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Sign that the iPhone is making inroads in the workplace.

This was on an email signature from an email I received:

“Please pardon any typos”

Awesome Google service

Just leave it to Google to come up with something like this! Here’s a number worth putting in your cell phone, or your home phone speed dial: 800-GOOG-411.

This is an awesome service from Google … and it’s free — great when you are on the road. Don’t waste your money on information calls and don’t waste your time manually dialing the number. Here’s an example of how it works.

I am driving along in my car and I need to call the golf course and I don’t know the number. I hit the speed dial for information that I have programmed … 800-GOOG-411. The voice at the other end says, ‘City & State.’ I say, Venice , Florida ..’ He says, ‘Business, Name or Type of Service.’ I say, Firewheel Golf Course.’ He says, ‘Connecting’ and Firewheel Golf Course answers the phone.

How great is that? This is nationwide and it is absolutely free! Click on the link below and watch the short clip for a quick demonstration.

Enjoy!

New Blackberry

Configured my new Blackberry 8830 yesterday. Very impressed. Syncs with Outlook and Hotmail, and renders SharePoint pages.
Would recommend these apps:
RSS reader
Viigo Browser
Opera Mini
Google Maps
USA Today
Mobile InfoSpace
Find It! Fox
Business Mobile ESPN
Mobile WorldMate Live – if you travel a lot (free or upgrade)
Tellme
Beyond 411 or Berry 411 – Quick Google like search

Cell phone stats

I’d always had the impression that Blackberry had the market completely wrapped up.

The iPhone market penetration is impressive.

Palm. I bet 3Com are glad they bought them out…J

Sprint caps the broadband connection card monthly limit, 5GB

Nice of them to tell me, after I’ve extended my contract with them….

Click here

Internet access on the largest national Mobile Broadband network.

5 GB/mo. in total or 300 MB/mo. while off-network roaming. (1024 kb=1MB. 1024 MB=1 GB )

International data roaming may incur additional charges. Sprint reserves the right to limit throughput speeds or amount of data transferred.

Monthly Price – $59.99

Verizon has a cap as well.

This has a serious impact for the mobile worker always out of the office.

Shopping for a new phone again

After spending most of Saturday morning surfing the web and wondering around the NJ Short Hill mall in the afternoon-Always amazes me how many parents take their kids to the mail for an entire Saturday afternoon…..A cultural visit of something.

Looking at the new 8800-sized BlackBerry – the Bold, which is due out next month and of course the iPhone 2. So how do they rank ?

Conclusion:

  • Processors, screen, wifi, mobile specs are nearly exactly the same. Though the Bold has a twice as fast processor than the previous Curve, Pearl and 8800 – so it feels fast.
  • The iPhone 2 still has the same processor as iPhone 1. And the screens are the same resolution.Memory wise, the Bold has 1gb onboard, and expandable to 16gb.
  • The iPhone has 8gb or 16gb. Realistically, the majority of the iPhone memory will be used as an iPod. Most BlackBerry users don’t yet use their BlackBerries as MP3 players (though this became possible). I guess there’s not a ‘sync my BlackBerry to iTunes’ option.

Of course, the BlackBerry includes full mail/PIM sync with Exchange, whereas the iPhone 2 does full mail/PIM with Exchange and MobileMe (the new name for .mac I think). The MobileMe subscription costs an additional fee.

I wonder if Blackberry will lose their grip on the corporate handheld market….and what is Microsoft doing?