Tuesday, January 30, 2007

MTC E-GO USB Data Card النهاية تمت

Its official! MTC announced today the new USB data card E-GO! should I say I told you so?

The details are:
- 3.6 Mbps HSDPA (firmware supports 7.2 Mbps but MTC network can't support that speed yet)
- It is for corporate MTC customers only (no personal accounts, sorry to hear that)
- Package 1: 2-year contract, unlimited download, minimum 5 USB cards purchased, (14 KD/month and the card comes free)
- Package 2: 1-year contract, 5GB per month download limit, 0.00002 KD (0.02 fils) per extra KB (i.e. 1 fils for each extra 50KB), (16 KD/month and the card costs 60 KD)

My personal opinion: This is ridiculous. Only companies can buy this. Why advertise something for the public and only make it available to the corporates?

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Windows Vista Ultimate.. Now!

Guess what landed on my desk this morning? Yup the ultimate. I'm doubting that this is the final version simply because its not released yet. And as far as i know, all windows vista versions come in one desk and it depends on the key and what version that key unlocks. However, I need to reinstall widows on my home PC anyway and I wanna fiddle with vista a little. So if it turns out to be a beta i have noting to loose.

MTC Ads "The End" النهاية

I've been asked a lot recently about MTC's new ad campaign. Inside sources tell me its for the new USB Data Card. Thats not all, the same source also mentioned that the maximum speed is 3Mbps, which means a maximum download of 380 KB per second! Which also means a 600 MB download should take less than 30 minutes. I personally can't wait to get my hands on one of them.

Update: My sources updated me saying that the speed of this card is the same as current laptop-only cards. The price of the USB cards is lower and they are smaller, and they will be available very soon. Alwatan newspaper confirms this in this article.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Steve Jobs Macworld Keynote, introducing iPhone

Less than 24 hours after Bill Gates' boring keynote, Steve Jobs shows him how to make a world-class keynote at Macworld.

Features of the iPhone


Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Microsoft's Bill Gates keynote in CES

Bill Gates does more of a commercial to windows vista than actually speaking about consumer electronics in the Consumer Electronics Show. Check out the full one and half hour keynote below: