Nokia Phone Trials

So, I signed up to try out some of the newer Nokia Phones. I currently have, and heavily use my iPhone. Regardless, I’m excited to be a part of the program. Since I develop learning activities mostly in Adobe Flash, and since Steve Jobs’ announcement that Flash apps for iPhone will not be sold on iTunes, I figured It’s time to give Nokia a shot.

Some first impressions:

  • I love the way it slides open to reveal the full keyboard. It feels nice in my hands and is easier for me to type with two thumbs.
  • touchscreen requires pressure – bad
  • force feedback when you type – good
  • I figured I’d like the the feel of the keys, and I do. But I think they are still to small- and I have skinny fingers too!
  • easy to setup
  • no first character cap when typing in text box
  • hit areas are a little too small on interface

Can’t wait to play with the voice recognition and compass features.

I’ll be doing some tests on this this week and over the weekend. Stay tuned.

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About Britt Carr

I am the founder and Creative Director for Advanced Authoring, a company dedicated to making learning more interactive and engaging, and sometimes even portable. I have spent the last 15 years consulting as an Instructional Designer and Technology Specialist for multiple universities' Learning Technologies units. I was responsible for helping faculty and teaching staff include learning objects into their courses. In this role I help faculty develop both personal and distance learning websites, interactive media, and advanced presentations technology. From my innovative work in the field, I have been recognized by Adobe Systems as a worldwide Higher Education Leader. Before assisting universities, I worked as an Internet Strategist for Macromedia, Inc. I created and managed Macromedia’s Innovation Award program which highlighted web developer’s talents and ground-breaking use of rich media in the education and e-Learning fields. I am a certified Macromedia Flash Designer and hold a B.S. in Broadcasting from Northern Arizona University and a M.Ed. in Educational Media and Computers from Arizona State University.

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