Nuffnang and Nokia is giving away a brand new Nokia C7 this Christmas to a deserving blogger.
1. Check out the new Nokia C7 and its very amusing features online.
2. Then ask yourself, “Do I want a Nokia C7 for Christmas?” If your answer is yes, here’s what you have to do: Create a blog entry explaining why you deserve a Nokia C7 this Christmas, and title it “MY CHRISTMAS WISH THIS YEAR: A NOKIA C7”.
3. Fill up the form below to let us know you joined.
Guess who that blogger is? Yep, you're right. IT'S ME. Nokia C7's features aren't amusing, THEY'RE AWESOME. Why? Because Nokia C7 runs on Symbian^3 and Symbian WILL.CONQUER.THE.WORLD.
While others are talking about the "amusing" features of this phone, I will talk about WHY I DESERVE THIS PHONE FOR CHRISTMAS.
A month ago, there was this sale of Nokia C6 and a phone from the land of Koreanovelas. I decided to get a Nokia C6 and lined up as early as 8am. People were telling me to get the other phone but I ignored them. All of them. Why? Because Nokia C6 runs on Symbian and Symbian WILL.CONQUER.THE.WORLD.
Nokia only had 60 units and there were about 20-30 people in front of me. I was confident that I'll go home a happy C6 owner. I was wrong. I don't know what happened but I was this close:
After spending more than 6 hours in line, I went home sad. I felt defeated. I was betrayed. I was about to get that phone from the land of Koreanovelas but I didn't. Why? Because it's not running Symbian. A phone not on Symbian will NOT conquer the world.
So I waited and waited for Nokia's next move. Unfortunately, nothing. They only issued an official statement and vanished. Still, I waited. After all, Symbian WILL.CONQUER.THE.WORLD.
Then comes this wonderful gift from Nokia and Nuffnang. The possibilities of this new C7 phone are endless... EXAMPLE:
Yes, full video playback of the awesomest Pinoy Boy Band, 1:43, anywhere! Just imagine the look on Ade and Rico's face when they see my phone playing Merry Christmas Na! ENVY GALORE!
So the answer to the question on why I deserve this phone for Christmas. Simple: I LINED UP FOR 6 HOURS ON SM CITY NORTH EDSA FOR A NOKIA C6 PHONE ENDING UP WITH NOTHING; A STRONG BELIEVER THAT SYMBIAN WILL.CONQUER.THE.WORLD. So yeah, I DESERVE THE NOKIA C7 FOR CHRISTMAS.
And if I do win a C7 from Nuffnang, I promise to retain my current ringback tone of Merry Christmas Na until the Christmas of 2011. Nokia C7+Merry Christmas Na+Symbian = AWESOME COMBI (also, this will minimize the calls from Maro... LOL)
PS. I've been a Symbian S60 user since the release of the Nokia 7650. Currently, I am using two Symbian S60 phones (a Nokia N70 and Nokia's former flagship, the Nokia N95).
It's still 53 years in the future before we earthlings experience first contact with Vulcans, but 14 people inside Nokia had already got their hands on a fully working Star Trek Communicator.
The guys at Nokia Designs modified a Nokia N76 mobile phone to look like the 1960s version of the Star Trek Communicator. Complete with the famous "chirping" sound when flipping open the phone, Star Trek wallpapers, and an embossed Star Trek logo.
This phone is just a prototype and according to the guy who bought this on eBay, there were only 14 units made. Nokia World 2010 could have been more exciting if Nokia showed this prototype. Hey Nokia, we trekkies want this phone!
Do any of you remember watching a Hong Kong movie in the late 1980s wherein a girl robot is the lead and doesn't know how to whistle? I remember watching it with my dad in the theaters when I was 4 or 5.
I've been searching for the title of this movie since I was in high school. I have vivid memories of most of the scenes but I really cannot recall the title. Well thanks to Tonyo, I finally found the movie online. He gave me a website of superhero movies and tada! I immediately found the movie in the HK/China section XD
The movie's title is I Love Maria (a.k.a. RoboForce) starring no other than the legendary director Hark Tsui and Hong Kong Pop Queen Sally Yeh.
Director : Chung Chi Man
Producer : Tsui Hark, John Sham
In an Asian city somewhere in the near future, a robbery is carried out by a gang named "Hero" whose leader Savior has a giant girl friend Maria. The police are helpless. Chui was one of the member of the gang but he decided to get out of it. Chui meets a cop Mo, they become friends right away. The gang assumes that Chui has betrayed so they send out Robot Maria to kill him. Maria conks out and is recasted by Mo so she belongs to Mo's group. Mo excogitates the steel bombs to oppugn the robots. A reporter Chong informs their trail to the police and they are caught. Maria is taken back to Hero Gang. Chong regrets his mistake and tries to save Chui, Mo and Maria. After they get out, they decide to go to the gang's base to fight with them. Chui, Mo, Chong and the now intelligent Maria join forces to head straight for a fight unto death...
My friend Tonyo started this #SentiSabado Twitter craze last week. The rules are simple, tweet something nostalgic (90s, 80s, 70s, etc.) and place the hashtag #SentiSabado. The end result? RIOT!
Last week, we learned that Chuckie Dreyfus can literally represent #SentiSabado (hi kuya ^_^) and how ABS-CBN reporter Ryan Chua remembered how Pia Hontiveros was strapped at a flagpole at PAGASA while reporting in the middle of a storm. He was in Grade 2, while another ABS-CBN reporter, Jeff Canoy, was in Grade 5 they recalled.
Tonyo's organizing another #SentiSabado this week with the theme, "Our wonder years: Flashback to elementary/grade school".
Wanna join? You can use Twitter's default web interface and create a search for #sentisabado. Or you can download two of these cool desktop applications: Tweetdeck and Seesmic. Both of these applications streams updates in real time. Meaning, you don't have to hit refresh or reload everytime a new updates comes in.
Once installed, add a new search column for the hashtag #sentisabado. Tweetdeck runs on Adobe Air.
If you're a Windows user, you can try Seesmic Desktop 2 Beta. This is the one I'm using right now and it also features real time updates. Just like Tweetdeck, you can add a column for searchterm #sentisabado. Seesmic Desktop 2 Beta runs on Microsoft Silverlight and is currently available only to Windows users. Mac version coming up soon according to the developers. Download Seesmic Desktop 2 Beta here.
BTW, I was in Grade 6 while Pia was strapped to that PAGASA flagpole. :P
UPDATE: September 10, 2010
Tonyo asked me, "How about those people using public computers?". So, here are some alternative Twitter clients that can be used on a browser.
Hootsuite and Brizzly are basically the same as Tweetdeck and Seesmic, but instead of installing an app, they both run on your browsers. Seesmic also has a Web version.
You can also try Tweetchat to monitor the #sentisabado hashtag. I won't elaborate on how to use these internet apps as they are all self explanatory. (actually, I'm just lazy) :D