Network Throttling

Ok – so a few of us N95 users at Refresh Mobile have noticed a thing called ‘Network Throttling’.

Basically, when browsing the mobile internet your operator chooses what kind of kb per image you can download.. This is usually a low number.. So that when you first get to a webpage, more often than not, the pictures on said site are usually grainy and horrible..

Now, this wouldn’t normally matter on a small-screened phone – but on the N95, it is VERY noticable indeed!

Ok.. The example I’m going to use is when I was chatting away on Jaiku earlier on today and my friend Chibbigirl uploaded a link to her account.. (i’d tell you what it was – but you’re about to see it anyway!).

So, said link appears in my (fantastic) Jaiku client, I click it to go through and see the pic..
And what do I see?

A grainy rubbishly loaded version. Grr!

However, a simple ‘reload page’ fixes this issue..
Which is fine..

Until you realise you have to double load EVERY PAGE YOU GO TO!

See below for before & after shots…

Do you see what I mean?!

And following up on Adonis’ comment:

Dude! I’ve got auto-reload on already and I still get this problem!

N93i vs N95 – Camera

Afternoon all.

As previously mentioned I went to a lovely wedding at the weekend and took along my WOM provided N93i (as well as my own N95) to take some shots.
I used both phones throughout but, as I was having such a lovely day, I only really remembered to double up my photos occasionally. Um…


I was at a wedding you know!

Anyway – I’ve finally gone through all my pics (sorted by ‘Camera Model’ – did not know I could do that!) and found the comparison shots…

First batch: My friends

(who insisted on swapping places between photos!)

Can you tell the difference?
This second set was of the converted barn where the reception was held…

Anyone care to guess which photos came from which phone?
To make it fair on the N93i – I reduced the N95’s settings to 3 megapixels…

What do you think?
All opinions welcomed.


Two things of note today folks.

First, I’ve finally joined the elite in my office and sorted myself out TWO (count ’em) monitors…

I know it’s nothing new, but I’ve been the only one with a single monitor for ages now…
So Yay me!

Next up – a quick picture of the desk next to mine..

‘Hmmm… Which one shall i use today?’


Those of you tuning in for the N93i vs N95 shots I promised from the wedding at the weekend; It won’t be long. I took a ton of photos with both handsets so it’s just gonna take a while to put it together..
I’m working on it though. For now though.. I hope you enjoyed my Geek-a-thon pics…


More N93i vs N95 shots

Last post before I chip off to Canterbury tomorrow for my friend’s wedding and for the day, I have decided to give the N93i to my friend Dom. She works in TV and does a lot of filming… I know Dom’s been after one of these phones for AGES!

Back when the first video camera phone was announced.. The N90 was it?
Anyway, before I go, I thought I’d post up some more shots of the phone alongside my N95…

More to follow after the weekend..

Thank You WOM!

Those lovely folk over at WOM World have gone and furnished yours truly with a lovely (if somewhat cumbersome!) Nokia N93i for a grand total of two weeks…

Ain’t that nice of them? πŸ™‚

Am currently writing this blog on the tube on the way home c/o my personal N95 and I must say; it’s gonna be hard to tear myself away from this beauty for a little while…
But, as luck would have it, I’m off to a friend’s wedding this weekend. So I shall be packing my shiny new N93i (with the latest firmware too I hasten to add – Come on..! It was the first thing I checked) and will be giving it a proper test run..

In the meantime – checkout these shots I took today..

Kew Gardens

Managed to swing by Kew Gardens at the weekend… and very beautiful it was too.

A bit hot for my liking and I wasn’t there long but a nice way to spend a Saturday afternoon definitely…

All pictures taken and uploaded c/o my N95.
(sod being the landscape gardener there!) πŸ™‚

And for all those Apple fans out there – more iPhone loveliness coming soon!