Hello, and welcome to yet another Nokiausers Interview with a Nokia Enthusiast, and in this interview, I put my questions to fellow blogger Josué Giménez of the Spanish Blog http://es.nokiamobileblog.com
Onto todays Interview questions, which I must mention, some answers to my questions are in Spanish, but most are indeed in English, so Enjoy! Update – English translations have now been added for the Spanish answers.!
• How do you feel about Nokia’s Presence in Spain?
Well Nokia in Spain have a really high presence But i from Venezuela and Here For many years The People loves Nokia, although Blackberry is growing faster in this country.
• What was your very first Nokia Mobile device, and how long did you keep it for?
My first Device Nokia Was the Nokia 5110 and i had it for 9 months, my second was the Nokia 3310 and then the following devices Nokia 2255, 5200 XpressMusic, 5310 XpressMusic (i loved this device!), 5610 XpressMusic, N78, N82, E71, N85, N96, 5800 XpressMusic, N97, N97 mini, N900 and my current Phone is The Nokia E72 and I had also the Booklet 3G. Between the end of the year 2008 and the beginning of the 2009 i changed 8 times of smartphones in 10 months! This Show how much i love the Nokia Devices.
• How do you feel about Symbian now being Open Source?
I feel very happy because now symbian is now 100% available to application developers and this increases the chance of improving, especially with the user interface. in recent months Symbian are working hard at the start of the Symbian ^ 3 with which it seems that will be successful that they have shown what he is capable of doing with the Nokia N8 nujeva interface, multitasking, coverflow to name a few things, now is a much more friendly interface than the previous S60V5.All who love the Nokia smartphones hope with many expectations and the new Symbian N8 ^ 3 and can be a great success.
• What do you think of Nokia’s partnership with Intel, bringing MeeGo to the masses?
Personalmente creo que le está brindando una gran cantidad de tecnología e innovacion, si unes a todos los desarrolladores de Maemo y los desarroladores de moblin (intel) solo puede suceder una sola cosa: Un poderoso sistema operativo llamado MeeGo que puede funcionar en Tablets, Smartphones Laptops y mucho mas! Lo unico que deseamos es que no tarden tanto en sacar a la luz el sucesor del poderoso Nokia N900, La primera versión de MeeGo para netbooks se ha mostrado muy amigable aunque todavía le falta desarrolo, es sencilla y muy creativa y esperamos mucho más de ella. Nokia ha tardado mucho en mejorar el Symbian OS y por ello ha perdido gran terreno a nivel mundial, con el iphone OS y Android, Apple tardó 3 años en sacar el Iphone y a razón de 1 año está mejorando su software e interfaz, Android tardó 2 años y ha tenido un gran éxito y sigue creciendo, por qué ha tardado tanto Symbian? Realmente no sabemos y esperamos que la fusión Intel-Nokia acelere el desarrollo de MeeGo. Espero que Symbian se esfuerce aún más por mejorar su interfaz y su software más rápido y recupere el terreno y los consumidores fieles perdidos y que han migrado al iPhone y Android.
Personally I think he is providing a wealth of technology and innovation, if all join Maemo developers and the developers of Moblin (Intel) only one thing can happen: A powerful operating system called Meego that can operate in Tablets, Smartphones Laptops and much more! The only thing I wish is that takes so much to bring out powerful successor to the Nokia N900, the first version for netbooks Meego has been very friendly but still lacks developer, is simple and very creative and we expect much more from it . Nokia has been slow to improve the Symbian OS and has therefore lost much ground in the world with the iPhone OS and Android, Apple took three years to get the Iphone and the rate of 1 year is improving its software and interface, Android took 2 years and has been very successful and continues to grow, why Symbian has taken so long? I really do not know and hope that the Intel-Nokia merger accelerate the development of Meego. Symbian hope that further efforts to improve its interface and software faster and recover the land and lost and loyal customers who have migrated to the iPhone and Android.
• How do you feel about Nokia leaks?
I love the leaks, why? because it gives greater expectation and excitement to consumers about the product, but if these leaks into the hands of malicious people, that has negative effects for the brand especially for Nokia and we have a fresh example that we all know as is the Nokia N8.After this horrible scene for Nokia, they made a very smart desicion: deploy an advertising attack with powerful and original videos and sent several prototypes to some bloggers to try out the new Symbian interface and gradually show us the possibilities verdaeras Nokia N8. In my opinion the best solution to avoid future leaks Nokia negative is that they always send the prototypes to the bloggers, that always works well, we have proof of 300 Nokia N900 released to bloggers to try out and think of the software, hardware and Nokia has made important decisions based on those tests and I would feel happy if I were a member of these bloggers.
