Nokia Belle Refresh – After the dust settles

The first impression Belle Refresh left me was a big disappointment. And in some aspects it is. This is supposed to be the last big update for the N8 generation so I was expecting more. And by more I mean more FP2 features. But it didn’t happen. Now that I got over that initial WTF moment it’s time to take a look under the hood to see what are the performance improvements that arrives with this new update. First of all let’s tackle the browser. Updated to version 8.3 the browser brings some subtle but worth noting user interface updates. …

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Six months with the Nokia N8

Six months have passed since the Nokia N8 has been my main phone and now it’s time to take a look back and see how it has serverd me these past months. This post is not only about the N8, it’s also about the evolution of Nokia Store during that period and about what will be coming to the N8 in the near future. The beginnings When I got the N8 back in December 2011 it was equiped with Symbian Anna. The phone was fast and reliable with Anna, but I was eagerly waiting for the announced Belle update that …

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Nokia Lumia 900 Hardware Teardown and Review

Bill Detwiler at TechRepublic disassembled Nokia Lumia 900 to have a peek at it’s hardware. They posted series of photo’s taken while disassambly. Have a look at their full gallery at http://go.nokiatips.in/Hj7ofq  They also compared it with Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 4S and said The Lumia 900 may lack of a dual-core processor and have a lower resolution screen and less storage capacity than the Galaxy Nexus and iPhone 4S, but it’s definitely the best Windows Phone 7 device I’ve tested. And even with its less-than-cutting edge hardware, I found the Lumia’s overall performance on par with the other two phones.   They …

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Nokia Symbian Belle review – Turn the page – #RecapReview #3

Back in January 2011 I did pretty big Symbian^3 review as it was a big step up the evolution ladder for Symbian. Today I want to do the same kind of review to Belle, because it is more of a revolution than an evolution of Symbian. Why am I calling it a revolution? Because Nokia finally got rid of many of the perks that were holding Symbian back. The bottom toolbar can now host 4 buttons instead of the traditional Menu and Back buttons, while Qt apps can have even more. That means the menus got simplified all over the …

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The Nokia N9; “A work of art” says Jesse Oguns – #RecapReview #2

A work of art and a beauty to behold. That is how I will label the Nokia N9. I have had a trial unit courtesy of Nokia Connects for a few days. The unit I have is Blue. Those are the exact words of “The Brand Evangelist”. He is Jesse by name and he is a mobile enthusiast. He has handled quite a number of mobile phones in the past. In this edition of the #RecapReview featuring the Nokia N9, Jesse on his blog simply describes it as a work of art. Here are some of the excerpts from his …

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#KnowYourNokia – Nokia N8

What is #KnowYourNokia ? If you are following us on Twitter @NokiaTips , you maybe aware of our new series of #KnowYourNokia . In case you are unaware, we host interactive #KnowYourNokia session on Twitter at our official twitter qccount @NokiaTips on a particular handset (and maybe on general topics in future) and we share tips, facts and some information about the topic of our #KnowYourNokia. The interesting thing so far has been that our dear followers have more tips to share with us. 🙂 As this session is at particular time, many of you may have missed that session …

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