As people living with disabilities in South Africa, we are faced with various challenges, from the mundane to the most unimaginable levels of discrimination.
When I interact with my mobile or cellular provider, I find a lot of things lacking. Instead of complaining about it though, I am currently interacting with some parties to do something about this.
For this reason, I have created a survey.
If you are living with a disability and if you have the means and the time to fill it in, it will be appreciated.
You could even ask someone to fill it in for you.
To register for participation, please go to
This survey will be available until 11:59 PM on 23 April, 2013.
Your answers will be kept anonymous even though you would be registering an account for participation.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding this survey, please feel free to email me at
Thanks for reading and have a lovely day further.
In december of 2011, I purchased a Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro. The reason for this was because my HTC ChaCha did not manage internal memory well; or well enough for me at least. Having said that, I must admit though that I can be a creature that is rather demanding. My wife seem to be quite happy with her HTC ChaCha so, take what I feel about its capabilities with a pinch of whatever.
Apart from the build of this phone, the Sony Ericsson XPeria Pro, I am quite happy with the phone. It never crashed on me yet but, anyways, in this podcast, I tell you a bit about the phone and let you experience what it sounds like.
Quick specs are at the end of the article:
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100
HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
Announced 2011, February
Status Available. Released 2011, October
Dimensions 120 x 57 x 13.5 mm
Weight 142 g
Display Type LED-backlit LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 854 pixels, 3.7 inches (~265 ppi pixel density)
Protection Scratch-resistant glass
– Sony Mobile BRAVIA Engine
– Timescape UI
Sound Alert types:
Vibration; MP3 ringtones
3.5mm jack Yes
Memory Card slot microSD, up to 32GB, 8 GB included
Internal 1 GB (320 MB user available), 512 MB RAM
GPRS Up to 86 kbps
EDGE Up to 237 kbps
Speed HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.8 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP
USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
Primary 8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash,
Features Video calling, touch focus, geo-tagging, face and smile detection
Video Yes, 720p@30fps, continuous autofocus, video light, check quality
Secondary Yes, VGA
OS Android OS, v2.3 (Gingerbread), planned upgrade to v4.0
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon
CPU 1 GHz Scorpion
GPU Adreno 205
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, IM, Push Email
Browser HTML, Adobe Flash
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, Silver, Red
– SNS integration
– Type & Send feature
– HDMI port
– MP4/H.264/WMV player
– MP3/WMA/WAV/eAAC+ player
– TrackID music recognition
– Office Suite Pro document viewer/editor
– Voice memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text input
Standard battery, Li-Po 1500 mAh
Stand-by Up to 430 h (2G) / Up to 400 h (3G)
Talk time Up to 6 h 55 min (2G) / Up to 7 h (3G)
Music play Up to 31 h