Sexta-feira, 4 de Abril de 2008

Nokia buys steroids, releases v200 firmware for E90



There is a strong possibility that Nokia's team has drank Redbull in excess. Thursday, Steve Litchfield caught a fault in Nokia Software Update site, it appeared that v200.34.72 firmware was available, from the previous v7.40.12 firmware.
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Quinta-feira, 3 de Abril de 2008

Nokia tackles the music market with one more Music Store



Offering local based online shop is a good initiative, when you consider that you can download any local and international track on the move, and Nokia is making use of that at it fullest, with the launch of the new Nokia Music Store of Ireland.

Nokia is providing over 2,5 million tracks from both Irish and International artists, but the prices seem quite strange, and maybe exaggerated: 1 Euro for each individual track, and 10 Euros for a monthly subscription fee for music streaming to PC. With these kinds of prices, more people will opt for illegal P2P downloads or the Apple iTunes music store.
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Quarta-feira, 2 de Abril de 2008

Nokia Growing Together - Insider Details



If you are wondering why does it say MyADSL there, is because Rudolph from MyADSL or MyBroadband kindly invited me to attend this conference.

I spent the majority of the day at Sandton Convention Centre where I had the opportunity to speak to many of the Nokia personnel. There are a lot of interviews and articles to be posted about this Nokia conference later on, and I believe it was somehow synchronised with CTIA.

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Terça-feira, 1 de Abril de 2008

N810 with WiMax finally announced



The ultimate move in WiMax would be big corporates making their products public. This is the case with Nokia, I have seen little publicity from networks about the new wireless technology, but once Nokia pushes them, we will see some useful growth in them. The Nokia N810 WiMAX Edition is expected to be available in the United States during the summer of 2008, and had been leaked long time ago as Nokia N830.
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Dr Jukka interviewed - Nokia and Symbian uncovered

Today I am interviewing Dr Jukka Silvennoinen, Senior Technology expert from Forum Nokia, a Certified Nokia Trainer, and a guest lecturer at a university in Thailand. Dr Jukka is known for his extensive contribution to the Symbian community and, of course to Forum Nokia. Dr Jukka is also admired by many Symbian programmers, and he was one of the founding members of Forum Nokia Champions reward program. It is my great honour to interview him, and I'm sure the world's cell phone community is eager to read what this talented programmer has to say.


Dr Jukka, I thank you once again for accepting my invitation, and I thank the Nokia Press department as well for this opportunity.



First of all, I would like to ask you some questions close to your heart, of a personal matter:




What was the first phone you ever had?


It was Ericsson GH 198, my first and last non-Nokia device.


When did you buy the above-mentioned phone, and what price did you pay for it?


I bought it in August 1994. It did cost around 7-800 Euros, I would have wanted to buy Nokia 2110 back then, but it was probably some 300 Euros more expensive.


What is the phone you are using at the moment?


I have few devices always in my bag, but the one that I carry 24/7 is N95 classic.


When did you start programming?


First program I wrote was with ZX Spectrum, and the year must have been 1983. I was around 10, and we had computer club sort of thing. They had probably 3-4 computers there and only one was the 48k version, so you had to be quick to get it, otherwise you had to do with the 16k version.


What was the first mobile program that you compiled or helped to develop?


First mobile program I compiled must have been Hello world for Nokia 9210. And the first program I made by myself, was Bangkok City guide for 9210. I started it with zero knowledge, and had to show demo 6 weeks later at Nokia trade show. A bit stressful start, but felt good afterwards. Still remember the Singapore event rather clearly, had 15 stitches in my head from previous weekend’s wakeboarding accident and was feeling a bit sick whole week.


When did you join Nokia, and why, if I may ask?


I joined Forum Nokia in November 2007. Previously I was working at 3rd party developer, and felt that I needed change, but still wanted to stay at the cutting edge of development. Have been really happy with the role with Forum Nokia, it has been excellent learning experience so far, and I’m sure it will not lose the “Fun” aspect any day soon.

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Sexta-feira, 28 de Março de 2008

Nokia E52 (Photoshop fake)

To the average user it might look real, and in a smaller resolution it might even deceive a mobile phone blogger, but a simple inspection can point out the mistakes here.



The keypad for once is really too big, you don't find those in any Nokia slider, and even if you did, the way it fits the image doesn't make sense somehow. Another little detail was the top of the front panel slider, which is too rounded and the shades don't look realistic. Nevertheless it was a great try, and if we played along, it would make a good gossip.

Source: NokiaPort via IntoMobile
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Quinta-feira, 27 de Março de 2008

New NSeries in the making?

This is truly for us to guess, as we have no clue whatsoever what the new device compromises of, but according to Cybette at her Jaiku, she received a prototype, and she is so excited about it, that she actually told (or teased) us.
If you guys didn't know, Cybette, or Carol Chen is the Senior Integration Engineer at Nokia, so the last thing this should be is a fake rumour. Carol wrote that "it's NXX on the spec sheet in front of me and N00 on the proto" which tells us that it cannot be a N96, but a new unreleased model.

Most of us wondered if it was a Touch UI device, which wasn't fully answered, but the tip makes me believe that it is the new generation of S60 phones. "as for touch, it's a touchy subject, so i will not touch it," wrote Carol.

What we can really do is only speculate...



Picture: Nokia
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Segunda-feira, 24 de Março de 2008

Nokia Comes with music gets EMI to sign up



EMI is reportedly interested in Nokia's "Comes with music" service which offers unlimited music downloads for one year on selected devices. The service is already operational with the Universal Music Group International, and is soon to be available with more international record labels.
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Domingo, 23 de Março de 2008

Smartphones will be conquer a third of the mobile market by 2013



This is what the analysts from ABI projects predict, from the current 10% share in the mobile phone industry, smartphones will occupy a hefty 31% in the market.

Smartphones have been a synonym for convergence, and manufacturers use them as their flagship phones in order to show-off their latest innovations in technology. The three top smartphone Operating System suppliers are Symbian, Windows Mobile, and RIM.
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Quinta-feira, 20 de Março de 2008

Me is S60 Ambassador for South Africa and Portugal! Verrr nice

I received my DHL gift pack from Nokia today, still feels warm from the flight from the USA. S60 sent me a white shirt with "What's in your phone?" written in front, and "S60 - open to new features" at the back. A black t-shirt containing the Evening with S60 logo in front, and the same scripture as the white one at the back. There was also a pen, a diary, a key-chain holder. two papers instructing me what to do, and also a free DHL yellow medium box which I'm thinking of putting up on eBay.

Thanks to the whole S60 team, I hope more of these goodies come soon!

To my readers, trust me, I will not benefit S60 on my phone reviews and articles, I will continue giving my honest opinion, I was always a fan of S60, but when it comes to judgement, I express every advantage and disadvantage.



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