Archive for the ‘blackberry’ Category

My Early Experiences with My Dash Express GPS Unit

TweetI was one of the beta testers for the Dash Express GPS unit, a very cool GPS unit from Dash Navigation that includes a Wi-Fi radio, a GPRS radio, and all of the features you’ve come to know and love from modern GPS units. This is the first and only GPS unit I’ve ever owned […]

Facebook Ought to Own My Phone Address Book

TweetI have been playing with the Facebook app on my Blackberry a lot lately and I really do like it. If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, you know I’m obsessed with address books and email, particularly the concept of the evergreen address book. To date, the best solution I have is to treat […]

Thoughts on "Mobile Web: So Close Yet So Far – New York Times” in the Sunday NYT

TweetI read this article (apparently I was late to the blogosphere party on this one) Mobile Web: So Close Yet So Far – New York Times in the Sunday NYT and I wasn’t really sure why this was news. As far as I can tell, the basic thrust of the article is that the mobile […]

Note to Microsoft – Don’t Buy RIM (You’ll Kill My Favorite Device)

TweetIs Microsoft really going to buy RIM? Should they? As a gadgeteer, I can say this – Windows Mobile is absolutely the last OS I’d want on any mobile device these days. Having briefly owned a Moto Q and a few other Windows Mobile devices, that OS has a long way to go to be […]

The Motorola Q is No Blackberry

TweetSo I have spent the last two frustrating days trying to get my arms around the Motorola Q from Verizon. I am probably going to become a Verizon sub fairly soon and they sadly don’t offer the Curve. I can understand a device that doesn’t do everything well – that’s a lot to ask. But […]

Best Article I’ve Read on Palm in a Long Time (Good Work, Engadget)

TweetIn one post, the team over at Engadget just summed up all of my thoughts about the Treo. I am really into phones and gadgets and I have relegated the Treo to the also-ran category as of about two years ago. I would love to see Palm reinvigorate this brand and do something interesting in […]

Random Musings on Wireless Data from an iPhone Holdout

TweetI’ve been traveling for vacation the last week or so and have had to rely on my Blackberry as my primary means of communication. As I’ve been using it more and more, I’m realizing how much the mobile data experience is still an early adopter phenom and am becoming more skeptical that it will change […]

Telenav GPS for Cingular Pearl

TweetOut of the blue, an icon for Telenav’s mapping and navigation product showed up on my Pearl. I don’t remember downloading it or requesting it over the air. I’m planning to test it out. Anyone else have the same thing happen? Tweet

Early Experiences Using Simulscribe – I Really Like It

TweetEvery now and then I find a service which, despite the pains of getting it configured, delivers immediate “ah ha” value from the first few times you use it. I have been using Simulscribe for about a day now and I think it’s great. Simulscribe’s basic value proposition is very simple. If someone calls you […]

Blackberry 8800 vs. Blackberry Pearl – I Kept the Pearl

TweetI finally got around to visiting a Cingular store that actually had a Blackberry 8800 in stock. Normall I expect to be so entranced by a new Blackberry that I buy it on the spot. I went into the Cingular store with every expectation of wanting to buy the 8800. After taking it out of […]