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Versatile Mobile/Cell Phone Cameras

Whats the best cell/mobile phone camera for streetphotography/interior snapshots ? [more inside]
posted by sgt.serenity on Aug 17, 2007 - 8 answers

Help me pimp my AT&T 8525

Dear Hive Mind: Please help me find the best "must have" Mobile Windows 5.0 apps for my AT&T 8525, specifically software focused on Productivity / Organization. [more inside]
posted by DetonatedManiac on Aug 5, 2007 - 4 answers

How to obtain an internal part of a cell phone

I have had an LG cu320 phone for about 1.5 years, so it's out of warranty and I stupidly (or arrogantly) did not get insurance for the phone. Now an internal part is broken which has rendered the screen completely white and LG won't send me (the customer) the part and can only suggest I send it to them to repair, which would cost a *minimum* of $35. [more inside]
posted by pontouf on Aug 2, 2007 - 13 answers

Do you use Virgin Mobile (in the U.S.)? Even better, do you use their Slice phone?

Do you use Virgin Mobile (in the U.S.)? Even better, do you use their Slice phone? All its specs are fine for me; I'm hoping to hear how you like it (especially the sound quality of calls, since the reviews of that are mixed) and/or how you like using Virgin Mobile.
posted by lorimer on Jul 26, 2007 - 19 answers

How to move the predictive text dictionary from an old Windows Mobile phone to a new one

I've upgraded from this HTC smartphone, which runs Windows Mobile 4 (I think) to this HTC smartphone, which runs Windows Mobile 5. Is there any way to transfer from the old phone to the new phone: a) the predictive-text dictionary (thus saving myself re-entering the many placenames and dozens of swear words I've submitted) and/or b) my past SMS text messages?
posted by unclemonty on Jul 6, 2007 - 1 answer

I'm a man ...and yes I need driving directions

There must be a great way for me to get driving directions via cell phone, right? [more inside]
posted by thatguyryan on Jul 4, 2007 - 12 answers

i just got a nokia n95 phone. what kinda cool stuff can i do with it?

i just got a nokia n95 phone. what kinda cool stuff can i do with it? [more inside]
posted by k7lim on Jun 29, 2007 - 2 answers

Parking or forwarding my phone number, while living abroad

I know that phone numbers can be moved from carrier to carrier, but I'm moving outside the country for a while. Can I "park" my fantastic mobile number and reclaim it when I return? [more inside]
posted by cmiller on Jun 21, 2007 - 10 answers

"Disposable" phone options for 2 weeks in Vancouver, BC?

I'll soon be in Vancouver, BC for about 2 weeks, and it would be helpful for me to have a cell phone while I'm out there - but only while I'm out there. Would a prepaid cell phone be my best bet? If so, any suggestions as to where to pick one up? If not, what else might work? [more inside]
posted by zeph on May 17, 2007 - 15 answers

Calling All Vloggers

How do I find video bloggers to answer a survey from a startup that is trying to promote its own video blogging software/service? I'm specifically looking for folks who use their mobile phones to capture video for their "vlog" -- b/c that's what this startup company does. [more inside]
posted by mhh5 on May 13, 2007 - 2 answers

Options for staying connected to the Internet while traveling outside the US for extended period of time.

I'm going to be traveling outside the US for the next year with my laptop and was wondering what the best options are for internet connectivity. The itinerary isn't set, but it will be a mix of Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and South America. I'm a freelance web developer and will be working remotely part time to support my existing clients during my travels. [more inside]
posted by funkyavocado on May 11, 2007 - 8 answers

How do you freely "debrand" a phone?

Is there a free method to "debrand" a phone? (And is there OS X software?) [more inside]
posted by stance on Apr 22, 2007 - 5 answers

Teach my PC some PDA-cleverness...

How does my Windows Mobile PDA communicate with our office Exchange Server successfully without using a VPN, when I have to use a VPN with Microsoft Outlook to get at it? (And then are there any PC-based programs that can use the same technique as the PDA?)
posted by blue_wardrobe on Apr 21, 2007 - 13 answers

What is the ultimate cell phone?

