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Unlimited but Useless

Saturday, 2 August, 2008

Mobile data was one of the coolest things that came with GSM: I could connect a serial cable to my Nokia 5110 and get ISDN connectivity everywhere. It was billed at one cent per second and ran at about 9600 bits per second. Now most GSM and UMTS handsets can run a PPP server to […]

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On the iPhone

Monday, 8 October, 2007

Well, since everyone else seems to have an opinion on it, I may as well, too. First up, I wouldn’t buy one, for a number of reasons: I like having a mechanical keypad – say what you like, but you can’t use a virtual keypad without looking at it. I like being able to use […]

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Who’s the Jackass?

Wednesday, 11 July, 2007

Well, John Gruber is at it again. This time, he’s calling MSNBC’s Bob Sullivan a jackass over this article about the iPhone’s battery performance. It all stems from this fragment in the iPhone specs: A properly maintained iPhone battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity after 400 full charge and […]

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Adventures with Sony Ericsson

Wednesday, 20 July, 2005

A couple of months ago I bought a new 3G mobile phone. I replaced my NEC e616 with a brand new Sony Ericsson Z800i. I was really looking forward to getting away from the problems I’d had with the e616, but the more I use the Z800i, the more I realise how great the e616 […]

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