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Old 5th March 2012   #351
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Nokia have launched a new phone, the 808 Pureview, with Symbian OS, and it was the BEST NEW DEVICE at the MWC, all because of their 41MP camera sensor. Thats right, 41MP camera! Nokia have just opened up a whole can of worms in that. Do they really mean to stick with Windows, even if their sales never reach targets, or could they switch to Android, or maybe back to Maemo, Tizen, or run Boot-to-Gecko (cloud based)? Either way, I'd hope Nokia jumps on the Linux based OS bandwagon, and then bring ther 41MP tech to that.

By the way, Nokia have said they won't release the phone in North America. I personally think that its because the Windows OS can't accomodate such huge camera abilities, and they need to make their Windows phones look good.

Image samples and article.
Hands on (mini review)

Nokia already had the best camera for photos of any mobile phone, and now they have jumped so far ahead, I can't see any manufacturer catching them for maybe 3-4 years. Yes, they're that far ahead. Anyway, camera-makers have been concentrating on slimmer and slimmer phones, so that scuppers incorporating such a huge sensor.




I'm sure Andyp will look on with a certain amount of pride in this, as the Symbian platform shows that its got strengths we hadn't even realised.
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Old 5th March 2012   #352
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Massive want!
Where can I get one?
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Old 5th March 2012   #353
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41MP????? That's mental!
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Old 5th March 2012   #354
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Technically, i believe it's three lower resolution sensors laid one over the other.

Still, impressive technology.
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Old 5th March 2012   #355
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Massive want!
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41MP????? That's mental!
It will be released in Europe soon-ish I think, within the next few months.

I predict it will be the death of some digital camera makers.

The 41MP image is downsized to a 5MP image normally, but the image can be also saved and manipulated later, in proper image processing conditions. It is so fucking amazing, that even the Zeiss company, responsible for the camera and lens, were a bit amazed at the final result.

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Old 5th March 2012   #356
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I'm not so sure about Symbian OS though. My last phone, before I switched to Android, was a nightmare.
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Old 6th March 2012   #357
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A good article on the lens in the PureView 808 here;

http://conversations.nokia.com/2012/...-perfect-lens/

This phone is the last Symbian OS powered mobile phone from Nokia, and probably the last Symbian OS device ever. The software that makes it possible has been in development for some time and, from what I understand, was too tightly integrated with the Nokia hardware to be easily ported to Windows Phone and Qualcomm hardware, hence it being released on Symbian.

dimi3's experience is all too common I'm afraid, since the N95 Nokia have produced poor phones with suspect software quality that are slow and bug ridden. That is why Symbian will soon be consigned to history (and a book really ought to be written about the small British software company that tried to take on silicon valley and lost).
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Old 7th May 2012   #358
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Nokia 808
I believe today these were due to go on sale. But not sure.
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Old 7th May 2012   #359
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Not yet, and in Russia and Kazakhstan first. Not sure if it'll ever be shipped in the UK.
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Old 7th May 2012   #360
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If I was in the market to buy a new phone today, yes you read that right, I don't want to be tied in to expensive 12 or 24 month contracts. What is recommended, I currently use the iPhone 3GS and want something similar. The iPhone appeals to me because of it's ease of use and browsing the net is pretty quick. Budget is about 300 max.
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Old 7th May 2012   #361
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All for very different reasons, but here are my choices in that price bracket. I've only selected phones that do different things better than the iPhone3GS.

Nokia N9 - fantastic phone, but not many apps, and limited support/growth
Motorola Atrix (w/laptop dock) - this already has the Android Gingerbread OS, and ICS update is forthcoming (I've checked)
Sony Ericsson Xperia Play - if gaming is your thing, then this is a bargain (older specs though)
Samsung Galaxy S II - not new, this is secondhand/pre-owned, but good value at the price
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Old 7th May 2012   #362
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was reading this review of the HTC One V, look pretty good, and around 240 smacko.

http://www.theverge.com/2012/4/18/29...c-one-v-review
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Old 9th May 2012   #363
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Motorola (hate the brand fwiw) and the HTC look like winners. Thanks for posting.
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Old 9th May 2012   #364
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Not yet, and in Russia and Kazakhstan first. Not sure if it'll ever be shipped in the UK.
Its available for pre-order at the moment- would be surprised if they didn't ship to the UK though...
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Old 11th September 2012   #365
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So 4G coverage has launched in the UK.... Engadget have been testing the network this morning and are getting consistent speeds of 38Mbps down and 20Mbps up.

