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Okay, time for my first favourite video podcast. This is “The Phones Show“ (formally known as “The Smartphones Show”). This is a one man phone review show by the gentlemanly Steve Litchfield. You may be forgiven for not knowing who Steve is. Although, for anyone (like myself) who was into handheld computing back in the late 90′s (just before the web went mainstream), Steve was there running his 3Lib site supplying useful articles and software reviews for Psion (and later Palm) handheld computers. In fact, Steve reviewed my only ever shareware software release, “Analyser” for Psion Series 3a/c/mx palmtop computers.
Considering that handheld computing has shifted into smartphones, with new and old handheld platforms, Steve Litchfield was just the man to step up and tell us what’s what!
With the phones show, you get honest and down to Earth reviews of the latest and greatest smart (and not so smart) phones. The show has been sponsored by Nokia in the past, and currently by their mobile Symbian based operating system “Series 60“, which may account for the greater supply of Nokia review models. This is no bad thing, as Nokia are still dominant in the mobile market, and Steve will let you know which Nokias to go after and which ones to avoid. Having said that, just about every other smartphone brand and operating system is amply catered for too.
I can say all of this knowing I have put my money where my mouth is. Steve’s review of the Nokia E51 was instrumental in me ending my year long search for my ideal smartphone. A fantastic handset which I have since reviewed too.
Well, if all of that has interested you enough, here are the links you’ll need:
- The Phones Show website
- Standard QVGA RSS feed
- High Res VGA version feed
- Steve’s blog
- Steve’s YouTube channel (inc. episodes of The Phones Show)
At the time of writing, shown below is the latest episode of The Phones Show available on Youtube.