Travelling with the HTC Sensation

, posted: 9-Aug-2011 10:30

No, sadly I did not have the opportunity to travel overseas with the HTC Sensation. I did however, travel across the North Island of this beautiful country we call New Zealand. An engagement party with future in-laws required my presence in Hamilton. This gave me the wonderful opportunity to test out the Telecom XTnetwork in places other than Wellington.

Once I was out of Wellington my SGS on 2Degrees switched to roaming and I could no longer use my 1GB data pack. Conversely my HTC Sensation on Telecom XT network had no issues and I was able to geekify my life at every step of the trip.

You might be surprised at how many places Telecom has 3G connectivity, in fact the entire desert road appears to have quite strong signal and I was able to Facebook photos on the go. Huka Fallslooks pretty amazing, even in the winter:



I even managed to film a short clip of the Huka Falls in action.



While in Hamilton the Sensation was my main internet device, I was able to email, chat, and browse the web - pretty much all the activities I usually do on my PC when at home.

Unfortunately just before travelling home, a cold front hit most of New Zealand and the morning of the trip back the car was frosted up. Nothing a bucket of water couldn't fix though.



Fortunately the weather fined up as we began to drive and I managed to get this amazing shot of the lake in Rotorua.



I think the only bad thing about travelling across the country is that you can't play on your phone while driving. Fortunately you can stop and take photos of the desert road after it's been snowing (see below for proof)





While the trip was enjoyable and the HTC Sensation made it even more so, I was definitely glad to get home (sorry, not posting pics of my home).

About the author:

Nick Gough (Lokhor) is a Lower Hutt born and bred geek. He works at Environmental Science and Research and is on his way towards becoming a Business Analyst. He lives with his fiance who gracefully puts up with his geeky hobbies. He loves gadgets; playing with them, hacking them, breaking and fixing them - he loves it all. Ever since he was young he enjoyed building computers and over clocking them. His first real Smartphone was the i9000 Galaxy S which he has thoroughly enjoyed despite any apparent flaws. Nick also enjoys gaming on PC, console and Android device. You can follow Nick via his twitter account @lokhor or his blog: http://ndmgough.blogspot.com.


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