I’m desperately in need a new mobile before I set off on March 1st, since my current Nokia N73 is as much use as a thatched hen. I’ve been loyal to Nokia since my first phone some 12 years ago, but the N73 has put me off owning one again. It hasn’t worked properly since the day I bought it (and this is the second N73 I’ve owned), though like any true British gentleman I’ve put up with it randomly turning itself off mid-conversation instead of getting the bloody thing fixed. Given my requirement for online access and media uploading while travelling, it’s inevitable that I’ll need a better, smarter handset, and a generous data tariff to match.
In the meantime I’ve just installed Google Latitude onto it, a brand-spanking-new application that lets you locate your friends and colleagues in real time from your mobile and computer. If you’re a Google customer, register your mobile number online, and then add names from your mobile’s contact book or your GMail account. Once they’re using Latitude too, you can track one another on a Google map:
From this moment forward, I’ll try and stay signed in to Latitude, so you can follow me wherever I go, assuming you have nothing better to do with your time. If you’re signed up and you want to find me, add email@example.com.
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