Posts tagged with: Symbian
  • by | August 14, 2013 4:51 PM

    Shortly after meeting him in person for the first time at IFA 2012, I sat in a Berlin bar with Managing Editor Anton D. Nagy and we talked about our hopes for the future of smartphones. He'd just given me a gander at his prize Nokia 808 PureView, and despite its bulk and its dated software platform, I wanted it. More precisely: I wanted a Windows Phone version of it. Fast forward to MWC 2013. Anton and I were again sharing a couple end-of-the-day drinks, this time in a hotel room in Barcelona, and talking about our expectations for that show on a special-edition episode of the Pocketnow ...

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  • by | August 7, 2013 7:02 AM

    The competition for the dominating service of cross-platform messaging has lasted for a while, and with BlackBerry working hard on bringing BBM to Android and iOS, it was only a matter of time before the existing incumbent did something about it. Whatsapp has proven to be one of the best options that we all have to communicate with just about any smartphone platform in the market, and they've got more up their sleeve. The company has now officially confirmed that they've reached a staggering 300 million users, which shows a growth of as much as 50 million in just six weeks. To celebrate, ...

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  • by | June 21, 2013 3:52 AM

    If the Nokia 808 PureView was considered by many to be a camera with a phone, we are now then right in calling the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom a phone with a camera. ...or vice versa. Anyways, both of these phones are built with different concepts and principles in mind. The PureView achieves lossless zoom by cropping towards the sensors 1:1 ratio, while the Galaxy S4 zoom simply extends its optical lenses so that you can achieve 10x optical zoom for your images. Let's see how the two stack up against each other!

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  • by | June 12, 2013 12:22 AM

    Symbian phones will be no longer shipped by Nokia starting this summer, according to a recent report. The Nokia 808 PureView was the last new Symbian-phone manufactured, running the platform which was renamed to Nokia (Belle). Ever since the 808, the company has been shipping Symbian phones to markets where the platform was still relevant. However, it quickly lost market share and is now on the edge of extinction. With this final stab, the platform and its phones will be completely abandoned. Nokia is now focusing entirely on Windows Phone for its smartphones. Its success will depend on ...

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  • by | May 4, 2013 4:21 AM

    Apple increases lead over Samsung in the U.S., according to the latest numbers from comScore, referring to the quarter ending March 2013. We've recently seen a visualization of Apple and Samsung growth over time but as far as these two main competitors are concerned, in America, the iPhone-maker is still holding its number-one spot. Apple grew from 36.3% last December to 39% at the end of March 2013, as far as the share of total smartphone subscribers is concerned. Samsung has also seen a growth, slight though, from 21% to 21.7%, meaning Apple has managed to distance itself compared to its ...

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  • by | January 24, 2013 12:55 PM

    Back before Nokia's 808 PureView launched with its utterly fantastic imaging capabilities, before we even knew its final name, we had heard rumors that the handset would be the last in a long line of Symbian smartphones. Nokia had already made it clear that Windows Phone was the future, but rather than slamming the door on Symbian outright, it planned for a more gradual shift in focus over to Microsoft's platform. Since then, we've seen the company continue to release software updates for Symbian devices, helping to reassure long-term fans of the OS that they wouldn't be forgotten, but ...

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  • by | January 6, 2013 2:43 AM

    While our own Nokia 808 PureView has not received the latest over-the-air refresh yet, there are several reports circulating over the past couple of days of an update being pushed out to the phone. Those who reportedly received it are talking about a rather fat download, of about 420MB, applied from the computer. While the OTA update could weigh less, the refresh itself should bump the software version of Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 from 113.010.1507 to 113.010.1508, a tiny little version-increase. While new features have not been sighted, the refresh should definitely bring some ...

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  • by | August 20, 2012 1:55 AM

    I don't know about you but for me, even after so many years of covering phones and tablets, a new device feels like Christmas, whether it is one I receive for review, one I purchase for myself, or one I happen to help someone else unbox and setup. Phone or tablet, regardless of make and model, platform or form factor, we all have our habits whenever we get a new gadget. My routine (whenever not doing a review) is: quick and dirty unboxing, fully charging it, go through the setup process, go through all of the elements in Settings and customizing according to my needs. So far so good. The ...

