* Posts by Jah

58 publicly visible posts • joined 8 Apr 2010


BlackBerry Key2: Clickier, nippier, but how many people still want a QWERTY?


Choice and variety

We now have 2 great Android keyboard devices, the Key2 and the Gemini. I'll probably stick with the Gemini.

The new, new Psion is getting near production. Here's what it looks like


Production started

The Gemini PDA is now under production. The lower price for early backers will continue until end of February. Buy one now!


I've ordered one!

Real Smart PDA for those serious about productivity.

How's this for a stocking filler next year? El Reg catches up with Gemini


Re: delivery and customs to the UK?

Will shipped from the UK.

BlackBerry's comeback: El Reg gets its claws on the QWERTY KEYone


Nokia Communicator?

As we seem to want to hark back to the golden age of mobiles, why can't we have an Android powered Communicator or better still a Psion 5?

Phones exploding in kids' hands, shares tanking – but it's not all good news at Samsung


Re: Six year old ..? ..HIS smartphone?

Was not a Note 7, was another Samsung phone!

SamSUNK! Korean giant's electronics biz takes punch to the smartphone profits


Re: Didn't learn from HTC

The S3 was the last non Note device that was actually different, great little phone.


Re: Didn't learn from HTC

I blame Apple. I don't like slab but no one makes any other form factor now.


Note 4 and Note Edge are premium devices. The little information we have suggests these did sell well otherwise Samsung's performance would have been even worst.



No HP/Palm Touchpads for sale?

The Touchpads were really very good - and still usable now.

Samsung to boot out Shin after Galaxy S5 tanks – report


Re: Expensive and riddled with bloatware

Being an owner of a Note 4 and LG G3, I don't see the bloatware as as issue. Don't forget that unless you have the international D855 LG G3 you don't have LTE-A. The S Pen, for those that need this feature, is unique to the Note 4 and the LG G3 has no parallel. However, unless you have the Octa Core version of the Note 4, the DAC in the LG G3 is better. UK price for the International D855 is still close to £360.

TEEN RAMPAGE: Kids in iPhone 6 'Will it bend' YouTube 'prank'


Not adults but kids can bend it

There is analysis elsewhere that suggests there is a weak spot in the body of the 6 Plus around the volume rocker. I suspect the battery does not provide a lot of structural rigidity in that spot. But kids can't be that strong? And this is a criminal offence, I am sure.

EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report


Re: Not surprised that Apple didn't respond

Obviously not involved in testing software! Why do you think software (rules) always have bugs?


Re: Not surprised that Apple didn't respond

And their employees benefits from security, social, transport and health services. These need to be paid for through the various tax systems, not just national insurance and income tax! All rules have "bugs" which means there will always be a way around them. No rule book can cover all circumstances. The basic concept is that we all pay taxes for national services that we all benefit from, unless you are Apple, Google, Starbucks etc

Apple iPhone 6 Plus: GORGEOUS FAT pixel density - but it's WASTED


Re: Always Critical of Apple

Yes but only 2.5 million were the Plus. Note 3 sold over 10 million in 30 days


Actually it was over 10 million in the first 30 days for the Note 3

Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch


Re: A car show without prototypes.

Never known Apple to present a concept product with no firm schedule for availability. I think they were forced to respond and show that they have "new products" and "innovations" .

Moto 360: Neat gizmo – if you're a rich nerd


Tech reviewers are not "normal people"

I've had the Gear 1 and Sony Smartwatch 2 (as well as the very old Sony Ericsson MBW 100 in 2006) so feel I have road tested these devices. I have two phones - one for business and one for personal. My business phone is in-hand and visible during my work day so the notifications to my smartwatch from my personal phone are actually very "handy". Also I can quickly see who is calling and reject calls and reply to sms quickly if in a meeting (no need to find the phone and then enter a PIN etc). So the use depends in your situation - it is not a "silver" bullet to deal with all your digital management issues, it is an add-on for some people for connivence. Yes the suppliers would want you to think if you don't have one you are missing out on something wonderful...you're not.

Before I Go To Sleep turns out tense enough to keep you awake ...


Book is good.

LG pokes G3 Stylus at Samsung's Galaxy Note


Re: 534ppi

Looks better than the HTC M8, so yes there is a benefit to the 534ppi. But like most things technology, you may not really need it.

ASUS launches 5-in-1 Android Windows Phone laptop tablet (breathe)


Minority of one?

I would like one...feels very uncomfortable to say this with all the negative vibes above. Honest, I could see Vodafone/O2 offering this on a monthly contract at £50 per month.

Samsung brandishes quad-core Galaxy S5, hopes nobody wants high specs


128 GB

Will accept up to 128 GB Micro SD not 64 GB

Jolla announces Sailfish OS 1.0, says Android love-fest soon to come


UI is okay

You need to use for a week or so and then it is very natural. Close to BB10.

Tim Cook dangles 'new product categories' carrot over $14bn Apple share buyback



Buy Sony and have an Android offering for low value end of the market.

Sony Xperia Z Ultra: The quad-core 2.2GHz MEGA SCREEN PHONDLESLAB


Is it really a phone?

Is a Range Rover really a car? Like cars, device manufacturers are creating devices for different segments and creating sub-brands like "Note" for Samsung. The Z Ultra is really like a Personal size Filofax and the idea is that it is a smaller tablet as opposed to a bigger phone. It may fill a niche or may create a small market like the Note 1, 2 & 3.

New Tosh 'droid slabs include Newton-like scrawl-pad: We try it out


Samsung S Note

Sammy's S Note seems much better.

