The Media Guru


Dec 31, 2010



The year in blogging & other stuff.

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Dec 30, 2010


When it comes to 3rd party apps, despite having biggest market share, Symbian has the least number of apps. Nokia’s non-existence in the US market, lack of developer incentives & tools, an unattractive Ovi Store and no app UI guidelines – several reasons can be brought forward to explain this drought of apps. However, with Symbian^3, this is meant to change with the introduction of the Qt framework…

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Dec 28, 2010


With Symbian^3, many of the native apps have been updated to take advantage of the new hardware. Detailed reviews of these apps are in the N97 software & multimedia reviews. Here, I'll be focusing on the improvements & new features.

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Dec 21, 2010


After reviewing the hardware, it’s time for an in-depth look at the OS - Symbian^3. The inevitable comparison would be with the N97, released exactly a year ago & running Symbian^1 – which I’ve already reviewed. Let’s see what has changed…

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Dec 15, 2010


You can now test your download & upload speeds on by connecting to a server based in Mauritius, located in Port Louis. Alternative link -

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Dec 5, 2010


This is a rant post.

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Nov 27, 2010


Earlier this month, the ICT minister announced that Mauritius Telecom no longer have a monopoly over SAFE (Open Access Policy). & yesterday, the ICT minister unveiled the new prices that Mauritius Telecom have decided to apply (to counter the competition), taking effect as from the 1st December.

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Nov 23, 2010


After having used the N8 for nearly a month, it's time for me to complete the hardest job left - review it. In the first post of this (massive) review series, I'll be taking a look at the N8's hardware.

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Oct 21, 2010


It’s here. The latest Nokia Nseries flagship with the largest camera sensor ever put on a phone - the Nokia N8.

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Oct 2, 2010


Convinced by this cool-looking robot, I decided to go for a spin at the Electronic & Technology show at Mer Rouge.
After paying the entrance fee of Rs 25 (wait, what!?), here’s what I saw…

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Sep 24, 2010


Time to wrap up this series. Don’t forget to check out the previous posts - the Unboxing Pics, Part 1 - The Hardware & Part 2 - The Software.

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Sep 17, 2010


Part 2 of the E72 review. Part 1 – The Hardware is here.

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Sep 16, 2010

Nokia_Symbian3 range_3_2

Four Symbian^3 devices were presented at Nokia World 2010.

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Sep 13, 2010


Received this surprise package from WOMWorld today…

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Aug 28, 2010


It’s time again to visit our annual tech trade fair organised by the NCB – Infotech.

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Aug 22, 2010

Inception (2)


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Aug 4, 2010


In the 1st part of this review series, I'll be taking a look at the E72's hardware.

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Jul 26, 2010


I’ve got another Nokia device from WOMWorld to trial. This time, it’s an Eseries, a Nokia E72.

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Jul 24, 2010


My take on antenna-gate.

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Jul 23, 2010


Just a short post to link to my photoblog, where I’ve posted on the 3rd Mauritian Bloggers event, which was a hike down the Black River Gorges National Park.

Bloggers present – Tushal, Sun, Yashvin, Dakshinee, Girish, Preetesh, Julien & Reena.

  • Part 1 - From Pétrin to Macchabée View Point.
  • Part 2 - From Macchabée View Point to Black River.

Yashvin also blogged on it - Bloggers go hiking in Black River Gorges

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Jul 16, 2010

Soccer City

The FIFA 2010 World Cup is over & it’s time to look at what happened during this month of competition. South Africa have been outstanding hosts & really, kudos to them for being the pride of Africa!

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Jul 9, 2010

A Thousand Suns

A Thousand Suns – September 14th with the lead single The Catalyst on August 2nd.

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Jul 5, 2010


Flashback to 15-20 years ago… You’re a small kid who just became a car fanatic after seeing his first Ferrari on TV. You spend hours drawing up cars, trying to design the fastest supercar of all time, but not realising that straight lines don’t help with aerodynamics.

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May 20, 2010


The first Symbian^3 device has finally been unveiled - the Nokia N8. A flagship with a monster camera.

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May 9, 2010


So here ends the English Premier League season 2009-2010…

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In this final part of the review, it’s time to take a look at the camera & everything else I didn’t check out in the previous reviews…
Part 1 - The Hardware
Part 2 - The Software
Part 3 - Multimedia & Apps

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Apr 28, 2010

After admiring the hardware in Part 1 & exploring the OS in Part 2, in the 3rd part of this review series, I'll be looking at the multimedia capabilities of the N97 & the 3rd party apps available for S60v5.

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Apr 23, 2010

Sad, disheartened, frustrated & powerless... that's how I feel after watching this video. Unable to do anything.

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Apr 12, 2010

In the previous post, I discussed the hardware of the N97. While the exterior is stunning, the innards (CPU, memory) are less so. In this review, I'll be looking at the OS & native apps. Having used S60V2 & S60V3 for many years, the N97 is my first experience with S60V5...

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Apr 4, 2010

Last week, I received my first trial device from Nokia, the N97.

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Apr 1, 2010

OMG cat watches KFC ad Ce Matin Un Lapin, featuring @tushal, is horrified…

KFC Ce Matin Un Lapin ad – YouTube [0:39]
OMG Cat – YouTube [0:33]

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Mar 16, 2010

Day 2 with the Nikon L20. Camera. Focus. Shoot!

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Mar 15, 2010


It's not the D3S, not the D300S, not the D700, nor the D3000 & not even the D90! It's not a DSLR. In fact, it's not even a mid-range camera.
This is the Nikon Coolpix L20.

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Mar 5, 2010

Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Superleggera

At the Geneva Auto Show, a new fighting bull was unveiled...

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Feb 1, 2010


The fabled Apple tablet is here - the iPad.

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