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Picture Gallery : Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Posted by jestin Thursday, December 3, 2009 0 comments

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Pictures and Photo Gallery

My buddy Michael from Thoughts From Hell allowed me to use his Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 pictures from his Flickr page to share you all! Check them out after the break…

[Thx Michael]

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Winter is approaching in the northern hemisphere. Get Pico Fireplace and stay warm in front of a warm and cosy fireplace. Connect the phone to your flat screen TV and you have a big fireplace. Get it from Ovi Store for 1 Euro.

Supported phones:

  • Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
  • X6
  • 5230
  • N97
  • 5530 XpressMusic
  • N97 mini

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Windows 3.11 running on Nokia N900

Another video showing Windows 3.11 running on the Nokia N900. Windows 7 next?

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Watch BlackBerry apps as they are downloaded in real time from BlackBerry App World.

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Nokia N97 Mini promo demo

Get to know the Nokia N97 mini and Ovi services. This video helps you learn more about the personalizable home screen, Ovi Store, Ovi Maps, Music Store.

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Review: Nokia Home Music Stereo

The Symbian Guru has published an walkthrough video of the Nokia Home Music’s interface. Check out the review after the break.

Read the entire review here

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Pashyn reviews the Pong Double app for the iPhone and iPod Touch.

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Sony Ericsson Satio 720p HD hands on

Hands on with Sony Ericsson Satio in 720p HD video. Symbian S60v5 with the style of Sony Ericsson’s UI and a massive 12.1 megapixel camera covered by a sliding mechanism.

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Resolution Interactive presents Snow Moto Racing, the first snowmobile racing game on the iPhone/iPod Touch platform.

Key Features:

  • 6 Unique Race Tracks
  • Easy-To-Use and responsive controls
  • Dynamic Opponent Difficulty
  • Local Multiplayer via Bluetooth
  • 14 Achievements to unlock
  • Hidden Bonus Game Mode
  • Download directly to iPhone via 3G


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with Sony Music

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Artists Go Mobile with Sony Music

Sony Music with partner Azuki Systems has gone mobile to offer web information for artists. The King of Pop Michael Jackson’s official website is the first to launch. You can find it at m.michaeljackson.com which features tracks, videos, news and photo’s of the artist. More artists will be added in due course.


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Nokia N900 multi tasking demo

The folks at Nokia Conversations demoes the Nokia N900 multi-tasking skills in 30 seconds. Its nice to see that the N900 can manage to run more than 24 apps in the background, hopefully it will not kill the battery within a few hours ;)

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Review: HTC HD2

MobileBurn have now published their HTC HD2 review. HTC HD2 is a quad-band PPC phone with 4.3 inch WVGA capacitive touch screen, 1 GHz processor, 5MP camera, GPS, Wi-Fi and Windows Mobile 6.5 Professional. You can find the review after the break…

Part 1 of Russell’s look at the HTC HD2, a Windows Mobile smartphone with a massive 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display. The HD2 also sports many of the HTC’s Sense features from Android.

Part 2 of Russell’s look at the HTC HD2, a Windows Mobile smartphone with a massive 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen display. The HD2 also sports many of the HTC’s Sense features from Android.


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Pictures: Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

Here are some fresh new pictures of the Sony Ericssons Xperia X10. The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 is the first phone in a family of phones to deliver a consistent user experience where communication truly becomes entertainment. This device, powered by Google’s Android operating system, introduces signature applications like Mediascape and Timescape, allowing the XPERIA X10 lets consumers organise everything and integrate the online world into their phone. With a 4 inch TFT touchscrenm, 8.1 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a super-fast processor, the XPERIA X10 gives you the freedom to create an entirely unique user experience.

[Pics by HDblog.it, read the Italian review here]

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Couldn’t miss the opportunity to share this! If you haven’t been living under a rock the past few months then you will know that Modern Warfare 2 has hit the shelves. Modern Warfare 2 has probably caused you to live under a rock now because of how addictive it is. Many users of DM are MW2 fans so check out this off topic video that I had to share! Maybe a random knife thrown may be this lucky for you…

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nokia e72

The highly-anticipated Nokia E72, a device tailor-made for business and personal messaging is now available in stores. To coincide with the arrival of the Nokia E72, Nokia has also released research* revealing that more people rely on email than on traditional phone calls or text messaging when sending and responding to critical information.

