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Nokia Chronicles

Nokia Chronicles

By NokiaChronicles
Do you have fond memories of the name Nokia? Adrian Hughes and Justin Cohen, life-long Nokia fans, delve deep into the phones, tablets and other weird and wonderful gadgets that once made Nokia a household name. Also join them for candid interviews with people behind-the-scenes at the tech giant, and discover for yourself what really made Nokia so special. MUSIC CREDIT: =========== Title: Can't Sleep - ÆSTRAL Music Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral/cant-sleep Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral & https://aestral.bandcamp.com/ Support ÆSTRAL here: https://aestral.bandcamp.com/
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Rita El Khoury [Symbian-Guru, Android Police, FoneArena]
Season 1 of the Nokia Chronicles finishes this week with the delightful Rita El-Khoury of Symbian-Guru and Android Police fame. Rita shares her favourite memories of attending Nokia events, making lifelong connections with other Nokia bloggers and employees, and writing from the deep-down passion of her own heart about Nokia. Lots of deep and thought-provoking conversation, interspersed with fond memories (and that slipper) along with many laughs.  It's been an absolute pleasure having Rita on, and stay tuned as even though that's a wrap for the Nokia Chronicles for now, we have a lot more coming soon. Photo of that Nokia slipper mentioned in the podcast: https://twitpic.com/2hh21s Reach out to Rita El Khoury: ================== Twitter: https://twitter.com/khouryrt Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/khouryrt Music Credit: ========= Title: Can't Sleep - ÆSTRAL Music Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral/cant-sleep Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aestraldepth Support ÆSTRAL here: https://aestral.bandcamp.com/
01:50:00
October 9, 2021
Bruno Maag [Dalton Maag, The Readability Group]
Ever wondered the origins of the Nokia Pure font that debuted in 2011? Well tonight we have on Bruno Maag (of Dalton Maag), who with his team have worked relentlessly on the Nokia Pure font that has graced web, print media and of course Nokia devices. Bruno shares his story of coming up through the typography industry, and the specifics that went into designing the Nokia font that is iconic even to this day. A fascinating insight into fonts, scripts and how it all ties together to have an emotional and lasting effect on the end-user. Bruno is a true genius and driven to fulfil his craft to the highest level of detail. We have learned a lot on this week's episode, and enjoyed every second of it - we hope you will too. Reach out to Bruno Maag: ================== Twitter: https://twitter.com/bruno_maag LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/bruno-maag-4512306 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dalton.maag Music Credit: ========= Title: Can't Sleep - ÆSTRAL Music Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral/cant-sleep Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aestraldepth Support ÆSTRAL here: https://aestral.bandcamp.com/
01:33:45
October 2, 2021
Pino Bonetti [Nokia, HERE Technologies, Namecheap]
We have Nokia and HERE Maps legend Pino Bonetti, on for this week's episode of the Nokia Chronicles. A fascinating journey into growing up with personal navigation devices, and sharing this exciting journey with fellow employees and customers. GPS/A-GPS and the advent of downloadable offline maps is also covered this week. Pino also delves into where he believes social media is headed next, and lists his favourite Nokia devices of all time - along with his love for T9 predictive texting. For the third week running, we have our guests professing their love for T9. An awesome chat, so listen in. Reach out to Pino Bonetti: ================== Twitter: https://twitter.com/haikus Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/haikus/ Music Credit: ========= Title: Can't Sleep - ÆSTRAL Music Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral/cant-sleep Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aestraldepth Support ÆSTRAL here: https://aestral.bandcamp.com/
01:05:41
September 25, 2021
Carol Chen [Nokia, MeeGo, Jolla, Red Hat]
