Webometric Thoughts

February 19, 2009

Berlin QR Code: Help required

Filed under: Berlin,Nokia 5800,QR Code — admin @ 7:51 pm

Whilst on a short break to Berlin my girlfriend spotted a QR code:

Unfortunately her 5800 doesn’t come with a QR code reader, and she hadn’t got around to downloading one. Try as I might, I have been unable to scan the above photo; presumably too much detail in the QR code.

So, anyone know what this particular QR Code says??

[update 20/02/09]
Solved by @staecker in Zurich (http://twitpic.com/1l4dy):
@RobertAyala here we go:  on TwitPic

February 6, 2009

Nokia 5800 v. Xda Serra (HTC Touch Pro/MDA Vario IV)

Filed under: N97,Nokia 5800,O2 Xda Serra — admin @ 10:23 am

Whenevever I get a new phone my girlfriend decides that she needs one too. Yesterday she picked up her new Nokia 5800 XpressMusic:

It wasn’t long before I was coveting the 5800. Whilst by no means as powerful as my recently acquired Xda Serra (or even the N95 which we both previously had), it has the usability (and price tag) that will appeal to the masses.

Every day I seem to find something to curse about the Xda, but to a certain extent that is the consequence of choosing phones which are moving ever closer to the computer end of the appliance-computer spectrum. Whilst I momentarily contemplated exchanging my Xda Serra for a Nokia 5800 (I still have a few days to return the phone), the truth is that I am the sort of user who will take advantage of the Xda Serra’s qwerty keyboard and the included Microsoft Office.

The Nokia 5800 is the better phone; the Xda Serra is the better computer. Maybe the N97 will be the best of both.

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