Nokia Unveils C5-03 Touchscreen Phone

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Nokia today launched the latest budget touchscreen phone, the Nokia C5-03. This handset runs on the outdated Symbian S60v5 Operating System. It comes with a 3.2 inch touch display, Wi-Fi connectivity, 5 megapixel camera and more. The Nokia C5-03 allows you to set-up your email easily through the Nokia messaging service.

Nokia C5-03 features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display with 360 x 640 pixels resolution, Symbian^1 (S60v5) OS, 5 megapixel camera with 4X digital zoom, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, Ovi Maps, Ovi Store, up to 35 hours of music playback, upto 7.5 hours of video playback and so on.

Other features include music player, stereo FM radio, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, Micro-USB connector and charging, 40MB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, 2GB microSD card included Ovi Music, Ovi Mail, 4.5 hours of talktime on 2G, 4.5 hours of talktime on 3G and 25 days of stand-by time and 1000 mAH battery.

Nokia C5-03 measures 105.8 mm x 51.0 mm x 13.8 mm (L x W x H) and weighs only 93g. This handset has a 5 megapixel camera with 4X digital zoom, but no flash. It allows you to put your most important contacts directly onto the home screen in just two taps. The latest version of Ovi Maps comes with public transport support and location sharing through social networks.

Nokia C5-03 is available in 4 different colors – Graphite Black, Lime Green, Petrol Blue and Aluminum Grey. This handset comes with a price tag of €170 (approx. $240). It is expected to be available at the end of Q4, 2010.

Nokia N8 Launched In India For Rs.26,259

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Nokia recently launched its latest and much anticipated smartphone, the Nokia N8, in India. This is the first device powered by the Symbian^3 Operating System. It allows people to create compelling content, connect to their favorite social networks and enjoy on-demand Web TV programs and content. Nokia has also introduced thousands of apps on the Ovi Store which is optimized for the Nokia N8.

The consumer is in the centre of all that we do at Nokia and we are constantly innovating to enhance user experience and address user feedback. The N8, our latest smartphone, sets a new milestone for Nokia in growth and innovation with the new Symbian^3 platform that delivers our best smartphone experience required by the ever demanding consumer today. It is the first in a new generation of Nokia devices; devices that are faster, more intuitive and fun to use.

With the N8 we are delivering a great user experience and also starting the journey of a great developer experience. People who buy the Nokia N8, besides getting a portable entertainment center, will get more than 250 new experiences and features from a faster more responsive UI to visual multitasking. On the other hand, developers can easily create custom applications and services on Symbian^3, using the Qt framework and offer them to the world’s largest mobile user base of 175 million Symbian devices globally,” said D. Shivakumar, Vice President and Managing Director, Nokia India.

Nokia N8 features a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with 640 x 360 pixels resolution, 680 MHz processor, Symbian^3 OS, 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash, HD (720p) Video recording, 16GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, HDMI with Dolby Digital Plus sound, Ovi Maps, Ovi Store and more.

This handset allows you to access Web TV services which offers news and entertainment from international as well as Indian channels. It also allows you to update your status, share location and photos on Facebook and Twitter in a single app directly on the home screen. Nokia N8 comes with a price tag of Rs.26,259. You can purchase this handset from the Nokia Priority Stores.

N900 PR1.3 Update Dual Boots Maemo and MeeGo

Quite a few months ago, Nokia had promised that the N900 will get a firmware update which will allow dual-booting to Maemo and MeeGo. The MeeGo OS is the combined effort of both Nokia and Intel. Both the companies intend to use the OS in a variety of devices including MIDs and computer like phones. Nokia has worked hard with developers to port the MeeGo OS to the N900 and the result has borne fruit. Nokia_N900

In a blog post on, Harri Hakulinen has given all the interested users an update about the dual-boot option scenario on the N900. He states that the PR1.3 firmware update will allow N900 owners to dual-boot between Maemo and MeeGo OS.   However, Nokia has confirmed that they won’t be offering the dual-booting option to consumers. This option will be limited only to developers.

According to Nokia, this will enable MeeGo developers to develop applications using Qt framework for both the OS’s and test them right on their N900.

Nokia 5233 Firmware Updated To V21.1.102

Nokia has released a new firmware update for its popular budget touch based smartphone the Nokia 5233. The Nokia 5233 is the 3G-less sibling of the Nokia 5230. The new firmware version is numbered V21.1.102. As of now, no official change-log is available for this firmware update. As with all firmware updates, this update should fix some bugs and improve the performance and stability of the device. Nokia 5233

The firmware update will be rolled out in phases to various regions of the world. Users can update the firmware either by OTA (Over-The-Air) or by using Nokia Software Updater (NSU). Since the Nokia 5233 features UDP (User Data Preservation), users don’t need to make a backup of the data on their device before proceeding with the firmware update.

This post will be updated once the official change-log from Nokia is released.


Nokia C7 Now Shipping

It was less than a month ago that Nokia had announced the C7 and now the device has started shipping worldwide! The Nokia C7 is the mass-oriented version of the N8. The handset packs in a 3.5-inch CBD based AMOLED display with a resolution of 360×640. The handset has a very sleek look to it and is made up of stainless steel and glass. Nokia C7

The C7 runs is powered by a ARM11 680MHz processor and packs in 256MB of RAM along with 1GB of ROM and 8GB of internal memory. The C7 is the second handset after the N8 to run on Symbian’s latest version – Symbian^3. The back of the phone sports an 8MP fixed focus camera with dual-LED flash which is capable of recording videos in 720p resolution.

