I do like my gadgets but I’m not a label freak, so the idea of some trendy slick phone with polished aluminium and a name that sounds like it’s the result of a six-week brainstorming session by a bunch of marketing execs just doesn’t appeal. I was due an upgrade and the SonyEriccson k750i immediately stood out – a natural upgrade from my k700, a music player, a wapping two-megapixel camera, and a whole load of (expandable) memory to go with it.
I haven’t been disappointed.
It was only after I had chosen the phone that I checked out the website and saw what the marketing types had come up with. But this is a serious, non-gimmicky phone, so no young things in wine bars, but reknowned lifestyle photographer Martin Parr taking the phone on his travels for what was in effect a 12-week photoshoot. Add to that a user gallery to upload your best shots to, and the ability to vote on other peoples pictures, and you’ve got an engaging and absorbing site. The only downside is that it’s all in Flash. But go on, try it out….
Anyway, here are some of my efforts.
Don’t worry Martin, looks like your job is safe for now, and I’ll be back at my day job in the morning!