While James is toiling away in a Starbucks, I decided to get an early round of golf in this morning. Don’t scold me just yet because there’s a mobile tech method behind my madness. Barb and I bought property in the Pocono Mountains a few years back. The hope was that we could eventually save up to build a vacation home and then work or retire there after the kids go off to college. Or when we kick them out… that part’s still up in the air.So I drove 100 miles to our property early this morning because there’s a beautiful golf course on the premises. The round is over and I’m at the proverbial 19th hole. That’s the clubhouse in the pic above as I came up the 18th. Truth be told, the round was over just a few holes in as my golf game leaves much to be desired. And where was the crowd as I marched up the final hole?!?In any case, I was hoping to find some EV-DO coverage up here so I did some testing. I brought the Samsung Q1 Ultra Premium and it takes up less space than the sandwich I just ordered. I grabbed my Apple Bluetooth keyboard as well and it’s working great with the Q1UP. The EV-DO though… that’s a NO-GO. I’m connected to Verizon’s National Access, so I can obviously get connected, but it’s painful. The download speed has topped out around 340 Kbps with the upload about half that. Hopefully, by the time we save up for a house (or win the lottery), Verizon Wireless will get some EV-DO up this way.The funniest part is all of the people that stop by to ask me if that’s really a computer on the table. UMPCs haven’t hit these parts yet either although I’m doing my share: the person that bought my Q1P actually lives up this way too. Plus he’s a custom home builder in this area so we might do business again someday. Small world!
While James is toiling away in a Starbucks, I decided to get an early round of golf in this morning. Don’t scold me just yet because there’s a mobile tech method behind my madness. Barb and I bought property in the Pocono Mountains a few years […]