The new cellphone
Ok, I'll stop with the short sentences now, and make the rest much longer.
It all started when I saw Jon-David's new phone a while ago. He had just got the M600i, and when I saw it's features, I knew that was the phone I wanted. It's basically a PDA [personal digital assistant] and a cellphone in one, and it features 3G capabilities. The only "down side" is that it doesn't have a camera, but with Hannah's TWO cameras, I think we'll manage ok .
And so I've been playing around with it. I bought a new bluetooth dongle the other day, one that actually works in Windows (yes, my other one, [a] doesn't work in Windows and [b] I unfortunately still have to use Windows to continue development on openlp.org), and have been figuring out how to move files between PC and cellphone, and general phone functionality.
So last night I wanted to test 3G from my computer. Hooked up the phone to my PC with the USB cable, the computer saw the device, and saw the "modem" device. Then I tried to figure out how to get my PC to "dial" up. I knew you had to dial a number for GPRS, so I looked for that number online (using my phone of course). Typed in *9***2# according to the CLUG wiki , but that didn't wanna work. So then I waited for later in the evening when I was connected using the landline dialup connection, and found that my number was wrong. It needs to be a 3, not a 2, giving us *9***3#. Tried it out and it worked! w00t! I'm connected at 460Kbps! nearly TEN times as much as my dialup connection.
I just have one problem with the 3G connection. Latency. Which means that Hannah and I cannot use Skype, because we have a 30 second delay. The line is crystal clear, but that's of no use when it takes a minute for 3 words to be said!
Other than that, I'm impressed with my phone. A built in web browser, an RSS aggregator, a few games (which I'll probably almost never use) and I've downloaded MXit (of course) and installed PuTTY as well.
All in all, I'm very happy.