Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Why Computer geeks need Wireless Wonks!

Lance Ulanof, an Editor at PC Magazine, was on Fox News recently talking about cool cell phone alternatives to the iPhone. Now, a lot of people question Fox's ability to present factual reporting. I cover those issues in a different blog. As for technology, Fox and Lance continue the questionable facts tradition. Click on the link and watch the video. You will see Lance hold up a T-Mobile Dash and present it as a Motorola Q. He corrects this slip a bit later, but goes on to say that the T-Mobile Dash is available from AT&T Wireless/Cingular and that it uses the Palm Operating System. OMG! He messed up 1) the manufacturer, 2) the name, 3) the carrier, and 4) the operating system.

With this kind of awareness in the PC world, no wonder Apple (a computer company) thinks they can corner cell phones.

Fox News Scorecard:

1) The manufacturer of the T-Mobile Dash is not Motorola, it is HTC for T-Mobile.
2) The name of the T-Mobile Dash is not Q, it is Dash.
3) The carrier for the T-Mobile Dash is not AT&T Wireless/Cingular, it is . . . wait for it . . . check out the name for a hint . . . T-Mobile.
4) The OS is for the T-Mobile Dash is not the Palm OS, it is Windows Mobile 5.0 Smartphone Edition

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