After recently reading many, many GTD-related posts and sites, I finally decided to purchase the book and get started. Here's a brief description of GTD from the creator's website:
GTD is the popular shorthand for “Getting Things Done”, the groundbreaking work-life management system and book by David Allen that transforms personal overwhelm and overload into an integrated system of stress-free productivity.
Even though I own two PDAs (a Dell Axim and a Treo 650), I still find myself disorganized at times and not completing everything on my task lists. Many times, I'll have an item on my Task list that has been sitting there for days waiting to get done and it's something that will take a couple of minutes to do and I'll keep changing the due date, just so it won't turn up red or "overdue", instead of just DOING IT. For example, what's on my list today that's overdue? "Backup Axim". Something that will take me just a couple of seconds to start, but I always procrastinate and it's not done on schedule. That's just something minor....cleaning out my den has been on my To-Do list for about four months now!! So...as a result of my "issues" with completing my tasks and productivity, I moseyed on over to Fictionwise.com and purchased.....
MobileTechReview has published a review of the E-TEN M500. Comparable in size to the Treo 650 and the i-mate Jam, this PPC Phone gets a very favorable review with just a few knocks for the lack of integrated Wifi, poor reception in weak areas, and the need to carry a USB cable in order to use the charger while on the road.
"For the price and size, this unit packs a lot
of features! It out-classes its main competitor, the i-mate JAM
in many respects: it has more memory, slightly faster benchmarks,
a brighter display and a somewhat better camera with an LED flash.
It comes with voice command software that works with Bluetooth
headsets too, has more stable and full-featured Bluetooth software
(though we couldn't get DUN working), and an excellent stylus." via| MobileTechReview
Specs: 2.8" Transflective TFT color LCD (240x320 resolution), Bluetooth, Quad-band GSM, 1440mAh battery, 400 MHz processor, 64MB RAM, 128MB Flash ROM, Windows Mobile 2003 SE (reportedly will be upgraded to Windows Mobile 5.0 later this year), SD slot, and 1.3 megapixel camera. Check out the full detailed review.
This post is actually for my husband...he's looking for a case that will protect his Treo 650, but he doesn't want any additional bulk. The makers of the iGuy for iPods, SpeckProducts, have created a case for the Treo 650. The Skin Tight looks like it might meet all of my husband's needs. It has a swivel clip, doesn't add bulk or weight like hard cases, protects the screen with a crystal clear hard plastic, and the rubber texture means it can sit on your dashboard without falling off! I'm in the market for a case as well, so I may be ordering this for $34.95.
Remember last week when Palm announced that they signed a new licensee and indicated it was one of the top 5 handset providers? Well, the licensee has been announced and it's…..LG Electronics. The company will use the Palm OS in its newest smartphones.
the::unwired is reporting that HTC will be releasing a new version of the HTC Magician (a "Magician Refresh"), known as the Qtek S110. The Qtek S110 will have double the RAM (128MB instead of 64MB), and an anthracite colored case instead of the normal silver.
Other specs include: tri-band GSM, 1.3 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, and 416MHz processor. (sorry, no wifi)
Well, it looks like Nevada finally passed the law that would allow wireless handheld gaming. Now players can play blackjack, the slots, video poker, etc., from public areas within the casino. These public areas include restaurants, bars, convention rooms, and swimming pools. Unfortunately, if you want to gamble from the comfort of your hotel room bed, this law does not allow for such gambling pleasure. Hotel rooms are off-limits due to concerns that minor may get ahold of the handheld devices.
"The Treo really shines, though, in the little touches that bear the
pawprints of obsessive-compulsive designers. For example, it offers to
add a newly dialed number to the address book, so you'll have it for
next time. You can look up a number in a thousand-name address book
just by typing the person's initials--and then dial with one key press.
And the Treo's physical Ringer Off switch is so brilliant and useful,
it ought to become an FCC requirement.
The Treo is not entirely compromise-free; some might consider a
2-inch-wide keyboard, for example, to be the very definition of a
compromise. But it's safe to say that the Treo 650 comes closer to its
original "no compromises" goal than anything yet designed." source: NYTimes
PalmSource has announced that they are delaying all development of products that aren't directly related to its latest efforts of Linux based versions of its software for mobile phones (what a mouthful!). Next summer, consumers can expect to see a version of the software on low-end or feature phones. A high-end version is scheduled to be released by the second half of 2006.