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  1. #1
    BruceR
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    Some of the camera phones now have 1.3 megapixels which will produce
    very good prints up to about 4x6. Many camera phones produce pictures
    with lower resolutions that are still fine for emailing. One thing you
    can be sure about with cellphones is that whatever you buy today will be
    obsolete or offered for almost free within 1 year.

    From:[email protected]
    [email protected]

    > I haven't had a cellphone in a year and a half. I'll be getting one
    > soon, and I've been toying with the idea of getting a pretty nice one.
    >
    > I'm currently attracted to Sony Ericssons s710A and P800. Also, I love
    > the Motorola A600, A780, A840 & A1000s. I don't know how much these
    > are running, or where to get them. They're not on any of the provider
    > websites (T-Mobile, Cingular, AT&T). I figure one advantage of getting
    > from them is they can let you pay for it in installments. However, are
    > there places with better deals?
    >
    > As with anything technology, I'm torn. You don't want to buy something
    > that will be obsolete in six months. OTOH, you don't want to splash
    > $600 and then in two months it's selling for $375.
    >
    > I'm looking for good functionality - what's most important to me is a
    > good system of storing contacts, and yes, looks.
    >
    > OH, and on a related note, I know nothing about digital photography,
    > is the quality of pictures taken by cameraphones any good?






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  2. #2
    Jim
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    Re: Are higher end phones worth it?

    My cell phone plan charges 3 cents per kilobyte as their normal data
    transfer rate. Does that mean it would cost me $39 to send a 1.3 megapixel
    picture to someone with my cell phone?

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    Please take the junk out before replying.
    Sorry for the inconvenience.
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    "BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Some of the camera phones now have 1.3 megapixels which will produce very
    > good prints up to about 4x6. Many camera phones produce pictures with
    > lower resolutions that are still fine for emailing. One thing you can be
    > sure about with cellphones is that whatever you buy today will be obsolete
    > or offered for almost free within 1 year.
    >
    > From:[email protected]
    > [email protected]
    >
    >> I haven't had a cellphone in a year and a half. I'll be getting one
    >> soon, and I've been toying with the idea of getting a pretty nice one.
    >>
    >> I'm currently attracted to Sony Ericssons s710A and P800. Also, I love
    >> the Motorola A600, A780, A840 & A1000s. I don't know how much these
    >> are running, or where to get them. They're not on any of the provider
    >> websites (T-Mobile, Cingular, AT&T). I figure one advantage of getting
    >> from them is they can let you pay for it in installments. However, are
    >> there places with better deals?
    >>
    >> As with anything technology, I'm torn. You don't want to buy something
    >> that will be obsolete in six months. OTOH, you don't want to splash
    >> $600 and then in two months it's selling for $375.
    >>
    >> I'm looking for good functionality - what's most important to me is a
    >> good system of storing contacts, and yes, looks.
    >>
    >> OH, and on a related note, I know nothing about digital photography,
    >> is the quality of pictures taken by cameraphones any good?

    >
    >






  3. #3
    BruceR
    Guest

    Re: Are higher end phones worth it?

    No it would be more like around $7. A 1.3 megapixel jpg picture is only
    about 250KB.



    From:Jim
    [email protected]

    > My cell phone plan charges 3 cents per kilobyte as their normal data
    > transfer rate. Does that mean it would cost me $39 to send a 1.3
    > megapixel picture to someone with my cell phone?
    >
    > --
    > I have put junk in my email address to evade the spammers.
    > Please take the junk out before replying.
    > Sorry for the inconvenience.
    > Jim
    >
    >
    >
    > "BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]
    >> Some of the camera phones now have 1.3 megapixels which will produce
    >> very good prints up to about 4x6. Many camera phones produce
    >> pictures with lower resolutions that are still fine for emailing.
    >> One thing you can be sure about with cellphones is that whatever you
    >> buy today will be obsolete or offered for almost free within 1 year.
    >>
    >> From:[email protected]
    >> [email protected]
    >>
    >>> I haven't had a cellphone in a year and a half. I'll be getting one
    >>> soon, and I've been toying with the idea of getting a pretty nice
    >>> one. I'm currently attracted to Sony Ericssons s710A and P800. Also,
    >>> I
    >>> love the Motorola A600, A780, A840 & A1000s. I don't know how much
    >>> these are running, or where to get them. They're not on any of the
    >>> provider websites (T-Mobile, Cingular, AT&T). I figure one
    >>> advantage of getting from them is they can let you pay for it in
    >>> installments. However, are there places with better deals?
    >>>
    >>> As with anything technology, I'm torn. You don't want to buy
    >>> something that will be obsolete in six months. OTOH, you don't want
    >>> to splash $600 and then in two months it's selling for $375.
    >>>
    >>> I'm looking for good functionality - what's most important to me is
    >>> a good system of storing contacts, and yes, looks.
    >>>
    >>> OH, and on a related note, I know nothing about digital photography,
    >>> is the quality of pictures taken by cameraphones any good?






