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Google Nexus One Phone and Creating an Android Exemplar

I saw so many posts about the new Google Nexus phone (I liked the one on TC, so I’m linking to that one) that I wanted to post my quick thoughts. In the interest of fair disclosure, I used to work at Google back in the day and know and respect a lot of the […]

Posted in: apple, Email, Gadgets & Handsets, google, mobileme, nuevasync

I’m Finally Giving Up on MobileMe

When I read Walt Mossberg’s revised review of MobileMe, I was really excited – it sounded like they had fixed many of the issues that had prevented me from using the product in the past. Alas, after two weeks of playing with MobileMe, I’m throwing in the towel. It’s not a bad product, it’s just […]

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My Search for the Best iPhone 3G Music Headset

I am a heavy iPhone user and I can’t get the factory issued iPhone earbuds to stay in my ear. I’ve spent the last few weeks trying out different headsets to figure out which ones might work better for me. I commute using public transportation at least 5 days a week, so the ideal headphones […]

Posted in: blackberry, Gadgets & Handsets

My Early Experiences with My Dash Express GPS Unit

I 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 […]

Posted in: blackberry, Email, facebook, Gadgets & Handsets, mobile, plaxo, social networking, web20

Facebook Ought to Own My Phone Address Book

I 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 […]

Posted in: blackberry, Business, Carriers, Gadgets & Handsets, iphone, mobile

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

I 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 […]

Posted in: blackberry, Carriers, Email, enterprise, Gadgets & Handsets, microsoft

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

Is 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 […]

Posted in: blackberry, blackberry curve, Gadgets & Handsets, iphone, Wireless Communications

Random Musings on Wireless Data from an iPhone Holdout

I’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 […]

Posted in: Gadgets & Handsets, geolocation, mobile, social networking, twitter

Why Mobile Social Networking Isn’t Working in the United States

With the public closure of Yahoo’s Mixd and various press articles about Twitter, Dodgeball, Loopt and other products that incorporate some kind of social networking or group communications for mobile phones, I have been doing some thinking about why mobile social networking and group communications haven’t taken off in the United States. The easy answer […]

Posted in: blackberry, Gadgets & Handsets

Blackberry 8800 vs. Blackberry Pearl – I Kept the Pearl

I 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 […]

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