January 10, 2007

MobileTechRoundup 86: live from the Las Vegas strip!

Category: Podcast — admin @ 7:56 am

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MoTR 85 is 21:18 minutes long and is a 7.3 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)

Matt, James and Kevin couldn’t pass up the opportunity to record a show from the CES in Las Vegas, since all 3 were in the same place at the same time for the first time.  This show is recorded live from the Bloghaus in the Bellagio Hotel/ Casino and is the funniest show yet!  The trio learn first-hand the challenges of recording in a public place, and even pick up an unintended co-host who, shall we say, has definite opinions about mobile technology.  :)   The MobileTechRoundup censor was working overtime to make sure this show stayed clean for your listening pleasure.

First up on the docket was a rousing discussion of the Origami Experience.  Find out why the hosts are so impressed with this next version of the Touch Pack for Windows Vista UMPCs.

The OQO 02 is everywhere you turn at the CES and all 3 hosts have played with one briefly.  Is it improved over the original version?  Listen and find out.

What’s the one announcement that has JK all abuzz?  Here’s a hint- it’s from Toshiba.

Find out exactly what drop-in Valerie thinks about the UMPC platform.  Bleeps in all the appropriate places, of course.

THis show was recorded totally live in a very public setting and the background noise is much higher than we prefer but we think the impromptu nature of the show will more than make up for a little noise.

Special thanks to Podtech and Seagate for sponsoring the Bloghause, but not Robert Scoble (from Kevin).

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  1. What was that the place from which you recorded this podcast?! The Bloghaus or the crack house?! Just kidding, but I don’t think you really should invite that woman back to your show. Much too vulgar! And her knowledge of all things mobile is non-existent.

    Comment by Gene Schmeling — January 11, 2007 @ 9:53 am

  2. As I understand it, in addition to CES, there was also some kind of adult entertainment “conference” going on as well…perhaps Valerie was attending that venue.

    Comment by Dave — January 11, 2007 @ 9:08 pm

  3. Correct.. There is an annual adult conference… Parallel universe. Speaking of adults, have you checked out Alltel’s Celltop UI. You know my usual rant about the lousy state of the cellular UI. CellTop uses a ‘widget like approach’ creating ‘cells’ with individual functions like weather or stock results. Very cool and easy and intuitive to use. Could be an interesting opportunity for third party developers. Easy to understand data plan from the consumer perspective as well…$10… that’s it!

    Comment by mobiedave — January 21, 2007 @ 3:33 pm

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