Nokia 6600i Slide Promises Affordable Stylishness

August 13, 2009 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Cellphones

Nokia 6600i Slide Promises Affordable Stylishness

At below $300 unlocked, the Nokia 6600i Slide seems to be the manufacturer’s to offer stylishness for the budget-conscious consumer (or at least in the case of the US, buyers who are willing to spend a bit more on unlocked phones, but not too much).
The quad-band sliding phone features a washed metal finish, 3G capability, a sliding form factor, and a 5 megapixel camera. It comes in black and silver. The use of S40 limits the phone’s potential somewhat, but probably won’t drain the 1000mAh battery too quickly. Bundled extras like a 1GB microSD card, and the Nokia stereo headset … [Read More]

An App Desperately Needed for S60

An App Desperately Needed for S60

Dear Nokia,
I like your phones, and I’m happy with the S60 platform. Really, I am. It’s just that when I see iPhone users enjoy a pretty functional Wordpress client, I feel a bit sad. I know Symbian and S60 can do much better than that.
I love Wordpress. I use Wordpress to blog for this site, I use Wordpress to blog for my other tech site, and I used to use Wordpress for my personal blog. I probably will when I restart that.
I’ve tried Scribe and Wordmobi, both publicized as Wordpress clients for the S60, and I appreciate the hard work … [Read More]

Motorola Pinning Hopes on Google Android OS

November 4, 2008 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Cellphones

Motorola Pinning Hopes on Google Android OS

Motorola’s newer models have really not caught any significant attention, which is probably why agents of the company decided to spam this blog. Looks like the manufacturer’s higher-ups have started to pin hopes on the Android OS, seeking to ride on a potentially “strong developer community and application ecosystem”.
That’s just part of a three-fold plan:

Android will be the major platform for Motorola phones. Goodbye Symbian!
The P2K platform will power low-end models.
Production of Windows Mobile devices may be outsourced.

Nokia should watch what happens closely. If Motorola’s Android gambit proves successful, it may push other developers relying on Symbian (LG for one) … [Read More]

Going Open Source Works to Nokia’s Advantage

June 28, 2008 by Rico Mossesgeld  
Filed under Cellphones

Going Open Source Works to Nokia’s Advantage

Internetnews.com reports on Nokia’s bid to buy out all of Symbian (spending $410 Million in the process) and offer “a new, royalty-free mobile software platform.”

This obviously works to Nokia’s advantage. As the top dog in the smartphone world, Nokia would like to make it harder for new players to profitably compete in the market. At least, that’s what the article implies.


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