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The N9: It's not a Windows Phone.
Nokia Phone NewsJune 22, 2011

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.

Featured7/27/2009

10 Ways to Improve the Nokia N97


How would you improve Nokia’s N97 smartphone? That’s the question of the day. My answers inside!

Featured7/22/2009

The Nokia E75 Mini-Review


Nokia’s E75 combines an excellent (albeit slightly unorthodox) slide-out keyboard with the work and play flexibility of the Eseries line of phones. Just don’t expect any N97-like styling.

Nokia Phone Previews7/20/2009

Preview: Nokia Surge Phone [Ouch]


The combination of Nokia and AT&T hasn’t exactly produced fruitful results – look at the N75 and E62, for example. And just when you thought that things were starting to look up with the release of the Nokia E71x, a phone that’s not *that* crippled compared to its high-powered cousins, here comes the Surge. I [...]

Featured7/17/2009

Quick Tutorial: Hide Your Sound Files From the S60 Music Player


The situation: I have a lot of instrumental music that make great ringtones, but lousy listening music. I don’t want those songs showing up in my “All songs” playlist in the S60 Music Player, because that means I have to create separate playlists that exclude those songs – which take time to create and continually [...]

Featured7/12/2009

How-To: Encode Videos For Your N97 and 5800 XpressMusic


You’ve got an N97 or a 5800 XM, and you’re fiending for some content. Movies. TV shows. Funny video clips. Where do you start? What settings do you use? I’ve written up a short guide that will get you up to speed with encoding videos for the S60 Fifth Edition phones’ default RealPlayer application. Hopefully [...]

Nokia Phone Reviews7/8/2009

Better Late Than Never: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Phone Review


The 5800 XpressMusic is Nokia’s first real touch-screen handset. You know it as one of the cheapest touch smartphones around. But how does it fare in real-world use? And is it worth the low price, or should you hold out for something better? Get down and dirty with the Nokia 5800XM inside.

Mobile Phone Software7/1/2009

Nokia N97 11.0.021 Firmware Update Out Now


A couple of days ago, a twitter update from Nokconv (Nokia Conversations) announced an upcoming 11.x.021 firmware update for the N97. It’s out – now. Exciting changes include backlight fix, transition bug fixes, improved photo thumbnail performance, and widget stability fixes. Oh, and this: “-Device reset when browsing with high speed packet access (for Malaysia)”. [...]



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