Archive for May, 2011
I always tell the readers in the US to avoid the official Nokia Online shops and buy at Amazon because of lower prices. I’m not sure where Nokia users in France and Spain buy their devices, but they will no longer be able get them directly from Nokia’s online stores. Notices were posted today to redirect them to other outlets.
It’s another bad news day for Nokia, but it might not be too bad for consumers. Nokia reported that they have taken price actions on its current smartphone portfolio so I immediately checked Amazon for the latest prices. I found out that the blue Nokia E7 and N8 are now available for $459 and $349. Those are at least $200 off the original prices!
Mark your calendars! Nokia is planning their biggest event of the year on June 21st. The Nokia Connection 2011 website claims a solid strategy is in place and the event is where the new Nokia ecosystem will be introduced first-hand to the world. We’ll assume they’re going to show their first Nokia Windows Phones.
Heard of the limited 18-carat gold-plated Nokia Oro? Nokia announced it just a couple of days ago. Premium devices such as the Oro are popular in the Middle East and Russia, but it looks like the US will be selling them as well. The FCC documents for Nokia Oro were published on Friday.
Forbes sat down with Nokia’s Executive VP of Smart Devices on Tuesday to talk about upcoming Nokia Windows Phone devices. There are no breaking news, but it’s always nice to get more info on future devices directly from execs. I’ve listed some of the highlights from the article. Check it out.
Today at MeeGo Conference, Tony showed me the Indamixx 2 portable studio running on their MeeGo tablet. This tool could be very useful for musicians always on the go. The tablet will be available June/July for $699. Check out the demo.
Tej from Integrated Computer Solutions (ICS) showed a proof of concept application running on MeeGo. Heard of Dance Dance Revolution? He created the app in QML and showed it running on a low-end netbook. Tej says the app will run even faster on newer MeeGo tablets. Take a look
If you go to m.twitter.com on the Symbian web browser, you get a different version of what the Android and iPhone users see. Kite from Pixelpipe is an app based on an HTML5 browser that allows you to have a better UI for the mobile web version of Twitter. Brett from Pixelpipe gives us a demo.