Dipped into Rich’s blog and ended up spending a good while reading online from there on.
Engadget, for one, is starting to read like a hype mill again, and sometimes it’s amazing how you will get the same item plastered across a number of sites with little or no editing - and that editing, when it happens, is mostly of the tongue-in-cheek variety.
Heck, I’ve been using one of those for two weeks. It is the most useful device I’ve picked up in a while, miles ahead of the Pocket PC junk:
- It supports IMAP IDLE, which means it’s almost as good as a Blackberry device (for e-mail, mind you - it’s slower and doesn’t do all the other neat tricks, but it works fine with .Mac)
- I can get at my corporate environment using Citrix in a much more usable way than with any Remote Desktop client I’ve yet used on a Pocket PC (yes, even over GPRS).
- I can run MidpSSH, VNC and an IM client on it a whole day without the battery going out on me.
Sure, it’s not 3G (I’m still carrying my V600i as a modem) and its Wi-Fi support is pretty obtuse, but it’s much more reliable than anything else out there right now - including the Qtek 9000, which I consider to be a worthless piece of junk.