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.
AAS Insight #246: AppList and three years on
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.
In All About Symbian Insight number 215, we open with the news that the much anticipated Nokia 808 PureView is starting to arrive in shops (in select markets). Rafe touches on Quickoffice's acquisition by Google, before the team round up some recent app releases and updates: Opera Mini version 7, Vimeo, Notekeeper (Evernote) and SkyFiles (SkyDrive). We finish with a summary of our recent review of Nokia Belle FP1 on the Nokia 701.
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.
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.