back travelling

The traveling is starting to pick up again, this week has seen a day trip to Dublin and today and tomorrow in London and then Paris Monday. I always love the 4am start on a Monday to catch the 6am flight to CDG.

I keep meaning to write up more of the travel stuff. I spend enough time standing around in airports and now that I have a new SPV M3100, there’s no excuse.

3 dumps roaming charges

3 recently launched the X-series package with unlimited data and now they’ve ditched roaming charges. I can only see this as an attempt to stave of closure and gain some interest and some customers.

3 has to be an interesting alternative to the big three (Voda, O2 and Orange). I’m sure there will be subscriber figures on the web someplace and in time we’ll be able to see what impact these bold moves had on thier customer base. [via]

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iPhone patent wars

Apply has THE iPhone, Cisco owns the patent on iPhone and now the battle starts. My own view here, is Apple is a little hipocritical. They obviously don’t own the iPhone patent (is it just the trademark they need?) yet Apple fight tooth and nail if anyone infrignes on their patents/brands and they also tried to patent podcast (the cheek!) when they clearly had nothing to do with it’s invention.

Anyway, we’ll soon see how this plays out and once again..it’ll be the lawyers who win (again).

iPhone does look cool

OK OK the apple Computer inc phone looks pretty cool. I’m sure it’ll be the must have device of 2007. Europe is scheduled for 4Q 2007, but I wouldn’t hold my breath. I wonder if they do a deal with a single carrier here in Europe?

Anyway..go check out the pics and details. here

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