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Nokia N97 review: a tale of two bloggers dramatic pros & cons

I do appreciate the prompt reply but I’m surprised you were able to muster the faculties required to respond what with your head lodged so deeply inside of Nokia’s Espoo. I see not how you could otherwise defend this OS. Since my last correspondence, six days ago now I’d say, I’ve used the N97 exclusively and heavily as my personal smartphone. Had you not pointed me towards the Nokia Messenger download, though, I would have fed the N97 to my stag after day two — the pre-installed eMail application is absolutely abysmal, unusable even for my moderate needs, and an unforgivable oversight in such a high-end device. Of course, with any new smartphone and particularly one with a new OS (which this is for me) I expected to struggle as I overcame the learning curve. However, I can say with full confidence that what I have had to overcome isn’t learning, it’s the act of willful submission to being shoe-horned into a rigid box called S60 5th. I find that incredibly frustrating given the amount of time Nokia’s had to get this right.

via Nokia N97 review: a tale of two bloggers.

..and the second blogger


I have no idea if this letter will reach you. See, I didn’t know you’d moved to Haterville, and I’m afraid I don’t have your forwarding address. Unfortunately, I suspect that you — just like this letter — might be lost.

Sure, I can understand how S60 5th Edition would be a shock to the system to a seasoned iPhone user; hell, I can even understand how it’d feel like a relic from another era. At the end of the day, though, this might simply come down to a battle of capability versus presentation. When a smartphone or smartphone platform conclusively wins both of those categories, it’s no longer a subjective debate — it’s an old-fashioned ass-whooping. I’ll admit that the iPhone (particularly with the 3G S) and the current crop of Android phones nip at the heels of the N97 and its S60-based contemporaries for raw capability, but S60 still comes out on top — the N97, N86 8MP, and Samsung i8910HD are all shining examples of that in their own ways. Not only can you choose your pick of OLED displays and huge, surprisingly decent camera optics, you can also ride with a stunning array of form factors. Where’s your QWERTY iPhone? Or your ultra-thin 20-key one with HSUPA? It’s the same concept keeping Windows Mobile very much alive right now; it’s an advantage that won’t last forever, but it’s an advantage nonetheless.

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Gadgets: Hologram Projecting Mobile Phone? | newslite.tv

Talking bout mobiles, check this out from Yanko Design.

Watch SUPERMEDOLEME.tv launching june 16th 2009 – http://SUPERMODELME.tv

200x175Ok – the iPhone’s and the rest of the touchscreeen massive are nice and we enjoy that tactile interaction.

But howsabout a holographic interface? Tasty non?

Welcome to the Trou Hologram phone concept.

I’m sure everyone can dig the idea. Just imagine how cool it will be when you turn your mobile around and can see your friend’s avatar, a picture of where you’re supposed to meet or even your sibling’s new pet in total 3D.

OK, so holographic projectors are known to eat up lots of power, so that’s one challenge to overcome for the small projectors on the surface of the display – perhaps Nokia’s new ‘ambient electricity’ technology could help with that?

I’m sure there’s other things that prevent this very cool glimpse into the holographic future of communications from becoming reality but hey – I just thought it would make a change from all the Apple-chat.

courtesy: http://www.newslite.tv/comment/2009/06/gadgets-hologram-projecting-mo.html#more

Watch SUPERMEDOLEME.tv launching june 16th 2009 – http://SUPERMODELME.tv


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Technology and Gadget Predictions for the year 2050!

“Introducing, the new (2050) iPhone, with integrated, hologram, voice call.”

Can you imagine this by 2050, or perhaps sooner? For many of us who watched the “Obama/McCain,” US election on CNN, we might of noticed a hologram of a female reporter. However, this used a few cameras on a 360 degree axis, and one very large “green screen,” to create the illusion. Nevertheless, it has created some media in the process, and now questions remain…when will we see, and use holograms?

George Lucas might be smug as he created the same techniques on Star Wars!

via Technology and Gadget Predictions for the year 2050!.


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Unboxing the NoTouch™ NT2500 Mobile Hard Drive » The Young Businessman

The Young Business shows off his New NoTouch NT2500 Mobile Hard Drive…see his thoughts on the launch event at Geek Terminal – link below – Thanks TYB

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Unboxing the NoTouch™ NT2500 Mobile Hard Drive » The Young Businessman

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Revisited 2008: Singapore’s IT Show attracts 725,000 visitors and they SPENT – $53 MILLION – itsReal

Last years heading:  Singapore’s IT Show attracts 718,000 visitors and they SPENT – $48 MILLION – itSreal – WOW

This year per person the spend was appox $73.10 per person – no wonder there is no cover charge to go to the IT Show in Singapore and that there are 8087 technology related jobs on offer in Singapore right now.

This year I got to see my mate Melvin Koh on prime time TV – as well as hearing that the show had gone GREEN – can u imagine the paper needed to sustain 725,000 eager consumers, looking for computer, printers, phones and memory cards ?

Today’s mypaper picked up that in the 45 minutes they were stationed at city hall – no one was checked – when carrying their IT Show Singapore goodies home – so homeland Security for the first time came into the hugely successful IT SHOW in Singapore.

All that aside – well done to the organisers and see you next year !

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Apple’s Piping Hot Innovation for the iPhone & handheld wireless devices – itsReal

Apple (nasdaq: AAPL news people ) Chief Executive Steve Jobs wants to patent a process that will save customers the hassle of waiting to order a cup of coffee at a local Starbucks (nasdaq: SBUX news people ) or a fresh burger at the nearest fast food restaurant. Even better: The technology would let you jump the line of those ordering in person


The patent puts Apple’s partnership with Starbucks in a new light. The technology promises to morph Apple from the business of simply selling gadgets and music and movies that can be played on those devices into an intermediary in all kinds of exchanges.

Read more at Forbes

APLINK still wants an iPhone for Christmas – maybe next year !

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Google’s Android Launches $10M Developer Contest – itsReal

In the year 2525…

With the release of its SDK yesterday, Android, Google’s new open source mobile operating system, has announced a developer challenge with $10 million in awards.

The 50 most promising mobile apps built for the platform will each receive $25,000 award to fund further development. Those selected will then be eligible for even greater recognition via ten $275,000 awards and ten $100,000 awards.

The Android open source OS represents Google’s virgin foray into the mobile sector. Mere hours after the release of its SDK, it became “one of the most downloaded items ever” on the Google developer site, according to Barry Schnitt of Google.

Source: MarketingVOX


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