Archive for March, 2009
It seems that mobile blogging is more popular than ever these days and I’m glad we have quite a few choices. Among the multitude of weblog platforms that exist out there, it seems like WordPress and Google’s Blogger are the favorites among Nokia and Symbian bloggers and boy are we glad. First, lets mention some of the players in this arena.
I’ve been trying out the Spinvox voicemail service for a couple of weeks now and I think it’s pretty cool. The way it’s supposed to work is you receive an SMS text and/or email transcribed from a voicemail. It’s not necessary, 100% accurate, nor safe from spam, but it’s really handy.
Today, I met with Ira Frimere, the product manager for the Nokia N97 and N86 for some Q&A at the Nokia White Plains offices. We initially planned for some hands-on videos, but due to miscommunication, I was not allowed to use the camcorder inside the building (a big dude and another guy in black suit approached me seconds after turning on the cam near the entrance). Nevertheless, Ira still gave me demos including unannounced features that I cannot mention. I’m not complaining, but this is unfortunate for our readers.
Just came back from another New York City Nokia/S60 Meetup and had a blast chatting with other gadget fanatics, checking out upcoming phones from Nokia, and hibachi dinner to finish the night. Thanks again to Will from S60users.com for organizing these monthly meetups. Take a look at the video to see a snippet of what went on.
I briefly mentioned on my Nokia 5800 review of hardware that it was quick to play with camera settings due to the touchscreen. I really like the look and feel of high contrast black & white photos. My wife thinks it looks artistic. I’ll share some of the photos I took so you can try it out yourself.
A little off topic, I know. We’re currently transferring over our comments to Diqus and experiencing some problems. Old comments are not currently showing up, but I’m in the process of trying to get them back. I think you can still comment on posts, but won’t see the older comments until the problem gets fixed.
We recently reviewed the Nokia 5800′s hardware, but it’s now time to do some stuff on it. Most of my usage includes web browsing so I made a video of how it typically looks like. I made sure not to cut and edit this video too much to show better accuracy of the speed and experience. Go watch it.
We started with a Nokia 5800 unboxing, but let’s now continue. I’ll tell you what I think about the hardware and physical aspects of the phone based on my 3 days of usage. I’ll talk about features, applications, or software-related stuff in upcoming posts along with the usual videos.