Archive for May, 2009
I’m going to visit a few cities in Italy for the next week and half with my wife. Staying connected to the internet will be a top priority along with whatever Sheila planned for us. I’ll be bringing the Nokia N85 as my mobile phone and research tells me to get a Wind pre-paid SIM card for data. Boingo will come in handy too.
Setting up Google Sync on my Nokia 5800 after reading the announcement on Wednesday made me very happy! Whatever I edit or add on my phone’s calendar or contacts automatically show up within minutes in my computer. This works from computer to phone as well. Since the data is stored by Google, it is also accessible from any computer I use with internet connection. The best thing about this is I don’t need to manually sync each time I make any changes. Thanks Google!
As we get closer to the Nokia N97′s release date, some lucky people have been getting early access to the highly-anticipated device. Lester Chan, creator of very popular WordPress plugins, brings us his Nokia N97 preview from Nokia Singapore’s office. As you can tell, I’m very excited about the N97. Check it out.
Readers mentioned a noticeable light leakage on the white Nokia N97 protoypes and this got me concerned. When you’re spending a relatively large amount of money on a high-end device, you’re entitled to expect high quality from the manufacturer even if it means criticizing small issues like the light emitting from the call and end buttons. Fortunately, a recent Nokia N97 from Mobile Review does not show the problem anymore. Has Nokia fixed the issue?
As a Nokia and Mac user, I’ve been using the Nokia Multimedia Transfer to send music and videos between my phone and computer. A few readers recently told me to check out doubleTwist as an alternative. I’m not sure if I like it better than what I’ve been normally doing. What do you think?
I told you a couple days ago the Nokia N97 NAM was coming soon, but I wasn’t sure of the exact date. Well, Nokia just notified one of their major North American distributors of the estimated shipping date: June 2nd, 2009! How accurate are we? We were spot-on with the Nokia 5800 NAM’s release date! I’m not sure what this means for the release date in other parts of the world.
I previously mentioned the camera angle on the Nokia 5800 made objects appear bigger while shooting widescreen video. Since the Nokia N97 also have the option to shoot widescreen nHD video, I was hoping for a wider angle so I won’t have to stand too far from my subjects. Fortunately, Julien Fourgeaud who works with the Nokia team on the N97, reads our blog and kindly sent a comparison photo.
The Nokia N97 NAM in white and black just showed up on a major distributor’s inventory for US retailers. That means it is coming soon! How soon? I don’t know exactly. The suggested retail price is shown as $699, but it is up to the stores how much to charge. The good news is that the wholesale price is low enough to allow retailers to sell the Nokia N97 for less than $600!