It’s not the first film to be shot on a mobile phone but Nokia’s latest marketing push for its new flagship N8 smartphone is a good opportunity to take stock of how far camera phone technology has come.
The short film entitled ‘The Commuter’, which stars Dev Patel, Charles Dance, Ed Westwick and Pamela Anderson – yes, the Baywatch star of yesteryear – was shot in 720p HD entirely on the Nokia… → Read More
Angry Birds, a game that inexplicably has won the hearts and minds of millions (I still prefer Crush the Castle) is apparently coming to a toy store near you. These two birds, shot at Nokia HQ with a Nokia N8, can be flung across the room using slingshots at local pigs who have stolen your nest. No word on pricing or availability but they look pretty nicely done so we can only assume they’re… → Read More
Not much to say about iFixIt’s Nokia N8 teardown except that did you know the N8 used a Xenon flash tube? As opposed to many other smartphones that use either a single or double LED for the flash, the N8 uses a Xenon flash tube similar to the kind of flash found in full-size cameras. → Read More
Nokia, fresh off implying that using Android would be like “pee[ing] in their pants for warmth during the cold winter,” has a new (and rather elaborate) contest to encourage you to create the next great mobile app. OK! It’s called the 2010 Call All Innovators, and there’s “$10 million in cash, devices, and marketing prizes up for grabs.” → Read More
http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=11266224&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=0&color=&fullscreen=1 Nokia N8 first HD video sample from Nokia Conversations on Vimeo. After a heady excoriation of the N8 based on pre-release hardware surfaced this week, it looks like Nokia is trying hard to convince us that the N8 is still the phone to beat. → Read More
Every year, like the swallows returning from Capistrano or the tourists returning to Disneyworld Paris, Nokia releases a flagship phone. Sadly, the boatwrights at Nokia haven’t dropped a winner in nigh on three years now and, if early reports are to believed, their new N8 is not looking seaworthy. The N8 looks like the Motorola Devour and has a 3.5-inch OLED, capacitive touch screen, and all… → Read More
Sigh. Nokia may be selling phones like hotcakes to the developing world and my father-in-law in Poland, but they can’t make a popular phone to save their life. The new N8, leaked and reviewed on Electronista is little more than a rehash of Symbian circa 2000. Mobile-Review’s Eldar Murtazin goes so far as to jokingly accuse Nokia employees of sabotaging the company’s brand from… → Read More