OMG! OMG! OMG! The iPhone reviews have been unleashed, and they all agree that the iPhone is worthy of the hype! (The on-screen keyboard works!) In no particular order:
There are even reviews of the reviews!
Must...resist...no HSDPA...although...could just...get HSDPA Express Card...AAIEEE!!!
The Opera Mini 4 beta helps the Treo 700p get closer to the "real" Internet as advertised by the iPhone. The beta has some bugs. For example, the keypad shortcuts don't work on the Treo, and it eventually runs out of memory (necessitating a restart). It's still a great alternative to the Treo's built-in browser.
Opera Mini vs. iPhone is totally uncalled for. The video touts that Opera Mini works on other phones besides the iPhone, which is supposed to matter because the iPhone is expensive. Who cares? The iPhone's browser kicks ass! It also uses Apple's open WebKit engine—the one Nokia chose for their spiffy Mini Map Browser.
If Opera really wants to get into a pissing contest: WebKit already supports 18 out of 19 documented CSS3 styles...
It's really unfortunate that Steve's WWDC browser market share slide implied that the world would only be left with two browsers: Safari, and IE. The folks at Opera and Mozilla should welcome the proliferation of another browser that supports open standards unless all they really care about is the search engine revenue derived from their own browsers.
The ear loop on the Palm Treo Wireless Headset doesn't work well with the temple piece of an Oakley SQUARE WIRE. Oakley has conspired with Motorola to create a custom Bluetooth Module that snaps onto the temple piece. It works quite well with the updated Treo 700p. The Palm headset is now relegated to indoor and nighttime duties.
The Oakley Bluetooth Module sports a standard mini USB port for power. It's too bad that Palm didn't equip the Treo with mini USB. (It's also too bad that Palm's proprietary Multi-Connector is really crappy.) Another cable is now needed should the OBM take a trip.
1408 (equals 13, get it?) is one of the better horror movies based on a Stephen King story. John Cusack is great as a jaded paranormal investigator. Samuel L. Jackson drops another classic f-bomb line. Best of all, the evil in 1408 doesn't turn out to be a giant arachnid thingy.
Before Below, writer/director David Twohy propelled Vin Diesel's career with a sci-fi movie called Pitch Black. The movie was better than expected in the theater, and still holds up today. It's too bad The Chronicles of Riddick didn't live up to the first film in the theater albeit expectations were much higher. The director's cut is supposed to be better...