Awards and Birthdays.

Updated on 21 February 2010 by

“The simple fact is that you’ll never get everything on one device. It wont happen until we evolve better eyes and smaller fingers. inch

Those were my first words, 4 years ago on the Carrypad Journal; a blog I started after spending a few months researching my desires for a new phone. I wanted more than a phone could offer and after looking at the physics of the problem, decided that I would never achieve my goal. I threw in the towel and decided that a  second device was needed. A few weeks later, the ultra mobile PC was born out of Microsoft’s Origami Project and I focused on that as a possible solution. To many people’s surprise, the ultra mobile PC segment still continues today with UMPCPortal, the evolution of my original blog, being possibly one of the longest running businesses in the ultra mobile PC sector!

As technology matures and pricing drops, more consumer focused solutions are starting to hit the market which is why I restarted the Carrypad website last October. Maybe my dream device is coming in 2010!

G4171-SmartMobileIcon-o4v1 4 years of focus on the 3rd mobile screen might be the reason I picked up an award this weekend for being a ‘Smart Device Pundit.’ 

It’s almost unbelievable to be put in such a fantastic list of names and if you’re not already following these 19 people in your RSS feeds or twitter accounts, make sure you check them out. See the Freescale announcement or the Twitter/smart-device-pundits list for more info.

I’m extremely happy with the award and it makes a great birthday present for Carrypad. Thanks Freescale and thanks to all the readers and partners that have supported us over the years.

5 Comments For This Post

  1. turn.self.off says:

    4 years?! ugh, now i wonder how long i have been shouting comments from the fence…

  2. João Oliveira (BassoPT) says:

    Happy Birthday, and Congratulations for the award.

    It has been a real pleasure and an honour to be able to follow your work for the last couple of years, either here, umpcortal or any other of your projects.

    Congratulations also to JKK and Sascha from meetmobility team. You guys have done a great job promoting, helping , and on the development of mobile computing. Bringing it more and more out of a close niche of possible users. Each with its own style and individuality really made and will hopefully still continue, for sure, to make a difference.

    All the best,

    João.

  3. João Oliveira (BassoPT) says:

    Happy Birthday, and Congratulations for the award.

    It has been a real pleasure and an honour to be able to follow your work for the last couple of years, either here, umpcortal or any other of your projects.

    Congratulations also to JKK and Sascha from meetmobility team. You guys have done a great job promoting, helping , and on the development of mobile computing. Bringing it more and more out of a close niche of possible users. Each with its own style and individuality really made and will hopefully still continue, for sure, to make a difference.

    All the best,

    João.

  4. codedivine says:

    Go Chippy! Your websites have been a great source of unbiased and technically accurate info and have greatly benefited the average consumers like me. Keep up the great work!!

  5. maebh says:

    Well done dude, I enjoy your sites. ( but you only really need one)

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