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Asus p527 - My Latest Mobile
April 29, 2009
I recently purchased the latest Windows Mobile from Asus. The p527. First of all I would like to point out that if you are into mobile gaming then this is the last phone on earth that you'll ever want to buy! The maximum amount of memory(RAM) that can be available after you have managed to kill all processes doesn't exceed 20 MB. And most of the new PDA games like Call of Duty 2 need atleast 15 MB memory. There is another annoying feature. These games only run on landscape mode and there is no setting or application to make them work on portrait mode(atleast as far as I know). Add to it the fact that the keypad on the phone is too small and without the stylus its impossible to play. Imagine controlling your character in Call of Duty 2 with the stylus! Or worse driving a car in a race game like Need for Speed High Stakes with the stylus! Has gaming ever been more difficult or annoying on any other phone or console? Considering I switched over from N-Gage to p527 you can imagine what a difficult time I must be having!
Anyway coming to the "good" features of this model. Its got GPS and Wi-Fi. You don't have to pay a dime for any of those services. Another feature thats very useful is the Active Sync. You can Sync your phone to your PC through USB or Bluetooth( Yes through bluetooth! I tried it and it works!) and have your phone use your PC's internet connection! This is useful if you are into WAP gaming (like me). Finally I can now play WAP games without GPRS. (I am currently looking for a MMORPG game for windows mobile).
As a stock model this phone doesn't support file transfer through bluetooth directly onto MMC. I use a third party bluetooth application for it. And for a new user sending an sms from this phone can drive him crazy. At first I thought its impossible to type without the stylus but there is way to do it. I have still not tried other features on this phone like Remote Desktop Connection and I still can't figure out a way to select a ringtone without saving it first to phone memory. Anyway I am still exploring a lot of other features but I have to say atleast this phone doesn't bore me as it always has something new and springs up a surprise every now and then! As an example I didn't know about the Bluetooth - Active Sync option until a week ago.And there are thousands of applications to experiment with and upgrading/reinstalling the OS is as easy as on your PC as its a Windows Mobile. Feel free to comment and share your thoughts and knowledge on this exciting model!

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posted by Satish Iyer @ Wednesday, April 29, 2009   0 comments
Sponsored Reviews Unreliable
April 12, 2009
Sponsored Reviews offers services similar to PayPerPost. Sponsored Reviews approved my blog 2 months ago. From that moment I have taken about 10 to 15 opportunities with each opportunity worth atleast $5 (which is almost two times the price offered by a PPP opportunity). I have realized that Sponsored Reviews is not as lucrative as it offers to be. None of the opportunites that I bid for have even been considered for advertiser's approval. This is a bit annoying. First they take 90 plus days to approve my blog and now an eternity to approve my bids! I have about 15 bids sitting under "Bids Pending Advertiser Approval". And I have bid the least amount offered by each opportunity so its not like I have bid too much. Does anyone have any suggestions regarding this before I abandon Sponsored Reviews?

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posted by Satish Iyer @ Sunday, April 12, 2009   1 comments
Cherished Number Plates
April 4, 2009
Looking for a personalized number plate? Northumbria Numbers is the place for you. You can request for a private number plate for your vehicle and more often than not you will get what you want. Northumbria Numbers (established in 1995) is headquartered in the Border County of Northumberland. You can also sell your number plates on a no-sale, no-fee commission basis. Looking for a number plate with the first three letters of your name? Northumbria Numbers has that and much more! There are a number of categories where you can search for the unique number plate you are looking for. Some of the categories include search by number, search by letters and there is also a special category called Ageless Numbers where you can find a collection of cheap number plates. You can also make your own custom plate which is one of the most exciting features.
posted by Satish Iyer @ Saturday, April 04, 2009   0 comments
My blog's PageRank goes up from PR 2 to PR 3
April 2, 2009
I am delighted to find out that my blog's PR is now PR 3 after the latest Google PR update. I thank all my readers and subscribers for taking an interest in my blog. My blog's current statistics are as follows:
PageRank: 3
Alexa Ranking: 451,680
Backlinks (or External Links): 1096 (calculated by Google Webmaster)
Internal Links: 576 ((calculated by Google Webmaster)
Total Posts : 46
posted by Satish Iyer @ Thursday, April 02, 2009   4 comments
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