Today I was going to publish my third and final part of â€˜The Joy of Kuâ€™.
What with Jaikuâ€™s recent announcement that YES they are re-opening registrations and that NO Google are not turning out the lights on our beloved life-streaming app.
What announcement am I talking about? Well hereâ€™s this from Jaikuâ€™s own Jaikido blog:
â€œWeâ€™ve been working quietly for a while to port Jaiku to Google infrastructure. Today weâ€™re taking off our welding goggles to announce Jaiku will be one of the first apps to run on the new Google App Engine.
The Google App Engine enables applications to leverage powerful Google technologies and scale up to millions of users without infrastructure headaches.
Jaiku will be fully deployed on the Google App Engine in the near future. Andy & co. are working hard to ensure the port is a success and we will make a further announcement once the port has been completed.â€
Jyri was quoted on Jaiku later on that day as saying:
â€œ…if all you notice is an increase in speed and reliability and re-opening of registrations, we’ve been successful.â€
However â€“ today I will not be finalising my Jaiku opus. Something has reached my shores this morning that NEEDS to be blogged. I could NOT believe it when I read it. Could NOT!
The reason why Iâ€™m so annoyed about this is that Iâ€™ve been kicking around an article for while that reviews the quite frankly, fantastic Nokia N82. At the moment the Nokia N82 is (in the UK anyway) an o2 exclusive… The piece was going to end something like:
â€˜On o2? Get an N82. Not on o2? Move Networks and get an N82â€™.
However, that will no longer happen.
No Sirree bob.
A quick 3G speed test on my Vodafone N95 8GB hits me with slap bang on 300Kb/s.
Thatâ€™s 3G only (not 3.5G aka HSDPA).
Thatâ€™s more than double what o2 offer! And thatâ€™s before we even think about leaping onto 3.5G!
According to Vero, some smart chap over at 3G.co.uk did a speed test on the o2 network and here are the results:
WOW. I am amazed.
iPhone owners on o2 using the EDGE network are getting FASTER connections than anyone on their 3G network!
I donâ€™t really have much else to add to be honest…
My N82 review is still in the pipeline (as is my final part of the Joy of Ku), but I really must say RIGHT NOW that if youâ€™re considering getting a new handset and you want to experience the wonders of the Mobile Web (over your network) then DO NOT go to o2.
I just needed to get that out of my system.
The FULL story is here on The Register â€“ including updates and quotes from o2
And again â€“ huge props to Vero at Taptu for waving this in my face first thing this morning.