Nokia launches the N97, N86 8MP and Ovi Store in South Africa

Nokia launched the much anticipated N97 as well as a hot little camera focussed phone, the N86 8MP at a launch hosted at Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg on Thursday, 16 July 2009. It also made a number of announcements about the Ovi Store and a competition launched for local developers. I captured some of…… Continue reading Nokia launches the N97, N86 8MP and Ovi Store in South Africa

Looking under the hood – the Symbian OS

I have been given an opportunity to chat to David Rivas, Nokia’s Vice President Product & Technology Management about the Symbian operating system. There has been quite a lot of talk about how shoddy the series 60 user interface is and it got me wondering about the operating system itself, under the UI, so I…… Continue reading Looking under the hood – the Symbian OS

Everyone's a critic (or "No, I am not a paid blogger")

This week on Twitter was a little like a spicy meal that repeats on you at 2am. Nic Haralambous and Rich Mulholland dredged up what feels like an old criticism about my posts about Nokia and its products (in particular the Nokia N97 which I now own, thanks to Nokia SA – I am one…… Continue reading Everyone's a critic (or "No, I am not a paid blogger")

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…… Continue reading Nokia N97 vs the iPhone 3Gs and a few other thoughts

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 It is a terrific phone, for sure, but it has just been superseded by the new Nokia E72 which is even better (all existing E71 owners … I feel your pain).The E72 boasts a number of improvements over…… Continue reading Don't buy a Nokia E71! The E72 is on its way and it is even better