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  • My next portable computer: The Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet

    Posted on April 14th, 2008 Sandeep 13 comments

     

    Lenovo ThinkPad X61 Tablet

     

    Man, the Lenovo X61T one beauty of a laptop. This is what I’m saving up for.

    My Acer TravelMate C110 can’t take it anymore. I mean, when the keys start falling off, you know it’s time to change your laptop. There’s no way in hell I am buying a regular laptop. With a 12.1″ screen, the ThinkPad X61 Tablet will be no different from the C110. At $1,570, it’s a bit more than I can afford right now, but soon…

  • iPhone DevCamp NYC

    Posted on April 7th, 2008 Sandeep No comments

    There’s an iPhone DevCamp at the Polytechnic University in Brooklyn, NY on Saturday April 19, 2008. I will be attending, and if you’re interested, go sign up at http://barcamp.org/iPhoneDevCampNYC. If you’re a member of MoMo-NY, you know what the invite password is already. If not, go sign up and check out the message archive. I am still not sure if I want to dive into Objective C “just so I can develop for the iPhone”, but let’s see.

    Be sure to tag your flickr, technorati, digg, etc. posts with “iPhoneDevCampNYC”.

  • Kirusa KV.SMS now with APIs!

    Posted on April 5th, 2008 Sandeep 2 comments

    Wow, March was a silent month. I was flooded with work, primarily on the latest release of the Kirusa KV.SMS. One of the less highlighted areas (at least in the press release) is the API functionality added to the product. Third-party application developers can now use a simple XML-RPC based API to send and receive voice SMS messages to mobile subscribers. In the weeks to come, more details will be published, including a Java-based developer library if you’re into that sort of thing. Steve Ballmer is right, of course, when he does that crazy Developers song/dance sequence. I mean, think of all the cool applications you can do with the ability to send voice SMS messages! The new release has some other cool stuff, like international voice SMS and the ability to attach background music to your messages.

    No sooner was 4.0 out of the door than we started working on the next release. Some very interesting and useful stuff coming up. Nothing that I can publicly talk about, except that it’ll drive the voice SMS usage dramatically.

    In other news, our Bangalore R&D centre moved to a new office, shifting base from Koramangala to HSR layout. Of course, I have only seen photos of the place and it seems nice. Definitely better than the last two offices that we were in when I was in Bangalore.