At a press conference in Amsterdam this weekend, Nokia launched a new service dubbed "Comes With Music." As the name suggests, it's all about music. The promise is that customers buying a compatible handset from Nokia get a year of unlimited downloads from a huge catalog of tunes. More interesting still is that the music is yours to keep even after the year-long subscription ends.
PALO ALTO, Calif.The great thing about the development of future mobile computers is that no one school of thought has come to dominate the territory. Of course, that's also a problem.
A group of panelists from the world's leading mobile operating system developers, including representatives from Symbian, Microsoft, MontaVista, and newcomer Google, perused a wide number of topics Tuesday afternoon at the Palo Alto Research Center, birthplace of so many technologies that changed the world. The panel, which also included executives from Nokia and Research in Motion, would like to do the same, but the hard and exciting … Read more
Nokia will have touch-screen mobile phones in the future--that much we know from its announcement recently about S60 (Symbian Series60) handsets supporting touch-sensitive displays. What is less known, however, is that the Finnish giant had filed patent documents for such phones dating back to May 2006.
In the document discovered by Unwired View on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office site, Nokia envisioned a device with two screens to display different kinds of information depending on the angle at which the clamshell is opened. Control of the device is possible using either the buttons or the display.
Updated Again:Nokia has released a legitimate upgrade for the N800 tablets. N800 owners no longer need to follow these instructions to update their OS. Instead, go visit the official Nokia website for info.
Updated: This post was edited for clarity, and to provide an alternative method for generating a N810 serial number (see below).
Details of a major operating-system upgrade for Nokia's Linux-based N800 Internet Tablet device was leaked Wednesday afternoon. Fans of the N800 (and soon-to-be-released N810) have been waiting eagerly for the last few weeks for any word of a final release date.
While the N800 … Read more
Gather round kids, and meet the newest member of the Nokia N series: the Nokia N82. Boy, does this baby love the camera. It's equipped with a 5-megapixel camera, Carl Zeiss optics, up to 10x digital zoom, and a Xenon flash. In addition, it can record MPEG-4 VGA video at up to 30 frames per second. There's about 100MB of internal memory and a microSD expansion slot for storing all your photos and videos. The N82 also features a new multimedia menu where you can access the music player and Nokia's Ovi Internet services, which include the … Read more
Nokia released two new 8800 models today, both of which put the previous silver Nokia 8800 to shame. The 8800 Arte and the 8800 Sapphire Arte feature metal and glass bodies based on the Nokia 8600 Luna's slider design while adding unique design touches of their own. The 8800 Arte sports a simple black finish while the 8800 Sapphire Arte features a sapphire gem stone and a soft leather finish on the bottom half of its front face.
Features are also improved over the original 8800. Included are a 16 million color display, 3G support, 1GB of integrated memory, … Read more
Part of my problem with the Nokia N95 is everyone who has one is in love with it. I like it, but not as much as my friends do.
This is minor, but know what drives me crazy? When you get a call, there's no finger bar to grip when you move the slider up like on the Motorola z3 or the Samsung G600. So, there's always a slight lag before I get it right. And as I wrote in the first part, the spring mechanism is on the soft side.
Although it feels great to hold while … Read more
You may be able to get free Wi-Fi almost anywhere in Singapore with the Wireless@SG initiative that aims to wire the whole island state, but that's still insufficient for the true Internet junkie. While commuting each day, a Net addict has to go cold turkey as his notebook becomes nothing more than a slab of plastic and silicon without wireless access. Well, a fix has been found.
Nokia has brought Wi-Fi onto 12 buses in Singapore so that commuters can surf for free when riding them, using the existing cellular HSDPA service. The best thing is that users … Read more
Second only to the iPhone in hype, the Nokia N95 has finally made it to the U.S. And like the iPhone, there's lots to like, some negatives, and the same qualified recommendation from me so far.
The mp3/video player is strong, the 5-megapixel camera is outstanding, the GPS is superb, call quality is perfect, the display is clear, the feel is balanced...so where's the downside?
For one, despite that balance, there's kind of a toy-like tactile build quality overall. I think I feel that way mostly because the slider(s) don't lock with … Read more
I co-hosted the Buzz Out Loud podcast with Molly Wood today. Topic (suprise): Gphone. What else? Also covered: Why the Asus eee PC rocks and why the Foleo was killed too early.