Day: April 23, 2004

  • J2ME RSS Readers

    Via Freshmeat, RSS Reader MIDlet allows you to read RSS feeds on your MIDP1+ J2ME device.  The UI seems to make a little more sense than Peek and Pick.  P900 and 6600 users should also take a look at FeedBurner Mobile Feed Reader.

  • Nokia 6600i?

    Via j2k in #mobitopia, Expansys lists a Nokia 6600i as a pre-release phone.  What is the 6600i?  My guess is that the 6600i is similar to the 6620 but for European markets.  It will probably be the 6600 + 6620 enhancements/bugfixes + EDGE + more? + European frequencies.

    I haven’t heard about this, but once it is officially announced, if it is for real, this page at Nokia should work.  That is, of course, if the phone is for real.

    So far I’ve only seen rumors (like the one at, but nothing solid.  Is this a case of Expansys hoping that the rumors are true, or do they know something that we do not?

  • Hardly Newsworthy: Windows on Linux

    SpecOps Labs has been getting a lot of press in the last few days after their “breakthrough” announcement.  Their new software product will allow you to run Windows apps in Linux.

    Pardon me, but haven’t you been able to do the same thing using Wine for years now?  There are also commercial products like Crossover Office and Crossover Plugin if you have specific needs that are not neccesarily covered under Wine.

    I know that Wine isn’t perfect.  It can run some apps, but can’t run others.  Hey, that’s life.  I have a feeling that SpecOps’ David is going to be the same way.  I’d love to be wrong, but I have a feeling that David is going to rock for some things and choke on others.  Just like Wine.

    I’m all about new technology, breaking new ground, and pushing the envelope.  I just wish that the tech media would mention that many of the “revolutionary” things that SpecOps are claiming can already be done, and have been possible for years.