Mobile Phone

Minima concept phone has a wicker style keypad

Minima concept phone has a wicker style keypad

As much time as many of use spend on our mobile phones we want them to be easy to use and comfortable to hold. We also want all kinds of cool features. Some folks would put style over usability. Wood is a popular material on tech gadgets of late with lots of notebooks using wood in the design.

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Nokia Own Voice for Ovi Maps lets you tell yourself where to go

Nokia Own Voice for Ovi Maps lets you tell yourself where to go

Hot on the heels of TomTom's new Star Wars voices for their PND range comes Nokia's alternative: the ability to record your own voice prompts for the Ovi Maps Navigation app available free for multiple Nokia handsets.  Fresh to the Ovi Store - as a free download, no less - Own Voice for Ovi Maps asks you to record 53 different speech prompts and then bundles them together into a custom voice pack.

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Nokia smartphone sales up, but Symbian^3 delayed; MeeGo device due this year

Nokia smartphone sales up, but Symbian^3 delayed; MeeGo device due this year

Nokia have announced their financial results for the last quarter, and the Finnish company reported a quarterly decline in both cellphone and smartphone sales though an increase in comparison to the same period a year ago.  Overall 107.8m handsets - 21.5m of which were smartphones - were sold in the three month period, up from 93.2-percent in Q1 2009, but down from 126.9-percent in Q4 2009.  Meanwhile, Nokia have confirmed that they will be delaying the release of Symbian^3 handsets until Q3 2010, with the first announcement expected sometime in the first half of this year.

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