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Hello GBM! I am Chris.



I wanted to start off my writing here at GottabeMobile with a little into about myself. Some of the readers might already know all about me, but for those that don’t, here you are.

I am Chris Leckness, I am the previous owner and editor of (as well as Aximsite, GotZune, iPAQHQ, and others). I am a long time Microsoft MVP, Windows Phone, but I have been primarily an iPhone user since the launch of Windows Mobile 6.5. I am fairly sure that Windows Phone 7 will bring me back from the dark side though. I am not totally platform agnostic, but I try to give all mobile operating systems a fair shake.

Let’s see, Today is my 19 year anniversary. I have 2 kids, Brittney (17) and Brett (8) and I live happily in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, home of the Crimson Tide. I spent 10 years in the US Navy as an Electronics Tech and 10 more years as an Electronics Technician for Bellsouth.

I have been writing about mobile tech for 10 years now. My current mobile aresenal includes an iPhone 3G, an HTC HD2, an iPad, and a Sony VAIO laptop. These are the devices I actually use, but there are more in my graveyard that I don’t mind digging up on occasion. I recently retired my HTC Advantage that served as my living room device, replacing it with an iPad.

I look forward to sharing my mobile phone opinions and experiences with GBM!



  1. Brad Linder

    09/28/2010 at 6:03 am

    Whoa! I thought I saw your name in my RSS reader again this week, but I totally missed which site you were writing for!

    Welcome aboard, and it’s good to have your perspective on mobile tech back in my feeds. :)

  2. Michael Anderson

    09/28/2010 at 6:04 am

    Great to see you here Chris!

  3. Chris Leckness

    09/28/2010 at 6:48 am

    Thanks guys. Glad to be here.

  4. Warner Crocker

    09/28/2010 at 6:52 am

    Welcome to the team, Chris. Roll Tide!

  5. Sumocat

    09/28/2010 at 7:11 am

    Glad to have you here, Chris. Hmmm… I feel a strange urge to grow a beard now.

  6. Xavier Lanier

    09/28/2010 at 8:11 am

    Welcome Chris. We are very happy to have you here at GBM and look forward to working with you!

  7. Nameless

    09/28/2010 at 8:38 am

    I remember you from Aximsite/Mobilitysite…stopped visiting that place a while back due to the lack of proper successors to the Dell Axim X50v/X51v, HP iPAQ hx4700, and such, though. Windows Mobile 6.x being dropped for an inferior replacement probably isn’t helping things.

  8. kadaro

    09/28/2010 at 9:08 am

    hi Chris
    realy good to see you here at GBM
    somehow you remind me of Warner….Twins??? loool

  9. Bobby Brooks

    09/28/2010 at 5:48 pm

    Rammer Jammer! Roll Tide!

  10. Isaac

    09/28/2010 at 10:58 pm

    Welcome! we will be glad to read your inputs.
    I still use my HD2, find it still power horse :-)

    Isaac /Tel Aviv / Israel

  11. Rajesh

    09/29/2010 at 7:05 am

    Welcome to board Chris. Glad to see you here. looking forward to work with you.

  12. Chuong Nguyen

    10/03/2010 at 1:49 pm

    Great to see a familiar face back in the game!

  13. Chris Leckness

    10/03/2010 at 7:30 pm

    Thanks everyone for the warm welcome.

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