Help me find the perfect convergence communication device (i.e. phone!) to make my nerdlife complete while I'm (endlessly) on the road. Hours upon hours of searching have turned up naught and I'm getting desperate. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo on Mar 27, 2007 - 13 answers

Help with my mix cd while not mocking our musical tastes

Fun roadtrippy songs that mention the states of Louisiana and/or Alabama (or cities therin) prominently? Bonus: showtunes that do so! [more inside]
posted by elkerette on Mar 23, 2007 - 46 answers

i need a wifi-capable smartphone

I need a smartphone with wifi capabilities. Should I purchase a smartphone now or wait? [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on Mar 20, 2007 - 15 answers

MobileComputingFilter - Help me pick a mobile computing device

Mobile Computing Filter - my boss has informed me he would like me to get some sort of mobile computing device to become more efficient while on the road. I've been looking at Pocket PCs, Blackberrys, Tablet PCs, Trios etc. What do you use? What works and what does not? What features do you wish you had? (I've done some Ask.Mefi research with little success) [more inside]
posted by bkdelong on Mar 20, 2007 - 14 answers

Good webmail for phones

Webmail IMAP client: like SquirrelMail, but smaller, for a mobile phone? My new phone (S/E w810i) does "email", in the sense that it can talk to a small range of pre-selected partners like Yahoo or AOL. I'm looking for a web-based IMAP client that I can use to access my own IMAP server. It should be something along the lines of MIR, but that allows writing mail as well as reading it. I like SquirrelMail a lot, but it doesn't have a non-framed, minimal view.
posted by migurski on Mar 19, 2007 - 8 answers

cell phones in the classroom

Fellow educators / trainers, how do you deal with cell phones in your classrooms? [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb on Mar 17, 2007 - 51 answers

How to get my phone to remember more of the things I need to know

When my colleagues phone me, how can I remember all the things that I am supposed to talk to them about? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Mar 16, 2007 - 12 answers

Blank message screen on WM5 Smartphone

Help! Opening any text messages or emails displays a blank white screen on my Cingular 2125 (HTC Faraday) Windows Mobile 5 smartphone. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on Mar 14, 2007 - 4 answers

Where can I find a good RSVP reader for speed reading?

Where can I find good Rapid Serial Visual Presentation (RSVP) software? I'd love to have this on my phone to read mobile web articles or PDFs. Also, being able to read text on my Macbook Pro would be nice too. [more inside]
posted by k7lim on Mar 8, 2007 - 0 answers

Help me control the stereo with a phone.

What's the cheapest mobile phone available in Australia which speaks 802.11b or 802.11g?
posted by pompomtom on Feb 22, 2007 - 15 answers

How to replace my Sky Plus box?

How do I replace my Sky Plus box? [more inside]
posted by salmacis on Feb 15, 2007 - 10 answers

Chicago Mobile Phone Providers

Please help me find a wireless phone provider in Chicago that doesnt suck. [more inside]
posted by AMP583 on Feb 5, 2007 - 10 answers

How do I remove the simlock of a siemens c55 phone given that I have the unlock code?

I have a siemens C55 telephone that is simlocked. I've also gotten the unlock code off my provider a while back. The problem is I either didn't receive or have lost the unlock instructions, i.e. what exactly I need to type into the phone along with the unlock code, and whether this should be with the original sim card, a new sim card or no sim card at all loaded. I know I can unlock it without the code if I have a data cable, but I don't have a data cable and they'd probably cost more than the entire phone is worth. Googling is made difficult by the millions of sites offering to unlock phones for low low prices.
posted by fvw on Jan 31, 2007 - 5 answers

GPS on a Nokia E60

What is the best way to get GPS on my Nokia E60? [more inside]
posted by samstarling on Jan 29, 2007 - 2 answers

DIY Phone Routing for International Calls?

If it costs me, say, 2 cents a minute to call a landline in Europe and, say, 25 cents a minute to call a cell phone in that same city- why isn't there a service (in Europe) that allows me to call a landline which connects my call to a mobile phone (and charges me 5 cents a minute or a monthly charge or whatever) Or, is there?
posted by vacapinta on Jan 19, 2007 - 12 answers

Mobile to Cell Transmogrification

I need a mobile phone that I can use on a UK network for the time being and then take with me when I move back to the US later this year. Help me choose a phone with a camera, bluetoothâ„¢, and [more inside]
posted by medium format on Jan 17, 2007 - 14 answers

Faster Cell Phone Text Messaging, Please!

I have Verizon Wireless cell phone service. My phone is the LG9800 (aka "The V"). In order to send a text message to someone, I have to do the following: [more inside]
posted by abbyladybug on Jan 4, 2007 - 9 answers

Best mobile device for web-browsing?

Which phone/PDA/super-gadget is the best for mobile web-browsing? [more inside]
posted by willie11 on Dec 28, 2006 - 21 answers

Which mobile plan to choose in anticipation of the Apple phone?

