Archive for Feb 23, 2010

Nokia N97 experience “a tremendous disappointment” admits exec [Video]

Nokia N97 experience “a tremendous disappointment” admits exec [Video]

The Nokia N97 was not, to be blunt, the darling device the geeks among us were hoping for.  Suffering from a sizeable delay between initial announcement and availability, together with poor release firmware, it generally ditched in reviews.  Speaking candidly at MWC 2010 last week, Nokia's EVP of markets, Anssi Vanjoki, admitted that "the N97 was a tremendous disappointment in terms of the experience quality for the consumer".  Check out the video interview after the cut.

Sony compact Alpha DSLR concept test-bed for new snap-on lens system?

Sony compact Alpha DSLR concept test-bed for new snap-on lens system?

Sony's new concept "interchangeable lens compact camera" for PMA 2010 this week may be catching glances for its small body size and possible indication that the company are planning a jump into the Micro Four Thirds market, but according to Amateur Photographer the really interesting part might be the lens mount itself.  They were closely watching Masashi Imamura, Sony's President of Personal Imaging and Sound Business Group at the company's press launch, and he removed the re-attached the concept Alpha DSLR's lens with none of the usual twisting.

Moblic E7 WiMAX MID of mystery

Moblic E7 WiMAX MID of mystery

One of the best things about MWC 2010 is that you can come across completely unexpected devices quite by accident.  Moblic were discretely showing off their E7 WiMAX MID, with a sliding form-factor, QWERTY keyboard, 4-inch WVGA touchscreen and gaming controls.  According to Carrypad, people at the booth didn't know too much about the MID itself - even the identity of the 600MHz processor is a mystery.

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