Some of you here must have a wireless phone that takes pictures. My 2 year contract is up on Monday so it's time to get a new phone. I want one that takes pictures for those odd things you see and wish you had camera, but obviously it has to work with my Mac. Any recommendations?<br><br>
Loc: Syracuse, NY
You're not missing much. I've had a motorola something/such model for two years now. the novelty wore off after the first week.<br><br>Meaning I never use it for taking pictures.<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by mojo_jojo on 05/26/05 05:52 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
I'm on Cingular and I just retired my ancient Nokia 3100 TDMA phone and upgraded my service to GSM and upgraded my phone to the Motorola v551. I specifically checked the iSync compatibility page because I wanted to do all the "cool" stuff with iSync and Bluetooth. <br><br>The Moto 551 was on sale through Cingular's "internet only" deals on its website for $50 which was a steal and it was one of the only non-$400 Cingular phones that worked with iSync. It has a camera and can also take 30 sec. videos. The only drawback to the Moto phones is that to work with iSync you have to use the (retail $40) "special" USB cable to sync Address Book & iCal. I also got a Bluetooth dongle (retail $40), with that I can upload/download my own mp3 ringtones, wallpaper, photos & video to and from the Mac. But you can't do both with just one connection like you can with the Sony/Ericsson phones. I wanted a flip-phone and I wasn't crazy about the looks of the Sony phones. I have been very impressed by the Moto. It feels better than my Nokia did and the voice quality is great. I use the voice command dialing a lot too which is terrific.<br><br>Fortunately my company uses Cingular/Motorola exclusively and our IT guy just happened to have spare USB and Bluetooth goodies that I got for free. Otherwise I would have been a little pissed to have to shell out $80 for connectivity to my Mac. It all works flawlessly though so I'm a happy camper. <br><br>
OK to clarify. I want it only for those times I wish I had a camera. Such as you see something odd and just want to get a shot to show friends. And I want to be able to get the images off the phone onto my Mac. I don't care how.<br><br>
Loc: Beautiful Southern California
I was able to get a great deal through Verizon and my company's corporate plan. 19% off the monthly fee, my company offered through Verizon a $100 rebate, and 25% off accessories anytime. You may want to check with your HR dept. and see if they offer it. or you can check with Verizon direct at 1-888-386-4339.<br><br>Cingular has a similar discount plan.<br><br><P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by RubenC on 05/26/05 06:57 PM (server time).</EM></FONT></P>
A coworker who's our Technology Coordinator swears by her Sanyo phone. She claims it has the best reception then all the other phones <-- very important has a beautiful color screen, e-mails, text message yada yada takes great photos however they are small maybe like 50 K<br><br>She says that this buying season the 4 and 5 mega pixel camera phones are coming out if not already. Anyway Korea already have the 5 mega ones out.<br><br>So if the camera feature is what you want look into the size of the photo - she tells me that the photo is worthless other then just email.<br><br>
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