Posts Tagged ‘Communications’

#HTC 1 – An #iPhone Killer?

July 12th, 2010 Comments off

Most other smart-phones look like a student design project when compared tot he iPhone. Here’s a student design project that could be a iPhone killer. Taking gorgeous to the next level it wins on looks alone but as we all know a pretty face does not a winner make.

design fabulous: HTC 1.


#Palm Prices Plummet – No #iPhone Killer Here

January 22nd, 2010 Comments off

When your price collapses this quickly you know you’re not an iPhone killer.  A few short months after their well accepted launch, the Palm Pre family of smartphones are hitting the bargain bin with a thud.

Verizon is n a price cutting spree for sure but now the Pre is up on a buy 1 get 1 free deal.  Not the ld Pre, but the new Plus models.  Given the buzz at launch you’d have thought that these puppies would have held their price longer.

the iPhone shrugs…

Verizon Confirms Pre Plus and Pixi Plus Costs, Buy One Get One Free Offer – Palm pre plus verizon – Gizmodo.


Do Androids Dream of Electric Donuts? #android #smartphone #tech

July 25th, 2009 Comments off

Our Friends over at Giz’ have a nice piece on the latest incarnation of Android smartphone OS (as opposed to the Android fictional netbook OS).

What leaps at out me is that all the “gee whiz” features are things that the iPhone has had since 3.0 if not earlier.  I’m at a loss to understand the excitement over Android.  It’s not ground breaking. It doesn’t have the ease of use of iPhone OS X and it seems that all it’s hopeful of doing is replacing the truly hideous WinMob garbage from our friends in the inspiration and innovation starved North West.

It’s kind of the Linux of smartphone operating systems.  Everybody’s talking about it but nobody is really using it.  Like the Zune, I’ve still yet to see one being used on the street (maybe I just don’t get out enough).

So whether it’s a Donut or a Cupcake, I still ain’t buying it.



The day Twitter turned into a killer #iranelection #twitter

June 20th, 2009 Comments off

Twitter LogoWith Iran exploding under their noses the major news networks (in the US at least) were powerless to do little but sit back and watch it happen.  With the activities of their correspondents cut short by the Iranian government all the likes of CNN could do was turn to social networking for its information. Read more…


Android 1 and half ships!

April 27th, 2009 Comments off

YEAH! Android 1.5 SDK shipped! Oh… What’s that you say?? Yawn? Well I guess some folks are excited but I must admit that I’m finding hard to be thrilled. They say they’ve sold 1 million ofthesephones but I’ve yet to see one being used in public. Maybe I’d have better luck if I wasn’t such a hermit.

Android Developers Blog: Android 1.5 is here! .