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!
AAWP Insight #200: Steve Litchfield - Origins part 1
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.
In this gallery we look at the Nokia 808 PureView, which was announced last week at Mobile World Congress. With its 41 megapixel sensor, precision Carl Zeiss optics, and advanced software algorithms it represents a new benchmark in mobile phone imaging. It runs Nokia Belle (Feature Pack 1) on Symbian OS.
In a special joint All About Symbian and All About Windows Phone 'Insight' podcast, we look forward to Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012. We discuss what the show is all about, speculate on possible Symbian and Windows Phone-related announcements and debate what the key stories from Barcelona will be this year. You'll be able to follow our live MWC coverage on both sites and on Twitter (@aas and @AA_WP).
In All About Symbian Insight number 203, we share our thoughts on the Nokia Belle software upgrade after a week of use. Steve offers some solutions for common Belle upgrade problems, David compares the Java version of the game TinTin to the Symbian version, Rafe talks about what's new in the latest beta release of the Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 and the team share some concluding thoughts on the Nokia 500.