Pre-Order Your Nokia N97 mini RAOUL Limited Edition

Singapore residents can enjoy the privilege of being the only country to receive the chance to get their mitts on the Nokia N97 mini RAOUL Limited Edition. You will now be able to stay connected to the world of fashion right from your Nokia N97 mini with the new Fashion Asia widget, brought to you by Nokia and F J Benjamin.

With only a thousand units up for grabs, the device comes emblazoned with RAOUL’s signature stripes on an additional back cover and accessorised with a calf-skin leather pouch and matching leather dangler. And all these nicely encased in a leather-wrapped RAOUL box. In addition, you will receive a complimentary RAOUL Gold membership with S$50 credit, which can be redeemed at your next purchase.

 

If you pre-order before the 29th October 2009 you can also enjoy:

S$50 Nokia Voucher

S$50 RAOUL Voucher

Nokia N97 mini RAOUL Limited Edition will cost exactly 400 euro and can be pre-ordered now from Nokia Singapore, and as there are only 1000 available packages, you better get a move on.

Service Update | Latest Ovi Maps UI

Check out this video which takes you through the latest Nokia Maps UI featuring walking and driving navigation services. Click here to see what services and downloads are available for free right now as well as learning how to get the most out of your device.

Nokia Announces Official Qt Port To Maemo 5

Nokia today announced the creation of the official Qt port to Maemo 5 and published an initial Technology Preview release. This port to Maemo 5 means that developers can now use Qt to target the upcoming Nokia N900 device and also ensures that applications can be easily ported to all Qt’s supported platforms including the next Maemo 6 release as well as Symbian and Windows Mobile.

The Qt port to Maemo 5 is designed specifically to work within the Maemo 5 environment, which will power the upcoming Nokia N900 device. The port itself will be based on Qt’s upcoming version 4.6 and is scheduled for final release in Q1 of 2010.

“With this announcement and our upcoming port of Qt to the Symbian platform, we will quickly see Qt established as a leading framework for mobile application development. Developers will be able to use Qt as a framework to create powerful native applications and with Qt’s Webkit integration, it also provides them with a platform for creating web applications and services,” said Sebastian Nyström, Vice President of Application Services and Frameworks at Nokia. “Qt’s support for Maemo 5, Maemo 6, Symbian, as well as Windows Mobile makes Qt the most sensible choice for developers looking to target multiple devices and achieve the broadest reach with their innovations.”

This port of Qt will incorporate the community-driven ‘Qt for Maemo’ project that was created as result of substantial contributions and enhancements. The community project provided a strong foundation for building the official port, and because of the open nature of the project, Nokia was able to base the official port on this code. The change from a community port to an official port was necessary to ensure that applications developed with Qt will be compatible with both future versions of Qt, future versions of Maemo, as well as Symbian and the other platforms Qt supports.

Developers looking to support the Qt port Maemo to Maemo 5 are encouraged to visit http://qt.gitorious.org and participate in its further development. Since May 2009, Nokia has received over 400 contributions into Qt and Qt-related projects, which has helped ensure that Qt remains a stable, robust framework for developers to innovate on.

Developers looking to learn more about Qt 4.6 should visit http://qt.nokia.com/, as a beta release of Qt 4.6, including the Symbian port, will be launched next week at the Qt Developer Days conference in Munich.

Truphone | Local Anywhere

Truephone is a VoIP service provider and has supported Nokia’s S60 devices on their generic application for quite some time now. However, they have recently announced a new product, Truphone Local Anywhere, which is a service that gives you multiple local numbers with the ability to call anywhere, using local rates, regardless of which country you are in.

Truphone Local Anywhere will give you great value domestic calls, SMS, and data in your home country and low cost international calling to the world from your home country. Truphone will also now give you significant savings on calls made when abroad giving you the feeling of being local, wherever you go.

Personally I’m not too sure of how people will take to this service and if they are willing to give up on their current service providers. What do you think? Leave some comments below and let us know.

Maemo 5 | Browsing Experience

This is a short promotional video demonstrating some of the features you can look forward to on the upcoming Nokia N900. The N900 is Nokia’s first mobile phone that sports the Maemo 5 platform, has a slide out QWERTY keyboard and is expected to challenge against the iconic Apple iPhone.

New Firmware v30.101 | Nokia N85

Nokia has just announced that the there is a new firmware v30.101 available for the Nokia N85. This software release includes improvements in copying contacts from your SIM card and other bug fixes. To get this software through your device using FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air), type in *#0000# on the home screen or go to Device Manager. Select Options > Check for updates and follow the on screen prompts. Additionally this software release is available via the NSU (Nokia Software Updater). Although the Nokia N85 supports UDP (User Data Preservation), we still recommend you do a full backup to ensure you do not lose any data.