Monday, January 24, 2011

Meet Waze

Because the good stuff need to be shared.



Panamanian community has recently begun developing, so it'll take a bit of time until waze begins to deliver its full value in Panama City. ATM I used it only to pick up alternatives  for traffic jams (and believe me, it works) within the frames of reason (panama roads are just fucked up... nothing more to argue there!)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Blackberry OS 6 on the bold 9700

Installed Blackberry OS 6.0.0.424 on the blod 9700

Check the first impressions on Blackberry OS 6 on the blod 9700.

By the time I learned that blackberry OS 6 was available for my phone I immediately tried to update it.

Why?

Simple… current OS sucks… There has been so much media crap around BBOS6 that I wanted to check first hand if I actually had to throw against the wall my phone or if I could keep it and save a couple of months more for a real phone with a snapdragon or some other 1GHz processor.

The problem is that, where I live… android based phones are just getting in the market (I’ve stated that I live in the republic of panama… which is part of Central America, also known as the 3rd world.) so back on those days I made a simple business decision…

  • Blackberry 9700 worth 300 dollars and data plan is about 10 bucks with unlimited bandwidth thru blackberry internet servers.
  • Android based phone (I was going after the nexus one) worth 650 in the US… so add like 50 to 70 bucks in shipping from gringoland to here… and because marketing shit… open data plan for this baby wasn’t open… after 1 Gb of usage it drops to 128 kbps for 15 dollars…
Six months later… my twitter account is full of blames to the sucker who wrote the blackberry OS… that piece of shit just freeze and lags as much as win98 while hocked on IRC receiving nukes.