Carol Chen is on this week's episode of the Nokia Chronicles. Her work has had an impact on some facet of our lives, as I'm sure most if not all of our listeners have used an old Nokia with RealPlayer installed. Carol takes us on a journey of her early days with Nokia, what made her fall in love with Finland, and the heady days of working in MeeGo and Jolla. A fascinating trip down memory lane with a well-regarded member of the Nokia community, with some awesome insights into some iconic Nokia devices. We can't wait to have her back on. Reach out to Carol Chen: ================== Twitter: https://twitter.com/cybette Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cybette/ Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/user/cybette/ GitHub: https://github.com/cybette Music Credit: ========= Title: Can't Sleep - ÆSTRAL Music Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral/cant-sleep Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aestraldepth Support ÆSTRAL here: https://aestral.bandcamp.com/
01:39:11
September 18, 2021
Darla Mack [DarlaMack]
A true original stalwart and pioneer of the original Nokia blogging days, we are excited to have Darla Mack on this week. Darla shares her experiences getting into Nokia tech, and meeting her own Nokia staff and blogging heroes. The story of the treasured pink N95 is also revealed, and how she met Spike Lee. This is a chat we enjoyed very much, with some very thoughtful insights on the state of Nokia/mobile devices, and also setting examples for your own children. Darla's Nokia blog is still alive to this day, and is a wealth of knowledge - - - so check it out here for a fantastic trip down memory lane: https://darlamack.blogs.com/ Where to find Darla Mack: ================== Twitter: https://twitter.com/darlamack Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/darlamack/ Music Credit: ========= Title: Can't Sleep - ÆSTRAL Music Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral/cant-sleep Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aestraldepth Support ÆSTRAL here: https://aestral.bandcamp.com/
01:04:34
September 4, 2021
Ricky Cadden [Symbian-Guru, MobileBurn]
Ricky Cadden, a name that needs no introduction, is on this week's instalment of the Nokia Chronicles. You may know him from sites back in the day such as Symbian-Guru and MobileBurn. Waxing lyrical about the heady old days of Nokia phones, his origins with blogger relations in the Symbian world, and what finally tipped him over the edge to make the jump over to Android. We also score the exclusive that he live-streamed his wedding with four Nokia N82's. Is Ricky the pioneer of live-streaming? We think so too. Just one of many exciting tidbits shared in tonight's episode. Tune in for more. Where to find Ricky Cadden: ================== Twitter: https://twitter.com/rcadden/ Music Credit: ========= Title: Can't Sleep - ÆSTRAL Music Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral/cant-sleep Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aestraldepth Support ÆSTRAL here: https://aestral.bandcamp.com/
43:50
August 28, 2021
Grant [Grant Likes Tech]
This week we catch up with one of the nicest YouTubers around, Grant from Grant Likes Tech. We delve into the older histories of Nokia devices in the USA, and what got Grant excited enough to acquire a Lumia 1520 straight out of college. Grant also shares his iconic Top 5 Nokia devices of all time - and shares his true feelings about HMD Global and the Nokia 9 PureView. Where to find Grant: ================== YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/GrantLikesTech/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/grant_likes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/grant_likes/ Music Credit: ========= Title: Can't Sleep - ÆSTRAL Music Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral/cant-sleep Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aestraldepth Support ÆSTRAL here: https://aestral.bandcamp.com/
25:06
August 21, 2021
Dan Carter [MobileManDan]
This week we catch up with Dan Carter, an OG of the Nokia blogging world harkening back to the days of the Nokia N95. We cover his beginnings in the mobile review scene, his experiences at events such as MWC, CES and Nokia World's, and wax lyrical about his love of older Nokia devices. And for some reason, we discover that Lumia's aren't exactly the most favourite era of Nokia for Dan. An engaging chat with a knowledgeable fellow, you don't want to miss listening to this. Where to find Dan Carter: ================== Twitter: https://twitter.com/mobilemandan MobileManDan website: https://mobilemandan.co.uk/ Music Credit: ========= Title: Can't Sleep - ÆSTRAL Music Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral/cant-sleep Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aestraldepth Support ÆSTRAL here: https://aestral.bandcamp.com/
