New phones seem to appear on an almost daily basis, but unfortunately whilst having varying capabilities, many of them look depressingly similar. Thankfully not so AU’s new Talby design.
And unlike many models, it actually looks just as good in the flesh/plastic. Its website has a relatively interesting English version, which if the urge takes you is viewable here.
Now why can’t Vodafone (who I have a contract with) produce phones like the Talby, instead of hulking plasticy monstrosities like the design below?
Ok, so it doesn’t look that bad. But in reality it’s the size of a house brick and feels like a kid’s toy.
I can’t believe that’s a keitai! And I thought my friend’s DoCoMo keitai was thin enough when I was still in Japan.
What lovely, sleek items! Almost (but not quite) enough to make me go out and buy one of these new-fangled walkie-talkie devices.
Your Vodafones there, meanwhile, remind me of the brick-like implement I once saw ‘TV’s Les Dennis’ talking animatedly into on the platform of Manchester Piccadilly train station. It was only a couple of years ago, but the thing looked like it might have been offered for a prize on Family Fortunes…. in 1983!
Mind you I suppose the diminutive stature of that particular (not-so)funnyman would make anything he carried look a tad oversized…
You big name dropper you!
Les Dennis. Now there’s a blast from the past. Is he still on TV, or have the powers that be finally realised that he simply isn’t funny?
It always amazed me that a man who built his whole act around a passable-at-best impression of Mavis out of Coronation Street, could actually make a good living as a comedian.
Now come on, Lee. He didn’t just build his act around the Mavis impression. He also had this hilarious Family Fortunes catchphrase, ‘If it’s there I’ll give you the money myself!’, and…. OK I see your point.
As far as I know Les hasn’t been seen on telly since an ill-starred stint on the inaugural Celebrity Big Brother a couple of years ago. He spent most of the time moping on the sofa and whingeing about the unfairness of life to the chickens- who notably failed to show any signs of amusement. When he got home his unfeasibly glamourous young showbiz wife (whose name temporarily escapes me) had ran off and left him, much to the amusement of the tabloids.
I also saw John Thomson out of Cold Feet in Albert Square, Manchester, the other week. As far as I could make out he was carrying neither an oversized mobile phone nor a comedy household object of any description. Most dissapointing.
Ah, a friend of mine was saying just the other day about some woman he’d seen in an old FHM, who was incredibly attractive, yet for reasons unknown married to Les Dennis.
Obviously the Mavis impressions got a little tiresome for her too.
Unfortunately I’m a bit out of touch with British TV, and I’ve no idea who John Thomson is.
Dustin Gee …… A moment’s silence please!