Iâ€™ve gotten the mobile blogging bug lately. As youâ€™ll see soon, I have plans for a new site that will have a blog that will be updated predominately by a mobile device. As part of this, Iâ€™m trying to find the best device for the job. Some of the major features I see as being necessary/nice to have for mobile blogging:
- Qwerty Keyboard
- GSM: Global System for Mobile Communications (global standard cell phone signal)
- GPRS: General Packet Radio Service (Internet using GSM)
- Wi-Fi (wireless high speed Internet)
- BlueTooth (Short range connections to other devices)
- Camera (a thing with which you take pictures)
I started looking on Mobile Planet and started seeing a new company called I-Mate. I-Mate has a device called the PDA2K that is the most converged piece of technology Iâ€™ve ever seen. It comes with a $800 price tag, but fits the bill for mobile blogging like nothing Iâ€™ve seen.
I think this may be the device that I eventually use. One point that really made me feel good about the I-Mate and the people behind I-Mate â€“ The PDA2K comes with Skype built-in. I'm still in awe about that little nugget.