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Introducing All About Maemo's YouTube channel

We've now put our first videos onto All About Maemo's YouTube channel, which you can also see embedded below. If you want to see AAM's videos as soon as they appear on the internet, head on over to the channel page and click on the "Subscribe" button.

# Posted by AAM in Miscellaneous, Links of Interest at 5:01 UTC, Jan 4th || Comments

And the phone of the year is....

You can usually trust James Whatley to have his head screwed on more or less straight when it comes to assessing the merits of various phones and smartphones - I suspect even more go through his hands than through mine.... Anyway, he's written up his judging process for The Really Mobile Project 'Phone of the year' and.... I think you'll be surprised. And then you'll go "Well, yes, I see his point". Interesting stuff, though my phone of the year is the less mass market Nokia N97 mini - it's just a shame this came in so late in 2009...

# Posted by Steve in Hardware, Links of Interest at 17:03 UTC, Dec 30th || Comments

"Explosion of data" caused O2's poor network quality in 2009

Something we're likely to hear more of in 2010 is the 'damage' that mobile phone users who make use of the always on promise of mobile data cause on the coverage and quality of a network. Head of O2 Robin Dunne said as much in this interview on the FT. While he points ot the "unlimited" data on the iPhone (during much of 2009 O2 had the UK exclusive on this handset) with more awareness of data connectivity, expect more problems in the New Year.

# Posted by Ewan in Industry at 10:01 UTC, Dec 29th || Comments

Your N900 Christmas Eve reading

A couple of very lengthy Nokia N900 articles from around the Interwebs for your Christmas Eve reading. Matt Miller, the 'USA's Nokia expert', has put up a nine page, detailed review of the N900 which makes for excellent reading. And Jay Montano has firmly gotten the 'constructive criticism' thing nailed down flat, with (at last count) 44 things which Nokia and the Maemo team need to fix or take on board.

# Posted by Steve in Links of Interest at 21:32 UTC, Dec 23rd || Comments

What can Symbian learn from Sony?

It's been a rough year for the Symbian ecosystem, and an especially rough year for their partners. Samsung and Sony Ericsson have taken their portion of the punishment, but the lion's share belongs, for good or ill, to Nokia. The ecosystem strikes me as remarkably like another that last year was on the way down, but is now in good health.

# Posted by Ewan in Editorial Thoughts at 15:07 UTC, Dec 22nd || Comments

Dreamspring Psion and Symbian guru gets the interview treatment

Our very own Asri al-Baker has taken the time to sit down with Malcolm Lithgow, the guy behind Dreamspring, a software house which has been in the Psion and Symbian worlds for almost as long as I have(!) - Asri questions him on the challenges and rewards of developing for Symbian and asks him to summarise a modern developer's other options (Maemo, iPhone, Android, etc.) Here's the fairly lengthy, but interesting, interview.

# Posted by Steve in Links of Interest, Developer at 20:20 UTC, Dec 20th || Comments

Top Ten Things Nokia could have done with their London Nokia Store

Ewan Spence looks back with a practised eye on Ten Things that Nokia could have done with their Regent Street flagship store in order to have made it a success... Can you add to the list? What did the Apple store do right and Nokia do wrong? (and you're not allowed to say 'Sell iPhones'...)

# Posted by Steve in Miscellaneous, Editorial Thoughts, Events at 14:46 UTC, Dec 15th || Comments

All you can eat - something's gotta give

Tomi Ahonen's writings are always worth a read, especially when they're short enough that you can spare to time to read them(! unlike many of his essays...) Here he makes the good point that mobile bandwidth is a finite resource and that we're fast approaching a tipping point where bandwidth may actually become more expensive and not less, due to to the increased airwave contention.

# Posted by Steve in Links of Interest, Industry at 19:17 UTC, Dec 14th || Comments

Ovi Store passes one million daily downloads

One million downloads a day. That's the popularity of the Ovi Store, reports ME News from a Nokia round-table this week. Although still in its first iteration, with a new version of the store due early in 2010, and many will comment that ring-tones and wallpapers as well as applications will be included in that number, it's a significant number.

# Posted by Ewan in Industry at 9:34 UTC, Dec 11th || Comments

The Phones Show 96 and PSC15 now live

Live this morning are The Phones Show 96, embedded below but of only tangential interest here perhaps, featuring an extended news, an introduction to the Nokia N900, a user story taking in iPhone, Nokia N97 and HTC Hero, and AAS's kevwright giving his Top 10 iPhone apps. Also live is Phones Show Chat 15, the hour long weekly audio podcast, in which Tim Salmon and I talk about our Nokia N97-centric (seemingly) universe(!), about Podcasting, about the Nokia E72 and about implications from Nokia's Capital Markets Day.

# Posted by Steve in Hardware, Links of Interest at 10:34 UTC, Dec 4th || Comments
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