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First post using crackberry

EDITING AFTERWARD – ok FINALLY I have forced this mofo to post to the blog. I had to do it via email. It doesn’t want to do SMS or MMS like my other phone/account used to. That’s fine, just so long as the posts get here.

I have to mess with it to ensure that the photos arrive in Picasa Web Albums at 600×800 and also that they post here with the good ol’ “s800” instead of “s400” (I just messed with this one to make it 800, but I won’t be able to do that while I’m mobile.

Sacrificing live chicken to the Blogger gods…..
Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

I guess I should explain about the Crackberry…

Why A Blackberry Curve TITANIUM Arrived On My Doorstep This Morning

  1. I have T-Mobile for my cell service carrier. While out on the Sound or on Sanibel/Captiva, I sometimes have NO bars at all while friends with AT&T have lots of bars.
  2. I have a Motorola RIZR. It’s blue, it’s small, and I like it. However, here in the USA, I cannot use it to get on the internet. No, not T-Mobile’s narrow little version of the internet – the REAL internet.
  3. The RIZR has served me well for mobile photo blogging. However it only has a 2 megapixel camera with no flash. Now, the camera does not do a bad job at all in full sunlight, but even in full sunlight I still have to carry the Cannon PowerShot G5 to get better shots of things.
  4. The RIZR also has a standard 9-key pad from which to send text messages. It takes a while, partially because I suck at texting and partially because the key pad is not qwerty.
  5. The Nokia N95 has a 5 megapixel camera and can get on the net. The REAL net. However, i don’t believe it has a qwerty keypad. Two outta three ain’t bad. In addition to the N95, there are other phones out there that are now sporting 5 megapixel or more cameras.
  6. The Nokia N95 and other Nokia phones and other G3 phones work with AT&T
  7. I called AT&T. I found they were having a “sale” – refurbished Blackberry Curve, which can get on the net and has a qwerty keypad, but does not have a worse camera than I already have for mobile blogging (it’s 2 megapixels, too), for the low, low price of $29.99 !!!!!
  8. The girl that was helping me, a nice NOO YAWKA, figured out a way to help me keep my current NY cell phone number. That was the ultimate deal breaker, and she figured out a way to make it happen. So I signed up!

There. Now you know everything! This particular person is going to see to my activation personally; the right strings have to be pulled because of keeping the NY number – and she’s not on duty again until Saturday morning, so I won’t be up and running on the Crackberry until tomorrow sometime. Wish me luck!