About six months ago I bought the best phone that I have ever owned: a Nokia E71. Obviously this is a personal thing, since the E71 wouldn’t suit everyone’s needs or tastes, but for me it just fitted into every situation I put my phone in. It is the perfect messaging device, with it’s QWERTY thumboard that has excellentRead more
[Ed. note - This is a joint review between Mitchell Oke and myself. My comments will be in black, and Mitchell's will be in blue italics. Before reading this, you might want to first read Mitchell's article "HTC Touch HD = Stands for Hot Damn!!” and my “HTC Touch HD Walk-Around and First Impressions” and “Read more
Some people are just born lucky. Take John Hyde from Tipton Tennessee . He was minding his own business at the dump when suddenly and without warning his BlackBerry 8830 fell off his belt. He didn’t notice until he was home. By then he figured all was lost and he’d be stuck kicking in the $150 deductible for another phone.Read more
There have been two activities that have become the norm across the world of technology blogging in the last couple of years: unboxing, and loading Mac OS X onto netbooks. As a person who is lucky enough to have the opportunity to play with lots of phones, notebooks and other “unboxable” items, I’ve done the former a fair bit, andRead more
There are many reasons to like the Nokia N85, but the one thing that has blown my hair back and made me truly appreciate this talented little device is something I had never before seen in a mobile phone…an FM transmitter*.
And not just any weak wannabe transmitter, I’m talking about one that is just as strong – and
The year 2009 isn’t even one quarter of the way over and I’ve already found my most useless gadget of the year award recipient. It’s an enormously huge MP3 dock whose primary selling point is to allow you to insert your own tiny iPod into a docking station and create an MP3 player with speakers/radio/CD that takes up half yourRead more
In recent months, I’ve had the privelege to try out a number of different earphones/earbuds. In a former life, I did the “band” thing – writing, recording, performing. The end result of all this is that I tend to be extremely picky about my audio equipment. In some ways, however, it’s like the old saying – I don’t know artRead more
If you’re in the market for a BlackBerry Bold case here’s an excellent review that spotlights the good and the bad about the Seidio Innocase. Reviewer Al Sacco liked the protection and good looks. Disliked the price ($29) and the way the side keys were partially obstructed. There’s a lot of nice pictures showing exactly how the case fits. AnotherRead more
It’s an issue that has been around since people first started carrying mobile devices: What’s the best way to carry your phone or MP3 player so that it will be easily accessible, less likely to be stolen, and less likely to be forgotten?
An obvious answer might be to keep the device inside a case that attaches to the wearer’s
A lot of times when you get a new phone, if it isn’t a phone that has a standard jack or a iPod dock connector like the iPhone, then you don’t have a lot of choices for using your phone to pump some tunes or listen to podcasts when in the car. Fortunately, USB Fever has come through with thisRead more
Speakal is announcing availablity for a line of iBoo iPod docks in red, white and blue. The price is $89.99 and the dock includes numerous cradles to fit various iPod devices as well as a 3.5 mm input jack for those devices refusing to play nicely and sit in a cradle. There’s a remote control included and the iBoo canRead more
The news that Nokia is going to pre-load Skype to their N97 model due in June 2009 might be a salvo across the bow of phone carriers everywhere. Apple started the “hands off our platform” when they released the iPhone without a smidgeon of AT&T branding (though they did apparently bow to restrictions by refusing to authorize some applications). NowRead more
One last new Nokia to tempt you this afternoon, and then we are done. Say hello to the 6710 Navigator, a little powerhouse designed with getting you there safely in mind. The Quad Band 6710 features a screen which has been “optimised for outdoor use”, a “2 GB MicroSD card (with pre-loaded mega region maps)”, “support for synchronisation of NokiaRead more
Ah, here’s a Nokia that got some 5MP camera lovin’: the 6720 Classic. Other highlights include Quad Band, integrated A-GPS, and many of the internal multimedia goodies (as well as available external multimedia accessories) that we have come to expect from the N series. Nice one, Nokia…
If sliding keyboard isn’t your thing, then Nokia’s new E55 might be just the ticket. A compact QWERTY keyboard graces the front of this new “monoblock”; isn’t that what we used to call a candy bar form factor? In any case, the new design looks sweet, and the Quad Band GSM should make everyone happy.
Holy cow! It appears that the E71 has snuck off and had a love child with a Windows Mobile phone! Okay, maybe not, but tell me if that’s not what Nokia‘s new Quad-Band E75 kind of looks like…
I’m not sure how well it will go over with people who like having their QWERTY keyboard on the front of their
All of a sudden I am feeling massively warm and fuzzy towards HTC. Not only have they released significantly sexy upgrades of their Touch Diamond and Touch Pro models, they are making them with bigger and better resolution screens. Feast your eyes on these babies…
The HTC Touch Diamond2
Building upon the iconic design of the first HTC Touch
The Mophie 3G Juice Pack has been out since November 2008. It’s an external battery pack available for the iPhone that greatly extends the battery life while simultaneously charging the iPhone’s internal battery. One of the concerns about the Pack is the bulk it adds. There also no way to “turn the juice off” for those times when you don’tRead more
Only a few days ago Judie posted her first impressions of HTC’s hottest new devices, the Touch HD, and I am lucky enough to be able to follow that up with my own!
For several weeks I have had my cursor hovering over a Touch HD in Hong Kong on eBay, but I wanted to try it out before IRead more
Hello everyone and welcome to the Nokia Experts site. My name is Matthew Miller and I am also known online as palmsolo, which is an online name I created many, many years ago due to my usage of Palm Pilots and my love of Star Wars and Han Solo. I am a father of three wonderful daughters and a husbandRead more
This has got to be one of the most agonizing weeks I have ever spent with any two devices. Why? Because I have had to struggle over which PDA phone I would carry each day – and which would get left behind. Such has been the daily dilemma while acquainting myself with both the HTC Touch HD and the NokiaRead more
HTC has just released a brand new Touch Cruise, which is the first device to use a new technology that they call HTC Footprints, “a new feature that allows people to capture special moments and places in a whole new way.” This device’s feature set will most likely be very interesting to those who have basically replaced their GPS, camera,Read more