Conversations is just a small part of Nokia’s presence on the Internet. In fact, most of the credit and most of the work belongs to you! We know that your blogs and websites are an integral part of spreading the word, and the love, for all things Nokia.
It also says a lot about your passion and enthusiasm for Nokia’s products that so many of you have taken the time and effort to create websites devoted to them. You could say that it’s humbling.
We have compiled a list of some of our favourite Nokia fan websites and blogs. Some are focused on a particular device or aspect of Nokia, while others are more wide-ranging. We’ve sorted them into categories:
- Lumia and Windows Phone
- Nokia 808 PureView and photography
My Nokia Blog
The biggest compliment I can pay to ‘My Nokia Blog’ is that it could easily be mistaken for an official Nokia website. There is a wealth of content that covers everything from the latest news (and rumours), tutorials and accessories.
The Nokia Blog
The Nokia Blog is run by New Yorker, Mark Guim, who also presents the videos on the site and on the associated YouTube channel. There is also the regular mix of news and reviews but it is the videos that make the website stand out. Also worth mentioning is the price check page that shows you the latest and best deals for Lumia devices on eBay.
Nokia Innovation claims to be ‘your portal to anything Nokia’ and it does a pretty good job of delivering on that promise. It feels comprehensive and especially when you use it in conjunction with its sister website, Nokia Tips (see below).
This was set up by Rv Cuarto, who writes simply that his love of Nokia inspired him to set up a blog. It’s written with a lot of verve and Rv’s enthusiasm for Nokia really comes across.
The introduction to this website says it all: “Every Nokian is a bit of a fanboy, a bit of an analyst, a bit of a critic and because every one of us is a bit of a “Power user”. That’s why this Blog is dedicated to all Nokia users and their beautiful and powerful devices.”
If you want a website to get more out of your Nokia device, then this is the one for you. All of Nokia’s operating systems are catered for and it also reviews apps as well, many of them in video to show you how to use them.
Lumia and Windows Phone
Nokia Lumia Blog
This is a bright and colourful blog that, dare I say, reminds me a little of our old website. I mean that as a compliment because it’s simple to navigate and easy on the eye.
All about Windows Phone
Strictly speaking, this is not about Nokia, but it is one of the primary sources for independent news about the Windows Phone operating system and its apps.
If all about Windows Phone is too general for you, then give this a try. NokiaWP is entirely focused on Nokia’s Lumia smartphone devices and is really strong on recommending apps and games.
808 PureView and photography
For a relatively new device, the Nokia 808 PureView is already extremely well served within cyberspace. Check out our interview with the founder of the PureView Club, Marc Wielaert a few weeks ago. Nice man, nice website.
Nokia PureView 808 Recordings
This website was set up by @EasycapExpertti to show off the 808 PureView’s superior video and audio recording features. It has quickly become the destination for 808 PureView concert recordings and has an impressive archive with footage from some of the biggest names in music.
Only fools and mobiles
Prepare to be dazzled by @Sheridan01 as he demonstrates how you can get the most out of your Nokia camera phone. Many of his latest posts feature the 808 PureView but it is not the only Nokia device with which he has captured some stunning pictures.
James Burland’s beautiful website is mostly about camera phones and taking pictures but also goes much wider than that. I really enjoyed reading James’ appraisal of his own mobile industry predictions from 2008.
All About Symbian
An indispensable website if you have a Symbian handset. Shares the same look, feel and general comprehensiveness as the All About Windows website.
Nokian N8 portal
A website (and we know it’s not the only one) dedicated to the gorgeous Nokia N8. This features a good mix of technical advice (OK, hacks), apps, games, reviews and news.
Nokia N8 on Facebook
OK, you’re thinking this is just a Facebook page but it does illustrate that you don’t even need to build your own website now to spread your message, create a community and share your passions. You can do it all on Facebook.
Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820
Our first Windows Phone 8 smartphones.Be a part of it.
This could never claim to be a definitive list, so please accept our apologies if your website or blog is not included. If you do have a Nokia website or would like to recommend one then let us know in the comments below. We can always round up your recommendations in a future post.