35:25
August 14, 2021
Vertu
A little detour this week on the Nokia Chronicles, as we take a look at the sometimes little-known offshoot of Nokia called Vertu. This was the luxury brand of Nokia, and catered to the rich and wealthy where the sky was the limit in terms of opulence. The phones reflected this, decidedly so. Where to find Justin Cohen and Adrian Hughes: ================================== Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivabiggun71 https://twitter.com/AdrianGHughes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nokiachronicles/ Music Credit: ========= Title: Can't Sleep - ÆSTRAL Music Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral/cant-sleep Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aestraldepth Support ÆSTRAL here: https://aestral.bandcamp.com/
27:13
August 7, 2021
John Velasco [Digital Trends, Phone Arena, Android Authority]
One of our idols, John Velasco, is on this week's episode of the Nokia Chronicles. You might know him from websites such as Phone Arena and Android Authority. We discuss John's origins with the first Nokia phone he owned, his love for the quirky Nokia models released back in the day and his favourite memories of Nokia. We also discover that John Velasco shares Filipino heritage with Justin and Adrian! Tune in this week to find out more. Where to find John V: ================== Twitter: https://twitter.com/John_C_Velasco  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/john_c_velasco/ Music Credit: ========= Title: Can't Sleep - ÆSTRAL Music Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral/cant-sleep Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aestraldepth Support ÆSTRAL here: https://aestral.bandcamp.com/
45:08
July 31, 2021
Tom Messett [Nokia, Digital Marketing and Social Media] & John Kneeland [Nokia, Product Manager and Developer Marketing]
Two big guests on this week's episode of the Nokia Chronicles. We have Tom Messett and John Kneeland,, responsible for digital marketing, social media and product management. Join them as they recount their experiences working at Nokia, along with some interesting tidbits on tech-related events during their tenure at Nokia. The Z Launcher and N1 tablets also are discussed on tonight's episode. Where to find Tom & John: ================== Twitter: https://twitter.com/TomMessett  &  https://twitter.com/SirKneeland Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tommessett/  &  https://www.instagram.com/kneeland/ Music Credit: ========= Title: Can't Sleep - ÆSTRAL Music Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral/cant-sleep Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/aestral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aestraldepth Support ÆSTRAL here: https://aestral.bandcamp.com/
02:06:21
July 25, 2021
Help Me Understand HMD's Nokia [w/ TheMrNokia & NokiaMob]
The first of our deep dives this week, as we are joined by our old friends Abdulla and Marin from TheMrNokia and NokiaMob. We speak about the good and bad sides regarding HMD, and what they can do with the brand name of Nokia to make in-roads with their phones. A very insightful and thoughtful round table discussion, with some deep perspectives on the current state of Nokia. Where to find the guys: ================ Twitter: https://twitter.com/themrnokia  &  https://twitter.com/mordulj Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themrnokia/ &  https://www.instagram.com/marinordulj/ Website: https://nokiamob.net/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aboodesta
01:19:40
July 17, 2021
Daniel Rubino [Windows Central, WPCentral]
This week - Daniel Rubino, a name that needs no introduction, in the world of mobile computing. We discuss the storied history of Nokia in the USA, along with Daniel's thoughts on Microsoft's operation of Nokia both pre and post-acquisition. Dan also shares his favourite tech innovations made possible by Nokia, and 3D Touch on the cancelled McLaren device.  Where to find Daniel: ================ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Daniel_Rubino  &  https://twitter.com/windowscentral Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daniel_rubino/  &  https://www.instagram.com/windowscentral/ Website: https://www.windowscentral.com/
