I am writing to warn your readers about the latest internet scam. There is a website called buymore.co.nz that sells well known branded mobile phones for discount/sale prices. I ordered an Apple 8G 8GB IPhone for the reduced price of $599.40.
When it arrived a few days later I was surprised to see the shipping note in Chinese when it was a NZ website although this thought was quickly replaced with the excitement of my new phone. However there was a significant part missing which made it impossible to insert a SIM card.
I sent the website dozens of emails without any response. There is no physical address or phone numbers available on the website.
Because of the delay, I took the phone to an Authorised Apple repairer only to be told that the phone was a fake. Because of this, they nor any other repairer would be legally allowed to attempt repair. I am trying to channel my anger (towards myself and the situation) into preventing this from happening to anyone else. I have informed the Police, Commerce Commission, Dept of Consumer Affairs, Consumer Institute, Chinese Embassy, Target and Fair Go.
I would be very grateful if you could publish this letter in order to prevent anyone else being stung for this enormous amount of money and disappointment. Regards
Be warned folks...
You can check the HP ProLiant G6 announcement here and HP Pod pictures here.
This HP Pod has storage racks, with each individual drive in these pictures a 1TB drive:
HP c ustomers can take advantage of HP Factory Express, a portfolio of flexible, pre-priced, configured, customized and integrated factory solutions and deployment services – supporting HP products from the desktop to the data center with Windows, Linux, and HP-UX.
Below you can watch Krista introducing the ProLiant G6 Server, explaining the new features on this series:
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Apple iTunes Top 10 Movie Rentals (NZ)
Apple iTunes Top 10 Movies (NZ)
Apple iTunes Top 25 Free Applications (NZ)
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FusionOne, the leading provider of mobile content portability solutions, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted FusionOne a new patent for its revolutionary development on mobile content synchronization technology. Patent No. 7,505,762, titled “Wireless Telephone Data Backup System”, was granted on March 17, acknowledging FusionOne’s pioneering work in the mobile industry.
This groundbreaking patent is for the backup, transfer and restoration of a user’s personal information stored in any mobile telephone having data storage capabilities. The patent incorporates all major features essential to a mobile content portability solution, including an account transfer interface, the transfer and restore process itself, scheduling and automatic sync of changes at regular intervals, and a phone and web interface for managing content and changes.
I hope this doesn't end up in a patent war against Microsoft (My Phone), Apple (MobileMe) or Sprite (Virtual Mobile)...
AT&T sent me the handset with one of its SIM cards, which I will be using while over in the U.S. next week, but since roaming wasn't activated, the easiest solution was to just get a local SIM and try it on the phone.
Note that while the phone is a 850MHz device, the new Telecom New Zealand 850MHz WCDMA network is not live for customers yet, so I am using the Vodafone 2100MHz network with a prepay SIM - hence the "G" in these screen captures, since their HSDPA coverage in this area is quite poor (having said that, it was a solid HSDPA until a few months ago, and I suspect they moved some panels in their cell sites around here causing this drop in signal quality).
Back to the matter... The AT&T Matrix Pro so far has impressed me. Nice build, quite chunky, but with a dual slider keypad/keyboard it is expected. It is actually smaller than my current Samsung i325 (Ace). The screen is extremely crisp and bright. The keyboard is responsive, and it feels much faster than my other device.
Below is a short capture of the AT&T Home Screen - the main differences are the colours and the new AT&T item on the mai page:
And below is an overview of each of the items on the standard Windows Mobile Home Screen. Note how the right software key changes functions depending on context:
I also installed Google Maps and Windows Live Search and they both instantly worked with the built-in GPS, without any extra configuration needed. The GPS got a fix in a matter of seconds - from cold start in another side of the globe this is impressive. More on the Pantech Matrix Proto come later.
Basically Intel says this is the biggest leap in terms of performance from one generation to another when comparing the historical jumps from version to version since the first Intel Xeon processors.
Anyway, moving from Intel to HP. I am one of ten bloggers invited to attend a two day tech gathering with HP engineering and marketing teams in Houston, next Monday and Tuesday (6th - 7th April, Central Time). There we will have the chance to look at server technologies, including the new HP G6 servers based on the Intel Xeon 5500 processors,
While some of the agenda will be for the group visiting the offices, there's an opportunity for you to join in during a virtual event - the HP ProLiant web jam: the new G6. This virtual event is happening 7th April 2009 10am CDT. It will use a virtual expo technology where you will be able to enter a conference venue, roam through the exhibit hall, attend the sessions in the auditorium or chat in the networking lounge. This is what a previous event looked like:
The bloggers attending the Tech Day event in Houston will also be in the HP ProLiant web jam: the new G6 event. Check the event page and scroll down to see who the other bloggers are.
By the way, Geekzone runs on an HP DL360 G5 as a Hyper-V guest machine.