Category: Devices

  • Nokia N97 vs the iPhone 3Gs and a few other thoughts

    The N97 really seems to have had a rocky reception in the USA in particular. I just read a particularly vitriolic review in Gizmodo where Matt Buchanan declared that the N97’s UI is a “crappy half-assed UI, it’s a steaming pile of suck on a slab of garbage toast”. This was fairly typical of the […]

  • A few thoughts about the Nokia E75

    I had an opportunity to use the Nokia E75 a couple weeks ago. It has taken me a while to sit down and let you know what I think about the E75. I prepared a short video review which I have embedded below. I apologise for the terrible audio volume, I seem to have had […]

  • Don't buy a Nokia E71! The E72 is on its way and it is even better

    You’ve heard about the amazing Nokia E71 and you may be thinking about getting one for yourself. It is a terrific phone, for sure, but it has just been superseded by the new Nokia E72 which is even better (all existing E71 owners … I feel your pain). The E72 boasts a number of improvements […]

  • I love the new iPhone 3G S

    Oh boy, I dig the new iPhone 3G S! This is what the iPhone should have been last year and possibly even when it first launched. I think Apple has actually produced an iPhone I could see myself owning, happily. I have been excited when Apple launched its previous two iPhone models and was disappointed […]

  • Awesome new Nokia N97 videos

    I just watched this new ad and it is brilliant. Watch for the variation of the welcome screen at the beginning of the video – love it! (via @LeoMckay) Update: I just came across these two videos which are pretty cool too. The one focuses on the N97’s Facebook application functionality and the other on […]

  • How your Nokia N97 is built and prepared to ship to you

    I just noticed this video showing how your Nokia N97 is assembled and prepared to be shipped to you. This is a rare look at Nokia’s assembly line and worth watching. I linked to this video from the Nokia Conversations blog which posted this background to the video: Carita, from the Nokia Conversations team, was […]

  • Search for N: and the winners are …

    Ok, the Search for N competition has now closed and we are just tallying all the entries have our winners! The response has been phenomenal. Here are some stats about the entries: I received 28 entries at 13:00 (SA time) alone; about 32 entries in the next 60 seconds; and about 12 entries in the […]

  • I found N: first impressions of a Nokia N97

    I received a pre-release Nokia N97 from Nokia SA yesterday to take a look at and test for a couple weeks. The version I received is not the same version that will be shipped but it is probably pretty close. In a sense this is a release candidate so there is still a chance the […]