Archive for January, 2009
When it comes to car mounts and phone holders, noone can beat the ProClip. Just ask anyone with it and they’ll tell you. Ever since I got my Nokia N85, I’ve been waiting for them to release the holder for my phone. I already had the mount for my car and just needed the holder for the N85. They finally released it last week. The solution is specific to your car and phone, ensuring a secure perfect fit.
I know a couple of people who carry an extra battery in their wallet for their Nokia phones. They are really heavy users who tend to kill their phones earlier than the advertised battery life. Push email, while streaming music, while running GPS navigation, while running Sportstracker, while tweeting and recording live videos in between.
The Nokia 5800 is selling well and I believe it will continue to do very well because the Nokia name is very well known. But do you really think that if they priced it with the iPhone at $700-900 unlocked it would have a chance? I really doubt it. Nokia fans who know about S60 capabilities might, but seeing how that interface is worse than the S60v3 interface a true Nokia fan would rather stick with S60v3.
Last Friday during the New York Nokia Users Meetup, I played with a Nokia N97 prototype. I’m now giving you my initial thoughts about the device. It’s nowhere near production because it kept crashing. Since the hardware is pretty much what we’ll see when it comes out, this preview will be based on that.
Geotagging has really evolved in Nokia’s latest phones, more specifically with the FP2 devices like the Nokia N85, N96, and N79. Previously, I needed to run an application like Shozu or Location Tagger in the background of an FP1 device in order to add location coordinates to the photos I took. Now it just happens automatically.
Last night, my wife (love the sound of that) and I had Thai for dinner at BKNY restaurant. I usually take pictures on automatic mode, but after previously playing with a dSLR, I know I can have better control by changing some of the settings before taking the pictures. Take a look at these sample Nokia N85 photos at the restaurant.
When Nokia started to ship their Nseries devices with high Megapixel Cameras, a new era of photography was started, and a whole new crowd of photographers carrying mobile phones instead of professional cameras, stated to appear. I was among this new generation of photographers and my specific interest was pointed at nature. Here’s a quick guide on Nature photography which might help other Mobile Nature photographers.