Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Posted by Ed Hansberry in "Thoughts Media Off Topic" @ 08:00 PM
I was just wondering how many readers of these three sites (Zune Thoughts, Pocket PC Thoughts and Smartphone Thoughts) had wireless networks at home. By just having a device that these sites cater to, it is likely you have a WiFi enabled device. I just got a Zune 8 about 3-4 weeks ago, my first Zune, and love how I am able to sync with my PC's media database over the network, which only increases my frustration with my Windows Mobile device's inability to sync via WiFi.
My list of WiFi enabled devices that I use daily include:
- Work Laptop (Vista Ultimate)
- Wife's Laptop (XP Pro)
- Three Series 2 TiVo's
- Wife's T-Mobile Dash with Windows Mobile 6.0
- My K-Jam with Windows Mobile 6.1
- My HTC Universal with Windows Mobile 6.0
- The family Wii
So I have 9 devices used online in any given week on my WLAN, plus the family desktop PC that is connected to the router via Ethernet. Note that I have a few other devices like an older iPAQ 3900 with the sleeve and WiFi card (2003 all over again!) and my son has a Nintendo DS that we just haven't bothered to put on the network. I even have a 1999 Dell Latitude that works on the network, but to say it is slow would be an understatement. I am sure that looks like a lot to some here, but I am sure more than a few of you will be able to make me look like a Luddite by comparison.