joi, 24 ianuarie 2008

Nokia Q4 2007 results

Nokia has made its results for the final quarter of last year public. Compared to 2006, not as many phones were sold, but income has increased and profit went up by 46%.

miercuri, 23 ianuarie 2008

The N95 accelerometer is all the hype

As you know, the Nokia N95, N95 8GB and a few others have a buil-in accelerometer, which allows to measure it's inclination compared to the three spacial axes. All fine and good, but since Nokia released the API for it back in early fall 2007, applications that make use of it have been booming.
There are some really nice apps out there like RotateMe and more. I found this on Darla Mack's blog

Nokia 7900 Crystal Prism unveiled

Nokia has announced a new addition to the Prism collection, the 7900, which runs on Series 40 platform.
I give it a big thumb's up for the design and built in memory, the screen is also good, but the camera, even though good for a Series 40 device, is still just 2MP.

Press release here.

Nokia Nseries Pc Suite 2.0 update

Nokia Beta Labs have just released an updated version of Nseries PC Suite 2.0. Download it and remember to give the developers feedback.

A clear changelog has yet to be made available at the time of this writing, but I can say the stability has been improved (so far mine's been problem-free as opposed to the flickering screen and freezing I got from the previous release). But keep in mind that this is still in beta, even though it is quite mature.

marți, 22 ianuarie 2008

Two new phones: 2600 classic and 1209

Nokia's first device launch this year is that of two new (and good looking) phones: the Nokia 2600 classic and the Nokia 1209.

While their specs may not be impressive, they have a nice design and seem to be great for people who use their mobile mainly to talk and text.

luni, 21 ianuarie 2008

PyS60 1.4.2 released!

Python 1.4.2 for Nokia's S60 platform has recently been released. Download it here.

While it doesn't add anything spectacular compared to 1.4.1, notable changes are the logs module which allows you to access phone logs, and after scripts are run a summary is displayed containing info about how long the script ran, the number of frames generated etc.

For those of you who wish to find out more about PyS60 and/or start using it to develop mobile phone application, I warmly recommend the great sources of information over at Forum Nokia, the Wiki and the Discussion Boards. Another great source of information is Jürgen Scheible's site.

duminică, 20 ianuarie 2008

Concept phone: The Nokia nWAVE

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Someone named Nikolay Andreev has made an interesting video presenting a very interesting device. Have a look: