November 10th, 2004


Let's get re....IT STARTED

A little less than a year ago, I got this bug up my ass that I needed a camera phone. I did a little research and talked to our friendly neighborhood corporate AT&T wireless rep. He pushed for the 'new' Samsung V206. I fell for it, even though the phone was a bit over $200. As my old phone was a lower-end Nokia, all I was used to was text on a phone. That's all it did. Black and white text, plain phone. This new phone was quite fun to set up! Great color display, cool games, polyphonic ring tones, etc. The camera phone wasn't that great, but really, what camera phone is?

One problem. The PHONE part of it didn't work very well. Poor signal. Dropped calls. It has been driving me crazy.

So, today I had enough. I lost my charger, and rather than spending $30 on a new charger I decided I would look for a replacement. I talked to our NEW rep, who sent me a list of the phones they offered and the cost to me under our corporate discount. I went a bit lower-end, but still sounds pretty cool. I might get the phone as early as tomorrow. I decided to go back to Nokia, as they have always done me right, and got the Nokia 3200. It has an FM radio, speakerphone, camera phone that will no doubt suck, and you can make your own designs for the cover. There are blank templates and you can draw on them, put pictures in, whatever. Polyphonic ring tones and you can download any J2ME game under 64K to play on the phone.

I don't care about all of that, I just hope this phone WORKS AS A PHONE!!!! :)

Wish me luck!

Oh, and my current big project launches on Monday, so we're screaming wild right now. I should also get a 500 page binder tomorrow FedEx for me to make recommendations on what content needs to stay, what content needs to go and what content needs to get updated for part of our external web sites. They somehow think that with a major tool launch on Monday that I'm going to be able to go through this 500 page binder and send it on to the next person in the round robin within 2 days.

Can I have some of what you're smoking?