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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.

Nokia Phone Deals2/27/2009

Contests: Help a Blogger Win a Year of Cell Phone Service

Cellphones.org recently posted up a new contest, but not for you. Instead, the “2009 Blogger Appreciation Awards” highlights the work of my fellow bloggers/writers who toil to bring you the latest and greatest news.

Nokia Phone News2/27/2009

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Officially Reaches US Shores

The big news today is the official release of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia’s first full touch-screen handset, in the USA. This means you’ll be able to find it in the two Flagship stores in Chicago and New York, NokiaUSA.com (even though it’s only a preorder right now), and other fine independent retailers at a [...]

Mobile Phone Software2/26/2009

Software: Nokia Magnifier Is Beta For A Good Reason

One of the more recent releases by Nokia’s Beta Labs is the Magnifier application. Designed for Series 60 phones, the app blows up whatever text or object that you’re focusing on, and lets you turn on some nifty features like stabilization, contrast, and negative image (if supported by your phone’s camera, that is). Great idea [...]

Nokia Phone Accessories2/25/2009

Accessories: Nokia HF-310 Car Speakerphone

For those of you trying to avoid the embarassment at wearing a Bluetooth headset while in the car, there’s some hope: the HF-310. Essentially it’s a giant Bluetooth speaker that’s more in-your-face than the previous sun-visor offering, the HF-300.

Mobile Phone Software2/24/2009

New S60 Text-to-Speech Language Packs Available

Head on over to the Nokia S60 text-to-speech page to pick up some new language and speech packs for your S60 phone. Most Eseries and Nseries devices support the language packs, not to mention some other random S60 phones (5320, 6121/6124 classic, 6210, 6220, 6290, etc).

Nokia Phone News2/20/2009

Preview: Nokia 8208 Phone (Now Official)

Seven months and twelve days ago. That’s when we first caught a (leaked) glimpse of the Nokia 8208, Nokia’s first CDMA dual-slider. And while Nokia’s American CDMA operations desperately need a pick-me-up like the 8208, it’s not coming here. At all. But it looks nice.

Nokia Phone News2/19/2009

Previews: Nokia E75 and E55 Phones

At the Mobile World Congress this week, Nokia unleashed a virtual crapload of devices, services, agreements, and practically everything else under the sun. Among the phones announced was the E75 and E55, two very similar looking Eseries handsets with a big emphasis on messaging. One has a half-keyboard (Blackberry style I suppose), while the other [...]

Nokia Phone News2/18/2009

Preview: Nokia N86 8MP Phone (Finally?)

You might recall a certain Nokia N85 phone released back in September that packed some serious features (among them an AMOLED display) into one slick little dual-slider. Well, take that phone, throw in an 8 megapixel camera, kick-stand, and some metal siding and glass and you’ve got…the Nokia N86 8MP.

Nokia Phone Deals2/16/2009

Deals: Pre-Order the Nokia 5800 for $359.10, E63 for $251.10

Nokia USA’s official preorder page is now up with some decent deals for Valentine’s Day, along with a nice 10% discount cherry on top. Grab the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic for $399 – 10% discount = $359.10, or the Nokia E63 for $279 – 10% = $251.10.

Nokia Phone News2/13/2009

Preview: Nokia 5630 XpressMusic Phone

The XpressMusic line has been so vastly improved that it isn’t even funny. Two years ago, XpressMusic phones (known here as XpressPlastic) were akin to Fisher-Price toys for tots – now, the line has expanded to include Nokia’s first touch-screen phone (5800 XpressMusic) and a bunch of actually decent midrange models. What the heck happened?

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