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Archive for November, 2006

Phone Preview: Nokia 6290 Smartphone

Thursday, November 30th, 2006

Next up from Amsterdam (where the Nokia Capital Days Market is being held right now) is the 6290 Smartphone, a slick looking flip phone/clamshell.

Nokia 6290 phone

The Nokia 6290 smartphone.

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Phone Preview: Nokia 6086 Camera Phone

Wednesday, November 29th, 2006

The 6086 is Nokia’s second latest entry into the midrange/mid-tier handset market.

The Nokia 6086 UMA Phone

The Nokia 6086 UMA phone.

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Phone Preview: Nokia 6300 Phone

Tuesday, November 28th, 2006

Nokia’s Capital Market Days kicked off in Amsterdam today, showcasing four new models of Nokias: three mid-tier phones and one really crappy one (“entry-level”).

The Nokia 6300 is a mid-tier candy bar form factor that’s slightly thinner than your average Nokia phone. Made of stainless steel, the 6300 sports a look that’s suspiciously similar to the high-end Nokia N73 phone.

The Nokia 6300 phone.

The Nokia 6300 phone. 11.9mm thick.

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New Nokia Study Highlights Bigger and Better Gaming

Monday, November 27th, 2006

Nokia likes to send out little press releases of their in-house studies from time to time. Their newest one is no exception – and it’s strictly focused on gaming. A look at some of the results.

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Deal: Nokia BH-200 Bluetooth Headset for $29.99

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

Best Buy currently has the Nokia BH-200 Bluetooth headset for $29.99 with free in-store pickup.

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Wireless Week in Review (Week of November 19)

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

This year’s quiet Thanksgiving Week brought out the good, the boring, and the decidedly useless news. In this entry: studies on mobile phone sales, the Serene, more Motorola acquisitions, and a bit on the iPhone.

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Nokia 6102i $5000 New York City Shopping Spree

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006

Nokia is currently running another contest – this time, it’s for a free trip to New York City, free shuttling around the Big Apple, and a $5000 American Express Gift Cheque.

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How-To: Using Your Nokia Phone as a Modem

Tuesday, November 21st, 2006

Originally this was supposed to be a new phone preview, but alas – there are no new phones (other than that rumored e62i which I do have to write about soon, more about that at a later time). So instead I’m going to write up a quick how-to on getting your Nokia phone set up to connect to your laptop.

Tether your phone to your laptop. Not a ball!

Learn to tether your phone to your laptop.

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Deal: USB SIM Card Reader for $9.99

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Meritline has this USB SIM card reader for $19.99 – $10 discount coupon code MM11905610OFF = $9.99 shipped free!

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Wireless Week in Review (Week of Nov. 12)

Thursday, November 16th, 2006

Another quiet week in the wireless industry is behind us. Here’s a quick recap of the better news in the past 7 days.

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