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Archive for December 2007

New N95-3 Firmware, 11.3.009

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Well, surprise, surprise! Never thought I’d actually find anything by randomly running NSU with my phone connected to my PC, but I guess I was wrong!

New N95-3 Firmware

I’m downloading the new firmware now and I’ll update this space when I find a list of changes, or make my own.

Written by Jonathan

December 11, 2007 at 7:51 am

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The Smartphone Show and Text Input

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For those that aren’t aware, Steve Litchfield has a fantastic video podcast called “The Smartphone Show” that is all about…well, smartphones (just like his website, allaboutsymbian.com.) I’ve been a long time reader of his site and viewer of the Smartphone Show, but I got a little surprise tip from HowardForums member ebeygin today about his show…

I wrote to Steve a few weeks back about his article regarding text input on mobile devices. In episode 47, Steve put together some numbers for how fast texting can be on various smartphones with various text input methods. I wrote to Steve about how much I absolutely LOVE T9 and sent him a screenshot of my speed results using the T9 on the N95 at iphonetypingtest.com. In his newest entry, episode 48 not only details an excellent comparison between the 8gb N95 and the 8gb iPhone, but Steve also drops my name for tipping him off to the iPhone typing test site. Thanks for the mention Steve! …though my last name is pronounced brew-hah 😉 (without any Southern drawl, thank you very much).

Click ahead if you want to see some of my silly speed test that prompted me to write to him.

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Written by Jonathan

December 4, 2007 at 7:27 pm

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If you need my help. . .

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Symban Signed

If there’s anyone reading that’s having a hard time signing any unsigned applications for S60v3, don’t be afraid to drop me an email. I can’t promise that I’ll get back to you instantly, particularly since Symbian Signed will only allow 5 developer certificates in a day, but one way or another, I’ll get an app working on your phone. 🙂

Written by Jonathan

December 1, 2007 at 7:49 am

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Thinking about getting the N82…

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Nokia N82Now that I’ve been promoted and I’m about to have one of my larger bills drop off my monthly expenses, I’ve been thinking of making a lateral move regarding my phone (“upgrading” doesn’t quite fit when you have one of the best phones currently available already). Since I bought my N95-3, the idea was to eventually switch over to AT&T to make good on the high speed data when I could finally stomach the $200 ETF from T-Mobile. As appealing as HSDPA is, there’s just something about AT&T that makes me think they’re the devil and that the switch would ultimately just be a bad idea. In my pondering, I’ve come up with a couple ideas for and against the getting the N82, depending on what I decide to do with my carrier as well.

Read through, if you’d like.

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Written by Jonathan

December 1, 2007 at 7:44 am

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