Thursday, August 09, 2007

Shiny New Toy

A blog phone! SonyEricsson has a model (810i) that is specifically designed to work with Blogger(tm). You can take pics (3.2 megapixel camera) and upload them with comments and text in full real time.

So when the lady at the phone company told me this was her favourite phone it didn't take much arm-twisting for me to say yes to it. I know that "her favourite phone" means "has the best bonus if you sell it" but it really does seem to have/do what I want my next phone to do. So I'm getting it.

The only trouble is, this glorious new device is only entering my life because my trusty old Nokia is sick. Let's not mince words. My phone is dying. I have to reboot it 2-5 times a day. Any time I set it down I risk scrambling its brains and causing it to freak out. It's a mobile phone that no longer likes moving.

I've always enjoyed the label "retro grouch" as it applies to rejecting new technology that is simply and only "new". If the old stuff works, why change? But the phone company just dangled a carrot before me that includes a phone (I need a new one), MP3 player (I'll have music on the train), two cameras (I love my digital picture achrives), 3G high-speed data (after all I did help build the networks), and it is aimed to work specifically with Blogger(tm) blogs! Like this one!

All this and more, for free. Excluding the year commitment and whatever portions of my soul I'm giving up by moving back into tech-geek territory.

I think I'll go wait downstairs by the mailbox.


neva said...

you know what they say, Morgan: "if it sounds too good to be true, chances are, it is"...

just sayin'... be careful. the last thing you're gonna want is to be stuck with THIS year's "coolest cell phone ever" when NEXT year's even better verson comes out. that said, lemme know how it goes, i'm kind of in the market for a new phone, myself. (MP3 player? digital camera? color screen? speed dial??? shiny buttons?? oooooooh!) ; )

I Dive At Night said...

Neva, it's shiny! What else is there?

But seriously, it isn't the latest greatest thing now. So there's no fear of the future. I enjoy having obsolete technology and will have to wait a year or two to get that full joy back again.

Minka said...

look at all those cute little buttons. I wouldn't mind to adopt one myself:)
Nice find and the gadgets sound smart...a phone these days doe snot cost the I am glad you jumped at the opportunity.

I Dive At Night said...

It's ridiculous how hard it was for me to get a phone contract when I first arrived in Holland. Pre-paid only, then contracts with bad service providers. Years later I finally had enough ID and legitimate status to get a contract with the big local provider. My last phone took 4 days and multiple rejects to finally get.

Now, I make a phone call and they (1) send me their latest phone, and (2) change my plan to reduce overall costs. LOL!

LOVED posting comments from the train yesterday! That was hillarious.