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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Weekend Snapshot: Number 43


My cell phone company called recently to give me some options if I renewed my plan with them. One of those options was a free camera phone. I selected the phone which arrived a few days ago. After we walked Saturday morning, Bill put the SIM card which was in my old phone into the new one.
I was very disappointed to realize that I don't have a way to get photographs I take on the camera phone onto my computer except for taking a picture of them in the camera view finder with my regular camera. The rest of these shots were taken this week with my regular camera since I can't download shots from my camera phone.
The problem is I don't have internet access with my cell phone plan. Since I already pay for roadrunner which provides my high speed internet, AOL dial up as a back up for when my cable is down, a cell phone plan, and a land line phone plan, I can't see paying for internet access on my cell phone. So I guess that means I can't email my cell phone photos to myself which seems to be what the instructions assume I would do.When I looked online for accessories for my Nokia 2760, I couldn't find a small USB cord that would allow me to plug into my computer camera port. There is a very small USB slot on the camera phone but that's for headphones.
I suspect the answer lies in bluetooth technology. I assume my PC would be compliant with that and my camera phone does have blue tooth capability. However, for the life of me I can't figure out how to use that to my advantage. Therefore, for now, I don't see my new camera phone being of much more use to me than my old phone that didn't have a camera. So that's my weekend annoyance but I did have a pleasant walk on Saturday and I am finishing up my weekend in a fairly good mood in spite of feeling technology challenged.

I hope everyone has a great week. You can visit other WS posters via technorati
and on Monday participants post at the WS home.

22 comments:

Heart of Rachel said...

Hi Carver. Lovely photos of flowers and nature.

It's handy to have a cellphone camera. I use mine often. I use the USB cable to download the photos. It also has a bluetooth feature but I haven't used it yet.

I think you have to turn on/activate your computer's bluetooth so that you can send your photos directly from your camera.

Take care and thanks for dropping by.

Napaboaniya said...

Craver, I'm ain't sure about Nokia cell phones. But some cell phones do not require a usb cable. You'll need to enable your pc/notebook's internal or external blue tooth. At the same time enable your cell phone's blue tooth. Do a search on both till you see both devices on both sides.
From ur cellphone, click "send to" -> pc/notebook.

I hope you can understand what I'm trying to say here..heeheee :)

Have a good week ahead!! :)

Caroline said...

You may want to look in pay-as-you go. That's what I've been doing. Then I just email them to my Flickr account.

marcia said...

oh how pretty I love the cone flower I text my phone pics to my email but I am not sure what that requires

Carver said...

Thanks so much for visiting and for the ideas about my camera phone transfer issue. I'm glad I posted my disappointment because I feel like I'm closer to figuring it out because of each of your ideas.

sarala said...

I am similarly cell phone disabled. I have no idea how to get photos off my phone so I don't use it for pics.

mharia said...

what lovely shots!

i agree with both rachel and elaine about enabling your pc and phone's bluetooth so that you can send your flower shots to your pc. that's how i transfer my phone shots to my computer. :)
i guess it works more or less like the infrared, too. :)

happy WS!

maiylah said...

so gorgeous!

am sure you'll figure it out how to transfer your camera shots to your pc soon! maybe it's in your phone's manual, regarding how to enable bluetoooth transfers ... :)

thanks for the visit!
take care! :)

SandyCarlson said...

Well done, Carver. I haven't tried that yet. I will take your work as inspiration and give it a try.

eastcoastlife said...

I'm an IT idiot myself and can't help you here.

I don't like to use my camera phone and I have not succeeded in downloading any photos from a camera phone. :(

Juliana RW said...

congrat with ur new mobile. I use nokia also. thanks for ur drop at my ws post

picturing said...

ur flowers is beautiful...btw, congrat with ur new cellphone ^__^

thanks for stopping at my post.

Steven and Aisha said...

Love the shots! I like cell phone cam coz it's handy. I used a cell phone to take my WS shot too. Hope you'll learn how to use your bluetooth.

the teach said...

Carver, just send the picture you take with your camera to yourself as an e-mail. I do it all the time! The manual will walk you through it... :) Happy picture taking!

Lynn said...

I hope you get to figure out how to download pictures from your camera phone. But anyway, it's still best to use the regular cameras for great pictures. :)

tanabata said...

Gorgeous photos of the flowers! I just love close-ups.
My cell phone has a camera but I never use it. ;)

Bela said...

i love the shot of the bright yellow flower.

mine is up.hope you can drop by:

Luau

Happy WS!

julie said...

We usually just use a cable to transfer the photos from cell phone :) Now I use a cellphone that doesn't have a camera. Maybe, you can use a wifi connection to just send your photos as emails to your computer. My cellphone has that feature and I can go online and retrieve my emails whenever a wifi connection allows me to.

Wish you well, Carver :)

strawberrygUrl said...

pretty flowers, carver.

i'm also quite dependent on my handphone camera. i hope you get things sorted out so you can maximize the camera function on your new phone.

Carver said...

Thanks again to everyone for visiting and for helping me get my camera phone transfer issues worked out.

ettey said...

your flowers are gorgeous! have a blessed week ^_^

DeLi said...

i really love that macro of yellow flower!