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willem
2007-05-22, 13:26
Hello, Just got my the new Nokia smartphone with qwerty keyboard and of course the first thing to try is get it to work with Slimserver.
As a remote control it works remarkably well. The handheld skin scales fine to the screen. The Nokia is does not have a touchscreen so you have to navigate and select with the 5-way navigate key. The mouse cursor more or less jumps from link to link. I.e. Selecting a letter in the Artist view was very difficult with my 'old' Nokia 9500 as you had to position the mouse exactly over the letter, which was difficult. With the E61i it jumps from letter to letter with a touch of the navigate key.
The browser is reasonable fast.

Even better is that you can install the Nokia Internet Radio example application (full working example application: http://opensource.nokia.com/projects/s60internetradio/index.html ) and point it to a playlist which points to your SlimServer with servername:9000/stream.mp3.
Now stream your music to the phone. Another possibility for a wireless MP3 player for SlimServer.

When you go to the detail page of a song there is the load button. Click it and it downloads the song to the phone and save it optionaly to the micro SD card (Is there a skin which can download a whole album, then I never have to connect the phone to the PC to fill it with music).

I have used the browsers on Nokia 9300, 9500 and BlackBerry 8707. This is by far the fastest and easy to use browser of the above devices. Of course the 54mb wireless helps.

Now I am glad I have waited with buying a mp3 player for myself...

BTW: You can also make phone calls with it :-) (and video calls).

Willem Oepkes

peter
2007-05-22, 13:29
On Tue, 22 May 2007 13:26:11 -0700, "willem"
<willem.2r04nz1179865801 (AT) no-mx (DOT) forums.slimdevices.com> said:
>
> Hello, Just got my the new Nokia smartphone with qwerty keyboard and of
> course the first thing to try is get it to work with Slimserver.
> As a remote control it works remarkably well. The handheld skin scales
> fine to the screen. The Nokia is does not have a touchscreen so you
> have to navigate and select with the 5-way navigate key. The mouse
> cursor more or less jumps from link to link. I.e. Selecting a letter in
> the Artist view was very difficult with my 'old' Nokia 9500 as you had
> to position the mouse exactly over the letter, which was difficult.
> With the E61i it jumps from letter to letter with a touch of the
> navigate key.
> The browser is reasonable fast.
>
> Even better is that you can install the Nokia Internet Radio example
> application (full working example application:
> http://opensource.nokia.com/projects/s60internetradio/index.html ) and
> point it to a playlist which points to your SlimServer with
> servername:9000/stream.mp3.
> Now stream your music to the phone. Another possibility for a wireless
> MP3 player for SlimServer.
>
> When you go to the detail page of a song there is the load button.
> Click it and it downloads the song to the phone and save it optionaly
> to the micro SD card (Is there a skin which can download a whole album,
> then I never have to connect the phone to the PC to fill it with
> music).
>
> I have used the browsers on Nokia 9300, 9500 and BlackBerry 8707. This
> is by far the fastest and easy to use browser of the above devices. Of
> course the 54mb wireless helps.

Wonderful, but I'm getting the E90 anyway. I guess the OS is the same so
things should probably work equally well, and I'll have the added
advantage of the E90's superior keyboard and photo/video. Thanks for the
review, though...

Regards,
Peter

willem
2007-05-22, 14:04
The E90 has the S60 version of Symbian, same as the E61i. Main reason for me to put away the 9300 was the lack of wifi and for the 9500 it was the size.
The E90 is smaller than the 9500. Keyboard of the e90 is easier to use than the e61i keyboard for sure.
E90 should work fine with SlimServer I expect.

Willem Oepkes

peter
2007-05-23, 01:23
willem wrote:
> The E90 has the S60 version of Symbian, same as the E61i. Main reason
> for me to put away the 9300 was the lack of wifi and for the 9500 it
> was the size.
> The E90 is smaller than the 9500. Keyboard of the e90 is easier to use
> than the e61i keyboard for sure.
> E90 should work fine with SlimServer I expect.
>

Yep, I'm optimistic. Only thing I fear i that in practice building up
the wifi connection and connecting to slimserver takes too much time to
be really practical in daily use. I'll let you guys know when it hits
the market.

Regards,
Peter