Digitial Lifestyle, Movie Reviews Style

    January 14, 2006

Yesterday Dave Winer, Patrick, and I were at the Metreon and said “let’s go see a movie.”

But, we had no idea what we wanted to see. So, we went to the movie theater that’s inside the Metreon in San Francisco and started looking at what was playing. That we all did in “meatspace.” Er, by looking at the board. But, we couldn’t decide between a couple of movies. So Dave asks me “can you look up the reviews on your phone?”


I know that Google shows movie reviews right at the top of the search. So, I go to Google and type: Google+Search” class=”bluelink”>last holiday. Of course it works. We look at the reviews, realize it’s a comedy, see that it’s rated OK and that it probably doesn’t have too much that would be inappropriate for Patrick to see.

It works AWESOME on my new Cingular 2125 phone. Having a readable screen makes all the difference.

You know, there’s a lot of heat and fire about the Microsoft and Google competition, but, seriously, who is the winner here? Microsoft made a few bucks by making the operating system for my cell phone. Google made a happier customer. Sounds like a win-win combination.

By the way, the cell phone didn’t come with the best two search engines loaded in favorites. I find that funny. Even Microsoft’s own mobile optimized search engine wasn’t loaded. That’s a nice and fast page to load.

By the way, MSN, Yahoo, and Google have special mobile services. It’s going to be interesting to watch these three to see who gets used more on cell phones:

MSN Mobile
Google Mobile
Yahoo Mobile

By the way, Shel Israel bought the same phone I have and said “it’s the first cell phone I’ve ever used that works in my own house.” When I was there I showed him mine had four bars and his didn’t even have a signal, even though we were both on Cingular. This phone rocks.

Anything else cell phone users should try while walking around?

Update: here’s a site that has various phone themes so you can make your phone look even cooler!

Robert Scoble is the founder of the Scobleizer blog. He works as PodTech.net’s Vice President of Media Development.

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