We flew all the way to London and crashed on a friend's couch just to tell you all about the new hotness from Nokia. Nokia? Huh? Why? Because this is important: Windows Phone has long been a legit competitor in need of some beast hardware.
We flew all the way to London and crashed on a friend's couch just to tell you all about the new hotness from Nokia. Nokia? Huh? Why? Because this is important: Windows Phone has long been a legit competitor in need of some sexy hardware.
After teasing its 10.1-inch netbook with 3G and Assisted-GPS, Nokia has confirmed an impressive 16-cell (12-hour) battery and coughed-up full specs: Windows 7, 1.6GHz Atom Z530 processor, 120GB hard disk, 1GB RAM, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and HDMI. Price: €575 ($810) before-subsidies.
An extensive preview filled us in on the N97 not-so Mini, but it now has a price: €450 ($640) pre-taxes and subsidies. It should be available off contract in "many markets", and includes Lonely Planet guidebooks and Facebook "Lifecasting".
And the Stuttgart craziness begins. The X6 is like a slimmed down 5800 XpressMusic, (3.2-inch touchscreen, 5-megapixel camera), while the X3 (2.2-inch non-touchscreen) has a slide-out numeric keypad, and is the first Series-40 OS phone to be Ovi Store-enabled.
Another Nokia phone, and another extensive preview from Mobile-review's Eldar Murtazin. He says compared to the N97, the Mini is only "around a centimeter" smaller, its keyboard is worse, and the built-in memory has dropped from 32GB to 8GB. Ouch.
Developed by Chinese company InterGrafx, Mobile Secretary was unveiled yesterday at Nokia World. Basically a 3D avatar that handles SMS and incoming calls on your mobile phone, Mobile Secretary comes in various shapes and forms (plump maternal, foxy blonde Svetlana, cool-headed brunette—wonder if there are any male…