB resulting in a picture of my friends alongside their phone number, nice touch! An impressive array on on-board apps were already available and I was further pleasantly surprised to log onto the App' store and find how many were available at no cost. NIV Bible and Google translator being the first two grabs.
The internet functionality is superb and although I am not overly enamoured with the 'touch' keyboard, the voice search works extremely well. There are a number of swipe keyboards available from the App' store that claim to be much faster and I'll probably buy one of these.
The only other downsides I can find is that when everything is fired up and it is trying to calculate the meaning of 'Life, the universe and Everything' it chews battery, and there are some concerns about Android data collection and security.
It does loads of other stuff that I won't bore you with but for those who know me, rest assured that I still have 'Ski Sunday' as my ring tone. As it is an android system it is perhaps inevitable that my phone will be referred to as as Marvin.
* ala the 'Bees Knees' but implying more impressiveness still