While we may continue to blast Qualcomm's FLO TV standalone streaming TV handheld, we have no problem with manufacturers integrating mobile TV into their cellphones. Nokia's latest, the 5330 Mobile TV Edition, does exactly as its name suggests: packs a DVB-H digital TV tuner into a media-centric handset, complete with hardware music control keys, a 2.4-inch QVGA display and a 3.5mm headphones jack.
Nokia's Booklet 3G isn't the only new device from the company on our test bench today; two of the Finn's newest smartphones have also arrived, in the shape of the N97 mini and the E72. Announced back in September and June, respectively, each offers a full QWERTY keyboard and S60 OS, but in strikingly different ways. Check out our unboxing videos, live galleries and some first impressions after the cut.
Having gone in sale in Europe this week, the initial reviews of the Nokia Booklet 3G netbook are beginning to show up. The Wall Street Journal have shared their impressions of the 3G and GPS toting ultraportable, praising its battery life but immediately dampening their enthusiasm over what they describe as a "tiny keyboard". Meanwhile Engadget Spanish are yet to review the Booklet 3G, but they have taken the time to unbox it.
Unboxing and hands-on videos after the cut
Nokia have announced several new devices at Nokia World, including making the Nokia N97 Mini official - complete with preloaded Lonely Planet information - as well as debuting the Nokia X6, a touchscreen device, and the Nokia X3, a Series 40 music phone. The X6 has managed to fly beneath the radar in the run-up to Nokia World, offering a 3.2-inch touchscreen, 16:9 aspect display, direct access to Ovi Store and Facebook integration.
We're starting to really enjoy seeing these N900 videos. The first ones we saw were some pretty quick, albeit informative glimpses of what the N900 was; and then we got a quick taste of what the camera is capable of; and most recently a very loud (both audibly and visually) promotional video. This time around, we've got a clear-cut display of what we're looking at, and what we should expect when the N900 finally launches.
Nokia World is coming. Did you get the memo? Or, should we say, Maemo? If you didn't, you probably still already know about it, considering "we've covered" already. And starting tomorrow, the news will start to take on a far more official standpoint. Not that the Nokia N900 isn't official, because it certainly is, but sometimes getting the information from the horse's mouth is a lot better. And who can say no to press events? We certainly can't. But just in case all those still images of the upcoming Rover weren't doing it for you, here's a video of Maemo 5, the User Interface (UI).
Live footage of the Nokia N900 hasn't been in short supply - in fact Nokia themselves provided some decent walkthrough videos of their new smartphone/internet tablet hybrid - but there's nothing like a few in-the-wild shots to get the blood pumping. Happily there's more than just one prototype N900 in the wild, and now that the touchscreen Maemo marvel is finally official they're starting to come out of the woodwork.