After spending a ridiculous amount of time umming and ahhing about it, I popped into town on Saturday morning to pick up a new mobile phone. I've had a mobile phone contract now for going on ten years, changing the handset every year as my network tries to sweet talk me into another year. I'm sure it never used to be this hard to choose a phone. In the early days, pretty much all a phone did was make phone calls. I don't think I even sent a text message until I'd had my first phone for nearly 12 months. These days it's all bluetooth, cameras, GPRS, 3G and all that kind of jazz. Phones were big in the old days; bloody massive bricks with aerials and stuff like that. Then they got all small. Now they look like they're getting bigger again as they try to cram in all this extra gubbins.
It's all very confusing.
In the end, and after some consultation with this man and this chap, I opted for this little beauty. It's a ripper. A little bit of tinkering this afternoon and I am all set up and connected to my wireless network and thanks to a nifty bit of software provided free by Fring, I am fully signed up with Skype and able to make and receive internet phonecalls. How cool is that?
I've also(inevitably) taken a tentative look at Blogger Mobile and sent out a Twitter update across the web through my phone.
As if I don't spend enough time here as it is.
Technology at a glacial pace Part 2
2 days ago