Posts in SmartPhones
New firmware for PPC-6700

Just as I was polishing off my review of the PPC-6700, I stumbled across a forum post that announced that Sprint had finally made a new firmware available for the device. After reading what was included, I can't release my review as-is.

I had a few gripes which seem to be fixed out-right by the new firmware, so I'm going to spend a week with the update and see how it changes my view of the device. I'm still very happy with it, and hopefully I'll be even more happy with it next week.

So, those of you who have the Sprint PPC-6700, go login to your sprint account and go to 'Phone Details' then 'Software Download', select 'Windows CE' as your OS, and the upgrade application should be the first link. Make sure to use your USB cable to install the update, Bluetooth connections are too finicky for such a major transfer.

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EVDO Rocks!

I'm sorry I've been a little busy lately. I really have been thinking hard about TabletPCs, SageTV, and smartphones though. I haven't forgotten about you. In fact, I have been thinking SO much about you all, that I decided to take one for the team and make the switch from my Treo 600 to the new PPC-6700. I've only had a few minutes to play with it, but the first thing I decided to do is test out how fast EVDO was really going to be. After hearing all the hype I was a little worried I would be dissapointed, I was definitly not:

I know it's blurry, but my crappy Treo 600 camera was all I have at the moment. If you can't read it, it says: "1028kbps". Seriously!?! Over 1 megabit per second wirelessly!?!

I think I'm going to have fun with this thing. ;)

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Site issues & X41 Tablet update

I apologize. My site has been experiencing some issues with it's database server. I'm currently talking with my web host to get these problems ironed out, as it seems that my database server is the same as their own database server, so I'm inclined to think they want to fix it soon. In the mean-time, I'm taking a look into some wordpress caching plugins to take the load off the server and to keep the site working without the database connection. The downside of this is that I won't be able to keep track of how my site is performing with my stats program. Any wordpress gurus out there have suggestions? With that out of the way, I thought I'd post an update about my X41 Tablet PC order - it's back-ordered, and currently showing a July 19th ship date. This is getting dangerously close to my wedding date of August 6th, so unless I get it about a week before I leave for Tahiti, odds are I won't be able to play with it until the end of August - which would be torture.

I'm also working on some posts about and using it to stream your TV recordings to anywhere in the world, using Meedio and DVD Profiler to setup a cool database for your DVD collection, and compressing your recordings for consumption on your Palm OS device using MMPlayer. The first of these should be finished in a couple of days, so keep an eye out.

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...and an RSS to go

RSS - pretty much anybody who reads more than 1 or 2 blogs regularly uses RSS religously along with their favorite aggregator. Up until last week, I was one of the few left who were hopelessly drawn to my web browser, clicking through bookmarks to see if there were any new posts, and I'll tell you why: Read More...

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