Living with a 41-megapixel 808 PureView: Symbian's heroic last stand


Re: And why are Samsung setting up a Finnish R&D centre?

Correct - failure was a management issues. The mangers did not have a clear vision. They started wiith a great portfolio including the original Series 90 platform. This could have been Nokia's iPhone in 2005/6, but they killed it.

World's richest hobo (Apple) has worked 'tax-free' in Ireland since '80s


Re: Easy answer then

Every company in the world could do this but they choose not to because all rules can be worked around. In the US and UK, and other countries, we fund social and defence services from taxes. That is the purpose of tax. By actively working around the rules all you do is demonstrate lack of social responsibility.

Apple cored: Samsung sells 10 million Galaxy S4 in a month


iPhone no longer compelling

Samsung would not have sold 10 million if the iPhone 5 & 4s were competitive. That is what the sales figures really say. This trend will continue until Apple's next iPhone in September.

Opera rewrite comes to Android


Opera runs fast on my HTC One and S3. I prefer it to Chrome. Faster rendering - tested with www.theverge.com

iPhone 5 totters at the top as Samsung thrusts up UK mobe chart


HTC One Black - no stock

The HTC One has been difficult to buy and the Black version nearly impossible to get. So HTC will do well in the next quarter look-back but not as well it could've done!

Ten Windows tablets


Re: 12 months ago

Suggest you checkout the Asus TF810. Great reviews at Amazon and always sold out.


Re: Just had an Asus Vivo delivered (#2 on the list)

Totally agree. Now have Windows 8 Pro on my Vivo Tab TF810. I normally get over 14 hours of battery life. Great portable laptop and versatile tablet with a Wacom digitiser all for £700! Bargain.

EE extends network: Soon, 1 million users will pay us for 4G


T-mobile are now capping download speeds

Before Christmas I was getting 20mbps download speeds in some areas on T-Mobile but now I never get over 4mbps.

Nokia on 'brink of failure', warns analyst


Samsung sold more of their niche Galaxy Note Smartphones in Q1 than Nokia sold for all their entire WP offerings. This is failure - Nokia needs a plan B for sure.

Gov IT contractors hire staff in India to work on benefits system


Ministers ex-Business People, really?

I cannot understand how Ministers make such silly decisions. I thought many had Business backgrounds; they should be looking at how Government expenditure maximises economic benefits not just looking at drive down costs!

41-megapixel MONSTER mobe shutters Nokia knockers


Re: Answers!

I'll be buying one. Belle is much better than Anna and Symbian ^3.

Nokia's Great Lost Platform


I have the N9, 7710, 9500 and 9300. All the best Nokia devices (the E6 is very good as well!)


I really like my 7710 and 9500. I believe the 9300 was a sales success, however.

Apple changed shape of Galaxy Tab in court filing


Injunction lifted outside Germany!

The German court did not even know it did not have jurisdiction outside Germany, so wouldn't be surprised if they only used pictures to compare the two products!

Google's Moto move spells iPhone doom


Good Analysis, perhaps Google will attack as well

I think with Apple, the best defence is attack, as Nokia has already proved. Google should be able to sue Apple until Apple agrees to some cross-licensing agreements.

The curse of Google?: Android licensees fail to cash in


How is this situation different from the Windows PC market?

How is this situation different from the Windows PC market?

We will see further differentiation. Sony does well with Vaio so why can't HTC/SE/Sammy do the same with Android?

Mole says Apple A5 chip runs too hot for iPhone


Its late

Well the next iPhone is late. So there must be a reason for this - eiher Apple are doing something really amazing and it is a bit tricky or they are having some fundamental technical problems with their design (a bit like the initial atenna problems and the white casing with the iphone 4).

Apple's chief patent lawyer exits, says report


Apple cash rich

Apple with a cash mountain of $Bns surely can afford as many legal eagles as they need.

Vintage Psion prototype: Yours for £85,000


Android 5mx / Revo - yes!

Happy to pay the original £499 for a modern colour touch screen Psion style device.

Apple have warped the market with the slate form factor and Nokia and Sony Ericsson have wasted what they inherited from Psion.

Nokia deal to 'rocket Windows Phone 7 past iPhone'


Content content content

Nokia at one point understood that the next big play was content. Unless M$ and Nokia tie-up more content than Apple and Anroid they wont increase market share.

Sad but true that the modern Smartphone is actually an entertainment server and not the PDA with great communicaiton that Symbian was designed for. But some of us still want that but we have no choice now.

Nokia talks Pure typographic cobblers


Win Phone Font!

Reminds me of the font used on Win Phone - "you will be assimilated". Nokia will become Microsoft before we know it!

Why Nokia failed: 'Wasted 2,000 man years' on UIs that didn't work


S90 & S80

You should use the S80 and S90 devices (Nokia 9500, 9300 & 7710) to see what Nokia achieved in 2004/5. It was remarkable, especially the Nokia 7710 (high res and fast). Nokia has lacked vision and strong management since the great period to 2005 and this has allowed it to make a series of poor decisions. And now with Win Phone 7 it will die. So sad.

Nokia: free phones for developers


Check again

Vodafone and CPW have the E7 on coming soon.

After Black Friday, Nokia acts to halt share slide


Perhaps the market thought the answer was to be Anroid

Nokia have nil skills in Win Phone software. Elop not only did not choose Android, easier for a MeeGo company to adopt, but also reduced Nokia to a "business", that is, strategy is simply a business case. Wrong! Nokia is much more than a company. It is the flagship European tech company and a company that once had a vision and was innovative. Now its just a hardware company and a distribution network. No longer a hub of European tech. Sorry to see the demise of Nokia.