Some days nothing seems to get accomplished; doubly so if your new phone arrives in the post. I have to confess that I’m several years behind with the phone technology, so when I was in France last week, I was amazed to find that I had a web browser on my old Nokia. It gave me enough of a Facebook fix, and if I had been on Twitter I imagine I would’ve broken the bank paying for my packet data.
So this discovery, combined with the dying battery life and the shitty connection on my charger (which meant ten minutes of delicately manoeuvring the lead to get it to work), prompted me into an upgrade. I went for the Nokia 5800, mainly because I could wangle a nice new deal out of Orange, halving my bill and doubling my minutes.
I like it. It has a touch screen and makes me feel like I am on the bridge of the Enterprise. It also has a WLAN modem, which means I can leech my internet from the idiot neighbours who know nothing of wifi security. At one point this afternoon I was sat at my laptop but using my phone to surf. It reminded me of the time I caught myself playing the Sims, when I was watching a cgi version of myself, sitting at a cgi computer, playing a cgi version of the Sims. I think Second Life would make my teeth burst.
It also has iPlayer and SatNav, a combination so dangerous I’ll have to wear goggles.
I’ll freely admit it’s not nearly as nice as an iPhone, but if I had one of those I’d have a geekgasm so large your knuckles would throb.
The on screen Qwerty keyboard is very good too; so much so I was tempted to vomit a thought on it, but I didn’t want to get carrot chunks in the surround sound speakers.
So, now the question becomes, do I sign up for Twitter so that I have an excuse to use the internet on the phone?