Me can't afford
22 posts • joined 13 Jul 2007
Me can't afford
The sub-500g sector is getting more interesting!
I was thinking of getting Sony's 500g Vaio, but the Sharp is a third of the price and might just do the job!
I'd be interested to know how it can handle overtaking a juggernaut on the motorway in a strong sidewind.
What a profound lack of imagination the reviewer has.
This is a unique device, not just another PC or laptop. It will surely find new market niches. I imagine Simon Cowell might buy one for his fridge door.
This is a niche product with a declining future.
The coming trend will be for people to store all their music on their mobile phone and connect speakers wirelessly to the phone if they need to.
Current mobile memory cards can store 16GB, and 32GB is not far off.
That bowl of fruit looks awfully small compared with that slice of bread.
Has anyone got VOIP to work on a Nokia anyway? My Nokia E51 comes with Nokia's preferred VOIP app Gizmo preinstalled. But it's unusable, with awful sound quality and terrible latency (delay). Skype is the same on the E51.
> Ironic really, of the all the mobile platforms its the MS one that is most open :)
S60/Symbian is open source (or will be shortly). I can't see MS going open source for a while yet :)
It doesn't matter that Chrome does nothing new. The fact that it does it faster could make a big difference for some apps.
Some revolutions are due to quantitative changes rather than qualitative changes.
Although that remains to be seen in the case of Chrome, of course :)
My Nokia E51 works fine, unless I install stuff on it! Even Nokias own Internet Radio app rebooted my phone regularly until I kicked it out. Another radio app screwed up my address book, so I had to reinstall the whole phone software.
Do people really want installable native apps screwing up their phones? I don't think so.
Which really calls into question the whole idea of "smartphones". Feature phones are getter smarter all the time. And they run benign Java apps which rarely, if ever, crash a phone.
Even PCs are are "dumbing down" to become more reliable and user-friendly. Many of the simple cheap computers inspired by the EEE pc are aimed at the new paradigm of running all software "in the cloud" and installing only sandboxed "managed code" such as Java and Flash to run internet apps such as Google Docs.
Chrome has no keyboard shortcuts access my bookmarks.
So its IE for me still.
(FF is too slow to start up)
Still, I can't wait to see Chrome on my phone.
Java may still have a way to go, but its still the only real cross-platform game out there.
I have Java bus timetables from my local bus company on my phone. They work on just about anything.
And I know that Java's not going to crash my phone, unlike some native apps.
Even Nokia´s official radio player app reboots my brand new Nokia phone on a regular basis.
I depend on the internet for banking, paying bills, email, running my life in general.
You're saying that BT have the right to cut me off if my teenage son sends a song to his mates?
Asus can't make enough eee pcs to keep up with demand anyway, so tempting them to wait for a better product maybe stops them getting frustrated and buying a Macbook Air or something.
...an ultra-light laptop that is actually *cheaper* than a normal one!
1. Can I listen to BBC radio with it?
2. Can I access and listen to MP3s on my home network?
I want to listen while I'm taking a bath :)
Apple own the trademarks iMac, iPod and iPhone. I wonder if they'll accept someone calling their product IANUS?
So how does this fit in with - or compete with - the LiMo (Linux Mobile) Foundation?
I notice that ARM and Samsung are involved in both initiatives.
Does nnyone know what advantage will be gained by using Intel's chips instead of ARM chips?
And can anyone fathom out why Apple don't support Java for 3rd party apps on the iPhone?
In the light of this victory against the EU, let's start a campaign to go back to shillings and pence :).
Or even better, let's have the guineau as the official unit of currency.
Presumably the device is closed for 3rd party software developers like the iPhone.
Jonathan King's song sucks - so what's new?