[access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

  • From: James Scholes <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "G. McFarlane" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 13 Dec 2008 11:32:39 +0000

Hi, Joikuspot will work with all networks, and yes, it sends your 3G, or HSDPA 
internet connection out as a constant WiFi signal for the laptop to pick up. It 
also supports WEP encryption so that you can go somewhere public and use it 
without a load of people using your connection as well.

On Saturday, December 13, 2008 at 01:10 AM (GMT), G. McFarlane wrote:
Hi James
Can you be a bit more specific about Joikuspot . Are you saying that if you 
go about with a laptop and your N95 this program sends a constant wifi 
signal from the phone which can then be picked up by the laptop? This would 
then save dongles etc. Does it use the higher speeds  (I think it's HDSA or 
something like that), if it's available as opposed to 3G?
Does it only work with 02 or would it work on other suppliers?
Thanks.
Gordon McFarlane
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "James Scholes" <james@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Jackie Cairns" <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 4:27 PM
Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited


> Hi Saqib, I didn't like the Advent because of the pour build quality and 
> keyboard design. Also, the machine tended to get rather hot when using it. 
> And by the way, I use a program called Joikuspot on my Nokia N95 which 
> transmits my 3G internet from O2 from my phone as a WiFi signal. I then 
> can connect to the internet anywhere on the netbook without having to 
> disable my phone by removing my Sim.

> On Friday, December 12, 2008 at 11:58 AM (GMT), Jackie Cairns wrote:
> Hi Saqib

> Yes I did, and would have gone for it had it not been for the keyboard.  I 
> just preferred the Samsung as I found the  keyboard on the Advent very 
> flat and not quite as tactile.  What I mean by that is that some keyboards 
> are very flat, and the keys don't feel separated.  Otherwise, I think the 
> spec on the Advent and Samsung were identical.  I think the Asuss was even 
> smaller, which is fine if you want something really tiny.  I would just 
> recommend people go out there and have a feel of these machines before 
> buying.  While they are pretty much alike, there are some subtle 
> differences on the keyboard and shape of the machine that might have a 
> differing appeal.  I think the Packard-Bell had a dual core processor, but 
> I just didn't like it, and am not a fan of that brand anyway.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
> Of Saqib
> Sent: 12 December 2008 11:23
> To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [access-uk] Re: Netbook thread revisited

> Hi Jacky Did you come across the Advent 4213? That one has a simcard slot 
> under the battery and you just insert a Three simcard in and use their 
> broadband. This feature is useful for when out and about. No need to look 
> for a wifi hotspot.
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> From: "Jackie Cairns" <jackie.cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Cc: <bcab@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Friday, December 12, 2008 9:14 AM
> Subject: [access-uk] Netbook thread revisited


>> Hi All

>> Apologies for cross-posting for those subscribed to both lists, but
>> this topic has been covered on Access UK and BCAB recently.

>> Having been very interested in the thread of Netbooks, I decided to
>> have a wander round while on a couple of days leave last week, and
>> have now purchased the Samsung NC10.  I looked at the Advent and Asuss
>> machines, as well as a similar spec Packard-Bell and the Samsung.  I
>> chose the latter because I just liked the keyboard that little bit
>> better.  For those who use a Pac Mate qwerty, the keys on the Samsung
>> are not unlike it, and I felt comfortable typing on it without feeling 
>> too cramped up for space.

>> I've now installed JAWS, K1000 and Microsoft Office Professional 2003,
>> and find it works a treat with these and other programs I have added
>> and use regularly.  In fact, it's a cracker! I particularly love its
>> portability, and bought a nice little bag that takes its mains charger
>> and has room for other items like an external drive or USB pen.

>> For those interested in wanting to buy one of these machines, the
>> Samsung NC10 comes with 1GB RAM, 160GB hard drive, WiFi and Bluetooth,
>> Windows XP Home, has three USB ports, ethernet connection, microphone
>> and headphone sockets, and a battery life purported to be around the 2.5 
>> hour mark.
>> They come in I believe blue, white and black, the latter being the
>> choice I went for.  They cost around £300.

>> All the machines I looked at had very similar specifications, with a
>> slight variation on the estimated battery life.  For me - and this is
>> very personal to the individual - the Samsung had just that bit nicer 
>> keyboard.

>> So far, so brill!!

>> Jackie Cairns
>> Braille Support Adviser
>> Email: Jackie.Cairns@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Sight and Sound Technology
>> Welton House North Wing Summerhouse Road Moulton Park Northampton
>> NN3 6WD
>> Telephone: 01604 798024
>> Fax: 01604 798090
>> Web: www.sightandsound.co.uk
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