Monday, May 10, 2004

Motorola V100

I picked up an old Motorola V100 off eBay last week. It was Motorola's 'text messaging phone' - ie it's got a qwerty keyboard and no built in microphone/speaker. It's a bit of a shame they didn't continue development of this type of phone - with Bluetooth, Java, a few PDA functions and a larger screen it could have been a rival to a Blackberry. However, it's been fun to use it for text messaging and instant messaging on MSN, though I don't think I'll ever use it as a voice phone as I can't be bothered carrying around the handsfree kit (Bluetooth would have been so useful here). One thing though, I can't seem to get it to do the : character.