56:51
July 10, 2021
Steve Litchfield [AllAboutSymbian, AllAboutWindowsPhone, The Phones Show]
We are back with a bang this week, with mobile industry heavyweight Steve Litchfield joining us this week. In today's episode, we hear Steve's detailed thoughts on the current state of mobile phone imaging, from a man with a finger on the pulse for the last three decades. Steve also shares how he was affected by the demise of the 'old' Nokia in the Stephen Elop days, and explains why a particular Lumia device is his all-time favourite Nokia device for photography. We also discover his Top 5 Nokia devices of all time, with some surprise picks on that list. A big thank you to both Steve Litchfield and previous guest Rafe Blandford for their listenership and support for our little podcast, it means the world to us. Pay it forward and support these two on their various social media endeavours at the links below: Where to find Steve: ================ Twitter: https://twitter.com/stevelitchfield YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/stevelitchfield Steve Litchfield Official Website: https://stevelitchfield.com/ Phones Show Chat: https://open.spotify.com/show/2lz2pBGZeGg186xYJSj4Lh AllAboutMobile: https://allaboutmobile.com/ AllAboutSymbian: http://allaboutsymbian.com/ AllAboutWindowsPhone: http://allaboutwindowsphone.com/
55:38
July 3, 2021
Facebooking That Gumtree'd and Ebay'd old Nokia
A little detour this week on the Nokia Chronicles, as we take a look at the prices of some old Nokia devices on marketplace sites such as Facebook and Gumtree. Ridiculous prices, ridiculous item descriptions and some warnings for those of you out there looking to buy second-hand Nokia devices.  Where to find Justin Cohen and Adrian Hughes: ================================== Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivabiggun71 https://twitter.com/AdrianGHughes Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nokiachronicles/
01:14:44
June 26, 2021
Rafe Blandford [AllAboutSymbian, AllAboutWindowsPhone, 361 Degrees Podcast]
We are absolutely stoked to have Rafe Blandford on the podcast this week. From his early days covering pre-Symbian products to the heady Nokia days, Rafe has been a staple of the tech world, reporting on the latest Nokia mobile news and reviews. In today's episode we cover his blogging origins, his passion and love for what Nokia has done through their devices & services, and his immense love for the community Nokia has fostered. Rafe also shares his thoughts on where mobile technology is heading in the future, and we get an answer to the lingering question: will we ever see Rafe in front of a camera anytime soon? A thoroughly enjoyable episode - do check Rafe and his 361 Degrees podcast out on the socials below: Where to find Rafe: ================ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rafeblandford Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rafeblandford/ 361 Degrees Podcast: https://www.361podcast.com/  &  https://twitter.com/361podcast AllAboutMobile: https://allaboutmobile.com/
01:33:20
June 19, 2021
Myriam Joire [MobileTechPodcast, tnkgrl Media, Engadget]
We have reached Episode 10! Myriam Joire of Engadget, Pebble and MobileTechPodcast fame joins us this week. On today's episode, we discuss Myriam's origins in the blogging and podcasting world, time in the media with Nokia and Stephen Elop, and other fond memories of the old Nokia/Lumia days. We also cover Myriam's Top 5 Nokia devices, Nokia's greatest hits when it came to mobile phone innovations, and where HMD Global is going wrong these days with their mobile strategy. An informative and engaging chat with one of the juggernauts of the tech journalism industry. Do check Myriam out on the socials below: Where to find Myriam: ================ Twitter: https://twitter.com/tnkgrl/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tnkgrl/ MobileTechPodcast: https://worldpodcasts.com/mobiletechpodcast/ MobileTechPodcast on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/MobileTechPodcast MobileTechMore on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/mobiletechmore Myriam on HotHardware: https://hothardware.com/author/myriam-joire Support Myriam on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tnkgrl Support Myriam via PayPal: https://tnkgrl.com/tnkgrl/
01:29:37