I'm naively hoping that the prices wont be horrendously expensive but i'm not holding my breath.
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Old 15th November 2012   #366
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it kills me that the Google Nexus 4 doesn't have expandable storage (or 4G, but it's so cheap that i could upgrade before my standard 4 years).

i've been waiting for a 64GB phone forever, but the iphone 5 is 800!
only options are microSD cards but hardly any of the new phones have them.

samsung galaxy s3 @ 380
samsung galaxy s3 LTE @ 480 (has 4G)
nokia lumia 820 @ 360 (has 4G)

thinking nokia lumia 820, as 4G will be for everyone in a couple of years.
thoughts anyone?

(i'm on a contract that isn't offered any more, so i don't want to buy on contract or upgrade)
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Old 16th November 2012   #367
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HTC One X Plus.
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Old 16th November 2012   #368
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^ you've complicated matters
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Old 16th November 2012   #369
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OK...

If I will never be steaming media, only using network data for email, Facebook, web surfing (very occasional video watching), will I be frustrated by not having 4G in two or three years time?
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Old 16th November 2012   #370
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What 3G doesn't do that 4G do?

Also, why 64GB? I can barely use up 16GB.
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Old 17th November 2012   #371
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Make fast load of page.
Music. Like having it all at the touch of a button.
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Old 17th November 2012   #372
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it kills me that the Google Nexus 4 doesn't have expandable storage (or 4G, but it's so cheap that i could upgrade before my standard 4 years).

i've been waiting for a 64GB phone forever, but the iphone 5 is 800!
only options are microSD cards but hardly any of the new phones have them.

samsung galaxy s3 @ 380
samsung galaxy s3 LTE @ 480 (has 4G)
nokia lumia 820 @ 360 (has 4G)

thinking nokia lumia 820, as 4G will be for everyone in a couple of years.
thoughts anyone?

(i'm on a contract that isn't offered any more, so i don't want to buy on contract or upgrade)
I'm 1 week into my (white) Lumia 820, and I like it. Win 8 is very slick and the hardware is excellent quality. Only using 3G so can't comment on 4G. I keep reading that MS don't have the quantity of apps that Apple / Android has, but so far it's got all I need. Nokia Maps is cool and I got a free wireless charging base with the phone, nice.
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Old 17th November 2012   #373
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Bought the 820 after dicking about with one on a string for half an hour at carphone warehouse.
Got the plate charger and a free Windows 8 Pro upgrade, after schlepping up and down Oxford Street to find a store that had the colour, plate, upgrade combo.
Imagine I'll probably regret not getting the 64GB iPhone 5 in a year - but realistically it's way too expensive.
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Old 17th November 2012   #374
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No way, everyone's got a pikey iPhone. One thing bugging me about the 820 though, is the PDF Reader, for some reason it reconstructs a file (train map) from scratch every time I zoom or move around in it.
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Old 17th November 2012   #375
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Haven't unboxed mine yet.
Can you not get a new app?
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Old 18th January 2013   #376
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What's the best non-smartphone? I broke my Desire November last year and have been using an old sony erikson a friend lent me.
I have realised that I do not need aps and internet 24/7, just a small, sturdy, reliable mobile with a good camera and great battery life.
Any ideas?
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Old 18th January 2013   #377
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Do they still make non smart phones?
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Old 18th January 2013   #378
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Yes, they are called 'feature phones'. Nokia still sell S40 phones, although they attempt to brand them as smartphones. Sony Ericsson still offer OSE based phones (their own proprietary software) and others do similar cheaper phones.
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Old 18th January 2013   #379
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Thanks Andy. Just found article below, looks like Sony won't be making feature phones any more.
Sony chief confirms that feature phones are dead
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Old 29th January 2013   #380
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Can anyone recommend a dual sim smartphone ? There are a few options, and I would like to get one that has Android 4.0 or 4.1 installed on it. They are all unbranded / non big name options as far as I can see. There's one on Amazon called the Star mobile which has lots of decent reviews:
STAR N9770 - 5.08 inch MTK6577 1.2GHz dual core CPU android 4.0.4 ICE CREAM SANDWICH 3G smartphone dual sim 8MP camera WIFI GPS, new google play store and flash player supported, with flip case (black, white): Amazon.co.uk: Electronics

