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Serious Mobile’s new home.

February 28, 2009 Comments off

Hello dear friends! This is the new home of Serious Mobile. Over the next few days I’ll be making posts on either http://seriousmobile.blogspot.com or here (seriousmobile.wordpress.com) . Please do not forget to update your bookmarks here as this will be the permanent home for Serious Mobile for the forseeable future.

Within the next few months I’ll be updating the name of Serious Mobile (name to be determined), but I’ll be stating the name change in each post when I’ve decided on a new blog name.

Thank you everyone for stopping by, commenting, and sharing your ideas as well has taking the time to read some of mine.

Enjoy your mobile lifestyle and don’t forget to share your adventures & findings as you continue to be mobile.

Nokia at Mobile World Conference 2009.

February 28, 2009 Comments off

I’m sure those of you that casually read my blog with no time to post, stop by because you wish to see some insight beyond what the other blogs post about devices.

I’ll briefly tough on the devices this week not really about the obvious specs of course. But there is more than meets the eye that many are missing even amongst the popular and favorite forums (Symbian-Freak, AllAboutSymbian, Howard Forums, etc).

Nokia announced the E75 – an incredible QWERTY-Slider that allows for use of a Numerical keypad when you want it, while a full qwerty-keyboard when you NEED it. Nokia Messaging will come pre-loaded as part of the firmware; something I hope to see in an update of the incredibly popular, solid, and worth every penny the E71. However, there is something beyond the specs that the E75 offers that others are missing.

The E75 is a great thin qwerty slider and will do quite well with those consumers or professionals that work with personal Email (Gmail, Hotmail, YahooMail) or corporate email (Exchange ActiveSync or Lotus Domino).

What I like best of all is this allows users to charge the device with the MicroUSB port (Nokia missed this in the E71!) and the wall charger (2mm connector) so that people don’t immediately through out their existing chargers. Nokia really should make a list of the small chargers that shipped with other devices available to potential/new buyers of the E75 so that waste piles are not filled up with charging.

PS: Canadian citizens are more intuned with helping the environement; however not enough companies are making electronics disposable enough. Major cities in malls should have a deposit box not only for phones, but also for batteries & chargers as well of Nokia phones. Make the barcode readers under the batter of phones readable so that phones are accepted into these automated Return/Recyclable bins – and the holographic image on official batteries readable for the same purpose. This should be done in All Capital cities in the Canada, USA, UK, and in China and Japan.

Offering a small incentive to users returning old products; working phones ($25-50 relative to country currency), non working phones($10), and batteries & chargers ($5-10) would change the environment significantly. Of course research into this idea is needed; placing a return bin in major malls in capital cities would work. This will this help the environment (global waste sites), and changing perception of how we dispose of our electronics.

OF course cash will not be dispensed but a credit to debit/credit accts to be issued or a voucher for purchasing software compitable with their future/existing replacement Nokia device or towards a future Nokia device purchase (phone/tablet/accessory). Voucher redeamable in Official Nokia Store or online in respective regions. Vote if you like this idea.

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Nokia Ovi Store!

February 16, 2009 1 comment

Its finally here! What all S60 heads have been waiting for, complaining for and envious of other platforms! Something that “Download!” has been lacking in.

A True mobile applications store front!

I’ve spoken out in the community about such a store being more than just an applications database and store front. I’ve even tried to get the community to work on such a store and submitt it to Nokia; but alas I don’t have the charm to invoke such passion in others. However it DID garner interest from an executive from Symbian-Foundation.

Now this application store has particular interest to developers in the industry. First Developers & users can follow along on Facebook site “Ovi Publishers” http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=126684805051 and also register for access at https://publish.ovi.com/ in order to submitt your applications to take part in the 30/70 (70% revenue for each sale directly paid to developers)! This is HUGE!

What makes this application store unique is that it uses an intelligent database engine to recommend applications based on your geographical location, suggest apps based on your previous purchases and also based on your Ovi friends purchases – Even if their native languages are different from your own (app you purchase is in your prefered language set on the phone).

Now we finally have an applications store front to be proud of.

https://publish.ovi.com/

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SonyEricsson tease with Idou at MWC 2009

February 15, 2009 1 comment

SonyEricsson Idou

Wow. In classic SE black styling, the pre-release TEASER of this phone – currently with no product # – is definately a sure sight for sore eyes since SE loosing in sales and just rehashing more of their same Walkman line phones.

For many years SE fans have wanted the ability to choose 1 great phone and whether they want a Camera centric or Walkman centric phone. Not since the K750i/W800i did users have this choice; albeit Wotan or DaVinci Server service & software.

This baby, Idou, has it all. GPS, WiFi with UPnP support – and considering W995 Walkman feature phone suporting PS3 compatibility its possible this could to. Also this phone has a 12MegaPixel camera with LED & Xenon Flash! Its said by SE to run “The OS is next generation of Symban” which could mean Symbian-Foundations first release or S60 5th Edition. Considering the unique CyberShot and Walkman GUI layer and capabilities I’m hoping for Symbian Foundation’s first Symbian OS release. This device is slated to be released in the 2H 2009 as previously promised by SE.

Its still unclear if the SE will be using their proprietary memory (MSDuo Micro or M2) or MicroSD.

Pictures of SE Idou courtesy of Esato.com and Engadget.com – as I myself could not attend MWC_2009.

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Ovi Live – A Blogging Idea for Ovi Services.

February 1, 2009 Comments off

Hi Ovi Team,

First of all I’d like you to provide such an excellent service that I’m going nuts on missing out on since I had to sell my beloved E71-2 due to hard economic times. I’ll be buying another 3 S60 phones in a 3mth period due to a new job.

I’m hoping that Nokia Ovi Team has considered the idea of end users being able to create a Blog (free or at a very low yearly fee $10US)! This blog will, of course, allow collaboration & creation of ideas and content to be shared from our phones and using Photos, Videos, and maybe music (as background playlist for those visiting our live blogs) from our Shared on Ovi.

Think deeply into this. Calendar schedules can be shared (public/private being seperate – both sync’d to our phones as normal), and used for creating fan meetups, family get-togethers, business meetings, etc. Nokia could use this for new Nokia World and similar event notifications & invites per relevant users in an events region & to those previously participated.

Photos uploaded to the “Ovi Live” blog (my patent idea lol /just kidding), will automatically be sync’d to the users Share on Ovi public media space for archiving. Using geotagging so when clicked by another S60 device on the blog can open up Nokia Maps 😉 . Videos with geotagging should also be considered by the Nokia S60 developers and also from Symbian Foundation for the next OS.

“Ovi Live” or “Ovi World” blog will use the beautiful software by Nokia … Mobile WebServer. This will allow a LIVE and interactive content creation and location aware presence for S60 users across the globe! This is TRUELY “connecting people” as the Nokia slogan stands to represent. Live Feedback, live contact sharing, live photo sharing, Ovi community expansion, and of course keeping in touch with those we love, and sharing the neighborhoods across the world. The saying ‘the world is a small place’ would indeed be tangible.

For those curious about using the FREE Mobile Web Server please see the following link: http://mymobilesite.net/

For those of you S60 users still not using Share on Ovi, what are you waiting for its FREE and allows syncing your photos/videos/Contacts/Calendar/Notes ALL for FREE:
http://www.ovi.com/services/ (go ahead and create an account, and check your phone under Media to see it sync’d once you receive your SMS from the service). Hope to see you online, my name on Ovi is Jagga.

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