Friday, May 16, 2008

WES 2008 wrapup thoughts

well, WES 2008 came and now gone.  for my first conference/convention it went very well.  i wish i would have planned a bit more for it but nonetheless i got a ton of good blackberry info and met some very interesting vendors.

the introduction the blackberry bold was probably one of the highlights since i got to get my hands on before it hits the stores and retail sector.  it is a VERY nice blackberry and again shows RIM's continued vision of its products and meeting the customer needs/desires.  up until the pearl was released; blackberry's were pretty fugly.  they really did not need to be pretty since they did what they did very well and that was all that mattered initially.

ray kurzweil was very fun to listen to speak and gave me back my optimistic view on technology and humanity.  perhaps technology will the unifying component that can bring the human species together.  2029 seems to be an amazing time era to be in since a ton of breakthrough events should be happening around then.

my BES certification went, well.. yea, i'll be retaking it lets just say.  however, i half expected that since i have never installed a BES or was even involve in the implementation of the bes servers or got any training. 

and finally, i realized how amazingly convenient and awesome having EVDO Rev A built into my Dell XT Tablet.  i tried to use my Wifi but just got sick of the problems of trying to find a good hotspot or a strong signal whereas my sprint evdo modem got signal everywhere.

this weekend, i will be continuing on in my laptop vs desktop upgrade series.  i think i have finally made a decision and will explain which route i plan to go (lets just say i won't be committing to either side quite yet).