All About Symbian Podcast

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News and views on Symbian phones (smartphones - S60 and UIQ) from the AAS Team.

In All About Symbian Insight number 211, we start with a brief discussion of Nokia's Q1 2012 results, which leads, eventually to a discussion about the value of second hand smartphones. This weeks news round-up touches on Opera Mobile and Mini updates, a review of Avatar, details of an update …
In All About Symbian Insight number 210, we open with the news of the firmware update that upgrades the the Nokia 701, 700 and 603 to Nokia Belle Feature 1. Our second major talking point is the release of Office Suite (Microsoft Apps 2.0) for (most) Nokia Belle devices. In …
In All About Symbian Insight number 209, we look at a barrage of software updates (E6/CuteTube/Nokia Suite), before discussing cloud sync in general and SugarSync in particular. We finish with mention of my 'Curated' software list and a look at the Nokia 701 in passing and NFC in particular - …
In All About Symbian Insight number 208, we open with news of a Nokia Store client update (beta), before moving on to chat about phone disassembly and repair, prompted by some recently uploaded videos. In the middle part of the podcast we turn our attention to energy, talking about the …
In All About Symbian Insight number 207, we open with news of a Nokia E6 update that fixes the SMS counter bug, details of the latest Nokia Store client update and a pointer to a new eBook reader app. In the main part of the podcast Steve and Rafe talk …
In All About Symbian Insight number 206, we round-up many of the latest Symbian related news stories. Steve talks about the availability of Weather widgets (for Belle), David details the updates available in Opera 12 and Rafe shares his thoughts on Nokia's 2011 20-F filing. We also cover the closure …
In All About Symbian Insight number 205, we discuss the Symbian-related news from Mobile World Congress. The star of the show is, of course, the Nokia 808 PureView. We talk about the sensor, optics and software algorithms that make up the PureView camera technology, we also cover Nokia Belle Feature …
In a special joint All About Symbian and All About Windows Phone 'Insight' podcast, we look forward to Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2012. We discuss what the show is all about, speculate on possible Symbian and Windows Phone-related announcements and debate what the key stories from Barcelona will be this …
In All About Symbian Insight number 203, we share our thoughts on the Nokia Belle software upgrade after a week of use. Steve offers some solutions for common Belle upgrade problems, David compares the Java version of the game TinTin to the Symbian version, Rafe talks about what's new in …
In All About Symbian Insight number 202, we start with a few notes on the Nokia 500, with Steve and Rafe comparing their first impressions of the device. The major part of the podcast is devoted to the release of Nokia Belle for the N8, C7, C6-01, E7, E6 and …
In All About Symbian Insight number 201 we look forward to the release of Nokia Belle for existing Symbian handsets, with each of the team highlighting an expected benefit. We also discuss Nokia's Q4 results and device shipment numbers. Steve brings news of the addition of 360Cities to Nokia Maps, …
After just over four years, we've reached the 200th edition of the AAS Insight Podcast. To celebrate, we look back to the first and hundredth editions of the show, marvelling at the changes that have taken place, but also finding some surprising similarities. Each of the team also chooses their …
In All About Symbian Insight number 199 we start with a discussion about the recent release of version 1.4 of Nokia Social and the additions and updates it contains. We also discuss, briefly, some of the third party options for accessing Facebook and Twitter. Steve shares news of Sisvel's …
In our first All About Symbian Insight for 2012, number 198, we start with the news that there are now more than 11 million downloads a day from Nokia Store. Steve highlights the QtInfo utility and remarks on the improved experience of installing Qt apps on Symbian devices. The major topic …
In All About Symbian Insight 197, we start with a detailed discussion of two news items: the announcement of the Nokia 801T in China and the renaming of Symbian Belle to Nokia Belle. Rafe and Steve then ponder battery consumption and cellular connectivity (fast battery drain from low strength 3G …
In All About Symbian Insight 196, we start with two news items: updates for Nokia Pulse and the announcement of the closure of the web interface for Ovi Contacts in January. As a follow up to Steve's editorial from last week the team then discuss the relative merits on …
In All About Symbian Insight 195, we give our initial reaction to the Nokia statement that the Symbian Belle update for existing Symbian^3 devices is due in early 2012. Rafe and Steve discuss recent updates to the Nokia Store, which leads to a more general discussion of the beta process. …
In All About Symbian Insight 194, we start with a brief discussion of CarrierIQ, which Nokia says is not present in any of its devices. Steve brings news of SPB's acquisition by Yandex, before David summarises his conveniently timed review of SPB Shell 3D. …
In All About Symbian Insight 193, Steve rounds-up his Nokia 701 coverage, with additional comments on font size and screen technology. Rafe says the reviews of the Nokia 500 and Nokia 603 are coming soon, as are the Symbian Belle updates for existing devices. We …
In All About Symbian Insight 192, Steve starts off the podcast by talking about the Q3 smartphone sales numbers from Gartner. In the main portion of the podcast, Rafe and Steve share their first thoughts on the Nokia 701, including insights into the battery, camera and …