The cell phone I’ve had for over four years finally gave up the ghost this week. And since I’ve had it so long, Sprint provided a 150.00 rebate on a new phone, which would be enough to cover the cost of the lowest end model.
But there were so many phones with so many options. All are color now, and full of games, and options such as an FM radio, voice recorders, and of course cameras. Some provide for song download and play, as well as new backdrops. You can even watch television. I kept coming back to one that recorded videos and took relatively decent photographs. But I had a camera, I told myself, I don’t need another. I also don’t need to take video. And if I want to watch TV, I can stay home.
In the end, though, I couldn’t resist getting the lowest cost phone that had a camera. I’ve seen too many people ‘moblog’ and I wanted to give it a try. Zoë was kind enough to pose for my first moblogged photo. The quality isn’t very good, but it was fun to take a photo and send it immediately from my phone and have it appear at Flickr. The possibilities are endless. Imagine the short stories you can weave around a cell phone and a person’s last photos?
I know that this is all old stuff for most of you, but it was a kick for me.