Opinion - Who would have thought that Ronald McDonald
would have the fastest Internet in town? As I type this blog, I’m
uploading at a decent 50 kilobytes per second, popping my email, eating
a Big Mac and unfortunately getting eaten alive by mosquitoes in
Pattaya Thailand. While the Internet speeds now may seem decent, the
story was much different earlier in the day.
Motorola announced today that it will spin off into two separate publicly traded companies - one for its mobile phone division and one for its other operations, like broadband and TV. It did not announce what new name or names will be used when Motorola splits into two companies. The firm currently refers to the two operations as the "Mobile Devices" unit and its "Boradband & Mobility Solutions" unit. Most of Motorola's work outside the mobile phone sector deals with corporate and government products/services.
The trend of touch-screen mobile phones is getting bigger everyday. Samsung today launched its latest iPhone competitor, the Anycall Haptic handset, which combines a complete touch-screen interface with standard phone buttons. Samsung said this device is unique in the kind of touch-sensitive technology it uses. The phone is able to simulate various sensations of using traditional electronic controls. For example, when moving your finger on the screen to change the volume, it will feel like you are turning an old-school volume knob, says Samsung.
Opinion - American mobile phone buyers endure pushy sales
people, multi-year contracts and high prices, but it’s a completely
different story in Thailand and the rest of the civilized world. Here
cash is king and I’ve just snagged a nice Samsung E250 phone, case and
SIM card for a mere $138. But even more amazing is the time it took –
or, more accurately, didn’t take.
Dell is hitting back at reports that its solid state
drive laptops are experiencing 20-30% return rates. According
to Lionel Menchaca, Dell's Chief Blogger, return rates of those laptops
are much lower than those published by Avian Securities. Menchaca adds
that media reports have “no basis in reality”.
As some of you know, I actually like the Macbook Air but found the
Lenovo ThinkPad X300 to be a vastly more useful product in the class.
I’m one of the few folks that have been using an early version of the
HTC Shift , a smaller screened ultra light tablet with a keyboard and a
touch screen which is superior to both offerings in some ways and just
released on Amazon.com for $1500 (someone screwed up, this wasn’t
supposed to happen until next week). This got me thinking: The perfect
next generation ultra-sexy notebook should be a blend of all three
Living in the fast lane these days usually
means toting a laptop through TSA screening lines and into hotels. But
how do you keep those important computers clean and cool? We review a
few inexpensive products that promise to keep your laptop and your lap
in top condition.
Adobe announced late Sunday that Microsoft has licensed its Flash
Player runtime for the Internet Explorer Mobile browser as well as
Reader LE to display PDF documents on Windows Mobile-based phones.
According to the announcement, both products will be made available to
OEMs who license Microsoft’s Windows Mobile software.