Nokia N82 review

Through the S60 Ambassador program I was loaned a BRAND NEW Nokia N82.

Opening the N82 and learning how to use it was a breeze, it was the familiar s60 software that I came to love in my first real Nokia device, the 6682, which I got 3 years ago from Cingular when I was unimpressed with all of the other devices they had listed… I have since become a loyal Nokia fan as well as the S60 platform. A couple of months ago I purchased a used unlocked (Or, BORN FREE) N73, which was a step up from my aging 6682. It has an amazing 3.2Mp camera, and I started taking pictures all the time, using Lifeblog and uploading my pictures to Photobucket and MySpace / Facebook. Going from a 1.3Mp camera in my 6682 to the 3.2 Mp camera in the N73 was amazing, but words cannot describe what it was like to move up to a 5.0Mp with the Xenon flash found on the N82

On the outside, the N82 might look very similar, and act very similar, to the N73 but this was not the case! This is a huge jump up! Nokia knows that this is how you improve a model!

Aside from the features that are not visible like the GPS and an accelerometer-like-feature for screen positioning, there is increased internal memory from the 73’s 42mb to an astounding 128mb it had noticeable impact.

The pc connection has been changed from the CA-53 which was the clunky bottom mounted connector found on most Nokias’, to the CA-101 which is a small almost Micro USB sized connector, it is close to the one for the N8*0 Internet Tablets, but it is not the same, instead it is proprietary, so do not lose it! Also there is a 3.5mm connector on the top which can be used for connecting speakers, headphones, or the included RCA jack plug for connecting to your TV for showing Video! I use mine for connecting in the car and using as an MP3 Player, when I get a call the microphone cancels out itself running through the car speakers, it actually works really well, except I still have to hold the phone.

One nice thing that I noticed about the N82 was the “App in use” icon located in the top right of each icon in use. A little blue circle that lets you know that something in that folder is open, and as you open folders you can find what you have open. This was helpful in knowing how I was conserving battery life. And just knowing what the phone was doing

I have really had a decent amount of time to really push this phone and play with it. Today I plugged the phone into my friends 7” monitor in his car stereo and used Google maps to show active traffic while we were heading into Manhattan.

With the built in Wi-Fi I am finding it much easier to browse the web when I am in places where I know there is a connection, this makes it much easier for me uploading pictures to my OviShare account, or keeping up with conversations on Jaiku…

While I love the service I get with AT&T I must join the ranks in ranting about not being able to take advantage of US 3G. I am looking forward to seeing how this phone compares to the N78 which I hope will be coming out soon… With the built in FM Module I think that this phone should defiantly be targeted to the iPhone/Pod crowd, as every fm modulator I have bought for my iPod hasn’t worked properly. I like when I get out of my car, and disconnect the tape adapter, my song follows me to the door of where I am going.

I have not yet tried the N95 but have heard nothing but good things, my only thing is that while I do listen to music, It is not so driven as to need something as bulky as the N95, which I feel is built around the music, with it’s dedicated keys and whatnot. I’m sure that if one were to fall into my lap I’d be listening to more music and changing my tune… But until that date (any time now guys…) I would have to say that the N82 is a very powerful phone for my needs

I believe this phone is one further step in the right direction, a move that has continued to show Nokia’s desire to offer features necessary to consumers.

Now break out the N78!

Daniel Silvers

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Traffic in NY and conjestion in general I swear I’m not into road rage!

I have lived in Virginia beach, Colorado (Denver area) And I’ve spent a decent amount of time in Ft. Lauderdale Fl. but the one thing that these places lack is traffic…
real traffic…
this is a good thing, for you…

But people need to understand what is said,
good to you may not be good to me…
pain to you may not be pain to me…
Traffic to you, is not traffic to me…

Sure, things might get jammed up, there might be an accident, but in my years of living in different places I notice how crowded things are in Westchester NY.

So, please, when you’re bummed out about traffic, think of us here, in the most crowded place…

If you go slow, move over…
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These &$$HOLES are keeping the wall slow, this is a hill, and if you look back, really far… you can see lights from a million bajillion commuters… held up by these schmucks!
Oh, notice how there’s NO ONE going North!

