Pictures taken with the Nokia 5230 (Nuron)

While the Nokia 5230 (Nuron) is a basically a Nokia 5800 on a spec diet, it features Nokia’s best 2 megapixel fixed-focus camera to date!

The resulting pictures (slide show) are quite lovely for a low-end camera, with good color balance and exposure…

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Nokia E72 vs. Nokia X6 camera

E72 sample pictures (slide show):

X6 sample pictures (slide show):

The Nokia E72 and the Nokia X6 have a lot in common despite being very different devices. They arguably represent the best QWERTY non-touch business phone and best touch media-centric device currently available from the lovely folks in Espoo.

Both are feature-packed, reasonably-priced Symbian smartphones with nice cameras, and follow in the footsteps of good devices with disappointing cameras, namely the Nokia E71 and the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. More after the break…

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Unboxing the Nokia X6

A year and a half ago, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic was launched alongside S60v5. Since then? Crickets…

The N97 was a bust. The N97 mini, albeit competent, was too little too late. Symbian touch was only marginally improved, with the addition of widgets and kinetic scrolling – congrats on catching up!

The N900 was a flash in the pan – Maemo 5 was delicious, but the meal was undercooked.

Enter the Nokia X6, the latest S60v5 phone, and Nokia’s first capacitive touchscreen – finally another device to join the ranks of the awesome Samsung i8910.

Repeat after me: capacitive, capacitive, capacitive, capacitive :)

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Podcast: Talking with tnkgrl #24 (iPad special)

It’s time for another podcast (37 min):
Audio version
Video version

Once again, Matthew Bennett (Nokia Daily News, US Mobile Industry) joined me while Tony Peric (fone frenzy) edited the video… Thanks guys!

This week we covered the Apple iPad launch, and 2 relatives of the Nokia 5800, the Nokia 5230 (Nuron), and the Nokia X6.

Other topics include my thoughts and experiences as an iPhone developer, the iPhone OS 4 announcement, and tech nomad Steven Roberts. Enjoy :)

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Nokia N900 first impressions

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…

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