The other day, we purchased a new cell phone. Even though it was the bottom of the line model, it still had a build in camera. And, since every now and then, I see something that I want to take a picture of, I thought the camera function might be handy.
Well, the other day, I decided to take a picture of the “Interfaith Reflection Center”. So, I got out the phone and clicked off a couple of shots. The photos looked pretty good. Great. Now, all I had to do was down load the pictures to the PC and then I could add them to my blog.
So, I plugged the cell phone into the PC and the PC immediately recognized the phone. Great. Now all I had to do was down load the pictures. So, I went to the media section of the phone menu, selected “my pictures” and then choose the “send” option. Piece of cake.
But wait, the “send” option would only let me send it to an email address and I wanted to send it to my PC. So, I tried the PC instead.
Now, whenever I plug a USB drive into my PC, I can access the drive and move any files that I want into my PC. So, I figured that I should be able to do the same with my cell phone. Not so. The PC didn’t recognize the phone as an intelligent device. Rats!
So, it looks like if I want to send photos from my cell phone to my PC, I will have to send them to my email account.
But, why would a phone have a USB port but not the capability of transferring files with it? Ah! Air time! The cell phone company wants me to use their air time because they can make money off of it.
I have a cheap little digital camera. I’ll have to start carrying that with me when I travel.