Technological advancements have lead to an era where everyone is now ‘online’ all the time. Most devices and operator services allow you to be online all the time with unlimited plans and WLAN support, which is great, as you can have real time updates on everything and anything no matter where you are. Nokia has recently released a few short clips, campaigned as “Offline As It Happens.” There are currently three videos which you can view after the break, and more will be added if released.
Nokia 5730 XpressMusic Video Review
Here is a thorough video review of the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic. It operates on Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 and sports a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a 3.2-megapixel camera with a LED flash and Carl Zeiss lens, a 3.5mm headphone jack, built-in GPS, Wi-Fi and microSD card slot.
Nokia Releases The N97 mini & The 2.0 Firmware (v20.0.019) For The N97
Delay after delay and now we are finally here. Nokia has officially released the Nokia N97 mini, which was announced earlier last month, along with the new 2.0 Firmware (v20.0.019) for the older Nokia N97. The most anticipated firmware Nokia has ever released is now available, so get yourself near a PC, plug yourself in, and get updating. More details and thoughts after the jump…
The Nokia N97 mini is slightly smaller and m
e navigation keys have been removed from the left hand side of the keyboard to the right, and are now in the form of arrows, just like on a desktop keyboard. The self harming lens cover has been removed and it is designed using more metallic detailing bringing it up to par with the E-series in terms of build quality.
New firmwares are generally released to either bring new features, improve the performance of the device or simply to fix any bugs. However the new features incorporated into the 2.0 firmware, completely transform the Nokia N97.
Both N97′s will now sport kinetic scrolling, making it much simpler to view larger pages or lists on the device. There has also been adjustments in the allocation of the phone memory, which will free up more storage memory on the device. The main features however are the inclusion of the new version of Ovi Maps and the ability to choose from a larger selection of homescreen widgets.
The new version of Ovi Maps will push the application even further, with the new ‘Good Things’ feature that will allow any user to bookmark any location, which will then be viewable by the rest of the world. There is also an improved service menu to make the navigation solution much simpler, and many bug fixes are included in the new version.
The larger selection of homescreen widgets allows the user to bring even more directly to the homescreen of the device. With the ability to have CNN and ESPN updating regularly on the homescreen, many more useful applications requested by you have been added to this catalogue.
Other improvements include visual enhancements to the Music Player/Photos applications, and the ability to insert symbols via a long press of the corresponding device; rather than multiple key presses previously required.
If you currently already own the Nokia N97 we highly recommend you update to the new 2.0 Firmware. Note that the update is free and available via the NSU (Nokia Software Updater) and will gradually become available via FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air). Availability depends on regional location so for some product codes it may take longer than others. The Nokia N97 supports UDP (User Data Preservation) so it is not necessary to back up your device, however we still recommend you make a back up in case the update fails.
Nokia N86 8MP Get’s Reviewed By The Gadget Show
Jon from The Gadget Show, checked out the Nokia N86 in the first part of last Thursday’s Web TV Episode. He usually knows what he’s talking about when it comes to mobile phones, and generally gives a thorough overview of the device on hand. Not too sure about his thoughts on the battery life though, I found it hard to make it last a single day.
Nokia Sues Apple After Infringement Of Nokia GSM, UMTS & WLAN Patents
Nokia announced that it has filed a complaint against Apple with the Federal District Court in Delaware, alleging that Apple’s iPhone infringes Nokia patents for GSM, UMTS and wireless LAN (WLAN) standards. Full press release after the jump…
As a leading innovator in wireless communications, Nokia has created one of the strongest and broadest patent portfolios in the industry, investing more than EUR 40 billion in R&D during the last two decades. Much of this intellectual property, including the patents in suit, has been declared essential to industry standards. Nokia has already successfully entered into license agreements including these patents with approximately 40 companies, including virtually all the leading mobile device vendors, allowing the industry to benefit from Nokia’s innovation.
The ten patents in suit relate to technologies fundamental to making devices which are compatible with one or more of the GSM, UMTS (3G WCDMA) and wireless LAN standards. The patents cover wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption and are infringed by all Apple iPhone models shipped since the iPhone was introduced in 2007.
“The basic principle in the mobile industry is that those companies who contribute in technology development to establish standards create intellectual property, which others then need to compensate for,” said Ilkka Rahnasto, Vice President, Legal & Intellectual Property at Nokia. “Apple is also expected to follow this principle. By refusing to agree appropriate terms for Nokia’s intellectual property, Apple is attempting to get a free ride on the back of Nokia’s innovation.”
During the last two decades, Nokia has invested approximately EUR 40 billion in research and development and built one of the wireless industry’s strongest and broadest IPR portfolios, with over 10,000 patent families. Nokia is a world leader in the development of GSM technologies and its evolution to UMTS / 3G WCDMA as well as wireless LAN, which is also demonstrated by Nokia’s strong patent position in these technologies.
The World’s Largest Signpost Will Guide You To The Good Things
A signpost the size of two London buses was suspended next to the capital’s iconic Tower Bridge as Nokia asks Brits to map out – and point to – the nation’s ‘Good Things’. To celebrate the launch of the Nokia N97 mini with in-built OVI Maps, the 40ft long signpost was unveiled on the 23rd October, asking people to send in their ‘Good Things’ to http://www.nokia.co.uk/maps or text 62010 to have it displayed above London’s skyline.
Nokia’s record-breaking signpost is in the shape of a huge brightly lit arrow pointing to the nation’s favourite places as sent in by people across the UK. Anything from the best gastropub in Grimsby to the finest hotel in Brighton, or even a special one off gig with Alexandra Burke.
Nokia will hold a nationwide vote where communities compete to win an exclusive gig with the X Factor winner for their town. Alexandra Burke will be performing live in the winning town as Nokia builds a map of the UK’s Good Things to get you to the best the nation has to offer.
To ensure fair play, the town with the most votes in proportion to its population will win the exclusive Alexander Burke gig. Whether the town has a population of 50,000 or 250,000, some 500 towns will have an equal opportunity to win the vote.
Everyone who votes for the winning town will then be entered into a draw and winners chosen at random to win a pair of tickets to the gig.
Throughout the coming months Nokia is bringing you more Good Things, including getting everyone in the Christmas spirit by going back to its roots to bring a traditional Finnish Christmas to the UK.
Commenting on the campaign, Will Harris, marketing director at Nokia UK, said: “Nokia Good Things allows people to share the places that they love. With OVI Maps we want to build an A to Z of the UK’s favourites, directing individuals to some of the nation’s hidden gems and reminding people of the places they love.”
Fiona Bosman, head of brand engagement, adds: “There is something for everyone with Nokia Good Things this autumn. We think this will really get the whole country to share their good things and bring the great thing that is Alexandra Burke to their town.”
Ovi Maps 3.0 on the Nokia N97 mini shows you where you are with best ever street maps, satellite, terrain maps, and 2D and 3D views for pedestrians in unfamiliar surroundings. It allows you to find your position, search an address or location and explore local services to get to good things in over 180 countries worldwide. Ovi Maps 3.0 is free to download or is preinstalled.