I am a big fan of mobile, but not just for the sake of the technology. Rather, I love to showcase and explore what these powerful tools can actually do in real life usage. I read on Balancing Act Africa that a mobile TV drama series shot entirely on the Nokia N8 is being produced [...]
The other day, it was Mo’s birthday. Today being a Saturday, he spent many hours with members of the MOBILITY team. I could tell you all about Dayo, his long time friend who is quite fond of cakes and ice cream. I could tell you of Omonzua, the lady that almost looks like Hausa or [...]
I am a shutterbug, thanks to years of hanging around with my dad. I love to take pictures, which is why I am a great fan of good cameras on phones. Given any two smartphones, chances are that I will pick the one with the better camera unless it is so bad as a smartphone [...]
Nap time today, my eyes were wide awake. Sleep seemed far. It was not a bright afternoon. There was some cloud cover and the sun hidden away for the most part. There, laying in bed in my room, I had a sudden inspiration to do another shootout. This was around a quarter to 5PM. What [...]
Nokia’s CEO may have given up on Belle OS, but it does not appear that the team behind that platform have. I have been using the Nokia 808 PureView as my daily driver for about two weeks now, and it has served me very well. we all know Nokia’s traditional strong areas: Superb hardware Great [...]
I got thinking about the camera on the Nokia N8 and thought about writing a 12 megapixel feature. The Nokia N8 is clearly the most popular 12 megapixel cameraphone till date, and still holds the overall cameraphone second place behind its cousin, the Nokia 808 PureView. Considering that this old horse hit the market in [...]
We were standing there on the shore with the waves lapping gently at our bare feet. He had gone silent a while, and for some reason I had too. If I must confess, after a few moments of silence, my feelings were a mess. Somehow, I felt something was up. not that he was a man of many words under normal circumstances. Let’s just chalk this up to woman’s intuition, shall we? Anyway, we stood there facing the ocean and not moving. Then he gently untangled from me, turned to face me, and held my head in his strong hands. He planted a soft kiss on my forehead and then began to speak in a slow, measured tone of voice.
It’s one thing to snag proper exposure, though — capturing sharp details with little noise and superior color balance is an entirely different beast, and the Lumia managed to do just that, as you’ll see in our 100-percent-view shots further on. Later in the evening we hit the streets of Helsinki for a real-world shootout. The 920 did present some issues with exaggerated shake and other rapid movements, but it offered up excellent results overall, even in scenes that were too dark for us to make out any details with our own eyes.
The video you are about to watch will blow your mind. It will blow your mind because there is no way in heaven or hell that such quality should be able to be produced by a mobile phone. However, the Nokia 808 PureView has stunned even me. Please enjoy: Euphoria from Samuel Rinnetmäki on Vimeo. [...]
I have missed the Nokia N8′s superb and yet-to-be-matched 12 megapixel camera with Xenon flash. I have missed using the built-in FM transmitter to pump out music through vehicle’ stereo speakers when I am on the move. I have also missed the superb Nokia Maps application with voice guidance for those times when I am [...]