So many pics to share today… None of them by myself even. But I’m honoured with the many pictures people send me, so it’s my pleasure to share them here. First up: three shots from London, by Dinnesh Manne, who sent them to me using Twitter. One evening shot, two night shots, I think they are really inspiring to try it once.
I’m not sure if you know Janelle Monáe where you live, but she is a Grammy Award winning singer who already passed the “rising star” status in the US and Europe long ago. She has incredible energy and I like her songs a lot – if you don’t know her, here’s my suggestion to watch this clip from her electrifying song Tightrope.
Anyway, whether you do or don’t know her, she was performing at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on September 25, with quite a big orchestra even. That was during Social Media Week LA, to celebrate the launch of Nokia Music and its extensive free playlists. I wasn’t there (alas) but Al Pavangkanan was and – lucky for us – he brought his Nokia 808 PureView to record it.
From his recordings I will just share one, her version of I want you back, the the 1969 breakthrough single of The Jackson Five. I found this video thanks to a tweet from @EasycapExpertti, who has an amazing site with concert recordings made with the Nokia 808 PureView: Nokia808Recordings, loaded with what we used to call “bootlegs” in the ancient days :-)
A lot of visitors appeared to be happy with their current Nokia device – 64% to be precise. Coming from visitors of this site, it’s likely they’re happy with their Nokia 808 PureView or still waiting to get one and therefore chose not to “switch”.
Still, 33% chose “definetely, I’m convinced!“. Only 10% said they would stay with Android or iOS. Close to that percentage (9%) said they already had WP7 but would upgrade to WP8 for sure.
Also interesting, only 2 votes (good for 0%…) said they would stick with WP7. I think that’s also a positive signal for the new Lumia on Windows Phone 8.
You will find the next poll on the right side of the page.
When you actually think about getting the Nokia Lumia 920, asap or somewhere next year, what colour will you choose? I’m having a pretty hard time choosing one.
First I totally fell for the Lamborghini kind of yellow, but the grey one seems pretty interesting too (but it looks like it will be harder to get), and Nokia has already hinted even a cyan one will be available…
Thank you @nok4us for thinking of this poll! :-)
I got this great tip from Ernesto from Mexico (@djweritos on Twitter) that indeed, Nokia City Lens is hardly working on the Nokia 808 PureView, and instead, I could use LiveView (follow link to download) to get a similar service.
Well I tried after deinstalling Nokia City Lens (as I was urged to do), and much to my surprise LiveView works fine! It doesn’t offer you all the same as you might know from City Lens, but it has enough to offer, as you can see in this screenshot (it was raining outside when i wrote this, so I took the screenshots inside).
Well, you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know I’m sometimes getting quite envious of everything Engadget is being shown over at Nokia, but they get all props and kudos for sharing as much as they can.
Like these two videos of (first) how a drop test of the Nokia 808 is performed (yes they simply drop it and see how it reacts to that, not much else actually) and – (second, and much more interesting) how the Optical Image Stabilisation on the Lumia 920 works. I’ve embedded them both. Enjoy! :-)
I just pushed the “publish” button on my previous post about a time-lapse from Kroatia, when I noticed another tweet about a time-lapse video, shot in The Netherlands this time, also with the Nokia 808 PureView.
This one by Onno Potters shows you how a rainshower is approaching. I like it very much because it’s unusually dynamic – although it’s just 30 seconds. Don’t forget to watch it in 1080p if your internet connection allows you to!