Like every first Thursday, the PUG Vienna met tonight. Don’t ask why, but I found the time to attend. Due to our recent theft problems and a kleptomaniac member (whose identity will not be disclosed to protect the fat and stupid), everyone brought reduced amounts of hardware…but we managed a pretty impressive show nevertheless…

Fortte cases
Fortte’s customizable cases were passed around and demoed – even though the colors weren’t too popular, the general idea of customizable cases managed to raise heads and got people talking…
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iPhone 3G
Herwig has always been our resident Apple nut…he unsurprisingly got himself an iPhone 3G:
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Cutting a long story short: he is extremely dissatisfied. The machine had to be replaced two times due to software issues, and T-Mobile’s support is lackluster at best. However, the motion sensor can be used for some truly innovative things…like an app that simulates beer:
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JayBird headset
JayBird’s excellent bluetooth headset was passed around – people were very impressed with it. Trial versions of Softick Audio Gateway were provided to interested third parties via Bluetooth…

Sony Clie TH55
Alexander (our organizer) tugged along a Sony Clie TH55 he purchased recently:
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The device was passed around and caused a stream of nostalgia:
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In the end, the downward trend of the PUG has stopped somewhat – 5 people wasn’t the top number, but wasn’t too low either.

How is the turn-up at your PUG?

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  3. Two broken TH55′s=one working one
  4. CLIÉ Organizer running on a Palm Tungsten C
  5. Palm User Group Vienna reactions

2 Responses to “The PUG Vienna met today”

  1. TH55…nostalgia? I used mine until two weeks ago, when it was finally replaced by an iPhone (which works fine…perhaps Herwig had a “monday´s device?”…you know people are less enthusiastic at work on mondays and quality goes down), which can be put to more uses than drinking beer ;-)

  2. Hi CroCo,
    to be honest: din’t ask me what problems some folks have with the iPhone 3G. But I never liked these devices too much anyways…happy with my Treo!

    All the best
    Tam Hanna

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