Podcast Episode 12

Mr MacLeod is back from his desert island this week and we’re back in SMS Text News Towers too – normal service has been resumed.  This week we preview Ewan’s write-ups on the technology he took with him – the stuff that made it through customs and the stuff that didn’t.  We also celebrate Orange’s entry to the 21st century with a sensible data tariff and their latest customer, talk about Yahoo’s developer platform ‘Blueprint’, handset pricing, unlimited drinks Dublin and our usual ‘things of the week’.  All in just about 40mins… how do we do it?

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The contributors:

Ewan MacLeod is the gaffer, the boss, the big cheese, the head hocho, Mr Big and he’s back from the island.
Dan Lane’s blog is at http://invalid.name. He’s CTO at Howler Tech.
Ben Smith is a management consultant. He has a blog, but anything worth reading is contributed here.

Sites mentioned in the podcast:

Stuff Ewan took to the Conrad Rangali island:

The Polycom Communicator USB speaker-phone for Skype.
A Private Mobile Network from the nice people at Teleware.
An Iridium satellite phone.
Solio and Freeloader solar chargers.
A Dell M1330 ultra-light laptop.
An Apple Macbook Air slim laptop.
A Nokia E90 communicator smartphone.
A Pure Digital Flip Ultra with underwater case.

Yahoo’s mobile development platform.

Orange’s ‘animal 35’ tariffs now with fair-use data.

Phones discussed in pricing segment: 6220 Classic, E71, E66, N82, E90, Blackberry Bold, N96 versus HP 2133 Mininote.

Unlimited Drinks Dublin – 10th July.

Things of the week:

Agile Messenger for iPhone.
Aiptek mini DV HD camera.
AGPS – speedy assisted GPS locks.

We’re really keen to get your feedback on the podcast – please let us know in the comments or tell Ewan – ewan@smstextnews.com.

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