Nokia 5800 XM: video playback, game, bluetooth and podcast

I got to play more with my Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (XM) phone in the weekend. The following are the things I tried. 1) Video playback: I found there are some Nokia sample videos and a .wmv video (transferred from my PC Windows media player). Both played without problem. However, when I copied some Apple Dev […]

A new way to listen to NPR marketplace

Via Podcast. Partially inspired by an idea suggested at bbs. But I want to automate it a bit more, here is the software: DopplerRadio. It has both iTune and Windows (Media Player) version. Here is a detailed Windows guide written by Jake Ludington. The MarketPlace RSS feed is: http://feeds.americanpublicmedia.org/MarketplacePodcast The same site also has feed […]

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic: first impression

The thing finally came from Dell Small Biz (via UPS). My initial impressions: meet expectation (I understand this is not an iPhone killer, rather a notch below iPhone, as the $240 price tag much lower than iPhone $499 price tag). (Left: iPhone; Right: Nokia 5800) 1) The size is about right, slimmer than iPhone, but […]

Another Nokia 5800 deal at Dell Small biz

This one. Use coupon code TP2GK4X1DTX0C8 (expires June 3) during check out. It comes out $229 + tax (after $50 mail-in rebate). Slightly cheaper than Amazon ($290 after $50 main-in rebate). Dell also offers Nokia N85 at $247 + tax (with $50 main-in rebate). Reviews: GSMArena; BrightHand. Discussions “N85 or 5800XM”: phonegg; Nokia discussion forum.

More Nokia smartphones: E63 and 5800 XpressMusic

Here is a review of E63 at Brighthand. This one goes for $149.99 after $50 mail-in rebate at Amazon. I saw lots of Ads for a more high end version E71 at WSJ recently. The main difference is the latter has better camera (3M vs. 2M), has GPS and made from metal (vs. plastic for […]