The Released to Manufacturing status (RTM) of any operating system is the second most important and definitive timepoint in getting devices to market. It would seem that just last night Windows Phone 8 achieved just that status. What this means is that Microsoft halted addition of new features to the OS a number of months […]
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As you already know, my name is Andre and I'm currently a student based in Atlanta. Much like Jay, I pretty much blog here in my free time.
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It’s been a long time since I’ve written anything, much less written anything for public consumption but I felt like last week’s events needed a bit of first person perspective. Last Wednesday evening, (New York time of course), Nokia held a launch party/general access and admissions event for their newly announced Lumia series […]
The IDC recently released their figures for smartphone shipments for Q2 2011 and it’s rather obvious that Nokia has had its lunch eaten without so much as putting up a fight. Apple, formerly the undisputed leader in terms of profits from their smartphone sales moved into the #1 spot with Samsung clinching the #2 spot. […]
I’ll preface this “review” by saying the following. This is NOT final code and there will likely be significant changes and additions to both the aesthetics and performance of the Operating System when the final build is released to OEM’s. Further, the hardware improvement likely to accompany this update, in particular the newer 45nm […]
Just like we did with the original MeeGo handset UI deep dive back in June in last year, we’re back again with an up close and personal look at the user interface and usage paradigm running on the lovely N9. For the curious among us, Nokia have provided an extensive consumer facing page to demo […]
The more astute among you may notice that the “MeeGo” mentioned in the title is placed in quotes. That’s something I’ll get to a little later but first let’s address a few important points from my last editorial. Many of you mentioned that Nokia had a great ecosystem before the deal with Microsoft and that […]
Now a lot of people took offense to my post about MeeGo, with quite a few saying that I was a Microsoft shill, Windows Phone fanboy, hated open source, a goon, know nothing about Open Source and quite a few other things that by and large demonstrated that they completely missed the point. Let me […]
If there’s one thing that Nokia has always played a big role in, it’s promoting the practice of buying unsubsidized devices and paying lower (sometimes much lower) monthly prices to your mobile carrier. In the United States (where I’m based) this practice is practically non-existent not just because it’s not a widely publicised avenue of […]
According to a crudely translated (darn you Google translate) press release by the carrier “3″, Sweden will be getting their hands on the N9 as far away as September 23rd. Here’s to hoping it’s released in its unlocked form and out with other carriers about a month or so prior eh Nokia? And how about […]
After seeing MeeGo, and knowing full well that Windows Phone will eventually occupy the niche that Symbian (especially Symbian^3) inhabits coupled with the fact that S40 is now being given the Qt goodness, one has to wonder what Symbian’s place in the grand scheme of things is. Stephen Elop stated proudly at Nokia Connection that […]
I’d rather not bring this up right after some of us have seen what could easily be one of the most gorgeous and simultaneously functional user interfaces ever seen, but I’m not sure I’ll be getting a MeeGo device or more specifically, this device. Read on to hear why. Unlike Maemo which was the unruly […]
Just a quick poll for the readers out there. Now that you’ve seen the N9 in all its polycarbonate and glass glory, the all important question remains; will you get one!?!
With a ton of hype surrounding the build-up Nokia Connection in Singapore 2011 got underway only a few minutes after the scheduled date. Starting with a view statistics on the significance of the South-East Asia and Pacific region both in terms of population but in terms of market penetration of mobile devices. After this brief […]
We’ve already seen some pretty impressive looking renders/press photos of a device that Nokia may be set to announced or at least tease at Nokia Con tomorrow but the question hanging over this device is why? Now quite a few of our readers are, or at least were in my case, hoping that this would […]
Remember that long running saga between Apple and Nokia, with the latter suing Apple, only to be counter-sued and both companies asking for a cessation of importing of the infringing devices into the USA by appealing to the ITC? Well it seems that the two feuding companies have finally struck a deal involving a lump-sum […]
Well, here’s another name to scratch off the list of executives working for Nokia. It appears that Chief Technology Officer of Nokia since 2010 and a member of CEO Stephen Elop’s Leadership team is taking leave from the company, likely effective immediately. HS.Fi is reporting that he is likely be on leave until the earliest […]
Shock and awe!! Staska over at Unwired View has managed to find out, via two sources I might add, that Nokia World 2011 will be happening this fall in good old London again. Things get a little murky regarding date of course with one source reporting an October event and the other claiming September. This […]
In keeping with his usual blogging tendencies, Tomi Ahonen over at Communities Dominate Brands has written another multi-thousand word post, this time focusing on his analysis of Stephen Elop’s behavior and choices since becoming Nokia CEO late last year. Now in my cursory reading of his post I find myself agreeing with a few of […]
We’ve reported on the Evolve 3 tablet and user interface once or twice before but the company has recently put a price on their ambitious Maestro S tablet. The specs on the Maestro S are as follows: 10.1 inch capacitive display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. 1.5 GHz Intel Oak Trail processor […]
Ahead of his keynote speech at Qualcomm’s Uplinq conference tomorrow evening, Stephen Elop took (is taking) the time out to answer a few questions from Walt Mossberg at their currently ongoing D9 conference. While you can currently follow this liveblog here courtesy of the fine folks at ThisIsMyNext, there were a few choice quotes that […]
This is going to be filed firmly under the rumour section until further notice but the following tweet sparked a bit of interest from me. “One small software company decided last week that they could spent 19 bln USD to buy a part of small phone vendor. Thats it.” – Eldar Murtazin. Now on first […]