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How To Download Pictures And Information About Camera Phones

Aug 17, 2007
I'm not aware of any prepaid plans that offer an option through the plan to directly download pictures to your computer. I believe that your best bet would be to determine what phone would allow you to connect it to your computer via USB cable and has PC Suite, for example, and then use the phone's software to download the pictures to your computer. For example, you can purchase a special USB cable for the Motorola Razr that will allow you to connect it to your computer. You can charge it that way and also download the contacts and pictures to your computer.

If your cell phone has bluetooth, you can also purchase a bluetooth USB Adapter (Iogear makes one, model GBU221P) that will allow you to use bluetooth to connect to your computer.

To my knowledge, the cell phone providers do not sell the phones with these cables. You would need to purchase the cable from the cell phone company or a third-party provider. I purchased my Iogear bluetooth adapter at Best Buy.

The cell phone providers want you to use their wireless service to send pictures, because they charge you either a monthly fee for a specific amount of kilobytes or typically $0.02 per kilobyte for this service.
A pixel (short for picture element, using the common abbreviation "pix" for "picture") is a single point in a graphic image.

The more pixels used to represent an image, the closer the result can resemble the original. The number of pixels in an image is sometimes called the resolution, though resolution has a more specific definition. Pixel counts can be expressed as a single number, as in a "three-megapixel" digital camera, which has a nominal three million pixels.

A megapixel is 1 million pixels, and is used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also often to express the number of sensor elements of digital cameras. For example, a camera with an array of 2048 by 1536 sensor elements is commonly said to have "3.1 megapixels" (2048 by 1536 = 3,145,728).

Thus the more Megapixels; results in a larger higher quality image. So you would want to go for a camera with a megapixel display that is 1.2 megapixels or higher. Right now, a really good phone would have around a 2.0 megapixel camera or greater. I havent seen any with a megapilel display greater than 3.1 as yet.

My advice is to go for the Motorola V3X, that is a good phone with a 2.0 megapixel camera with flash and 8x zoom.
Out of two camera phones the Sony K700i would be my personal choice, however, I think you should also seriously consider the Sony K750i, and I have one and the photos are outstanding. The phone is very easy to use and has all the features you would want on a phone!

I have an unlocked Motorola i855 boost with a Nextel SIM card but the picture id feature wont work with my Nextel SIM card, it works with the boost card. Is there anyway I can reprogram to make this feature work with my Nextel card? The next step would be to check the SIM card from Nextel. This is again assuming that the picture id was working with the boost SIM. The only other reason that I can think of is that the SIM card does not support picture ID. That is even though it is a phone feature it is also network dependant.

Thus if it works with the Boost SIM and not the Nextel SIM then, to me that means that the Nextel SIM card is not correctly programmed. This is however all assuming that you have already set the picture id on the phone.
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