Archive for March, 2011
The launch of the Nokia Pure font is not only the launch of a new typeface, but also a celebration of change. DesignStudio, the company who worked closely with Nokia on the new font, is now showcasing a collection of artwork from various designers and agencies infusing Nokia Pure with art. The works of art are for sale, with all the proceeds going to charity.
Have you checked out Nokia’s Youtube channel lately? They’re currently headlining the Nokia E7, but what I really like are the short films they’re showing about redefining success. So far, there are stories from a beekeeper and a wrestler. You should watch them. Nokia is also asking for your success stories. If they like it, you could get rewarded up to 10,000 Euros!
Here’s a quick and easy way to get the new Nokia Pure font on your Symbian device. Simply download and unzip the corresponding file for your phone, Symbian^3 or S60V3/5. Extract the files, then drag and drop it to your mass memory. It took me just a few seconds to do this on my Nokia E7. Enjoy!
I’m going to try something new. Instead of reviewing phones with multiple paragraphs, I’ll be more visual and now do it through videos. The first phone to get that treatment is the T-Mobile Nokia Astound. The Astound is basically the Nokia C7 with newer firmware, portrait Qwerty, updated browser, and a few other extras. Priced at only $79.99 with a 2-year contract, will it be a hit at T-Mobile? We’ll find out.
Here’s an interesting story. An ex-Nokia employee told Bloomberg that for the last four years while Apple shipped a new iPhone, Nokia execs vacationed at their lake cottages in Finland. He said it was hard getting a decision from key persons in mid-July until September.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the saying, “the best camera you have is the camera you have on you all the time.” Photographer Jason Hawkes swapped out his huge camera bag for the Nokia N8 and took to the skies in a helicopter across Britain. The photos from above looked great. Check it out.
A big package arrived this morning and you can see the unboxing right here. Inside was an invitation to the 3rd annual Shorty Awards, honoring the best people and organizations on Twitter and social media across dozens of official categories, as well as thousands of crowd-sourced categories. There were a couple of other things inside the box, but you have to watch the video to find out.
CTIA Wireless 2011 has come and gone. While checking out Nokia’s booth, I saw a familiar face. I asked Chanse Arrington, Head of Developer Marketing from Nokia North America to get in front of camera and explain what Nokia was doing at CTIA. Go watch the video.
We got a demo of Poynt during the announcement of T-mobile Nokia Astound at CTIA. It’s an all-in-one tool to connect you with local businesses, retailers and events while you’re on the go. You can get reviews, reservations, directions, trailers, listings, and tickets. It’s free, so go check it out.