PocketSurfer 2

Filed Under (Technology Reviews) by elearning4bradford on 28-11-2007

Thanks to those Central Media Services people I have had the pleasure to play with this easy to use, sleek, very slim black number from PocketSurfer 2.

It claims to be the fastest handheld surfing device – and it is pretty nifty, that’s because it uses Quad Band GPRS -(mobile phone technology). The qwerty keyboard does take a little time to get used to but once youve overcome this it works a treat. About 5 hours battery life if you use it always-on and about 5 days on standby.

I used it effectively to browse to our college’s Virtual Campus and to check my emails, and although one would need to be  fairly nimble-fingered to write long sections of text using this keyboard, it does do the trick.

I think this, or its successor would be a good candidate for a pilot with a group of students perhaps those in a work-based learning environment where conventional web access may be restricted. Anyone with any further ideas or if you wish to trial the PocketSurfer2,  just contact me.

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