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Speaking about the research results, Nokia vice president Ukko Lappalainen said, “The research shows that people are spending an average of five full days per year -- equivalent to a full work week -- responding to emails. Half of us (46 percent) choose email over voice or text to send and receive important information. The Nokia E72 was designed exactly with this kind of person in mind -- it allows the owner to be more responsive and communicate how they want, whenever they want and wherever they are.”

The Nokia E72 builds on the formula from Nokia’s most successful full QWERTY keyboard device, the Nokia E71, and adds important new functionality such as desktop-like email and chat experiences. Morevoer, the latest version of Ovi Maps with A-GPS navigation and compass, an optical navi key and 5 megapixel camera are all packed into the sleek, beautifully-designed handset.

The Nokia E72 also comes with Nokia’s push consumer email service, Nokia Messaging, and now for the first time people can set up instant messaging (IM) directly from the homescreen, accessing communities such as Windows Live(TM) Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk and Ovi Chat. Just like chatting via the desktop, people can respond to friends and colleagues across multiple communities in real-time.

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The Nokia E72 can also accommodate multiple work and personal email accounts and, with separate profiles for work and play, allows people to be flexible when it comes to choosing how, when, where and who to respond to. While work emails rank as the most important messages to receive, they are not necessarily the most urgent messages to respond to. According to Nokia’s research, half of respondents (49 percent) prioritise their partners ahead of their bosses or managers (29 percent), colleagues (23 percent) and even customers (31 percent).

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Sony Ericsson X10   Unboxing and hands on

Sony Ericsson X10 unboxing and hands-on video by HDBlog.it. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is the manufacturer’s first Android phone. It is rather high-end, equipped with a 1GHz Snapdagon processor, 4-inch TFT screen with a resolution of 480x854 pixels and an 8.1-megapixel camera with autofocus. However, its software features are just as impressing. What it adds to the Android universe is a personalized interface, called UX (from User eXperience). Basically, UX combines various entertainment and social media features.

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Press: Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition launched

Nokia today announced the Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition, an entertainment hub that combines mobile broadcast TV (DVB-H), social networking, music and gaming in one compact 3G device. With mobile broadcast TV consumption on the rise – by 2012 there will be over 300 million people worldwide watching TV on their mobile phones – this handset offers easy access to anyone wanting to enjoy an exceptional live, on-the-move TV experience.

Nokia vice president Mark Selby said, “The introduction of the Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition responds to the arrival of DVB-H broadcast mobile TV networks in new markets and offers an affordable device for new and existing customers alike. Customers are increasingly watching a variety of programmes on their mobiles, such as drama programs, news and sport, for a longer period of time. The Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition has the sound and image quality to hold audiences captive.”

Watch TV. Anywhere.

Thanks to the Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition’s DVB-H technology, programs burst through the QVGA 2.4″ screen in full-colour, crystal clear, sharp images. Plug in 3.5mm headphones for personal viewing or use the loudspeaker option to share the experience with friends and family.

With one-click access to live broadcasts, the Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition can pick up the best channels around. Set reminders for favorite shows to make sure key episodes aren’t missed and create personal channel lists with Nokia’s innovative Electronic Program Guide (EPG) for a truly tailored mobile broadcast TV experience.

The Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition provides broadcast picture quality while the headset acts as an antenna for outstanding reception, so no blank screens or interference during those all important moments. Long battery life gives up to six hours of DVB-H usage; enough time to watch three football matches – or six episodes of a soap opera – before recharging. The Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition will retail for 155 Euros before taxes and subsidies.

Franklin Selgert, Chairman, Broadcast Mobile Convergence Forum said, “It is essential for DVB-H service providers to have a variety of devices capable of serving the mass market. Having a complete portfolio of handsets is pivotal for the commercial success of mobile TV. The new Nokia DVB-H enabled mobile phone, the Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition, is a great addition to the current portfolio of broadcast TV-capable handsets.”

Catch up with friends. Anytime.

The Nokia 5330 Mobile TV Edition comes with all the latest social networking software, making it simple to stay in touch with friends via Ovi Contacts, Facebook, MySpace and YouTube. Post status updates for friends and family to follow or instant message (IM) them via Windows Live(TM) Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo! Messenger, ICQ, AOL and many others.

Capture photos and video clips, day or night, using the 3.2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom and LED flash before uploading and sharing favourite shots via sites such as OviShare and Flickr. Alternatively, email them via Ovi Mail, Nokia Messaging, Windows Live Messenger, Gmail, or Yahoo! Mail.

