Friday, April 24, 2009

Palm about to release new Smartphone: Palm Pre


According to the Palm website:
"The new Palm® Pre™ phone is always thinking ahead to make your life easier. Pre pulls your different online calendars into one view, bringing you the information you want without having to search for it. Pre links your contacts from different sources, giving you one place to find what you need. And Pre delivers incoming messages and notifications in an intuitively subtle way, letting you react or respond however you want. People, events, information that matters. With Palm Pre, it'll come to you."

Based on a totally new operating system, Palm's WebOS, the Pre has been garnering a lot of hype. With stories about pre-release sightings of the phone in the hands of the likes o Angelina Jolie - who apparently says that this smartphone is "better than sex".

Interesting, but this is definitely one pudding that will have to be tasted to prove.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

ICANN@Mexico City

Attending the ICANN meeting in Mexico City. Part of the Kenyan delegation that has come to support Kenya's bid to host ICANN the ICANN 2010 Africa meeting.

Normally the host for this meeting would be announced by the board during this session in Mexico City - but a last minute change in date for the 2010 Africa meeting has led the board to decide to defer their announcment of the host to April 2009.

Besides Kenya, other African countries that have put in bids are Nigeria and Namibia. We feel that since ICANN has already been hosted in West Africa twice, in North Africa twice and in Southern Africa once - but never in East Africa - our proposal should have a strong chance - based on the premise that ICANN tries to give/get as much exposure in local/regional settings by having it's 3 annual meetings in diverse locations.

An interesting thing I found at the meeting is a caricature service where a digital photo is taken of you - and sent to an artist in Texas, who within 24 hours does a caricature. Here is mine:


It is now part of my profile on the ICANNWIKI website at http://www.icannwiki.org. Very interesting!