Monday 28 December 2009

Konfiguracja usługi IPFON w Nokii N900

Jedną z istotniejszych zalet Nokii N900 jest zintegrowany klient VoIP, umożliwiający na wykonywanie i odbieranie połączeń typu VoIP w sposób transparentny dla użytkownika. Oczywiście natychmiast zacząłem kombinować jak zintegrować go z moim kontem IPFON, którego używam z powodzeniem od niemal 3 lat.

Oto krótka instrukcja konfiguracji zintegrowanego klienta VoIP/SIP w Nokii N900 / Maemo 5 pod kątem działania w ramach usługi IPFON.

Polski układ klawiatury dla Nokii N900

Jak podmienić plik zawierający zmodyfikowaną mapę klawiatury sprzętowej, umożliwiający wprowadzanie polskich znaków w Nokii N900 za pomocą kombinacji Fn+Ctrl->litera.

Saturday 26 December 2009

Polish hardware keyboard layout for Nokia N900

Although Nokia N900 has support for Polish UI and input language out-of-the-box, every Polish user of this device would most definitely agree that typing anything that involves specific Polish characters like żażółć gęślą jaźń is a huge pain. For those who don't know - every national char has to be entered via little on-screen virtual keypad that appears after pressing Fn+Ctrl keyboard combination.

Saturday 12 December 2009

Nokia N900 has landed and is ready to depart

After over a month of waiting I have finally received my very own, much anticipated Nokia N900. Yay! But... well, it quickly turned out that initial impression wasn't too much to "yay" about, as my N900 unit is apparently affected with random reboots issue. Despite quite positive contribution of Nokia engineers to Maemo Bugzilla entry regarding this issue, the exact cause wasn't determined (yet) and the most likely explanation is simply a piece of faulty hardware within the unit I have. Having no software-based solution to this yet and knowing there are lots of happy random reboot-less users of N900 out there, I'm planning to arrange a warranty replacement for my N900 next week, so hopefully new unit will work properly.

Wednesday 18 November 2009

N900 meetup in London impressions

I've just came back from N900 meetup held in London tonight, 17th of November 2009 that is. There are few things I'd like to point out.

Tuesday 22 September 2009

Polska klawiatura ekranowa i T9 w HTC Magic - HOWTO

Zachodziłem w głowę tu i ówdzie jak mojego angielskojęzycznego HTC Magica zmusić do poprawnej obsługi polskich znaków diakrytycznych w klawiaturze ekranowej oraz słowniku T9, a tymczasem - jak to zwykle bywa - najciemniej pod latarnią.

Tuesday 1 September 2009

I really can't wait for Nokia N900

Nokia N900 has been finally announced, oh yes! This is the device I am really, really looking forward to get - even more than any new Android device that could possibly get released this Autumn/Winter. Having some previous experience with Nokia Internet Tablets, and now reading the official specs of N900 I can without much hesitation say that N900 is going to be groundbreaking device for Nokia and is quite likely going to lead the path that future handsets from Finland might follow.

Friday 28 August 2009

Fancy a rip-off? Use Nokia Ovi Store

When you pay for something upfront and then never get it, what that is? I'd say a theft. Having said that, turns out Nokia is a thief.

Thursday 13 August 2009

Instant Email service by T-Mobile UK - the good, the bad and the ugly

I've been recently looking for a decent email solution for my Nokia E71, that would deliver a push-mail experience from my default Gmail account. After trying quite OK, but not-so-ideal free solutions, the time has come to subscribe to paid service offered by my mobile provider, T-Mobile UK.

Wednesday 12 August 2009

The Magic of Nokia E71

If I was ever trying to find the right way of describing differences between Nokia E71 and HTC Magic, I'd say that E71 is like loving, caring and hard-working but not-so-beautiful wife, while Magic is hot and sexy wamp, ready to please you in any way you want, but not care about you much after that.

Sunday 9 August 2009

HTC Magic as a default phone - final day

It's been a while since last update, as I wasn't able to write new posts recently. My Android & me experiment has officially ended today, and I switched back to Nokia E71. However, to be honest, I haven't done that without a hesitation. HTC Magic has something magic, something that don't let the user off easily. Anyway, I've been still using Magic as a default phone over past few days and I have few points to note before concluding my experiment.

Wednesday 5 August 2009

HTC Magic as a default phone - day three

W00t! I found the way of enabling predictive text feature for Polish language! In fact, it was dead simple - just a matter of changing system locale/language to Polish. :) Strangely, keyboard language selection box hasn't Polski option to choose, which was putting me off earlier. But now I have double checked this and prediction works fine in my native language, despite the lack of the option - well, these are some odd quirks of using non-official ROM firmware. Anyway, I wonder whether that discovery is going to convert me to on-screen keyboard now? I guess not, but hopefully typing text will get painful. Time will tell, and I will tell here later what time said.

Tuesday 4 August 2009

HTC Magic as a default phone - day two

Yet another day with HTC Magic as my default mobile phone, as I must admit I'm starting to get used to it. Even battery was behaving rather well overnight this time (99% to just 90%). Overall, Magic is very pleasant device, and quite frankly I really enjoy using it on daily basis. It has very nice look & feel, clean, crisp and sensitive, yet not over-sensitive, touch screen, and generally that is a quite appealing piece of hardware. However, there's one thing I really really hate. Text input. Oh, yes...

Monday 3 August 2009

HTC Magic as a default phone - day one

Magic did wake me up this morning. Good. What I wasn't very impressed about was the battery charge level. From 99% at 11:30pm the night before it went all the way down to 79% in less than 8 hours later, with auto-sync feature turned off (!). What was it doing all night? Don't know, but apparently not sleeping. I need to review the idea of applications like Facebook and/or Twitter clients running constantly in background. However, quite fortunate thing about the power supply in HTC Magic is that re-charging the battery is actually quite fast.

Sunday 2 August 2009

Android & me experiment: using HTC Magic as a default phone - day zero

I am a huge fan of mobile phones with full QWERTY keyboards. It all started with HTC Wizard back in 2005, then HTC Hermes, HTC Kaiser, then I've fallen in love with Blackberry-style form factor and followed with Samsung i780 to finally end up with excellent Nokia E71. I've been using E71 for more than a year now, and all my true fans know already that me sticking to a single mobile for more than a quarter must mean that I have a swine flu or something. Basically, Nokia E71 - despite some very annoying issues - is the best mobile phone I've been using so far. Really.