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Simple Things: Nokia DC-9 Car Charger

by Ben Smith 17th June 2010
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It can be the simplest things in life which give the most joy and recently as I’ve been using the new, free Ovi Maps to navigate my way around south-west London it’s been a car charger. For real. The Nokia DC-9 Car Charger is an attractive, metal accessory that finally banishes ugly black plastic junk […]

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Demola Innovation Experience: Nokia Augmented Reality Concept [Video]

by Ben Smith 15th June 2010
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Nokia’s Jaakko Keränen demonstrates an augmented reality concept to Rafe Blandford, editor of All About Symbian, in a jointly-produced video shot at the Demola Innovation Experience in Tampere. Nokia call the project ‘Maa’ saying: What if you could see through the Earth? Maa is a novel embodied interaction method for viewing the Earth and geo-spatial […]

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The N8 Hands-on: In Pictures

by Ben Smith 15th June 2010
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Here they are… all of them. If you want to know what the N8 looks like from almost every angle you can think of take a look here. Over 150 pictures of the device and its software… unedited and uncensored.

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Hands on with the N8: Live

by Ben Smith 14th June 2010
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This morning, Nokia’s been showing the N8 to an invited audience… It’s the first time the device has been handed over to bloggers and journalists unsupervised (officially) and we got to hear some background on the device and take some pictures.

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Business & the future of mobile tech

by Ben Smith 13th June 2010
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Much discussion of the current – blistering – pace of innovation in mobile technology focuses on the consumers and services for them. However, many of the recent advances will also give huge benefits for businesses too… In my role as the ‘one in the suit’ I am occasionally asked by people who ought to know […]

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3UK announce a new MiFi with a screen

by Ben Smith 10th June 2010
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3UK have announced a new MiFi unit to be available from the 2nd July at the same price and on the same tariffs as before. The new device (a Huawei E585) adds a number of refinements intended to address criticisms of the original – most notably an OLED screen with text displaying status information and […]

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Video: The Experience Lounge at Nokia HQ, Helsinki

by Ben Smith 2nd June 2010
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At the recent Open for Ideas event held in Finland friend-of-the-site Rafe Blandford, editor of All About Symbian, joined Ben for a walk-about of the Experience Lounge at the ‘Nokia House’,  Nokia’s HQ on the outskirts of Helsinki. The Experience Lounge is home to the full range of Nokia’s devices from the original Cityman to […]

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3UK iPad SIMs beat the rest on contract tariffs

by Ben Smith 25th May 2010
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3 have announced they too will be selling iPad SIMs on a dedicated tariff, having reached an agreement with Apple…  It also looks like they’ll be the best value for most UK iPad 3G owners. We’re not quite sure what kind of deal they needed to cut (“Can I sell SIMs for your product?” “Um, […]

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