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Thoughts on the Nokia / Microsoft deal

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I’ve been pretty critical about Nokia’s software over the past few years. In my opinion their last decent smartphone was the N95 an since then they did not release anything decent on the market – mostly because of their slowness to move to a touch-based HMI and the 20th century look of the Symbian UI.Likewise, Windows mobile has been causing pain to their users for too long a time. Never found anyone happy with their Windows Mobile 6 phones… While Windows Phone 7 may be engaging, Microsoft is still missing…read more

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Live mobile application on a big screen

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When you try to demo a mobile application to a large audience, this can really end up as a nightmare. When I started working in the Mobile Industry in 2004, the only good option back in the days was to use a camera hooked on top of your mobile along with an adequate lighting set to be able to capture a good view of the mobile and of you hitting the keys. The solutions was a bit bulky to transport though and far from being satisfactory. Since I’m having those…read more

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Nokia Maemo

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Nokia is a key player on the mobile industry, and yet when I look at its latest phones I still feel I’m holding a 2003 Nokia 6600. Even the icons on the menu look like they have been designed by a pixel artist with 16 colors. Let’s face it Symbian aged badly and while it has become an efficient factory to give a powerful OS at a very low cost, it’s no match for the new generation of Android or iPhone or even Blackberry OSes. Thus Maemo ! Nokia recently…read more

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Nokia’s own Mobile Complexity

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Just saw this web page on Nokia’s own N-Gage site which gave ma good 5 minutes laugh. As you can say even Nokia has trouble supporting his own devices … And the fact that an end-user is going to check his firmware version to see if he can use N-Gage is just a lot of fun to consider. By the way I’ve tried using N-Gage for years and never got my mobile to let me create a username and connect to the service…

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