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Freescale created a list of 10 Smart Mobile Device pundits but they’re looking to double that list. Can you lend a hand and suggest some pundits while I figure out just what a pundit is supposed to do?

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So I woke up this morning feeling just fine, but something was very different. I couldn’t place my finger on it. After receiving an email from Freescale a short while ago, I finally know what it is. I am apparently now a “pundit.” It’s not even a word I use in my everyday language, and yet I am one. A “pundit.” Hmmm…. this feels odd — almost like I need to put on a bathrobe and fire up a toy lightsaber. Who knows what the appropriate action is?

Anyway, there’s a list of other pundits too, but it’s not yet complete. Freescale created a list of 10 smart mobile device pundits, but it’s looking to double the list. I’m hoping as one of the initial pundits, I get to put the new ones through some sort of pundit initiation experience. I doubt that will happen, but humor me and help Freescale out. They’re taking nominations between now and February 18 to see who is your smart mobile device go-to guy or gal. There are plenty of great names that belong on this list — some far more worthy than me — so hop to it and share those names. While you do that, I’ll think about those initiation rites in case there’s a chance to put them to use during Pundit Pledge Week.

  1. Eldar Murtazin of mobile-review should be a pundit

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  2. Hugo Ortega from Sydney (Australia). Allthought his name sound spanish this guy just speak english (at least that is what australian people think they speak).

    He write in many sites and makes lot of video reviews:

    http://ubertablet.blogspot.com/
    http://www.youtube.com/user/ubertablet

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  3. Frank Garcia (aka ctitanic) from Miami (FL) he is MVP and he is an expert on UMPC and tabletpc in two languages, english and spanish.

    http://ultramobilepc-tips.blogspot.com/
    http://www.todoumpc.com
    http://www.youtube.com/user/ctitanic

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  4. Added Steve Paine to the list. Will add a few more. Congrats on being an inaugural member.

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    1. I feel embarrased now. I just proposed myself ;-)

      Ignoring that then, I would vote for Kevin or John. I rarely miss any of their articles and have huge respect for their opinions and knowledge.

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      1. Proposing yourself — no problem.
        Proposing TO yourself — we need to talk. ;)

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  5. Isn’t “pundit” an insult in some circles? ;)

    Anyway, congrat!

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    1. No, no. You’ve confused “bandit” with “pundit.” ;)

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      1. My bad. Some of those pundits on CNN/Fox/MSNBC do look seem like modern-day bandits.

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  6. I think James and anyone from the GottaBeMobile squad should be on the list too, but based solely on the existing list, you’re definitely my pundit! ;)

    Can’t say I’m entirely familiar with the others, but my number one requirement for a tech site is objectivity and minimal bias, so I sure as heck don’t like Pogue and Mossberg, because neither one of them is anywhere close to objective in their reviews.

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    1. Pundits? Objective? Hah!

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    2. Agree entirely about Pogue/Mossberg. Well done Kevin, I’d add James and Matt Millar – the MOTR podcast is one of the highlights of my podcast-listening week here in the UK.

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  7. pundits are good things? I always felt they were people trying to tell you how to think.

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    1. You really shouldn’t think that’s what a pundit is. Kidding. ;)

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  8. I don’t think you should forget the “Asia angle”

    So Tai-Pan from http://www.shanzai.com (oh… that’s me?)

    While all those guys on the list are great pundits… they’re almost all American.

    Let’s see a few more Europeans too.. Sascha Pallenberg http://www.netbooknews.de

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  9. tnkgrl of http://tnkgrl.wordpress.com modded a 3G card into an Acer Aspire One in 08′ and other good mobile stuff

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  10. If you want to nominate or vote for your most beloved pundit, here is the link: http://www.freescale.com/smartmobiledevicepundits

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