Windows Phone 7 For All

Brian in Gadgets | 0 Comments July 22, 2010

As has already been reported many times, Microsoft is giving each of its 80,000 employees a Windows Phone 7 device at launch.  As a long time Windows Mobile user (and Pocket PC Phone, Pocket PC and Palm-Sized PC user – man has this technology had a lot of names) I’m excited to see Microsoft aggressively re-entering the phone space.  I hope it can compete with the iPhone and Android phones and from what I’ve seen of devices and read in early reviews, Windows Phone will be strong competition.


Convergence? When?

Brian in Gadgets | 1 Comments May 12, 2003

I love my PocketPC. I wish it had a cell phone in it so I could have a single device. Why not buy a PPC Phone Addition? I just don't think this device is ready yet. The current hardware for PPC Phone Edition is two years behind the current curve: only 32MB of Ram, a reflective screen, no Bluetooth, no WiFi. I won't buy another PPC until it has the following specs:

  • 64MB Ram
  • Transflective screen
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi
  • GPRS
  • GSM World

Why these specs? The first two just cover what "current" PPC units have. I want Bluetooth for a headset so I don't have to have some nappy proprietary headphone / headset jack. I want a simple normal headphone jack, and support for Bluetooth headsets. Why WiFi when the device has GPRS? Because, silly, I shouldn't have to pay for GPRS bandwidth when I'm at work, at home, or hell, at Starbucks.