Thursday, August 12, 2010


I think I was a big generous when allocating my hours for this sprint. I sat down to do what I thought was a 16 hour job this morning and had it finished by lunchtime. I managed to do this while reading the tech news on Google reader, though it was a slow news day. As a result I was left with essentially nothing to do for the rest of the day, as the rest of the jobs on my list involve working with a digibox that hadn't even been unwrapped and flashed yet. Hopefully tomorrows jobs will take a bit longer.

So, today I read that Sony Ericsson are cooking up a new Android smartphone that's part playstation. I've no idea if this is true or not, but if it is, I imagine it will be pretty successful. I'd certainly want one, though the fact that I'm intending to pick up an X10 mini in the coming weeks precludes me buying one.

Though they probably won't be cheap, if they're priced anything like current smartphones, they'll be in or about €500 unlocked or somewhere between free and €150 on a contract with a mobile provider. Which is about what the other smartphones cost, the iPhones, the Blackberries and the other Androids. Still, if this is able to access the Playstation Network like the PS3 and PSP Go, it could well be very successful. The only real competition to it I can think of is the Xbox Live features on Microsoft's upcoming revamped Windows Phone.

Yeah, even on a slow news day, what I read in the news was more interesting than anything which happened to me. Part of me can't wait to get back to Ireland.


  1. Played with cian and johans phones yesterday, both are really nice. Though cians looks and feels like a rip of iphone, Johans was stupidly pretty.

  2. I've heard that the HTC phones like Johan's are amazingly pretty and nice to use. I'd kinda like to get one if there was on cheap enough on PAYG. I have too much unspent credit to consider switching to billpay just to get a nice phone on the cheap.

    Somehow, I think the Samsung Galaxy S was designed to look and feel like an iPhone. It's the same basic shape, and they themed Android to kind of look like it. But they stuffed it full of the best hardware available. In terms of specs it's the biggest, fastest, meanest phone on the market. And they gave a bunch out free to people who were unhappy with their iPhones. :o