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.
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