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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.

Mobile Phone Software5/30/2009

Grab PaintPad for 5800 XpressMusic [Freeware]


One thing that irks me about the 5800 XpressMusic are the little oversights that I come across. You know, small little things like being unable to select multiple items in a list, or an email application which is supposed to have Home screen notifications, but doesn’t. Things that should have been caught during testing.

Nokia Phone News5/29/2009

Not on Vodafone? No 6730 For You!


…but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Nokia announced the Vodafone-exclusive candy bar device today, and by the looks of it, you probably won’t be missing much. The 6730 is a pretty basic Series 60 phone with only a couple noteworthy features: namely, S60, A-GPS and 10 hours of battery life (GSM). It also looks [...]

Nokia Phone Deals5/28/2009

Nokia N97 Preorder Up At Amazon: $603.99


For those of you who missed out on the veritable Deal of the Century (myself included), you can now preorder the N97 at Amazon for the reasonable price of $603.99. This is the US version of course. It’s not a whopping discount (14% off, retail is $699.99), but not having to pay tax/shipping a la [...]

Mobile Phone Software5/26/2009

Nokia’s Ovi Store Opens


Today Nokia announced the opening of its Ovi Store, a one-stop place to get your S60 applications, ringtones, themes, and Hannah Montana games. There’s just two problems with it: 1) lack of “merchandise” and 2) way too much junk. The good news is #1 is gradually turning into a non-issue. There’s a heck of a [...]

Nokia Phone Accessories5/24/2009

Review: Nokia CR-99 Universal Phone Holder


Today we’ve got the Nokia CR-99 Universal Phone Holder up for review. In a nutshell, it’s a small plastic device with two rubber “claws” that keep your phone locked down while in a car or other moving vehicle. Handy, yes.

Nokia Phone News5/22/2009

Nokia 6600i: Sleek S40 Slide Coming in Q3


Correct me if I’m wrong, but the 6600i is the second S40 phone armed with a 5-megapixel camera (no Carl Zeiss, though). The first was the 6260 Slide, a phone that looks and feels strangely similar. And you might be better off with the 6260 Slide, because the 6600i’s a slight downgrade from there. At [...]

Mobile Phone Software5/20/2009

Grab Nine Freeware 5800 XpressMusic Apps at Nokia India


Anybody who’s got a 5800 XpressMusic knows there’s one huge problem with the device: lack of software. Here’s a way to fix that: hit up Nokia India and grab some freeware. Right now the site has a fairly random jumble of free apps for the 5800XM, ranging from the possibly fun (Marble Maze, basically labyrinth [...]

Other Mobile Phones5/18/2009

From Milan: Two Wacky Cell Phone Prototypes


*not the real name Two very interesting/strange prototype phones were showcased recently at Milan’s design museum. Both were manufactured by Yamaha as part of the “Musical Instruments and Mobile Phones” exhibit.

Nokia Phone News5/17/2009

Nokia’s E52 Is a Huge Improvement Over the E51


We’re getting awfully close to the second half of 2009, which means a whole slew of new phones coming soon to a Nokia Flagship Store near you. Joining them will be the E52, Nokia’s latest Eseries candy bar. While it might be a little bland in the looks department, it’s got an impressive feature-set including [...]

Mobile Phone Software5/15/2009

Updates: Nokia Updater and 5800 XpressMusic Firmware


Today’s news includes one major update, and one not-so-major update. The latest version of the Nokia Updater software has been released, and probably wouldn’t be very newsworthy if it wasn’t for a new feature: the ability to see what new improvements are in new phone updates. This is huge.



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