CES fail

I was right, this did turn out to be a much more interesting CES than the year I went.  However, from the posts I’ve read I fear I was also right in that it was only more interesting because I don’t stay up on all the latest hype anymore.  Most of the kewl products I heard about appear to have been leaked months ago.  Ahh well, c’est la vie.

I do have to give Motorola credit, their Atrix 4G with laptop dock for at&t’s network.  I’m not in the school of thought that accepts HSPA+ as 4G, but otherwise this is the most enticing Android phone I’ve personally seen on the market.  I haven’t been a fan of Motorola’ mobile space in a while, and their first series of Android phones for at&t were just.. depressing. Never one to be fully satisfied, I still want a hardware keyboard and MeeGo.

Speaking of Meego, where was it?  From all I can tell there was a tablet and a netbook at Intel’s booth showing it off.  Where was Nokia? Apparently they turned into a news media organization rather than show their wares.  They did have Dolby showing off the N8.  NAVTEQ (the navigation company they purchased) and Qt (the graphical development environment for Symbian^3+ and MeeGo) both had booths.  Nokia was also part of the AT&T Developer summit.  But alas.  No new phones…

But wait?  What’s this?  Apparently there are some rumors about the fabled N9 device. With fingers crossed they will supposedly be announcing the N9, X7, and the unknown to me E6-00 device.  That’s 6 weeks away… and then who knows how long till release.  Hopefully my battered and bruised e71x can last.

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So I'm in my 30s. I'm a career computer geek, but of the skilled and suitably employed variety, not the variety that runs around in one of a fleet of identical vehicles to wage viral warfare. I have spent well over half my life online, and was done with most forms of social networking by the time I hit 23. For those of you that doubt it IRC, forums, and even the good old BBS's of yester-year (which I missed out on since my parents would not let me connect the modem on my commodore 64) are all social networking. We just didn't have such a fancy accepted term for it then. Through out that time I have considered starting a blog on occasion. Not because I'm all that interesting (the level varies year to year), but because I so often end up putting together pieces of technology in a way that I have a hard time finding good online resources for, and its only fair to try and give back. But alas, I tend to be a bit lazy, or busy, and never got around to it. Until now (I hope, and so far have failed). The point of this blog is to be a bit more of a collection of thoughts, helpful hints, or maybe commentary on kewl things. I'll try to leave the details of my harrowing treks down ten inch deep rapids or the details of my last family gathering out of it. For your safety and well-being as much as my own. This blog is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my past, present or any future employer.

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