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March 2, 2012

Top 5 comments on Nokia Connects this week

Doesn’t time fly when you’re having fun! Yet another seven days have passed by and what an action packed seven days they’ve been. Here, at Nokia Connects, we saw the world’s greatest smartphone camera launched at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, debated whether screen size matters, and rocked to the coolest sounding smartphone audio ever. Needless to say, our best blog posts were packed with fascinating comments. Here are our pick of the week.

1. The big debate: What’s your ideal screen size? 

Our big debate is always guaranteed to get you tapping away and this week was no different. The burning question, does the size of your screen matter?. Some of you liked the big boys, while others were more inclined to think that it wasn’t the size that matters, but what you do with it that counts.


Tom Laing 
15:01 pm 
Feb 26th, 2012

It’s not about the size of the screen it got to be about ease of use – size of he keyboard for big fingers and big type for those with poor sight. As long as people get my message and I can read theirs, it’s ok, isn’t it.


Tom hit the nail on the head, we thought. But what do you think?


2. Nokia 808 PureView reactions from MWC 12


The biggest news of the week was the launch of the Nokia 808 Pureview, the world’s best camera smartphone, with an incredible 41 megapixel camera, a huge sensor and astounding zoom. The Nokia 808 has changed everything when it comes to mobile photograph. No surprise that many of your comments were gasps of wonders. The most succinct, we thought, also caught the mood best.

 James Whatley  
16:18 pm 
Feb 27th, 2012

Hot damn!

Couldn’t have put it better ourselves, James. Do you agree that the Nokia 808 PureView is a little sizzler, or are you waiting to get your hands on it before passing judgement?


3. Nokia Rich Recording: The new way to rock your world 

But it wasn’t just the photos that got people flustered with anticipation. The video on the Nokia 808 PureView is kick ass too, especially its audio. Nokia Rich Recording is a brand new audio technology, which enables you to record just as you hear, meaning the end to rubbish gig vids. To see just how good it really is we showcased the Stockers playing, while being recorded by the Nokia 808, and two other leading smartphones. Fran had some choice words for the competitors.


15:59 pm 
Feb 29th, 2012

My bet is on iPhone 4S as smartphone A and Galaxy S2 on smartphone B. S2 sucks in low light conditions, and that microphone…  

Fran, wasn’t the only one who tried to guess the first two contenders, but we give her a tip of the hat for justifying her verdict. As to whether she was right or not, well, we couldn’t possibly comment.


4. Five things you need to know about the Nokia 808 PureView


After the initial excitement we drilled beneath headlines to help find out exactly why the Nokia 808 PureView is so fantastic. We already knew it had a huge amount of pixels, but it’s also got an amazing zoom, is brilliant in lowlight, has an incredibly wide angle and striking bokeh. Ahards comments pretty much underlined our feelings perfectly.

Ahards 01:23 am 
Mar 1st, 2012

So when will you have one of these available for a trial? Cos I’d sure like to get my hands on one. The grins on the faces of everyone holding one, in all the pics I’ve seen, are HUGE!

And the answer is not yet, but soonish. And when that day arrives you can sure we’ll be in the queue, too.


5. 10 cools things that happened at Mobile World Congress  2012


Last but by no means least, we summed up all the cool stuff happening at Mobile World Congress in the Catalonian capital, Barcelona. One thing that caught our eye amongst the techtastic few days were the new Asha devices, and the Nokia Reader. With the success of Amazon’s Kindle it’s great to see Nokia sharing the reader love. Tamara mirrored our enthusiasm.

14:55 pm
 Mar 2nd, 2012

 Even though I already have a great reader app for my N9 – when will Nokia Reader come out? Will it be possible to purchase books or import them from other services, like amazon?
The Nokia 808 and Asha devices look fantastic! Good job!

What about you? Do you read stuff on your smartphone or do you still prefer a good, old tatty paper back?

Congrats to this week’s kings and queens of commenters. And thanks to everyone who kept the comments flooding in. If you want to take the crown next week, why not share your thoughts about this weeks round up, right now.