Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sony: PR people on Crack.

Anything I could say about this is just unnecessary.

Barcelona, Spain - 10th February 2008 -Today marked the launch of XPERIATM and a new era in mobile communications with the announcement of the XPERIA™ X1, a stand-out, arc slider phone from Sony Ericsson designed to address the growing need for a premium, converged mobile experience.

The XPERIATM X1 combines a 3-inch clear wide VGA display and a full QWERTY keyboard within a quality metal-finish body. With Windows Mobile® inside, the XPERIA™ X1 lets you choose from a dynamic range of activities at anytime and anywhere; from enjoying your favourite entertainment content to working efficiently on-the-move. Access a world of experiences simply by touching the XPERIA™ panel on the screen.

"XPERIA™ represents the first brand that is truly borne from within Sony Ericsson. It represents our vision for a premium, energised communication experience," said Dee Dutta, Head of Marketing, Sony Ericsson. "This launch, and the announcement of the X1, further strengthens the overall Sony Ericsson brand and places us at the forefront of mobile convergence."

(via Gizmodo)

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Saturday, February 9, 2008

My American Friends.

Ok there's an amount of good old American Cheese contained herein, it's too long (as a video, not as a speech), and it still might not help defeat the hillaryzilla. The message is spot on though, and it makes me wish I could vote in the US election. If you can, you know what you have to do.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I don't know whether to laugh or cry

The HEMA - online winkelen is obviously a joke (though the folks at the Register don't seem to get it), but it's one of those jokes that might only be funny if you're Dutch. And a Web Designer. And on drugs. Or if you were a big fan of Mousetrap.

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Portable Hotspot

Connect your laptop to internet easily using your mobile phone's internet connection.

-- JoikuSpot is free
-- JoikuSpot turns Nokia Smartphone to a Wi-Fi HotSpot
-- 1-click SMS download from

JoikuSpot is software based, no hardware or cables needed.
Recommended use with unlimited mobile data plans.

I'd almost buy a N95 to use this. Maybe I should investigate a second-hand N80. Is there a small, wifi-equipped S60 phone that doesn't suck? I'd be leaving it in my bag as a hotspot for my iPod touch whatever.

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Tuesday, February 5, 2008

The platform just gets better.

Apple Adds New iPhone & iPod touch Models:
“For some users, there’s never enough memory,” said Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide iPod and iPhone Product Marketing. “Now people can enjoy even more of their music, photos and videos on the most revolutionary mobile phone and best Wi-Fi mobile device in the world.”

No fuss, no song-and-dance, just a press release and more memory to hold your TV shows and all those third-party apps that be-a-comin'. Contrast this with Nokia putting 8GB in the N95, and practically relaunching the damn thing. I wouldn't mind so much if the black N95 had fixed the shitty buttons. And if we needed telling again, the iPod is now a Wi-Fi mobile device rather than an mp3 player. Oh, and the average price just went up. Weren't Apple supposed to be getting squeezed by low-cost commodity players by now?

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Friday, February 1, 2008

Sleep with dogs, wake up with fleas.

BBC NEWS | World | Americas | Colombian drugs lord found dead:
Colombia's most-wanted drugs baron has been found dead in a holiday cabin in the Venezuelan city of Merida.
Officials confirmed the body is that of Wilber Varela, alias "Soap", a man with a long and bloody history as leader of the Norte del Valle drug cartel.

While Varela had a $5m bounty from the US on his head, the evidence suggests he was killed by his own men.

Couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

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I can't see this working

That's Noah as in "nooooo... arrggghh" then?

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