But yes, after 4 years of "making do" with the phones I could get on the plan I'm on, I decided that this was the year to change that, seeing as how I've always used them as personal entertainment centres (or tried to ), and organisers while out and about.
The choice I came down to was (surprise surprise) the HTC Desire HD and the iPhone 4. Both great phones, both had things that are absolutely awesome about them, and both had things I was less than keen on (some pretty bad stories about battery life on the HTC and a smaller app store, the size and look of the iPhone 4 were a turn off, and I'm generally not too fussed on the OS).
In the end I decided to lower my plan a bit and get....
The size of it and the OS were what won me over. I tried out the older model (the normal Desire) at work and really enjoyed using it, so I bit the bullet and grabbed the new one.
So far so good. I agree that the battery life isn't real good, but I didn't expect much courtesy of the internet The OS is really agreeing with me, and there are a lot of really nice free apps to use in the Android store. I also got to replace my wallet with a nice leather case off eBay which fits the phone as well
No hate for the iPhone at all, just happened to like this a bit better