techADDICTION Show #8 is live!


The techADDICTION Show #008- 1st May 2005 (56min)
MP3 – 19.7MB

Techaddiction_album_cover_1Kevin and I are happy to bring you this edition of the techADDICTION Show and feel this is our best show yet. Well, to tell you the truth our contract with The Podcast Network states we HAVE to tell you that. But really, it’s true! We made a concerted effort to keep this show shorter than past shows and Kevin even switched from martinis to wine for the recording since we always stop the show when Kevin runs dry. :) It didn’t work, this show is as long as the others but it’s so chock full of conversation about cool devices, what we’re looking for in mobile tech, and some of the best Skype calls ever. Hope you enjoy and as always we need your feedback!

00:00 Intro- Kevin and James- intro music by One Egg Ticket (it’s thick)

01:50 StyleTap– running Palm apps on your Pocket PC

From Windows CE handheld PCs to the OmniSky modem for the Palm XV

11:15 Nokia N91– cell phone with a 4 GB hard drive

Verizon phones and data plans
JK needs a Verizon phone with EVDO and bluetooth!

19:08 Spb Diary for the Pocket PC

Kevin’s #1
Good review of Spb Diary

25:05 Intermission- station break from The Podcast Network

25:35 Big mobile week at the WinHEC conference

Bill Gates’ ultra mobile PC (UMPC)
Comparison photos of UMPC and the Sony U750
Sony, please make a mini Tablet PC
uBoard thumb board for the Sony U

38:05 Let’s go to the techADDICTION Skype line

Ian Dixon- third time caller (but that doesn’t count)- Media Center Show interviews Orb
Michael from West Virginia- fellow Sony U owner disses SkypeHeadset
Gary from Ohio- thinks JK is very knowledgable and “that other guy” is good too
Nate from Pennsylvania- questions about HDTVs and DVRs changing to MP4 format
Using rabbit ear antennas to get free HDTV

53:10 Wrap up and we are out of here



Dave, are you sure about the BT stack? That would make it horribly slow, right?


BTW, if you add a wifi card to the audiovox, you can use Skype with it too. ;)



I’m curious what your research and opinions on the Audiovox Verizon PPC phone are. You mentioned it only in passing on your podcast, and the only downside you seem to mention is initial cost. Is that the only issue that you are looking for, is a cheap evdo bluetooth phone? I think the vx6600 would be a pretty good option for your consideration; It has EVDO, it has Bluetooth, it allows tethering to your laptop as use as a modem, and its available now. A one time cost surely is a lot better than paying extra each month for the lifetime of service for faster internet speed, and the phone is available today (has been for months). The only downside I see is that users seem to mention that the bluetooth implementation on the Audiovox is often a limiting factor in the network speed. Users also report on of being able to sign up for the Verizon data plan for a mere $45 a month, for the EVDO BroadbandAccess plan, on the Audiovox. So really, the cost is just relative to a one time inital purchase versus a long and drawn out expensive subscription price. I could be wrong, but I’d like to know if you would look into it.



Thanks Dave. But for me the i730 is too big and clunky to use as just a phone. I don’t care about the PDA stuff, I just want an EVDO modem. DOes look like a cool Phone Edition, though. Just wish it was VGA.

David Ciccone

James.. Verizon will be coming out with the i730 Samsung.. Which has EVDO and bluetooth.. Probably during August.

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