• Which Nokia device prior to the year 2007 do you think is still a popular device even in todays world?
Definitely the Nokia N95. This smart phone was a success and is still in its two versions, normal and the 8GB version. It’s a cell phone that really shined in every way, Camara, particularly player sales and customer acceptance, so much so that bloggers long they bought with each new computer that came out, this purchase see if the new Nokia was better than the mighty N95 so you could say that the Nokia N95 in many ways has been and is an important reference point for Nokia.
• Camera’s with mobile devices are getting better all the time, and we all know about the MegaPixel race, which to be fare is, in my opinion, not a valid argument, as MegaPixels don’t necessarily mean a device will take better photographs. Whats your thoughts on this argument, and what would you like to see Nokia do in the Camera Phone market place.?
I think a cell phone must have a good camera, rather than a race for mega pixels I think we are seeing the need to save space and meet all our needs in one place: The smart phone and smart because we know what llmamos is capqaz to do many things! Take pictures to read and send email, play games, listen music, radio, internet, TV and of course make good and better pictures, I do not know if one day the phone can supplant the SLR cameras, but think about this, we imagined 20 years ago watch TV over the phone?, surf the internet? take pictures from a phone? Now think about how it will or smart phone in 20 years? as will your camera? I am not a photographer but I confess that thanks to the cameras in cell phones has helped me to not only take pictures but to create great images and many of my favorite family photos I have taken with my cell phone. I’m waiting anxiously for the Nokia N8 compare their pictures with my Sony Cyber Shot Camera 12-megapixel camera and see how different the images. In short the more mega pixels better for the consumer because in his mind the idea that there will have on their hands the most powerful cell phone of the moment and I think that is one reason that manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Sony Ericsson and Nokia are increasing more every time their phone mega pixels inteligenets more than just to compete and who knows if in the future we will have a smart phone with Reflex Camara, time will tell.
• How do you feel about Nokia’s decision’s and choices of batteries in their devices? For example, the N900, with the same battery as the 5800 XpressMusic device?
I think it’s a big mistake by Nokia, they try to create a lighter Software and do not spend as much battery but it never never never worked, I think they should work harder to create a better and more powerful battery, I had The Nokia N900 is a phone and smart very powerful, but one of its two weaknesses unique is how quickly the battery is discharged, besides being a very robust phone these days of technological thinness. It is a shame and disappointment to a consumer have a powerful phone and its battery lasts a very short and so as the battery is short, the excitement will be short by the smart phone, so if Nokia wants to deliver a thin phone, you must create a most powerful thin battery or redistribute the space so we have a thinner phone and battery with a much more powerful and lasting.
• Please tell us a little about you, and your Blog.
Bueno yo soy de Venezuela, un país con muchas bellezas naturales y donde existe, según datos oficiales, el 100% de penetración en el mercado movil, es decir, que cada habitante posee por lo menos de 2 a 3 telefonos celulares. Yo tengo 28 años tengo Esposa y 2 hijos y soy usuario Nokia! Fanatico Nokia! and a Nokia adict! Hablo Español y tambien inglés y mi mayor meta es trabajar un Día para Nokia aunque no sé si lo lograré, pero es mi gran sueño. Cree mi blog llamandolo por primera vez “Futuro Symbian” luego “Futuro Maemo-Symbian” por amor al N900 y luego con la salida de MeeGo solo lo llamé “Futuro Nokia” esto es mi pasatiempo y se está convirtiendo cada vez más en un trabajo, luego me contactó el editor y dueño del Blog Nokiamobileblog.com y me dió laoportunidad de ser el editor del blog en su versión en español y es lo que actualmente hago y estoy muy feliz con mi trabajo y porque muchas personas leen el blog, en fin me encanta escribir acerca de Nokia.
