Dec 03 2008

Nokia Unveils N97

Category: Mobile ComputingTeknovis @ 23:12

Nokia has unveiled its latest NSeries mobile phone, the N97, at Nokia World 2008 in Barcelona, Spain. This new mobile phone certainly seems to be causing a lot of excitement!

Nokia N97

Nokia N97

For more details see the official press release, download the data sheet, or read Nokia Announces the N97 – The Holy Grail.

I am not really a Nokia fan. I think it is because it traditionally made mobile phones (once it finished making toilet paper of course), and since I had a computer long before I had a mobile phone I found its devices weak on features.

The thing that strikes me most about this new mobile phone is that it appears very like a PDA to me! I guess the distinctions between these two types of mobile devices will continue decreasing!

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Dec 03 2008

Camouflaged Base Stations

Category: TelecomsTeknovis @ 10:42

The Register is running an interesting competition to test people’s ability to distinguish camouflaged mobile phone base stations from normally occurring objects. There are 20 photos in total, and most of them are quite tricky! My answers are:

  1. Cellular mast
  2. Cellular mast
  3. Dead tree
  4. Flagless flagpoles
  5. Tree
  6. Flagless flagpole
  7. Unrelated microwave relay
  8. Lonely tree
  9. Suspicious black thing
  10. Fire alarm bell
  11. Cellular mast
  12. Cellular mast
  13. Ideal fixer-upper opportunity
  14. Cellular mast
  15. Cellular mast
  16. Unexplained post
  17. Cellular mast
  18. Dead spot
  19. Cellular mast
  20. Drainage pipes

If you feel like testing yourself, then proceed to Would you know a base station if you saw one?.