Being Home Sick Isn’t Always A Bad Thing


I’m home from work today, feeling crummy… It’s no fun feeling yucky when it’s a pretty Spring (almost Spring) day outside and you’re stuck inside. I guess being home isn’t all bad though as it seems that the gadget deities decided to take pity on me. I have been visited by both Fedex and DHL so far today.

First Fedex brought me the HP Pavilion tx1000xx Entertainment Notebook to play with.

This is a fully loaded dual-core laptop running Windows Vista and everything but the kitchen sink packed in.

It’s not just a laptop though, the screen swivels and converts it to a tablet. Cool huh? Too bad I can only keep it for 3 weeks before I have to return it to HP.

DHL brought me a Blackberry Pearl phone that I won from eBay Friday. This phone is much smaller than what I thought it would be.

I haven’t reviewed a Blackberry device in over 6 years. They sure have changed since the 950 pager style device that I looked at way back in 2001 :o)

Ok, back to being sick now…

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  • Tyler Puckett March 20, 2007, 11:43 am

    Julie, did you buy the HP Notebook or was it a review sample?

  • Julie March 20, 2007, 1:37 pm


    The HP is an eval. That’s why I said I have to return it in 3 weeks :o)

  • Eddie Lopez March 20, 2007, 2:53 pm

    Julie- here’s some thoughts I collected on the Blackberry Pearl- my review is more based on my site’s focus of “usability” than you’d expect from an indepth gadgeteer-style review, but there might be something of interest in there for you…

  • Tyler Puckett March 21, 2007, 9:08 am

    I thought you were being facetious in saying you “have” to return it in 3 weeks to keep your house pure 🙂

  • Julie March 21, 2007, 10:28 am

    Hahaha! ;o)

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