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A Marvel or a Compromise? The Nokia E7

September 12, 2011

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Nokia is one of the few companies in the mordern smartphone industry that had always offered a wide portfolio that targets many different types of consumers. Contrast with Apple, with the only models available from Cupernito at any given stage being the current iPhone model and the previous generation at a lower price point. The […]

Things I Love About My Mobile: Part 1 – The Perfect Frequency

September 7, 2011

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As you might have gathered from the content of this blog, I love all things mobile. I would go so far as to say I could love basically any mobile phone, or at least can find something, even one thing to love about it. And yes this includes a certain ‘iconic’ device that my friends […]

The Tech Bishop’s Guide to Getting the most out of your Symbian Device

August 26, 2011

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Earlier this week, I received an E7 loan unit from the good guys over at Nokia South Africa, which I get to keep for a month (full review to follow). While setting up the device for my needs, it struck me how dogmatic the whole process has become for me. I attribute this primarily to […]

My Five Essential Apps

July 22, 2011

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Confession time: I am a bit of an app addict. I collect them liberally, trying out at least one new app every day I reckon. And with disk space not an issue on my N8, they pile up. My menu is reasonably well organised, with the apps split into folders, so actually finding them is […]

The Great Hardware/Software Divide

July 4, 2011

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After messing about with one of Nokia’s modern day battery champions, the E72 and then enjoying a fruitful day with the awesome camera on my hero phone, the N8, I got thinking into what makes a great smartphone, specifically for me. Now of course everyone’s mileage will differ and hence their needs will vary, and […]

Reading Later: A Symbian Story

June 30, 2011

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I am a recent convert to Read It Later and must say I can’t imagine getting by without it. Since I spend the majority of my time interaction with the web/cloud on my phone, with every new desktop service I discover, I go searching for a mobile app. As a Symbian user though, I was not […]

Revisiting Contextual Awareness

March 27, 2011

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Contextual awareness, making the smartphone even smarter by adding a rudimentary level of intuition, is for me the most exciting direction that mobile is taking. Loaded in smartphones are all sorts of of bit’s of technology that act as sensors to the outside world, and an increasing. Something like the age old GSM radio and […]

Kasvopus: an alternative and fast developing Facebook client for Symbian

March 23, 2011

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Kasvo – face, opus – book, and put it together… It is as simple as that. What this young beta application from developer Tommi Laukannen represents is the possibility of an excellent, lightweight and feature rich Facebook client to replace the immensely flawed Social app on the Symbian^3 devices. I would need an entire post […]

Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11 – a stellar duet

March 23, 2011

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Opera software has launched the next generation of its mobile browser solutions, Opera Mini 6 and Opera Mobile 11. As you might already know, I am a big fan of Opera’s browsers. I use Opera Mini for my day-to-day browsing, Opera Mobile is set as the default browser for those moments when I’m no constrained […]

On the Symbian UI paradigm: a layman’s perspective

February 9, 2011

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It has been interesting to note that after the roll-out of the PR 1.1 update for the current batch of Symbian^3 devices, a lot of people are disappointed and were expecting much much more. The big thing is the browser no getting a major overall, and a general lack of UI enhancements. Perhaps many were expecting […]