I purchased an iMode GPRS phone a few weeks ago, just to see if it could live up to the hype. It certainly did. To the WAP hype that is. The experience is no way near the flashy tv commercials that promise real-time video conferencing. Trust me, I wasn't too dissapointed :)
Now that I've been using the phone and services for a few weeks, I must admit I have been using the traffic and weather services, which all require registration and a 1.5 euro/month fee (about a buck and a quarter) but it's a completely different online world from where I normally dwell.
I want my scripting news, I want to read up on Ernie the Attorney's latest tidbits. And of course I want to post to my weblog remotely. The iMode 'technology' is nothing but a hindrance to entering my online world wirelessly. Certainly a big difference in experience when using my iBook and WiFi connection.
Still, the iBook is too big and WiFi not ubiquitous (love that word) enough to be really useful when my body is mobile. Enter the XDA from O2.
Looks like this puppy has a shot at being my digital dog. Yeah, its all microsoft pocket pc crap, but at least I can use an actual web browser and eehgad! I can also use my MSN messenger account....I'm off to the phone store, review coming soon!