Play music. Whenever.

Accessing music and other apps is easy with dedicated music keys and links to the Nokia Music store (where available). The Nokia 5330 Mobile TV edition is also compatible with Nokia’s innovative Comes with Music service – providing free, unlimited access to millions of tracks. Download free music anytime, anywhere – and keep all the music forever.

Keep up-to-date. Wherever.

Check out the choice of personalized media and applications in the Ovi Store. A one-stop-shop for thousands of applications, games, videos, podcasts, productivity tools, web and locati

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Bankruptcy courts cleared on Wednesday Ciena Corp.’s acquisition of a unit of bankrupt Nortel Networks for $769 million after fighting off a legal challenge by Nokia Siemens Networks, Reuters reported.

Network equipment maker Ciena said it expects the deal — which will double its size and increase debtload — to close in the first quarter of 2010.

Ciena trumped an offer by Nokia Siemens and its financial partner, One Equity Partners, with an auction-winning bid of $530 million in cash and $239 million in convertible securities for Nortel’s optical networking and carrier ethernet business.

On Tuesday, the 50-50 joint venture of Nokia of Finland and Siemens of Germany said it was ready to raise its offer to $810 million in cash, if the auction, which ended in late November, was reopened.

That set up Wednesday’s fight in court, with Nokia Siemens and some creditors arguing the auction should be reopened, in part because Ciena’s convertible securities were overvalued.

After roughly seven hours of argument, testimony and cross-examination, Nortel’s attorney said his team had a reached a deal in the hallway outside the court that would lead to the withdrawal of the last major objection.

Withdrawal of the objections made that a near-certainty later on Wednesday.

U.S. bankruptcy court in Delaware and a Canadian court cleared the deal after simultaneous hearings, Ciena and Nortel said in separate statements.

To clear the last objection, Ciena agreed to change the pricing on its convertible securities under certain conditions.

“This increases the value to the estate,” said Jennifer Feldsher, an attorney with Bracewell & Giuliani, which was representing creditor Matlinpatterson Global Investors. “We withdraw our objection.”

Nokia Siemens suffered a setback hours earlier when the judges ruled the joint venture did not have standing to object to Ciena’s bid.

Nokia Siemens’ attorney, Gregg Galardi, was critical of the deal saying it appeared to allow Ciena to change its bid and Nokia Siemens should be allowed to as well.

“It sounds like there is a material change to the bid,” Mr. Galardi, of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, said. “If that doesn’t reopen the auction, I don’t know what does. We stand by that $810 million bid.”

Nortel declared bankruptcy early in the year and has been auctioning off its businesses to raise money to pay creditors. Its lawyer, James Bromley of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, had argued the auction should not be re-opened.

“We can’t do that. It’s not fair to employees, to customers, to the company and not fair to the counterparties,” Mr. Bromley said.

Shares of Ciena closed up 4.9 percent at $12.88 on Nasdaq, helped by Nokia Siemens’ challenge as analysts say Ciena may have trouble integrating the Nortel assets.

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Nokia N900 impressively demos WebGL 3D graphics

We're not sure anyone out there needs any more proof that the Nokia N900 is powerhouse, but just in case you still had doubts, check this video of a WebGL-enabled Firefox build smoothly rendering some complex 3D models on Espoo's "internet tablet with phone capabilities." It's pretty impressive stuff, especially considering WebGL is still being standardized and it hasn't gotten beyond Firefox nightlies on the desktop yet. Check it after the break.


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Nokia Booklet 3G Review

The Nokia Booklet 3G was quite a surprise when it was first announced. With it, Nokia wants to differentiate itself by building a Netbook with a top-notch construction quality, a small footprint (it fits in a large purse) and small weight: only 2.64lbs. On top of that, the Nokia Booklet 3G has a very long real-world battery life. It seems like the perfect Netbook, but it has one significant downside: performance. You do know that Netbooks are slow, but you will have to realize that the Booklet 3G is even slower, so it is definitely not for everyone. The question is: is it for you? Here's my take...

Specifications highlights

  • Atom Z530 1.6Ghz
  • 1GB memory, 120GB of local storage
  • Windows 7 Home Premium (WEI 2.2)
  • 10.1" 1280x720 display
  • Intel GMA 500 graphics
  • 2 USB ports
  • Integrated 3G (AT&T), WiFi-N
  • No Ethernet port
  • 264 x 185 x 19.9 mm, 1.2kg (2.64lbs)

Physical aspect (sexy!)

