Monday, March 27, 2006

Experimenting with PSP

Having just received a PSP for evaluation on Friday - I've been putting it through its WiFi capability paces over the weekend, and signing on to the WPA encrypted WiFI network here at Unitec. So far I am pleasantly surprized. The PSP is quite easy to setup for WEP or WPA WiFi access, and the included (with software version 2.5+) web browser is rather nice. The RSS feed facility appears to currently only support streaming audio podcasts, but Sony are promising major updates to the PSPs RSS capabilities soon, and Flash playing compatibility too!

The biggest downfall is the clunkiness of text entry - which would make anything but the most rudimentary of Blog entries a chore. Hopefully someone will provide support for IR keyboard input (as there is no Bluetooth connectivity).

I'm also surprised at the number of 3rd party hacks available, and synchronizing software. My current favourite is PSPWare (for Mac & PC). More to come as I experiment...

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Vodafone plans broadband service | BUSINESS | NEWS |

Vodafone plans broadband service | BUSINESS | NEWS | "Vodafone says it may have the answer to New Zealand's internet speed woes with a plan to offer a third generation or 3G broadband service by the end of the year.

The company says the new service will be up to five times faster than its current second generation or 2G offering, with speeds of about 1.8 megabits per second, similar to that offered by rival Telecom.

But Vodafone says Nokia predicts those speeds could approach 14.4 megabits in a few years.

Vodafone New Zealand chief executive Russell Stanners says there's big growth potential for the new service which will provide broadband over the company's 3G mobile phone network.

Stanners believes Telecom's copper telephone wires into your home will become redundant and says broadband can be delivered effectively by mobile.

He admits Vodafone has been on the back foot in the mobile market against Telecom in recent quarters.

Meanwhile, Telecom says it plans to upgrade its third generation service next year with faster speeds than Vodafone of up to 2.4 megabits a second."

Well - its about time Vodafone & Telecom gave us realistic data pricing for 3G data - then it would be a viable alternative to ADSL broadband in NZ. Currently Vodafones 3G coverage is actually greater than Telecoms, even though Telecoms actual data speeds are higher, so I'd still go with Vodafone. Besides - what incentive does Telecom have in providing a good 3G service when they already monopolize and cramp ADSL broadband?!

(Via TVNZ News.)

Tuesday, March 07, 2006 "Social Bookmarking on Mobile devices!"

Cool - a free way to use your Delicious bookmarks on your Mobile device - and its FREE! The system uses mtag to indicate mobile bookmarks, and harnesses the power of Google Mobile. I'll have to give it a try soon!

Thursday, March 02, 2006

A quick test of setup on Abilon on a PC - hooking into BloggerPost from Abilon on PC

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Macworld: News: Sony Ericsson unwraps 3.2-megapixel blogging phone

Macworld: News: Sony Ericsson unwraps 3.2-megapixel blogging phone: "Users of the new K800 and K790 phones that don%u2019t already have a blog can set one up over the phone. They%u2019ll be able to take photos with the camera and then easily add them to their blogs, according to Sony Ericsson. Blogger is an online tool hosted by Google that lets people create and manage blogs for free."

Apparently all of the next release of sonyericsson phones (including the K610) will include a blogger client!

(Via .)