Browsing All posts tagged under »mobile«

Why I’ll be keeping my Blackberry for now.

July 12, 2008


After this weekend, I’ll be relinquishing the new 3G iPhone to the rest of the Shiftworkers, for it’s actual purpose: development testing for mobile web sites and apps. So now that I’ve declared myself a fan of the iPhone, why will I be keeping my Blackberry Pearl? Because the Blackberry is a better phone and […]

The iPhone 3G really is that good.

July 12, 2008


I was the first in line at Auckland’s Queen St Vodafone store on Friday morning. I know the hardcore were there for the 12:01 opening, but I was happier to queue in double-digit temperatures. The new iPhone is bloody good. While it’s wider and taller than my Blackberry Pearl, it’s slightly slimmer. I know it’s […]

SMS – most expensive data plan on earth?

June 18, 2008


I was just talking to Ross about the connection plans he saw in his recent trip to Japan; things like USD49/month for unlimited mobile voice and data at 7.2 Mbps. And they’ll throw in free ADSL too. I pointed out that I’d happily use my Vodem for the majority of my surfing, if the charges […]

Opera on Blackberry: disappointment

May 21, 2008


I’ve been using Opera Mini 4.1 on my Blackberry for a couple of weeks now, and it’s a great browser, with support for plenty of advanced browser features, fantastic mobile-enhanced page rendering and a transparent proxy solution that makes 2.5G browsing bearable. But the browser suffers from its lack of integration with its host operating […]

Vodafone’s mobile spam

February 23, 2008


My wife receives weekly MMS messages from Vodafone. She doesn’t recall opting in to the messages. And after scouring and searching the Vodafone website, we can’t figure out how to stop them coming. Here’s a typical message: Saturday 23 February=============== Vodafone Rock The Park returns to Auckland for a day of free l ive music! […]

Google Wireless Transcoder

February 16, 2008


When I first started using Gmail on a mobile handset, I noticed that Google reworked any websites linked to from my emails, adapting them to work better on my phone. A bit of investigation turned up a name for this feature: Google Wireless Transcoder (or GWT, not to be confused with Google’s other GWT) You […]

RSS and mobile phones — a perfect match

February 16, 2008


Until now, I’ve never been a huge user of RSS reader applications. I’ve got a Google Reader account, but it’s never become a part of my everyday habits as an infovore. I’ve always been able to relate to the vast majority of onlien users who don’t understand what RSS is — of don’t care. But […]