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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.

Featured8/29/2009

How-To: Play DOS Games On Your Nokia N97 [DOSBox]


Before there was Windows, there was DOS. A command-line interface with nothing but text, text, and more text. During the ’80s and ’90s, DOS was the OS of choice for gaming. And there were lots of great games. Flash-forward to today. Thanks to an open-source emulator called DOSBox, you can now run those oldies-but-goodies on [...]

Nokia Phone News8/25/2009

Nokia’s Booklet 3G: Possibly a New Standard for Netbooks


Well, the rumors were true: a Nokia netbook is coming. Called the Booklet 3G, it’s a super-sleek, super-thin Atom-powered portable PC. Even though it’s almost 2 years late to the game (typical Nokia modus operandi), I have to admit – I’m intrigued.

Mobile Phone Software8/20/2009

Firmware: Nokia N97 12.2.024 Released


There’s a new firmware available for the Nokia N97, and it looks like it’s a global update. Good news, right? Unfortunately, for the most part no one seems to know what the firmware actually fixed – myself included. And as if that wasn’t bad enough, my phone crashed several times after successfully updating. Ugh! And [...]

Nokia Phone News8/15/2009

What’s Coming for Nokia: Phone Edition


Nokia’s pipeline is looking pretty bare as we approach the middle of Q3. Here are the phones and devices that you just might see in the coming months (or possibly never, like that N97 Mini).

Nokia Phone Deals8/11/2009

Deal: Nokia E71 Phone Now $280 Shipped @ Dell


Haven’t put any of these deal postings up in awhile. Here’s one for today, courtesy of Dell.

Featured8/7/2009

How-To: Hack Your Nokia N97 In 16 Steps [HelloOX2]


The latest version of HelloOX has been released, and it’s easier than ever to get unsigned software working on your N97. But let’s step back a bit: unsigned software is simply any kind of application that hasn’t gone through the Symbian Foundation’s rigorous signing process. Most freeware is unsigned, mainly due to the costs involved [...]

Featured8/1/2009

How-To: Change Your S60 Phone Key Mappings With VirtualKey


I recently discovered the S60 gem VirtualKey after going on the hunt for a good key remapping application. It’s easy to use, sufficiently powerful, and best of all, it actually runs on S60 Fifth Edition. There’s a caveat, however: VirtualKey is an unsigned application, which means you might be in for a world of hurt. [...]



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