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How to Setup Internet Connection on ATT Tilt

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I got a shiny new AT&T Tilt (HTC 8925) and I found it very confusing to setup internet connection on the device. Now I am a very technical person. If I couldn’t figure out how to setup internet connection on my Tilt within five minutes of powering it up (without searching google), i think most people will have difficulties doing so. It is no wonder why wireless data usage (apart from sms) lagged so much compared to voice in the US. I think the device OS (Windows Mobile 6 in this case, device manufacture (HTC) and wireless carrier really needs to work together to make it more user friendly.

To save you some time, here is the instruction on how to setup Internet Connection on the Tilt AT&T.

By the way, I think BlackBerry did a way better job at this. Your internet connection is automatically provisioned as soon as you power up the device.

Update: With the new Dell Mini 9’s embedded cellular broadband, hopefully one day you won’t need to go through this internet configuration thing on a tiny phone. Check out Dell Inspiron Mini 9 v.s. Asus Eee PC v.s. Amazon Kindle and call AT&T to ask them stock up and sell the Dell Mini 9.

Written by Y.

November 1st, 2007 at 11:16 am

Posted in Mobility

USB Flash Drive Performance

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Some good information not only on performance comparison, but on how USB flash drives work and how usb flash drives are put together. Dual-channel flash drive, anyone?

AnandTech: USB Flash Drive Roundup – 10/2005

Written by Y.

December 1st, 2006 at 1:00 am

Posted in Mobility

Text Messaging Finally Catches on in USA?

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Once considered a service used only in Europe and Asia, text messaging is emerging as an important form of communication in the United States, with 40% of the nation’s 220 million mobile phone users sending text messages regularly, according to research from NPD Group.

By comparison, about 21 percent of U.S. subscribers have downloaded a ringtone (although only about 10% can be considered “active” downloaders), while about 9% have downloaded a mobile game.

According to CTIA-The Wireless Assn., U.S. subscribers sent close to 65 billion text messages through the first half of this year. That’s about double the number sent in the first half of 2005.

Text messaging catches on in music business

Written by Y.

October 30th, 2006 at 9:40 pm

Posted in Mobility

Go2 Mobile to Serve Yahoo Ads

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One of the mobile directory services Go2 Mobile signed a deal with Yahoo to serve up yahoo advertising links:

Go2 Mobile

Interestingly enough, Yahoo has its own mobile directory service as well, called Yahoo Local on Cingular MEdia Net homepage. For that matter, Google Local, Yellowpages.com are all featured on MEdia Net, which makes it pretty hard for anyone else to break into that space.

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August 16th, 2006 at 6:41 pm

Posted in Internet,Mobility

TypePad Mobile

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The popular blogging software can be used on your mobile phone now: http://everything.typepad.com/blog/2006/08/introducing_typ.html

The mobile blogging tool is available on PalmOS, Windows Mobile and Symbian series 60 devices. Some nice screenshots are available here http://www.sixapart.com/i/screenshots_palm.jpg

Written by Y.

August 15th, 2006 at 6:10 pm

Posted in Internet,Mobility