Archive for July, 2012
I got to play with a Nokia 808 Pureview at a Nokia store in Kuala Lumpur. I like shooting videos, so I checked out the zooming capabilities of the camera while recording. Video after the jump.
Nokia finalized its plans to close their handset factory in Salo, Finland. The plant made its last mobile phone on Wednesday and 780 people will lose their jobs during this year. This was part of an overhaul announced in June to cut costs.
During the Black Hat conference, security specialist Charlie Miller showed some problems with the NFC implementation on the Nokia N9. Miller explained that when NFC is turned on, an N9 will automatically accept all connection requests without prompting the user. He said this opens the device to attackers who can control the device to make calls, send text messages, or download data.
Both have large sensors and fit in your pocket. One is a dedicated camera, the other is a camera… with a phone. DCfever took some photos with the 2 devices for comparison. This is something I personally wanted to see because I’m interested in both cameras. Take a look, tell us which photos you like better, and guess which camera is the Nokia 808 Pureview. Is the Sony RX100 a PureView killer?
Nokia just completed the acquisition of all technologies and intellectual property from Scalado. About 50 imaging specialists transferred to Nokia. The co-founder of Scalado is also now the head of Capture & Relive, Smart Devices at Nokia. This is going to make imaging for Nokia Lumia smartphones more interesting.
Nokia Drive 3.0 came out a few days ago and I’m really liking it. The highlight of the update is My Commute, but unfortunately that’s currently only available in the US. The feature from this update that I really like is adding favorite places to the home screen for instant navigation. It has been very useful while we’re traveling in Malaysia.
The Nokia 808 PureView has USB-on-the-Go capability, even though the adapter isn’t included in retail packaging. USB OTG lets you attach USB devices to your phone like a USB flash drive. SenseApplied goes a step further and connected a Wacom Bamboo Capture Pen and Touch Tablet. Check out the video.
Financial Times reports that Nokia is changing their usual sales approach for upcoming Windows Phone 8 devices. Instead of trying to get as many phones in as many hands as possible across all channels immediately, they’re looking for partnerships that would help create dedicated support for its smartphones.