MobileTechRoundup 70

Last show before James and Matt head to Mobius, so we fill it with with mobile technology news! Time for another contest too, but you’ll have to listen to find out how to enter!

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MoTR 70 is 33:47 minutes long and is a 30.9 MB file in MP3 format.

INTRO: Based on Time v2.1 by Meta Sektion, additional mixing by James Kendrick.

HOSTS: James Kendrick (Houston), Matt Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

It’s a roundup of schedules for the week as James & Matt head to Boston for Mobius.
Catch up on last season’s shows for free via iTunes.
Kevin doesn’t own the word “podcast” but he does own his own “miDrive”
Windows Vista drivers are now allowing for video RAM sharing
Would you run a beta OS within a Virtual Machine environment? Matt would.
James gets some hands-on time with new Verizon phones: the Blackberry 8703e & 7250, the LG Chocolate, the Motorola Q, the Samsung A990 and the Migo. Verizon will be allowing tethering on 3G phones going forward….
Enter the “Name Matt’s Samsung Q1 UMPC” contest! You can win this mobile tech bundle:

  • ThinkOutside Bluetooth keyboard and case
  • Unlocked Orange SPV E200 Windows Mobile Smartphone with Krusell leather case and two extra batteries
  • BoxWave retractable mini USB cable
  • How to enter: post a comment to this show (with a valid e-mail address) providing us your suggested name for Matt’s Q1
  • We’ll narrow down the choices in a future show and have the listeners vote.

Freeware of the show: Weather Watcher Mobile for Windows Mobile. [Thanks to Pocket PC Thoughts for this find!]
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Kevin is demo’ing the Newsgator Go! client.

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55 thoughts on “MobileTechRoundup 70”

  1. I’m thinking, it’s really a wonder any of these things work at all, but because and when they do, it’s just magical. I think the name should be MERLIN.

  2. Hi, I am going to suggest a name. I think he should name his Q1 “QHEW” made up from the word “PHEW”. Basically this is exactly what his Q1 must be thinking as:
    1)It has lasted this long in his arsenal of gadgets without getting sidelined/sold or exchanged &
    2) Nokia have not made a UMPC yet 😉

  3. I would name it SamMee (pronounced Sammy).

    First because it’s a cute pet name. Second because it’s obviously refers to a Samsung product. Third because “mee” is actually a Korean word. Depending on tone, it could mean many things — one of which is beautiful, which is of course what the Q1 is 🙂

  4. Without a doubt, ‘Lilith’ is the most suitable name.

    The forebear of the Succubi, evil tempresses, Lilith preyed on hoards of innocent men, lured from their placid existences by her inarguable beauty, by the promise of perfection. The Q1, forebear of the UMPC, directly parallels Lilith’s fables.

    Seducing withdrawn, disallusioned notebook users with it’s unrestrained elegance, inherent in even it’s most fundamental design elements. Bewitched by the serene, flexible user experiences, free from the chains of unbending notebooks, the modern man is able to finally realize the previously unrealizable. It’s appeal is undeniable; There is no escape.

    Incase you have a distaste of ‘L’ names (odd, but for some, true), ‘Nahema’ was the fabled queen of the Succubi. It works almost as well.

    Enjoy your purchase! I look forward to hearing more about your experiences.

  5. Computers are male!
    Qwon? (Q1 pronounced quickly sounds like “kwon,” like in the Korean sport Taekwondo. Of course, since “kwon” means “to strike or smash with the hand,” this could be an unlucky name, unless you think a Q1 in your hands could help you defeat your competition.)
    Sam Qwon?
    Saminator Q1000?
    Roddenberry? (remember Yeoman Rand and Uhura with the slates?)
    PinoQo? (Pin-oh-Q-oh, no strings attached!)

  6. Ok, now that name that just makes sense is just “Q”. From of course StarTrek. The cosmic entity from the Q Continuum.

  7. I like Quigley – I figure it’s got to start with a “Q” and Quigley Down Under is one of my all time favorite movies!

  8. My suggestion is to call it Shadow. Since you’ve been using it as your primary computer, it’s always with you (yeah, just overlook the fact that shadows aren’t around in sunny weather… 🙂 ). Also, Shadow sounds kind of mysterious, fitting the still-sort-of-rare status of seeing UMPCs “in the wild” (at least that’s the case around here…even for regular Tablet PCs!).

