December 20, 2005
Om Malik is wondering just how much speed we need when it comes to broadband.
After years of being stuck in the slow lane, the US consumers are finally going to get a massive speed upgrade and taste the true broadband for the first time. From a 512 Kbps world to 6 Mbps, then 8 and soon 15 MbpsÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. it seems the future has finally arrived. And with that, the questionÃ¢â‚¬Â¦. how much speed is enough? Can we the consumers really tell the difference between 15 and 30 Mbps? Or is it just a way for the broadband operators to get us to pay moreÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ for something which we might use less.
After a couple of months on Verizon’s FIOS service (coming from Comcast), I have to say that I agree — to a point — with Om’s position.
June 13, 2005
The kind folks at Proporta gave me the opportunity recently to look at a couple of their new cases for the Treo 650.
The first one up is their Alu-Leather Flip Case for the Treo 600/650.
The Alu-Leather is a rather odd duck of a case—it’s a leather flip case, with an inner sheet of heavy aluminum for added protection right over the display. It’s kind of like having a bit of the protection of an aluminum case, without all of the clanking.
I’ve never been terribly fond of flip-cases for phones—I can’t see who is calling without opening it, and when I’m talking, the flip cover is usually flapping around in my way.
So, I started out a little prejudiced against this style of case, but I wanted to give it an honest try. I’m suprised at how much I ended up liking it.
March 24, 2005
Something for ya Friday, yo…
(wow—this was his second draft, even…)
March 16, 2005
One application I hadn’t thought of until I started playing with the Treo 650 was online directory assistance. That is, until I ran into Rick Whitt’s great freeware application, “Directory Assistant”
Directory Assistant (“DA”) is a nifty little application that should work on most any Palm OS device with wireless Internet access. Since the Treo has a built-in thumboard and DA supports the Treo’s 5-way navigation button, it’s a natural for the 650.