Was the Ovi Store really ready for the lime light?
Was it a desperation move for Nokia to launch the Ovi Store due to the building competition? (New Samsung walkie talkies, Palm Pre Coming Out, New Apple iPhone announcement, New Android Phones Coming out, etc.)
So many questions needs to be answered by Nokia…
Well I haven’t even gotten a chance to prepare a review on my experience with the Ovi Store and yet there are so many unhappy campers complaining about the Ovi Store’s flaws.
Here are some Positive and Negative feedbacks I have read so far about some models of walkie talkie.
*Available around the World *Supports a wide Variety of Nokia Phones including the midrange S40 series. *35,000 Content *Self Explanatory Installation
*Very Slow to navigate *App Compatability issues *Some users gets double charge on their credit cards. *Lack of customer service/tech support.
What bugs me the most is some issues like this one on Howard Forums.
How can you gain confidence to buying apps on Ovi Store if ever you needed to reformat your phone, there is no retrieval of the apps you have purchased. You either have to purchase it over again or email their tech support which does not even work.
I just hope Nokia can fix these issues ASAP so they can turn this thing around and get more users and developers involve on the growth of Ovi Store.
Let us know your thoughts on the Ovi Store if ever I missed something. The more comments the better so we can heard by Nokia.
gwapz signing off..
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Nokia N97 Gets Official Release to Certain Countries
The most hyped Nokia Flagship Phone the N97 has Finally been Released from the motherland..
That’s right.. To only certain countries to be exact. Countries like Singapore, Finland, United Arab of Emirates, etc.. to start off..
Other countries such as US, UK, Canada, Australia, etc.. will follow suite. (According to Nokia)
While scanning the world wide web of mobile sites I have found numerous new owners of this device and their 1st hand experience..
Take a look at this one. Click Here.
Hmmmnnn.. A very promising device indeed.. Well we shall see after couple of weeks when the hands on reviews start popping up from users and Mobile Sites.
Matter of fact… Our good friend Lenny “aka” THETRUTH has pre-ordered one from Dell. As soon as it arrives, do tune in on this blog cause this is the 1st place you will get your 1st dib of his 1st impression of the device..
Really looking forward to this one.. Hope you are too..
Let us know what you think.. Post your comments, opinions, or request on what you would like Lenny to cover on this device.
gwapz signing off..
Great To Finally Be Back!!
Hello to my fellow Mobile World Innovation Readers…
Its great to Finally be back blogging… I’m really really sorry for the long layoff.
It has been a very hectic Spring I should say..
I became so busy with work and family that I couldn’t find time to updated the blog anymore.. Tough times in this tough economy has made my schedule very tight.
But now it has loosen a little bit and I’m happy to say that I’m finally back in action!!
By the way… If your wondering where has Lenny “aka” THETRUTH has been..
Happy to say that he has been very busy also.. Finally the little TRUTH has arrived! He has become a new proud Father now..
Shout out to my co-blogger Lenny!! Advance Happy Fathers Day!! Wish you all the best brother..
Lots of things to talk about this coming Summer.. Plenty of things to catch up on..
The Launching of Ovi Store, Nokia N86, N97, Symbian Foundation, Samsung OMNIA HD, Sony Ericsson Satio, etc..
Looking forward for a really busy exciting Summer in the Mobile Business World..
Signing off.. gwapz
Thursday, February 26, 2009
N86 VS N82 CAMERA
Ok here is it the moment we been waiting for, a comparison shot between the n86 and the n82 at night to see which camera is the “KING”, now to be fair to the n86 it is a proto model, plus it seems the picture wasn’t taken with a steady hand, but it was a hot commodity at the S60 meet up in NYC NOKIA FLAGSHIP STORE so it was hard to get more pics with the device itself.
The top photo will be the n86 and the bottom will be the n82, tell us your thoughts and do you think the n86 will dethrone the n82 as Nokia’s new camera King.
Well as you can see the n82 is the clear winner, but again the n86 is a prototype and these were rushed shots, i am sure we will see many more comparison shots as the device is nearer to release.
THETRUTH signing off.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
S60 Meetup and A Glance Look at The Nokia N97
First of all, Let me greet everyone a Happy New Year!! I hope you guys had a great 2008 and a prosperous New Year Celebration!!
Second of all I would like to apologize for my lack of post/contribution as I have become busy with work and family. But in time to time Mobile World Innovation is still my passion.
Last night was another Successful S60 Meet Up as it was a memorable one and a good start for the year 2009.
