Thursday, September 18, 2008

The Real Problem with the HTC Dream - It Looks Like a Nightmare!

I'm just as excited as the next guy about T-Mobile's next big phone, the Google Android powered HTC Dream. The Android platform could be a great next step in mobile operating systems. I also think that at the very least it will help to push Apple and Microsoft to further innovate their own offerings. I do think that T-Mobile/Google face a very real problem with this phone though, its hideous! A lot of technology buffs out there might be saying that looks don't matter, but I completely disagree. Everyone wants a sexy cellphone, not an ugly clunky thick plastic box. Do we really expect something this ugly to compete with the iPhone? There is no way that's going to happen. Still don't believe me that looks matter? Windows Mobile phones sure have progressed. Check out the photos of the Audiovox Thera (which I actually owned) compared to the brand new HTC HD. Then of course there is the beautiful iPhone.

HTC Dream

Audiovox Thera

Apple iPhone

Sunday, September 07, 2008

How I Celebrated the Start of Football Season

Playing the best [read, the only one I was ever good at] football video game of all time: Tecmo Super Bowl.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Chrome Isn't Working Out so Well for Me

So I was just excited as the next geek to check out Google Chrome, and at first I really liked it. Unfortunately its just not working for me. My biggest concern is that Outlook Web Access doesn't work at all, and considering I use Mail2Web Live that is a big problem. One of our work sites also doesn't work very well in Chrome. So I basically can't use Chrome for two of the sites that I use the most.