Keith Combs' Blahg

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  • Blog Post: My phone is obsolete

    For the past six weeks, my phone has been displaying the roaming indicator. It started to get a bit disconcerting because I would even see it here at my house. It annoyed me a bit because like most of you, I had my ActiveSync settings tweaked so that it would only sync manually if roam was indicated...
  • Blog Post: Have $10,000 to blow on an Apple iPhone ???

    If you have an extra ten grand laying around, why not blow it on some bling? The folks at http://www.athem.ch/collections/apple-iphone-3g.php will be happy to help you elevate yourself above the lowly masses with a diamond rimmed Apple iPhone 3G. According to the site, this is 3.75 carats in the worlds...
  • Blog Post: Blown Away by Nokia Lumia

    Snicker.  Better listen to your women boyz.
  • Blog Post: NOKIA Lumia 900 Coming to AT&T in the USA for $99

    The cat is finally out of the bag and official.  The NOKIA Lumia 900 is coming to the USA on Easter Sunday.  Here’s a paragraph from the AT&T blog. “Nokia Lumia 900 won the Best of CES award for smartphones and is more than just a killer phone at a killer pricepoint.  Priced at $99...
  • Blog Post: I caved... I'm now a Motorola Q fanboy

    I wasn’t kidding when I said my Cingular Audiovox SMT 5600 was obsolete . Verizon made it easy for me. They dropped my employee discounted price to the “get off the fence” price point. I picked up my Motorola Q at the local CircuitCity store a couple of days ago. They have a rather...
  • Blog Post: Windows phone and Windows Mobile 6.5 Launches !!!

    The next wave of Windows Mobile devices are now ready for your consideration.  I am so glad we have hit this milestone because there are a number of new and interesting devices on the market, effective today.  Head on over to http://www.microsoft.com/windowsphone for the latest information...
  • Blog Post: Apple Announces iPhone 4S

    Today Apple held a small press event at 4 Infinite Loop and managed to crash all of the “live” blogging sites covering the event.  That was followed by apple.com crashing.  After the smoke cleared an iPhone 4S emerged with an updated processor, gpu, camera, and other solid features.  Get...
  • Blog Post: If you put a keyboard on my phone, use something like this

    Anyone remotely interested in gaming will appreciate the work Sony is doing in their XPERIA Play device.  I was all gung ho when Sony first came out with the XPERIA but that wore off in a few seconds after I actually got to hold and feel their first generation phone. I never bought one.  It...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 March Update - details emerge

    Someone just update the updated the history area of microsoft.com so you can see some of the details in the coming March Update.  Here are a couple of the items: Marketplace improvements. We've improved the stability of Marketplace while you download apps. We've also improved the experience of downloading...
  • Blog Post: The Fall Cell Phone Parade Begins

    It’s an interesting time of year.  New cell phones are launching.  T-Mobile launced the HTC Touch Pro 2 a week or two ago and now Sprint has announced their model will be available for order on September 8th.  Here are a couple of snips from the press release: The latest in a series of...
  • Blog Post: NOKIA Lumia 800 Bundle - now available at microsoftstore.com

    Oh come on, you know you want it. Go buy it . 
  • Blog Post: Phone updates: process and timing

    Eric Hautala, General Manager of Windows Phone Customer Experience Engineering posted a blog post today about the Windows Phone 7 update.  Here’s and excerpt: “Who doesn’t love presents? Luckily, my new job at Microsoft is to deliver them to you. My name’s Eric, and I run the team responsible for...
  • Blog Post: iReturned

    Sorry Steve, you didn’t convince me.  A free case doesn’t get it done either.  Maybe if you would have extended the warranty to 2 years or offered a soft recall, I would have hung on to the art.  But I don’t need art.  I need networking and for heavens sake, I need Exchange to work...
  • Blog Post: Exchange Server 2010 RC – now available for download

    Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Release Candidate helps IT Professionals achieve new levels of reliability with greater flexibility, enhanced user experiences, and increased protection for business communications. Flexible and reliable - Exchange Server 2010 gives you the flexibility to tailor your deployment...
  • Blog Post: Preorder the OPhone

    This has been making it around the internet. I was going to post it but see Kevin Remde already has everything wired up at http://blogs.technet.com/kevinremde/archive/2007/05/09/too-cool-not-to-share.aspx . So check it out. I want a nice red one.
  • Blog Post: Have a great idea for Windows Phone? Here’s the stack

    Welcome to the Windows Phone Feature Suggestion Box ! Please vote for a feature suggestion or submit your own! We've created this site as a tool to help Microsoft understand how customers use Windows Phone and we welcome your feedback. Please note that the Windows Phone Feature Suggestion Box is moderated...
  • Blog Post: Free ebook: Programming Windows Phone 7, by Charles Petzold

    This book is a gift from the Windows Phone 7 team at Microsoft to the programming community, and I am proud to have been a part of it. Within the pages that follow, I show you the basics of writing applications for Windows Phone 7 using the C# programming language with the Silverlight and XNA 2D frameworks...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 promotion - get a killer phone for $0.01

    See http://phones.microsoftstore.com/mobile/?referringdomain=microsoft . Looks like the offer is good until 7/1/2011.  Hit the link for full details on the terms and conditions. Enjoy.
  • Blog Post: Cute Hamster

  • Blog Post: The best Windows Mobile 6.1 phone on the market?

    I have a Palm Treo Pro arriving tomorrow.  It was a pretty tough decision to purchase the device.  The primary reason is because it is an expensive device.  But in the end the funding came through in some unexpected ways so I made the plunge. A little over a year ago, I managed to luck...
  • Blog Post: Windows Phone 7 Goes to Space

    This is pretty interesting.  Friday a Windows Phone 7 device took a 90mph ride on a balloon to an altitude of 18,235 meters (over 60,000 feet).  I don’t know if that’s technically space but it’s a lot higher than you can throw an iPhone 4.  It landed 47 miles downrange.  This was...
  • Blog Post: Get a Motorola Q for $99

    The phone I use, the Motorola Q is now on promotion for $99 USD. See http://estore.vzwshop.com/so/motoqbiz/ for the promotion details. It's a Windows Mobile 5 Smartphone so it's designed to be used with one hand. If you want speed today, the Verizon and Sprint networks offer EVDO and you can use the...
  • Blog Post: HTC Touch Diamond now available at Sprint

  • Blog Post: SKYPE!!!

    REDMOND, Wash., and LUXEMBOURG – May 10, 2011 – Microsoft Corp. (Nasdaq: “MSFT”) and Skype Global S.à r.l today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Microsoft will acquire Skype, the leading Internet communications company, for $8.5 billion in cash from the investor...
  • Blog Post: Now this is a kewl iPhone App