I've just spent an hour or so using my Streak around Hastings. I had a few minutes to kill before a doctor's appointment, so I enjoyed a coffee in the John Logie Baird Wetherspoon pub, whilst I used their Cloud connection to catch up with goings-on on a forum on which I'm quite active. I then used a 3G connection whilst I was in the surgery waiting room to post a message (about the Streak) to the forum. After leaving the surgery, I tried to get a connection in the Information Centre, which has BT
OpenZone access, but I couldn't get it to work. I then sat on a bench outside Macdonalds and used their Cloud connection to read the responses to my post, and responded to them. Thank goodness for the Swype beta! I just can't get on with the standard keyboard, mainly because of the silly numeric keypad taking up so much space.
I then visited the O2 emporium on my way to M&S to do some shopping, and had a play with the new iPhone. I didn't think much of it, and it's definitely not worth Â£45 a month, when it's compared with the Streak. The demo Streak was still in the same place, next to a little Samsung netbook. I asked how it was selling, and was told that interest had dropped off a lot. I suppose the staff get more commission for flogging the more expensive iPhones, which obviously doesn't help. I suppose it won't be long before the large chains like M&S and Tesco start providing Wi-Fi access to customers, especially in the in-house eateries.