In All About Symbian Insight number 213, we start with by talking about mobile lenses and the Nokia 808 PureView, following Rafe's recent visit to Carl Zeiss' headquarters in southern Germany. David then shares details of a change of format for Nokia World; and Steve reports on a new version of Nokia Store and 3 new, Symbian powered, Vertu phones. We finish with a discussion of Steve's recent editorial on 5 things Nokia did wrong in the smartphone world.
AAS Insight #243: Nokia Store and January 1st
In All About Symbian Insight number 213, we start with the news of a fix for Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 installation and details of latest beta of Nokia Transport. Rafe and Steve discuss mobile web versus client apps, prompted by recent updates to Twitter and YouTube's mobile website; and David talk about his experience with the DC-16 charger. In the second half of the podcast, we revisit Steve's feature on the top 10 most beautiful Symbian smartphones, before moving on to talk about the upgrade options for Nokia N8 owners.
In All About Symbian Insight number 212, we start with news of a small software update (quality improvement) for all Nokia Belle devices, Steve talks Nokia 808 PureView availability and David shares details of a new Dropbox client application. In the second half of the podcast, we discuss smartphone screen size, which leads to some musings on the definition of a smartphone and the screen-keyboard trade off on QWERTY devices.
In All About Symbian Insight number 211, we start with a brief discussion of Nokia's Q1 2012 results, which leads, eventually to a discussion about the value of second hand smartphones. This weeks news round-up touches on Opera Mobile and Mini updates, a review of Avatar, details of an update to Nokia's Weather widget, the pivot of Pixelpipe to Pi.pe. We finish with an admission from Steve that he has customised his phone with a most unsuitable theme!
In All About Symbian Insight number 210, we open with the news of the firmware update that upgrades the the Nokia 701, 700 and 603 to Nokia Belle Feature 1. Our second major talking point is the release of Office Suite (Microsoft Apps 2.0) for (most) Nokia Belle devices. In the last part of the podcast we discuss Nokia's lowered financial outlook for Q1 and Q2 2012, which leads to a more general discussion of the future for Symbian device users.
In All About Symbian Insight number 209, we look at a barrage of software updates (E6/CuteTube/Nokia Suite), before discussing cloud sync in general and SugarSync in particular. We finish with mention of my 'Curated' software list and a look at the Nokia 701 in passing and NFC in particular - what is it really being used for?
In All About Symbian Insight number 208, we open with news of a Nokia Store client update (beta), before moving on to chat about phone disassembly and repair, prompted by some recently uploaded videos. In the middle part of the podcast we turn our attention to energy, talking about the E6 going round the world on a single charge and the impact of ad-supported apps on battery life. There's also time for a recap of Steve's latest E7 article and quick mentions for Word Tiles and Nokia Internet Radio.
In All About Symbian Insight number 207, we open with news of a Nokia E6 update that fixes the SMS counter bug, details of the latest Nokia Store client update and a pointer to a new eBook reader app. In the main part of the podcast Steve and Rafe talk about the merits of the Jawbone Jambox and Nokia Play 360 Bluetooth speakers, David shares his experience with microSIM adaptor and the whole team discuss the ranking of Steve's some what contentious top 10 Symbian QWERTY smartphones article.
In All About Symbian Insight number 206, we round-up many of the latest Symbian related news stories. Steve talks about the availability of Weather widgets (for Belle), David details the updates available in Opera 12 and Rafe shares his thoughts on Nokia's 2011 20-F filing. We also cover the closure of Share on Ovi, the latest set of Nokia Store numbers and Steve's N8 zooming notes.
In All About Symbian Insight number 205, we discuss the Symbian-related news from Mobile World Congress. The star of the show is, of course, the Nokia 808 PureView. We talk about the sensor, optics and software algorithms that make up the PureView camera technology, we also cover Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1, Rich Recording and NFC demos.