Madrid

I’m off to Madrid tomorrow afternoon, flying BA from Manchester. So I’m just checking out the weather over there right now. It looks like it’s about the same sort of temperatures we’re seeing here in the UK right now, between 5 and 10 degrees C.

Sprin-tel

As Om says these things happen fast! Sprint is trying hard to break into the European data market and I’m seeing plenty of evidence of that. It’ll be interesting to see what impact the merger will have on thier plans to win business in EMEA. Will they create a new strategy based on being a bigger player in thier home market? I don’t know, only time will tell. [via Reuters]

VoIP Watch: HTC Really Sticks Their Chin Out

Link: VoIP Watch: HTC Really Sticks Their Chin Out.

 Andy mentions how HTC are looking to pee off their customers, the carriers (Vodafone et al) by putting SKYPE onto their new products running the MS OS.

But Microsoft have to be careful too, as they have a partnership with a carrier too (can’t recall which one right now). Which is why MS are reluctant at this point to build upon the success of MSN by including a VOIP client.

UPDATE: Verizon for MSN. [via Gigaom]

UPDATE 2: Corrected the name of the source sorry Andy!

Boingo & Openzone

I’ve now setup a BT openzone account so that I can purchase vouchers online via a credit card. But I’ve also managed to set up a Boingo account too. This was an interesting task as when you’re filling out the form there’s no option to select the united kingdom!…ahh.

So my first thoughts were ah, no option to register, then it occured to me that I could register!..my dad lives in spain so I called him up (no skype here) and asked him if he’d mind and he didn’t. So I registered with my dad’s address in spain and bingo..or should that be boingo!.

So I can now surf UK wireless networks at $7.95 (£4!) for 24 hours..compared with the BT openzone price of £10 ..that’s less than the openzone price of an hour (£6.) I’ve got both setup now, Boingo and Openzone so I should have all bases covered!

So I’ll give it all a whirl next week, I’m off to madrid on Monday.