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Nokia publicly request the return of a missing prototype

By Olav Hellesø-Knutsen on April 29th, 2010 | Tags New devices,Nokia

A Russian web site are in the posession of an early N8 prototype from Nokia. The site has written a “review” of the unfinnished product and are talking negative about the software. It is not the first time this site get their hands on a prototype without the consensus of the manufacture. Someone will get fired if they find out who’s the inside betrayer. As far as I know, the leaks are always from Sony Ericsson or Nokia. The other manufactures are better on keeping secrets by not sending prototypes over to Russia.

The official Nokia Blog has this to say about the insident:

Nokia N8Unfortunately, an early prototype made its way to someone that wasn’t supposed to have it, and his early first impressions of the device and its software spread like wildfire. Buried deep down in the blogger’s salacious headlines about the software not being ready, was the most important point. This is a very early, pre-production prototype with dated software that is not yet ready. So the site’s comments that the software ‘felt premature’ is probably one of the more blindingly obvious things you will read this year. This wasn’t the first time a Nokia product appeared online before it had been announced. This particular site openly flaunts its ability to acquire our property. Yes, we have to take a look at ourselves, and we are diligently hunting down the source of these leaks. Frankly, we pride ourselves on trust at Nokia, and someone has greatly betrayed that.

via  The official Nokia Blog.

MWC status update

By Olav Hellesø-Knutsen on February 15th, 2010 | Tags New devices,Sony Ericsson,Xperia X10

I didn’t manage to publish much in the blog yesterday. It was said that over 500 people attended press conference. 250 of them trying to blog via the poor local WLAN router. Didn’t work very well. The presentation was opened by Sony Ericsson president Bert Norgerg, followed by head of Sony. Sir Howard Stringer and Rikko Sakaguchi, the Executive Vice President and Chief Creation Officer.  But what most attendees were waiting for was of course the product announcements. The fun started when Head of Marketing Lennard Hoornik entered the stage. Firs, the Vivaz Pro was announced. Ok. Fine. Thank.

Then the X10 Mini showed up on stage. Even better. Nice. Finally X10 Mini Pro were presented. A big applause from the audience. I haven’t been to an Apple release party, so this was the first time experience for me. Applaud for hardware release. We tech guys are a strang species.

After the stage performance it is time to touch and feel the handsets. Just wait in line with the rest of the hundreds bloggers and journalists. :-)

Samsung had a press conference at the same time in another part of the city. You had to choose which event you wanted to cover. Seems like most bloggers and journalists chose Sony Ericsson this evening. Maybe Samsung didn’t serve free drinks ;-)

Was that it Apple?

By Olav Hellesø-Knutsen on January 28th, 2010 | Tags Apple,New devices

Was that it? Is this what everyone was hoping for. The iPad? I am not very excited about this “revolutionary” device. I don’t fancy being tied to an operator when buying a device mostly used within the range of my home Wi-Fi network.

Listen to the highlights by Mr Jobs during the announcement

  • Very thin
  • Possible to change background screen
  • What this device does is extrodinary. You can browse the web with it. Unbelivable great! :-)
  • It’s a dream to type on the virtual keyboard


Demanding customers

By Olav Hellesø-Knutsen on January 27th, 2010 | Tags New devices,Nokia

Today Nokia announced the X6 16GB. A mobile phone very similar to the existing Nokia X6. Only difference I can spot is the 16 GB memory instead of 32 GB and it does not ship with Come with Music.

Nothing special about a new phone with slightly differen specs than an older one. It is the attention about the phone I am thinking of. While I was reading the Nokia blog comments about the new device it stroke me that Nokia followers are no better than other fans (except for iPhone fanboys that is)

Some of the comments:

- Only this stupid “late 2008″ phone.. booooring Nokia
- agreed.. boring,no innovation.. same old..
- please please inovate. we consumers want inovation. new eperience. new hardware
- no usb charging, same notorious UI

My thoughts about the ”same package, new wrapping” strategy is that this what Nokia does best. They are not making the X6-light model because they want to win first price for inovation. Nokia probably saw a (tiny) gap in the market and are filling it with a new device.

Photos of Sony Ericsson Faith leaked

By Olav Hellesø-Knutsen on January 13th, 2010 | Tags Leak,New devices,Sony Ericsson,Windows Mobile,Windows Mobile 6.5

According to the images, Sony Ericsson Faith is a QWERTY business model running Windows Mobile 6.5. The images reveal a device with QWERTY keys below the display similar to Nokia E-series and BlackBerry phones. It has a stylus, USB mini-A connector, 3.2 megapixle camera and a 2.4 inch display with a 320 x 240 pixel resolution. The phone is supposed to be eco friendly and therefore being a GreenHeart device.

We might see more of this during the Mobile World Congress in a month. The Faith has received mixed reception by our forum members

Sony Ericsson Faith


LG to make wireless charger in 2010

By Olav Hellesø-Knutsen on January 11th, 2010 | Tags LG,New devices

LG logoLG today announced that they will have a commercially available wireless charger in the second half of 2010. The charging system has the size of a mouse pad (320 x 250) and enabels you to place the mobile phone on the pad to do the charging. It can charge up to three mobile phones at a time, but it is unknown what the requrements are. Maybe you need a LG mobile with a special LG-battery for this to work. The charger are said to give a positive contribution to the environmet by reducing electronic components and that is of course find. But the press release does not say how much power are wasted when doing the wireless charging.

Nexus One is official

By Olav Hellesø-Knutsen on January 6th, 2010 | Tags Android,New devices

The Nexus One if official

It is made by HTC and the spesifications are as we expected. Nothing more. But don’t be blinded by the specifications only.

  • Qualcomm QSD 8250 1GHz processor (Snap Dragon)
  • Operating system: Android v2.1 (Eclair)
  • Networks: 850/900/1800/1900. UMTS 2100/900. HSDPA 7.2Mbps HSUPA 2Mbps
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.7 inch display with 800×400 pixels resolution
  • 119 x 59.8 x 11.5 mm
  • 130 gram
  • 5 megapixels camera, 2x digital zoom, LED flash
  • Memory: 512MB Flash, 512MB RAM, 4GB Micro SD Card (expandable up to 32 GB)
  • AGPS
  • Accelerometer
  • Digital compass
  • Talktime: 10 hours
  • Standby time 290 hours

Two new GreenHeart models announced

By Olav Hellesø-Knutsen on December 15th, 2009 | Tags New devices,Sony Ericsson

GreenHeart is Sony Ericsson’s eco friendly mobile phones. The C901 and Naite are allready available, and now we got two more. The Sony Ericsson Elm and Hazel. More over at the Esato News section