Awards and Birthdays.

Posted on 21 February 2010, Last 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.

13 Comments For This Post

  1. UMPCPortal says:

    New article: Awards and Birthdays.

  2. Joao Oliveira (BassoPT) says:

    Copy of the comment I left at”

    “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,


  3. Mikieatton says:

    Hi Chippy,

    Congrats on the award. Thanks for running UMPCPortal. I wouldn’t know about half the gadgets that I crave if it weren’t for your site. Cheers!


  4. Toby says:

    Well done Chippy!

  5. Mobile Phone says:

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  7. lexequinerad says:

    Congrats, on the Award! Well-deserved for your informative and un-biased Websites. I really enjoy the coverage that you, and your staff, provide, “on all fronts.” Excellent job,, Chippy…P

  8. cuijon says:

    Great job Chippy and congrats on the award. You deserve it. You have done a great job reporting on the UMPC market. You have inspired me to follow in your foot steps here in the USA.

    Keep up the good work and we hope to read about and from you for many more years to come.

  9. ramram says:

    Hey, that’s a great hono(u)r and indeed a nice way to celebrate this anniversary!

    Here is to a quick end to your quest for the ‘perfect device’* (or ‘perfect deewyse’ as jkk mights say) and a brilliant start of a new era of your umpc guruhood!

    Now get back to work and get Viliv to release their S10 and send it to you for review finally! Hope they haven’t hit any snags and are just sharpening their blade. ;-)

  10. Chippy says:

    I’ve sent them a ‘kick’ via email already today. Hoping to get a response when they wake up in a few hours.

  11. lintweaker says:

    Nice one! Congrats!

  12. Chippy says:

    Thank-you all for your great feedback and participation.

    After four years I still can’t believe the quality of comments and response that we get here. Other sites are knocking out trolls and spammers many times per day but it’s a bad day if I have to remove one spam comment here and as for trolls, I can’t remember anyone ever being rude here.

    Respect to you all.

    Steve / Chippy.

  13. reverendo says:

    Congrats Chippy,
    still using what you recommended a few years ago in you customer challenge “A pastor…”, my trusty Fujitsu P1610. It’s time to change and now I’m back to see what’s been cooking the last few months.
    Congrats on your work and well deserved reward.
    All the best

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