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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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First experience with iPhone is totally lame

October 17, 2007
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So I broke down and decided to get an iPhone to do some development (hopefully) with it. People have told me there were month-to-month options for AT&T service, but this is NOT TRUE. You have to commit to a 2 year plan. The best deal we could find was to add the iPhone to an…

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Apple’s iPhone hacker dilema

September 26, 2007
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Everyone has heard about Apple’s threats regarding unlocked iPhones. On Monday, Apple issued this statement “unauthorized iPhone unlocking programs available on the Internet cause irreparable damage to the iPhone’s software which will likely result in the modified iPhone becoming permanently inoperable when a future Apple-supplied iPhone software update is installed.” I’m sure this will scare…

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Video on the N95

September 16, 2007
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I keep trying out more things on the N95, as my schedule permits. I can guarantee I at one time have said something like “who would want to watch TV on a two inch screen” when all the hype around video on mobile phones started up a few years ago. I pretty much felt that…

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N95 vs. iPhone

August 28, 2007
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I have tried to be fair in my appraisals of the N95. I have given the phone some strong praise (including calling it “addicting”) but I realize I have been critical at times as well. The iPhone certainly has been receiving all the buzz of late, but it looks like we are beginning to see…

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Survey says more households with cell-only than landline-only

August 28, 2007
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In a survey of 13,000 homes, Mediamark Research found that 14 percent of homes had only a cell phone and no landline, whereas only 12.3 percent had a landline and no cell-phone. Based on the comments around the net on this survey, it’s clear the trend is age biased, something confirmed by analyst Andy Arthur…

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My love/hate relationship with the N95 GPS

August 22, 2007
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I have a fair amount of experience with GPS devices, going back over more than 10 years. My first device was an Eagle Explorer (I still have it) and I’ve used countless GPS systems since. I also developed a GPS-based vehicle tracking system. So I can speak with some authority on the technology. Compared head-to-head…

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Don’t kid yourself. Apple’s iPhone strategy is an iTunes strategy

July 4, 2007
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Don’t kid yourself. Apple’s iPhone strategy is an iTunes strategy

A lot of us would kill for the master hyping ability of Apple and Steve Jobs. What they achived with the iPhone is nothing short of incredible. And perhaps some of us are just being a little jealous when we write posts like those of Richard Stastny and Michael Robertson. For the most part, I…

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Nokia n800: A pleastant surprise

June 5, 2007
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Nokia n800: A pleastant surprise

It would be easy to be skeptical of the Nokia N800. Tagged as an “Internet Tablet” it is neither a phone nor a computer. It’s too big for a phone and too small to be a tablet PC in the typical sense. It could be said that it’s trying to fit in the same space…

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