Mt freind was given one of these as a company car. he liked it BUT he didn't lke the fact tht the ultra heavy engineering on the doors, to compensate for the mising B pillar, restricts the view when pulling ou, particularly if you are having to look over your shoulder.
29 posts • joined 16 Nov 2007
What about the offspring?
I think that mention should be made of the offspring of this project, the ICL One Per Desk aka BT Tonto. Basically AFAIR a QL built into an early attempt at en executiev workstation. I used on when I was in BT Marketing, it incorporated a telephone and modem, with two lines. Apart from the normal functions of word processin et al I was able to interrogate a distant mainframe running RAMIS Reporter to obtain the relevant stats.
Seems that Nokia has one big advantage. If you have an iPhone, chances are you will have a PC, rather than a Mac. If you go android there are, currently, no android computers. So, if you want a phone, tablet and lap/desktop, without having to learn multiple OSs, and working out how to integrate them, Windows seems to be a good way to go!
iPads are beginning to be used in schools, but most significantly in Special Needs education Touch screens have been used in this area for some 20 years, but the ipAd has the unique advantage, that it can be presented for use by a student with limited mobility.
They are a major step forward in this field!
I am currently researching the use of tablets in Special Education , and have an iPad2 and a Lenovo A1. I have not had a single app crash on the iPad, which is running IOS5. The Android Lenovo regularly crashes the built in apps, some of them have never worked, crashing and forcing a system restart!
Well, I live in London, in an area where BT is trialling FTTH. I am so close to the exchange that I am on a direct cable, so can't get onto the fibre. I am SUPPOSED to be able to get 20mb/sec, but am lucky to get 8Mb/sec.
If this is the best that BT can manage, surely the Government should be looking for a more capabale partner for this project?
I am at the point of upgrading my phone. I have had mobiles since the early 90's, and always Nokia. The iPhone does not appeal at all, but I was thinking maybe Android this time, until I read the Reg article on power management.
Surely power management is far more important than all the bells and whistles which seem to be the buyer benchmark for most people these days?
As a customer of BT Broadband I tried to set FON up, and failed. I then found from a forum that it was becoming a hobby for some people, so I joined in. After about 10 rounds of registering/de-registering/re-registering it has upgraded my Home Hun software, but nothing else. I have never found a hot spot to see if I can connect!!
Odd, but this was first announced weeks ago, and this was the first bit that I noticed. I wonder when someone will have the guts to pass legislation taht will prevent mega-corporations from writing these customer 'contracts' that allow them to change what they like, when they like, and pass it off as a bargain??