The device is expected to cost EUR 335 before taxes and subsidies.


Nokia E5 Now Available In India For Rs.12,699

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Nokia has finally launched its much-awaited business smartphone in India, the Nokia E5. This device was announced back in April and now it is finally available for purchase at an affordable price. Nokia E5 is the successor of the popular business device, Nokia E63. Nokia E5 has a full QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, 32 GB expandable memory, 3G Connectivity and more.

Some interesting features of this handset include a 2.4 inch QVGA LCD display with 320 x 240 pixel resolution, full QWERTY keyboard, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth, A-GPS, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, 250 MB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, 2 GB MicroSD card included, OVI Maps, OVI Chat, OVI Share, 18 hours 30 mins talktime, 29 days stand-by time and 1200 mAh battery.

Nokia E5 supports multiple email accounts of popular services and allows you to connect with your friends on popular Instant Messaging services such as Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, OVI chat and more. Nokia E5 is available in 2 different colors Carbon Black and Chalk White. It comes with a price tag of Rs.12,699.

Are you planning to buy this handset? Do you think this handset is better than Nokia E72? Let us know your views in the comments below.

Nokia N8 Get Its First Firmware Update – V11.012

The Nokia N8 has hardly been available in the retail stores and Nokia has already released a firmware update for the device. The first firmware update for the N8 is numbered version 11.0.12. As of now, no official change-log is available from Nokia so we need to wait for the N8 users’ feedback on what all changes this firmware brings with it. The firmware update will be available via OTA (Over The Air) or via Nokia Software Updater (NSU).Nokia_N8

Since this will be the first firmware update for the N8, I expect it to bring a performance boost, fix some bugs and improve the stability of the device. Users, who already own an N8 don’t need to make a backup of their data prior to the firmware update since the handset features UDP (User Data Preservation). UDP will keep intact all the user data and applications even after the firmware update.


Update: Though this firmware is new, it is said to be shipping with the first set of Nokia N8 devices. However, users who already own a Nokia N8 device will receive this as an OTA update.

Update: Here is the screenshot of the firmware update –

Nokia N8_Fw Upgrade

Nokia N8 Gets Continuous Auto-Focus In Video Recording

It was just yesterday that we wrote about the N8 getting its first camera mod 30FPS HD video recording and nearly 0% jpeg compression. Today, hyperX has made another addition to that list with continuous auto-focus while recording videos.

Below is the video of the N8 recording a video in 720p HD resolution at 30fps with continuous Auto-focus :

As seen from the video above, the mod works like a charm. However, like his previous mod hyperX has not made this mod public as well. hyperX has been a very active member and contributor on the Samsung i8910 modding scene. In fact, hyperX Custom ROMs for the i8910 were and still are considered to be the best in the business. With him taking active part in the N8 modding, I am sure we will see many more miracles like this from him.

Kudos to hyperX!

Nokia N8 Mod Brings 30 FPS HD Recording

Nokia has been heavily advertising the N8 for its camera and multimedia capabilities. The N8 sports a 12MP camera with a very big sensor, a mechanical shutter and a Xenon flash. Now, hyperX — the guy behind the popular HX Custom ROMs for the Samsung i8910 — has given the whole world a preview of the first mod for the N8. The camera mod for the N8 brings with it RAW Images with 0% image compression and 30 FPS 720p HD recording. Nokia_n8

With nearly 0% image compression, the RAW images taken from the N8 camera can reach up to 11MB in size. By default the N8 can record 720p HD videos at 25 FPS. Sadly, the mod is not yet public. But then not many people have got their hands on the N8. Hopefully, hyperX will make the mod public in the upcoming days.

With hyperX actively taking part in the N8 modding scene, I except many more wonders from him in the upcoming weeks.

Nokia Ovi Stats: 200K New Users Daily, 140 Million Users Worldwide

Nokia just released some statistics about the Ovi App Store, and they are looking very good. When the Ovi Store was first launched, many experts speculated that it would be a huge failure, especially compared to the iPhone App Store and the Android Market.

Going by the number of apps available in the app stores, this may be partially true. But what those experts didn’t take into account was that Nokia has a much larger presence worldwide, much bigger than both the iPhone and Android. It dominates the budget smartphone market and is trying to regain its high end smartphone market share with the launch of new phones like the Nokia N8 and the Nokia E7.

Anyways, here are the complete stats:

200,000 new users are signing up to Ovi daily and the total number of users are now approaching 140 million. The number of Ovi Store downloads are now over 2.3 million/day. More than 4.7 million users are subscribed to Ovi Life Tools.

At Nokia, we believe that connecting people with great mobile experiences is at the heart of what Ovi is all about. Today people discover Ovi through Maps, Music, Messaging, Ovi Store and Ovi Lifetools. With a new generation of amazing devices, like the Nokia N8, developers are looking at Ovi as a good business decision and a chance to innovate and create next-generation mobile experiences for our family of new Symbian devices.said Tero Ojanpera, Executive Vice President, Nokia services.

For more details, check out the official blog by Nokia.