Jan. 12th, 2011

fencer_x: (W-Moriyama)
Since I know you all have been waiting on the edge of your seats for an update on my ongoing cellphone drama--I bring you all tidings of great joy! I got another new phone 8D

So it turns out my beautiful IS01, a masterpiece of weird-design and spiffy technology, was so weirdly designed that...it was unable to be updated past Android 1.6. For those of you in the know, Android's got versions 2.1 and 2.2 on most new sets these days, and 2.3 is even out as well on some IIRC. So all the lovely apps that required Android 2.1+, such as Skype and Paypal and all, were unavailable (and never would be available) on my phone. Bawwww :(

And I wasn't happy about that XD; so I went to the AU shop in Ikebukuro, said I wanted a phone that wasn't already obsolete...and they hooked me up XD With minimal fuss! I was super surprised XD And because you pay for the phone on an installment plan, I paid nothing upfront :3 My new phone is the currently popular IS03 (with Android 2.1, soon to be 2.2):

While it lacks the lovely double camera my IS01 had (meaning no easy self-portraits!) it actually behaves like a normal phone now, so I don't look like an idiot talking on the phone sitting open in my hand XD;;; It also has a slightly smaller screen than my IS01, but it's worth it to have a phone that is just newer and more responsive all around. I will say this, though, that I decidedly don't like Android's keyboard! It's very non-intuitive, doesn't auto-correct without jumping through hoops and having you select the right word (so...not automatic), and is generaly less pretty than the one on my ipod. Get with the program, Google! It's easier to type in landscape mode than portrait, which requires two hands and thus kind of is more difficult when walking.

Still, the phone is prettier in general, with a more visually pleasing interface. To add to it, I got to keep my IS01, of course, since I'd already paid for it, so I can actually still use that with wireless connections :D It's a mini-laptop, for all intents and purposes! And if I ever want to use it as a phone-phone again, all I have to do is go to an AU shop and ask them to switch out the card (or I suppose I could get a new card/open another account and put it in, or someone else could use it). Huzzah!

In other, unrelated news, [livejournal.com profile] daiki_dansu and I are going to see Hanasakeru Seishounen Feb 19 with the Charinko-bu! It's a group-viewing, and since Iwashita-san's in it, he's getting us tickets (also in it are Kubobe, Juri, Takuya, Osamu-chan, Banchou, among others). Then after the show, we're going out for drinks and fun with--jajajaaaaan--Osamu-chan joining us :DDDDD Apparently there might be others too, but I'm totes cool with an evening out with Osamu-chan~ :DDDDD

*uses bike icon in celebration and inappropriate Osamu-chan/Tatsuya tag because she has no Osamu-chan-only tag*



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