Great Words, Mr. Mossberg

A shortsighted and often just plain stupid federal government has allowed itself to be bullied and fooled by a handful of big wireless phone operators for decades now…. It severely limits consumer choice, stifles innovation, crushes entrepreneurship, and has made the U.S. the laughingstock of the mobile-technology world, just as the cellphone is morphing into a powerful hand-held computer. – Walt Mossberg, All Things DigitalI loved the article that Walt Mossberg wrote yesterday for All Things Digital.

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Zimbra Goes to Yahoo

I will be interested to see the integration and evolution of Zimbra once inside Yahoo…. As a BlackBerry user, I’ve been a bit disappointed by the solution through a third party outside Zimbra — also learned that the Pearl isn’t supported. We BlackBerry users need a good alternative to the BB Enterprise / Exchange Server stronghold

Engadget Nailed it for Palm

Peter Rojas, Ryan Block, and Joshua Topolsky nails it for Palm over at Engadget today. Great read!I can’t think of a bigger misstep from any tech company as big as Palm…. Iomega rode high for a while, but CD burning, USB, and Flash made them obsolete.

iPhone comments

In the end, I think those people who have used smartphones will find the iPhone too limiting and with little vision for improvement without waiting for a a significant update from Apple…. If you live on the road and love the freedom your BlackBerry provides, I think the iPhone may feel too restrictive…. And for the record, I think the BlackBerry has a lot of holes too (HTML email, “real” IMAP updating, sync w/ Mac, etc.).

To iPhone or NOT to iPhone, that is the question

I think I like browsers that “resize” content to match the device.Browser is slow…. No automatic Bluetooth sync with my Mac (I’ve limped along to make my phones sync with my Mac — why can’t Apple make the experience awesome for Mac users)…. But being an Apple Fan Boy, I’m having a hard time NOT buying an iPhone.

Wireless Evolving: New Spectrum and VoIP

First, USA Today reported on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Kevin Martin’s interest in changes the control wireless carriers have over devices, bandwidth use, and wireless applications…. Instead of using a traditional “GSM” device to make calls over the GSM network, a device with built in WiFi offers alternative ways to connect…. “Our users are no longer just using Skype on their computer desktops,” said Eric Lagier, Skype’s head of business development for mobile.

iPhone is in the House

She’s bemoaning that she’s the only one that hasn’t had a chance to play with it. I did let her go through the activation process. But between Dallen and me, we’ve tried out every function on the phone.

Palm announcement that they’re cooking their own Linux OS

Now get it on a phone that isn’t the size of brick and release by May 30th, two weeks before the Apple iPhone…. My wife is anxious and has already put her money aside for the Apple iPhone as she’s had it trying to get her phone to work with iCal and Contacts and such. The “reality” of her high-quality iPod sync today leads her to believe the iPhone will be better than other solutions.Is it too late?

Palm hires Paul Mercer, a former Apple computer engineer

Now that they jumped on the Windows Mobile bandwagon while handing their own OS, I’m not sure they have anything more than a legacy brand name without a core nerve center to drive their business. HTC has picked up a huge hunk of what Palm could have been by putting commodity OSs on relatively “okay” devices targeted at email and communicator-centric business users…. Can they design something that has the mass appeal and sexy exterior of Apple’s iPhone — that’s sold itselft on its form, but I still think the function will have to sell itself to the masses.

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