Podcast: Talking with Matt #18 (Android special)

November 17, 2009

It’s time for another podcast (25 min) with Matthew Bennett:
- Audio version
- Video version

This week was all about Android – the T-Mobile G1, the HTC Magic, the HTC Hero, the Motorola CLIQ, and of course the Motorola Droid.

We also discussed the Nokia N900, the Nokia N86, the Samsung Memoir, the Palm Pre, BlackBerry 9630 (Tour), the Sony Ericsson C905a and a few other things.

As a bonus, enjoy the lovely view from Bernal Heights :)

Click here to subscribe to this podcast.


Motorola Droid camera

November 6, 2009

I’ve been using the Motorola Droid for a week now, and while the device is quite impressive overall, the camera is a mess…

“But wait,” you protest, “those shots look fine.” Sure, the Droid can take pretty decent pictures (slide show). But I’m a camera buff, and do you know how much effort I put into these?

Read the rest of this entry »


Pictures taken with the Nokia N900

November 5, 2009

The Nokia N900 camera is really quite good. In fact, even with pre-release firmware, it walks all over the competition!

It’s no surprise. The N900 comes from a long lineage of great 5 megapixel phones from Nokia, such as the N95 and the N82. It features Carl Zeiss optics (with auto-focus and macro), a dual LED flash, and a sliding lens cover – as such, it’s virtually identical to the N97 camera…

Read the rest of this entry »


Motorola Droid first impressions

November 3, 2009

It’s been less than a week since the Motorola Droid unexpectedly landed on my doorstep after making quite a fuss on the intertubes. So it’s time for a reality check.

Does this über phone live up to all the hype? The short answer: yes, absolutely! Does it challenge the mighty Nokia N900 to the throne of geekdom? The long answer: possibly, maybe…

Read the rest of this entry »


Nokia N900 meetup

November 1, 2009

The Nokia N900 meetup was a great success! Props to Matt for organizing the event & taking pictures, and to WOM World for the food/drinks…

Thanks to all the people who attended, including Tomomi, Dennis & his wife, Kevin, Brett of Pixelpipe, and the Mozilla crew :)

One of the most interesting aspect of the meetup was a demo of Fennec on the N900. Check the video above, and the other videos of the event after the break.

Update: Dennis provides a summary of the demo of Fennec on the N900.

Read the rest of this entry »


Podcast: Talking with Matt #17 (Nokia N900 special)

October 29, 2009

It’s time for another podcast (23 min) with Matthew Bennett:
- Audio version
- Video version

This week was all about the amazing Nokia N900!

We also discussed the N900 meetup we are planning on October 29th at 6:30 PM at Schroeder’s in San Francisco, the BlackBerry 9630 (Tour), and a few other things…

Click here to subscribe to this podcast.


Nokia N900 first impressions

October 21, 2009

I’ve been using the Nokia N900 since unboxing it 5 days ago, and I’m still blown away!

I wrote “the N900 is brilliant”, and it’s true – I have not been this excited about a Nokia device since the N95, and that was pre iPhone.

For better or for worse, the iPhone changed people’s expectations. Suddenly, having the best hardware was secondary to having the best software, services, and user experience…

Read the rest of this entry »


Unboxing the Nokia N900

October 15, 2009

Today, hot on the heels of the Nokia Booklet 3G, I received one of the most eagerly anticipated devices of the year, the Maemo 5 powered Nokia N900

Although I’ve barely scratched the surface, I’m pretty smitten so far. It combines the software goodness of linux, a great user experience, and Nokia’s best hardware, all in a flagship phone!

The N900 is brilliant. It’s like the mutant offspring of the N810 and N97, but a lot meaner and faster, and with 2100/1700/900 MHz 3G instead of 2100/1900/850 MHz 3G :)

Check out my unboxing pictures above, and my videos (1, 2) after the break.

Read the rest of this entry »


Podcast: Talking with Matt #16

October 12, 2009

It’s time for another podcast (22 min) with Matthew Bennett:
- Audio version
- Video version

This week we discussed the elusive Nokia N900, the awesome Nokia 86 8MP, the HTC Touch Pro2 (Sprint version), the Samsung Reclaim, and a few other things. Enjoy :)

Click here to subscribe to this podcast.


Podcast: Talking with Matt #15

September 21, 2009

It’s time for another podcast (24 min) with Matthew Bennett:
- Audio version
- Video version

This week is full of goodness!

First, we discussed the Nokia N900, the Nokia X6, my Burning Man pictures (taken with the Samsung Memoir and the Nokia N97), the Nokia N97 mini, the Motorola CLIQ, and the HTC Hero (CDMA version)…

Then, check out my rant about the Nokia 7705 (Twist), and the (WiFi-less) Palm Pixi :)

Click here to subscribe to this podcast.


Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 14,542 other followers