Like always let me give thanks to William Sisti for always organizing this meetup on a every month basis and making it possible!! Keep it up Will.. Were gonna let this group get bigger and bigger and soon were going to call it S60 Geeks of NY, lolz just kidding..
Anyways… Let me tell you guys why this meetup was very exciting and memorable..
Chanse Arrington from Nokia joined us on our meetup and brought a wonderful demo device for us to check out..
The Nokia N97 (First Side slide QWERTY Touch screen Nseries phone)
My thoughts on the device a little later.. Let me first serve you guys with the photos I took with a bonus video.
Nokia N97 Photos (taken by the E71)
Nokia N97 Video (taken by the E71)
The Nokia N97 has the same OS version as the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music called Symbian S60 5th Edition.
As for this phone I can only talk about its Physical Aspect as its firmware version is still on Demo Mode/Proto.
*As for this phone it really feels good in hand, not that big and not that small. (Kind of look like an over sized N85)
*The phone is not that thick either.
*The slide is perfectly awesome when slid up. It really has a nice feel when you slide it up.
*This demo phone is also built like a tank no creaks.
*The two way radio feature tackles periods of low signal
*The screen also is pretty good but nowhere good as the N85. Also the screen is a fingerprint magnet.
*Also at 1st look I thought the call and end button were keypad with tactile feedback. I was wrong as they are both touch sensitive like the screen.
*The QWERTY keypad has a very good feel of tactile feedback as well, and a very good spacing.
*Missing some useful keys like the period (.) You have to go to characters to enter it. (hope they fix that.)
So far so good its a pretty good feel device excluding OS experience.. So I can’t really say that its a good buy yet until the OS stability is tested. I hope Nokia won’t let us down on that part.
Well I hope you guys enjoyed my Nokia N97 Experience..
Let me know your thoughts and what you think, and don’t hesitate to ask questions.. I will be happy to help.
gwapz signing off…
Thursday, January 15, 2009
PROCLIP CAR MOUNTING SOLUTION ( A MUST HAVE)
I just received my PROCLIP CAR MOUNT, and let me say its amazing. I mean it changes the way i use my device in my vehicle.
The proclip carmounting solution is awesome because it is customed made for your vehicle and your device, you get to choose a vehicle holder
and you also get to choose a device holder.
What i love about the proclip car mount is that the device fits extremely well in it, it tilts, swivels has the proper openings, even comes with a carcharger if you decided to pic that particular holder.
Here are a few choices you get to pick from.
The proclip car solution comes with detailed instructions and is very easy to do, and to me personally it is well worth it, its very solidly built, and feel very well constructed it is a little pricey, but it is well worth the money in my opinion.
I highly recommend it for any type of device that you may use in your car.
I want to Thank Johan from Proclip usa for allowing me to Trial the ProClip car solution.
Below are some pics.
Monday, January 5, 2009
E71 SOLID, SLEEK, SOPHISTICATED
I received a nokia e71 nam version from WOM WORLD for a trial, so here is my review.
DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY
One word SOLID, this device is built like a tank, yet Nokia designed it to be sleek and sophisticated. I find it nice in the hand has a nice soft to the touch keyboard and just an overall solid design, no complaints at all and did i mention extremely thin.
The screen on the nokia e71 isn’t going to wow you, its 320x 240 typical nokia screen and it is kinda small, but it fits the package of the device. It is great in direct sunlight and its very easy to see everything, higher resolution and larger screen would have been nice, but then again we will have to compromise on the size, I think sometimes we want a 6″ screen on a 3″ device, never happy.
Overall i think the screen fits the device.
SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE
The e71 i received is very stable, and i must say fast, themes are kinda boring looking, but you can always install different themes to enhance the look.
The eseries has a few nice additons i wish the nseries had.
1- email notification on home screen
2- switch mode can go from business mode to media mode so to speak.
3- keys bring up contacts affiliated with the letter or #.
4- 1 touch buttons on device for contacts, calender messaging
over all some nice enhancements that the nseries can benefit from.
MUSIC, VIDEO, CAMERA
If music, video and camera are what you are looking for then the e71 is not the device for you, camera to me is very subpar, video playback and recording not as good as nseries, and music is decent but lack of 3.5 mm jack just kills it for me.
FINAL THOUGHTS AND CONCLUSION
I think the e71 is a great device, speed , build quality, size , feel, and qwerty, that being said its not the device for me, im an nseries guy. I want the camera, video, tv out, 3.5mm and so on and so forth.
For those that want a nice compact device, with great build quality, speedy ui and full qwerty, that can handle all there office matters on the go the e71 i recommend.