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.
AAS Insight #244: A changing world
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.
In All About Symbian Insight number 202, we start with a few notes on the Nokia 500, with Steve and Rafe comparing their first impressions of the device. The major part of the podcast is devoted to the release of Nokia Belle for the N8, C7, C6-01, E7, E6 and X7. We share our experience of the update, discuss some of the initial problems and detail our personal highlights
In All About Symbian Insight number 201 we look forward to the release of Nokia Belle for existing Symbian handsets, with each of the team highlighting an expected benefit. We also discuss Nokia's Q4 results and device shipment numbers. Steve brings news of the addition of 360Cities to Nokia Maps, Rafe talks Social 1.5 and David shares his thoughts on CNN's Symbian application.
After just over four years, we've reached the 200th edition of the AAS Insight Podcast. To celebrate, we look back to the first and hundredth editions of the show, marvelling at the changes that have taken place, but also finding some surprising similarities. Each of the team also chooses their personal favourite Symbian device from the last decade, with the emotional attachment factor being just as important as technical capabilities.
In All About Symbian Insight number 199 we start with a discussion about the recent release of version 1.4 of Nokia Social and the additions and updates it contains. We also discuss, briefly, some of the third party options for accessing Facebook and Twitter. Steve shares news of Sisvel's recent acquisition of around 450 Nokia patents and the team consider the implications. In the last part of the podcast we revisit some of our favourite Symbian^3 devices.
In our first All About Symbian Insight for 2012, number 198, we start with the news that there are now more than 11 million downloads a day from Nokia Store. Steve highlights the QtInfo utility and remarks on the improved experience of installing Qt apps on Symbian devices. The major topic this week is discussion of the availability of Symbian devices in the UK's High Street shops and the decline of Symbian in Western Europe in 2011.
In All About Symbian Insight 197, we start with a detailed discussion of two news items: the announcement of the Nokia 801T in China and the renaming of Symbian Belle to Nokia Belle. Rafe and Steve then ponder battery consumption and cellular connectivity (fast battery drain from low strength 3G signal). We also discuss the graduation of the QML version of the Nokia Store from Nokia's Beta Labs and the recent release of facinate, a third party Facebook client.