Wednesday, November 1, 2006 1:38:05 PM
I took part in the Halloween Hunt on my.opera.com but I thought that I had entered the contest too late. However today I got to know that I'm on the extended list of winners
, place 48 of 50
Congratulations to all the co-winners, especially the ones on place 1 to 10
Wednesday, October 4, 2006 1:01:01 PM
On Monday the SonyEricsson K800i that I won arrived. Since I was still in bed when the postman arrived and my wife was off to do some shopping he decided that my elder daughter (7 years) was old enough to sign for the package. I guess this is usually not ok but that time I really liked it otherwise I would've had to wait much longer to grab it since we celebrated the German reunification yesterday.
I started unpacking it and setting everything up right after I stood up. All I can say is that the phone is absolutely great. Not as small as mobile phones usually are today but small enough. I wanted it because it has such a big screen and the cyber-shot camera. I used my K750i to take pictures all the time since I use them as a visual diary in iPhoto and on a family website. The K800 will do a much better job, the first pics showed some great quality. The only thing that I'll miss is the electric torch that the K750i had. However the real flash that the new one has makes it possible to take real pics at night.
Of course I installed Opera mini on the phone
as soon as I had set-up the Internet connection. Surfing on the big screen is even bigger fun -- however a horizontal surfing mode would be nice, especially if it could make use of the additional buttons that the K800i has. Of course Opera Mini does a much better job than the built-in netfront browser
I also have the 512 MB memory card installed that I ordered when Opera confirmed that my choice was valid, it seems it's impossible to get the 1 GB version in Germany right now. Since the phone is playing nicely with the Mac I now have some music and pictures on it and some extra space for new pics. Now all I need to do is to tweak iSync to make it recognize the phone model and then find out if there is a possibility to teach a Norwegian phone to talk German -- especially needed when SMSing. Perhaps the next Firmware Over The Air will be German, I really hope that the phone will tell the update server that it runs on a German SIM card.
Thank you once more, Opera