Posts Tagged ‘phones’

Andy’s Google Nexus 4

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

time to move on…and enter the 21st Century

I already have an iPad1, Amazon Kindle Fire (which has a customized version of “Amazon Android”), I wanted something different, rather than a common iOS based iPhone 4 or iPhone 5.

enter the Google Nexus 4

So, I’ve recently purchased a Google Nexus 4.






(it’s also got the same name as the off-world Replicants in my favourite film!)

and the Nexus 4 is brilliant, time to cash in Apple shares!

I’m currently testing GiffGaff network based on O2, which at present (18 Feb 13), is the cheapest mobile network for truly Unlimited Data.

I usualy use Three (3) for my iPad, MiFi and laptops, but Three (3) is getting expensive.

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Andy’s Mobile Phone Collection and History (1992 – Almost Present!)

Monday, February 18th, 2013


This has been a blog, I’ve been working on for the last month, that has been marked as Draft, and I could not publish until now, because Lindsey also reads my blog, and this topic conceals a little secret!

These are most of the mobile phones I’ve owned and used. It’s a very modest collection of mobile phones compared to some mobile phone owners, that change phones every few months or years. – well I think so! (for a gadget minded, nerdy, IT Consultant!)

I first owned a Nokia 101, followed by a NEC P4, in 1992, (not displayed, they must be in a box somewhere), and then in 1994, purchased a Nokia 232 (far left in picture) from People’s Phone on the High Street. These were all GSM Analog phones.

In 1998, I upgraded to my first Digital phone which was a Nokia 5110, on Vodafone (not displayed, in another box!), later in 1999, I switched to Orange and purchased a Nokia 7110e (almost the Matrix phone!), one of the first WAP (Internet phones) using GPRS. Used Windows CE based Smartphones on O2 in 2004, with the XDA IIs and Windows Mobile 5 and 6 on the XDA Mini S, these were slow, small screens, had memory leaks, required daily reboots, and so I carried on using my faithful Nokia 7110e, in 2004, the students at a local school, use to mock me about the “brick of a phone I had”. In 2006, I needed a tri-band phone for holiday in Mexico/Cuba, so purchased a Nokia 6230i. I also acquired and tested a 3G phone, on Three’s Network, a LG U8120, and emergency phones I keep in the car the VX1.

So my current daily mobile phone is still a Nokia 6230i. (phone on the far right of picture)….until now…See Part II tomorrow.

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