In All About Symbian Insight number 223, Steve and Rafe round up the news from the Symbian world in the last 10 days. We cover the release of Belle Refresh for the E6, the competition of Digia's acquisition of Qt, Nokia Suite (beta) updates, an update for the mighty Gravity app, and more. We also discuss the Nokia N97 and Qt, before concluding with a chat about upgrade options for current Symbian device owners, in the light of the latest industry developments.
AAS Insight #244: A changing world
In All About Symbian Insight number 223, Steve, Rafe and David start with a discussion about the recently released Belle Refresh, which leads to some commentary on the upcoming Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2. We also talk about the arrival of PureView on Windows Phone, and compare it to the Symbian implementation. Other topics in the podcast include the release of Microsoft Apps Suite 2.1 and an update for Opera Mini.
In All About Symbian Insight number 222, Steve, Rafe and David round up a number of news stories including updates to Nokia Store, Nokia Public Transport, and CuteTube, the announcement of the In-Positioning Alliance, and comments on the HH-23 tripod adapter. We also look back on our reviews of Saving Private Sheep, a custom X6 firmware, and Proporta's TurboCharger Pocket Power.
In All About Symbian Insight number 221, Steve, Rafe and David open with a news round up covering a number of apps and services including Groupon, Nimbuzz, BBC iPlayer, Nokia Software Updater for Mac, and CoverUp. In the second half of the podcast Rafe and David discuss, in more detail, the acquisition of Qt by Digia from Nokia, and the sale of 500 patents by Nokia to Vringo.
In All About Symbian Insight number 220, Steve, Rafe and David open with a brief discussion on the number of new and updated apps being released for Symbian. Steve shares his concluding thoughts (for now) on the Nokia 808 PureView and talks about smartphone platform life cycles. We also cover Nokia Q2 2012 results, which leads the team to a general discussion on the future direction of smartphone platforms.
In All About Symbian Insight number 219, Rafe and Steve continue our Nokia 808 PureView coverage. Steve recaps his continuing review and talks about the device's multimedia capabilities. Rafe and Steve talk web and conclude that, for any Symbian users, there's a lot to recommend the 808 besides the much heralded camera module. Rafe talks about the evolution of Situations, a spin-off from Nokia Beta Labs, and there's also a brief mention for our new user stories series.
In All About Symbian Insight number 218, we continue our Nokia 808 PureView coverage. Steve summarises the first four parts of his review coverage, with a focus on camera performance. Rafe and Steve talk about the relative merits of the 808 when compared to the Nokia N8. In the latter part of the podcast David reports on WebDAV client Davi, the related Otixo service and the arrival of Office Mobile for the Nokia E6.
In All About Symbian Insight number 217, we discuss the Nokia 808 PureView. Steve summarises his plans for review coverage and share his initial thoughts on Nokia's imaging flagship. Rafe and Steve talk about the type of people who are going to buy the 808 and what are the realistic expectations for future software updates and new app releases. In the latter part of the podcast David reports on the arrival of Office Mobile for the N8 and shares his thoughts on the game Carcassonne.
The retail Nokia 808 PureView is now at AAS Towers and I've been poring over it like a kid at Christmas. It arrived in a special 'journalist' edition bag, and in this image gallery I include some of these elements. The bulk is of the 808 though, with comments on screen quality, battery and fit and finish, including in the official hard case. Our full eight part review of the 808 will commence early next week.
In All About Symbian Insight number 216, we open by rounding up a number of 808 PureView stories from the site, discussing a range of sample images and camera comparisons. Rafe covers last week's news from Nokia (strategy changes, job losses and revised financial outlook), David discusses his N8 repair job and his review of Tweetian, and Steve summarises his thoughts on the Extra Buttons app. We finish with a speculative "what if" discussion about Nokia's strategy, focusing on the events of February 11th 2011.