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The N9: It's not a Windows Phone.
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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 News10/30/2009

Thoughts on the Nokia N97 v20 Update


In case you haven’t heard, the N97 received a v20 update. The update added more kinetic scrolling, upgraded the Maps and Music Player applications, dropped in an older version of Nokia Messaging (10.1.0.13), and improved memory/battery life. Sounds good, right?

Nokia Phone News10/29/2009

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic: First Impressions


I just got the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic. I like it. Let’s do some first impressions.

Nokia Phone News10/27/2009

Firmware: Nokia N97 (Finally) Gets the Long Awaited v20 Update


It’s here! Nokia’s v20 update has finally gone live, adding in more kinetic scrolling, a new version of Ovi Maps (3.1), Nokia Messaging (if you don’t have it already), and VoIP. You also get some memory/battery improvement, too. This software release improves touch screen usability, allowing you to scroll smoothly through content by flicking the [...]

Nokia Phone Deals10/27/2009

Deals: Nokia 5530 XpressMusic $166.49 + Tax (But Free Shipping!) UPDATE


Dell is selling the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic (basically, a budget 5800 XpressMusic) for $234.99 – $95 coupon ZS57R18LN40MM0 = $184.99 with free 3-5 day shipping. However, Dell also charges tax so you’ll have to factor that in as well. Don’t forget to enter the coupon code at checkout. Update: add stackable coupon code JPKNV2V$VBV?T5 for [...]

Nokia Phone Deals10/26/2009

Contest: Win a N900, N97 or Other Fabulous Prizes


Nokia’s InnOviate contest is in full swing, and includes some pretty sweet prizes for the top entrants. Simply create and upload an image or video of yourself using *something* that you downloaded from the Ovi Store, and you’ll be in the running for TWO of the following: an N900, N97, N97 mini, or Nokia BH-905 [...]

Nokia Phone News10/24/2009

Nokia N900: Delayed ‘Til November


Nokia’s October launch for the N900 smartphone has been delayed until November, according to a number of sources and Nokia’s USA store. The reasons are still unclear, although some people have suggested that bugs found on pre-production units might be to blame.

Nokia Randomness10/20/2009

Nokia: Connecting People


And to all those people getting a little antsy over their N900 preorders, here’s something for you: Via Engrish.com

Featured10/19/2009

Revisiting the Nokia N97, Four Months Later: A Review


I never did an official review of the Nokia N97, mainly because by the time I actually got the phone, everyone and their mother had already filmed videos of unboxing and smashing N97s on concrete, and released reviews left and right. And mine would just have simply echoed everyone else’s sentiments. But now, no one’s [...]

Nokia Phone News10/17/2009

Register your spot at the Official Nokia N900 Meetup


To celebrate the launch of the Nokia N900, Nokia’s holding some N900 meetups around the world. The event kicks off in Helsinki on Oct. 21, 2009 and will hit a couple more cities on the map: Chicago, New York, and Dubai. According to the rather sparse blog entry, more locations may be added in the [...]

Wireless Industry News10/17/2009

Nokia Q3 Earnings Report: Mixed Signals


Nokia released their quarterly earnings report two days ago, and at first glance the numbers were horrendous. Nokia managed to lose 426 million Euros, net sales were down 20% (year over year, or the change from last year), Devices & Services sales were down 20% while profit margin fell 3.1%, average selling price (ASP) dropped [...]



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