Economics of computing devices

I have been observing that as smartphones are becoming smarter, they are also becoming more expensive, there have been a segment that have also entered the market once fill by feature, or dumb phones, but they are almost designed to entice you upgrade to the more expensive and glamorious models. At the same time, laptops, […]

My new Sony PRS-T1 eBook reader

As I was using my old Android pad mostly as a ebook reader, when it became obsolete, OS wise (about the day after I bought it) I went looking for a cheap/inexpensive ebook reader. I only real requirement was to be more or less open, and I had a handful of EPUB formatted ebooks already. […]

The rise of the Smart Watch

With all of the talk about the iWatch from Apple, and every other vendor plus Dog announcing a smart watch. I thought I’d jump in and examine an apparently Failed smart watch. The Sony Ericsson LIVE VIEW Now this device was generally panned by the media, partly because it was breaking new ground, and partly […]

Android WEP/WPA useless login features

I have come to the conclusion that if Android encounters a WiFi point that does not have WEP/WPA security, but instead, uses some corney web based HTML login code or password, Android goes bonkers. Because Android is a very connected OS, the first thing that it tries to do on receipt of an IP address, […]

Froyo for the CnM Touchpad II

I took the plunge and re-imaged my Cnm Touchpad II up to Froyo (Android 2.2.1) , And after the second try, it installed, after sweating bullets. And not only is it pretty, it’s faster, and I (after some efforts) now have the Android market. Mind you the CnM Touchpad II is NOT the intended target […]

My new Android Laptop

With the addition of a 20€ keyboard/case from Amazon my El-Cheapo 7″ Android Pad becomes a Laptop. And while the keyboard is small, it’s faster and more accurate to type on than the slightly too sensitive resistive touch screen on the pad. It really does transform the Android ‘experience’, highly recommended.

If you Love/Hate Nokia read this

Will the Real Stephen Elop, Please Stand Up? I couldn’t on my best day, speak to this better than this article. If anything it should speak to any CEO/CFO/CTO that arrogantly enters a new company environment with preconceived notions of what strategy should be applied to their new positions. So this article isn’t just about […]

Kindle as the fire of Fahrenheit 451

In the science fiction book Fahrenheit 451 I often wondered what the catalyst was. In the current age, that has become apparent, control, with government leaders demanding ‘controls’ over the Internet, and most other communications media the books presented in the Novel are information. However, there is another aspect of books which in this age […]

The CnM Touchpad II – as a practical Pad

In my previous posting, I mentioned all the things this pad can’t or rather doesn’t do. To make this all balanced, I will put what it can do, into perspective. For Instance, at a cost approximately the same as a Amazon Kindle You still get The Kindle eBook market. … but then you get; A […]

New Toy – CnM Touchpad II

Ok, lets name all the things this new Android pad isn’t No Camera’s either front nor back, First almost ALL pads have terrible cameras, making them almost useless, and the Facetime crowd is a passing fad, besides I have video Skype on my Nokia N900 No 3G wireless internet It does support 3G Dongles, which […]

Internet Pads everywhere

This article about a possible ARM-based Nokia tablet to come in the fourth quarter? And the author mentions that the Nokia Tablet MAY run Windows 7 Can you imagine? Nokia management shipping yet another OS on their equipment? I think this is grounds to fire everyone at Nokia from the VP’s on up, and replace […]

I love Graphics

While Apple is claiming to be the number one provider of wireless devices, this chart show a different story. Apple might have 49.5% of the mobile internet traffic in the U.S., it only has 12% of the world wide smart phone market.

An Idiot talks about the Nokia N900

While most of what this guy said is short sighted and generally idiotic it did touch on something I agree with But the fact is that by the time the M900 hits store shelves, it will be competing with not only Apple’s iPhone, Palm’s Pre and Research in Motion’s second take at the Storm, but […]

More Nokia N900 Slippage, Shit!

I’m saddened and disappointed to report that Amazon has reported another Nokia N900 shipping delay. “Nokia N900 Mobile Computer with Maemo 5 Software” Estimated arrival date: December 03 2009 – December 09 2009 That places the Nokia N900 dangerously close to a Vaporware classification. And moves the Nokia release date to the very end of […]

Smartphones, thick as Flies!

Well if anything, you can’t say there there are too few choices in the Smartphone arena. Joining in the iPhone , Rim, Palm Pre , Windows Mobile firefight, there are now Maemo and LiMo. The later two (Maemo and LoMo) are entering the market just as there is an Android explosion of new phones. And […]