In which I get smart
I mentioned on Monday that I had ordered a new phone.
I placed the order around midday and it arrived the following morning which wasn’t too bad, except that it meant the postman dragging me out of a lovely sleep to sign for it.
So I am now the owner of a brand new Huoowaaweeiie or whatever it’s called. I think I’ll go with Regular Reader’s suggestion and just call it Barf from now on.
I managed to switch it on. I’m not 100% sure how I did it, but I did it. Then I had to go through the rigmarole of registering the new SIM thing on-line as it was different from my old SIM thing so I couldn’t just switch it over. They reckoned it would take around three hours. An hour later I got an email to say it was done. Naturally I was somewhat keen to see what new number I had but somehow the number had crossed over with a lot of my details. I was really impressed.
I then had to transfer all the rest of my details, such as calendar appointments [mainly appointments Herself has for hospital, and which bin to put out on Thursday night], birthdays and crap like that. So I paired the old and the new, but the old kept locking up. Fuck! I transferred the information manually in the end.
The first thing I like about the new Barf is that I don’t have to enter a PIN to get it to work – it just requires a fingerprint. That is impressive. I tested it with Herself, Daughter, Cat and Penny. All failed to fire up the phone except Cat so I’m going to have to watch that little arsehole.
I tried the phone part. That worked with a minimum of hassle.
I tried the camera part. Holy fuck! The camera is streets ahead of my old Canon. I took a few snaps in tricky light and the results are more than impressive.
What I cannot get over though is the speed. The phone is like a racehorse on steroids. It’s the difference between dial-up and broadband, Even better, it doesn’t lock up on a regular basis. I can actually use all the various bits and bobs on it.
I have a lot to learn yet. The voice recognition works perfectly. If I say “phone home” it does exactly that. ET would be happy. There are lots of yokes that I haven’t explored yet and a few things I have to work out, but I have the hang of the essentials which is all that really matters.
Of course I also have to learn how to cross the road without looking up from the phone, or how to bump into people on the pavement. This is a whole new world.
Herself is getting my old phone.
I can be cruel sometimes.
Penny is cute.
Your jaw-wei or whatever it’s called is made in China. The was a news report about them collecting more information on their owners than other phones. One of the owners of the company was just arrested in Canada. My iPhone may be made in China but at least it’s made by an American company and not the Chinese government.
Best wishes from the NSA then.
Congratulations on your new speed demon, picture taking Barf thing. I have no use for smart phones per se but that’s a real nice picture of Penny.
@Brianf. I wouldn’t take any notice of that bollocks. It’s a well known fact the NSA use Apple to collect information. The reason the retardistanis ( TM John Cadogan Autoexpert.au.com ). don’t like Huawei is because they hold many more 5G patents than the U.S.A. does and they are the only company in the world who can build a complete 5G network alone. In other words they are well in front and that really puts a dent in the U.S.’s exceptionalism. Even the boss of Apple agrees China is in the lead. The reason that they are in China is because of the huge amount of techical knowlege China has amassed in the last decade, not to mention investments in all areas of technology and industry.
I don’t know what they do with all the data they are stealing from my phone, I don’t have a Huoowaaweeiie so the Peoples Republic is probably not getting anything, I hope ASIO and the NSA are enjoying my happy snaps of my Cockatiels and Jasper the Whippet (he is very cute in his Christmas elf costume).
It is good to read that you are pleased with the Barf. It certainly takes a high resolution photograph.
Zooming in on the glint in Pennys eye shows a black and white chessboard effect, thus helping to prove dogs are colour blind.
A friend of mine from Newcastle on Tyne has one of those Chinese phones. Not being multi lingual (Geordie AND English), he calls it a “Howay”, which I suppose is rather apt.