[bct] Re: Cell phones

  • From: "David Tanner" <david-tanner@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 14 Jan 2006 21:11:10 -0600

You're right there.  The fact is I can do a big part of all that on my cell, 
and it is small.  The only problem is that at this point it is also way to slow 
on the internet and doing very many email messages even with a Braille keyboard.

However, there are several PDAs coming out from companies like HP that have a 
phone built into them, and the reports as to how they are working with software 
like MobileSpeak Pocket would make me believe that we are just months away from 
having some very nice solutions that are small, reliable, accessible, and will 
have cell phone, internet, notetaker, calendar, address book, media player, and 
a lot more for a total price of no more than $1000 to $1200, including the 
speech software.  And, Pocket Hal isn't to far behind MobileSpeak Pocket.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Scott Howell" <s.howell@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Saturday, January 14, 2006 6:23 PM
Subject: [bct] Re: Cell phones

: Oh geez people, really, those things are software-based so they  
: really don't take up muc and if I could have it all in one unit, it  
: sure would beat hell out of dragging all this extra junk around. I  
: don't care a purse obviously so my pockets are only so deep. Don't  
: want much in a phone, but some of this stuff would be handy. No one  
: want s to drag more junk around than is necessary.
: Scott
: On Jan 14, 2006, at 2:19 PM, Jake Joehl wrote:
: > Hey Beth. I totally agree. I myself am not even able to use my cell  
: > phone other than to send and receive calls. A tutor who works with  
: > me was looking at my phone earlier this week because he was curious  
: > as to how I am able to use it, and he was also saying that it  
: > seemed rather pointless for me to have a phone with so many  
: > features, and then me not being able to use them. Kinda defeats the  
: > purpose if ya know what I mean.
: > Jake
: > ----- Original Message ----- From: "beth" <fb-oe@xxxxxxx>
: > To: <blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
: > Sent: Saturday, 14 January, 2006 12:24 PM
: > Subject: [bct] Cell phones
: >
: >
: >> Hi, all, just a thought:  I think it's not a good idea to have  
: >> note takers,
: >> alarm clocks, calculators, et cetera in one unit.  If the cell  
: >> crashes,
: >> you're out all those things.  Calculators and alarms are so small  
: >> these days
: >> that you could carry them with you as well--maybe in the same  
: >> pocket or
: >> purse.  My mom bought a TV-VCR combo in 1994, which still works  
: >> great but,
: >> on the few times it needed repair, there went my TV.  I'm not
: >> complaining--it's no biggy--I'm just using that to further explain  
: >> my point.
: >> What do you guys think?  Beth
: >>
: >
: >

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