GLOBAL – Another week has flown by and another archive-full of videos have made their way onto the web. This week, we’re bringing you the cream of the videos crop including a look at the Nokia N900’s gaming credentials, a rundown on Nokia Messaging, a Nokia EVP on Twitter, Ovi Maps for the visually impaired and Foursquare lands on Symbian. Join us after the jump for your dose of Nokia Conversations’ catch-up TV.
We’ve been waiting with bated breath to hear this news and now it’s finally here. Foursquare is available on Symbian devices. For those new to the location-based service, Foursquare is a service that allows you to inform your friends where you are and what you’re up to. The fun comes as you get points for various check-ins and unlock different ‘badges’, all of which are virtual. Currently, Nokia compatible devices are: Nokia 5230, Nokia 5233, Nokia 5235, Nokia 5530, Nokia 5800, Nokia C6, Nokia N97, Nokia N97 Mini and Nokia X6. Here’s how it looks:
UPDATE: You can now download the official Fourquare app from Ovi Store.
If you’re a Twitter fan, we’re sure you directed your mouse to last week’s Q&A with Niklas Savander, Nokia’s head of sales and marketing. Brave Niklas faced over 400 questions on topics ranging from next-gen products to Android and Nokia in North America to Symbian. If you didn’t manage to get a front row seat in your front room, here’s a round-up video with the man himself.
We’re a big fan of Nokia Messaging here on Conversations. The service gathers all your various email accounts into one handy spot and it’s pretty easy to set-up. Nevertheless, it’s always handy to have a help in hand when you’re setting-up your mobile. Nokia’s Messaging blog is here to help. They’ve rounded-up the best tutorials from the web to get you started, whatever you mobile. Here’s one for the Nokia 5800.
Here on Conversations, we like to bring you the stories from inside and outside Nokia. Over on the Ovi Blog, we came across this fantastic story and video. It’s the tale of Carsten, from Germany. Here’s his Ovi Maps story.
The Interaction Design Association has a series of videos for those hooked on the way thing work and the way they look. The latest video is a talk by designer and researcher Timo Arnall. Timo talks about the change in the way we engage with devices. The video is also packed with examples of how designers are now creating engaging experiences between physical and digital services. It’s a bit long but stick with it, it’s worth a watch.
Timo Arnall-Designing for the Web in the World from Interaction Design Association on Vimeo.
We know the Nokia N900 is far from a one-trick pony. It’s a truly mobile mini computer that takes multitasking off the desktop and puts it right in your hands. But, did you know that it can also double-up as a gaming console? Let us introduce you to the Game Gripper for the Nokia N900.
Have you spotted any cracking videos on your world-wide-web travels? What do you think of the videos here? Let us know in the comments below.