Not Working as Planned

As you may or may not know, last week I exchanged my old Nokia with another unused phone we had here, an Audiovox CDM 8940. I was hoping to be able to use the phone as a camera also — we don’t have data service, but the phone supported a Mini SD card for transferring pictures. So, I ordered a 4GB Mini-SD card from CellPhoneShop when I ordered a second charger and case.

It arrived today. Grrr. I was unable to format the card with the phone, and it turns out that the maximum capacity the phone can support is the 1GB card (a fact that is nowhere in the manual). Further, the investigation uncovered that even if I was able to get the card to work, the phone stores the pictures in a non-standard format that nothing else (except for proprietary software) can read.

So, I’ll just use the phone, surprisingly…. as a phone. I can replace it in November if I’m fed up with it under “New Every Two”. I’m exploring whether I can return the SD card; if I can’t, I’m sure I can use it in a camera.