Nokia X2 Firmware Updated To V4.90

Nokia_X2Another day, another new firmware released for a Nokia phone. This time it’s the Nokia X2. The software update is numbered version 04.90 and aims at improving the performance and stability of the device.

The firmware update also improves the camera image quality and an improved messaging application. Along with this, the audio quality of the handsfree speaker of the device has also been improved.

The Nokia X2 features a 2.2-inch QVGA display and runs on Symbian S40. The back of the phone sports a 5MP camera along with a LED flash. X2 owners can update the firmware of the device using Nokia Software Updater (NSU).

Users are recommended to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Nokia N87 Prototype Shows Up on eBay?

eBay is used to sell anything and everything, but it looks like someone has got their hands on a Nokia N87 prototype and is selling it on eBay for a bomb.

Nokia N87 C Prototype

A German seller is selling a Nokia N00 N86 C Prototype with 12 megapixels camera, this is very much like the one the N87 was rumored to have. The price of the phone is set for $799.99, however, the seller is not the owner of the phone and found it in a bar, anyone?

Phone is barely used, no scratches or dings. Its a rare prototype, fully functional. You might be the only person with this phone for a while! Its makerd (sic) as Nokia N00, but checking the phone, I might say its the prototype of the unreleased N87. Phone was found in a bar, its unlocked and fully functional!

From the pictures of the phone on the site, it looks like it is a N87 prototype, so who is Nokia going to fire now? If you are interested in buying the phone or having a look at it, you can hit eBay.

(h/t @raghul1989)

Nokia 5250 Firmware Updated To V11.0.008

Nokia_5250Nokia has released yet another firmware update for one of its low-end S60v5 based handset the Nokia 5250. The Nokia 5250 features a 2.8-inch screen with nHD (360×640) resolution. The handset packs a measly 51MB of internal memory and 128MB of RAM. The back of the phone sports a 2MP camera which is capable of recording QVGA videos at 30FPS.

The new firmware update for the handset is numbered v11.0.008 and aims at improving the general performance and stability of the device. Along with this, it also improves the Bluetooth performance when using a Bluetooth headset. The FM radio of the handset has also been improved with this firmware update.

Nokia 5250 owners can update their handset either via Nokia Software Updater (NSU) or via OTA (Over-The-Air).

Nokia X6 Firmware Updated To v30.0.3

Nokia has released a new firmware update for its first capacitive based S60v5 phone the Nokia X6. The new firmware update is numbered version 30.0.3 and improves the core applications of the phone. Along with this, the touch screen performance and the memory management of the phone have also been tweaked.

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Here is the change-log from over at DailyMobile.se forums :

* Here and Now
* New version of Ovi Maps and Ovi Store
* Improved Browser
* Improved chat in Ovi Contacts

Nokia X6 owners can update the firmware of their handset either via OTA (Over-The-Air) or via Nokia Software Updater (NSU). Since the handset features UDP (User Data Preservation), users don’t need to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Nokia will slowly roll out the update to the various regions of the world in the upcoming weeks.

Symbian Foundation Winds Down Even As Nokia Remains Bullish

SymbianThese are tough and challenging times for Symbian, and the future doesn’t look too bright either. The Symbian foundation held its final council meeting on November 24, and the board is expected to be dissolved on December 16.

The open source Symbian project as we know it is dead. All official websites, including source code repositories, will be shutting down on December 17. For a majority of Symbian employees, Dec 17 will be their last day in office. A small transition team will be retained till Q1 2011.

Once the Symbian Foundation closes down, Nokia will once again be in control of the Symbian project. Petra Soderling, Director of Symbian Ecosystem at Nokia, has reemphasized that Nokia is still bullish about the future of Symbian. Nokia is sticking to its projection of more than 50 million Symbian^3 based devices being sold. Nokia is also looking for an alternate open and direct model for making the platform available to the community in future. They want the alternate model to be “no less open, free and flexible” than today’s. However, it will not feature a council type of governance.

