Taking the honour of being the first Discussions member to have been selected as Contributor of the Month is Psychomania. Hailing from Lancashire in north-west England where he works as a graphic designer and lives in the Colne area with his wife, their cats Robbie and Kylie and various other cute 'n' cuddly mammals. His Nokia phones are probably some of the most heavily-used in the world, helping to provide answers in almost twenty five thousand forum posts in under five years, but for him personally the most important features which he could not live without are good, old-fashioned text messaging, calling and more recently Twitter; though he also admits a habit for mobile photography and a growing liking for Spotify.
A Nokia user for many years with an entire menagerie of Nokia phones in his back-catalogue, Psychomania is currently juggling the two stars of the show - the N9 64Gb and Lumia 800, though when asked which model has been his all-time favourite, he says: "The N82. It was a powerhouse of a phone with a truly great camera! It's also probably the phone I kept using the longest." - and he goes on to say that the one thing he'd really like to see in the future is a device like his current N9 and 800 with a real world-beating camera including Xenon flash and, if possible, optical zoom - R&D boys take note, the gauntlet has been thrown down!
As well as his obvious passion for mobile phones, Psychomania has been a big fan of video gaming since his first ever computer, which was a Commodore 16. He says that one of his key characteristics is that of an avid problem-solver who gets a real buzz from getting to the core of an issue and setting everything right, which is probably why he spends so much time helping Nokia customers on this forum! He quotes his technique as being to "step back, look things over, then dive in feet-first and see what works".
His love of technology also connects to his dream holiday, which would take him to a real techie-heaven like Japan, though there was also a comment about a tent outside the Nokia factory here in Salo - Hmmm, not sure that security would take too kindly to that! Invite him to the cinema and he loves nothing more then a healthy does of Sci-fi and horror, or anything with Samuel L. Jackson; however he's just as much at home spending an evening socialising with friends at the local pub or at home relaxing with his personal zoo. If Psychomania ruled the world for a day, he says that he'd see to it that we all get free beer and pizza!
We decided to update the concept of the BBC's "Desert Island Discs", which anyone who has ever listened to British radio at any time time in the last seventy years will recognise. We asked Psychomania to imagine that he was alone on a tropical island with just his Nokia phone and a solar-powered charger to help pass the time, and that he could have five MP3 tracks, two movies and two apps - what would they be?
"This is a tricky one, but my favourite artists are as follows, and if I have to choose my favourite tracks quickly then I'd probably go with:
"My all time favourite movies are the sci-fi classics Aliens & Blade Runner, I blame them for my love of sci-fi!" - Psychomania
"Reckon I'd choose from the Microsoft Marketplace/Zune: The apps would have to be games, nothing passes the time like a good game of Angry Birds and Plants vs Zombies, both are time vacuums." - Psychomania
Who will be December's Contributor of the month? Stay tuned and keep posting - it could be YOU!
Great biography of THE contributor of this forum. I have yet to come up with a question about Nokias or indeed any mobile phone which he wasn't able to answer. I have my suspicions though. I think he has Robbie ad Kylie helping him in the background.
If I have helped at all, a click on the White Star is always appreciated :
you can also help others by marking 'accept as solution'
If i have helped at all a click on the white star below would be nice thanks.
55 months, 25k professional posts, it is almost unbelievable! More than ten every single
Congratulations to Psycho!