I kind of have the new phone set up like I want it. R is finessing his phone too. He makes many sounds of exasperation. He is very impatient with technology. I have learnt not to be. Calling a mobile phone a stupid thing is not nearly as effective as calling a person stupid. The phone stays smugly silent.
I am now trying to improve my Swype technique. Swype, yes I had never heard of it either, is that you write on your phone by dragging your finger over the displayed qwerty keyboard to spell a word. It is a very fast way to write. The trouble is as a ten finger touch typist, I don't know where the letters are very well on a qwerty keyboard. My fingers know where the letters are when I type with both hands, but I am not so good on looking at the keyboard and knowing where the letters are. Hesitate when you are Swyping, and you are screwed. Delete, delete, delete.
You know what is really pleasing me about this new phone? You use your forefingers. I was feeling like a dinosaur using my fingers to type an sms on a keypad when all the younguns do it with their thumbs. Now I am modern again.
R has downloaded the Handcent app and he seems happy with it. Thanks Fen.
Today I will back my phone up. Thanks Tony. Well, maybe. See how I go.