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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 Software6/29/2009

Nokia Messaging for S60 Fifth Ed. Now Available! [N97, 5800XM]

Nokia’s infamous (at least on S60 Fifth Ed.) email client, Nokia Messaging, has a new release available for download. There’s no official mention of it anywhere, nor is there a changelog, but I can confirm it’s faster, more responsive, and most importantly: actually usable! Unfortunately, it seems that this version lacks HTML email functionality too.


The N97 + 5800XM + E75 Keyboard Shootout

The Nokia N97. The 5800 XpressMusic. The E75. Three phones, three distinct little keyboards. Does the N97 deserve the flak it’s taken for the mushy QWERTY? The 5800XM on-screen keyboard sucks, right? And how does the E75 stack up in all of this? To find out, I conducted a little “keyboard shootout” experiment, pitting me, [...]


The Definitive Nokia N97 Bug List

Update: Nokia N97 v20 firmware was released on October 27, 2009. It’s been a week since the N97 arrived at my door, and yet during that time I’ve seen some strange things. And not strange in a good way either. So I’m making my official Nokia N97 bug post here and updating it as I [...]

Mobile Phone Software6/23/2009

A fairly awesome N97 custom wallpaper.

A couple of weeks ago, I found a really, really, awesome desktop wallpaper. And so I decided it needed to be on my phone. After a little resizing, color changes, and experimentation on how the N97 deals with custom wallpapers (verdict: it doesn’t) – I came up with this. Grab it inside. Also, more about [...]


Finally, An N97 eBook Reader That Isn’t Broken [ZXReader]

Quick Summary:
- ZXReader 1.2.3 is a .txt and .fb2 S60 Fifth Edition (N97/5800) ebook reader. Right-click and choose “Save Target As” option: Download.
- Use FictionBook Designer to create .fb2 files from other file formats (such as html). Directions here.
- Convert prc files to html with MobiPerl


Nokia N97: First Impressions

I’ve spent a grand total of three hours with Nokia’s N97 “flagship” smartphone, and I have to say – it’s looking to be a mighty impressive device, and a worthy upgrade to the 5800 XpressMusic. But it definitely ain’t without its flaws.

Nokia Randomness6/17/2009

My 5800 XpressMusic Post From Hell

So right now i’m on a train heading to the Nokia Flagship store in New York City. There’s an Eseries event going on there tonight, so stop by if you get the chance. This post isn’t about the event. It’s just some random musings by me to pass the time.

Nokia Phone Deals6/16/2009

Get the N97 With Overnight Shipping for $535.19* at NokiaUSA

While this deal is nowhere near as hot as the previous mega-hot N97 deal, it’s also currently the best price for this phone. The * refers to the price you’ll get BEFORE taxes (regardless of whether Nokia has a presence in your state…how scammy), so tack on your state taxes. For me, the total ended [...]

Nokia Phone Deals6/14/2009

Should You Pay $700 for the Nokia N97?

With Amazon and Dell now officially sold out, finding the N97 is turning into a huge chore. But let’s back up a bit – sure, the N97 is the latest Nokia Flagship Phone. But is it really that much of an improvement over something like, say, the 5800 XpressMusic – which costs almost $500 less? [...]


Beware of the Fake Nokia N97

The N97 is officially available today at Nokia Flagship stores in the USA. Great news, but you’ll have to pay retail – $700 bucks to be exact. Or, you could do the next best thing and preorder it from Amazon for $603.99. But you’ll have to wait until June 30th, when the phone starts shipping. [...]

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