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    Camera phone pics

    I don't have a cable to connect my phone to my computer so is there a way to post pics on BF I took with it while riding?

    BTW: I asked about getting such a cable and the guy at the Verizon store said he'd never heard of any cable to connect a phone to a computer.
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    Can you send it via a message? I do that sometimes....send it to an e-mail address, and then you can save it wherever you need to.

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    +1 MV! That's what I do. Take the pic, and send it to my email address. Then I download it, save it, and upload it as an attachment....

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    If you have a newer verizon phone you may have an option to upload to pic place in addition to sending as a message. Depending on your plan one may cost more or less $/ Then you can logon at verizonwireless.com and look at your photoalbum and it should be there.

    Even if you have a cable verizon phones sometimes don't let you copy out off of or onto. The software and hardware is very closed compared to other carriers from what I have seen.

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    Before I got my current phone (Sony Ericsson W810i), which came with a data cable, I set up a Flickr account that I'd email the pics to. I'm with AT&T, though, so I don't know how Verizon's Multi-Media Messaging works. I had to pay for the amount of data I was sending ($.01/kb).
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    What phone is it?

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    I hope I don't sound like a shill, but the nice thing about Windows Mobile phones is that there are a good number of ways to transfer images from the phone to the computer. I can E-mail the image, sftp it, hook it up to the computer via a mini USB cable, copy it to the memory card, put the card in an adapter and plug it in, browse to a website on the phone and upload it, etc.

    If really bored, and the phone is on my local network, I can even open a network share to my Linux samba box, and copy files from the phone to that.

    I *think* Blackberries can do the same, but not sure. I don't have much experience with them, but I do know that they are the most secure phones out there.

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    It will be free if you email it like others have stated because with basic verizon you get like 10 free picture messages.

    Mlts22-Yes blackberries can do the same, also you can plug them into the computer and use the internet feature on your laptop anywhere you get service.

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    +1 on what make/model

    You should be able to get a camera to pc cable. Espcially for newer phones which should have a mini usb port anyway (there was some agreement between manufacturers).

    edit: there's also wireless connection to the pc via either bluetooth or wifi but only if your phone has those built in.
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    I have an SD card in my phone. I save pics to the card then plug card into the computer and as Emeril says BAM!

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    If you have Verizon, you can send it to PixPlace and retrieve it from there.
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    Depending on your phone, you have a couple options.

    E-mail via pic message to your e-mail account.

    Transfer to a memory card and plug that into a card reader (that's what I do, my phone has a micro-SD).

    Use a bluetooth OBEX transfer protocol (Razr V3's have this, I believe).

    Data cable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    If you have Verizon, you can send it to PixPlace and retrieve it from there.
    Maybe its just my innate wariness, but I am leery of photo services (be it any, such as HP's, Kodak's, or Verizon's.) If the photo is confidential (or just a photo I don't want in the front page of some tabloid later on in life), I don't want it slapped over a third party server whose security is unknown to me.

    Now, to remedy this, someone needs to make a battery powered Flash hard disk that one can access via Bluetooth, so you can just drag and drop your pics from your memory card to the storage device.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso
    If you have Verizon, you can send it to PixPlace and retrieve it from there.
    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpshearer View Post
    I have an SD card in my phone. I save pics to the card then plug card into the computer and as Emeril says BAM!
    +1

    I'm very confused here. Doesn't every phone come with a minisd or microsd? I haven't seen a mobile phone for more than 5 years that doesn't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    +1

    I'm very confused here. Doesn't every phone come with a minisd or microsd? I haven't seen a mobile phone for more than 5 years that doesn't.
    Mine came with a Memory Stick Pro Duo card. I need an adapter to be able to read it in my computer, so I just use the data cable, which isn't as fast, but it works.
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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcfr1 View Post
    +1

    I'm very confused here. Doesn't every phone come with a minisd or microsd? I haven't seen a mobile phone for more than 5 years that doesn't.
    The iPhone is the only upper-end phone I know of that doesn't have space for a memory card.

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    I think most phones have a slot; however Verizon doesn't give you one but they will gladly sell you one for $20 over retail price

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    use a real camera instead of the crappy cell phone camera.

    why should I have to pay to send myself a picture ? or purchase a cable to download it ?

    haven't tried the blue tooth thing. should work with my LG Chocolate phone ?
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    No cable for it? It is bluetooth enabled? If your computer is bluetooth enabled then it can connect (dunno, atmospherically or sumwhat) and get the pictures off your cell. That's how I get the photos off my phone.

    But you can get a usb bluetooth thingy to plug into your computer to retrieve pics off a bluetooth phone.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cyclokitty View Post
    But you can get a usb bluetooth thingy to plug into your computer to retrieve pics off a bluetooth phone.
    Only if the phone supports the right Bluetooth protocols, which not all do.
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