Author Archive: Andy Harsent

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Wishful Thinking in a Time of Uncertainty

Wishful Thinking in a Time of Uncertainty

| February 13, 2011 | 28 Replies

I must admit, I’ve been finding myself at a bit of a loss in light of recent announcements. I’ve had a strong interest in mobile devices for well over half of my life now, it occurred to me. It all started with my Psion Series 5, and progressed through to my Nokia N900 where I […]

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Patiently Waiting to be Excited

Patiently Waiting to be Excited

| December 30, 2010 | 13 Replies

After a few months off the grid, I thought it best to offer a short post to show Jay, Andre and the rest of the MNB gang that I’m still around… With my next upgrade coming up in the first few months of 2011, I’ve been pondering my options for my next handset. I’m keen to stick […]

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What if Nokia were to buy Apple?

What if Nokia were to buy Apple?

| August 1, 2010 | Reply

In a world of Nokia that’s waiting for the Nokia N8 (and successors) while competitors continue to innovate and advance, I thought I’d take a rather tongue in cheek look at what might happen with future devices should Nokia as a company merge with some of those competitors. Note this is not meant to be […]

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Opera 10.1 for Maemo (N900)

Opera 10.1 for Maemo (N900)

| July 15, 2010 | 15 Replies

Announced on the Maemo Talk forums here, fans of Opera’s web browser can grab an updated version for Maemo from the extras-testing (or extras-devel for N8x0 users) repository as of today. Here’s a copy and paste of the changes detailed in the forum post: Geolocation support. Javascript JIT support. Fix garbage display after rotation due […]

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Where do we go from here, Nokia?

Where do we go from here, Nokia?

| July 2, 2010 | Reply

With the disappearance of Symbian-Guru and World of Nokia in recent months, I’m sure a few readers of the various Nokia blogs out there are wondering who’s going to drop next. To be honest, I wouldn’t be surprised if a few more do go before too long. Nokia have made announcements that excited everyone, and […]

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Infinite Rotation for the N900

Infinite Rotation for the N900

| June 19, 2010 | 4 Replies

One complaint that many have brought against the Nokia N900 is that it largely lives in a landscape world. This is, according to Nokia, entirely by design. However, with the various updates to the firmware and software over the months, Nokia have added in support for portrait use of various bits and pieces. Out of […]

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Nokia's and Apple's Mobile Histories Side By Side

Nokia's and Apple's Mobile Histories Side By Side

| June 13, 2010 | 14 Replies

Writing the articles about my history with Nokia was apparently quite well-timed with the announcement of the iPhone 4, where Apple yet again announced a load of new features as being brand-new, game-changing aspects of their new device, despite the fact that Nokia have been pushing out countless gadgets with such things for a while. […]

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Memory Lane, Part 2

Memory Lane, Part 2

| June 10, 2010 | 5 Replies

Following on from part 1, as a new addition to Jay’s team here, here’s a look at what the second half of the last decade looked like for me, in terms of Nokia devices and the evolution of their specifications. My upgrade opportunity in 2007 was well-timed for the arrival of the iconic N95. Until […]

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Memory Lane, Part 1

Memory Lane, Part 1

| June 9, 2010 | 12 Replies

If I had to guess, I suggest that very few readers of this blog would expect to come across a low quality image of an old Psion Series 5mx at the top of an article. Of course, we should never forget that Symbian, at the heart of so many modern Nokia devices, has its roots in […]

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