Archive for November, 2009
Hey, it’s not a netbook! I’ve got the brand new Nokia Booklet 3G for AT&T in hand and it’s not hard to see that it’s a beauty. The chassis is made from a single piece of machined aluminum, weighs only 2.76 lbs, and .78 inch thin. If it didn’t have a Nokia branding on it, I would have thought it was a mini Apple Macbook. I’m working on the review right now, but here’s some unboxing photos to whet your appetite.
Power Twitter is a browser add-on that adds inline YouTube, Flickr, TwitPic, all sorts of playable/viewable media to the twitter.com interface. It also features link expansion to preview the link’s page title. Power Twitter makes the official Twitter page better, so read on to find out how to install on the Nokia N900.
@nokiamessaging tweeted on Friday that the US has been turned on for Nokia Messaging. This means we can now set up our Nokia Messaging accounts directly from the phone. Previously, US residents had to press a button at email.nokia.com using a computer, then wait for an SMS on the phone.
If you left your name and phone number with the Nokia flagship store in New York for the Nokia N900 waiting list, they have started contacting those on the list to go buy it at the store. It’s being sold for $569 plus NY tax. Unfortunately, I was told on the phone tonight that it’s not available for sale to the public because the waiting list is already full.
On Monday I met up with a few Nokia folks for some time with the Nokia Booklet 3G for AT&T in the US. We bowled afterwards too, but I won’t tell you how bad I scored. Instead, I’ll give you an overview of the Booklet, thanks to Nokia’s Joe Gallo who didn’t mind getting in front of camera for our blog readers.
It looks like the Maemo marketing team at the Nokia N900 London meetup got a little excited and said something they shouldn’t have. Ben Smith from The Really Mobile Project wrote that the team revealed on Wednesday that Nokia plans to drop Symbian from the Nseries line of devices in favour of Maemo by 2012. I’ve reached out to Nokia for comment and they say that the speculations are “completely premature.”
I’ve been using Dabr on the Nokia N900 for my Twitter needs, but I stumbled upon a better web app called Hahlo. There’s no need to download anything since it’s accessible through the web browser. I’m surprised at the features it offers like auto-refresh, inline photos, inline replies, tweets near me, OAuth login, and more.
I was invited to a 1:1 session with Nokia here in NYC along with a few select folks to talk to Nokia about the next few devices in the pipeline and where they are headed. It was also mentioned we’ll get our hands on the Nokia N900, Booklet 3G and maybe a couple others. I’ll try to provide some live photos and updates here using the Nokia N900. It starts at 3PM eastern, November 16th.