Friday, April 30, 2010
The only thing I’m talking about now is, what appears to be an internal Nokia N8 sheet, which has somehow ended up on one of Russian sites to download file.
And it looks pretty authentic too, with the numbers of inner product, the name of a product manager (which we confirmed, actually works for Nokia) in both a technical and metadata file *. doc.
Nokia N8 Specs:
The N900 is a touchscreen slider, the others are all both touchscreen – the X6 and N8 use capacitive technology to register touch making them tap rather than click-the-button-behind-the-screen experiences. The N900 uses a slower resistive technology for the screen.
The screen on the N900 and the N8 is 3.5 inches across with the new N8 boasting an Amoled screen, known for brighter and clearer display and gem-like colours. The X6 is a more compact 3.2″.
As for chips and processors: it’s a little complex. The N900 boasts 3 chips working three different fuctions which allows for power when you need it but doesn’t run down the battery when you don’t. As an efficient work phone, it’s the most powerful of the three.
Storage is pretty good on all phones with the N900 coming top: there’s 32gb on the X6 to hold all that music, 16gb expandable up to 32gb with a micro-SD card on the N8 and a hefty 32gb expandable up to 48gb on the N900.
Cameras are decent on all three phones, but the N8’s is a stand-out with 12 megapixels, a high-quality flash and the abillity to shoot High Definition videos. All have standard 3.5mm headphone jacks.
I’ll give a shout-out to the hardcore N900 fanboys who commented on my earlier article comparing the N900 to the iPhone and the Nexus and let Serhiy say what he thinks wins out about the hardware on the N900:
“Things like N900’s 2 CPU architecture, power for when you need it, battery savings for when you don’t… a keyboard, A/V out, 30 gigs of space, FM transmitter, FM radio, and a pair of good ear buds”.
Nokia has just released a firmware update for the Nokia E75 to version V210.12.15. Last year in December, Nokia E75 received a major upgrade to version v201.12.51 that brought a huge change of registration.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
- includes the latest Ovi Maps 3.3 (with free navigation)
- includes the sharing of location via Facebook
- Nokia Messaging improvements (version 2.1.0 in the ROM now)
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Last year I bemoaned the state of social networking on mobile devices, and suggested that smartphone software should focus more on intelligently offering up contextually-appropriate information than merely replicating the desktop experience. At the time, I pointed to some ongoing research at Nokia Research called the Linked Internet UI Concept, which promised to learn from your use and attention and thus better serve up news on your friends and colleagues. We’re yet to see any public release of that concept, but Nokia Research have pushed out what could be the first step toward it: Nokia Bots.
Nokia Bots – which is initially available only for the Nokia N97 and N97 mini – consist of four intelligent background apps that track your habits and adjust various elements of the smartphone experience accordingly:
Hurry up and wait. That’s what many on the Verizon Wireless network have been forced to do, ever since the Nexus One was announced back in January. Despite the fact the phone has been listed as “Spring 2010″ since day one, that hasn’t stopped people from impatiently waiting the handset’s launch. It looks like Google is sticking to their guns, though, because there hasn’t been much in the form of release date information other than that “Spring 2010″ staring at you.
If rumors are to be believed, it looks like Google is aiming to bring the Nexus One to Verizon with a few surprises in store for future customers. What surprises? We have no idea. According to JKOntheRun, the version for Verizon Wireless will be seeing some extra features that the other versions (which we imagine includes the Sprint model as well, but there might be some reason to speculate on that) don’t have. Hardware wise, that could mean better screens. Or maybe it could lose the trackball, and trade in for that optical trackpad. But, while it’s perfectly possible for that to happen, we’re thinking that it may be more software related.
The reason the Sprint model comes into question, is because that it looks like that model will come out after the Verizon Wireless handset. So, if it is hardware related, that would mean the Sprint model will come out after the updated model for Verizon, and we imagine that would upset quite a few people. Especially if the changes are perceived as being “better” than the current (or future) model(s).
As for the release date of the Nexus One on the Big Red network, rumors have it “any day now.” Considering April is any day now, that would fit nicely with the Spring release. We’ve got reason to believe that it’s definitely coming soon, as we’ve heard the same rumors, and we’ve even seen the phone appear on Google’s Phone Store for the briefest of moments. We’ve included a blurry video of the said evidence, and if you pay attention, you can see that the device is listed as $199.99 — $20 more than what T-Mobile has the device listed as. What do you think these surprises could be? Software or hardware?