Dialogue Box 3: Wi-Fi and hot potatoes

Summary:Dialogue Box goes wireless this week, with the Axis of Awesome testing the Wi-Fi-enabled touch-driven smartphone from HTC and a demonstration of the real perils wireless can bring to the office

Charles and Rupert take a hard look at the latest iPhone contender from HTC and ask — is it cool? Is it useful? Is it, in short, worthy of the Axis of Awesome? But that's nothing compared to the problems of interference with office Wi-Fi — an issue that proves to be a hot potato. Literally.

Topics: After Hours


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