Tuesday, June 30, 2009

My day out with Darth N97

Its been over a week spent with me Darth N97. Most of the time was spent tweaking it to perfection (to me at least) with widgets and apps testing.

I did manage to snap a few pics to test out the quality of the 5 mp camera though. Here are a few from a drive out to town, and one by the water village.

Then on Sunday, 28Jun09, as I had signed up for the charity cycleton for Heart of Borneo, I decided to take Darth out with me for the ride, all 110km of it. Here are some shots taken from our world renowned Empire Hotel & Country Club , one of the checkpoints for the ride. (Obviously, you won't expect me to shoot pics WHILE cycling... I doubt Darth would appreciate that sort of adventure). There were almost 400 cyclists taking part in the event.

This is a shot from the car

Resting at Empire. Scorching 40 degree Celsius heat

And we're off! Last leg back to the finish line.

This isn't my bike. Just thought I'd snap it.

My personal challenge for the ride was to bust the 100km mark, which I had never done before during training from months before. In the end, I was sun burnt, had a swollen behind, sweat drenched and faced extreme energy depletion. But it was all worth it. Its for charity afterall.

And what better way to reward myself? A quick carb load at my favourite Japanese shop, Kaizen Sushi.

Pretty good flash shot at night I'd say.

And that ends a day with good ol'Darth. Next challenge, take a video while riding? Nah, I don't think so....

PS: None of the shots have been edited. Pity the lighting was a bit "overbearing", having been taken at noon day mostly.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Sneak preview: My Darth N97

Thoroughly enjoying the N97 since I got it.... More to come....

Friday, June 19, 2009

The Dark Side: Nokia N97

This is just a sneak preview...

For days, I have been pondering on whether to I should go with the masses and be a Storm Trooper, because as you know, Storm Troopers are just so uber cool... but the force was always strong within.

But then, as a friend said, there are many Storm Troopers, but only one Darth Vader...

So behold, my newly arrived Nokia N97 Black....

Over the next few days, I will be posting my thoughts and experiences with the N97. I absolutely love what I see so far... with the exception of a minor setback earlier... but, more on that later....

I'll be back, after the commercials.....

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Nokia N97 finally starts shipping.... (Yes, I'm alive)

Image courtesy of www.symbian-guru.com

Its official. The Nokia N97 has begun shipping today. To 75 countries worldwide, uncommon of Nokia given that they usually release new products in spurts to selected countries. Hopefully, Brunei is one of those 75 lucky countries.

There are so many good (p)reviews of the N97 already flying around the world wide web. Many claim that this is THE Nokia flagship to wait for. Reading so many, I can only say the only way to know is to try it.

But dang, it looks good.

I've been so held up with my daytime job lately, that I have not been able to post a decent phone review. I just realised, I haven't done one since my last Nokia E63 review. This sucks.

Thing is, I still can't see the light at the end of the tunnel just yet....