The problem with batteries…

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Doing my daily commute is normally filled with either 3Ds games or texting people. However today my 3DS ran out of juice. Plus it’s Friday so everyone else is busy making plans. 

So I went browsing on the net and found some articles on what to do on a commute. This is what they came up with:

  • Listen to music. 
  • Play games. 
  • Read.
  • Write. 
  • Start a business.
  • Blog.

The problem with most of them is that they all require a bit of preparation before a commute and sadly I’m already on my three hour commute. So that really only leaves blogging, which is fine. 

So for the past week and maybe a half I’ve been doing a little experiment with my smartphone. I’ve deleted all social apps except one which allows me to receive picture messaging. I’ve also deleted all online accounts from my phone including email. The aim is to make it as distraction free as possible. The only problem I’ve found with this is that when you need a distraction your limited to the Internet. Which isn’t actually that bad as many websites have better Web apps than phone apps such as Facebook and Twitter. They load a lot faster and less prone to bugs and normally get updates sooner than mobile apps. 

It has also left me with just under 16GB of storage for photos. Which is great considering my phone has such a great camera. 

I would advise anyone with a smartphone to try it for at least a week to see how they find it. You may not like it, you may love it. And for those in the middle ground, you may delete the apps that have Web apps either to save space or because it is a better experience. 

 

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I’ve got a Porsche…and a Blackberry.

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There have been many pictures flying around of the new Porsche designed Blackberry. The difference between it and other Blackberry phones is probably just a cosmetic one.

“the Porsche phone has an aggressive metallic facade and harsh angles.” – pocketnow.com

The Blackberry 9980 will take a daring step in changing the nice curvy image of the Blackberry phones of the past and gives it the German touch, with straight lines and very small curves.  Many fans will probably go against the idea, since they like the current Blackberry design.

Personally I would love to own one, mainly because of it being so different. The only downside is that keyboard doesn’t look very comfortable and will the buttons light up when it’s dark?

Only time will tell, as it is released on the 27th, hopefully will be in my price range.

Blackberry Porsche

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BlackBerry Apology

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Good news BlackBerry owners: “BLACKBERRY is saying sorry to its users left furious by last week’s outages by offering them free apps worth more than £60.” See the article here.

Awesome, except they choose the apps, and the two so far are a bit useless for the majority of blackberry owners. An app that reads out texts (other smartphones already have this) and a game which is in German.

But at least they are trying, I would rather have 3 more days added to the contract. Though again that would be useless for people on contracts, as I’m on payg.

What do you think?