I need to pick up a mobile phone this week, but I plan to dump it the very moment Apple releases its mobile phone. Which plan and phone should I pick? [more inside]
posted by JamesToast on Dec 26, 2006 - 11 answers

WAP site converter?

Is there a service, besides Winksite, that will easily WAP-ify my sites? [more inside]
posted by crickets on Dec 14, 2006 - 1 answer

More of that name that tune!

MoreNameThatSongFilter [more inside]
posted by LunaticFringe on Dec 10, 2006 - 4 answers

Looking for PDA Phone with "always on" internet

Please help me find a PDA/phone combo that handles instant messaging decently. [more inside]
posted by tkolstee on Dec 6, 2006 - 12 answers

0800-reverse on UK mobile networks

0800-reverse in the UK - are there any mobile networks that support this on pre-paid ("pay as you go") tariffs? [more inside]
posted by dash_slot- on Nov 30, 2006 - 5 answers

When to buy a new Treo?

I'm planning to buy a Treo 700p but I don't know if I should wait. Will prices drop significantly after xmas? Will a newer/better model come out in the next few months?
posted by oqrothsc on Nov 29, 2006 - 4 answers

How to display a system modal dialog on Symbian or Windows Mobile?

I'm interested in displaying a system modal dialog on a Symbian S60/UIQ and/or a Windows Mobile device. [more inside]
posted by oferhalevi on Oct 19, 2006 - 3 answers

Who were the first power-SMS users?

Who were the first group of people to embrace SMS texting? Did any members of the group who designed the protocol accurately predict how it would be used? [more inside]
posted by rongorongo on Oct 6, 2006 - 15 answers

Some code to get Winsock working over GPRS on a PPC 2003?

How do I program Winsock to work right over a GPRS connection on a PPC 2003? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Oct 4, 2006 - 4 answers

should i throw the stupid plastic/metal box which is my computers' case into the garbage

consider: - manufacturing costs of very small and powerful memory storage and processing capabilities falling at a fast rate - the convergence of many technologies (cellular, mobile music, cameras, internet, etc...) into devices with capabilities for each -how when you go to a coffee shop and everyone in the whole room is on a laptop could one infer from these premises (however truthful you find them to be) that the age of home computing is coming to an end? could one infer that desktops will fade out of use by the general public, preserved only by lonely programmers and developers that create the digital media landscape we consume?
posted by localhuman on Oct 2, 2006 - 18 answers

How to access broadband from rural locations in Ireland

What are the alternatives for accessing broadband with a laptop while traveling in rural Ireland--internet cafes not acceptable. [more inside]
posted by rmhsinc on Sep 30, 2006 - 6 answers

Why does my phone sometimes say it's 'restricted'?

Is using a new SIM card confusing my mobile phone? [more inside]
posted by jacalata on Sep 29, 2006 - 9 answers

Does an IM count as a text message or not?

T-mobile MDA & AIM/Yahoo! Messenger: what's the REAL story with paying per message? [more inside]
posted by yellowcandy on Sep 16, 2006 - 7 answers

Can I sync 2 Outlooks to 1 PocketPC?

ActiveSync question -- Can I sync 2 Outlooks to 1 PocketPC? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Sep 8, 2006 - 5 answers

How should I manage my phone contacts?

Can anyone recommend a good mobile phone number storing programme? [more inside]
posted by verisimilitude on Sep 6, 2006 - 6 answers

Know of a good iPod-like music player/manager for your mobile phone?

Have you ever bought or downloaded an application for your mobile phone that gives you a music manager and player just like the iPod? If so, I'd like to hear about it. [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Sep 5, 2006 - 12 answers

Help me find the right flak jacket for my Blackberry!

I've assassinated two Blackberry 7105 devices, and it's obvious I can't get out of carrying one. But my boss graciously did not make me pay for them, and I'll actually feel bad if I break the new one. Can the MeFi digerati recommend a protective carrying case? [more inside]
posted by maniabug on Aug 30, 2006 - 8 answers

TechFilter: I would like to obtain a specific file out of an SIS package. Can it be done?

TechFilter: I would like to obtain the SWF file out of this SIS package. Can it be done? [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Aug 27, 2006 - 3 answers

Blackberry or Treo?

I'd like to have mobile SSH capability, in addition to email and text messaging. Blackberry or Treo? [more inside]
posted by The Jesse Helms on Aug 23, 2006 - 15 answers

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