Sunday, 22 November 2009

Google Chrome OS

It is easy to see how one day we will all have portables like the Nokia N900, and will be connected to our own portal without the need to have any software in our devices.
in reference to:

"Google has announced details of its new operating system, Google Chrome OS on Wednesday outlining what the new OS will offer."
- Google Chrome OS detailed - Pocket-lint (view on Google Sidewiki)

Nokia N900

I have decided that this new device from Nokia really represents a new approach to mobiles, laptops and everything imbetween.

For so long we have all struggled with Blackberrys and Windows based phones to get info on the web without being stuck behind a desk. I have bad eye-sight, and it is so much easier to bring keyboards closer to your face. Coupled with the fact that I have a bad right hand, typing is tiresome.

So thumb typing devices are great. And it looks like Nokia N900 with all its glorious specs on the browser and so much more could just be the ticket. I am waiting for its release sometime in the first week of Dec if Expansys is to be believed.

in reference to: Nokia N900 - Full phone specifications (view on Google Sidewiki)

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Blackberry Bold 9700 Onyx wins

The Bold 2 is so much smaller in every way, but still tough.

It is a mere coincidence, that my annual upgrade for my mobile contract on Vodafone Business (an impeccable service), happens when there are usually quite a bunch of phones, positioning themselves ahead of the Christmas celebrations.

This time I intended to find the best phone that could take over my Blackberry Bold. I was really bored with it. I have three browsers running on it and a plethora of other business and comminication apps. I do a lot with this device. It does post to the web all the news on my so many twitter, blogger, and all those forums, not to mention the comments on the various news sites.

Something I posted a lot about last year, namely cut and paste, has finally been attempted with the touch phones such as iphone and storm, but it really does not compare in tactile accuracy of the likes of Bold. Their new versions still lack all the editing functions a word processor plus traditional keyboard system have. Can you remember the days when there was no touch no mouse and we used to scroll the cursor to find a position to start the copy and then put your finger on the shift key and shade exactly the sentence you wanted. Then we had the ctrl function put in and the whole sentence was selected. You know from a mobile phone's perspective that would be so cool. So I think that the touch phones are all barking up the wrong trees.

So I was really disappointed with the new storm 2 and I even tried the Tattoo which failed from not handling multiple email editing and the LG GM 750 with its optical pointer. Their petty integration with Twitter and Facebook do not really give you the editing functions required for writing.

Here I am writing with the smaller lighter brighter faster bold 2. Well done to the Canadians. This phone is the King of communications. It is not a toy. Want a toy buy an iphone. As a person who sells all these gadgets every day I know the pain with PCs to laptops to netbook, you name it I have used.

Ask me to type something and I will whip out my new Blackberry Bold 9700 Onyx, and I can write anything with my poor eye sight and useless finger coordination. I am watching TV, and I can pull it out and it is done. It wins hands down again.

And finally before I forget, there are two musts. One the browser which is better, but I still prefer using Bolt, secondly use Google Sync on it to update your contacts and calendar. There is this very cool search by voice that works with your GPS. So the apps are growing.