That’s it! Every little piece of news I’ve been wanting to blog but haven’t is complete. Do you know how many blog posts this would have been? Blogging is a full time job and I certainly wish I got paid to do it, but I’m not. On Monday I’m going to tell you who I’m working for. I’m going to have a regular 9-5 just like everyone else. It’s for a company I don’t even like. Ouch.
Like I said, this week I will be trying a new blogging format. Instead of 20+ posts in a day I’m going to tell a story once a day with all the news that I’ve found. Anyway, without further delay, here is the news that has been sitting in my queue for almost 2 weeks:
This New York Times article is a real testament to how far behind America is in cell phone technology. We don’t know what QR codes are.
Dave Winer, the guy who invented RSS, is celebrating his 10
year anniversary on the net as a blogger. On April 19 I will have had Ring Nokia for 5 months.
Fall Out Boy’s latest music video based on the song “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs” is just a long Nokia 5300 ad.
Nokia N77 commercial, albeit with no sound.
Some guy shoots a video showing you what S60 is like on the Nokia E65. Not bad.
All About Symbian is one of my favorite sites on the internet. I’ve missed quite a lot from them:
- Steve and Rafe spent a sunny afternoon hanging out together with the Nokia N95. They provide many picture samples.
- Symbian market share is in trouble. Just like any other industry, manufactures try to do anything in their power to reduce costs. If that means using Linux instead of paying for an S60 license then so be it. Symbian currently has almost 75% of the smart phone market, but this report predicts that figure dropping to less than half by 2012.
- Rafe gives his opinion of the Nokia N77 based on his time with the device at 3GSM 2007. A video has also been published to accompany the text.
- In the first of a series of review on the Nokia N95 Steve takes a look at the navigation features of the Nokia N95. As someone who drives around a lot and can’t live without the digital compass built into my rear view mirror, I can’t wait to own a device with GPS functionality. Hopefully by the time that happens Google will release a version of the mobile mapping software that supports Nokia’s build in GPS functionality. I’m sorry Nokia but Google Maps is so much better than Smart2GO in my honest opinion.
- Rafe publishes the second installment of All About Symbian’s N95 review. This piece centers on the music capabilities of the device. It’s ridiculously long, but only because he doesn’t skimp on any details. I am displeased to hear that the N95 suffers from hiss on high end headphones. Feature request for Nokia: being able to mount my SMB shares would be awesome. I hope you review the Nokia 5700 Rafe and tell us how well this new “dedicated audio processor” performs.
Darla Mack is the poster child for S60 and Nokia blogging. Here is what I’ve missed:
- The N95 will cost around $750 here in America and the N75 will be $200 after contract.
- Darla Mack’s GPS finally works. It thought she was in Brazil?!
- Paul from My Phone Rocks gives his opinion of the Nokia N76 after having it for several weeks. He is a Nokia employee so that’s how he gets all the cool toys we don’t have access to yet.
- Remote Device Access is a new tool for developers that should make their jobs a whole lot easier.
- The Nokia E90 in grey. Black or stainless steel are my colors of choice.
- Nokia launched an online campaign in Asia where you can win the entire L’Amour collection. The cuteness is overwhelming.
- New headsets for spring. Pink isn’t my color, but we all know it’s Darla’s favorite.
- Nokia has done the most unorthodox thing ever, they remixed the Nokia tone! Enjoy these Middle Eastern renditions.
Symbian Freak compares the image quality of the Nokia N93 and N93i. What people fail to realize is the fact that what makes the N93/N93i so awesome is the video taking capabilities. I still think camera phones aren’t at the point of replacing my Canon A510. It’s going to become an even harder feat once wireless USB becomes prevalent in digital point and shoots.
James from The Creative Life Blog interviews Daniel, a man who knows how to make the images coming out of the Nokia N93 absolutely stunning. Now I know that the equipment doesn’t make the photographer, but having better tools does help.
Nokia UK is going to hire, for the first time ever, a sales director to handle the rising demand.
Nokia and VH1 premiered the first user generated music video “Voice” in India. Only 991 entires were submitted. For a country of over a billion I’m a little disappointed by that figure.
Om Malik wonders if Skype will save the Nokia Internet Tablets. Save? I think sales are doing pretty well for such a niche device. The price could certainly come down a little. I know personally I’m not going to buy one until GPS functionality is built in.
Widsets in the press. This is an application I’m still not using since the last time I tried it gave me a headache.
Nokia chooses an unsigned band called “Greyskull” out of Dallas to promote the “You Make it Reel” ad campaign in Asia. Don’t forget to check out the video on the bottom.
My-Symbian compares the Nokia N95 to the HTC P3300. He prefers S60, but notes that Windows Mobile has much a better calendar, a more complete today screen and the sync support is unrivaled. I’ve been following Windows Mobile with a close eye. That OS is getting ridiculously better year after year.
Carbide.c++ wins the Jolt award for “Best Mobile Development Tool.” Congratulations you guys!
Some interesting threads on Howard Forums:
- Nokia N93i review
- Ultra high resolution red Nokia E65 pictures
- Nokia N95 prototype review
- Nokia BH-302 Review
Video: Nokia E61 review.
Video: The photo taking capabilities of the Nokia N95. Might want to hit mute as the soundtrack is quite awful.
Video: Rhapsody on the Nokia N800.
Video: Nokia’s Mustang at CTIA 2007.
NokiaCast 19: The capabilities of the Nokia N95.
Symbian Freak thinks Nokia should start using Xeon flash for their camera phones as opposed to LED. I couldn’t agree more!
Micosoft has over 3500 employees blogging. How many does Nokia have? Does Nokia push its employees to blog?
Nokia N95 Retail boxes in Singapore have more accessories than other retail boxes. That case in particular looks very nice.
An Evening with S60 post follow ups:
Video: This is THE video to show your friends if you want to demonstrate the S60 browser.