Well I’m from Venezuela, a country with many natural beauties and where it exists, according to official figures, 100% penetration in the mobile market, meaning that each resident has at least 2 to 3 cell phones. I have 28 years I have a wife and two children and I am Nokia user! Nokia fan!and a Nokia addict! I speak Spanish and also English and my biggest goal is to work one day to Nokia but do not know if I’ll make it, but it’s my big dream. I created my first blog called “Future Symbian” then “Maemo, Symbian Future” for love of the N900 and then the output Meego just called him “Future Nokia” this is my hobby and is becoming more and more work Then I contacted the publisher and owner of the blog and gave me Nokiamobileblog.com advantage by helping to be the editor of the blog in its Spanish version and that is what I do and I’m currently very happy with my job and because many people read the blog, Finally I love writing about Nokia.
• Which Nokia devices do you currently own, which is your favorite, and why?
My current Nokia Device is the powerfull Nokia E72 and i love it! in my opinion is better than any Blackberry, and i will tell you the words of Enzo Ferrari the creator of the powerfull Ferrari Cars on respect to my favorite Nokia device, He said: ” My favorite Ferrari is the last one” and i can say to you that my Favorite Nokia now is the Nokia N8 The last Nokia! and then my favorite Nokia will be the Nokia N900 succesor, always be so: My favorite nokia will be the the Next! Why? because I like to test new device and I love to play with them to handle and use each of the innovative things every new smart phone.
• If you had the power to make something happen at Nokia, be it creating the perfect mobile device, what would that be?
I loved the initiative on the part of Nokia’s “Design for the community,” it shows that Nokia is showing more interest in what consumers really want, I would create a device with a 1GHz processor to improve the quality of graphics and 3D acceleration with 1GHz RAM to run applications much faster and there is enough space to install applications because it is a total headache instakar can not all applications that want or need because of the small space of RAM not permits. Capacitive touch screen 3.7-inch Super Grinding physical qwerty keyboard, 64GB of internal flash memory, with 12 mega pixel camera xenon flash cpn and Symbian OS ^ 4 as it will have all the Qt interface, that would be Nokia’s device I llmaría perfect “Ovi Nokia Phone” For all services have improved in OVI interface and meeting all in one application that streak certainly based on Qt.
• Nokia have recently announced they will be producing a dual-sim mobile phone. Would this be something you would use, and if so, would you like to see this functionality brought to high-end Nokia devices too?
Do not know if it would be something I would use, but I confess that I prove insurance, this would equal or greater success than it has in China, is a function that facilitates not having to carry two phones at the same time, I do not think Nokia to add this option to high-end devices, but devices for low-medium range I am sure will be a success.
• When The Symbian Foundation was first formed, how did you receive the design, and nature of their cartoon, sketching type branding?
Personally I like the design and caricature, I find original and distinctive
• Do you participate in Nokia Beta Labs? In other words, do you try out Beta’s that they make public, and do you contribute to improve their products, and services?
I like to try the Beta before they are made public, and do to help improve their applications and services, I really love to contribute whatever I can and put all my effort into it.
• Whilst we are talking about Beta Labs, have you tried Nokia Image Exchange? If so, how do you rate the service, and do you think it has a future.?
I like the Nokia Image exchange and I personally believe that if Nokia unites or merges with the application of augmented reality and Find Nokia point would be much better.
• Do you use any Ovi Services, and if so, which ones, and what is your favorite?
I use all the services OVI! I love and I think it would be better and would function better if they were based on Qt and if they were together in one application, my favorite is the service OVI OVI and OVI mail Contacts.
• Which Ovi Services would you say need improving, and in what way that service needs improving?
Deberían mejorar el OVI Contacts para Symbian y crear una interfaz como la del Nokia N900 en los mensajes enroscados.
Should improve the OVI Contacts for Symbian and create an interface like the Nokia N900 in threaded messages.
• Final question. Who are your idols when it comes to Nokia online blogs?
Michael Aldridge from Nokiausers.net and NokiaDNA, Mark Guim from thenokiablog.com, Phat Trance from Dailymobile.se, Edward Umana from Nokiamobileblog.com, engadget.com and Conversations.Nokia.com; the spanish bloggers: Xatakamovil, es.engadget.com, Hugo Londoño from concafe.com, Alejandro briceño from Tekgo.com and juan Carloa Añez the editor of Voltiando.com and conversaciones.nokia.com.
I really appreciate the opportunity you gave me to share my impressions about Nokia and devices, was a great experience and I really enjoyed.
Thank you Josué, I hope our readers, including our Spanish reader too of course, enjoyed reading your Interview right here on Nokiausers.