15 posts • joined 6 Jun 2007
Re: It works...sometimes
TomTom use anonymised, aggregated data from all Vodafone subscribers, not just the SIM installed in TomTom units, so HD Traffic isn't dependent on a critical mass of sat navs being on the road.
This is what happens when you're a cheapskate.
This is about 10 kinds of awesome. Or maybe 12. I haven't decided yet.
My soundbite hell.
Home Office Minister Alan Campbell said: "Ecstasy can and does kill unpredictably.
I agree Alan, it's so much better to be killed predictably, e.g. by smoking or alcoholism.
I could tell you the launch date, but then I'd have to shoot you.
To the AC's
Re: battery Life
You're wrong. The battery life on the current firmware is epic. Only the (beta) firmware that Orange launched on 2 weeks prior to anyone else was an issue.
Re: RIM relay
The data is encrypted (either Triple-DES or AES) end to end (between BES and device), so there is NO chance of RIM accessing your data. It's been cleared for the US military/gov, and has UK CESG approval. It's certainly more secure than a mobile phone call (for example).
I would be very sad to meet you in the pub...
Yay, my claim to fame is that Prof Poliakoff used to be my inorganic chemistry tutor (16 years ago - gulp). Mad as a lorry. Absolute legend.
Let's spin it another way
How about: Personal Responsibility
Some people need to grow up, get a spine, and accept the consequences. "Hey, look mum, I'm watching telly in Portugal on my mobile. What's that? It's going to cost me more than £2.30? Shorely Shum Mishtake."
I would suggest there is a disconnect between what people "want", and what a corporate IT department will be prepared to deploy to its user community.
Apart from a small number of 'C' level execs - where anything goes, I cannot see a large scale iPhone deployment to a corporate in the UK anytime soon.
Actually, the other reason is to replace the ageing 8707 which also supports 3g and fulfills the remit when you need a device to operate in Japan and other far east countries that are 3g only.
Also, a number of users are using them as tethered modems as well.
Actually, it's Traffic Message Channel.
Friday pedantry over. :)
Iberico ham is the Shiznit.
Never mind sarnies, I had this for lunch on a recent trip to Spain, just served simply with some toasted amonds, a bit of manchego cheese, a few olives and some cold beer. Beautiful.
8820 is a go
Do keep up at the back, El Reg!
The 8820 (essentially an 8800 with integrated Wi-Fi), debuts in the UK on BT Mobile from next week.
Chris Bland is Chairman
Not the CEO. OK, enough pedantry for today
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