Happy 10th Birthday Blog

Wow 10 years! .. Actually the first one was on the 6th June: Exchange 2003 Service Pack 1 – 06/06/2004 15:59:00 but I’m not sure what happened to that one :-|

So that makes this one! The one!

Service Pack 1 For Exchange 2003: 07/06/2004 10:17:00

Happy Birthday to me!

Gawd how old an I am :-|

Another year closer to retirement … but still long way to go!

#Nokia expands portfolio of highly affordable, 3G mobile phones

3rd July 2013: Nokia 207, Nokia 208 and Nokia 208 Dual SIM offer performance, versatility and quality

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today expanded its range of classically designed mobile phones with the launch of three new, high-performing handsets. The Nokia 207, Nokia 208 and Nokia 208 Dual SIM combine the familiar ‘candybar’ design with Nokia’s signature bold colors and 3.5G-capable Internet speeds. Popular social apps, smarter imaging and productivity features such as Internet-sharing and Mail for Exchange support make these phones some of the most versatile at their price point; perfect for people balancing work and play.

"The Nokia 207 and Nokia 208 are designed for people who like a classic phone and traditional keypad but don’t want to miss out on smartphone experiences, like staying connected to social media and accessing the Internet," said Timo Toikkanen, executive vice president, Mobile Phones, Nokia. "As our most affordable 3G devices yet, the Nokia 207 and Nokia 208 offer a perfect balance of performance, features and quality."

Smarter features deliver greater versatility

The Nokia 207 and Nokia 208 are ideal for use on-the-go, with a familiar, alphanumeric keypad for speedy texts and messaging, and Mail for Exchange for staying on top of work email and calendar appointments. The Transfer app, available today in the Nokia Store, allows people to sync contacts directly from their smartphone* and transforms the Nokia 207 and Nokia 208 into secondary or companion devices, perfect for travel. The Nokia 208 Dual SIM has the added benefit of Nokia’s Easy Swap technology, allowing people to change SIM cards without turning off the device, to take advantage of more favorable tariffs.

Consistent with devices across the Nokia Mobile Phones portfolio, the Nokia 207 and Nokia 208 offer faster and more affordable mobile Internet experiences. Support for 3G coupled with the data compression available with Nokia Xpress Browser help people enjoy rich mobile experiences at lower cost. These experiences include top social apps such as WhatsApp**, Facebook and Twitter, alongside video streaming through YouTube and Vuclip. For even greater versatility, people can also use the Nokia 207 and Nokia 208 as a portable modem, simply by connecting the device to their laptop via a USB cable for Internet sharing anywhere, anytime.

Playful imaging features and Nokia durability add to versatility

The smart camera features of the Nokia 208 make taking pictures more enjoyable, with voice-guided self-portrait, sequential shot and panorama mode giving people more playful imaging options. Sharing photos is a breeze with the Slam feature that allows people to share images with another Bluetooth-enabled device in just a few clicks.

The Nokia 207 and Nokia 208 deliver outstanding battery life – up to 33 days of standby time for the Nokia 207 and Nokia 208, and up to 20 days of standby time for the Nokia 208 Dual SIM – helping people stay connected for longer. Easy to clean and scratch-proof, the handsets are durable for everyday use as well as more extreme conditions, such as  hot or dusty environments.

The Nokia 208 will be available in single SIM and Easy Swap Dual SIM variants. The Nokia 207 will be available as a single SIM option without a camera in Europe. Available colours include red, cyan, yellow, white and black. The estimated retail price for the Nokia 207 and Nokia 208 is 68 USD (52 Euros) and they are expected to start shipping during third quarter of 2013.

Read more about the Nokia 207 and Nokia 208 on Nokia Conversations: http://conversations.nokia.com/?p=126841

* Including the Nokia Lumia range, Windows Phone 8 and most Android smartphones.
** Initially available for Nokia 208 Single SIM variant.

#Nokia introduces Nokia Lumia 925

New interpretation of world’s most innovative smartphone captures the best low light images

London, UK – Nokia today introduced the Nokia Lumia 925, a new interpretation of its award-winning flagship, the Nokia Lumia 920. The Nokia Lumia 925 introduces a metal design and showcases the latest PureView camera innovation, new features and third party applications coming to the Nokia Lumia range.

Nokia Lumia 925The Nokia Lumia 925 includes the most advanced lens technology and next
generation imaging software to capture clearer, sharper pictures and video, including the best low light images. The Nokia Lumia 925 also introduces the new Nokia Smart Camera mode, coming as an update to all Lumia Windows Phone 8 smartphones. Nokia Smart Camera offers an easy way to capture ten images at once and edit the pictures with options like Best Shot, Action Shot, and Motion Focus for creating the perfect high quality image.

Nokia also announced Hipstamatic’s new app, Oggl, will arrive on Nokia Lumia smartphones, allowing people to take and share high quality pictures with like-minded creatives and photography enthusiasts from around the world. In addition to sharing photos on Oggl, users can simultaneously share photos on social networks including Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Tumblr, Flickr and Instagram.

