New Phone

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 09:41 am
miss_s_b: DreamSheep/Matrix icon (DreamSheep: Matrix)
[personal profile] miss_s_b
I have finally got a replacement for the hated HTC Desire. I has a Nokia N8. Oh god, it's SUCH a relief. The speaker is a little bit tinny, as opposed to unlistenably awful like the Desire's. Podcatcher is a free podcast client that actually works. You can easily set up different notification tones for email, tweet and text message. You can easily rearrange menus, stop and start applications, delete applications, etc.

Contacts (those that I have left, anyway) have synched seamlessly with google, and there is a fabulous contact merge function, as opposed to "linking".

Most important of all, the first battery charge, which is never an optimal charge, with very heavy usage, lasted nearly two days.

I've had it for three days now, and I am so, so, SO glad.

The one downside, the one thing I miss, is the back button. That's a tiny price to pay, given that most apps have the "back" touch area in the same place, for all the upsides.

Anyhew, happy Jennie is happy, and also has a new mobile number. If you have my old number it now no longer works. If you need my new number and haven't had a text from me telling you what it is, you can find it on my friends-only contact details post, or you can leave a comment here letting my know to contact you with it.

Now we just need to think of a name for it... ;)



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Date: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 10:38 am (UTC)
pmoodie: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pmoodie
Good choice. My little phone/MP3 thing is a Nokia, and I've been very happy with it.

I will make a note of your new number! :)

Call it WOTAN!

Date: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
leoniedelt: dunno whose this is (Default)
From: [personal profile] leoniedelt
iawtc x

Date: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 12:30 pm (UTC)
andrewducker: (Default)
From: [personal profile] andrewducker
I'm glad you now have a phone that works for you!

Date: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 01:26 pm (UTC)
telegramsam: Ziggy Stardust (ZiggyStardust)
From: [personal profile] telegramsam
I would call it "BUBBLES" but that's just me...

Date: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 01:59 pm (UTC)
burkesworks: (Default)
From: [personal profile] burkesworks
Now marked down and filed away; mine remains the same.

And your phone needs a name, how about Brian? Lots of (y)our favourite people are Brians that are called Brian.

Date: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] magister
Herbert West. Not sure why. Just because.

Date: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 11:34 pm (UTC)
almostwitty: (Default)
From: [personal profile] almostwitty
I had the N8 for a couple of weeks, and loved it except for the fact that sending a message proved virtually impossible. I sent it back.

Date: Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 08:06 pm (UTC)
leoniedelt: pd caves grimace (pd caves grimace)
From: [personal profile] leoniedelt
meant to give you this link:
http://www.nokian8blog.info/2010/11/nokia-n8-help-guide-setup-free-apache.html

means that the n8 can map the laptop's hard disk as a 'drive' in the file manager, and read its contents, edit, delete, copy, etc. no cable needed, yay.

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