Symbian’s Robust Enterprise Security

L to R; Me, Mike Maddaloni, Craig Richards,  Teemu Lehtonen. At Microsoft Tech.Ed in Berlin last week, Mike Maddaloni (, Craig Richards  ( and I sat down with Nokia’s Teemu Lehtonen.  The topic was Symbian security, something Teemu knows a thing or two about having worked primarily in that area for most of the 12 years he’s been with Nokia. Teemu outlined the Symbian security model which he called the most secure in the industry. It starts with the hardware. … Continue reading

Ovi Maps, Nokia’s Killer App – Made In Berlin

On my recent trip to Berlin for Tech.Ed I was really impressed with the performance, stability and ease of use of the latest 3.06 Beta of Ovi Maps.  I’d used it a little before the trip and knew it was pretty good and that it could work offline. I though that might come in handy in Germany where I my T-Mobile pay-as-you-go SIM wouldn’t roam.  So before I left San Francisco I loaded the Berlin/Brandenberg map set to my N8 … Continue reading

Using Fonic For Prepaid Data In Germany

Earlier this week WOMWorld Nokia sent me to Berlin for Microsoft Tech.Ed Europe. Naturally I needed to have data service on my N8 for the trip.  My T-Mobile US prepaid SIM doesn’t allow voice or data roaming anywhere outside of North America and even if it did I can’t afford the obscene rates that US operators charge for roaming.  So I did what I always do when traveling internationally which is to try and buy a local prepaid SIM as … Continue reading

Nokia Targets the BlackBerry Market With MS Exchange, Communicator and Sharepoint Integration

I just got back from Berlin where I attended Microsoft Tech.Ed Europe along with Mike Maddaloni ( and Craig Richards  ( as the guests of WOMWorld/Nokia. Tech.Ed is a series of annual conferences that Microsoft holds  around the world. It’s primarily a technical training  event but there are also high level keynote sessions covering Microsoft and partner’s products, services and strategies and a large Expo floor where many companies  have booths promoting their development tools and enterprise products and services. … Continue reading

Tech.Ed Europe

I’ll be at the Microsoft Tech.Ed Conference in Berlin Tuesday and Wednesday as the guest of WOMWorld and Nokia. I was really surprised when I got an email from WOMWorld a little over a week ago offering to send me to Berlin for the conference. Totally unexpected and wonderful. I’m looking forward to seeing Berlin for the first time too. I’m not sure what Nokia has in store for me at Tech-Ed.  They are a sponsor of the Microsoft conference, … Continue reading