Review of GSM/UMTS smartphone Nokia N78

“While the Nokia N82 employed a conventional keypad design, the one found in the N78 is very close to what’s installed on the Nokia N81 and a couple of other handsets. On top of that, it utilizes the NavyWheel, which is a touch-sensitive pad that allows paging through lists by sweeping your finger around the navigation button. But honestly, I didn’t find it a joy to use – the navigation pad is designed in the way that occasionally the sensor will trigger by accident and you will end up in the menu you didn’t want to open. Again, comparing it with other solutions out there, the N78 doesn’t have the best implementation of this control.” Read more here:

Meizu M8 interface tweaked; Still looks too familiar

Meizu M8 interface tweaked “Remember this year’s CeBIT and shutting down of Meizu’s booth? Apparently that has nothing to do with Apple — the Chinese company hasn’t paid a dime for the MP3 licence usage.But today I don’t wanna talk about that. Rather I want to point out that Meizu has tweaked the M8’s UI a bit to further differentiate themselves from a “certain iPhone.” I’m not sure they’ve succeeded, or to put it in other words I’m not sure they wanted to succeed. More screenshots follow after the jump and you be the judge whether this reminds you on Apple’s work or not.” More photos here:

S60 3rd edition Feature Pack 2 Review!

“A year ago we looked into the major changes brought about in the Feature Pack 2, as Nokia showcased this much-hyped update at 3GSM Congress in Barcelona. Back then the company’s staff claimed first FP2-powered offerings would debut and shortly after that, being slated for spring – that’s exactly how it came to pass, although with a delay of one year. Twelve months later, and still in Barcelona, we witnessed the first product running the FP2 – the Nokia N78. Drawing parallels with the world of touchscreen-enabled devices, we shouldn’t be off assuming that S60-based devices with touch-sensitive displays will be announced in a year’s time, or, at least, will hit the market no sooner than that. Such a long development time is largely due to the issues concerning the integration between certain features and making all their gears spin together. But is the final product worth all the effort they have put into it? The answer couldn’t be more definitive – yes. The Feature Pack 2 continues the evolution of the S60, as it is not much of a revolution, really. On the other hand, it packs in all core features and stand-alone applications that have been popping up throughout this year, stepping up the system’s basic functionality. Since the year to come will have this version of the S60 as the engine for most products, we thought that just listing all improvements over the FP1 wouldn’t be quite enough, that’s why we are presenting you with an in-depth review with breakdowns on every core feature, so that we won’t have to go back to the basics in our smartphone reviews.” Read more here: