Category Archives: photography

Revisiting Shozu

I used Shozu extensively two years ago with my Nokia N73. It was a handy tool for uploading photos to Flickr but I found the software buggy on my Nokia.

Flash forward to October 2008. I ran across Shozu when browsing the iPhone app store and decide to give it another spin.

I’m impressed. Shozu has added some interesting partnerships, including BBC and Reuters for citizen news reporting. I can still upload to Flickr in just a few clicks but more impressively, Shozu iPhone photos upload at 1600 x 1200 rather than just 800 x 600 (the limit when uploading via email from iPhone).

In addition, Shozu now supports WordPress blog posts. In fact, this post was authored on my iPhone. Nice! No longer need separate WordPress app on my iPhone.

If you haven’t used Shozu in a while, it’s worth revisiting, especially considering that Shozu is compatible with so many mobile phones.

More on Nokia E71

More impressions on the Nokia E71 (from afar… I haven’t had a chance to actually use one. Yet 😉

It is surprising small. Watching this phone scoop video review, the phone is clearly quite petite — the reviewer’s hand seems huge in comparison. The E71 is clearly dramatically smaller when compared to earlier Nokia qwerty phones like the E61i.

Another interesting feature is the camera’s autofocus speed, as demonstrated in phonescoop’s video. I’ve used the Nokia N95 extensively (fantastic multimedia device, btw), and the E71 appears to autofocus even more quickly than the N95. Note, however, that the N95 camera is 5MP, while the E71 camera is only 3MP — still, a Nokia 3MP camera still far exceeds the quality of most camera phones, especially those on qwerty phones.

I’m still reading up on the E71, but it really tempting. I may have to get one.

Happy Holidays!

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