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Top message:  Samsung 530s by Lurch papa   Dec 18, 2003, 12:26 PM

Replying to:  Re: Samsung 530s by jpg   Dec 18, 2003, 3:46 PM

Re: Samsung 530s

by aeroguy426    Dec 19, 2003, 1:35 AM

This is actually in reply to all the people who bash camera phones. I have found that having a camera phone really comes in handy when you'd never think it would. We learned to live without them before, but now that they are out we find all kinds of new ways to use and it opens doors we never knew existed before them. Granted, I wouldn't use it to take family reunion photos, etc where a regular digital camera is obviuosly the better choice...but it really has a lot of advantages. For example, I have used it to take pictures of textbooks at college (to go back and order them cheaper online), remember people's faces or license plates, and for other quirky stuff you see around and want to take a picture of but don't have a regular digital camera for (I don't know about all of you, but I don't carry a digital camera around with me all the time like I do my cell phone). Also, who wants to take their $600 digital camera to a dance or a party when it can be broken or stolen? Here's another time the camera phone shows its advantage. You also can print pictures taken on camera phones, or at least on the VX6000 and w/ Verizon's picture messaging, contrary to what the message I replied to says. All you have to do is send a picture message to your e-mail address, and there it is...you can save it to your hard drive or print it just like any other digital photo. 640X480 is also not too awfully bad resolution either, a few years ago that's the highest you got in a regular digital camera. You can also a picture and use it for your wallpaper on your phone, another very cool feature. I don't think the camera phone was designed for older people who are set in their ways and resist big changes in their life, it's designed for my generation (the pre-college, college, and post-college people). Many of us take a lot of pride in our cell phone...and just like a car, we want the flashiest, coolest, and newest one out just to show it off...and that usually ends up costing us a lot of our money. That's sometimes all we really have to show for all of our hours of working, too.

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