Posts Tagged ‘ nokia ’

Nokia handset sales down 19 percent

April 17, 2009
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Alec Saunders provides his analysis of Nokia’s recent report that profits fell 90 percent in the most recent quarter. I agree with Alec’s points.  I would add that this news fulfills my predictions (here and here) that it’s not about the hardware. If it were, Apple would already be in trouble. The iPhone doesn’t compare…

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Nokia N97 – when will they get that it’s not just about a touchscreen?

December 2, 2008
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Om has a nice post about the forthcoming Nokia N97 Superphone to be released “sometime in the second quarter of 2009.” He says: As for the 5800 Xpress, a friend of mine recently brought one to the U.S. and after I played around with it for an hour, my response was meh! The touch was…

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Execs provide (more) excuses for why users aren’t interested in video-calling

May 29, 2008
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Continuing in my recent theme regarding the dead end that is talking-heads video-calls, we find the VP of Nokia’s Nseries speaking in Barcelona attempting to explain why customer’s haven’t embraced the feature even though it has been available since 2005. According to techdigest.tv in Customers didn’t embrace video-calling as they’re vain Nokia’s exec said: Users…

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S60 Google Maps on N95 Rocks

April 24, 2008
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I my recent post “N95 GPS Revisited”, I mentioned that I’d be trying and reporting on the new native Symbian S60 version of Google Maps as an alternative to the pre-loaded Nokia mapping application. Well, in short, the Google app blows the Nokia one away, IMHO. It finally makes the GPS function of the N95…

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N95 GPS Revisited

April 14, 2008
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I previously have written about the N95 GPS in August 2007: My love/hate relationship with the N95 GPS . Since that time, Nokia has released new software that improves the utility of the GPS significantly. Opinions vary about the N95 GPS, as can be seen from the comments on the above post. However, the fundamental…

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Alec’s iPhone experience

March 26, 2008
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Alec Saunders has a terrific post: iPhone: Brilliant. Frustrating. Alec has pretty much echoed my sentiments described at iPhone – Look but don’t touch and summarized beautifully with “I want to love this phone – it’s that good” but in the end he can’t due to its limitations, saying “The iPhone has the most potential…

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Symbian Signed Followup

February 29, 2008
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Bruce Carney from Symbian was nice enough to comment on my earlier “Why Symbian Signed must die” post. There is no intent to prevent long term access. The Symbian Signed infrastructure hit a step change in demand. In periods of overload we have a policy to prioritize the service to ensure professional users can continue…

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Why Symbian Signed must die

February 14, 2008
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Why Symbian Signed must die

With the latest S60 “3rd Edition” phones (such as the N95, N81 etc), Nokia in their infinite wisdom, has decided for us that we users don’t want to install “freeware” apps any more. These phones now require all apps to be “signed” – they don’t give the option to the user to install an unsigned…

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Reviewing the Nokia N81 – a teenager’s perspective

January 21, 2008
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Reviewing the Nokia N81 – a teenager’s perspective

[Editors note: When I was asked to look at the N81, I decided, since Nokia is targeting youth with this new phone, who better to review it than my 16-year-old son. Thus, what follows is his opinion of the N81 8GB] When I first got the Nokia N81, I was pleased at its sleek look…

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Hands-on with iPhone – Look but don’t touch

October 18, 2007
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As many reading here know, I’ve been using an N95 for some time now. After one day with the iPhone, here are some first impressions. First, of course the two phones appeal to different kinds of users. There may be overlap, but for the most part, the N95 is for the self-proclaimed ultra-geek while the…

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