I’m Connected Everywhere!
Although I don’t know if that is a good thing or not, but I’m sufficiently impressed. Recently we got new phones at work. We, being the 3 person group I’m in. We did have Motorola Q’s, which were cool phones. At first, anyway. They constantly had to be reset by taking the battery out, and lots of times we couldn’t place a call without resetting them. The email worked about 1/4 of the time.
The new phones we got were the latest & greatest BlackBerry Pearl 8130’s. We have all of the standard BlackBerry functionality – email, calendaring, address book… But we also have GPS navigation, which works very well. Forget the fact it’s being run on a phone – it works sufficiently well enough to be a GPS device all its own. The functionality that prompted me to write this blog entry, however, is its modem. My phone is currently tethered to my laptop while I sit here in a chiropractic clinic.
The speed is at least as fast as my DSL at home, which is 1.5 Mbps. I’m very impressed with the service. As long as I have a signal on my cellphone, I have internet access. Do I *want* to be that connected? Sure, when I have something I’d like to look up on the internet. For work purposes? No way.