Sunday, March 19, 2006

Dell Axim X51v - Mobile Blogging


Dell Axim X51v - Mobile Blogging
Originally uploaded by Mr Reasonable.

Having joined the excellent CafeNet I can now read my favourite blogs (like the above) as I wait for that perfect cup of coffee. Most of Lambton Quay (can you believe that is on Wikipedia?) is now covered and there are no shortage of good cafes. It is as easy as turning on your PDA, turning on the wireless feature and away you go. The experience is crap unless you are using Opera as your browser - IE Mobile just doesn't cut it. With a bluetooth wireless keyboard, you can even write your latest blog entry in relative comfort.

I expected this all to be a bit complicated and I admit I had some issues with installing the keyboard (which I expected to just turn on) but all in all, it was a positive experience and I am fully connected when out and about. I don't know why that is important as if I want to know something, I'll use my phone and call Mrs R but hey, maybe one day, I'll just have to get that important e-mail and simply cannot wait the 10 minutes it would take me to get home.......

8 comments:

  1. Cool! I've been using my PSP around home to surf a bit but the text entry on it sucks. Nice browser though. Apparently there's a version of Opera coming to Nintendo DS so kinda excited about that. I reall must make a small screen style sheet for my blog...

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  2. Next gadget will be a wireless router for home so I can surf from the new chair.....

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  3. Good sense of priority! One must be comfy to endure the relentless hours of wireless surfing...

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  4. Hey! I'm famous on Lambton Quay. Shucks. I'm chuffed.

    Isn't it mind boggling that we're in the future? (She says tip tapping away with my nice wireless laptop on my nice comfy couch).

    Although I won't be satisfied until we have jet-packs.

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  5. Jet-packs?

    Just give me a laptop battery that lasts! I was living in the future, but now I have to plug the iBook in if I want to use it for more than 10 minutes.

    Still, am enviously liking the look of Mr Reasonable's latest toy...

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  6. Hmmm Alan, PDA envy huh?

    New chair arrives tomorrow so I can tap away like Martha in comfort. Assuming the kids don't turf me off it.....

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  7. Also, you get to look really cool and important.

    Although I hate our mini lap-top (can't read the screen) I opften feel tempted to take it out and bash away to prove I have a life.

    *walks away weeping*

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  8. Yah, cool and important. Not just like a sad lonely middle aged fella with no mates.....

    *also walks away weeping*

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