  9. I like the name Q-Tip. He or she is a Q1, and you use Windows Tip, and the tip of your finger.


    Very simple.

  10. FYI, the MobileTechRoundup podcast is available through Melodeo’s Mobilcast software through a keyword search in the phone software. We just launched on Cingular and Alltel.

    Rob Greenlee

  11. I would name Matt’s Q1 Phantom.

    From Webster’s dictionary
    Phantom – APPARITION b : something elusive or visionary

    It sounds cool, you think of music and also a super hero. It would go nicely with James and Kevin’s caractures or cartoon figures as well.

  12. Andy (as in Warhol, since 15 minutes of “fame” is probably all your Q1 will enjoy before you get interested in another device)

  13. Uma (why not? she’s hot, she’s handy with tools, those “Kill Bill” movies give the name a bit of “I run windows but I’m not a Microsoft yes man” flair, it’s an unusual name, and it’s a female name, which seems to be a requirement for some).

    P.S. I’m going back to work now.

  14. Qbacca or Qwie – named after Han Solo’s sidekick in Star Wars, since Matt is also known as Palmsolo in the mobile world.

  15. Frasier Crane (since it is an origami device and what’s the most popular origami thingy “the paper crane”)

  16. “Nerdy Spice” – The other spice girl that never had her 15 minutes of fame. I think her name was Andy…wait that was another entry.

  17. Suggestion – name should end in a vowel. This is an important kid naming tip too. You have to have a name that carries when you yell outside for your kid to come in for dinner. Could come in handy if you lose your Q1 too. Consider “Lucy” — just because I always loved it when Ricky Ricardo called out “Luuuuuucy” whenever he discovered something that she’d done.

  18. I posted this to the jkontherun site first, but wanted to make sure it got officially entered. So here it is again.

    OK here is my entries…

    1. Black Knight
    2. Ultrasolo
    3. Origamine
    4. Hero
    5. Samsolo
    6. MMPC


  19. I thought of one on the way in to work this morning. It’s fitting for someone on the MoTR team to name their UMPC “MOTheR”. That way, Matt could tell people, “just a minute, let me consult mother” or “let me check with mother to see where I’m supposed to be next.”

  20. I think that you should name your UMPC “Meep” from the cartoon character, the Road Runner. There’s an implcation of part road warrior, extreme portability, and it’s pretty fast. But most importantly, it’s a pretty cool, pretty geeky name.

  21. If you are looking for a cool name, try Vancouver or “Van” for short.
    If you are looking for an endearing name, try “Millie” with its roots back to Miller.
    If You are looking for a “Q” name, try “Quin” short for the quintessential mobile computer or “Quill” referencing a writing machine.(personally, Q names are Kind of kwerky)

    Good luck!

  22. Demetri just clued me in. Here are my entries:

    Try one of these:

    1. Obi-wan
    2. OB-1
    3. Objuan

    Thank you,

  23. As it’s a UMPC i’m partial to the name Uma (as in Uma Thurman).

    You could always get into the David Letterman Oscar joke when people ask about your cool UMPC/gadget … You would say something with a little bit of Letterman-ish flair “Uuuuummmmaaa … meet Ooooprrah! … Ooooprrahh meet Uuuuuummmaaa!”

    Anyways, that’s what i’d do if I had one … just to be silly. That always cracks me up.

    Great show boys!

  24. Having got inspiration from personalised number plates, and the fact that it sounds like the Q1 is now part of the family (for all the guys), I’d go for Q1M (Q1 Miller, pronounced KIM).

    Of course, expanding that to the rest of the team, you’d end up with QU1K for James (although Flash is close enough) and Q1T for Kevin (although the Knight Rider references are too easy…)

    Keep up the good work guys – really enjoying the shows.

  25. Hi Guys,
    Look fwd to the Podcast every week…
    How about…”Quewbie”? It’s a small device and the name just sounds small but, descriptive of what it is.

    Rich O

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