Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Gov. Schwarzenegger at Oracle gathering

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger made a surprise appearance at Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco Oct. 14 to "pump you up," he told an audience of technology geeks.

Busy day Monday with Sidekick debacle

Monday Oct. 12 was a busy day as I tried to keep up with changing developments in the story of T-Mobile dealing with irate customers because they lost the data backup for their Sidekick smartphones. It seems Microsoft and Danger (the latter, the maker of the Sidekick that was acquired by Microsoft in 2008) suffered a server malfunction that wiped out nearly all the data of users it was supposed to be storing.
T-Mobile store in Antioch, Calif.

Here's the initial report on it, updated once with more information.

And here's the second story about how T-Mobile said the situation had been resolved.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

My report on AT&T Prepaid phone plan

AT&T is offering a new prepaid calling plan, one of many carriers pushing prepaid plans as an alternative to post-paid plans where the subscriber is tied to a contract for two years.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

On AT&T, Apple, BlackBerry and other gadget news

A couple recent posts of mine on

AT&T reverses course on VoIP on iPhone; an analyst doubts its stated motives:

AT&T allows wider use of Skype; urges FCC light touch

Apple quits U.S. Chamber of Commerce over global warming skepticism

Apple takes a stand on climate change

Good news for BlackBerry users

BlackBerry to support Adobe Flash

Palm dilemma: how to price Pixi when Pre prices falling

Prices falling for Palm Pre