I have to admit that I’ve uninstalled all the software that I usually run. This is not a reflection on the software that I removed at all – I simply am finding that I don’t need such powerful software for the today screen. So the standard HTC Home plug-in and Windows Live plug-in does the trick.
Also, I’ve gone back to the standard built-in Pocket Outlook mail client. Combined with GMail’s recent support for IMAP, I’m finding that I don’t need my hosted Exchange account to push mail to my phone any longer.
Also, with mobile support for my favorite online services – I’ve trimmed down the software I need for practically everything. It’s impressive how much one’s needs evolve over time, and how much services mature and adapt. It’s not nirvana, but it’s gotten much easier to use a mobile device than in any previous year.
With that said, what phone do you think is the best combination of technology, design and ease of use?