The death of the Symbian project doesn’t necessarily mean the doom of Symbian. Many Symbian enthusiasts are still optimistic about the platform. MyNokiaBlog is hopeful that without the stifling bureaucracy of the Symbian Foundation, Nokia will be able to iterate Symbian faster, in order to become competitive once again. Let’s hope that they are correct. Because, unless Nokia manages to significantly improve Symbian, it is definitely doomed as a smartphone operating system.

Leaked: Nokia X7-00 With Four Speakers and 8 MP Camera

The Nokia X7-00 is the latest device by Nokia which has been leaked. It seems to be a very impressive device which sports hardware specifications very similar to the Nokia N8. It will run the Symbian ^3 OS but will support 4 homescreens.

It seems to have a 4 inch AMOLED (Clear Black) display and will have 4 stereo speakers, making it the first mobile device to have such a setup. The device is very sleek and sports a superb design. It also has an 8 MP camera.

Nokia X7-00

Check out this video of the Nokia X7 running NFS Shift.

via: NokiaSaga

Nokia C6 Firmware Updated To V20.0.041

Earlier today, Nokia released a new firmware update for the Nokia 5800. Now, the Finnish giant has released a new firmware update for another S60v5 phone the Nokia C6. The firmware update is numbered version 20.0.041 and aims at improving the performance of the device. It also updates a few core applications of the device.

Nokia C6

Here is the complete change-log-:

  • New version of Ovi Maps
  • Here and Now
  • H key keyboard issue corrected
  • In-device My Nokia Tips
  • New version of Ovi Store and Ovi Contacts
  • Usability and performance improvements.

C6 owners can update the firmware of their handset either by using Nokia Software Updater (NSU) or via OTA (Over-The-Air). The C6 features UDP (User Data Preservation) but users are still recommended to create a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Nokia 5800 Firmware Updated To V52.0.007

Nokia_5800Nokia has released a new firmware update for its highly popular S60v5 handset the Nokia 5800. The new firmware update is numbered v52.0.007 and improves the performance of the device by a huge margin. The firmware update also improves the touchscreen response of the device along with an improved Wi-Fi connection and an updated version of Ovi Maps (v3.04).

The kinetic scrolling of the handset has also been improved and Nokia have also added the turbo manifest theme effect. After the update, the phone also auto-rotates faster. The performance of the Gallery application has also been improved. The RDS bug which affected the handset after the v40 firmware update has also been fixed.

Nokia 5800 owners can update the firmware of their device either by using Nokia Software Updater (NSU) or via OTA (Over-The-Air). Even though the handset has UDP, users are recommended to make a backup of their device data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Nokia C3 Firmware Updated to V07.20

Nokia has rolled out a new firmware update for the Nokia C3. The Nokia C3 sports a 2.4-inch QVGA display along with a QWERTY keyboard in a bar form factor. The handset sports a 2MP camera and also features Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM radio, 3.5mm audio jack and a microSD card slot. The handset runs on Symbian S40 OS.

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The new firmware update is numbered v07.20 and aims at improving the performance and stability of the device along with some bug fixes. Nokia C3 owners can update the firmware of their handset either by entering *#0000# on their handset and selecting Check for updates or via Nokia Software Updater.

Users are recommended to make a backup of their device data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Nokia 6303i Firmware Updated To V07.10

Nokia has released a firmware update for the Nokia 6303i Classic handset. The Nokia 6303i Classic is the successor to the highly popular Nokia 6300. The handset features a 2.2-inch display with QVGA display and runs on Symbian S40 OS. The firmware version is 07.10 and improves the functionality of some inbuilt apps of the phone.

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The firmware update includes an improved Facebook application along with an updated country and region maps for the Maps application. The firmware also fixes some bugs and improves the stability and performance of the handset.

Nokia has also included an in-device user guide with this firmware update. Users can update the firmware of their handset either by using Nokia Software Updater (NSU) or by going to Applications->Software Update and selecting the update.