news | articles | reviews | software | modules | accessories | discussion | faq | mobile | store
 visorcentral >> news >> Omnisky impressions

Omnisky impressions

Friday November 10, 2000 - 1:24 PM EST - By James Hromadka

OmniskyI finally got my hands on Omnisky's Springboard module yesterday. I'm not sure if I'll have a review finished before we leave for Comdex, so I'll give you the low-down on a few points now:
  • Mac users can use Omnisky. The first thing I noticed when I opened the box was two Getting Started sheets -- one for Windows and one for the Mac. Basically Mac users do the entire setup on the module and must update Omnisky content wirelessly using ScoutSync. Windows users have a ScoutSync conduit that handles this but can also use ScoutSync when on the road.
  • Any PQA will run on Omnisky (unlike YadaYada). The manual states this clearly and there are a few that come with the module
  • Start clearing space. You need about 1.5 MB of space for Omnisky (grumble).
  • No color yet. Omnisky says they're working on it.
  • TCP/IP app work fine. AvantGo worked fine (although slowly) with Omnisky. I had to download a special version of AIM for Palm OS to get it working. I am having trouble getting email to work though.
Overall I like what I see so far. The Minstrel S modem is not as bulky as pictures show it to be. This is a far better implementation than the @ctiveLink.

Should VisorCentral make a news PQA for wireless users? Discuss it here.

Related stories: InnoGear PowerCradle (updated), Omnisky not omnipresent, OmniSky available at Office Depot, OmniSky offers free modem with annual subscription, OmniSky licenses Blazer , Omnisky coming to Europe, Omnisky ROM update, Wireless SuperBowl info, Omnisky gets local, TinySheet reviewed, Omnisky demos at Fry's, GoAmerica pre-order, MyPalm web service, Omnisky impressions, Wireless advertising, Official Omnisky announcement, The Minstrel S and the VDX, OmniSky info, Hints of Omnisky coming soon, Live from PCIA GlobalXChange Update #6, VC-News: Limited updates Wednesday, Dubinsky on CNBC, OmniSky & AvantGo IPOs, AIM for the Palm OS, Update #3: PC Expo day 1, Palm.net goes unlimited, Thinmodem Plus, PalmVNC, YadaYada, OmniSky, Body-suit for Visor Deluxe/Platinum, Happy Birthday to You - My Visor Turns One, OmniSky vs. YadaYada, A Module for Success, Viva Las Vegas!, InnoGear Comdex Interview, Comdex 2000, Around the US in 8 PDAs, Cutting the Cord, Counting down to PC Expo 2000,




Update: Auction Update / VisorAdventure 2
Thu Oct 11 - 12:05 AM EST


InnoGear PowerCradle (updated)
Tue Oct 9 - 10:51 PM EST


iambic Office suite
Thu Oct 4 - 1:12 AM EST


Prism dropped to $299
Tue Oct 2 - 6:19 PM EST


New Portable Keyboard
Tue Oct 2 - 4:46 PM EST


Body Massager Module (updated)
Tue Oct 2 - 4:38 PM EST


Module Madness
Tue Oct 2 - 4:34 PM EST


New version of FlashAdapter software
Mon Oct 1 - 11:02 PM EST


Get Documents To Go with Visor purchase
Mon Oct 1 - 10:42 PM EST


SnapNType initial impressions
Fri Sep 28 - 10:11 PM EST


What's this? A new poll?!
Fri Sep 28 - 9:57 PM EST


Palm Desktop for Mac OS X by "the end of the year"
Thu Sep 27 - 2:36 PM EST


Going Corporate: Handspring partners with Aether
Wed Sep 26 - 6:19 PM EST


SnapNType Mini-Keyboard Available
Mon Sep 24 - 5:19 PM EST


Blazer 2.0 Beta
Mon Sep 24 - 4:42 PM EST


OLDER NEWS >>

About VisorCentral : Copyright 1999 Smartphone Experts All rights reserved : Terms of Use : Privacy policy