A funny thing happened today. The Motorola Backflip appeared, unannounced at my door, with a note. It said something about a four week loan.
I was looking for one thing out of the Windows Phone 7 launch announcement. It wasn’t the phones, or the dates, or the prices, it was a commitment to updates. Frequent updates universal to devices and carriers.
In the fifth of their recent Android releases, Telecom are launching the super-weird looking Motorola Backflip. What does that keyboard do when its on the back of the phone?
That’s right. Priced at $999 and not even freely available yet, I’ve got two of these puppies to give away to you fullahs, and I’m not going to make it easy. I’m pretty desperate to keep one of these for myself, so if the entry quality isn’t up to scratch, then I’m not going to let it go.
I spoke to Close Up tonight about mobile prepaid data. Smartphones, iPads, and data sticks are incredibly popular, so what does it take to get a SIM card to connect these devices to the internet?
With the recent launch of Apple’s iPhone 4, it’s time to do a once-over of the current smartphone market in New Zealand to see if there are any pretenders to the throne. Today on TVNZ Breakfast I took a look at a few of the models available from local carriers.
Telecom have just announced that they’ll be carrying the Motorola Milestone for $999 from 1 July. Reviews of the device have been fairly positive, and I believe it has been rooted, for people that swing that way.
I seriously wonder at the decision making behind releasing something like TiVo, let alone TVNZ investing millions into it. It’s a fringe device at best, hobbled by ISP exclusivity, and with no point of difference other than the brand name. A back of the envelope calculation should be enough to pin that as a losing proposition from the outset.
Is net neutrality already dead in New Zealand, and if so, is that a good thing? With sweetheart deals popping up from all ISPs, what does the “new” net neutrality look like?
Does the new iPhone 3.1.2 unlock re-enable tethering on Telecom XT? Here’s hoping it’s easier than the current hack.