Done with the first week of school!

January 17, 2009

utpa1Well I just finished the first week of school.  It’s going to be a tough semester for sure.  My Interactive Systems/User Interface Design class is going to be a pain.  Hopefully the semester goes by really fast and I do well.  For those of you that don’t know, I’m a computer engineer major at the University of Texas Pan American.  I’m in my last year and can’t wait to get done with it!

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Mobility Today Giveaway

January 17, 2009

mobilitytodayDavid Ciccone over at Mobility Today is giving away over $10,000 in prizes to honor any followers of his website or podcast listeners.  Giveaways include cases, phones, and much more!

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Windows Mobile misses target

July 31, 2008

Microsoft sold more than 18 million Windows Mobile software licenses in its recently completed fiscal year – about 2 million short of its widely publicized 20 million-unit target – the senior vice president in charge of the business acknowledged Wednesday.

However, Microsoft was still able to increase Windows Mobile’s overall share of the worldwide mobile phone operating system market, despite increased competition from Apple’s iPhone, Research in Motion’s BlackBerry and others, said Andy Lees, senior vice president of the Redmond company’s Mobile Communications Business, in an interview. Read the rest of this entry »

Symbian to marry Google’s Android

July 29, 2008

Bangalore: Nokia’s open source mobile platform Symbian is just getting bigger. It will merge with Android, Google’s mobile device platform, which is also based on open source, to facilitate a single but larger open source operating system.

Analysts at J. Gold Associates say, “The merger will take place sometime in the near future, say three to six months.”

The move is considered unexpected as Android was about to launch its devices in late 2008, and Nokia announced in June that it would be moving Symbian towards open source, giving no clue of the two companies having any formal relationship that would come close to such a collaboration.

“But this is happening,” says J. Gold, because “A combination of the Android and Symbian efforts would be good for the industry, good for Google and good for Symbian.” And a handful of similar mergers are in the offing that includes Linksys and Belkin, Red Hat and Ubuntu, and Engadget and Gizmodo. Read the rest of this entry »

Agendus vs Pocket Informant

July 28, 2008

Well, I’ve been using Pocket Informant for several years now and have been quite happy with it’s performance.  It is a great solid application for Windows Mobile which adds enhanced performance and features that are not included with the default WM PIM.  So today, I decided to give Agendus a try and see how it compares to Pocket Informant.

Agendus for Windows Mobile has been designed from the ground up with one goal in mind: to bring order and piece of mind in the busy life of today’s windows mobile phone users. It accomplishes such goal by seamlessly unifying schedule, contact management and task organization in a homogeneous, straightforward and pleasant to use interface. Its out-of-the-box ready to use functionality is complemented by a variety of fine tuning options and preferences aimed at satisfying the novice as well as the power user audiences.

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Static continues for Apple’s iPhone debut

July 28, 2008

LOS ANGELES – Apple‘s experiencing serious Microsoft-type growing pains with its launch of the new iPhone that went on sale two weeks ago.

It’s not just that Apple can’t satisfy demand for the phones. A new, longer procedure to activate the iPhone is making the in-store buying process much longer and keeping customers waiting in line and fuming for hours.

“It’s a nightmare,” said Grace Ciurluini, in line at the Los Angeles Apple Store at The Grove shopping center Sunday. By 11:30 a.m., just 30 minutes after opening, the store had sold its allotment of iPhones for the day. A line of about 50 people was all it could handle. Apple reps closed the line to newcomers, telling them to return Monday between 8 and 10 a.m. for vouchers to get phones. Read the rest of this entry »

Verizon profit rises, but wireline disappoints

July 28, 2008

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N) posted a higher quarterly profit on strong wireless sales, but its shares fell on worries about its declining landlines and weaker-than-expected growth in its FiOS Internet and video service.

FiOS, delivered over a high-speed, all-fiber network, is a key part of Verizon‘s strategy to bolster its landline business and compete with cable companies’ all-in-one phone, video and Internet offerings.

Second-quarter profit rose to $1.88 billion, or 66 cents a share, from $1.68 billion, or 58 cents a share, a year earlier. Excluding items such as merger integration costs, earnings per share were 67 cents, beating the average analyst forecast for 64 cents a share, according to Reuters Estimates. Read the rest of this entry »