Friday, February 06, 2009

Blogging on the Fly

Nokia N810. Created by ThoughtFix of Tabletblo...Image via Wikipedia

I'm a bad blogger. I admit it. The problem isn't the content of my blog -- generally, I think I write pretty informative and entertaining posts. But all the gurus say that, to develop a loyal readership, you have to present new content on a regular basis, and that is my downfall. A quick look at my archives will reveal the infrequency of my blogging.

But that, dear readers, is about to change. I have bought me some new gear. (Have I mentioned how much I love gadgets?) I've been looking at and reading about the Nokia N810 internet tablet for well over a year, and the price just dropped on my birthday, so I ordered one for my birthday prezzie to self. Here are just some of the features of this pint-sized powerhouse:

  • Wifi, with Mozilla browser
  • QWERTY keyboard that retracts
  • Internet radio (with BBC installed!)
  • Skype installed
  • Media player
  • Photo viewer
  • GPS (fee for service)
  • Games (including Mahjong solitaire, my fave)
  • Slot for memory card for photos and music
I'm thinking this will be great to take along when I travel. No longer will I have to beg or borrow computer use and/or wifi from my host. I'll have access to all my travel research that I keep in Google docs spreadsheets, and I'll be able to blog from anywhere. Now all I need is a new trip or a more exciting life to blog about.
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  1. That is one very cool device! Can't wait to hear your feedback on its performance. Strange though about the "z" and "y" switch!

  2. Mine has Z and Y in the proper places, so the demo one may have been a one-off.

  3. Interesting.

    I want to improve my blogging frequency, and in particular, to blog daily on my Lands End - John O Groats cycle. I haven't figured out how to do that yet.

    Do you know if you can download photos to it, and then use it to upload to flickr?