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Nokia N9 Announced: Packs MeeGo, 8 Megapixel Camera, and Swiping

It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything really worthwhile on this blog. Then again, it’s been a long time since there’s been any worthwhile Nokia news. And so, after a four-month hiatus, it’s time again to look at one of Nokia’s latest phones: the oft-rumored N9.

Other Mobile Phones12/31/2008

Sort-of Awesome: LG’s GD910 Watch Phone

Watch phones are just one of those cool, futuristic ideas that usually end up being completely unpractical in the real world. So of course I drooled all over LG’s latest creation, the GD910.

Nokia Phone Previews12/29/2008

Quick Preview: Nokia 8800 Gold Arte

Following in the footsteps of the Sapphire Arte and Carbon Arte, the Gold Arte brings 18 carats of the stuff along with “premium quality leather.” No pleather here! Unfortunately, everything else – OLED screen, 3G, “tap for time”, 3.2 megapixel camera – is exactly the same as the previous iterations, and continues Nokia’s philosophy of [...]

Nokia Phone Reviews12/27/2008

First Impressions: Nokia 6650 Phone (Sleeper Hit?)

I recently received a Nokia 6650 as part of Nokia 6650 Chronicles, a cool little project documenting the daily lives of twenty bloggers, yours truly included. The 6650 is what I’d call an enigma. It looks like your typical S40 AT&T budget phone, but in reality it’s a Symbian OS-powered, quad-band/3G connected smartphone with an [...]

Wireless Industry News12/25/2008

TheStreet’s Top 5 Smartphones for 2008

TheStreet.com just released a list of its top five smartphone picks for 2008. Among the winners: 1. Apple iPhone 3G 2. LG Incite 3. Nokia E71 4. Blackberry Storm 5. Blackberry Pearl Flip

Nokia Phone Accessories12/23/2008

Accessories: Nokia DC-9, DC-10 Car Chargers

Car chargers aren’t anything to write home about, but the latest Nokia DC-9 and DC-10 car chargers have at least one new ooh-aah feature: retractable cables. They also don’t look as boring as your typical 1990s-era Nokia car charger or as strange as some “other” car accessories (HF-35W Inner Tube).

Wireless Industry News12/21/2008

Ouch? New Taxes on Smartphones Being Considered in EU

A new law being considered in the European Union would turn certain smartphones into “multi-functional devices,” which on the surface just sounds like a pointless name change. But the change comes with some stiff penalties. Aka taxes. Phones that feature a built-in mobile TV receiver would be taxed a whopping 14%, while devices with integrated [...]

Mobile Phone Software12/20/2008

Cool: Nokia Handwriting Calculator

Definitely one of the more interesting products to come out of the Beta Labs as of late, the Nokia Handwriting Calculator evaluates written mathematical expressions. So you could write out a simple 2 + 2 and click the calculate button, and you’d get the correct answer of 4. Or you could write some crazy, mixed-up [...]

Wireless Industry News12/19/2008

Report: Mobile Phone Market Will Slow in 2009…Again

It seems good news in the cell phone world is in short supply these days. A new report from research firm IDC says that phone shipments will be 1.9% lower in 2009 than in 2008. And there’s plenty more where that came from…

Nokia Phone News12/18/2008

Preview: Nokia 2605 Mirage Phone (Mega Budget CDMA)

The Nokia 2605 Mirage is slightly better than the recently announced 2608. Unfortunately, it’s still headed for Verizon’s bargain bins.

Wireless Industry News12/17/2008

How NOT to Trade Up Your Cell Phone

So Nokia recently sent out its holiday newsletter, filled with phone deals (free $75 Visa Prepaid card when you spend more than $300), new phone announcements (Nokia 6650), good causes (send a UNICEF e-card and Nokia will make a donation), and other holiday cheer. But there was also something more sinister: the Nokia Trade-Up program.

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