There's also a few on eBay, like this one:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Unlock...item1e769a97d3

Anyone got one of these and can share experiences? Or know anyone that does?
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Old 29th January 2013   #381
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Old 5th March 2013   #382
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Anyone know if O2 billing is in arrears or advance?

I gave the months notice on my contract on 11th Feb and have just had a text billing me for the usual amount. The actual bill date is the 5th, and I've got the feeling the fuckers have just billed me for 5th March - 5th April.
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Old 12th July 2013   #383
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Nokia have done it again. Their new Lumia 1020 is the nuts!

Here are some samples, and blowups from within:


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Old 31st August 2013   #384
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http://press.nokia.com/2013/08/28/no...h-performance/

Is it wrong that I want one of these?
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Old 31st August 2013   #385
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No. Nokia still make good feature phones (although the underlying software is showing it's age).
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Old 31st August 2013   #386
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I am definitely gonna get that. Ticks every box for me. The budget nokia I have at the moment is all good except the camera is pretty shit.

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Old 31st August 2013   #387
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When will the 515 be available?
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Old 31st August 2013   #388
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Sep in Poland, Russia and some other place. Here shortly after I guess.
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Old 3rd September 2013   #389
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So in the end, all the conspiracy theories have been proved right. Elop was a stalking horse sent into Nokia to engineer its ultimate sale to Microsoft. And now Elop is one of the top candidates to take over from Balmer at Microsoft.

I hope the entire Microsoft company suffers sales which take it into the abyss.
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Old 3rd September 2013   #390
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Why? Nokia haven't done anything special since the mid-90s.
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Old 3rd September 2013   #391
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Revisionist.
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Old 3rd September 2013   #392
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At least Microsoft have a captive market. Even if Win 8 is a steaming pile of shit and their mobile offering is fail^fail^fail they can sit back roll in the dollars from all those corporates that'll never ditch Office and Exchange and Windows and urgh IE.
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Old 24th September 2013   #393
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Anyone ever used this site?

http://www.mobilephonesdirect.co.uk/help/faqs

My phone's died, I like iPhones, but these guys are cheapest...
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Old 24th September 2013   #394
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So in the end, all the conspiracy theories have been proved right. Elop was a stalking horse sent into Nokia to engineer its ultimate sale to Microsoft. And now Elop is one of the top candidates to take over from Balmer at Microsoft.

I hope the entire Microsoft company suffers sales which take it into the abyss.
Have you read any of Tommy Ahonens pieces epxlaining the multi-faceted manner Elop filleted Symbian, & thus Nokia.
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Old 24th September 2013   #395
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Tommy Ahonen is bat shit mental.
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Old 20th November 2013   #396
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Is it possible to have one number on two sims?
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Old 20th November 2013   #397
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Last edited by Gaston Fr; 21st November 2013 at 09:49.
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Old 21st November 2013   #398
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Not quite what I'm after.
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Old 21st November 2013   #399
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This ‘impossible’ tech links Apple, Android, and Windows devices — even when they’re offline


http://venturebeat.com/2013/11/19/ap...setto-offline/
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Old 21st November 2013   #400
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this is Probably not the right topic, but today I'm going to build dry toilets

http://poitou-charentes.france3.fr/s...?itok=xW9DYQty
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