I miss those days of living in my uncle’s house and opening our ref to find candy just lying inside for the taking. Nowadays (that I live by myself and must spend my own money) when I open my ref I usually see mostly Coke, water and little else!
Chalk it up to having NO FUNDS to buy food. Or rather, whatever funds I have, I channel it into buying gadgets and gizmos instead of things that have an expiration date.
It’s a trade off.
My latest acquisition is this Blackberry 9900 unit.
It’s sleek and slim and gorgeous, and the keypad is a dream!
For six months I had been texting on an onscreen keyboard which I hated, because my fingers could not adjust to the lack of tangible feel, and I would always mistype over and over. Plus, the Samsung keyboard did not have the fastest response time. Combine those two resulted me texting less and less over the last year.
Now that I have my Blackberry, texting is so easy! My fingers adapted to the QWERTY keypad in just a few days, and now I don’t even have to look at the keypad to type.
The BB 9900 screen is touchscreen, which just makes it icing on top of the cake.
So yes, I will take my gizmo over rice – for this month. :-)
BlackBerry Desktop Software 7.0 Bundle 60 is now available for download here.
Yeppp, I got myself a new phone and I chose Blackberry. I just really needed a new phone because the last one I had was a Samsung touchscreen and after just 8 months, it felt like I had been using the phone for years, I was so sick of it. I realized that I’m not a touchscreen person. When I text, I need something more tangible than a flat screen. I need an actual keypad!!!
And Blackberry makes the best keypads, so there you go, that was the number one reason for my choice.
And yes, I am loving the keypad on my Blackberry 9900. :-)
Back to the Blackberry Desktop Software… I still cannot get my Blackberry to do a wifi music sync, however, even though my device shows up as already connected to my laptop.
What I do instead is a manual sync, I open up Windows Media Player and on the right panel, there is a tab called Sync, and I just drag files over to sync with my Blackberry.
When I’m looking for clearance laptops, I usually hit up an online site like PC Corner. MSI is a Taiwanese brand and known for being value for your money. Currently, there are some 10 inchers with selling for only Php10,000 (USD 230) which is such a steal!
Actually I was already won over by the variety of colors available. Show me a pink gadget and I’m an easy sell. :P
But seriously. The thing with these clearances, though, is they are probably slightly used or damaged. Some will have scratches, some will show signs of wear and tear. They are usually display units, and after being handled by many people over a few months (usually around 6 months), no one will buy them for full price anymore. These units may also come at a shorter period of warranty. So if you’re looking for a cheap laptop, make sure you know what you’re dealing with. :)
Doesn’t mean I won’t buy one, though. I have often heard that the value of a product drastically drops the second it is sold. Which means that most stores are really selling concepts rather than materials. Me being a cheapskate, I don’t buy ideas. I prefer simply to pay for tangible things. :P
Just need to be careful and considerate of all factors BEFORE buying anything, is all. :)