Short video that shows what the Booklet 3G looks like in the real world

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The Nokia Booklet 3G is a very nicely built computer. It is thin, has a nice shape and is good looking on all sides (most computers are ugly on the bottom). It looks like a Macbook in some ways, especially because of the aluminum. The screen opens at almost 180 degrees, which is great because it could make using the laptop more comfortable. It's nice to have that option.

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It feels a bit “plastic”, but the chicklet design works well

Keyboard: The keyboard has smaller keys than a "normal" laptop, but the chicklet keyboard (there's spacing between the keys) makes typing easier and helps avoiding typos (at least, for me). The keys feel "plastic" and out of the box, they are a little stiff, but I bet that they will turn out to be just right with time. Keyboards are mostly a matter of personal preferences, so I would recommend you to try it if you can.

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There is no Ethernet port, but there are 3xUSB ones

Ports: on the left, you will find one HDMI, two USB ports and a standard 3.5mm audio jack. On the right, there's power, one USB, the SIM card slot, the SD card slot and the power button. Note that there's no Ethernet port because the computer is seemingly too thin to receive one. If you want to copy a bunch of files, you can still use WiFi or USB, but I did miss Gigabit Ethernet when I did some setup. After that, it didn't matter so much.

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Looks good, feels good in the hand

Display: The 10.1" display has a resolution of 1280x720, which is good for that size. However, I don't like the screen treatment very much. One of the LCD layer makes it a little fuzzy. It reminds me of the HP2730 tablet PC that I reviewed a while back. Also, the screen brightness isn't all that bright. Overall, I would say that the display is below average and that's something that I would like Nokia to change in future updates of this product.

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The webcam, and the microphone

Webcam: I was pleasantly surprised to see that the webcam is decent, even in low light conditions.

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The trackpad is on par-with other Netbooks,
but cheap compared to the rest of the computer

Trackpad: the trackpad works "OK", but it's not great. That's pretty common on Netbooks. The surface isn't very smooth, and the buttons feel a bit cheap.

Bloatware (almost none - good!)

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A new computer without bloatware? Great!

Nokia did not install too much bloatware in this computer. There's F-secure (trial), an anti-virus/anti-malware, Office (60-day trial) and Nokia Ovi. We're coming back to Nokia Ovi later, but you will be please to know that you won't have to spend an hour or two to uninstall a bunch of stuff that would slow down the computer. Which brings us to the next paragraph...

Performance (asthmatic)

nokia booklet 3g review

Look at the Graphics and more importantly, the disk (hdd) performance

Performance is the Achilles heel of the Nokia Booklet 3G. You think that it is as fast as other Netbooks? Think again: in the PCMark 05 benchmark, the Nokia Booklet 3G gets a score of 1114, versus 2074 for the HP Mini 311.

Admittedly, the HP Mini 311 got most of the gains from its graphics processor that is 10X faster, according to PCMark 05. That's not good... but I think that the real problem here is the hard disk. It gets an HDD Score of 1793 in PCMark 05, which is twice slower than the HP Mini 311 hard drive. To give you an idea, a 7200rpm desktop drive can get a score of about 6600-7000. An Intel X25M SSD gets a whooping 18817.

The point of all this is not to "bash" the Nokia Booklet 3G, but it is to provide you with a relative performance against things that you are familiar with, like "normal" Netbooks. Overall, I would say that yes, the Booklet 3G is perceptibly twice as slow as something like the Mini 311.

Combine the slow hard drive with a very low memory (1GB!!) and a recent Operating System (Windows 7) and you get a sluggish computer. Unfortunately, it is not possible to extend the memory size or the hard drive - this is a design mistake: if you don't want users to open the box, then get the specifications right (no Windows computer should ever ship with less than 2GB, especially if we cannot add memory). I did setup the Windows user interface to "best performance". It does noticeably help, but the 2D graphics in general are still very slow.

What can I do with it? (very basic stuff)

So, we just pointed out that the Booklet 3G was slow. So... what can you really do with it? Here's the brutal truth: only the basic productivity tasks. I tried to use Office. Word and Excel are "OK" if you don't handle complex files. Outlook tends to slow overtime, even on a desktop machine, so I would shy away from it. In all cases, disk access was a significant slowdown factor that could pin down an application. Once the disk stopped spinning (app load...) editing text was usually OK. I preferred using web apps like Google Docs, or Gmail - they tend to use the network more than the disk, at least when compared to Office.

