September 28, 2006

MobileTechRoundup 70

Category: Podcast — admin @ 5:47 pm

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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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  1. I think Matt’s Q1 should be named “R2-D2″, since he is the Yoda of Mobile Tech.

    Comment by Jonathan Balkind — September 28, 2006 @ 6:22 pm

  2. Name suggestion: QWERTY

    Comment by John Tokash — September 28, 2006 @ 9:34 pm

  3. I’m going to suggest the Korean name “Soo”010536

    Comment by Alberto — September 28, 2006 @ 9:43 pm

  4. Just like automobiles tech should be assigned female names. So I’m gonna say Layla

    Comment by jeff — September 28, 2006 @ 9:44 pm

  5. I’m going to suggest the Korean name “Soo”

    Comment by Alberto — September 28, 2006 @ 9:44 pm

  6. Hey guys love the podcast, for Matt’s Q1 I thought you should name it “Nr. 2″, which is German for Number 2.

    Comment by IrrelevantPodcast — September 29, 2006 @ 1:15 am

  7. 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.

    Comment by David Gray — September 29, 2006 @ 2:41 am

  8. THE PADD!
    The Star Trek Personal Acess Display Device!

    Comment by Nate — September 29, 2006 @ 4:27 am

  9. Namie it after somone you love. No greater way to show you your love for that person in tech.

    Comment by micael samuelsson — September 29, 2006 @ 10:46 am

  10. I (actually my wife thinks)think it should be QT1 as in Cute1.

    Comment by Travis Carnahan — September 29, 2006 @ 11:08 am

  11. 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 ;-)

    Comment by Neil Ingram — September 29, 2006 @ 11:28 am

  12. 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 :)

    Comment by Ada — September 29, 2006 @ 4:57 pm

  13. How about Ratbags?

    Comment by Walter — September 29, 2006 @ 5:23 pm

  14. 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.

    Comment by Evan — September 30, 2006 @ 12:00 am

  15. Name suggestion: Xena

    Comment by Guerlain — September 30, 2006 @ 5:08 am

  16. Toto

    Comment by Guerlain — September 30, 2006 @ 5:36 am

  17. 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!)

    Comment by MiniMage — September 30, 2006 @ 5:30 pm

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

    Comment by Telengard — October 1, 2006 @ 5:17 pm

  19. Samgraal – Samsung Grail

    This refers to “Sangraal, the Holy Grail”

    Comment by Nathan I — October 2, 2006 @ 1:06 am

  20. 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!

    Comment by Brian — October 2, 2006 @ 1:45 am

  21. 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!).

    Comment by Cheryl — October 2, 2006 @ 3:37 am

  22. How about a name someone from the Coast Guard would recognize “Eddie” According to a 2002 article quote “Eddies are small features with a big impact,” said co-author Dr. Yi Chao, a JPL oceanographer. (

    I think the discription fits the UMPC pretty well.

    Comment by Mike Harrison — October 2, 2006 @ 7:31 pm

  23. 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.

    Comment by Michael Venini — October 3, 2006 @ 11:24 am

  24. How about “Matt’s Mate” ?

    Comment by Thomas Ho — October 3, 2006 @ 8:04 pm

  25. 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

    Comment by Rob Greenlee — October 4, 2006 @ 1:01 pm

  26. 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.

    Comment by Joshua A. Hall — October 5, 2006 @ 1:51 am

  27. UMPTY

    Comment by Bill — October 5, 2006 @ 9:50 am

  28. How about “Quista” instead of “Vista”.

    Comment by Michael Venini — October 5, 2006 @ 1:13 pm

  29. Vern (aka “Mini Me”)

    Comment by Bill — October 6, 2006 @ 1:49 pm

  30. Nacho (as in “hands off, that’s Nacho PC”) :)

    Comment by Bill — October 6, 2006 @ 1:51 pm

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

    Comment by Bill — October 6, 2006 @ 1:54 pm

  32. Macslate Pro (since that name has sadly not been taken by $J and Co.)

    Comment by Bill — October 6, 2006 @ 1:57 pm

  33. 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.

    Comment by Bill — October 6, 2006 @ 2:04 pm

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

    Comment by Ponce — October 6, 2006 @ 5:49 pm

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

    Comment by Bill — October 6, 2006 @ 9:10 pm

  36. How about RQ DQ, no expanation needed!
    Keep up the good work guys.

    Comment by Jack — October 8, 2006 @ 8:03 am

  37. We suggest the name MUM – Matt’s Ultra Mobile – What a nice guy-he takes his MUM everywhere!

    Comment by Dale — October 8, 2006 @ 7:49 pm

  38. sidewinder.

    Comment by Jason — October 10, 2006 @ 8:00 pm

  39. Q-wing

    Comment by Train — October 11, 2006 @ 12:13 pm

  40. “The Bachelor” – because face it, computers aren’t exactly chick magnets.

    Comment by Bill — October 11, 2006 @ 6:11 pm

  41. “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.

    Comment by Bill — October 11, 2006 @ 6:15 pm

  42. 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.

    Comment by Bill — October 11, 2006 @ 6:18 pm

  43. 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


    Comment by Demetri Poulos — October 12, 2006 @ 9:19 am

  44. Love your podcast.

    How about Quantum.

    Comment by Chris — October 12, 2006 @ 11:58 am

  45. 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.”

    Comment by Brian — October 12, 2006 @ 12:22 pm

  46. 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.

    Comment by Gene — October 12, 2006 @ 1:06 pm

  47. 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!

    Comment by lsbeller — October 12, 2006 @ 5:22 pm

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

    Try one of these:

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

    Thank you,

    Comment by Sarah Diehl — October 12, 2006 @ 8:25 pm

  49. “Cosmo” – everybody’s favorite Seinfeld character (aka Kramer).

    Comment by bill — October 12, 2006 @ 11:33 pm

  50. 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!

    Comment by Oddie — October 14, 2006 @ 10:37 am

  51. 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.

    Comment by Nick Ross — October 14, 2006 @ 12:10 pm

  52. My Suggestions
    1. Qsolo
    2. Solo1
    3. Uno-Tank

    Comment by motosync — October 15, 2006 @ 10:48 am

  53. Quasi-Pad
    MoTR Pad
    MoB1 pronounced Mobi-One

    Just a few of the top of my head…

    Comment by Steven Hughes — October 15, 2006 @ 9:06 pm

  54. 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

    Comment by Rich OReilly — October 16, 2006 @ 9:34 am

  55. – great site

    Thank for your work for us!
    Thank you, I will add it to my bookmarks

    Best Regards


    Comment by Karaknizida — July 31, 2007 @ 4:23 am

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