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GDC 2009: Zeemote JS1 impressions

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Zeemote

So you may be asking yourself, ‘What’s a Zeemote?’ Firstly, you need to stop talking to yourself in public. It’s creepy, and it doesn’t work with your trenchcoat. Secondly, the Zeemote is a little whiz-bang doodad for doing analog gaming on your mobile device. Come with me into the land where some of us actually carry one around for a mobile gaming fix while our PSP/DSes are lodged firmly in a crocodile gullet.

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Nokia Corrects 5800 Smartphones

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Net is that Nokia has corrected the problem that some of the 5800 XpressMusic smartphones were experiencing with 3G networks. Supposedly it was a configuration change that was at fault. The company says that the 5800s will be back in flagship stores soon. If you have any problems you can still call them at 1-888-665-4228 Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM EST or contact them at customer care.

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Smartphone Users Spend Big Bucks on Applications

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Handhelds, Internet, Video Games,

Apps

ABI Research surveyed 235 smartphone users in the U.S. who installed applications in 2008. Their result was that 16.5% spent between $100.00 and $499.00. That’s a lot of apps considering that many of them are free or less than $25.00. Analyst Jeff Orr sees this as the reason, “Apple is seen by some as hurting the market with its iPhone App Store. It drives the price of content down to $1-2, using a model similar to its successful iTunes music store. If you exclude Apple from the mix, applications for other platforms cost about $7-25 each.”

He went on to say that Apple’s marketing did a lot to get others to work on their own. Look for application storefronts from Nokia, Palm, RIM and Samsung to come this year.

 

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Nokia N97 Handset

Nokia N97

takes on with their new N97 handset with a Symbian S60 OS, a 3.5-inch touchscreen, GPS, HSDPA, FM transmitter and tuner and a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. In addition, it also has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard,  WiFi and Bluetooth capability, 32GB memory and a microSD slot that can manage up to 16GB. Look for the N97 early next year with an approximate price of €550 ($695.00.)

 

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Mind Camp 5.0 Lunch and Dinner Menu

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Upcoming, Announcements,

Ponti Seafood GrillCurious about what you’ll be eating at the next Seattle Mind Camp event? Well, allow me to tell you. Lunch and dinner are being catered by the local Ponti Seafood Grill, who’ve gone out of their way to put together a menu that meets the needs of vegetarians, those who can’t eat gluten, and regular old people who eat anything. First up, lunch:

LUNCH BUFFET

  • Sliced Baguette
  • Cold Sliced Grilled Chicken
  • Soba Noodle Salad with shaved carrots, scallions, sesame vinaigrette
  • Orzo Pasta with arugula pesto, cherry tomatoes and pinenuts
  • Vegetable Crudite with green goddess dressing
  • Freshly Baked Brownies

Did you catch that? Freshly. Baked. Brownies. I’m in. Then, of course, there’s dinner. The dinner sponsor is Nokia’s Share on Ovi, and they’ll also be giving away a Nokia N78 as well during dinnertime.

DINNER BUFFET

  • Handmade Flatbread with carmelized onions
  • Carrot Ginger Soup
  • Salad Bar: Light Smoked Coho Salmon, Grilled Wild Prawns, Chopped Romaine, Herb Croutons, Cherry Tomatoes,  Cucumbers, Red Onion, Capers Choice of: Classic Caesar Dressing, Caper Vinaigrette
  • Sliced Baguette
  • Vegetarian Penne Pesto Pasta with grilled carrots, zucchini, squash, toasted garlic
  • Warm chocolate-chip cookies
  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit

See? Told you…delicious.


Mind Camp 5.0 Dinner Sponsor: Nokia’s “Share on Ovi”

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Sponsors,

Nokia Share on OviNokia’s got dinner covered, and we wanted to throw a big “Thanks!” their way for doing so. The company, based in Finland, just opened up an office locally in Kirkland, and they are looking for a few good people. You can get details below. Oh, and they’ll also be giving away a mobile phone at the event, details to come. Here’s a look at the Mind Camp 5.0 lunch and dinner menus, catered by Ponti Seafood Grill.

Nokia, based in Espoo, Finland, has opened a new office in Puget Sound with Share on Ovi,  a new, free personal media sharing community that makes it easy to upload, manage and share photos, videos and more through a mobile phone or desktop PC.  Meaning “door” in Finnish, Ovi is Nokia’s “Internet Gateway” and Share on Ovi offers a community where anyone can socialize around the most meaningful aspects of their lives, the moments they capture every day. With unlimited free storage for media the service frees up people to share their experience anytime and anywhere.

Located in Kirkland, WA the site is host to a “technical center of excellence” where a rapidly growing development and delivery team design service and client software on the latest open source platforms. These are key components in Nokia’s broader Internet services vision of providing seamless access to information, entertainment and social networks at any time, anywhere, from any connected device, in any way that you choose.  In Development and Delivery, you can be part of creating the future of all Nokia personal media sharing services!

To sign up for an account, please visit http://share.ovi.com

To be considered for career opportunities in J2ME, Web Development or Java SDET send your resume to: ext-aimee.cook@nokia.com


Nokia Music Almighty Competition

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Music,

Music Almighty EntrantThink you can design a cool set of headphones? Nokia is sponsoring the Music Almighty Contest. Download a “Style Palette” or “Freestyle” template and come up with your creation. You can alter the color, add graphics, and drag and drop components. Five winners get to go to the UK to see their designs become realities. The deadline is Dec. 31. If you want to see some of your competition, head over to their gallery.

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Nokia Comes with Music Package to Debut in UK

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Hot Deals, Music,

Nokia 5310Nokia has decided to launch its “Comes with Music” package in the UK first after making a deal with Carphone Warehouse. The arrangement allows users to permanently keep the music they have downloaded during the year on their 5310 XpressMusic Phone which will be offered in 8 Special Editions. Warner Music Group, Universal, and Sony BMG have all agreed to participate in the program that should begin next month. Contact Carphone if you live across the pond and would like to pre-register.

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Nokia 8800 Carbon Arte Cell Phone

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cameras, Cell Phones, Design,

Carbon Arte PhoneNokia has a new high end cell phone constructed of carbon fiber, titanium, polished glass, and stainless steel with an anti-fingerprint coating. The 8800 Carbon Arte features a tap-for-time button below the display for an insta-clock. It has turn-to-mute capability by turning the phone screen side down and changing background images. Also included is a 3G memory, a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus cam, high quality audio, and an OLED display. Look for the Arte in the 3rd quarter of this year for €1,100 ($1,620.).

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Nokia Dark Knight Edition 6205

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Cell Phones, Movies,

Dark Knight Cell PhoneNokia is hip to all the Batman freaks and has come up with a Dark Knight Edition 6205 for those that can’t wait until the film comes out on July 18. The cellie features a 1.3 megapixel cam, a voice recognition speakerphone, a music player, Bluetooth capability, and their new Calendar Preview for schedule management. Try a two year contract at Verizon and an online discount and the batphone can be yours for $69.99. Think how jealous the other batfans will be when you flash it at the premiere.

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