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When it does not access the disk, Word runs “OK”

This video shows some basic user interaction. Look at the reactivity

Web browsing on the Booklet 3G
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The computer is sluggish each time you interact with it. Launching an app is slow, loading a web page is slow... this can be frustrating. Even web browsing is slow. You would think of it as a "basic" task at which all computers should perform OK, but the Booklet 3G is noticeably slower than recent Netbooks, and of course, much slower than an average laptop or desktop machine. I want to make sure that you understand the performance limitations because they are drastic. I shot a short video to show you what that feels like to wait around.

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Video calls in Skype will require all the computing power you have

Skype: the popular VOIP software works well. I've been told by people on the other side of the conversation that the sound is a bit muffled when compared to my Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000 (I suspect the tiny microphone), but overall it is very usable. Video works well in both directions, but you won't be able to get a crisp image during video calls. The computer is just too slow, and will drop video quality to preserve frame rate. It's like having a 4 year old webcam. The CPU will get very busy while Skyping (75%?). But despite of all that, I'm satisfied with the Skype functionality.

Nokia Booklet 3G Boot Sequence. Thanks to the lack of bloatware, it’s decent
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Integrated 3G (discreet, handy, expensive)

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If you intended to pay for an AT&T wireless broadband subscription, this is great because it's already integrated: there's no need to have a USB 3G modem sticking out of the computer. The downside is that your choice of carrier is pretty much restricted to AT&T (I wonder if the computer is network-locked). That's arguably not the best network around, but not the worse either. Check with friends who have AT&T 3G phones to see how their network works in areas that you might be into (home, work...). If you travel, it's more random but most frequented places should be covered decently (except downtown San Francisco, apparently...).

The real problem with 3G isn't how it is integrated, it's the contract. Without a "pay-per-use" model, many just can't afford it. Of course, many of use 3G on a daily basis, but let's face it, the average user, would probably like to pay $6 to $10 for a day rather than getting into a two year contract for $60 per month or so. I'm not sure if carriers actually want more people, as it seems that the networks aren't all that solid anyway. However, I think that this limits the market for computer makers such as Nokia. Also I would have preferred to see a Gobi chip that's compatible with more carriers. Again choice is good, and I could have used Verizon's day-pass.

Battery life

Nokia Booklet 3G Review

The battery life of the Nokia Booklet 3G is impressive: in idle mode, it did last 11.5 hours with the display (at minimum brightness), WiFi and 3G "ON" at all times. You won't be using it in Idle mode, but idle mode provides an interesting baseline: the best case scenario. Also, when you are reading something or just typing text, you're not actually doing that much, and the system does go to "sleep" mode, even in-between key strokes. I think that the Booklet 3G will last for around 6 or 7 hours during continuous web usage. The screen (brightness) is the most important battery drain factor, so keep that in mind. Battery life and size are the two strengths of the Booklet 3G.


Nokia Booklet 3G Review

If you perform the most basic tasks (email, text editing) and need a small laptop with an amazing battery life, the Nokia Booklet 3G is worth looking at. However, you will pay for these qualities in performance. The computer is even slower than recent Netbooks, mainly because of its hard drive performance and small memory size, I suspect. Additionally, there's not easy way to upgrade either of these and Nokia offers only a single model. I thought of getting one myself to do stuff like Blogging on the go, but I need to know if I'm going bang my head against the walls while waiting for photos to be resized. I'll need to try in the real world I guess. price: $300 w/ 2-yr contract or $600 without contract. In my opinion, Nokia should fix the disk performance, graphics performance and memory size in the next update, even if that means building a 11.1" computer.

If you have additional questions, remarks or want to write your own review, please drop a comment, I'll try to answer while I still have the computer with me. If not, maybe someone else will answer.


Nokia Booklet 3G official home page. More Nokia news.

You might like my Nokia N900 Review or the other reviews at Ubergizmo.

Second opinion

As usual, I'm just sharing my experience about the Nokia Booklet 3G. If you are serious about getting one, I recommend that you get a second opinon. Here are a few reads that you might want to check, in no particular order: PCMag, ITpro, Gizmodo, Crunchgear

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