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Blackberry Pearl 8100

This week I got a new Blackberry Pearl 8100 from office. It is one of the smallest PDAs and really does a wonderful job.

Blackberry Pearl 8100

Features Available:

  • Email
  • Phone and SMS
  • 1.3Mp Camera with “My Album” (an personal on-line album where you can store your photos)
  • microSD memory expansion slot
  • Extensive Voice recognition
  • Corporate Data Access
  • Organizer
  • Wireless Internet
  • quad-band GSM plus EDGE (CDMA version TBA)
  • Tethered Modem
  • BlackBerry Messenger

Display: Large, bright, high-resolution LCD color screen with light sensing technology 240 x 260 pixel 65k color display.

Size & Weight: TBA. So far it seems as thin or thiner than a Motorola RAZR 😉

Keyboard: SureType technology, combines phone and QWERTY layouts for quick and accurate dialing and typing Dedicated send, end, convenience, power and mute keys Backlit.

Navigation: More durable and lefty-friendly’ thumb operated Joystick with and return key.

Voice Input/Output:

  • Integrated earpiece and microphone
  • Hands-free speakerphone
  • Hands-free headset capable
  • Bluetooth v2.0 hands-free headset and car kit support

Notification: Polyphonic and MP3 ringtones, vibrate mode, on-screen or LED indicator and possible picture ID alerts.

User Interface: Intuitive icons and menus

Memory: 64MB of internal flash with microSD expansion

Modem: Embedded RIM wireless modem Tethered modem capability for wireless Internet connectivity.

Processor: Intel XScale processor (TBC)

Email Account Compatibility: Integrates with an existing enterprise email account or up to 10 personal/business email accounts

Includes BlackBerry Desktop Software: Supported by version 4.2 or higher (TBC)

Handheld Security: Password protection and keyboard lock

Blog upgraded to wordpress 2.3

Today I upgraded my blog to the latest wordpress release. The upgrade was quite simple as usual. This time I made it a point to clear all my plugins and download all the latest ones.

I planning to discontinue my plugin organizer. There is no time to update such a big plugin these days. I will update menu manager and pda plugin this weekend.

I really like the tag feature in the new wordpress. There are few things I feel it is very much needed

  • Tag manager
  • Bulk post tag updater
  • Quick tag update on posts

I already have so many post and I edited few for tag and I felt lazy and stopped. Thanks to wordpress for this wonder update 😀

Website content and search engine optimization

Past few months I have stopped blogging much. I was doing a small study on search engine optimization on my website. What happens to my existing traffic if I stop putting fresh content on my website. The result was quite expensive. There was steady drop in my traffic. I was thinking the old links in my website should give me the same traffic as it was before. Sadly that didn’t happen. Instead my referrals dropped every month. So I got really scared and started back my posting regularly from this month.

Website content and search engine optimization

During the time all posted in my blog was all scarp and totally means nothing in the content. Which again degrades the quality of the content my website is providing in the eyes of search engine. So again this added to my expense list.

The next stupid thing I did was changing my blog theme. In that I missed some important search engine optimization checks. Where most of my urls didn’t have trailing slashes. This caused a big difference in my PageRank distribution in my website. And I notice there was not update from Google on PageRank for a more than 3 months now.

From my past three months experiment which was really an expensive one these are my conclusion

1. Always keep your content addition to website in a steady pace. It should not be added all at the same time nor at irregular intervals. It makes easy for the search engine to analyze the freshness provided by the website. If it is in a regular interval then your website can get good rankings in the search result. Google always looks for fresh content for the particular keyword. If your website has a good article for that keyword and if it is a fresh content then there is lot of chance for your website to come in top results. Fingers crossed.

2. If you don’t have any good article or news to write about in your website then don’t. I did that mistake of blogging about my crazy laziness crap in between when I had a guilty feeling that my blog is dead for a while. This is totally wrong. You are spoiling your website reputation in search engines point of view. There is a chance of increasing your bounce backs more. For a blog generally the bounce back is more and which is normal. For a website which concentrates on products or service this will be really bad.

3. Be very careful while you change your website template. See that all the main urls of the website stays intact and your link distribution was as good as it was before. If the search engine detects sudden change in your website depending on your website rankings it will try to update all your links. If some links are missing or if your links distribution was not good enough you might loose some page in the course of doing. Which is really bad for the search engine optimization. For stupid blog like this it is not a issue at all. If the website means bread and butter for your daily life then be very careful when you do something like this. One suggestion is to see that sitemap.xml etc are correctly placed and updated. Please don’t change the url structure unless it is really necessary.

Wow that is so much for now. I have some real good experience playing with Google Adsense and still doing some more experiments. Will post about it sooner 😉

Hayah Film Competition now accepting submissions

The Hayah Film Competition. presented by Abu Dhabi Women’s College and EmiratesMac Apple User Group has just started accepting Submissions of films for the competition. Films can be submitted in three categories: Student, Professional, and Amateur. Films compete for a cash prize in each category and the chance to attend the final award ceremony of the Middle East International Film Festival at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi on October 19. The competing films have to be in an iPod compatible format, and they should be no longer than five minutes long. Films can be uploaded through the web site. We’d like to thank Imthiaz Rafiq, a member of the EmiratesMac Apple User Group for writing the film submission and uploading functionality. This would not have been possible without his assistance. — Magnus Nystedt, President EmiratesMac Apple User Group

Source – EmiratesMac website

Hi Magnus thanks for mentioning me in your post. I know how much you were behind me to get this done 😉

My best wishes for the site and I hope it is a big success 😀

Flip’s party at Ski Dubai

It was another exciting evening at Mall of Emirates, Dubai. Flip Media has arranged a wonderful party for all of flippers. It was in Ski Dubai. It was my first skiing experience. We had training session where they taught us how to ski. I was the only one who kept falling down every 5 minutes. I had taken my camera and took some video. It was horrible as I was walking and talking to all people. It took me 3 hours in iMovie to create a good clip out of it. I didn’t take my camera inside so I was not able to shoot inside. My friends has taken some snaps. May be latter I will update this post with some cool picture.

After skiing we went for dinner and we had to cook our food. It was fun 😉 . Please see the video and post your comments 😀

Update: Some picture from inside Ski Dubai. Thanks to Leilanie 😀

Ski Dubai - Shuja, Me and Martin Ski Dubai - Me and Maria Ski Dubai - Flip Media Gang

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