Archive for October, 2007
I made a short video showing the Nokia N95′s accelerometer. After months of owning the Nokia N95, I’m surprised this phone had it! You might be familiar with this technology from watching the iPhone commercials where the screen automatically changes when you hold it sideways. This is such a cool feature, I don’t understand why Nokia haven’t fully integrated it with the phone yet. Check out the video.
I used my recently reviewed Nokia N95 (NAM or N95-3 version) to take pictures from our Halloween house party this past weekend. Cameraphones are known not to do well indoors especially at night with poor lighting and you can see that on some of the picures. However, some of the pictures in the brighter rooms actually came out pretty well. Check it out.
In the second part of my Nokia N81 8GB review, I’ll cover the main functions of the device that makes it stand out from the rest of the Nokia Nseries: its Music and Gaming features. In the end, I think the Nokia N81 does a great job as music-phone, and the upcoming Ngage games will be the main reason to consider buying this phone.
Hooray for Mac and Nokia users! We can now try out Device Status from Nokia Beta Labs. It is a self-diagnosis tool that allows you to collect detailed information of S60 device. I did not want to install it before because it was only available in a .exe Windows file format, meaning I had to run Windows XP on my Mac. It is now available as a .sis file where we can simply bluetooth it over to our phone and install.
I am reviewing the Nokia N81 8GB in two parts. In this post, I’ll go in-depth with the form factor of the phone and how it is related to the functions. I’ll review about using the Nokia N81 8GB interface and software in a later post. For the the physical aspects of the N81 8GB, I think the phone is well designed and nicely built, but it has a few annoyances.
Matt Jones from Nokia Geek has a video of his initial impressions preview of the Nokia N95 8GB. In the first of a few expected series, he covered the physical aspects of the Nokia N95 8GB. He says the device is well built with great quality. He loves the bigger screen and shiny black color. Check out the rest of his thoughts in the video.
One of the things I love about my Nokia N95 is its 5-megapixel camera. Since I don’t leave home without my phone, that means I always have my camera. So when my girlfriend told me she wanted to bring her cousins from California to the Brooklyn Bridge, I had my camera with me to snap pictures like a tourist in New York City.
I received a final production of the Nokia N81 8GB today for testing. I made a video of the unboxing as well as a few minutes of initial usage with it. Right off the bat, I wanted to see the Navi wheel, new multimedia menu, and the N-gage games. I’ll leave my initial thoughts and review for a later post. Check out the video!
I used my Apple Macbook Pro to update the Nokia N93i to the latest firmware as of writing this entry, version 30.0.013, using VMware Fusion without any problems. As you may know, Nokia Software Update only works on Windows. If you are a Mac user, you get the benefits of both worlds by being able to run Windows on a Mac.