10 posts • joined Friday 4th April 2008 13:24 GMT
Not in China?
I have been in Beijing in the last two weeks and I saw so many iphones I assumed they were already on sale. You can certainly buy all the accessories over the counter in the main electrical shops. You can probably also buy an iphone in the Silk Alley, but I would not recommend it. Last person I know who bought an "igadget" there is now the proud owner of a nano which only plays the preloaded .wav files and has the laudable capcity of 10mb. Looks nice though!
Re IT angle - Gareth Williams
Well said Sarah I approve of your suitably Anglo Saxon response. Truth be told I mainly come to El Reg for the Odds and Sods section (I can't help being shallow I am both in Marketing and Management). If he needs an angle try the following:
1. Regularly used by El Reg for reconstructions, so can be argued it is hardware of a sort
2. I am sure Hans Beck owned a computer or used one once
3. Finally if he needs an angle, I suggest he prints the article off, folds it until it consists of the maximum number of angular corners and then inserts it into a suitable orifice upon his person.
Paris because I am sure she would enjoy particpating in option 3....
Facial injuries from a terrier? I have an image of a red eyed rabid Yorkshire terrier being hurled at passers-by, by it's equally evil owner. Either that or the devilish hound came upon the unwary whilst they slept on the ground.
Thank you - mines the one with a Training your dog by Barbara Woodhouse in one pocket and a hockey mask in the other
Sorry I am delayed in replying to the post
The train was twenty-two minutes late, badger ate a junction box at New Malden.
Please, please please do not remake this piece of history. Better they spend the money "remastering" the episodes for the HD generation.
They have ADDED the word "Police" to reduce the chance of the bras for saucy play? Ummm... if certain chaps (and ladies) get all overheated at thesight of someone in uniform, what will be the effect of Bras printed with the word Police on them be?
Mine's the one with the matching latex balaclava... I have removed the word gimp, since it prevents naughty thoughts in others
re: scandinavian cock ups
Working as I do for a Norwegian Group I think I can answer this question. Would you prefer them in date or value order.
Mine's the one made from whale skin with Kronors in the pocket Thanks.
got one - 7/10
I recently got given one for work and my personal phone is an iphone, so comparison is fair.
Funnily enough this seems the right combination. From an interface point of view I prefer the i-phone and the touch screen is far less fiddly than that of the Diamond, BUT....
What I want from a work phone is
1. Portability - diamond takes much much less pocket space
2. Functionality - Able to read and work on Microsoft docments a real plus without non-prop add ons. Also I do a lot of walking around strange towns (work related - please don't ask), so having GPS on board knocks my current 1.0 i-phone into a cocked hat
Personal opinion is they could have improved the touch screen interface, but otherwise a great little work phone. For a personal phone I would still go with the iphone though!
PS Biggest downside (which is not the phones fault) is the Norwegian OS I am stuck with - thanks procurement for that little gem.
Diamond Touch = i-phone killer ;)
Got a HTC Diamond Touch as a work phone last week - since then my personal i-phone has been languishing unloved in my bag. Only problem with my HTC is it is on a Norwegian contract which means I am stuck with an incomprehensible OS (my Norwegian is limited to Tak and Skol). Still the interface means I do not need to understand too much of what is written and the GPS section is in English. Best of all my music no longer belongs to itunes - I' m free!
Certainly not going to be upgrading to the i-phone 3G now.
Mine's the one with headphones dangling out of both pockets.
The Dutch Method
When travelling to Amsterdam from London Gatwick a few weeks ago I was standing behind a group of Dutch guys and Girls. When the security guard asked one of them to remove his shoes and belt he calmly responded he would be happy to. He duly removed shoes belt and then continued on until he was standing in his underwear; pausing only to neatly fold his trousers prior to placing them on the belt for the X-ray machine. To pass credit all around:
1. The security guards waved him through, rather than taking him to one side for a the obligatory cavity searches reserved for anyone daring to mock their authority
2. The guy had a remarkably ugly body, but carried the whole performance off with suitable gravitas
3. Two of the girls travelling in his Group offered to remove their clothes and bras (stating underwiring as a potential threat). Sadly the guards declined their kind offer
All around a bit of light entertainment in a normally hellish journey
@ anon coward
"Is Wacky Jacqui handy with a trowel?" Read this too fast and initial saw towel. Rapid sequence of images flooded my brain resulting in a keyboard that needs some serious vomit reduction therapy.