I was ready to sing hallelujah’s to my Sony Ericsson K800i when its much-vaunted Cybershot camera died on me a few weeks ago.
Died. Kaput. Gone. These days when I press on the camera button, all that displays is a vast space of nothingness. Whatta pity since this Sony Ericsson K800i model is supposed to be my favorite cameraphone of all time. It’s been my trusted companion from Quiapo to Baguio to Batanes. It has taken snapshots of everything that’s caught my fancy, from a newly-steamed dimsum to sunsets to my kids laughing in glee at the sight of ice cream. What’s a blogger got to do without a camera to take photos of stolen moments? I have a DSLR and two other digital cameras but a camera built into a phone is just irresistible, don’t you agree?
The folks at the Robinsons Manila telecoms shops said a software upgrade can probably cure my phone of its dysfunction. So far I’ve resisted this since I still have to save some precious contacts and messages. An upgrade, after all, will erase all data on my phone, except those that are saved to my SIM. A visit to the Sony Ericsson service center, on the other hand, enlightened me of the fact that a software upgrade does not guarantee the camera will work back to perfection; some phone parts may have to be replaced.
I am doing without a cameraphone for now, although I don’t know what will happen to my dormant activities like moblogging. Sony Ericsson phones look sturdy, but I guess in my case, they were not made to be sturdy. For the last time, I am giving this brand another chance, unless you have another brand in mind. I might just go ahead and buy an K850i. Dang! I can’t seem to resist Cybershot phones. 😛