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In All About Symbian Insight 189, we start with the news that Ovi Suite has now officially been replaced by Nokia Suite. Steve talks about an update (v40) for the Nokia X6, David does the same for the Nokia E72 (v81). The team discuss the formal release …
In All About Symbian Insight 190, we start with the news that Nokia Store has increased its download limit to 10. Steve summarises part 2 of his Nokia 700 review, which covered multimedia and Rafe offers an explanation for the cancellation of the Nokia 600. In the second …
In All About Symbian Insight 188, we start with news of the recently announced Nokia 603, a 200 Euro Symbian Belle device. We also discuss the Nokia Luna, a Bluetooth headset with a new form factor approach. Steve then shares some statistics on smartphone web usage and Ewan lets us …
In All About Symbian Insight 187, we start with a discussion of the impact Steve Jobs has had of the smartphone world, regardless of platform. David and Rafe talk Swype, which is set to be acquired by Nuance and Steve updates us on the last Nokia Store client beta. In …
In All About Symbian Insight 186, we start with a discussion of the recently announced Nokia job losses. David details the new beta of the Nokia Store, which is available via Beta Labs. This leads Steve to talk about his curated Symbian app store page. In the second half of …
All About Symbian Insight 185 starts with a discussion of the news that Henry Tirri has been confirmed as Nokia's CTO, after replacing Rich Green earlier this year. David then brings us his thoughts of Swype 2.0 (available through Beta Labs), which leads to a range of responses …
All About Symbian Insight 184 starts with a summary, from Rafe, of the new Nokia Car Mode application and the underlying MirrorLink technology standard, which promises better phone car integration for the future. Steve offers a roundup of the Facebook client applications for Symbian, with Rafe and David chipping …
All About Symbian Insight 183 starts with an update on the Symbian Anna role out, it is now available in most European countries. The team then discuss the news that Microsoft is to bring a number of new business related applications to the Symbian Belle platform. In the second half …
In All About Symbian Insight 182, we start with the news of Tero Ojanpera's departure from Nokia and arrival at investment fund Vision+. The team then discuss patents, with mentions for Samsung and Mosaid. In a software round up, Steve talks about 3D World Gaze and Vlingo …
In All About Symbian Insight 181 we start with an update on the status of the Symbian Anna software update roll out. The main part of the podcast covers the announcement of Symbian Belle (user interface and NFC focused software update) and its likely impact. We also …
In All About Symbian Insight 180 we start with a discussion of two big pieces of mobile industry news, the planned acquisition of Motorola Mobility by Google and the announcement that HP is to cease production of its WebOS hardware. The second half of the longer-than-usual podcast focuses …
In All About Symbian Insight 179 we start by highlighting Gartner's Q2 smartphone sales statistics, which suggest Nokia's sales performance may have been better than previously thought. We then touch on the theme of Nokia strategy in North America, following reports that Nokia is exiting the Symbian and Series …
In All About Symbian Insight 178 the main focus is on the Nokia 500. We cover the device's key specifications and positioning, but also look at the underlying hardware family and consider the implications of the 1GHz processor. We also briefly discuss Nokia's new naming scheme. To top and tail …
In All About Symbian Insight 177, we start with the news that Ovi Store has passed the 7 million downloads a day mark. Other topics covered this week include cuteBox (a Dropbox client) going free in the Ovi Store, the launch of NFC Hub (a source for NFC enabled posters, …
In All About Symbian Insight 176, we discuss Nokia's Q2 2011 results in detail. We summarise the key numbers, look at the market reaction and whether the results met expectations, assess the seriousness of the situation for Nokia, discuss what some of the underlying causes might be and consider the …
In All About Symbian Insight 175, we open with a discussion that summarises our thoughts of the Nokia X7. We move on to a discussion of the new Symbian Anna browser, where Rafe shares some test numbers comparing Web 7.2 with Web 7.3. Steve share details of a Samsung i8910 …
In All About Symbian Insight 174, we open by talking the new beta release of Nokia Maps, which brings traffic aware routing and UI improvements to the drive mode. We then move on to a detailed discussion of the Nokia E6, talking through the hardware highlights and asking what sort …
In All About Symbian Insight 173, we open by talking about the news that many S60 3rd Edition (Feature Pack 2) and S60 5th Edition devices will be receiving browser and maps updates over the next month or so. We then move on to mention updates to Opera Mobile and …
In All About Symbian Insight 172, we look briefly at the launch of the Nokia N9 and its implications in the long term for both Nokia and Symbian, the 'leak' of 'Sea Ray' and the way forward for Nokia's Windows Phone aspirations, we look at the recent impressive Ovi Store …
In All About Symbian Insight 171, we open by talking about the latest release of Nokia Social (version 1.3) and discussing the reasons behind Nokia's decision to close its own online stores. The main section of the podcast features a discussion around the resolution of the Nokia - Apple patent …