Gizmodo: N95 is Fisher price

Following on from my other comments on the long awaited Nokia N95, Gizomodo has a long review of the device and describes the device as feeling a bit Fisher price.

By that I assume they mean a little bit cheap and plastic almost toy like. So the device has poor battery and feels like a toy, not good comments for such a ground breaking device

I think the wow factor of this device will detract from it’s huge short comings.

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Cisco to pursue an aggressive M&A Strategy

Cisco Vice-President Ned Hooper will pursue an aggressive M&A strategy that will target bigger fish than the networking champ is used to catching

I don’t think that’s news, I thought Cisco always had an aggressive M&A strategy, they bought anything that moved. Anyway Hooper (39!) is going to have his work cut out finding the big plays and it’ll be interesting to see what it does against it’s biggest competitor, Huawei as they continue to grow and expand into other area’s including mobile devices (even if they have to copy someone else’s design).

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Orange UK now has the N95 for sale

The uk web site of Orange now has the Nokia N95 as an option to buy at £89.99 on pay monthly contracts (£35pm +). They aren’t pulling any punches either, it clearly states standby time 1.0 day.

Standby time of 1.0 day takes me back to the days of my Nokia 2140 which managed 18 hours. My first mobile phone back in 1992 was a BT Pearl, a Motorola without the flip managed a meagre 8 hours.

So we’re going back about 15 years in terms of battery life then ..nice.

And with a talk time 2.0 hours, you’re going to have to plug it in at every opportunity.

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Jaiku (again)

It’s a downer that jaiku is still only S60 compatible. The functionality of the app sounds amazing…I might pull out the N70 blow the dust off and put up with the slow OS just to have a play with it.

Anybody know if there’s going to be a WM5/6 version of Jaiku out there already (I’ll Google it, now…no)? or if Jaiku plan to expand into another OS some time soon?

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SPV M3100 WM6

I flashed my M3100 the other day to a new radio ROM and WM6 Black 2.0. Check out the XDA Dev forums if you want to find out more. Flashing a device is always fun, the risk of having a £200 paper weight allways means that you read the instructions.

As a result of this upgrade the phone is a lot more stable and a lot quicker. The phone used to lock up and then not respond. No such lock ups over the last 3 days or so.

So all in all very happy with the device (again)

The only dilemma now is that if/when Orange decide to release a WM6 ROM for Orange whether to up/down grade to it.

We’ll see…I’m more interested in having a stable device that the latest ROM.

SPV M3100(HERM100)
Black Edition 2.0
Rom: 01/04/07

SPL1.40oli

Radio: 1.38.00.10