Monday, July 24, 2006


Got a new phone with Tmobile and it was free. Here's the specs:

Technical Specifications

Network: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Form Factor: Block / Windows Mobile 5.0
Dimensions: 115 x 46 x 18 mm
Weight: 106 g
Antenna: Internal
Navigation: 5-Way Keypad
Battery Type: Li-Ion
Talk Time: 5.00
Standby Time: 192
Memory: 64 MB
Expandable Memory: miniSD


Main Screen: 65000 colors (TFT)
240 x 320 px
External Screen: No
Camera: 1.3 MP / Video Recorder


MP3 Player: Windows Media Player
FM Radio: No
Speakerphone: Yes
Push-To-Talk: No


Wallpapers: 240 x 320 px
Screen Savers: 240 x 320 px
Ring Tones: MP3
Themes: Yes
Games: J2ME
Streaming Multimedia: Windows Media Player


SMS: Yes
EMS: Yes
MMS: Yes
Email: Pocket Outlook
Chat: AOL / MSN / Yahoo!
Predictive Text: T9


Phonebook Capacity: Unknown
Calendar: Pocket Outlook
To-Do List: Yes
WAP: 2.0 / Pocket Internet Explorer
Voice Commands: Yes
Calculator: Yes


Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Port: Yes
High-Speed Data: GPRS (Class 10) / EDGE
Wi-Fi: Yes
PC Sync: Microsoft ActiveSync
Discussion: T-Mobile Forum

Pre-loaded with the Windows Mobile 5.0, the T-Mobile SDA provides users with the familiar appearance of Microsoft applications. Including both EDGE and GPRS high-speed connectivity, as well as integrated Wi-Fi, the SDA lets consumers stay connected. Having consistent access to email, calendar, and contacts with Microsoft Outlook Mobile, the SDA also includes MP3 capabilities, a 1.3-megapixel camera, and a miniSD memory card slot to save those important memories.

  • Microsoft Windows Mobile 5.0 software for Smartphone for compatibility with Windows Mobile applications and designed to match and transpose the Outlook desktop experience
  • Built-in 1.3-megapixel with video recording and playback capabilities
  • Integrated MP3 audio player via Microsoft Windows Media Player 10 and MP3 ringtone support
  • Conference calling with integrated hands-free speakerphone
  • Enhanced T9 predictive text for messaging via Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS), chat clients (AOL, MSN, and Yahoo! Messenger), and email (POP3, IMAP4, SMTP)
  • Personal Information Management (PIM) features including Microsoft Outlook, Contacts, and To-Do List
  • Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free connectivity, Wi-Fi connectivity for hotspot access, and infrared port for synchronization
  • WAP 2.0 compliant Pocket Internet Explorer browser with EDGE technology for high-speed data transmission
  • 64 MB of internal memory and miniSD memory expansion slot for additional storage with optional card
  • PC synchronization via ActiveSync
Also I bought a 1 gb minisd from for 20 dollars after rebate. Although they are sending me a free one after I remain with tmobile for 3 months. So total cost of the phone was only activation: 35 dollars. not bad for a decent camera, music player, video player and wi-fi deal. It works really well with the mobile espn pages. I'm pretty impressed. In the 4 or 5 days I've had it it has locked up 2 or 3 times but i think it was more due to the extreme heat than anything else. also it starts to run slow due to opening up different programs (they keep running in the background just like regular windows) but luckily there is a task manager included so you just you need to close windows everyonce in awhile. Biggest perk: wifi and music player and cheap memory expansion. Biggest blow: small buttons. Although I got used to the button size after a couple of days its not really a big deal unless your a text nazi, which I'm not. Call quality is pretty good and I really like the speakerphone. there are better phones out there for sure but this has such good extras its hard to pass up, especially when its free. And i just had to ditch verizon has they make you pay for thinking about putting music on your phone. I've already made several file transfers and they went fairly smooth. I was able to access most web sites and all my email although several sites which require sequre logins I was not able to access: my college and my banking info. Anyway all in all its got flare and it will surely knock your socks off.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

thus i wrestle with sanity

Troy woke up this morning at 7 am and took 3 quizzes. Then Troy went to class at 10 am. Class ended at noon and Troy worked until 2.15 pm. Troy went to his mentoring session with his cell bio professor from 2.15 till 3 pm. He then worked until 5.30 pm.

I'm trying to make more frequent posts. I'm also trying to make them as boring as possible. Troy is good. Troy is fun. Watch Troy run. Watch Troy bask in the sun. Time for bed said Troy to himself as he typed his last words of the day and thought about all the complicated intricacies of life and all that saying something like that implies and says about who said it who masks himself behind his true persona behind words and mumbled phrases because he is afraid of letting out his emotions and becoming a vunerable man child. Yes, man child go to sleep. Sleep little padowin.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

my 4th

I went to bed at 9.30 pm. And I took a 2 hour nap today. I'm addicted to sleeping. Time for bed.