June 12, 2021
Michael Faro-Tusino [MyNokiaBlog, UnleashThePhones]
Blogging alumni of MyNokiaBlog and UnleashThePhones, Michael Faro-Tusino, joins us on the podcast this week. From reaching out to one of the gods of Nokia news, Jay Montano, Michael's passion for Nokia/Maemo/Meego devices grew to the point of being able to meet Stephen Elop in India and attend Nokia World in Abu Dhabi. A nuanced chat with an articulate Nokia fan first and foremost, do enjoy this week's chat with Michael. Where to find Michael: =================== Twitter: https://twitter.com/MFaroTusino/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mfarotusino/
43:20
June 5, 2021
Tomi Adebayo [GadgetsBoy, Electrifying]
Tomi Adebayo joins us on the pod this week. Host and presenter of GadgetsBoy and Electrifying on YouTube. From one of his first mobile phones with the Nokia 3210, Tomi has many fond memories of Nokia devices and has worked his way up to be one of UK's premier tech reviewers and YouTubers. A man of many talents, that has some exciting snippets regarding the old Nokia days - interacting and coming up together with fellow tech influencers. An engaging and candid chat, and one that we hope you enjoy. Where to find Tomi: =================== GadgetsBoy on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOnA4oZccE0dxZjI733EjSw Electrifying on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC29JbxEwr7q5bP7ANJMSqAg Twitter: https://twitter.com/GadgetsBoy Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gadgetsboy/
36:48
May 29, 2021
Those Old Nokia Review Websites
This week on the Nokia Chronicles, we chronicle a few old Nokia blogging and review websites. A trip down memory lane, not only into the writers and bloggers of the time, but trends in mobile phone tech during that period.  We're sure that a lot of you can relate to visiting these websites back in the day. Where to find Justin Cohen and Adrian Hughes: ================================== Twitter: https://twitter.com/ivabiggun71 https://twitter.com/AdrianGHughes
57:34
May 22, 2021
Dean Pattrick [Nokia, MixRadio]
Dean Pattrick (Nokia networks, Nokia Music/Ovi Music/MixRadio) joins us on the pod this week. From the military to working behind the scenes with the early incarnations of 2G/3G networks, and mixing with the world's biggest pop and rock stars in his evangelical role at Nokia MixRadio, Dean truly has seen and conquered all. Also an avid fitness man, listen in to find out the fascinating story behind "Deano" and what keeps him inspired and passionate in his journeys through life. We hope you enjoy listening to Dean as much as we did in this episode. Where to find Dean: =================== Twitter: https://twitter.com/deano_42 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deano_42/
01:25:00
May 16, 2021
Marin Ordulj [NokiaMob.net]
Marin Ordulj (founder and editor-in-chief of NokiaMob) joins us on this week's episode of Nokia Chronicles. An engaging chat with one of the most passionate Nokia bloggers out there. Some hard-hitting questions, for a feel-good episode that won't soon be forgotten. Where to find Marin: =================== Website: https://nokiamob.net/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mordulj  &  https://twitter.com/nokiamobblog Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/marinordulj/
01:09:59
May 8, 2021
Abdulla Zaki [TheMrNokia]
Adrian and Justin sit down with Abdulla Zaki (TheMrNokia) and get to know the brains and brawn behind one of the fastest-growing Nokia-focussed channels on YouTube.  Wearing make-up in YouTube videos, buying iconic Nokia models on launch day, and the story behind that Camaro hat --- all on this week's episode of Nokia Chronicles. Where to find TheMrNokia: =================== YouTube: www.youtube.com/c/AbdullaZaki Twitter: https://twitter.com/themrnokia Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/themrnokia/
01:04:52
May 1, 2021
Your Top 5's
This week the audience is sharing their Top 5's with us, and we discuss their fantastic choices. Plus Adrian throws the whole podcast and monetisation potential into doubt, with an expletive-laden rant.
47:44
April 24, 2021
Top 5's
Justin and Adrian reveal their Top 5 favourite Nokia devices of all time. Tensions are sparked as they both reveal devices the other wants.
01:06:25
April 17, 2021
Origins
Our very first pod. Justin takes us back to his days with bricks, and Adrian expands on lady shavers.
33:18
April 10, 2021