8 thoughts on “Turn Old Phone Into A Smart Phone”

  1. Om, Thanks for the tips. The built in Moto A630 web browser is LOUSY. I really appreciate the link over to the Opera site. First thing I do tomorrow is start the download direct to phone. I’d do it now but signal is lousy at home.

    As for $100 for dot Mac… If you do ANYTHING with Garageband… the “free” Jam Pack loops essentially made .Mac worthwhile for me this past year. Oh, yeah, and an email account too 🙂

  2. gerald,

    glad to help. on the topic of dot.mac, well me being me, i am the least musically creative person, so garageband is of not much use to be totally honest. regardless, thanks for your comment.

  3. Om
    I was not so impressed with Opera Mini, as compared to Pocket IE on my Samsung i730, or for that matter Blazer on my Treo 650. A java based browser, well all that is fine, but the rendering of pages on a smartphone device, it does not come close.

  4. Hmm.. yup i guess 100 bucks for an email account and some storage space is too much.. if this is an one time thingy i am ready to shell out right now.. no way 100 bucks an year.. i guess its our desi mentality that helps us reason why to spend a lot when you cna get it done still cheaper… oh to the topic opera mini and maxi(the normal browser) rocks..

  5. Its only $29 for a year! At $2.95 a month it is cheaper then most value added services that mobile operators offer – yet it provides you huge utility. Fantastic application!

  6. hi OM! True about the USD100 pinch but .Mac does offer more than mere email. have your own website, post blogs and podcasts easily, iDisk storage with drag and drop ease, group email and website, photocasting, backup etc, all easliy built into the Mac OS. Yes, wish we had teh option of adding thses features to a total of USD 100 a year. But I think the freeby internet has spoilt us beyond belief. I actually wonder why should I pay USD 29 a year for Movamail? I amconstanlty looking for free solutions. I wish Internet were FREE like Satellite Television, or more like Radio. I wish to buy an iPod with an FM thingy so I dont have to BUY music all the time. Also I think its a desi mindset not to want to pay. We ARE the nation with probably the world’s highets amount of small savings. We have all seen Millionaire Desis’ wives get off Mercs, and negotiate a Rs 2 per Kilo discount on Onions! And they think nothing of paying RS 5000 just as cover charge for a Nightclub, where they wont even have alcohol!

  7. Thanks for this review. I tried movamail.com and it seems that they are out of service for some time now (maybe they are out of business).

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