  4. #4
    John Navas
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    Re: Are higher end phones worth it?

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Sat, 08 Jan 2005 02:12:43
    GMT, "BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Some of the camera phones now have 1.3 megapixels which will produce
    >very good prints up to about 4x6.


    Not really, since the lens is poor. There's much more to image quality than
    megapixels.

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    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



  5. #5
    Jim Rusling
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    Re: Are higher end phones worth it?

    John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:

    >[POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >
    >In <[email protected]> on Sat, 08 Jan 2005 02:12:43
    >GMT, "BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Some of the camera phones now have 1.3 megapixels which will produce
    >>very good prints up to about 4x6.

    >
    >Not really, since the lens is poor. There's much more to image quality than
    >megapixels.


    Including the lack of picture controls. They can still come in very
    handy. The wife and I were in an accident on 12/31/04 and it was
    helpful to be able to take a few pictures. I have a Nokia 6620 and it
    takes VGA resolution pictures and it did a pretty good job. A digital
    camera would have been better, but I did not have one available. For
    a sample see
    http://members.cox.net/jrusling/acci.../photo_1.html.

    --
    Jim Rusling
    Partially Retired
    Mustang, OK
    http://www.rusling.org



  6. #6
    BruceR
    Guest

    Re: Are higher end phones worth it?

    WOW, that's quite an accident. I hope all are OK.

    From:Jim Rusling
    [email protected]

    > John Navas <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> [POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]
    >>
    >> In <[email protected]> on Sat, 08 Jan 2005
    >> 02:12:43 GMT, "BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Some of the camera phones now have 1.3 megapixels which will produce
    >>> very good prints up to about 4x6.

    >>
    >> Not really, since the lens is poor. There's much more to image
    >> quality than megapixels.

    >
    > Including the lack of picture controls. They can still come in very
    > handy. The wife and I were in an accident on 12/31/04 and it was
    > helpful to be able to take a few pictures. I have a Nokia 6620 and it
    > takes VGA resolution pictures and it did a pretty good job. A digital
    > camera would have been better, but I did not have one available. For
    > a sample see
    > http://members.cox.net/jrusling/acci.../photo_1.html.
    >
    > --
    > Jim Rusling
    > Partially Retired
    > Mustang, OK
    > http://www.rusling.org






  7. #7
    Jim Rusling
    Guest

    Re: Are higher end phones worth it?

    "BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >WOW, that's quite an accident. I hope all are OK.
    >

    The wife and I are pretty sore, but nothing serious. We were
    extremely lucky.

    --
    Jim Rusling
    Partially Retired
    Mustang, OK
    http://www.rusling.org



  8. #8
    BruceR
    Guest

    Re: Are higher end phones worth it?

    Glad to here you're both OK. I'm sure the insurance company will be
    happy to have those pictures.

    From:Jim Rusling
    [email protected]

    > "BruceR" <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> WOW, that's quite an accident. I hope all are OK.
    >>

    > The wife and I are pretty sore, but nothing serious. We were
    > extremely lucky.
    >
    > --
    > Jim Rusling
    > Partially Retired
    > Mustang, OK
    > http://www.rusling.org






  9. #9
    The Mailman
    Guest

    Re: Are higher end phones worth it?

    and 2 megapixel phones like the Sharp TM-200

    same resolution as the old HP 215 digital camera





  10. #10
    (Pete Cresswell)
    Guest

    Re: Are higher end phones worth it?

    Per The Mailman:
    >and 2 megapixel phones like the Sharp TM-200
    >
    >same resolution as the old HP 215 digital camera


    My experience is that 2mp is enough to capture the contents of a
    whiteboard/blackboard. 1 doesn't do the trick - having tried it with my PDA.
    --
    PeteCresswell



  11. #11
    John Navas
    Guest

    Re: Are higher end phones worth it?

    [POSTED TO alt.cellular.motorola - REPLY ON USENET PLEASE]

    In <[email protected]> on Tue, 11 Jan 2005 09:26:15 -0600,
    "The Mailman" <[email protected]> wrote:

    >and 2 megapixel phones like the Sharp TM-200
    >
    >same resolution as the old HP 215 digital camera


    But not even close to the same lens. There's much more to picture quality
    than megapixels.

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    Best regards, HELP FOR CINGULAR GSM & SONY ERICSSON PHONES:
    John Navas <http://navasgrp.home.att.net/#Cingular>



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