There's no such thing as a free lunch, as offerings from Carphone Warehouse, Orange et al have proven - they may call it free broadband, but you still have to pay for something, whether it's mobile phone rental, call package rental or whatever.Now there's a company offering a free add-on to their broadband package - a whole PC.
The BBC's Click team has done a rundown on the exciting new mobile broadband technologies springing up in South Korea (although we do have HSDPA here too, y'know folks). One interesting point, on the subject of South Korea's homegrown flavour of WiMax:Technical gremlins mean the connection keeps dropping when users move between Wibro base stations...
Congratulations to Shirin Dehghan, CEO of mobile network-optimisers Avieso, for winning the overall prize at BlackBerry's second Women & Technology awards.According to RIM, the judges were particularly impressed at Dehghan's commitment to facilitating remote working among her employees - always a good thing.
A strong reaction in ZDNet Central to this piece about how there are now "over 100 million" websites out there."It's utterly utterly meaningless!!
Funny one this. Only last week Lord Warner was claiming NHS patients would be able to opt out of the massive new NPfIT database, but today the Guardian reports this to be absolute nonsense.
Remember that piece we did on Carphone Warehouse's extraordinary slanging match with, ooh, just about everyone roundabout the time it bought AOL UK? Remember how they laid into Vodafone and Phones 4U for their cosy arrangement?
For all you WinMob fans out there, some screenshots of Windows Mobile 6.0 or whatever they'll call Codename:Crossbow when it comes out.
OK, as sterling analyst (and we're talking more than currency here) James Enck has pointed out to me, there is at least one other blog with a similar name to this one. All I can say is hey, it's good that the memory of Led Zeppelin is being kept alive.
Check out this post from the always well-informed Dean Bubley. We received this press release too, but with all the hectic redesign stuff going on (how's the new site, by the way?
This is revolting. And not very practical. End of comment.
As a musician myself, I would almost be tempted to buy one of these, but questions remain. Which chord plays when you flush?
Heavens, could there be some unironed issues with biometric technology? Good job there isn't some enormous, costly scheme on the horizon which'll stand or fall on biometrics, eh?
I spent yesterday afternoon at the MultiService Forum press day at BT Central. Subjected to a mind-boggling array of acronyms, I'm afraid I bordered on nodding off at several points, but it did get me thinking about IMS in general.
Oh dear, the government does not seem to be getting on well with that pesky team from the London School of Economics, who insist on putting the ID card scheme under continuous scrutiny.Apart from claiming that the scheme doesn't need to undergo full and rigorous testing before being implemented (!
This issue, as you will know, is a constant bugbear for business travellers and, well, anyone wanting to take advantage of the shiny new services'n' surfing that mobile content providers (and corporate IT departments) are so keen to promote. ZDNet UK has covered it extensively in the past and will, I can assure you, continue to do so.