Guest writer David Addington brings us a detailed review of one of the landmark texts in the smartphone industry and a superbly detailed history of Symbian itself. Read the review and then grab the (e)book!
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We've all seen the semi-viral videos, where someone (apparently) knocks up a faux-impressionist masterpiece using nothing more than a smartphone touchscreen. It may be that I simply don't have the talent, but I'm a little sceptical, given the sizes of phone screens. Mind you, with software like HandyPaint, reviewed here for S60 5th Edition and UIQ 3, at least the tools are there to get close to the picture in your imagination. HandyPaint is something of a labour of love and it shows - it's not perfect, but is powerful and still improving.
Duck, dive, dodge, weave, never stop firing. That's your classic shoot-em-up mould, but with Platypus, the mould holds plasticine. Ewan finds out more.
Nick Anstee tells his own email story and ends up reviewing an email staple from the Symbian world...
Although he reviews it on the Nokia E90, note that it's also available for every other Symbian OS-based phone.
Following on from Ewan's first four review parts, listed below, here's the final part - from me, covering camera functions and performance, as well as an overall verdict on the device.
|Motorola Z10 - Part 4 - Listening to the Music|
|Motorola Z10 - Part 3 - Going Online|
|Motorola Z10 - Part 2 - The PIM Suite|
|Motorola Z10 - Part 1 - Design, Form and Function|
Presented as a multimedia phone, the Motorola Z10 has a lot to live up to, as music on mobiles has changed rapidly over the last year or so. Simply having a player is now no longer enough, as my time with the Z10 music suite shows.
Taking a smartphone online separates the men from the boys - so does the Z10 get to leave nursery and head to the internet school? Ewan finds out in part three of his Z10 review.
...here comes the Big Box of Blox - a Columns style game for Symbian OS from Digital Eel and Astraware. Ewan takes it out, drops it on the floor and sees if it vanishes or stays on his phone....
Luke Barton looks at the CoPilot 7 satellite navigation system on his 6110 Navigator.