All About Symbian Podcast show

All About Symbian Podcast

Summary: The AAS Podcast is about Symbian OS powered mobile phones. These include Nokia and Samsung S60 phones (such as Nokia Nseries and Eseries) and Sony Ericsson and Motorola UIQ phones. Podcasts include interview and opinions from trade shows and phone launches as well as round table discussions. Hear about the latest smartphones, recommended software and get insight into the Symbian world.


 AAS Insight #221: Round-up, Qt, and patents | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:51

In All About Symbian Insight number 221, Steve, Rafe and David open with a news round up covering a number of apps and services including Groupon, Nimbuzz, BBC iPlayer, Nokia Software Updater for Mac, and CoverUp. In the second half of the podcast Rafe and David discuss, in more detail, the acquisition of Qt by Digia from Nokia, and the sale of 500 patents by Nokia to Vringo.

 AAS Insight #220: Nokia 808 and app situation, Nokia results | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:48:55

In All About Symbian Insight number 220, Steve, Rafe and David open with a brief discussion on the number of new and updated apps being released for Symbian. Steve shares his concluding thoughts (for now) on the Nokia 808 PureView and talks about smartphone platform life cycles. We also cover Nokia Q2 2012 results, which leads the team to a general discussion on the future direction of smartphone platforms.

 AAS Insight #219: More 808 PureView and Situations | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:34

In All About Symbian Insight number 219, Rafe and Steve continue our Nokia 808 PureView coverage. Steve recaps his continuing review and talks about the device's multimedia capabilities. Rafe and Steve talk web and conclude that, for any Symbian users, there's a lot to recommend the 808 besides the much heralded camera module. Rafe talks about the evolution of Situations, a spin-off from Nokia Beta Labs, and there's also a brief mention for our new user stories series.

 AAS Insight #217: Nokia 808 PureView | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:11

In All About Symbian Insight number 217, we discuss the Nokia 808 PureView. Steve summarises his plans for review coverage and share his initial thoughts on Nokia's imaging flagship. Rafe and Steve talk about the type of people who are going to buy the 808 and what are the realistic expectations for future software updates and new app releases. In the latter part of the podcast David reports on the arrival of Office Mobile for the N8 and shares his thoughts on the game Carcassonne.

 AAS Insight #216: 808 roundup and a 'what if' discussion | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:40:05

In All About Symbian Insight number 216, we open by rounding up a number of 808 PureView stories from the site, discussing a range of sample images and camera comparisons. Rafe covers last week's news from Nokia (strategy changes, job losses and revised financial outlook), David discusses his N8 repair job and his review of Tweetian, and Steve summarises his thoughts on the Extra Buttons app. We finish with a speculative "what if" discussion about Nokia's strategy, focusing on the events of February 11th 2011.

 AAS Insight #215: 808 availability, Belle FP1 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:31:37

In All About Symbian Insight number 215, we open with the news that the much anticipated Nokia 808 PureView is starting to arrive in shops (in select markets). Rafe touches on Quickoffice's acquisition by Google, before the team round up some recent app releases and updates: Opera Mini version 7, Vimeo, Notekeeper (Evernote) and SkyFiles (SkyDrive). We finish with a summary of our recent review of Nokia Belle FP1 on the Nokia 701.

 AAS Insight #214: Carl Zeiss and the 808 PureView | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:19

In All About Symbian Insight number 213, we start with by talking about mobile lenses and the Nokia 808 PureView, following Rafe's recent visit to Carl Zeiss' headquarters in southern Germany. David then shares details of a change of format for Nokia World; and Steve reports on a new version of Nokia Store and 3 new, Symbian powered, Vertu phones. We finish with a discussion of Steve's recent editorial on 5 things Nokia did wrong in the smartphone world.

 AAS Insight #213: beautiful phones and what next for N8 owners | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:42:11

In All About Symbian Insight number 213, we start with the news of a fix for Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 installation and details of latest beta of Nokia Transport. Rafe and Steve discuss mobile web versus client apps, prompted by recent updates to Twitter and YouTube's mobile website; and David talk about his experience with the DC-16 charger. In the second half of the podcast, we revisit Steve's feature on the top 10 most beautiful Symbian smartphones, before moving on to talk about the upgrade options for Nokia N8 owners.

 AAS Insight #212: Quality improvement and smartphone screen size | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:20

In All About Symbian Insight number 212, we start with news of a small software update (quality improvement) for all Nokia Belle devices, Steve talks Nokia 808 PureView availability and David shares details of a new Dropbox client application. In the second half of the podcast, we discuss smartphone screen size, which leads to some musings on the definition of a smartphone and the screen-keyboard trade off on QWERTY devices.

 AAS Insight #211: Nokia Q1 2012, news round up | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:06

In All About Symbian Insight number 211, we start with a brief discussion of Nokia's Q1 2012 results, which leads, eventually to a discussion about the value of second hand smartphones. This weeks news round-up touches on Opera Mobile and Mini updates, a review of Avatar, details of an update to Nokia's Weather widget, the pivot of Pixelpipe to We finish with an admission from Steve that he has customised his phone with a most unsuitable theme!

 AAS Insight #210: Belle FP1 and Office Suite updates | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:45:38

In All About Symbian Insight number 210, we open with the news of the firmware update that upgrades the the Nokia 701, 700 and 603 to Nokia Belle Feature 1. Our second major talking point is the release of Office Suite (Microsoft Apps 2.0) for (most) Nokia Belle devices. In the last part of the podcast we discuss Nokia's lowered financial outlook for Q1 and Q2 2012, which leads to a more general discussion of the future for Symbian device users.

 AAS Insight #209: Updates, cloud sync, NFC | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:41:51

In All About Symbian Insight number 209, we look at a barrage of software updates (E6/CuteTube/Nokia Suite), before discussing cloud sync in general and SugarSync in particular. We finish with mention of my 'Curated' software list and a look at the Nokia 701 in passing and NFC in particular - what is it really being used for?

 AAS Insight #208: phone repair, battery life | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:36:14

In All About Symbian Insight number 208, we open with news of a Nokia Store client update (beta), before moving on to chat about phone disassembly and repair, prompted by some recently uploaded videos. In the middle part of the podcast we turn our attention to energy, talking about the E6 going round the world on a single charge and the impact of ad-supported apps on battery life. There's also time for a recap of Steve's latest E7 article and quick mentions for Word Tiles and Nokia Internet Radio.

 AAS Insight #207: Nokia Play 360, microSIM, QWERTY | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:35:06

In All About Symbian Insight number 207, we open with news of a Nokia E6 update that fixes the SMS counter bug, details of the latest Nokia Store client update and a pointer to a new eBook reader app. In the main part of the podcast Steve and Rafe talk about the merits of the Jawbone Jambox and Nokia Play 360 Bluetooth speakers, David shares his experience with microSIM adaptor and the whole team discuss the ranking of Steve's some what contentious top 10 Symbian QWERTY smartphones article.

 AAS Insight #206: Weather widgets, 20-F, Store numbers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:27:25

In All About Symbian Insight number 206, we round-up many of the latest Symbian related news stories. Steve talks about the availability of Weather widgets (for Belle), David details the updates available in Opera 12 and Rafe shares his thoughts on Nokia's 2011 20-F filing. We also cover the closure of Share on Ovi, the latest set of Nokia Store numbers and Steve's N8 zooming notes.


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