Archive for September, 2010
Barely meeting the Q3 deadline, the Nokia N8 starts shipping today. Those who pre-ordered will be the first to get the N8. For proof, Nokia provides photos of N8′s getting packed into DHL trucks. Market availability will vary by country and by operator, with broad availability in the coming weeks.
You probably know by now that there’s an upcoming short film called, ‘The Commuter‘ shot on the Nokia N8. It will feature Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), Dev Patel (Slumdog Millionaire) and Pamela Anderson (Baywatch). Nokia UK just posted a behind-the-scenes video and you can see a very cool steadicam system hooked up to the N8. Check it out.
Reuters just reported that Apple has sued Nokia in Britain, extending their patent disagreements outside the US. Their legal battle started last October when Nokia sued Apple in the United States. A spokesman for Nokia said the recent claims are based on patents already in suit between the two companies in the US.
DeviceVM uploaded a video on Youtube showing a demo of the Meego touch framework and Handset UI running on a TI OMAP 4, the newest in the line of processors. The video of the framework does not include the fancy graphics or transitions yet, so don’t get too excited. Watch the video.
Tero Ojanperä, Nokia executive vice president and a member of the company’s Group Executive Board, will host an open conversation about Ovi by Nokia via Twitter on Thursday, Sept 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Pacific. He’ll be taking questions and engaging in conversations through his personal handle @TeroatNokia. What are you going ask him?
The Commuter, a short film directed by the McHenry Brothers shot entirely on the Nokia N8 started filming over the weekend. Dev Patel, the star from Slumdog Millionaire and the recent The Last Airbender, joined cast members Ed Westwick and Pamela Anderson. Take a look at some of the photos behind the scenes.
Former Nokia employees told the New York Times in an article published over the weekend that Nokia’s early success caused their failure to respond to the iPhone. They said Nokia became complacent and didn’t know what consumers wanted. A spokesperson for Nokia noted that these former employees were, “managers with individual roles or leaders of small teams,” but I find their opinions worth reading.
Phil McClendon, Product Marketing Manager at Nokia, gave us a demo of the social application on the Nokia N8 from Nokia World. With the social app, you can see your Twitter/Facebook feeds, enter your status and even your location. The events section lets you RSVP and add it directly to your Nokia N8′s calendar. Watch the video after the jump.