Archive for November, 2007
Time for some reader discussion! On my next phone, I want at least 3.5 inch touchscreen display with 5 megapixel camera, video-recording at least 640×480 at 30 FPS, xenon flash, GPS, native flash support so that the real Youtube.com videos actually work, at least 128mb RAM, microSDHC storage, battery life that lasts longer than a day, and thin enough to still fit in my jeans. I almost forgot to mention that I should still be able to make calls. It sure doesn’t sound like I’m describing a phone. Let me know what you want on your next phone.
I received a surprising accessory today in the mail for review: the Mobile Video Hat. I’ve seen it before at the Nseries sponsored Crown Point Festival here in New York City and was really curious about it. I thought this was a real product for viewing videos totally hands-free but I think it is a viral marketing the Nokia Nseries for watching videos. Nokia might think it’s a joke, but it could actually be useful in creating cool videos. I made a video of how it can be used!
After a week with the Nokia N82, I have prepared the first part of the review for this phone. I will talk about the physical aspects of the Nokia N82 and give a separate review of its features in an upcoming post. Many people consider the N82 simply as a Nokia N95 in a candybar form. While they both share similar features, the Nokia N82 stands out as the winner in the imaging category. In the end, I think that the Nokia N82 won’t win any awards for its appearance, but its features make up for it.
The web browser on my Nokia Nseries phones is my most used application and up until now I did not know the list of shortcuts available. I knew they existed, but I pressed buttons not knowing what will happen. If you feel the same, here are the shortcuts as well as a request for the S60 web browser developers.
Update your Nokia N95 8GB to a firmware with your preferred language pack by changing the product code on your phone. Updating your Nokia N95 8GB to the latest firmware, and/or changing the language pack is similar to the guide I wrote earlier on changing the product codes in the Nokia N95-1. If you are a new Nokia N95 8GB owner, this might be helpful if you want a different language pack in your new phone.
I’ve been enjoying taking pictures with the Nokia N82. The combination of the responsiveness of the camera, the bright xenon flash, quick autofocus, and the quick preview after snapping a picture in the Nokia N82 gives an excellent experience I have not felt while using my Nokia N95. Take a look at some sample pictures taken with my Nokia N82 following some of my activities in the past few hours.
At the launch of the Nokia N82 today at the Nokia House HQ, I had the opportunity to talk directly with the product managers responsible behind the the new phone. I set up my Nokia N95 on the Nokia DT-22 tripod on the conference table and recorded the whole session. I omitted some things to make the video short, but it still ended up to be around 23 minutes.
Reporting live from Nokia House headquarters in Finland, I used the Nokia N82 to take a quick video testing the xenon flash. More detailed thoughts, videos, and posts on the Nokia N82 later.