Thanksgiving is coming!

Hey guys, not many updates from me lately eh? Thanksgiving is just around the corner and I’m sure everyone’s getting ready (for companies, they’re probably getting ready for Black Friday).

Last week HP announced their first Touchsmart notebook, the Touchsmart tx2. I got to play with the HP Touchsmart tx2 for a short while and two things I like about it are 1) the all-black design makes it look a whole lot like a “pro” (and very cool as well) version of the existing HP Pavilion tx2500 and 2) the multi-touch screen being very responsive (I got the chance to compare it to the tx1000 and tx2000 notebook pc’s).

And oh, I’ve been having lots of fun with the iPAQ Data Messenger too. The Data Messenger is fantastic to use, aside from a few bugs that need to be worked out (everything doesn’t respond at times and I need to touch the “Start” button; then everything works again) which is expected in a pre-production model. Two main things I’ve installed on the Data Messenger are Throttle Launcher (A very nice today screen app) and Pocket Player (Which is much better, miles ahead, compared to Windows Media Player. I installed the trial version 3.7 and I like the new interface a lot versus v3.6)

Remember what I said about the Data Messenger needing a 3.5 mm headphone jack? Well, scratch that, the phone is really just fine with my several pairs of headphones of various brands via a 2.5 to 3.5 mm headphone adapter that I’ve been using on my hw6915/hw6515 iPAQs. What the Data Messenger REALLY needs is a dedicated on/off button! It’s really frustrating hitting the “End” button, which minimizes all apps before you can turn the device off. It’s annoying to have to re-open my last used application, instead of it being on-screen right away the next time I turn on the device (something that I’ve grown very VERY accustomed to from the iPAQ h6310 to hw6515/hw6915 to my current 612c).

More to come…

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