Yet another phone

Hey, it’s been almost a week that I got a new phone. It’s time to get a new one. ;-)

I am awaiting this coming week the 3G Japanese FOMA DoCoMo phone “Motorola M1000” (based on Symbian 7.0 and UIQ 2.1), for a review for OSNews. Stay tuned. I have only used UIQ on emulators, so it’s time to use the real thing.

The phone has Bluetooth, WiFi, two cameras, Opera 7.5, VPN client, a 2.9″ 208×320 touchscreen, MS Office document viewer, support for many multimedia formats, and yes, it even has a real SDK for native apps (there are about 500 third party UIQ apps out there).

On other news, the 3rd season of ‘24′ sucks (especially the first 14 episodes) while the first season is so-so. The fourth season ain’t too bad (I am still on episode 11), but I still think that the second season tops them all (and if it wasn’t for the Kim Bauer sub-plot, it would have been perfect).

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Tom Dison wrote on May 2nd, 2006 at 3:24 AM PST:

I want to take a course in “Review Phoneology” so I can play with gadgets too!

tOnGAs wrote on May 2nd, 2006 at 7:37 AM PST:

I’m curious. Do you get all these new phones to review them.
Or do you actually buy all that stuff ? You would be so kind to share your knowledge of all the lottery winning numbers… ;-)

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Eugenia wrote on May 2nd, 2006 at 8:13 AM PST:

You simply have to be an editor on a high-traffic tech site. From the moment you are part of one (like the one I built with blood and swet all these years), then they pretty much they come to you by themselves.

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Eugenia wrote on May 2nd, 2006 at 8:29 AM PST:

I get them for reviews. Sometimes I have to send them back, sometimes I get to keep them. Usually anything below $300 or so, I get to keep. I also kept the QTek 9100 (which costs $600) because it’s a personal gift by a friend and not a review item per se.

BTW, not sure if I will get the M1000. I haven’t heard back from the store yet.

Tom Dison wrote on May 2nd, 2006 at 8:48 AM PST:

I must say. also, that you do a very good job of reviews. It may sound like fun to review gadgets, but I’m not sure I would have the patience to go through all the possible options – such as every audio and video format, every connectivity option (bluetooth), etc.

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Eugenia wrote on May 2nd, 2006 at 8:55 AM PST:

Thanks. I posted my latest review yesterday:

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