Jaiku

I mentioned Jaiku a while back, with a little bit more time on my hands this week I’ve been able to install it on my Nokia N73 and have a play.

I like the presence aspects and location reporting.

It’s very much a microblogging tool, for stuff that’s too trivial to make it here.

Ken has written three part comprehensive review of the new beta app (which unfortunatly is a closed beta). I’m looking forward to that app as it offers way more interaction than the current version.

You will have also noticed (you may not have noticed if you read via an aggregator) that I’ve added a Jaiku presence button to my blog.

My Jaiku micro blog is here

The boundaries of my Bluetooth knowledge

I was driving my car a few days back and using my Tom Tom connected to my N73 for the Traffic feature (almost real time traffic updates and immediate re-routing). All fine except the phone also showed the headphone symbol indicating it was connected to the car’s Bluetooth phone setup at the same time.

Can a phone connect to two devices at once?..I didn’t think it could.

I managed to test the traffic updates by forcing an update, but I wasn’t able to test the connectivity for voice purposes.

If this works then it’ll save me using my current divert to other mobile setup.

Any ideas?

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Holiday

We’re off on Holiday next week and I’m planning on going with as little technology as possible.

I’m going to take my phone, iPod (specifically for the car), Tom Tom (again for the car), tablet DVD player (once again for the car) and that’s it.

So gadgets for the car only really, I’ll be able to check my mail and update comments via the excellent browser on my Nokia N73 and check out my feeds via Google mobile reader.

Back around the 16th/17th of June.

There’s one gadget that we missed out from the list above on purpose a camera. Our Digital camera is a 2 mega pixel beast that we’ve had for a long time. Both Em and I have mobile’s with 3.2 mega pixels on, Em a Sony Ericsson Cybershot K800i with 3.2mega pixels and me with a Nokia N73 with 3.2 megapixels Carl Ziess camera.

Some of the photo’s will appear on my Flickr pages.

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Tracy and Matt are at the HTC press conference

We’ll be posting the details of the event as soon as we get back so come and have a look again this afternoon!

It’s great to see bloggers going to events such as this probably paying for it all themselves too, no expenses for these guys.

Anyway, what disappoints me is that they are not going to post about it until they get home. By this do they mean they aren’t going to do any blogging at the event itself? Surely I’m mistaken when that they intend to wait till they get home in front of their PC before posting.

I thought they used smart phones that could provide a platform to work/blog from anywhere?

Scoble mentions very recently how he’s managed to get shozu working so that he can video blog from an event and get the content up almost instantly.

Could this be that Windows based smartphones aren’t actually that good at being the multimedia device that bloggers can use to create content. Most of the videoblogs seem to be created with Nokia devices, Steve’s smartphone show and now Scoble

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Vodafone data bundle pricing slips out

Customers will be able to sign up for the data pack at £7.50 a month, with the first month free, for 120MB of data. After that they’re back to £1 a day for up to 15MB, and £2 a MB beyond that.

That’s not exactly pushing the unlimited bundles from Orange and T-Mobile, But if you’re only using it for push email and web browsing it’s probably more than enough. In my first unlimited month I managed to use the huge amount of 30MB. I’m pretty sure it’ll rise as I’ve not got Orb working and have played with streaming radio too. So Vodafone isn’t going to set the market on fire, but it should satisfy the users who are after a more sensible data pricing model from Vodafone.