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More E72 and E71 Comparison Photos and Review

In the Philippines, the Nokia E72 will ship for around P22,000.00

Hi guys, thanks for all the link backs and comments with regards to the E72 launch I covered. A lot of you were asking about the enhanced Navi key so over lunch I borrowed the E72 of one of the regional comms from Nokia and the product is the video you see above. I’m showing off how well the Navi key works in conjunction to the user interface. As you can see, it is very fast (who needs a touch screen anyway??). The Navi key really shines with the new multimedia menu especially when browsing through photos.

Ready for my photo barrage? It’s all after the jump.

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UPDATED III: Nokia E72 vs E71 Comparison Photos and Review

UPDATE II: A ton more photo comparisons here as I was able to borrow an E72 over lunch from the comms people of Nokia SG. The E72 will retail in the Philippines for about P22,000.00

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Lo and behold, the brand new Nokia E72 was accidentally unveiled yesterday via a leaked video over the Internet. No scandals here of that sort: according to some Nokia execs who were at Nokia Connections ’09, one of the tech guys accidentally classified one top secret video as “public” instead of “private” thus leaking one of four videos for the new phone launches today. Oh well, it’s probably a good thing anyway — think of the Internet coverage on the leak!

Soooo … yay! It is thus of no surprise to have the Nokia E72 launched today at Nokia Connections, alongside the ultra affordable 5530 XpressMusic and mid range 3710 Fold. This post is dedicated to the latest enterprise device, the E72. Hands down, the E72 is an amazing phone that borrows from everything that made the E71 great and the hardworking engineers over at Nokia were quick to add a few interesting touches.

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Loren Shuster talks about Nokia’s Ovi Platform


The following post is a paraphrase of the media workshop conducted by Loren Shuster, which is essentially a mindset establishing thing for the media. A lot of these are trends and product features and when mentioned, my own thoughts.

There are 1.3 billion users on the Internet. Over 40% of these have mobile Internet access as well. In 2008, the number of mobile Internet users doubled, making the mobile Internet the only way to access the web for developing countries.

it is estimated that by 2012, the number of mobile Internet devices will surpass the total number of desktops that have Internet access. By 2012, there will be over 1 billion people accessing social networking sites via mobile phones. There are 9.3 million individuals using mobile Internet per day. 8.2 million use the mobile Internet for maps.

The ability to personalize and customize information on your phone is important. Content is determined on the terms of users, not corporations.

(Jayvee’s Note — This is the point where they show how the Nokia N97 has customization for the home screen.)

In 2008, Nokia has shipped 60 million converged devices, 36 million were N-series devices. Within these devices is the Ovi Services which is composed of the following 5 parts:

Maps and Navigation
Media Services

(Jayvee’s Note — Shuster talks about the Ovi Store. This is basically stuff we’ve heard in local press conferences, but in addition, he mentions that the store also houses flash-based content.)

In addition to this, there are also embedded business models for other companies to adapt into their plans, such as the Maps feature within Ovi (adding your businesses into the Maps and I would guess paying a premium to be seen).

Using Ovi services, you can share locations and actions and behaviors of all your friends. You can track where they are, see their schedule, know what photos they take, hear the music they listen to, and share your own schedule as well.

(Jayvee’s Note — I guess this is preempted by the new RSS feed feature on your phone’s home screen which made debut in the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Phone. The new 5530 XpressMusic allows you to track up to 20 friends, but these are basic functions such as calls, RSS feeds to blogs, social networking profiles and SMS.)

Now on to developing markets. Ovi Mail’s reach successful across Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand. Mostly thanks to the less than 50 EU phones that were recently launched and ease of use email.

With music downloads, Nokia has brought in more than 3 million music downloads, which surpasses piracy in Singapore. By taking away the cost barrier from Comes with Music, you can download unlimited amounts of music, 80% of the downloads are actually complete albums. (Jayvee’s Note — Comes with Music allows for 1 year free download of songs from the Music Store — around 4 million songs.)

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Announced: Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, Nokia E72, Nokia 3710 Fold


Just finished the keynote speech and device showcase for day 1 of Nokia Connection. Below is the rundown (as far as I could catch up) of the event, in live blog format. The keynote highlights after the jump.

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Conan goes to Singapore

So I was watching Conan the Barbarian (1982 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger) and it prompted me to head over to Funan Digital Life Mall to pick up a a prepaid pass, since I don’t want to use my credit card to pay for a subscription.

it also hit me (doh!) that I should have bought AoC in Singapore as it would be cheaper by roughly PHP 500.00. I guess warranty doesn’t matter as what you’re really buying is the MMO’s serial number. Oh well. The collector’s edition is hot though – SG $199.00 for a huge tome that comes with behind the scenes stuff and the lore of Conan.