Is it possible for someone to get sick of a product a few days after its announced, six months before it goes on retail, and a whole year (or so) before it’s available in Asia?
I mean, everywhere you go, it’s [tag]iPhone[/tag] this, iPhone that. On Google News, PWIT, Inq7 (oops ok that’s ‘inquirer.net’ now), all the local blogs and there’s even one in moderation queue at Kikay Exchange by one of the contributors. I talked about it both at my client’s office yesterday, and even with basketball buddies at our game last night. Talk about getting in the news, Jobs is a news – hogging God, but it’s not like we didn’t know that already.
Ok, here’s the things that kind of jumped out at me the first time I read its specs – which is pretty much what everybody else in the whole world can only do since like I said, it ain’t around yet and won’t be for a while.
I know these are harsh words, but trust me when I say I’ve tried not to say them. Here it is: I do not recommend the 02 XDA Atom Pure.
I’ve had it for longer than two weeks, and as of yet I’ve not had it provide any level of reliability or usability.
I’ve had the black one too, and I wrote about it back in May. Results were almost similar, except that was even worse as it was slow. This white one, nicknamed ‘Pure‘, a limited edition version with a firmware update (as I understood it) and a replacement to the black one when I told them about my problems with it, is a lot faster but nonetheless – and I really hate to say this – useless.
Attended the fashion show / launch event today at Shangrila Makati. Belkin is the world-famous iPod accessory manufacturer, but they’d be the first to point out they also manufacture other stuff like input devices, wifi routers (which will incidentally compete with Microwarehouse’s Linksys products), and the one that caught my eye, pretty KVM switches. That’s right. No longer will sysads have to contend with dreary, gray monotone KVM boxes. Merely buy these and they can release their inner interior decorator.
At any rate, here’re a few pics of their more famous products, plus you can download the press kit and prices after the jump.
First, the specs: Ferrari 4006WLMi: Mobile AMD Turion 64 ML40, 15.4 WXGA TFT, 1024mb. DDR RAM, 120gb 5400rpm HD, 5 in 1 card reader, DVD super multi slot, 56k modem, 10/100/1000 Lan port, 802.11g/b wifi
Trying out any N-Series phone is a really special experience. I take a great deal of time trying to figure out what exactly they were trying to do with it before writing it up, and N-Series phones always have a lot to say. Their designers and engineers spend a lot of time dreaming it up, and sometimes I think they’re given a clean slate when it comes to N-Series. What I want to do is to figure out the goal they were trying to achieve, and after using it, determine if they’ve achieved it.
I recently got a visit from Y! tech, which was very nice and highly appreciated, since golly I’ve been reading Y! tech since, I think, inception.
At any rate, I went through Y! tech again today, and here are a few thoughts. These would’ve come out sooner or later anyway, but my head is all big and swollen from self-importance right now, so I’m inspired to write it. Kidding.
It’s not really clear what Saved Tech Products is for, but im trying to use it for saving products ive reviewed for a newspaper. People usually adopt stuff like this for their own purposes, so I hope Yahoo doesn’t limit it to ‘stuff i wanna buy’ or ‘stuff i already own’, although those two categories would be nice to start with.
2nd, I was reading a very interesting article re Nicholas Negroponte on Y!tech when I had to leave (it was long). I wanted to go back to it but I couldnt find any archives and a search for it resulted in 0. Pity because I thought it was a good read.
I’m the only one who made a review of it on the Yahoo tech page, and I thought the lack of comments meant people hated it, but apparently it was better known as the w600i. I wanna edit my review again to say that, but it seems I can’t.