Decisions Decisions … an iPhone2 or not?

So I have had a look and play with a HTC Touch Diamond and its … okay, was a bit sluggish, but I seem some firmware updates have emerged so maybe its got better.

But what about the iPhone2? with 3g, its a sweet bit of kit, but has one very BIG issue for me … and that is o2.  I dont want to change from t-mobile, so why has apple take the stupid decision to stick with just one mobile phone provider?

The Microsoft or Nokia or anyother phone manufacturer, just make the phone and anyone can sell it on .. if apple followed this model they will sell a hell of a lot more iPhone .. instead, me thinks a trip to the good ole USA is due to pick up a grey market one. 

Then I saw this baby, the HTC Touch Pro .. based on the HTC Touch Diamond but with a keyboard .. hummm, but not as sexy as the iPhone .. Decisions, Decisions .. what should I do?

Microsoft Messaging & Mobility User Group UK

Boyz & Girlz gentle remind if your interested in spending an evening with Gordon McKenna discussing SCOM 2007 and Exchange 2007.

This event will be held in London at the MSFT offices in Cardinal Place near Victoria.

The meeting will be a mixture of PowerPoint and Discussions so there will be plenty of time to run through your questions.

The agenda for the meeting will be as follows: (although I may tweak the timings slightly)

18:15 – 18:40            Arrival
18:40 – 18:45            Introduction to speakers and the aims of the group
18:45 – 19:30            1st session; Gordon McKenna, Managing and Monitoring Exchange using SCOM 2007
19:30 – 19:50            Food!
19:50 – 20:45            2nd session; Gordon McKenna, Round Table discussion – Q&A focussed on Managing and Monitoring Exchange
20:45 – 21:00            Summing up and suggestions for future meetings.
21:00                        The End!

Interested, sign up here: http://www.mmmug.co.uk/forums/thread/11411.aspx

 

Microsoft Launches Consumer Subscription Offering That Combines Microsoft Office and Windows Live OneCare

Interesting .. wonder if it will make it over the “pond”? and to the rest of the world.  Looks like a “budget” way of getting office to people .. still not “cloud” computing is it?


Source: http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/press/2008/jul08/07-02EquiptPR.mspx?rss_fdn=Press%20Releases

REDMOND, Wash. — July 2, 2008 — Microsoft Corp. today unveiled Microsoft Equipt, an all-in-one security and productivity software subscription service for consumers. In one easy installation, the service delivers award-winning anti-malware protection technology and features to simplify PC management and help improve performance, the productivity tools people use to organize their lives, and online services that help make it easy to keep in touch with friends and family.

Initially code-named “Albany,” Microsoft Equipt offers consumers Microsoft Office Home and Student 2007, giving them the latest versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote for their personal and school projects; Windows Live OneCare, the all-in-one security and PC management service; Windows Live tools, such as Windows Live Mail, Windows Live Messenger and Windows Live Photo Gallery so they can connect and share with people they care about most; and Office Live Workspace, a new service from Microsoft that makes it easy to save documents to a dedicated online Workspace and share them with friends and classmates. Anytime a new version of Office or Windows Live OneCare is released, Microsoft Equipt customers will get the version upgrades as part of their subscriptions.

… Microsoft Equipt is $69.99 (U.S.) estimated retail price for a one-year renewable subscription. Each subscription will be good for three home PCs, making Microsoft Equipt ideal for families and individuals with one or several computers.