Last month, Nokia rolled out firmware updates for two of its handsets, the Nokia 5800 and 5530, both of which are nearly two year old now.
Now, Nokia has started rolling out another firmware update for another of its previous-generation handset, the E72. The E72 was the successor to the highly popular E71, and met with moderate success.
The new firmware update – v81 – weighs in at 1.3MB, and mainly updates the core apps of the phone. This includes the Web browser, which gets updated to the same version as the one found in Nokia’s Symbian Anna powered phone. This should hopefully make the browsing experience on the E72 much more tolerable. The inbuilt Email and QuickOffice app have also got a minor version update.
Other than the above said changes, users should also see improvements in the stability and performance of the phone.
The update is being rolled out in stages, so it might take a while before the update shows up on your phone. E72 owners can either update the phone via OTA (Over-The-Air), or by using Nokia Software Updater/Nokia Suite. Even though the E72 features UDP (User Data Preservation), users are recommended to make a backup of their phone’s data before proceeding with the firmware update.
Head over to AllAboutSymbian for more information and discussion about the new firmware update for the E72.
Nokia has recently released a new firmware update for its ageing business communicator in a candy bar form-factor the Nokia E72.
The new firmware update carries the version number 54.005 and weighs in at only 1MB. The update brings the usual performance and stability improvements.
Here is the official change-log from All About Symbian :
- SIM Lock 3.0 and B2B Certificate, phase 1 added
- Startup settings baseline updated (wk47, 2010) (new dates etc.)
- After a hard reset or on first use, Camera shortcut is replaced with Ovi Store shortcut in the Home screen
- Removal of Ovi Files (service is now outdated)
- Vlingo application removed
Some E72 owners who updated to firmware v52 are also reporting improved camera performance, especially in Auto-Focus.
Since the E72 features UDP (User Data Preservation), users don’t need to make a backup of their data on the phone. The firmware update is being rolled out via OTA as well as via Nokia Software Updater/Nokia Ovi Suite.
The Nokia E series have always been about phones sporting a full-row QWERTY keyboard in a candy-bar form factor.
While the Nokia E71 and the E63 were runaway success, the Nokia E72 was a mediocre hit. Now, pictures of the next E series handset has leaked on the Internet the E6-00. One guy over at Nokiotecha Forums managed to get his hands on the E6-00, and took it for a test drive.
The Nokia E6-00 sports a 2.6-inch touch-screen display with VGA (640×480) resolution. The back of the handset sports an 8MP EDoF camera with dual-LED flash, while there is front-facing VGA camera in the front. The camera at the back is capable of shooting 720p HD videos as well.
The handset seems to be running a modified version of Symbian^3 OS, which will be adapted for the 4:3 aspect ratio.
Below is a video of the E6-00 in action :
More pictures and video of the handset in action, along with some camera samples can be found here.