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"Wherever I am, my laptop is with me, and if it's turned on, it's on the Net
unless I'm out of WiFi range. It has an excellent screen for looking at
pictures and is a fine music box."
This simple truth is at the heart of XML pioneer Tim Bray's personal decision
to steer clear of PDAs or the Blackberry. (The italics are ours.)
"Of course," he blogged on Tuesday, "there are lots of times when the
computer isn't on: when I'm walking, or in a car, or shopping. Of course, I'd
still like to be connected some of those times. To be precise, I'd like to be
connected by voice; what I need is a good old-fashioned telephone."
"What I Need, and Don't
So, I need a mobile device that is a phone, and I also always have a camera
so if the two were one, that would be OK. It would be nice to be abl... (more)
(November 6, 2003) - The head of Microsoft's Mobile Devices division, Juha
Christensen, is leaving the company, sparking rumors that the company's
mobile initiatives may have encountered a speed bump or two.
Juha Christensen, a Danish national, was a cofounder of Symbian, Microsoft's
mobile market rival, but he left Symbian to join Microsoft four years ago,
where he was responsible for the launch of Windows mobile software products.
Christensen will leave Microsoft on December 1, to start his own San
Francisco Bay-area mobile devices services company. Christensen's departure,
Intel apresenta Rosedale, seu primeiro chip WiMAX
SÃO PAULO - A Intel começa a comercializar a partir de hoje seu chip
Rosedale, uma solução integrada de custo reduzido para conexões de banda
larga sem fio WiMAX, que têm alcance de alguns quilômetros.
O WiMAX é o próximo estágio do Wi-Fi, e pretende tornar possível a
criação de hotspots que cubram cidades inteiras e prover acesso de banda
larga a locais distantes das redes de cabos telefônicos.
Segundo a Intel, alguns fabricantes já anunciaram que usarão o chip em seus
produtos. São eles: Airspan, Alvarion, Aperto Networks, Axxcele... (more)
"Unwiring San Francisco is a way for Google to support our local Bay Area
community. It is also an opportunity to make San Francisco a test-ground for
new location-based applications and services that enable people to find
relevant information exactly when and where they need it," said Google
spokesman Nate Tyler as he confirmed that Google has put in a proposal to
provide free Wi-Fi access to San Francisco's 800,000 users.
"Google WiFi" in San Francisco would only become a reality if Google's
proposal is picked by the city in preference to the ten or so others
According to Reuters reports, within the next few days Yahoo! will enable
free PC-to-PC voice calling between Yahoo! users, using VoIP-based technology
developed by a team from Dialpad, which Yahoo! acquired last year.
The new service, Reuters notes, will be available in 180 countries - though
whether Yahoo! will succeed in this bold bid to play catch-up with Skype (now
a subsidiary of eBay) is difficult to gauge.
Customers who sign up for Yahoo!'s "Phone Out" service will apparently be
able to call the US for just a penny a minute. Calls to thirty-plus countries
including Argentin... (more)