Monday, October 27, 2008
I bought myself the new tmobile G1 phone. Well, it is a HTC (whatever that means)and while it is a phone, it also can go on the internet to look things up, view my bank account, has a gps, it lets me know when I have new emails, there is a camera and all kinds of other bells and whistles.
I am having fun learning things it can do and figuring out how to get it to do what I want it to do. It is a 'touch screen' which means my finger can move things around. A neat feature is that the screen flips and then you have a keyboard to type out emails or searches or put in contact info. I thought I would not be able to type on this very easily, but it really is simpler than I thought. The keys are very responsive.
I am looking at it as my birthday/Jim's birthday present. Combining like that makes the price a little easier to take. One thing I love if you are in my contacts/phone list I can take a picture of you and save it to your contact info. Then when you call...your picture pops up and I see that it is you! It is so neat. Simple pleasures right?
The system is google and tmobile married to android. Android being the name of another system that will allow software downloads really fast and easy. I was able to download a program that lets me scan a barcode and find out how much it would be if I bought it online and another program that can take music/songs I have and create ringtones from them. Okay, none of this is really critical, but it is fun and makes the phone more interesting.
It makes for a neat new gadget to play with this fall.