The Nokia N-series Blog has published an interesting video, the first in a series of short films by Nokia, named the N-Series Portraits. The portraits offer an insight into different people who use technology in different ways, and how they stay connected to what’s important to them in their daily lives.
Nokia gave each of the ‘influencers’ an N97 to test, and then filmed a snapshot of their daily lives to see the role technology plays and how they feel technology will influence the future. The first subject is Marcelo Eduardo, a concept and product designer & developer living in Brazil.
Nokia’s MyDailyApp Goes Live!
Nokia has launched the new MyDailyApp blog, which is designed to review one application everyday from a selection of those available at the Ovi Store. The idea is great as it will bring the applications to the user. The reviews are written by Forum Nokia employees, which is one of the worlds largest mobile developer communities. You can also let them know if you have any ideas or suggestions, or something you would like to see in the future.
Nokia N900 & N97 mini Available For Pre-order
The new Nokia N900 and Nokia N97 mini are now up for pre-order over at the Nokia online shop. So for all those who’ve been waiting for something different from Nokia, head over now and place your order. Priced at only £499, the N900 is a definite steal. The N97 mini is also set at a competitive price – at a whole £20 less than it’s big brother, the mini is expected to do very well.
Something’s Cooking In London Town
Earlier today I received a phone call from WOMWorld inviting me to a top secret event that is taking place in London next week. No details of the actual event have been disclosed however there have been various clues and hints left in the invitation email and over on blogs.nokia.com.
We are working on one of our most exciting projects ever. Something big, really big is about to rise up in downtown London. Dispite it’s size it just does one thing. What that is, you’ll soon find out.
– It’s going to be big.
– It’s going to be bright.
– It’s going to move.
– You can control it either with your mobile device or with your computer.
– There is a great spot for lunch under it.
– You can use it to find another great spot for lunch.
– X marks the spot.
Until then, check out the campaign here.
‘Rise up’ makes you think something is going to be erected on this spare bit of land next to Tower Bridge, and its obviously got something to do with Ovi Maps. A snippet from the email reads:
“…but the secret nature of the event means everything is ‘under the radar’ for now. Suffice to say we’d like you to be there to see it, and help you get to the ‘good things’.”
‘Under the radar’, ‘good things’, again all point to the same conclusion. Jay from My Nokia Blog has managed to get right to the bottom of it, well so we think. Head overto check out his theory on what he thinks of it all, and if you have any ideas, let us know below. The event takes place on 22nd/23rd October, I’ll bring you more info when I find out.
Nokia Europe Online Shop Sale | 15% Off Everything
Nokia is offering 15% off all devices and accessories over at the Nokia Online Shop. The offer ends on 21st October so you have just less than a week to make a huge saving. You simply need to make a note of the discount code for your country and use it in when you check out. A list of all the codes are listed after the jump…
- France — SOC15
- Germany* — NOS09SM
- Italy — FCBK01
- Netherlands — SOC15/1009
- Poland — SAVE15FB
- Spain — DTINK
- Sweeden — OKT15F
- UK — SOCUK15
Nokia Ovi Suite 2.0 Graduates
The Nokia Beta Labs has just announced that the Nokia Ovi Suite 2.0 Beta is now Graduated and is going public. They are also working towards placing Nokia Ovi Suite 18.104.22.168 into product CD/DVDs in device sales boxes. Creating new products with this level of complexity is never easy. Last year, Nokia had many different PC application products, like Nokia PC Suite, Nokia Ovi Suite 1.0/1.1, Nokia Nseries PC Suite, Nokia Music, Nokia Software Updater, Nokia Map Loader, Nokia PC Suite Enterprise Edition etc etc, each having different targets, feature sets and design principles. This way of working didn’t lead anymore to any positive outcome, most of the effort was going into maintenance and minor improvements and prevented us from concentrating on new things, improving user experience and supporting other than Windows operating system.
So we started to really think, what are most important features from end user point of view, which they can’t survive without. Below you see one conceptual screenshot from Nokia Ovi Suite, which was explored during last year. Lots of end user surveying and explorations were done, before we decided the features for the first Nokia Ovi Suite 2.0 release. But as you can see from screenshot, there are tons things, which we are thinking, evaluating and planning for upcoming Nokia Ovi Suite releases. Also change into Qt framework makes it easier from developer point of view and gives us possibility to support other operating systems, like Mac OSX in future.
Currently Nokia Ovi Suite 2.0 supports exactly 142 different device models from Nokia (over 200, if you count in all different variants). Lots of issues found by you have been incorporated into product during the development.