It’s a fantastic phone. Yes it’s porker at 180 grams, but if you can get over that single downside, everything else is frankly wonderful. For users coming from Windows Phone 7, the 920 is a huge step-up. The screen is finally on par (and often surpasses) other high-end smartphones; performance is wonderful, with the lack [...]
At Nokia World last night (New Zealand time), Stephen Elop and the Nokia team announced two new phones: The Lumia 800: very much based on the Nokia N9 hardware that I reviewed yesterday. The Lumia 710: a lower-cost phone sporting the same internal hardware as the 800, but with a LCD screen. The phones will [...]
My understanding is that the N9 was all but complete when Stephen Elop announced Nokia’s sea change. In fact, I’m writing this review 60 minutes before Nokia (hopefully) announces their first phones running Windows Phone 7. So what does the N9 mean in this context? The rumoured (and demonstrated) “sea-ray” device looks uncannily similar in [...]
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop showed a sneak preview of the code-named “Sea Ray” Windows Phone. It looks almost identical to the N9, which is a gorgeous device.
How do you feel about a Nokia smartphone running Windows Phone 7, with the following features? High-resolution screen with a highly interactive touch UI Full-fidelity HTML5 web browser Copy-paste Full Twitter and Facebook integration (social feeds attached to contact cards) Full-fidelity Office document editing with cloud sync Multitasking Interested? Microsoft have just announced that all the [...]
Stephen Elop spent two and a half years at Microsoft as head of their business division (aka Microsoft Office). Is 2.5 years enough to build up a serious loyalty and/or a fear of Ballmer? It’s a salient question when you try to decode some of the signals Elop is sending as CEO of Nokia.
There are two things you need to know about the Nokia E71. They are: It’s very fast; and It’s very metal. It’s sad that I describe a phone as fast simply because it responds the way you would expect: you press a key, and stuff happens. It’s not like most other smart phones in that [...]
I’m holding a Nokia 6121 loaded with Vodafone’s MusicStation software, and to be brutally honest, I’m largely disinterested in the music and software. There are, however, two things about Vodafone’s latest musical forays that interest me in a big way. Firstly, I’m very interested to see what my 13 year old nephew makes of MusicStation. [...]
Nokia’s Q2 result has a lot of phone-number-sized numbers in it.? I love these ones: The iPod shipped 100 million units in 5 and half years. Nokia shipped 100 million phones in 3 months. That’s 12? phones per second, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 3 months straight. 38 out of every [...]