Archive for April 15th, 2006

A new camera and other goodies

Apparently the tax office owes us money this year and so we went out for a shopping spree today, spending about $1000 worth of stuff. My beloved husband bought a new digicam for me today, the Canon A700, along with a lense and a special flash for his high-end cameras. The A700 is a very good camera for its size, price and capabilities. You can check a review and sample pictures. Now, I need to figure out what I want to do with my 2MP Kodak and my other V550 5MP Kodak

There is a possibility that I might be getting this too. IF it happens, I can’t wait! My cellphone adventures and product-jump from one device to another will be over. ;-)

UMPC: Useless Mobile Personal Computers

Microsoft is heading for another shitpie in their face with this idea. I am a big gadget user, but I have zero interest for their UMPCs. The reasons:

1. They are big and heavy.
2. They are clunky and terribly ugly.
3. They don’t solve any particular problem. Small laptops still do it better and PDAs are smaller.
4. They are not even real handtops, as most of these devices don’t have a hardware keyboard.
5. They are expensive even with MS fighting to bring down their cost.

The future at large will continue to be about laptops while more and more customers will end up buying PocketPC 2.8″ QVGA phones with keyboards a-la HTC. Soon enough you will be able to get a 3.5″ VGA PPC phone which although it would be bigger than most phones, it will be just as big as a normal PDA. And its VGA screen and hardware keyboard would give it a justification. Between something like this and a laptop, why would anyone get a UMPC and look like a complete dork?