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Make your own Nokia N8 with the Symbian Wild Ducks project

Well. Almost. Theoretically it is possible to make your own Nokia N8. Or at least you can create your own version of it, with a 15 megapixel camera, instead of a 12. The Symbian Wild Ducks project is all about making a phone using the Symbian 3 platform and off-the-shelf components. The Wild Ducks team […]

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Nokia’s N8 announced with 12 megapixel camera

It seems like we’ve been waiting decades for Nokia to release their next N-Series device. Long rumoured, the N8 has finally arrived. Well, it’s finally been announced. It actually arrives in Q3 this year, so it’s a good 4-6 months away still. But it’s a looker and it boasts a specifications page about 8 screens […]

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The Symbian London Stammtisch is coming soon

If you’re wondering what the hell the ‘Stammtisch‘ is, then wonder no more. It’s German for ‘the regular’s table’ or ‘regular get-together’. The Symbian chaps in London regularly hold get-togethers all across the world. It’s a super way of connecting with Symbian’s team and asking them for input, perspective or assistance — and it’s also […]

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Video: Scott Weiss, Symbian’s User Interface Manager

A few weeks ago, Rafe and I popped into the Symbian London HQ to talk with Scott Weiss, the Foundation’s User Interface & Technology manager. The aim? Find out more about what they’ve got planned with upcoming versions of the operating system. Have a watch! Download M4V Video | Subscribe to Podcast | Embed video

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Video: Lee Williams Mobile World Congress Walkabout

Rafe Blandford of All About Symbian takes a walkabout Mobile World Congress with Symbian‘s Executive Director, Lee Williams. Download M4V Video | Subscribe to Podcast | Embed video

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Video: Nokia’s Tero Ojanpera on Symbian, Ovi and beyond

At Mobile World Congress, we sat down with Nokia’s Dr Tero Ojanpera, EVP of Services for Nokia, to talk about the company’s strategy with Symbian, Ovi, Maemo/MeeGo and the way ahead. Here’s the video… Download M4V Video | Subscribe to Podcast | Embed video

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Video: Julien Fourgeaud on the Symbian’s future

Just before Mobile World Congress, Rafe and I sat down with Julien Fourgeaud to talk about his involvement in the Symbian Foundation, the importance of explaining technology as a user experience, where the Foundation and platform might go (i.e. future vision) and the possibilities of using Symbian on other connected devices. Let’s see what’s on […]

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Video: Lee Williams on Sasken’s Social Mobile Framework

Before we took a stroll around Mobile World Congress with Symbian Foundation Executive Director, Lee Williams, Symbian‘s Executive Director, Rafe and I took Lee over to meet Sasken. They’re a major contributor to the new open source code (in particular, the Social Mobile Framework). Here’s Lee talking to one of the Sasken representatives: Download M4V […]

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Video: Part 3 of the Anssi Vanjoki interview: “The generic mobile interface will be a map”

After we’d dealt with the N97 issue in Part 1 and then the way ahead of Symbian and MeeGo in Part 2, Rafe asked Nokia’s EVP for Markets, Anssi Vanjoki, to speculate on the future of mobile 3-4 years out. Most executives when faced with this kind of question will either shrivel up and look […]

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Video: Nokia’s Anssi Vanjoki talks Symbian, MeeGo and kills the N95 form factor

Ok, so he doesn’t actually kill the form factor — but in a question in part 2 of our Anssi Vanjoki coverage (see part 1), Rafe did ask if he could see a future in the N95 slider/candbybar format. I don’t for a minute think Nokia will ever stop producing those kind of devices, especially […]

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In the light of the 5,000 app purge, developers should take a look at RIM & Nokia

All of the developers I’ve spoken to this evening about Apple’s ‘5,000 app purge’ have spoken on condition of anonymity. Nobody wants to criticise Apple, it seems. (Here’s the post I wrote earlier) I can well understand this — especially if you’ve got a good revenue stream coming from the App Store. But it does […]

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz: A piece of genius Symbian device, pre-order on Voda UK

We spent a lot of time on the Sony Ericsson Vivaz at Mobile World Congress. A lot of time. We even managed to get some time with one of the Product Planners responsible for the device (and sister unit, the Vivaz Pro). Since Symbian helped cover out costs to get to MWC, it was a […]