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Mobile Phone Software6/3/2010

Nokia N900 Gets New Firmware, Video Calling, Portrait Browsing


It’s been a while since my last post. This is mostly due to a nice, long three-week vacation in Japan which I’ll be writing about soon. Anyway, I arrived yesterday to the welcome news that PR1.2 was finally let out of the bag and released to the masses. The new firmware brings Skype/GTalk video calling, [...]

Featured5/12/2010

Nokia E72 Review: Quirky QWERTY Smartphone


I picked up a Nokia E72 for an upcoming trip to Japan. Here are my thoughts on this Blackberry-ish smartphone.

Nokia Phone News4/28/2010

Nokia N8 Announced: Symbian^3 and a Huge Camera


It’s official: The Nokia N8 is official. It’s a 12 megapixel full touch-screen shooter running the latest and greatest Symbian^3 and crammed chock full of other features. But is it enough of a phone for Nokia to make a comeback? More inside.

Wireless Industry News4/27/2010

Looking at Nokia’s Q1 2010 Earnings Report [Bad News]


Nokia reported earnings for the first quarter of 2010 on Thursday, and wow: it’s pretty cringe-worthy.

Mobile Phone Software4/22/2010

Is Voice Navigation Coming Soon to the N900?


A user on the maemo.org forums recently spotted a newspaper clipping advertising, of all things, “free voice-guided navigation for Nokia N900, E72, X6, N97. FOREVER!” (emphasis mine) Was it real, fake, or just mistaken?

Nokia Phone News4/13/2010

Nokia Unveils Three New Handsets: C6, C3, and E5


That’s two new smartphones and 1 new dumbphone. Today, Nokia released the C6, C3, and E5 – three phones aimed at the “social networking crowd” – and we’ve got the lowdown on them.

Mobile Phone Software4/8/2010

Playing PSX Games on the N900, Verdict: Better Luck Next Time


If you’ve been following the repositories (specifically extras-dev), you might have noticed two new additions to the Games category: PCSX and PSX4All. Both are Playstation 1 (PSX) emulators with the ability to run PSX CD images from the comfort of your N900. Unfortunately, I couldn’t download PSX4All thanks to some missing libraries, so the following [...]

Wireless Industry News4/5/2010

What’s Nokia and Newegg Up To?


A little something arrived in my mailbox yesterday…(updated!)

Mobile Phone Software3/26/2010

Purported N900 PR1.2 Update Changelog Hits the Web


Everyone knows that the Nokia N900 PR1.2 update is coming soon. But no one knows what has actually been fixed. Until now. Maemo Briefs has released what it claims is the PR1.2 changelog – and it’s no small list. And no, there’s no MMS, Ovi Navigation, voice dialing, or portrait mode additions on the list. [...]

Nokia Randomness3/23/2010

What’s Happening at The Nokia Phone Blog, Part 3


Well, it’s that time again. The time when I move to a new host, migrate the entire blog over, and have pretty much everything blow up in my face. If you’ve been seeing any weird error messages or haven’t been able to access the site, this is probably why. The good news is that things [...]

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