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  New mobile sends photos
Updated 21 November 2001, 14.39

A new mobile phone lets you take digital photos and then send them to your friends just like text messages.

You could even take a digital picture, add some text and then record your voice before sending all three as a multi-media message.


The screen on the phone acts as a viewfinder so you can frame the images in the digital camera lens on the back.

The new phone will also allow users to send much longer text messages, perhaps ending the way people use text shorthand to save characters.

Bigger bills

The bad news is that the new style phones could end up costing you more money, because rather than a fixed rate of 10p per message, you'll be charged by the size of the file that you want to send.

But you'll have to wait for the chance to send pictures to all your friends, the new phone from Nokia isn't available until next year.


 
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