Last October we posted about the then upcoming Vertu Constellation Quest, Vertu’s first QWERTY keyboard phone, a phone which compared to all of their previous models was a veritable smartphone. Half-jokingly (or perhaps presciently), Larry stated that it might be my next phone, and when we were in Vegas for CES this January, I stopped by the Vertu boutique, soRead more
This is so good, it’s almost hard to believe: Microsoft and Nokia have just formally announced their “Broad Strategic Partnership” as they “combine assets and develop innovative mobile products on an unprecedented scale.” The joint press conference occurred at 2:00 a.m. PST/5:00 a.m. EST, and unfortunately (or is it fortunately?) I was still awake trying to catch up on things
Like many, I have an addiction to Angry Birds. Well if you are the extreme Angry Birds fan or even just like them, then maybe you might like these Angry Birds Plush Toys! There is the red, blue, black and white Angry Birds right from Rovio’s extremely popular game.
Each plush bird is only $14.99 and is to ship sometime
Uh oh…more bad news for Symbian (and Nokia). Boy Genius Report has posted that Samsung is getting out of Symbian entirely, to the point where they’re shutting down any developer support at the end of the year.
This move just makes Nokia’s strategy to spin Symbian into a separate foundation even weirder. If you hit up Symbian.org and search for
Cellcrypt offers a very unique feature. That feature is completely securing voice calls on GSM networks. We’ve covered Cellcrypt before, highlighting their mobile-to-mobile security. Now there’s another reason to use Cellcrypt’s services: secure Mobile-to-Office calling.
While this level of service (encrypting voice calls) could be considered, by some, to be a bit much — and targeting those inflicted
As companies continue to “go mobile” to take advantage of giving their employees the means to manage their work anytime or anywhere, the inevitable problems of how to manage devices and costs quickly becomes top priority. Imagine being able to easily manage all of the service costs for each device — before those pricey overage charges hit from going overRead more
Mobile travel applications let you select and track flights, book hotels and effortlessly manage all of those last-minute changes that will inevitably occur your trip. The Gear Diary team are huge fans of travel apps like TripIt, but that’s not the only game in town.
If you are using a Symbian smartphone, you may prefer Psiloc’s World Traveler that
Let’s face it, no one enjoys contacting their IT department at work. By the time that call comes it is usually preceded by a lengthy bout of frustration, swearing and pounding of fists. While it used to just be your PC or Mac giving you fits, now you are probably just as exhausted trying to get your new smartphone toRead more
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MWC is in full swing and all the big companies are pulling out the stops on the new phones. None of this is really any surprise until I saw the assortment on “mini” phones starting to stack up. I first though to myself who wants a mini phone? Super huge capacitive screens are what we are
As the battle of the Smartphones rages on, more consumers are making the smartphone switch every day. People are trading up their RAZR’s for something with a touchscreen, keyboard and high dollar data package. Comscore conducted a survey back in October to find out the Mobile OS market share as of Q3 2009. The survey was only conducted on users above
If you have a Symbian smartphone (Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, Samsung, among others) you are going to want to stop what you are doing RIGHT NOW and download Nimbuzz!
Why? Not only will you get messaging, chat, and cheap international calling — you also get what may be the most powerful Twitter app for the Symbian platform, as well
The Symbian Foundation released this video showing a hypothetical phone UI, which basically looks like a mashup of MotoBlur and Palm Synergy with a dash of augmented reality and Google maps navigation for good measure. This isn’t an actual future UI, but how fast would you line up for a Symbian phone if it were?
The Gartner group has predicted, via research, that Android based phones will overtake the iPhone and jump into the number 2 position in popularity in as little as two years.
Currently the iPhone sits in the number 3 slot behind Blackberry and Symbian. Gartner further suggests that RIM, makers of the Blackberry, will lose close to 7% of their market
I love casinos, but I am terrible at gambling. Flashing lights, lots of bars, video games; essentially casinos are just a grown-up version of the boardwalk arcades from my childhood. Of course, my problem is that I don’t understand how to gamble; I just tap screens, pull levers, and pretend I understand how poker works until I run out ofRead more
I recently posted about my love/hate relationship with the Nokia E71x. It’s gotten a bit more contentious lately, due to various and mysterious software issues. Calendar entries that refuse to accept date changes, programs that freeze repeatedly, games that malfunction…it has been frustrating to say the least.
Cue Nokia PC Suite and their backup suite. My first thought was
Since late May, my main phone has been a Nokia E71x. It is my first Symbian phone, but I owned Nokia feature phones before and had good memories of them, so I was quite excited to get to know a smarter, fancier Nokia. I’d read good things about Symbian as well as bad ones. Universally, the hardware was praised, butRead more
It’s inevitable…you’re sitting on your couch, relaxing with your tivo and your xbox…when you realize you need to <gasp> go outside! But what is the weather like? How will you know whether to wear your crocs or your docs? You could get up and go outside, but that takes effort. Luckily for you, Epocware has the excellent utility Handy WeatherRead more
I’ve recently become a convert to the Symbian OS. It has been a lot of fun to learn the ins and outs of a new system, especially one that approaches things like Symbian does. Nokia’s flavor of Symbian feels more phone oriented, with the PDA aspects tacked on as almost an afterthought. While this can be tweaked around a bit,Read more
Rita El Khoury (Dotsisx) of SymbanGuru.com has two of the hottest new Nokia phones, the N86 and the N97. Yesterday she posted a drool-worthy photo layout sure to inspire some hardcore gadget lust. Not only are her photos amazing, but the subject matter was enough to make me regret my decision not to take part in the gadget deal Wayne
There was an interesting blog post circulating the interwebs over the weekend. The author, Tomi Ahonen, posits that the differences between the United States and the international cell markets have influenced what phones find success domestically vs the rest of the world. It’s a very long piece, so take your time…maybe start slow cooking a pot roast. Dinner will beRead more
A while ago, I ranted on a Symbian forum about what a piece of cr disappointment the Nokia N96 was, and how it’d put me off Nokia smartphones forever. Until a recent firmware update, the N96 was slow, buggy and practically unusable. It creaks so much, I’ve actually come to think of the squishy casing as a feature – useRead more
Do you own a Windows Mobile phone? Do you want to watch Hulu and youtube in your browser? Then you should be interested to hear that Skyfire is finally out of beta as of this morning. Now, I will be honest: I’m not a huge fan of Skyfire. Or, at least I wasn’t a fan of the beta. Has itRead 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…
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