Video and screenshots: Trill on the Nokia N8 – Excellent Twitter App for S60 and Symbian^3 – Available for FREE at Ovi Store
Twitter user? Yes? Then here’s another great alternative to the almighty Gravity. This folks is “Trill”. It’s FREE at the Ovi Store and offers quite a lot of functionality and looks great too. (yup FREE. Load on as many handsets as you like at no charge)
- Fast start up. Loads all previous tweets.
- Very fast at fetching tweets, even on slow connection. 3G not needed (as was the case with Tweetgo.net being entirely browser based)
- Swipe left/right to navigate between timeline, replies, DMs etc
- Big finger friendly buttons when tapping tweets
- Search within app
- Tag links/search
- Cute little bird animations during search load (and initial twitter connection)
- Profile viewer
- Trending topics viewer
It’s available to download for FREE for S60 and Symbian^3 from the Ovi Store.
Click to see demo video and features/screenshots not seen in the video
Video: Unboxing of the Nokia E73 with tnkgrl – “it puts your BlackBerry to shame -it’s that good. It’s the best non-touch business phone money can buy”
Tnkgrl has posted her unboxing and thoughts on the Nokia E73 Mode.
- Differences with E72: MicroUSB charging on E73 vs MicroUSB and 2mm Nokia port – front soft keys are plastic instead of metal like E73; keyboard is curved and not flat; designed to operate on T-mobile’s 3G
- Camera is really amazing – taken some incredible shots with E73. Don’t write it off as JUST a business phone. This is a really impressive camera, “probably the best I’ve seen on a business phone”
- Box contents: MicroUSB car charger, Nokia microUSB AC adapter, headphones, short microUSB cable, Eseries carry pouch and manual
- 70USD on contract – it’ll put your blackberry to shame, it’s that good. It’s the best non-touch business phone money can buy (tnkgrl is a very trusted mobile geek and uses all platforms, not just those on Nokia. e.g. her last post on her blog is unboxing of iPhone 4.
- T-mob haven’t screwed up the software (have not added their usual lovely bloatware and killing Nokia services) – Ovi services there, like Maps (hence car adapter/charger.)
- You can easily go for a week on standby with E73 battery.
- Looks and feels like E72 and that’s a good thing. Feels really premium.
A collection of high res photos of the new Nokia X5 was uploaded by cssinsight on Flickr. It comes in pink, yellow, blue and purple, but above you can see what looks to be a black one, though it may just be the purple looking black due to the lighting/angle.
Whilst the pink looks frightening, the black (and well all the other colours) are actually quite ok, the black one looking great.
The Nokia X5 is a positively square phone, with a sliding qwerty keyboard. It features a rounded metal back that can be spun on a flat surface to change music tracks. Hmm ok.
It runs S60 3rd edition and packs a 5MP camera. It’s like a funky Eseries.
Today may be a busy day on the Nokia side of the Blogosphere.
- It looks like a (chunky) Eseries from the back (something very 7650 about it)
- You can spin the X5 on a flat surface! haha! It looks like it’s break dancing!
Official video from Nokia Conversations below
Following on from part 1, as a new addition to Jay’s team here, here’s a look at what the second half of the last decade looked like for me, in terms of Nokia devices and the evolution of their specifications.
My upgrade opportunity in 2007 was well-timed for the arrival of the iconic N95. Until this point, Nokia had a habit of picking and choosing features for different handsets, but for the first time they brought together most of their best hardware and functionality into one place. Here’s a look at it in comparison with the N70…
If I had to guess, I suggest that very few readers of this blog would expect to come across a low quality image of an old Psion Series 5mx at the top of an article. Of course, we should never forget that Symbian, at the heart of so many modern Nokia devices, has its roots in the EPOC operating system running on the Psion palmtop devices, and that’s where this article begins. But first, a little about me…
I’m Andy Harsent, a self-confessed mobile geek from the south-east of the UK and one of Jay’s newest additions to his team here at My Nokia Blog.
In the future, I plan to bring a number of small tricks, tips and ideas for N900 users out there that may have been otherwise missed or overlooked, including drawing attention to web sites that function as excellent web applications for the device thanks to its similarly excellent web browser.
For now though, I thought I’d start with a trip down memory lane to offer some background for my experience with Nokia devices, taking a look at some of the specifications and features of devices I’ve owned and used, and how times have changed over the years to where we are now. As an added treat, I’ll throw in some images that look like successively less ancient photographs
Remember the exciting search for N competition last year? This is a little bit like that!
Every (business) day from last Thursday (3rd June) to Next Wednesday (16th) you will have to scavenge for clues/answers in order to be eligible to win a Nokia E73.
- You’ll need to have a Nokia Ovi Email account. It’s easy to get one and pretty useful as you’ll be using this Ovi account to access a host of Nokia’s services from enhanced Ovi Maps, Ovi Store, Calendar, contacts etc. Click https://mail.ovi.com/
- Head over to blog.ovi.com/dailyapp/ to find out the task for the day. Remember you have to complete ALL 10 tasks, so head over to the previous ones you’ve missed and keep checking it until the 16th! (Might help to bookmark it!)
- Email your answers (via ovi account) to NokiaE73Mode@ovi.com.
Complete the following sentence: The Nokia E73 include a ___ MP camera.
Name 3 applications in the “Ovi for Business” channel in Ovi Store (hint).
The new Nokia E73 comes preloaded with Ovi Maps with free turn-by-turn navigation, and guides by ____________.
Using the Nokia E73 Mode and the HP I-Print Photo app, you have “Fun and easy _____ photo printing.”