If you're using a newer Nokia phone like Nokia N95 and N82, you can install the JoikuSpot software to turn your Nokia phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot. This means that you will be able to connect notebooks, PDAs and other Wi-Fi devices to your phone and enable them to access the Internet via the phone's 3G/GPRS mobile data function.
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Lee Lup Yuen
Lee Lup Yuen is passionate about mobile phones and PDAs, as he is constantly buying new gadgets and programming them in J2ME, .NET, Symbian and AppForge. He has developed commercial applications with mobile technologies like SMS, MMS, WAP, 3G video streaming and location-based services.
Compact, inexpensive Netbooks like the ASUS Eee PC 701 are getting cheaper and more powerful. Why not consider using them for mobile fieldwork applications, like surveys and order entry?
I recently bought the Apple iPhone 3G from my local mobile operator, used it for a week and found the iPhone 3G strangely "anti-social" for a modern 3G mobile phone:It can't forward SMS messages.It can't send SMS messages to a predefined group of recipients (contact group).
I recently ordered two Dell Studio notebooks online and I was pleasantly surprised by the wide variety of options offered.Here are some selections for those who are interested:Choose your CPU, RAM, hard disk: You can tweak the options and get instant feedback on the total price of your notebook.
I recently migrated to a new Windows Vista notebook and I'm still having problems working on it. So allow me to share my Vista migration tips, and hopefully you won't experience the same problems:Choose Vista Business, Ultimate or Enterprise: These editions of Vista have a built-in backup feature, which should be very useful for backing up your work to an external hard disk.
In Singapore, you can now book a cab by simply sending an SMS message. I have used the ComfortDelGro SMS Taxi Booking Service for over a month and it has become my favorite mobile service.
During my recent trip to Sydney, Australia, I racked up a monthly mobile phone bill of US$5,300 (S$7,300), my highest phone bill so far. I checked the detailed bill from my mobile operator and I saw several roaming data charges like this:47200 Kbytes - GPRS/3G Data - US$758.
Notebooks are designed for portability and are not meant to be used as powerful workstations. Notebooks tend to have slower CPUs to conserve power, with limited RAM, storage and expansion options to keep them light and portable.
If you're developing a Windows Mobile application for business, you need to consider the following:-- Can your mobile application work offline, while disconnected from the network? Your application should be able to access a local database for storing data while working offline.
The PlayStation Portable (PSP) is a great games handheld (I play mostly LocoRoco and Patapon), and I discovered recently that it's great for work too.The PSP has a built-in Web browser and Wi-Fi capabilities.