Clash Of The TyTn

I’m still a little overwhelmed by this. But whatever.

So, as most of you know, I’m a long time user of Palm products. I began with the Palm III, then IIIe, before upgrading to various incarnations of the Handspring Visor, then moved on to the Treo 180, 300, 600 and now 650. I’ve been a loyal supporter of the Palm OS and its simple interface.

However, it’s rapidly becoming clear that the industry has no intention of supporting the Palm OS with significant upgrades or with new devices configured for use with this OS. Moreover –and more importantly– the latest version of Palm Desktop, which syncs with my 650, has the dangerous habit of erasing my data without permission.

As a result, I began the slow migration to a Windows Mobile system. Sigh. I’ve been trying to locate an affordable Treo 750 for this purpose, to no avail.

Enter my good buddy Andrew Currie who, this past weekend, presented me with an early birthday present: a very valuable HTC TyTn, considered by many to be the finest smartphone on the planet:

I’m still trying to figure out all the bells and whistles, so have nothing to report. But thanks, Andrew! He shares his version of the exchange here, complete with creepy photo of me accepting the swag.

Andrew also shared today’s funniest links:

First, the funniest 5 seconds on the internet, the Dramatic Chipmunk:

And continuing with the rodent theme, here is a hamster video featuring one particular fat asshole of a hamster.