Tuesday, January 08, 2008

My technological upgrade

I know I've been absent for the last few days, but honestly it is with good reason. I spent the weekend in anticipation...and was too excited to blog...because I was waiting for this...


It's a Nokia N95 all singing all dancing phone, which has just arrived from O2. After much research, we chose it (note joint decision with 21stC Dad) to replace this....


...my very old Nokia phone (which doubles up as a torch), with which I had one of those very expensive Pay-as-you-go accounts where the bills were mounting at an enormous rate, especially since I've been freelancing with the various odd pieces of work. It was great, while I was officially a housewife, not making many mobile calls, but since I've been on the move the costs have become very silly.

We eventually tracked down an account with O2, which offers 750 talk minutes
for £35 per month and includes landlines plus other mobile phone networks. This option also allows 100 pages worth of Internet browsing (plus lots more if I use free Wi-Fi facilities).

One of the things that I am particularly excited about is that when you turn the phone around it has one of these....




...a 5 Megapixel Camera, which takes photos almost as well as my regular 8 Megapixel Canon Ixus Camera


Once I've taken the photos, I can just upload them to my laptop using Bluetooth. No cables are needed, just a little bit of "abracadabra", and "Bob's Your Uncle" the photos appear on the laptop ready for use.

In fact, I sloped off to the Moreton Hall pub yesterday evening to catch up with some work in a peaceful environment. When testing out sending photos by Bluetooth, my phone also detected a device owned by a fellow blogger Cashier No.5. There was no surprise there, as according to his blog, it is his local. So No.5 if you are reading, sorry I was in a hurry and didn't have time to come and find you but you nearly got a photo of this....


My next challenge is to work out how to use the phone to update the blog. Oh yes it can be done, so watch this space.

Once I've fully tested this wonderful new piece of technology, I will put up a full review. However, I'd better get on with the housework, as it's back to work tomorrow.

7 Comments:

headless said...

Uh-oh!

Laura McIntyre said...

Yah on your new phone, when you figure out the blogging this please share. i have yet to figure out the trick.

21st Century Mummy said...

Good evening Headless - Thanks...LOL... ;-D

Hi Laura - yippee, I've figured it out...I'll record the details on my mobile blog post. :-D

Anonymous said...

N95 - you lucky thing. Still struggling with a Motorola Razr
:(

21st Century Mummy said...

Hi Anonymous - thanks for dropping by. Well you see I was once in awe of the Motorola Razr when I originally got my old Nokia phone\cum torch...so one day the N95 may come in your direction soon. O2 have got some fantastic things coming up (so that they tell me - and I promise they are not paying me), so its worth looking at them...so far their customer service has been excellent too. (mmm perhaps I should ask them to advertise) ;-D

Anonymous said...

You should - not many people make money out of this web thing.

I'm just about to get a new work phone (with a measly 2megapixel camera) so I'll give this picture blogging a go then from my new Bury vantage point.

Love the blog.

21st Century Mummy said...

Thanks Anon - good luck with your phone and don't forget to send a link to your blog. ;-D