I’ve had a really superb mobile phone for the past three months – a Nokia N95 8GB, the latest generation of a phone that packs 8 gigs of internal flash storage space, has wifi, GPS and more bells and whistles than I could have wished for.
I got my N95 almost by chance. One day in October, I popped in to the Vodafone store in Reading just to enquire whether I have any handset upgrade options from my then-current Nokia N73.
To cut a short story even shorter, I walked out of the store with a brand new N95 8GB, having also ‘sold’ the N73 back to Vodafone. That was under a new programme Vodafone recently launched to buy back recent-model handsets for refurbishment and then use in developing countries.
I’ve not written any posts about the N95 8GB yet. Not had much time. Likewise, I haven’t really spent a lot of time discovering all the features apart from the ones that I find essential – the camera, wifi and podcasts.
Apart from actually using the device as a phone, of course.
Last night, I decided to discover a feature I hadn’t used much yet – the phone as a movie player.
I’m not talking about playing a movie on the phone itself and viewing it on the truly outstanding screen with its crisp resolution and colours.
No, I wanted to see what a movie was like if I plugged the phone into my TV.
Bundled with the phone from Vodafone is Spider-Man 3, the latest in the action series released last summer. I’ve watched part of it on the phone and it’s great.
But it’s absolutely awesome on a TV screen. To me, the most awesome bit is how you can simply connect this device to an external audiovisual device like a TV so easily and seamlessly.
I video’d doing that which you can see below (RSS readers, you might need to actually go to the blog to see this).
More about the Nokia N95 8GB soon. Meanwhile, enjoy the movie :)