The new Nokia Lumia 1020

The new Nokia Lumia 1020 is armed with a 41 megapixel camera sensor. Amazingly high megapixel value leads to you zooming after your shot is taken. Quite a nice feature in my opinion.

NOKIA LUMIA 1020 Nothing gets this close

Zoom. Reinvented.

Nokia Pro Camera on the Nokia Lumia 1020 lets you shoot in super high resolution, which means you can zoom in close to your shot after you’ve taken it. Then rotate, reframe, crop and share new images as many times as you want.

I just wonder if the new Nokia Lumia 1020 is fast enough when taking shots.

HTC Desire HD update coming

From Twitter:

European Desire HD / Desire Z users – look out for an update rolling out from today that will make your mobile experience even better. [@htc]

But it isn’t a Gingerbread update:

To clarify, the Desire Z/Desire HD update is a maintenance build based on all your feedback. Gingerbread is not a part of this update. [@htc]

I have yet to receive the update though. I’m using SingTel from Singapore. HTC has not revealed much on what the update contains.

Just got an Android

I finally gotten a HTC Desire HD as some may know. What I like about it is really the browser.

Not surprisingly the Android platform has applications that are — how shall I put it — less exciting. Compared to the Apple iPhone it has a lesser application store. Notable applications on the Android includes Gmail, Twitter and Maps.

Google did Maps very well and give it away for free. It’s the app that I am most willing to pay for but can’t.

What’s lacking in the HTC Desire HD for me is a Japanese keyboard and battery. The Desire HD can last me for a day, sometimes less all thanks to the huge screen. Sense UI is a beauty to look at but I wish users can easily uninstall applications such as Peeps and Teeter. The keyboard height is a little too tall for my liking too.

Overall I like the HTC Desire HD especially the small little features to discover of the user’s hand is holding the device and then reducing the ringtone volume. That’s a neat touch and it delights me that the phone is design with much consideration of how the user can possibly interact with the phone less apparently.

Reported sick today

For today and tomorrow — as I predicted — I will be sick. I am down with a bad flu and a sore throat. I don’t even have my laptop with me and most of my stuff are in there.

I’ve been wanting to do some stuff lately:

  1. Buy HTC Desire HD
  2. Renew my fixed internet subscription
  3. Get the Citibank credit card with the SMRT logo
  4. Buy some new shirts and socks.

Since I saw the HTC Desire HD phone last month, I’ve been wanting to get my hands on it.

Singapore youths and mobile phones

Singapore youths are quite attached to their mobile devices, according to a recent survey by research agency Synovate. This article is from this Channel News Asia article.

Some statistics:

  • 28% indicated they couldn’t live without their handphones – highest group among Asian youths.
  • When it comes to having the most number of contacts, Singapore youths are second with 108 contacts – after Indonesia.
  • The average number of contacts across youths surveyed in Asia is 77.
  • As for laptops and smartphones, Singapore youths have the highest ownership in the region.
  • 43% of Singapore youths blog.
  • 36% read a blog without making comments.

It’s time to make mobile applications.

Doing cold calling right

BusinessBalls.com has a good article on how to do cold calling:

Cold calling typically refers to the first telephone call made to a prospective customer. More unusually these days, cold calling can also refer to calling face-to-face for the first time without an appointment at commercial premises or households. Cold calling is also known as canvassing, telephone canvassing, prospecting, telephone prospecting, and more traditionally in the case of consumer door-to-door selling as ‘door-knocking’.

More often, I’m annoyed with cold calling.

Christmas came early

Christmas came early for me and my relative unexpectedly gave me a phone he deemed too complicated to use. It’s free for him after a contract renewal but he much prefers his current phone.

The new phone is one of those slide phones that I have once declared I shan’t be ever carrying. It comes with some GPS whatever and a camera and a USB cable and a nice box. I haven’t really started reading the user guide yet but will do so in a couple of days time.

Nokia 6710
Nokia 6710

For some who may know, I’ve been eyeing for a new phone lately. This isn’t close to what I was hoping for but it will suffice. And Claudia, I can pass you back Sony Ericsson quite soon. Wahaha…

[Edited to include picture]

I just annoyed a lady on the phone

I just annoyed a lady on the phone.

Her: Hello?
Me: Hello
Her: Who is this?
Me: The person you called. Who may you be?
Her: You called my phone yesterday evening and I wasn’t able to answer. I need to know who is this.
Me: You can’t. I did not call you. You called a fixed line and it can be from anybody. Give me your name and I will ask around.
Her: -gets angry- Where are you from?
Me: I don’t wish to reveal. Provide me with your name and I’ll check.
Her: -raises voice- What is this?
Me: I don’t need to identify myself.
Her: -officially pissed off- Are you trying to mock me? Why are you doing this to me?
Me: Why would I mock you? I am just asking–

-hangs up-

Not the first time this has happened. I hate to answer phone to ask me to identify myself. I won’t reveal myself before the caller does as I felt it gives a stranger an opportunity to find out more about the phone number’s owner(s). He or she could be someone who tries to use some social engineering skills. I’m mostly a prick at such scenarios. I know I know.

-hangs up-