RIM, ironically

June 22, 2011

Lots of bad news about RIM these days. Layoffs, their blackberry products cannot compete with iPhones and Androids etc. Ironically, at work I just received an upgrade to a BB Bold 9780 and it’s the first BB that I really like. It is small, simple, easy to use, nice screen and has great battery life. I’d consider buying one for myself.

I don’t use handhelds for graphical things, the screen is too small even on an Android or iPhone and I hate those virtual keyboards. For text, primarily email and twitter, the BB works great. With all these poor sales, I ought to be able to find a good deal too right?


Trying out Chrome

June 9, 2011

Trying out Google Chrome, having been a dedicated Firefox user for years. So far, everything works much the same and it is vastly faster. I now wonder how Firefox manages to be so slow.

I don’t see a downside to Chorme yet, except maybe wasting too much time playing Angry Birds. Being a Gmail, Greader, Gmaps and Google search user I suppose Chrome should work better but I never really had any issues with Firefox there anyway.

Goodbye Firefox? Hate to give up on it but speed is good, slow is not.