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  • by | August 13, 2012 2:29 AM

    It's bragging time again! After we've seen your home and lock screens, we now want to see the best picture you've ever taken with your phone or tablet. Whether your phone is the Apple iPhone 4S, Samsung Galaxy S III, HTC One X, Nokia 808 PureView, and any other or your tablet is the Apple iPad, Iconia Tab, Transformer, and any one of the rest, the best camera is always the one that's with you, when you need it. Turning moments into memories, freezing a landscape or just shooting for fun, with today's gadgets there's rarely the need for you to take an additional camera with you all the ...

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  • by | August 11, 2012 1:55 AM

    Nobody knows exactly when the Apple vs. Samsung courtroom drama will ever stop (if) and what will the outcome be. According to some court documents the Cupertino-based company has asked Samsung, back in October of 2010, for royalty fees also saying they "would have preferred that Samsung request a license in advance". A total amount of $30 was requested for any touch-screen-enabled phone, let it be Windows Phone, Android of another platform (Bada, Symbian, etc.) and $40 for each tablet -- amount which would decrease to $30 over two years. There were also some discounts planned: phones ...

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  • by | August 6, 2012 2:27 AM

    Depending on the operating system you use you might be able to tweak the lock screen of your phone in order to suit your needs. Aside from typical notifications for missed calls, text, e-mails, calendar appointments and such, some platforms (or skins running on top of it, if available) allow you to add all sorts of widgets to keep you informed at a single glance. Other operating systems barely allow you to change the wallpaper so this is pretty much the only thing which can make your phone stand out from the rest. We've recently seen all the great home screen layouts you're using and now ...

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  • by | July 30, 2012 4:33 AM

    Wallpapers (live or static), widgets, tiles, and icons. Whether your platform of choice is Android, iOS, Windows Phone, or another one, alive or abandoned, we all strive to find that perfect combination of looks and functionality. Seeing as much information as possible (necessary) at a single glance is the most important thing for some, while others prefer a mild, pleasant look and feel of their home screen so that they can show that visual appeal off. Show us your home screen! Regardless of your platform powering your phone (or tablet, for that matter), snap a screenshot and post it ...

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  • by | July 24, 2012 8:02 AM

    The Nokia 808 PureView -- winner of the GSMA Global Mobile Awards 2012 and 2012 TIPA Award for Best Imaging Innovation -- shocked everyone at this year's Mobile World Congress with its 41-megapixel camera sensor. Many understood the PureView Technology from the very beginning while others were simply considering it overkill. Nokia wanted to come up with a worthy successor to the Nokia N8, former King of Camera-phones, and the Finnish company believed that the 808 PureView would be just that. However, straight from the beginning, the 808 PureView raised eyebrows because of the platform used ...

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  • by | July 20, 2012 10:51 AM

    From ultramodern trailblazer in the late '90s, to common communicator in the mid-'00s, to symbol of the marginalized "dumbphone" today, flip and clamshell phones have undergone quite the status shift over the last two decades. I've talked before about how awesome the flip form factor was and how much I miss it, and it turns out I'm not alone. Lots of commenters showed up at the end of that piece to share their fondness for the clamshell phones of old, and recently editor-in-chief Brandon Miniman suggested we take a quick look at some of the most well-known, and some of the more obscure, ...

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  • by | July 17, 2012 4:14 AM

    After seeing just what the PureView Technology is in reality and how it works, we compared the image and video capturing capabilities of the Nokia 808 PureView with some hot phones on the market right now. As described in the PureView Technology piece, one of its main features is lossless zoom. We have a couple of images for you to check out; the captions on each image will describe the mode used to shoot, but of course, you need to check out the full resolution versions by clicking them open. Note: You may want to scroll to the bottom of this post to check out the focus and zoom demo ...

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