So my Nokia E51 feels like a slender version of the iPhone thanks to it’s sleek design enhanced by lashings of black and shiny chrome, but of more interest to me is the pure geek-goodness of stuff like I can use this puppy as a 3G to WiFi router thanks to an app called Joiku HotSpot, a sort of tethered modem on steroids.
But, in my mind what often lets many Nokia phones down has to be the ‘clunky’ User Iinterface, comparing a Nokia S60 to an iPhone is not unlike comparing the old DOS program XTREE to Mac OS X. Navigating the phone is still sometimes bewildering to me even after 5+ years practice whereas the iPhone effectively has just 2 UI levels, apps you’ll use every day are ‘in your face‘ whilst backroom settings are tucked away out sight though still are only a click or two away.
Cue Myphone, an iPhone style UI for S60 phones such as the E51, N95 etc. OK, so it’s not a touch screen but it still lets me launch my 12 most frequently used functions with ridiculous ease, with my lesser used apps just a click or two away using the intuitive iPhone/iPod Touch style page menu.
‘Mutton dressed up as lamb‘ maybe, but for €9.99 a vast improvement…
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