“_Oh my gosh… it’s Raining… I must drive really slow… I’ve never driven in rain before…_”
Replace “Raining with Snowing, Sunny, Windy, Monday or any other excuse you can think of for people to be stupid…

On a good day, I can make it to school in about 45 minutes, and home in about 25…

Traffic to me is when I’m not moving…
AT ALL

A normal day driving I can easily, without my glasses read bumper stickers, at about 70-80MPH!
This is normal… We’re all driving this speed…

Welcome to NY! We are all in a rush to get nowhere fast…
We are a fast moving wall of cars,
This…
Is not…
Traffic…
These…
are commuters…

We do this daily!!!

I was on my way to class today, and got just over half way there, and decided to turn around, i would’ve been 15 min late for a 50 min class, and have a 4 hr break…
So I turned around…
and went home…
That picture above, was me headed against the flow… that was a steady wall all the way back home…

I am convinced that everyone has their “place” in this wall of traffic, everyone has their routine, get coffee, and get on the road, and they generally are next to the same person every morning…

This is crazy…
I don’t have exact numbers or anything…
But this is insane!
There are entirely too many people living here…

Add to that,
that it still costs an arm and a leg to live here…

And then!
On top of that…
There’s this!!!
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Plugin for Jaiku…

So, I’ve found a plugin, seems to be ok, but I am stupid this morning, and cannot follow directions…

http://mbz.nu/portfolio/jaiku-mbz/

it seems clear-cut…  Maybe tomorrow…

I’m trying to do too much with myself, my life, my pc, my online presence… and there’s really not enough time for any of this…

I’m off… maybe more to write later…

Firsts…..

I like firsts… the problem is that as with so many other things I start… I hope that I can actually contribute to this…

So, this will be my general page I assume.

I will also try to maintain a page for my driving rants, School, and whatever comes to mind…

I will also try to keep a technology space, and maybe I can start this plan I’ve been working on in my head… and see if it can take off…

Just feel so distracted in life, and even moreso lately…

Keep reading… danDan

words…

it makes sense to me now,
the thought that
it all doesn’t make sense

and i can,
and wholeheartedly
accept this to be true
maybe it’s all one straight line emanating from one point
(or multiple points emanating multiple lines
and inside each line
is other points emanating other lines

we are an ant farm for something larger
which is another ant farm
for something larger

and thinking about the larger,
detracts from what we must do now…

does a dog wonder what it’s master is thinking?
all day?

a life in constant thought
of something
unreachable or unchangeable
in this form is a waste of time here
“trance yields no harvest”

I know i will eventually cross a bridge
while driving
but am i in thought of the bridge
when i am far away?
or should i focus on the road that leads me there?

i am the product of MY environment
MY reactions to the agonists’ that (e/a)ffect ME

MY choice
or sway
to the side of
light or dark
sun or moon

shade…
right inbetween…

Driving in Colorado…

This was how the roads looked, and how the roads around here should look now… they got dumped twice before i got there, some places like my friend Stephanie’s’ house still had 4 feet in places

it was a state of emergency for the first one, in which the Governor said only main roads to be plowed, then when the second hit, he hired and deputized everyone with a plow and put them on the payroll… so much snow…

NOW does anyone believe in global warming? it’s in the 50’s here… middle of January!

Maybe when it’s snowing in July someone might start believing!!!

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Riding with Karl…

when Sisko and I got out to Mary Jane / Winter Park to ride and chill with Karl, the first night, (well first I got in to Denver, went to a comedy club and saw vos with Steph and her father and Bert her boyfriend who I really liked, then sisko picked me up and we went up to a timeshare up the mountain, I really wish I had better pics of the pass, but i do have 2 of the moon lit night) well, the next morning, the same pass that we came over had one of the worst avalanches in history for there, 8 people buried but recovered… going to look for those pics online and try to post…

These are from multiple days of riding with the K… and from the first day with Sisko, by far the best first day riding of a season EVER!!!

Karl’s doing great out there, his brother and Mother wish he would call more often, but, who has time?

he really doesn’t get much reception there so if you need to get him, text him…

Top of Mary Jane with Sisko…

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and random shots of Karl and Crew at Keystone or Vail

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