Friday, May 26, 2006

I have a Nokia N80!

I'm not going to blog much (yet) about this as I'm revising for exams. Here's a few random notes.

  • The screen is aweseome. 4x the resolution of my last phone. You can read about 30 lines of text in it!
  • Wi-Fi works really well. Fast enough to stream radio from the net.
  • The camera is very nice. Does great videos too.
  • Seems fairly rugged and sturdy. I'm not going ot try dropping it though.
  • It's actually quite small. Thicker than many phones but not too big at all.
  • 128MB included miniSD is a bit small, so I'm getting a 2GB one soon.
  • Call clarity is very good. Signal seems very good too.
  • Battery is OK. Runs down if you use it all day for Wi-Fi. Turn off 3G to get more life out of it.
  • SIP (VoIP) doesn't work yet as there aren't any applications for it.
  • There's not many apps for 3rd edition S60, which is a shame. I've installed and got working Putty, Screenshot, Internet Radio, Opera Mini and Google Maps. I haven't got VNC or eMSN working yet.
  • Skype would be awesome, but it's not here yet.
  • QuickOffice is quite good for openning Office files, though you cannot edit them.
  • The music player seems good. You can fast forward by holding down on the "next track" button. There's a big gap for album art, where there could be a playlist. No Ogg support yet, but hopefully soon.
  • Image gallery thing is very nice, though I can't zoom to 100% as I keep getting out of memory errors
  • The browser is fantastic, though it occasionally closes on large sites. YouTube doesn't work, nor does Google Video or Google Maps. ORB seems to work ok as long as you open Real Player first. Google Reader does work, GMail looks quite good. Singing fish works well (at least for music).
  • The phone can tell you who is calling with text-to-speech. This is very cool. The voice dailling also works with speech recognition, so you don't have to record lots of names.
  • I haven't tried InfraRed. I don't know if it woul work as a TV remote.
  • Python isn't out for 3rd edition yet :-(
  • uPNP works OK to my PC with some PC software. I can do slideshows streamed from the phone, controlled by the phone.
  • FM radio works fine, though the Visual Radio bit needs non-wi-fi net access for some reason.
  • The display is awesome!
That's all for now. I'll post lots more in the future.


Tommeh said...

Fix your rss!

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do you can browse files in your WiFi Home Network from your phone?

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