There Are Six Major Problems with Windows Phone, and Apps Isn’t One of Them


Note: Please welcome our guest Rita to The Mobile Fanatics. She was nice enough to share this article with us. I keep running into this same sentence, over and over again “Windows Phone lacks apps”. Every single review of a Lumia for example ends with the same foregone conclusion: “it’s a great phone but there […]

Windows Phone Tip: Touch “toast” notifications to unlock phone


I’m shocked that I didn’t discover this earlier, nor have I ever seen this feature in a Windows Phone review. Just a few days ago I was fumbling around my Nokia Lumia 920 when something funny happened. I thought it might have been a bug. A notification came through when my phone was locked. I […]

Video demo: Nokia Lumia 920 PR2.0 to get double-tap to unlock and sleeping screen clock


This brings me back to my Symbian and Nokia N9 (MeeGo Harmattan) days. My Nokia N8 had the ability to show the clock on my screen when it was locked in a power-efficient way. There was even an app called Sleeping Screen that showed SMS and missed called notifications. My Nokia N9 (MeeGo/Harmattan) allowed me […]

HP hires ex-MeeGo head Alberto Torres to run Mobility tablets unit


In an interesting move, HP has brought aboard Alberto Torres to head a new “consumer tablets” unit. Mr. Torres was relieved of his duties at Nokia earlier this year after heading MeeGo operations. Nokia let him go because they didn’t want to develop the MeeGo platform anymore and release MeeGo devices. Everyone is expecting HP […]

How might a Nokia tablet running Windows 8 look? Marko Ahtisaari, head of design, ‘working on it’

Nokia Windows Tablet render

Almost every tech site, big and small, has come to the determination that the Nokia Lumia 800 (and N9) have one of the best hardware designs on a phone. Now what if we took that same design and applied it to a Nokia tablet running the upcoming Windows 8 operating system? It might look something […]

Nokia N9 PR1.2 update brings GTalk video chat, folders, Maps favorites sync, continuous shutter, & more

Nokia N9 review

Nokia N9 fanatics will be delighted to hear this bit of good news. The month of March brings the newest firmware update for their MeeGo-based smartphone. N9 update PR1.2 is now available in most countries and brings a handful of really good updates and features including updates to camera, folders, Nokia Drive, DNLA, Google Talk […]

Nokia Lumia 800: The Full Review

Nokia Lumia 800 review

The Nokia Lumia 800 will go down in history as one of the most important Nokia devices ever. The first product of the controversial Nokia – Microsoft partnership, the Lumia 800 unabashedly symbolizes the new Nokia, a maker of smartphones running Windows Phone 7. I considered the Nokia N9 the last real Nokia flagship smartphone; […]

Video Review: We put the Nokia N9 through a multitasking torture test

Multitasking on the Nokia N9

What phone is best at multitasking? Look no further than the Nokia N9 and MeeGo Harmattan experience. Here you have true multitasking, with apps running in the background if needed in an easily controlled environment. When viewing the multitasking panel you see open applications in live tiles – either 3×3 or 2×2. Yes… I said […]

Nokia N9 Review: Conclusions

Nokia N9 review

This is the 3rd part of Alvin’s Nokia N9 review. It was a quiet and rainy night. I looked at the black Nokia N9, surveying its perfect form and the jet black display. It was time to do the deed. Our time was up. The N9 would go away and never come back. Although we’d had […]

Nokia N9 Review: Software

Nokia N9 Software Review

This is the 2nd part of Alvin’s Nokia N9 review. So far, we’ve looked at the Nokia N9 purely in terms of hardware, but arguably more important than the gorgeous curved screen is what runs beneath it – MeeGo Harmattan 1.2. A platform that was supposed to replace Symbian and save the company has now […]

Nokia N9 Review: Hardware

N9 Screen Pixels

Article by Alvin Wong This is the 1st article from Alvin’s Nokia N9 review. Say hello to the Nokia N9, the last real Nokia flagship smartphone. Even before pulling the device out of its signature Nokia blue box, I knew the N9 would be an extremely special device. It represents the pinnacle of Nokia’s hardware […]