Tuesday, September 6, 2005

Tit for tat

I am a little bored now. Can't be arsed to update my blog for the next couple of days.

My PDA mobile is dying too. Damn HTC crappy product. Need to send for repair.

Some good news though. It is that time of the year again - to choose what mobile my service provider is willing to hand over for free. Priority is a smartphone device so I can use MetrO for tube/underground/railway/bus journey planning. TomTom too. But not so important. But I wouldn't mind the W800i as long as it is free.

o2 XDA Exec out next month. Saw one today (T-Mob version) and it is huge! 285g is almost like carrying 2 1/2 mobile! Anybody wants this has to invest in a bluetooth headset. Gaming support looks to be quite poor too with its odd button layout.

If there is one company I promised never to deal business with, it would be Dell, due to historical experience owning Dell notebooks (in my case) hasn't been fun. The keys from my old Inspiron 7000 kept popping out and the 8100 isn't any better. I won't go into a whole rant about their notebook's lack of quality because it will require more than this blog to do so.

But after reading up and checking out the latest price, the old Axim X50v would soon me mine. I know it would be a HTC product (can't do anything about it - they monopolised the PDA market) but this product has been out for a year now. Any jinks surely would be ironed out by now. On the other hand my broken mobile was only two weeks old when I ordered it.

Regret? Maybe 'cause of the brand name but they (Dell) will be offering Windows Mobile 5.0 upgrade. And I need WiFi now. I know I cheapened WiFi's usefulness in the past (mainly due to London's inability to provide cheap and cheerful connections), but my household recently got WiFi'ed and we are sharing a BT broadband connection. Getting a WiFi'ed portable device will help with my international phone calls (I do not like to use Skype on PC to make phone calls) to my parents in Malaysia.

Oh, after fixing my mobile, it would be going to Jennifer. She is fedup with PalmOS's stagnating platform and will be joining the dark side*. Anyone interested in a used Palm Tungsten T3?

* Don't get me wrong. I still love the PalmOS platform. But where the bloody hell is Cobalt???

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Haven't been following the Malaysian "blogosphere" for some time. Fired up PetalingStreet today and through a couple of links found the following:

1. Blogging queen disses city.
2. Damage control! Damage control!
3. Brit expat defends city and insults the prima donna.
4. Girl wondering why nobody is defending her, orders posse to spam blog in question.
5. Malaysia's resident angmoh fires back.

Funny how the most ridiculous comments (from either side) are made by anonymous people.

Do enjoy.

2 comments:

Kat said...

lol... I spent the better part of my afternoon reading about this. I missed out on so much fun. Heh.

Jon said...

Glad you are back.