I bought a Treo 600 when they first came out on Sprint MANY years ago. I was out with a friend of mine going down the Wekiwa River in Orlando and was using the phone to take pictures of gators, etc and email them as we were going down the river. I used the phone all day, took a ton of pictures, etc and everything was just peachy. As we were returning to dock the boat, we bumped into something and I fell down in the boat and the phone went overboard into about 5 feet of water. I dove in after it, had to dig around in the mud at the bottom of the river and retrieved the phone. Of course it was dead and I was not a happy camper.
Took it home, tossed it on the counter and went about my business. A few days later, you could kind of see the display trying to light up. A few more days and the phone booted and was completely operational. Sprint insurance ended up replacing it a few months later but it worked flawlessly up until that point.
Not to mention Sirius axed almost every channel I had any interest in.
I really regret paying for lifetime because I'd drop it right now if I hadnt already paid for it forever. Sirius did a number on their channel lineup after this merger. Everyone I know is unhappy with the new channel lineup.
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"As a great way to lead into the Internet Identity Workshop this week in Mountain View CA, both Microsoft and Google shipped OpenID features in beta products this past Friday. Microsoft Research announced an experimental Provider while Google announced the ability to comment on Blogger blogs using OpenID.
Refuting local suspicions of malice Dell spokesman David Frink states:
and later says
Their plans to reduce employment can be found here:
Here are some highlights:
Dell has 82,200 permanent workers, including 18,000 in Central Texas, and 5,300 temporary workers worldwide. The layoffs are expected to affect both groups...
In its last large-scale layoffs, Dell cut more than 5,000 jobs in Austin after the high-tech bust in 2001.
...many of the layoffs could come in Central Texas, where Dell is headquartered. In a March 29 report to clients, Goldman Sachs analysts said Dell might reduce the work force at its test and assembly facilities in the U.S. and Malaysia.