Monday, December 21, 2009

Mail for Exchange with Nokia E63

I'm trying to use the Mail For Exchange utility on my new Nokia E63 and it doesn't see to work with my corporate exchange server. I googled a lot and couldn't find a good solution that would work seamlessly until i understood that its not going to be possible until the exchange server settings were changed. Blackberry devices work perfectly for the push email.

Nokia will eventually go to a paid setup for their messaging service, waiting eagerly for the service to be announced in India. Only then will i be able to check my official emails on my E63, till then i will have to do with the browser using a GPRS connection that Airtel provides.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Nokia E63

Its been a long time since i blogged and 3 long years with my phone, a Z550i from Sony Ericsson. i finally made a move to a business phone and bought a Nokia E63. It was a no-brainer decision for me as this was the cheapest business phone available. 10-11K was the budget i had in my mind and this fitted the bracket perfectly. Im very impressed with its capabilities so far. I have configured Gmail, OviMail, Facebook, Twitter, Nimbuzz IM and found the going easy so far. The QWERT keyboard is quite convenient to use. The hitch so far has been that i havent been able to get the mail for exchange configured with my coprporate exhange servers.

I got the Airtel Weekly Unlimited GPRS connection enabled for Rs 140 (Weekly) and the speeds have been quite good. Yes it going to be costly but im waiting for Nokia to announce their paid messaging service with Airtel (Similar to Blackberry's). I hope it similar to what Airtel-Blackberry offer at Rs 299/- cause a couple of my friends picked up Blackberry phones and avoided a nokia precisely for the lack of push email. Sometimes i wonder what the fuss is..about push and pull. For me a pull client is good enough no?

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Chrome OS

Now thats a missile directed at Windows 7 and MS, When everyone has been touting android on netbooks or even notebooks, Google surprises everyone with a chrome OS. It will be fast, lighweight, new and based on the linux kernel. This is good. It will be opened up to public similar to Android.

I expect this to be up and running in under 5 seconds. Ubuntu has plans for a 10 second boot. Google chrome Os should be a lean linux kernel, with a new lightweight windowing system and of course chrome running.

This will truly tie all the ends for google. Google OS, Google Browser, Google Apps (like Office) and Google clouds. Why will anyone want MS then?

Microsofts is getting tested for sure.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Hyperspace Fast Boot

Phoenix Technologies is offering a 21 day trial pack of their fast boot product called Hyperspace. I dowloaded it but then it requires XP + SP3 which i dont have on my laptop. So till i get to have to wait to evaluate the fastboot.