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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.


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 [...]


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!


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 [...]

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)”. [...]


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 [...]


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 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? [...]

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