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17 September 2011 @ 09:56 pm
new phone  

I broke down and got a new phone a few weeks ago. A Samsung Galaxy II S, which is I guess about the newest thing on the market, and which is about to be embargoed over here because Apple’s suing Samsung over some app or other and has won an injunction in the European courts. So I figured if I wanted it I’d better hurry up and get it. I think it’s the most leading-edge piece of tech I’ve ever bought. I’ve been getting used to it. It only took four days to learn how to answer a call.

Learning to use the camera was easier. :)

Millenium Spire Sunset</p>

Ivy Fall Wall

I’m pretty delighted, actually. Not just with the camera, although the 8 megapixels is 50% of why I bought the thing–I wanted to always have a decent camera on hand–but with the phone in general. Aside from the answering calls thing, it’s fairly intuitive, and its built-in messaging centre actually may handle Twitter/FB well enough to not need another app. (I have already tried and discarded Tweetdeck.) The other reason I wanted it, or a smart phone, anyway, is because mostly I’d rather text than call, and it’s easier on its touch screen than I’d thought/expected before trying it out. So I’m hoping it’ll be of great use in keeping things organized at NYCC, which is the other reason for getting something now rather than waiting any longer. Anyway, it’s cool, and as soon as I get a bit better with the photo editing software I expect I’ll be posting pictures more regularly. :)

(x-posted from the essential kit)
 
 
 
annathepiper on September 17th, 2011 10:13 pm (UTC)
That second one with the ivy is neat!
kitmizkit on September 18th, 2011 07:20 am (UTC)
I saw that wall turn colors last fall and failed to get a photo--it needed the morning light--and yesterday I was out and was like oh HEY! :)
annathepiper on September 18th, 2011 07:33 am (UTC)
Nicely timed!

Also, just so you know? I am TOTALLY now thinking of you every time I play "Morrison's Jig" in session.
Flitterbyflit on September 18th, 2011 03:24 pm (UTC)
That's the really nice thing about having a decent camera on your phone; you always have a camera! Maybe someday I'll get a phone that is like that. ;)
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kitmizkit on September 18th, 2011 07:20 am (UTC)
It's a surprisingly good little camera!
Ghost Lightghost_light on September 18th, 2011 07:05 am (UTC)
I just got that exact phone today!
kitmizkit on September 18th, 2011 07:21 am (UTC)
yay!