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The blackberry bold 9780 was initially released in November 2010, however this phone is still perfect for all your needs today - in 2012.
The screen size is 480 x 360 pixels, ample for viewing pictures, scrolling through menus and browsing data on the internet, with easy option to minimise menus and zoom when on the internet. A handy feature is the built in memory of the most frequently used apps, menus and software, which appear as a menu for quick access.
Although it can sometimes be a little confusing as to what each symbol on the menu means (for me anyway), you soon overcome this problem, making navigation very quick and efficient; perfect for switching to video camera quickly to capture a friends misdemeanour's. The only one problem I found is as the phone gets older, the scroll pad may become less sensitive.
-Audio/video capture & playback-
Both the camera and video camera are of an acceptably high quality for recording and playing back data, at an acceptable sound level. I have never had any distortion with my recordings, especially when recording song at concerts and such.
The qwerty keypad makes texting and bbm (if applicable on your contract) a great deal easier. Furthermore, whole conversations are displayed under the contacts name and are stored for up to a few weeks; if you ever have to recall a conversation.
-Internet & downloads-
For the most part, I have found the internet to be fast and extremely reliable; uploading photos to facebook, videos to youtube and it is also extremely easy to download videos and pics to the phone itself. The blackberry app store is also on hand, whilst the apps are limited in comparison to an iPhone, most areas are covered if you subscribe and pay the appropriate fee. There are however, a few free apps, such as the copter game, which is a life saver on long journeys!
I'm afraid this is the one main let down of this product, with my phone lasting usually just over a day and a half on moderate use before it requires charging again.
In addition to the other features the phone has the standard: memo, calculator, alarm, timer, calculator etc.
Finally, blackberry as a whole have a tendency to switch off or break down for short periods of time without warning. This has happened to me on two occasions and usually requires an inconvenient trip to the o2 store. However, when the phone does work, its perfect for me (a student).
Sankeys is a one-of-a-kind nightclub, located in an area known as ancoats, on the out skirts of Manchester city centre (£5 in a taxi from the centre for those unfamiliar). The club is probably the closest you will get to the legacy left by the Hacienda, which voted amongst the best of all time - where acid house exploded into life.
However, for those expecting a shabby copy of the infamous Hacienda, Sankeys is far from that. As the house music scene has evolved, Sankeys has always been there to inspire the best DJs in the world to perform ground-breaking sets; earning the club the number 1 rank in the world (as voted by DJ Mag) in 2010. The underground vibe, combined with the sound system, lights, smoke machines and general euphoria of everybody in the place, captures and relives the house music scene as it was at its peak in the early 90s. There are fewer places in Manchester where you will feel as safe as you do here; everyone is looking for a good time rather than a brawl, a perfect place to chat to new, like minded people.
The prices are usually varied from £8-20, depending on the acts on a specific night and how early you get there. This may seem a little steep, but the money is well worth the experience, as no place compares to this. Prices of alcohol are also a little expensive, around £5 for a bottle of beer/cider, mainly due to the fact that not everyone in the place consumes alcohol. So with this in mind, be prepared to pre-drink before you go; either in other bars or at home.
Another bonus with a club like this is you can literally party all night, with nights usually going on until 4,5 even 6 am. There are then ample amounts of taxis as soon as you leave in order to deliver you home safely.
Anyway, don't just take my word for it, get yourself down and enjoy the night!
As a frequent consumer of walkers crisps, I would firstly like to express my concern at the increasing ratio of air: crisps that I am finding in my packets these days. Upon opening a bag a few minutes ago, I was shocked to find just 12 measly crisps inside; below my expectations for a packet of this size. This is also a matter that seems independent of the flavour you choose. Sort it out please Walkers.
In general, I do believe that walkers are a satisfying snack (regardless of depleting numbers), hence my 3 star rating. These crisps are perfect as part of a lunch time meal, or even between two breads; known locally as a crisp butty.
However, the downside with this particular flavour, 'cheesy bunion' as its been dubbed, is that is causes a foul stench to ones breath. Therefore, I recommend chewing gum or mints to accompany after this product; to avoid unwillingly scaring off friends, children and members of the opposite sex.
Some outlets in my area (east Manchester) seem to charge an extortionate price of over 60p for these bags of air, so I would simply say this product is perfect and ample when sold at 60 pence or below.
Although the iPod classic may not be cutting edge technology, or loaded up with features and gizmos, if you are a true music fan you need look no further.
With 120 GB of memory, you can fit up to 30000 songs or 150 hours of video; so you can even have the odd film or TV series on there for those long distance journeys. You can also be sure that the battery life on this model will not leave you short fallen in times when musical uplifting is required; I always forget to charge mine, but it seems to last for days. Plus, its so easy to use!
The silver finish of this model gives a particularly classy finish, also available in black or white. Current fashion gurus and trend setters will complain about the lack of colour diversity, but those show-offs need only be reminded that an iPod is for music and not for the catwalks of Paris and Milan.
However, people may argue that it can never match the supreme technology of models such as the touch or that shake-to-shuffle thing on the nano. But really, who cares about the apple logo high-tech fashion statement? Not me for one, this model is all about fitting ones large and diverse musical repertoire on; without having to chop and trim to make room for new releases.
If you feel the same way as I do about music, then you should look no further than a 120 GB iPod classic (except for maybe the 160 GB version). You'll be controlling the playlists at parties in no time! Even the few games you do get on it are ample, but more can be purchased if need be.
Furthermore, this model is perfect for fitting on radio and music podcasts (maxxi soundsystem, which is free, is a personal recommendation).
After being an avid soft drinks fan for most of my life, I was once disappointed that they did not have the original coke in my chosen retail outlet to satisfy my thirst. I decided to take a risk with the diet version; which may also benefit my figure.
However, I feel this was a very poor decision, as this brand seemed to leave me feeling more bloated and 'gassy' than normal; culminating in a series of unusually 'frothy' burps. Since then I have always made the conscious effort to stick with original coke or at least pick an alternative soft drink.
On the other hand, many friends of mine rather enjoy the diet version, believing they can enjoy it with a reduce sense of guilt. As I do not find this the case however, I would simply say: stick to the original, but personally, I am a Pepsi man myself.