“We keep innovating,” said Jo Harlow, executive vice president of Nokia Smart Devices. “We’re advancing experiences on the Nokia Lumia portfolio whether that means great new benefits for an existing Lumia owner, or bringing new showcase devices like the Nokia Lumia 925.”

The Nokia Lumia 925 introduces metal for the first time to the Nokia Lumia range, bringing appeal and unique benefits like increased robustness. The polycarbonate back comes in white, grey or black. A wireless charging cover can be clipped onto the back of the phone to take advantage of Nokia’s extensive wireless charging accessories and ecosystem. Covers, sold separately, come in white, black, yellow, and red.

Leading Nokia services, such as the HERE suite of integrated location and navigation services and Nokia Music for unlimited streaming of free music playlists, add to the great proposition offered by Nokia’s latest smartphone.

The Nokia Lumia 925 is being introduced into Europe with Vodafone, along with other operator and retail partners. Patrick Chomet, group director of Terminals at Vodafone said: “The new Nokia Lumia 925 is a sleek and sophisticated smartphone delivering great performance and outstanding imaging. We look forward to offering the Nokia Lumia 925 across our markets on Vodafone Red, as well as other tariffs, enabling customers to make the most of their new smartphone on Vodafone’s fast and reliable network. Vodafone customers will also have exclusive access to a 32GB version of the Nokia Lumia 925, giving them even more capacity to store all their content for personal and business use.”

Terry Myerson, corporate vice president, Microsoft Windows Phone Division, added: “Together with Nokia, we continue to change the way people think about smartphone cameras. The work Nokia has done with the Lumia 925 further enhances the imaging capabilities of the Lumia smartphones.”

In addition to Europe, the Nokia Lumia 925 will be introduced into the US by T-Mobile and into China by China Mobile and China Unicom. Sales are expected to start in the UK, Germany, Italy, Spain and China in June, followed by the US and a number of other markets. The Nokia Lumia 925 will be priced around 469 EUR before taxes and subsidies. Country-specific pricing and availability will be announced locally.

Nokia Lumia 925  
Operating system Windows Phone 8
HERE location and mapping services Free global HERE Maps and HERE Drive+;Free HERE Transit available in the Store
Display 4.5″ AMOLED WXGA (1280×768), 2.25 D sculpted Gorilla 2 Glass, ClearBlack, High Brightness Mode, Sunlight Readability, Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage
Battery 2000 mAh battery, Wireless Charging supported via an accessory cover
Processor 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon
Main camera PureView 8.7 MP with Optical Image Stabilization, Autofocus, short pulse high power dual LED flash, most advanced lens technology, 1080p HD video at 30fps with Optical Image Stabilization. Includes Nokia Smart Camera mode.
Front facing camera 1.2 MP wide angle
Memory 1GB RAM, 16 GB internal memory; 7 GB free SkyDrive cloud storage

Read more about the Nokia Lumia 925 on Nokia Conversations.

About Nokia
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another. Nokia’s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia

Enough is enough

#wordpress

So I have been blogging for a while.  I started off using CommunityServer and then in the last year or so upgraded to WordPress.

My blog is hosted at home using Windows 2008 R2 on Hyper-V.  At home I use Virgin Media for my Broadband, and as I get a dynamic DNS, I use dns2go to public this blog.

It has happened a few time recently, where my home broadband just stops working, be it a router issue or outside network.  This is a royal pain the butt!

So, this week I signed up with WordPress, and paid for a business subscription.  I have move my data across (which was really time, wordpress to wordpress) and now have http://blog.flaphead.com alive and kicking on hosted wordpress.

So far so good, I have a new layout and I hope you like it.  Now in theory RSS should still work fine and I plan to move http://blog.flaphead.dns2go.com to wordpress over the weekend.

So if you experience any issues, surf to http://blog.flaphead.com  and re-add.

T-Mobile Royal Wedding

Made me smile

Dancing at Liverpool Street Station… singing at Heathrow airport… if you liked all that, you’ll love this. It’s a magical event of truly fairy tale proportions and it’s only available online. It literally went live 30 seconds ago. So pick up a Union Jack, grab a hankie and say ‘I do’ want to watch it on YouTube now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Kav0FEhtLug

Microsoft Roadmap Simulcast RESCHEDULED

Please note that the DATE and TIME for the live simulcast has been updated. The event will air on Thursday, April 7th, 2011 at 8:30AM – 12:30PM Pacific Time (11:30AM – 3:30PM Eastern Time). We apologize for any inconvenience to you and hope to see you there.

Event Code: 1032476625
Event Name: Microsoft Technology Roadmap Live Simulcast

The new time is:
Start Date: 4/7/2011
Start Time: 8:30 AM
End Date: 4/7/2011
End Time: 12:30 PM