The visitors to this blog has been increasing massively over the past few days and I have just found out why. For some reason an image I posted in a blog post on March 1st of the Nokia N97 on March 1st is the first image that comes up when you do a Google image search for Nokia N97.
The sharp increase in traffic to this blog
For an off the radar blog like this I find that very bizarre. Word Press must be the most Google friendly website on the interweb, and if you do a search for the Nokia N97 on Word Press, the first two results are posts on this blog: see? Must be something in the way I write my blogs that search functionality likes! It’s part of my job to optimise SEO for our websites at work, maybe it’s a subconscious skill I have developed, ;o)
Pocket Link are reporting that O2 are not ruling out the Nokia N97. In an earlier blog I wrote about O2 and Orange not wanting to stock the Nokia N97 due to it being pre-loaded with Skype.
O2 backing down?
If I were a betting man I’d bet that O2 will most definitely be stocking the Nokia N97, after realising how customer unfriendly their previous stance was. Nothing from Orange yet, but they have to follow suit now, or stick out as the only operator resisting modern technology – not something customers will find endearing.
Thanks to a superb blog over at Nokia5800.net I have been introduced to a magnificent looking application for Symbian OS phones, and most recently the Nokia 5800, which turns the interface into that of an iPhone!
It's an i5800Phone!
I have an iPod Touch and I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I love the interface, and that as much as I love my Nokia 5800, the interface isn’t as nice as that of the iTouch / iPhone. Thanks to the wonderful people at MyPhone I can now turn my Nokia 5800 into an iPhone BUT have a decent camera, be able to send MMS and record video footage – all for the bargain price of $12.99 (£9.41).
It’s very gimmicky, but that’s kind of thing a geek thrives on and needless to say I will be purchasing this very soon and will report back on how well it works on what will become my Nokia i5800Phone!
Due to a fault with the 3G, the sales of the Nokia 5800 has been halted in North America after only 7 hours. Apparently the fault is only present in North American handsets and as I have had 3G turned off since I received the phone, to improve battery life, I can’t comment on whether the fault actually is isolated to North America.
Fallen at the first hurdle in North America
This is terrible news for Nokia who are not the mobile giant in America that they are in the rest of the world. iPhones and Blackberrys rule the roost across the pond and for Nokia to have to recall their first touchscreen after just 7 hours is going to set them back significantly. The mobile phone industry is one of the most fiercely competitive industries in the world and there are plenty of manufacturers, such as LG, Sony Ericsson and Samsung, that will be delighted to hear of Nokia’s latest failing.
It’s a great shame because the Nokia 5800 is a great handset, but who is going to trust a phone that was recalled in less time than it would take you to watch the Lord of the Rings Trilogy?