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Beatnik (493)

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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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In his superhero time (8.30 AM to 5.30 PM), he works on world peace.

Journal of Beatnik (493)

Friday April 06, 2007
06:34 AM

New cellphone

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My SE t630 showed me some SIM error messages last week and it shut down completely once or twice as well. It seemed like a good idea to get a new cell phone before my old one completely broke down. I stuck to SE and found the k750i, which was within budget range and had all the bits and bobs I wanted. I used my PDA as a temporary storage for my contacts. Sending them to my PDA wasn't a problem but sending them from my PDA to the new phone caused some problems. The phone would just soft-reset and no contact was saved. In the end, I just used the PC synchronization approach (although that still didn't work as well as I had hoped).

Short review of the phone: It has a 2 mega pixel camera, which is nice but not truly important with a phone. The lens is protected by a slideable lens cap (which I suspect will be the first thing to break). It also includes a 2 LED light near the lens. I was surprised how big it's effect is. It has a bigger display than my old t630 and weighs slightly more. The buttons are a small improvement since the t630 had rounded buttons. This one has smooth, softer buttons. It also includes a USB cable, a headphone/headset (including antenna for the radio), a memory slot (for small Sony sticks). It plays MP3s and AACs and ringtone and plays very nicely with Linux. I plugged it in, icon appeared, dragged some music to the MP3 folder etc voila.
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