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Telephone

Tuesday, 9 October, 2007

The battery (I think) in my toy phone ain’t what she used to be. I can no longer skip a day charging without it dieing by the second afternoon. Upon investigating the possibilities once again, I’ve finally worked out what to do. The key is that I’ve figured out how to get phone service for about $10/month. Does anybody charge for roaming or long distance anymore? Unfortunately, I can’t “port” my classic HIckory-exchange phone number. I really like have a telephone number which would have existed in the 1950’s.

In the interest of bringing this master plan into reality, I have ordered a phone. The Oyster (aka “toy phone”) shall be retired when the battery, whose replacement costs more than the entire phone with its goodies or the replacement, becomes unworkable. Despite myself, the phone ordered is the second most hyped telephone of the year; the true anti-iPhone. Sadly, this phone is not available through any carrier in the United States. Frankly, half the articles found about it are decrying its formal absence from our shores. I’m getting one anyway.

… and how can you argue with these specifications?

Connectivity
Bluetooth N/A
Infrared No
Wi-Fi
(WLAN)
No
USB No
Fax / Data No
Memory
Internal
memory
No
External
memory
No
Memory
slots
No
Storage
types
No
Camera
Camera No
Megapixels No
Photo
Resolution
N/A
Digital
zoom
No
Optical
zoom
No
Auto focus No
Flash No
Recording
video
No
Second
camera
No
Messaging
E-mail No
Internet
browsing
No
Entertainment
FM radio No
Java No
Audio
player
No
Video
player
No
Features
Add
ringtones
No
Organiser N/A
Video call No
Other
features
N/A
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