Motorola & Nokia Summer Kickoff
Jun 29, 2005, 7:00 PM by Eric Lin and Rich Brome
Like reports from both coasts with hand-ons tours of new devices with new user interfaces from both Motorola and Nokia.
As you would expect from a team like Phone Scoop, we are bicoastal. This means we can easily cover events in California or New York at the drop of a hat. However we've never taken advantage of the fact as much as we did on Monday, when we attended events in San Francisco and New York City simultaneously.
In San Francisco, JavaOne provided a venue for Motorola to launch the E895, and with it their next generation operating system. Nokia was also there showing off a few phones we hadn't seen in person yet like the new 62XX sliders.
Meanwhile, in New York City another event provided an opportunity to spend time with a few other new Nokia handsets, like the Nseries and the 6265 CDMA slider.
Read on for first impressions (and lots of pictures) from both coasts.
Slider key lock?
My husband needs one hand operation and prefers the flip phone for unlocking and answering ease, but it easily slips from his hand when trying to open it - broke the last one that way. Has to carry in an upper pocket or pants pocket so size is an issue, no space for a case to protect it. In my mind a slider and Nokia brand for reliability in our area (other brands drop calls or go into roaming a lot sooner) may be a win/win.
Nearest working model to me is an hour away. It will be a one day thing when I check it out in my hand an decide on it or another opti...
E895 surprisingly Nokia-like
CDMA is DEAD
Nothing wrong with GSM, of course, but CDMA is doing just fine.
The issue with Sprint and Verizon's networks needing upgra...
N Series coming US! WOot
they look good