* Posts by Olly Wright

2 publicly visible posts • joined 3 Aug 2006

Nokia tops iPhone and BlackBerry (again)

Olly Wright

Profits indeed

For the most recent quarter Nokia announced $465 million profit, Apple announced $3.38 billion for the same period.

If Nokia could 'sell their story' better then that might improve too.

But Nokia's smoking gun is that Symbian is still very fragmented from a developer point of view. Until they solve that, Apple, Google and RIM are going to grow faster than them.

Sony Ericsson Cyber-shot K800i photo phone

Olly Wright

Nice web browing too

I've been using this phone for about a month. Whilst the camera is nice, what I found to be the most useful was installing Opera mini and google maps (midlet) on it and using it for web access on the go. The phone is really fast (performance and network), I managed to do stuff like online banking and MS outlook web access with no trouble. The screen resolution of 320x240 is a huge jump over the more conventional phone resolutions.

An annoying downside with the camera is that the lens cover tends to slip open in your pocket. That can result in a lot of lost battery life as the phone sits in your pocket happily displaying a preview image of the inside of your pocket to no-one in particular.

I liked the blogger integration. Take a photo, select 'blog this' from the menu and it was posting images up to my existing blogger (blogspot) account.

All in all an amazing phone. I just want a flip version with a lock on the lens cover.