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|Residence||Reading, Berkshire, UK|
|Known for||All About Symbian, The Phones Show|
|Spouse(s)||Fiona Litchfield (m. 1989)|
Steve Litchfield is a writer, editor and presenter, best known for his work in the mobile industry for publications like "All About Symbian", "Smartphone Essentials magazine" and the podcasts "The Phones Show" and "Phones Show Chat".
Trained in physics at Oxford University from 1980 to 1983, Steve programmed for, and ran computer systems for, aerospace firms until 1993, when he started the semi-official Psion (palmtop) shareware library, distributing on floppy disk to users round the world. This became CD-based in 2000, though with the rise of the Internet, the need for physical software distribution tailed off quickly.
Steve was the main writer and editor on Palmtop magazine, created by Steve Clack, of Bicester, running from 1995 until about 2002. This was mail order only throughout its life, growing from a 48-page stapled booklet to a professionally bound 140-page mini-book by the end of its run. The original schedule was every two months. Steve also helped the introduction of PalmUser magazine and then eventually the merging of the two into the cross-platform Palmtop User magazine, which eventually folded around 2005, again due to competition from Internet-based publications.
From 2001, Steve wrote for PDA Essentials magazine (published by Paragon Publishing, which was then sold to Highbury House Communications, now defunct) in the UK – this was eventually renamed to Smartphone Essentials but eventually folded by Imagine Publishing in 2011.
From 2002, Steve joined the writing team on All About Symbian, which is still active in the present day, along with a sister project, All About Windows Phone.
Steve has also guested on several official manufacturer web blogs, usually writing about mobile phone photography.
From 2006, Steve has been podcasting in video form (via RSS/MP4 initially and then later via YouTube as well) as The Smartphones Show, renamed in 2009 to just The Phones Show. A companion audio podcast has been running since 2010, which Steve co-hosts with Ted Salmon.
- http://stevelitchfield.com/aboutme.htm. Retrieved 2013-02-10
- Retrieved 2013-02-10
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- "Contact All About Windows Phone". Allaboutsymbian.com. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- More, James (21 April 2010). ""What makes a good cameraphone?" by Steve Litchfield, All About Symbian – Nokia Conversations : the official Nokia blog". Conversations.nokia.com. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- Micky. "Interview with Nokia Enthusiast – Steve Litchfield". Nokiausers. Retrieved 10 February 2013.