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Forum: Symbian OS News 07-09-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 56
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Posted By ajck
We have to ask what ultimately matters - why are...

We have to ask what ultimately matters - why are we making any comparisons anyway? Well, profits matter if you're an objective investor in Apple or Nokia stocks who's solely interested in the return...
Forum: Series 60 02-09-2010, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 9,234
Posted By ajck
Here's a thought: Nokia's have a light...

Here's a thought:

Nokia's have a light sensor, and a front-facing camera. One or the other can be used to detect when lights are out at bed time for example. How about an app to check the time of...
Forum: Series 60 02-09-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,662
Posted By ajck
As the article says: "While Symbian and Android...

As the article says:
"While Symbian and Android both have their roots in the higher end devices, it's Symbian that makes the more successful transition to the low-end. The design decisions made by...
Forum: Links of Interest 23-07-2010, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,033
Posted By ajck
Folks, Some good testimonies here, thank...

Folks,

Some good testimonies here, thank you. Would be great to put some more together about Qt - have you tried it? What did you like/not like? And especially, how does it compare to...
Forum: Series 80 19-07-2010, 12:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,819
Posted By ajck
It's either the definition of the first commenter...

It's either the definition of the first commenter above, Kazutoyo, in that a smartphone is one that can run 3rd party apps that directly address the OS,

OR there simply is no such thing as a...
Forum: Links of Interest 04-06-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,870
Posted By ajck
Steve/Ewan, Good article, thanks. Speaking...

Steve/Ewan,

Good article, thanks. Speaking of video, your challenge, should you choose to accept it :) is to please do a similar article to this, looking at video players, and specifically the...
Forum: Series 80 14-05-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,887
Posted By ajck
As a long time (21 of the last 26 years) software...

As a long time (21 of the last 26 years) software developer (on all sorts of platforms) and Symbian fan for several years, and part-time mobile industry analyst who's done professional studies of the...
Forum: Links of Interest 13-02-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,774
Posted By ajck
Hmmm...this has been up for more than a day and...

Hmmm...this has been up for more than a day and yet no comments. I don't think almost anyone appreciates how hugely significant this release is.

As it says in the announcement it opens the door to...
Forum: Links of Interest 18-01-2010, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,692
Posted By ajck
Broken link for Mobilyze. Should be:...

Broken link for Mobilyze. Should be: http://blog.symbian.org/2010/01/11/implementing-psychotherapeutic-services-on-the-symbia-platform/
Forum: Series 60 15-01-2010, 02:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 8,722
Posted By ajck
As a professional mobile developer and industry...

As a professional mobile developer and industry analyst I have to correct some of the assertions above.

@stewart01: "Nokia need to realize that can't keep on pushing out phones that are starved of...
Forum: Symbian OS News 03-12-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 125,612
Posted By ajck
@kevwright: Please keep your posts coming, the...

@kevwright: Please keep your posts coming, the lack of logic and consistency, and absence of facts is entertaining and as good as any fairy story ;-)

I particularly like your statement that Nokia...
Forum: Symbian OS News 02-12-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 125,612
Posted By ajck
@snoFlake: I'm mildly amused by your typical...

@snoFlake:

I'm mildly amused by your typical blinkered shareholder pessimism ;-)

> The Stock Market doesn't think much of it
Yes, because the stock market is highly stable and full of people...
Forum: Links of Interest 27-11-2009, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,909
Posted By ajck
I have yet to find a better phone anywhere than...

I have yet to find a better phone anywhere than the N82, and I've used lots of phones, and am a phone software developer.

The UI is a bit laggy, which is slightly annoying, but that's where the...
Forum: Symbian OS News 19-11-2009, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 22,367
Posted By ajck
> What's needed, I contend, is far more draconian...

> What's needed, I contend, is far more draconian control of what makes it into each smartphone application store.


Ah, but you're missing the point. I know you've convinced yourself of your...
Forum: Article and Feature Comments 07-09-2009, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 17,644
Posted By ajck
Can anyone tell me to what extent S60 software...

Can anyone tell me to what extent S60 software that runs on Nokias will run on the Satio? E.g. widgets, ovi maps etc but also 3rd party software such as quake, google maps for s60 and so on?

Is...
Forum: N-Gage Next Generation 30-04-2009, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,913
Posted By ajck
What a pleasure that for once developers have got...

What a pleasure that for once developers have got a clue, and release first on by far the most popular smartphone platform in the world (S60) while making users of a device (iPhone) that commands a...
Forum: Series 60 16-04-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,001
Posted By ajck
I'm going to cross post this story at Forum...

I'm going to cross post this story at Forum Oxford because I think it gives a more rounded view than that currently expressed of solely "Nokia profits down 90%".

I think there's clearly...
Forum: Series 60 15-04-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,887
Posted By ajck
Sorry, I think the last 2 photos still...

Sorry, I think the last 2 photos still demonstrate the obvious, despite clear improvements in the N86 optics, an LED flash of any sort is STILL no match for Xenon. And it won't be. Nokia can sell it...
Forum: Links of Interest 04-02-2009, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,963
Posted By ajck
Great show, I haven't seen one of these before. ...

Great show, I haven't seen one of these before.

I'd have to disagree with you somewhat on the things you say a smartphone (or specifically the N82) is not yet good enough for. For games, a N82 or...
Forum: Links of Interest 28-01-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,482
Posted By ajck
Good article, but bugs should not be in the least...

Good article, but bugs should not be in the least bit surprising, certainly not to anyone working in the mobile industry. It is unarguable that mobiles (smart or not) are already the next generation...
Forum: Links of Interest 16-01-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,351
Posted By ajck
This is why there is a strong business...

This is why there is a strong business opportunity for easier to install and manage apps in the cloud *that are hosted by the user in their own webspace*. Most webhosts offer PHP and MySQL support...
Forum: Links of Interest 13-01-2009, 01:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,587
Posted By ajck
Totally agree with chlettn. Other points; ...

Totally agree with chlettn.

Other points;

Nokia SHOULD NOT go Android. Big mistake. I love Android, it's design and it's potential, but S60 is equally as good in general (and better in some...
Forum: Series 60 25-11-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 7,661
Posted By ajck
Opera Mobile for Symbian is a joke, and the...

Opera Mobile for Symbian is a joke, and the latest version 9.5 has been rumoured for so long, it's now little more than a myth (despite occasional interim status updates)

Mini is where it's at, if...
Forum: Links of Interest 25-11-2008, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,055
Posted By ajck
No contest really, isn't it? Although I am sure...

No contest really, isn't it? Although I am sure firmware will improve the N96's poor results, just the presence of the dual LED flash rather than Xenon reaffirms Nokia's apparent strategy of not...
Forum: Links of Interest 20-11-2008, 02:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,868
Posted By ajck
Nokia have Haptikos coming up in a touch phone...

Nokia have Haptikos coming up in a touch phone early - mid next year. Apparently it's very good indeed, see here: http://www.redferret.net/?p=9533

Sounds like it will blow other force feedback...
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