Nokia fan Peter Chomanic is a nokia fan and seen my collection on nokia connects and we got chatting via twitter and email.
He wanted to tell us his story so here it is.
Q1- Hi your a man of many talents,tell us about who you are and what you do.
– I’m mostly a support guy, so I’m working as a server support for one of major players on that market. Aside of that, I’m a huge mobile fan (unfortunately, had no luck to work for Nokia), so from time to time I’m reviewing phones, testing apps, repairing phones for me & friends, collecting phones, sometimes modding some parts of Symbian, MeeGo e.g.: one of alphanumeric keyboards is mine, same as “CzechoSlovak edit of N9’s keyboard.
Q2- You are a nokia fan,what is your current daily driver.
– I’m using N9 (too afraid to use N950 as my daily phone) and I really love MeeGo OS and I have 2 more of them, as the first one is almost completely damaged now. Secondary phone is a BlackBerry Z10, as its OS is currently the closest to MeeGo (you know, swipes, no buttons…). Not fully satisfied with that. The third phones is curretnly being reviewed, it’s a Nokia Lumia 925. Used it to make some really good pictures on SAAB car meeting in Slovakia (https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/107175620946963824496/albums/5933961450698254625) and some trips in local forests (https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/107175620946963824496/albums/5939543106473240769). Well, Windows Phone in version 8 + GDR3 (developer update) is fine, but still, if that phone had MeeGo, I’d love it much much more 🙂
Q3-Your a blogger,tell us some more about your blog
– I was active on many forums about mobile phones, especially about Symbian, later Maemo & MeeGo, but I finally landed on Symbianmania, later renamed to SmartMobil.sk (http://smartmobil.sk) as we added all systems to it. We also started a blog there, publishing some news, guides (e.g. how to downgrade your Symbian phone), some App tis, phone reviews… Simply a voluntary work & support of smartphone users.
Q4- You claim to have alot of nokia devices,tell us about your collection.
– Well, I had few my older phones, I was given some from my friends and family too (as everyone knows how passionate I am about phones), some people donated some too when were grateful for my help on forums, so I started to collect them. Currently, I have 2138 phones in my collection, 820 various models. Nokia, of course, is the biggest part of my collection: 648 phones, 191 models. My dream is to make a Mobile Phones Museum (facebook.com/MuzeumMobilov; twitter.com/MuzeumMobilov), where you can go, see old phones in working condition and remember the the times when you lived with them, or wanted to have some of them. You know, now, most of the phones I ever wanted to have are cheap enough 🙂 I can have all the “toys”
Impressive collection there.
Thanks for requesting us to share your story and show us our collection peter.