Ewan Spence

Ewan has been working in the smartphone market long before they were even called smartphones. Covering the early Psion, Palm and Windows Pocket PC machines first in Technical Support, then as a developer and publisher, and finally as a reporter he has been one of the more outspoken and long serving members of the All About family. When not working on the All About sites, Ewan produces a .

You can contact him at ewanspence@gmail.com or follow him on Twitter at the admirably short @ewan or on Google+.

Recent Content by Ewan

Nokia take on the New York MTA with NFC

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Tucked away in the press releases from Nokia World was a small note that Nokia would be working with the New York Metropolitan Transport Authority (MTA). Given that the MTA announced this trial without mentioning the hardware partner earlier in the year, it's great to see Nokia has picked up a high visibility hardware trial (at least in business circles) in America.

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Preview the Lumia 800 on your Symbian device

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Here's an interesting one that's going to raise some eyebrows - it's an interactive multimedia preview of the Lumia 800, so you can get a tiny taster of the Metro UI on your Symbian device. While a number of die-hard Symbian fans are going to be very upset at the slightest hint of a possibility of a transition, it's another smart move from the marketing teams working on the Lumia launch.

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AAS Insight Special: Nokia World 2011 #1

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In this Insight Special, the team descend on the ExCeL center to talk about Nokia World. With comments, thoughts, and news from Rafe, Ewan, Steve, and David, along with guest commentary from around the smartphone world, it's a detailed snapshot of the impact of the news from Nokia.

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Latest beta for Nokia Maps includes public transport and augmented reality options

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Alongside the main Nokia World announcements, Nokia Beta Labs has announced an update to Nokia Maps, introducing the concept of Nokia Maps Suite (version 2.00, in fact), with four big new features; Pulse, Places, Live View and Public Transport. As always for beta software, you'll need to head over to the Beta Labs, and be aware it might not be consumer ready in terms of stability, but all your feedback will be appreciated.

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A Monster headphone experience from the Nokia Purity range

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Nokia announced a new hardware partnership with Monster on the stage of Nokia World today. Known for high-performance audio (in the same way that Carl Zeiss are known for high performance lenses), the relationship promises to be both long-term and exclusive with Nokia. The first collaborative product is the Purity range of HD stereo headsets.

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Nokia's Luna brings a new form factor to Bluetooth headsets

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Alongside the Nokia 603, the Luna Bluetooth Headset has also been announced. A playful looking in-ear headset, it comes in five colours as well as being NFC enabled. In practice this makes pairing practical - just tap one of Nokia's NFC handsets to the base and you'll be paired up. Other more traditional methods of scanning the area and pairing are naturally available as the headset conforms to the 2.12 Bluetooth specification. Answering calls is a simple matter of popping the headset out the holder and into your ear.

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Review: JetEx

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One of the great joys in life is getting to the end of the Kevin Costner film The Postman. The post-apocalyptic film is a rather long one, and while it has some great ideas, the idea of rebuilding an entire society and country because the post will always be delivered is one of the most stunning concepts to be made into an "action" film ever. I get the feeling that the arcade game JetEx has enough momentum to fall into that same bucket. You get to the end of the level and you will feel you've accomplished something. And there are 101 levels to get that feeling.

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