No blu-ray playback?
Though this detracts from the 'media centre PC' idea, especially in this day and age, is the slot-loading drive replaceable? And if so, would it cope with Blu-ray playback? (If not, there's always external Blu-Ray drives)
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About time they started releasing a NO-OS option of cheap net-tops like this. I have an MSDN license, so I'd be greatful to receive this little critter with NO-OS and save a fair few bob! Not sure about the DVI-D however.. not quite sure how that'll deal with audio :-(
You do get exclusive use of it.
You have to pre-register (Up to 30 I believe..) numbers, and 4 of which you can use at the same time. It's not as if anyone on vodafone can walk by and pinch your bandwidth.
I do completely see where you're coming from though. We have 4 vodafone blackberries at work and managed to wangle one of these free when we whinged about pish-poor coverage throughout the office.
Text messages being dropped, poor signal, laggy keyboard (Even after a factory restore) drove me away from my Hero. Apart from that it was an impressive bit of kit. Unfortunately I am stuck in a 24 month contract, FORTUNATELY I've bagged myself an iPhone 3G for £100 with a cracked screen, which was easily repaired.
Sold the hero for £370 on fleabay. Job done :-)
Like I wanted an app to turn my bluetooth off without going through five different steps.. is there an app in the app store? No, because you need to use 'private frameworks' to fricking do it.
Luckily, I found plenty of apps on Cydia that do the job perfectly, as well as an alternative to the Wifi scanner mentioned in the article.
Apple are due to crack down on all apps that use 'private frameworks'. It's against the App store rules, so the developers know they've done wrong incorporating it into their apps and would have known it was only a matter of time before Apple picked up on it, but this is still pathetic anyway.
I'm absolutely disgusted with Sky wanting nearly £50 a month for BASIC access to their HD channels! Almost as disgusted as I was when they popped a leaflet through my door saying they'd offer a 'free'*** HD box to new customers.
I'm all for this new offering, to be honest..
*** - Free as in, if you sign up to more packages than you'd ever need/want
To be honest, a while ago I received a number of spam texts from a seemingly random mobile number. I'm not talking 3 or 4, I mean some joker thought it would be a good idea to spam me with a good 4-500 text messages in a day. I called up O2 and filed an 'abuse report', but no matter what I asked they simply refused to block the number.
When I pay these people £35 a month I expect to be able to block a phone number on request. Luckily now I'm with orange and the HTC Hero offers the ability to block stuff.
Sneaking them into the country? Er.. a quick check on eBay see's these phones available worldwide for £40ish. The way the article you linked to worded it, they were a 'new phenomenon'.. They've been around for ages and they're shite! The screens are inferior, low-res, and the software is written in chinglish. They're hardly a 'convincing clone'!