Monday, April 11, 2005

Sharp 902SH

I really do love this phone. Its screen is just great, it looks way better than any other mobile I have ever seen. The camera, at 2MP, means that you can get some really good quality photos. In fact my aging Sony camera, at 2MP, has just been rendered useless.

I also like the way the box has not 1 but 2 Macromedia logos on it: (taken with the 902)902_box


It has loads of other great features, including bar code scanner. So I can scan those Japanese square barcodes (QR Codes I think they are called) on a website and get the link on my phone. I can also create my own QR codes, heres a link to this site :)

The only annoying side to it is the bluetooth receiving process. If you use bluetooth a lot this really does get annoying:

calling not available during operation, OK? (yes)

Enter Handset Code: **** (ok)

received (ok)

save to pictures (yes)

saved to pictures (ok)

connection terminated (ok)



Regardless it is a great phone, and having Flash Lite available as screensaver, wallpaper and browser is really cool.

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Sunday, April 10, 2005

Sony Ericsson to deliver Flash Lite



It looks like the above handsets will have Flash Lite pre-installed which makes them the first real set of operator independent Flash Lite phones. Flash Lite is mentioned in the developer world white papers for the k600i. I am pretty sure that the z800i will include Flash Lite as it is essentially the v800 with SE software rather than Vodafone branding.

Anyway you look at it this is great news for Flash Lite developers. In addition they look like really great phones, even if I cant afford to buy them all just yet :)

Heres a snippet from the k600i spec:

The Macromedia Flash Lite player is pre-installed in
the phone, allowing users to take advantage of the
features of Flash images. Flash images can be
embedded as moving objects on a Web page or
they can be available as stand-alone Web pages. It
is possible to interact with flash images using the
navigation key. Flash images can be included in
picture messages.

NOTE - I had mentioned the k750 and the d750 in this post but I have since learned that the whitepaper specified Flash in error. Unfortunately the k750i and the d750 do NOT support Flash Lite.

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Saturday, April 09, 2005

first post

Finally, a year and half after registering the domain, device54 has evolved. A little slow maybe...

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