* Posts by Steve Litchfield

11 posts • joined 4 Dec 2007

Sleek Nokia Lumia details EXPOSED ahead of Thursday's disrobing

Steve Litchfield

Re: Lens Resolution

You're missing the Carl Zeiss optics and the PureView oversampling. I've taken 3000 Nokia 808 photos in the last year and precisely none of them (other than to test it) was at 38MP. The 808 outputs 5MP 'pure' images. And they're VERY good. Or you can ditch the oversampling and software zoom in with no loss/pixellation. Very flexible, very good results.

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Nokia and Symbian still number one in China

Steve Litchfield

Re: Some positive press for Symbian?

"termination of Carla and Donna"

Oh what rot. Neither have ever been announced, so how can they be cancelled? Accenture is now handling Symbian and updates are coming through 'Feature packs'.

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Ten... Qwerty mobiles

Steve Litchfield

Err.... you seem to have forgotten Nokia. E5? Or the really rather powerful E6?

Can't believe how fast the media has closed ranks against Nokia.... Very sad.

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Ten... alternatives to Samsung's Galaxy S III

Steve Litchfield

Err..... what about the Nokia 808 PureView, with a camera that's simply astonishing? Out this month. Definitely should be in this roundup IMHO.

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41-megapixel MONSTER mobe shutters Nokia knockers

Steve Litchfield

Re: Aren't we past this?

Eh? The pixels are normal sized. It's the sensor that's huge: 1/1.2" Just sayin'. And sample photos are unbelievable.

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Eight... HD camera smartphones

Steve Litchfield
FAIL

N8 for me too - unforgiveable omission...

Agree that overlooking the N8 here is criminal - it has by far the largest sensor and highest quality optics of all the phones on the market. Out of the box, there's large hyperfocal depth of field for video capture, but with the latest Camera app update, it can do macro/continuous a-f too. A win all round - omitting it is surely because of the Register's bias against Symbian?

Disappointed in you.

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Symbian Foundation shuts up (virtual) shop

Steve Litchfield

Symbian isn't dead...

Don't be silly, Bill. This all represents just the continuing winding down of the Symbian Foundation. Symbian, the OS is alive and well and now back in Nokia's control away from committees and boards and such-like. Could well be the best thing that's happened to Symbian in a while.

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Nokia N79 smartphone

Steve Litchfield

N80... er.....

Not wishing to seem pedantic, but the N80 came out about 3 YEARS ago. Any successor to the N79 will need a new numbering system!

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Symbian Trojan strikes Indonesian operator

Steve Litchfield

Yup, more FUD

Absolutely. Yet another scare story whose only aim is to try and get some 'anti-virus' sales. Python is only downloaded, typically, by very tech savvy phone users. Exactly the sort of people who wouldn't fall for such a scam....

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Chinese mobile users targeted by Trojan

Steve Litchfield
Flame

Hmm.... old devices, old news

When are security firms going to stop this hype to well their own products? Malware is *possible* for old Series 60 devices, but only stupid people or the very inexperienced ever fall for installing it. And for every S60 device (note the name change) made in the last 2 or so years, the use of Symbian OS 9 under the hood means that malware is impossible anyway.

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iPhone tops mobile browsing charts

Steve Litchfield

USA stats

I thought these were USA-specific stats? The very fact that S60 is referred to as S60 is a bad sign for the credibility of the report, IMHO.

I'm quite sure iPhone users use Web a lot more than S60 users, but as there are 100 times as many S60 users out there, I fail to see how this report can be worldwide - or perhaps even right.

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