See this man? His name is Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia. He has a problem-- A big problem. As of now, Nokia has lost its dominance in smartphones world wide to Android. Symbian is a throwback OS and it looks like it. Nokia has no presence in the U.S., where the hottest Mobile OS lives. [...]
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Who needs traditional video cameras these days when you can create a whole movie or music video with your smartphone? We've seen movies shot with iPhones and now here's what claims to be the first video shot entirely with Nokia's new N8 smartphone. Filmed by Kyle Roberts, this is a fun little song from independent [...]
The ila SPORT is a pedometer, milometer and personal safety alarm in one. Now that it's dark when we get up in the AM and it gets dark earlier in the evenings, runners, joggers and dog walkers might appreciate this small device which includes a calorie counter, pedometer, distance traveled, clock and backlight plus 130Db [...]
Chances are you have had at least one Nokia phone in your life if you were born sometime before 1990. Fast forward to today, it's probably a Samsung, Motorola, HTC, RIM or Apple (smartphone). Even if it is from some other brand, I can bet that it is not a Nokia. Why? What happened? Nokia dominates [...]
The iCarpus is a handy stand that can be used with almost any smartphone sized device like the iPhone 4, Droid X, etc. It stores flat and then easily accommodates a device with or without a case. It has non-slip edges that provide protection to the device and the surface it sits on. It's available [...]
The Primo Battery Cube from Phonesuit is a cube shaped rechargeable battery pack for Android and Blackberry SmartPhones. Actually, it should work with any mini or micro USB enabled device. It's very compact at 1.5 inches in length and width, but provides 1000mAh battery capacity. It also features a 4 point red LED display that [...]
I saw on Engadget ( Who sourced the link from Electronista ) that Symbain^4 screen shots have been released for the first time, allowing us a glimpse at where this OS is headed. I checked out Electronista's article and after seeing the screen shots I was checking to make sure this is a recent story. [...]
PCMag.com has compiled a great list of the top 100 free apps for your phone. They have individual lists for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Mobile, WebOS and Symbian. Each list contains a screenshot and a short blurb about the app. These lists will come in very handy for a new smartphone user or anyone [...]
F-Secure offers Anti-Theft for Mobile to protect your contacts and personal files should your Symbian OS, Windows Mobile, or Android phone be lost or stolen. You can send an SMS message to lock your phone and keep it locked until you enter the correct password. You can use the locate feature to receive a message, sent to a [...]
HeroCraft is getting in the holiday spirit by giving away two free games for Windows Mobile and Symbian smartphone owners. The games are Twice and Snow Lines. All you have to do is fill out a form to get the games. Expires on 12/12 so hurry up. The Christmas present from HeroCraft – 2 fun [...]
Columbia River Knive and Tool offer two carbiner sets that have interchangeable hext bits. The Get-A-Way Driver includes four standard flat and Phillips bits and the Get-A-Way Driver Torx set offers four standard Torx sizes, T5, T6, T8 and T10. Both tools have an oxygen bottle wrench on the underside, which makes it useful for [...]
We've been seeing some 'reviews' of this device, but nothing official from Nokia until now. Nokia has now announced the N900 and it will be running the new version of Maemo. That's the operating system the N770/n800/n810 have been using; it's the 'other' operating system for Nokia besides Symbian. On the OS topic, there's been [...]
The Plantronics Discovery 925 Bluetooth headset has been updated to be even skinnier and sexier. The new Plantronics Discovery 975 comes with a convenient rechargeable carrying case that can triple talk time from 5 hours to up to 15 hours while protecting and storing the headset. The new case includes an LCD screen that displays [...]
mWallet by Total Wireless Solutions is a very nifty application. You don't have to use every feature that it offers but if you decide you want to, it's definitely a practical step. It only costs $7.50 for an S60 device and $6.50 for a UIQ device. In its most basic form, this application is great [...]
The Nokia Podcasting application, developed by Nokia comes with the sis file already preloaded onto the memory card of some of the more recent Nokia phones. It’s also free for download from the Nokia website and it’s available for all E or N series phones that have WLAN and is compatible with some others. I’m currently [...]
It's been a week since I started using the Nokia N85 and in that time, I've found a lot to like and some things that left me wanting more. This last part of my series on the Nokia N85 will focus on: Built in applications Week wrap up Although the Nokia N85 is called a [...]
One of my favorite mobile apps is ShoZu. So when Julie asked me to do a piece on a *really* useful mobile app, I didn't have to look too far.
One of the perpetually unresolved debates among web users and observers alike is, "Who among the big three â€“ Yahoo Mail, Windows Live Hotmail and Gmail â€“ has the best email service?"
Last week, I discovered that two of the most frequently asked questions we receive are "How can I stay in touch with my IM buddies on my mobile phone?" and "How can I make VoIP calls from my mobile phone?"
So, earlier in the week, fresh from a vacation break, I set out in my quest for the perfect IM client & the perfect VoIP client for mobile phones. I found the solution to *both* the problems in fring.
Released in November of last year, the latest offering of Opera Mini, version 4, hasnâ€™t really sent shockwaves through the World of cell phones. Whilst the iPhone browser (which I think is very annoying!) has been hailed as a revolutionary success, Mini has taken the sidelines slightly, but as I have learned, this isnâ€™t really a position it deserves.