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Nokia E52 Firmware Updated To V51.018

It’s raining firmware updates for Nokia phones. In the last couple of weeks, Nokia rolled out firmware updates for many of their device and today it is the turn of the E52. The Nokia E52 is the successor to the highly popular E51. Nokia E52 The new firmware updates many of the inbuilt applications of the phone like the Internet browser, QuickOffice, Ovi Chat etcetera. The new firmware update is numbered version 51.018.

Along with updating the core applications of the device, the firmware update also improves the performance and stability of the device. Here is the full change-log according to Mobile Living Room-:

* Browser upgrade to 7.2.6
* QuickOffice upgrade to 6.2.439
* Office 2007 compatibility improved
* OVI Music client update
* Lotus Notes Traveller 8.5.1 update
* myNokia update
* OVI Store 1.6 update
* OVI Sync 2.0 update
* OVI Files widget 1.2.3.0 update
* Nokia Chat 2.0 added
* Email, calendar, contacts improved
* Performance, stability & usability improvements

The firmware update will be gradually rolled out to different parts of the world. Users can update the firmware of the phone either by using Nokia Software Updater or via OTA.

Nokia Launches the X2 in India for Rs 5999

Nokia X2The Nokia X2 was officially announced by Nokia way back in April. It is a stylish new handset which offers some great specifications at a very reasonable price.

It is a budget feature phone which comes with a 2.2 inch display, a 5 MP camera and runs the S40 OS.

Nokia X2 Specifications

Dimensions: 111 x 47 x 13.3 mm
Weight: 81 gms
Display: 2.2 inch TFT display, 240 x 320 pixels, 256K colors
OS: S40
Memory: 48 MB internal memory, up to 32 GB microSD support
Camera: 5 MP camera, 2592 x 1944 pixels, LED flash
Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
Radio: FM Radio with RDS
Battery: 860 mAh Li-ion battery

The Nokia X2 is priced at Rs. 5999, slightly higher than the speculated price of Rs. 5000. It’s a good deal for those who want a cheap feature phone with a nice camera and great music playback.

New MeeGo UI Screenshots Leak On The Internet

Nokia is expected to announce its MeeGo running handsets at the upcoming Nokia Event on September 15. The first MeeGo handset to be released by the Finnish company is expected to be the Nokia N9. In all probability,   the N9 will hit the retail market in October or November month of this year.New-MeeGo-UI-Screenshots-Emerge Now few screenshots of the MeeGo UI have leaked on the Internet and they look pretty impressive.

From the leaked screenshots, the UI of the MeeGo OS looks polished to me. It also looks like MeeGo will offer a lot of eye candy with animations and Spaces’ like effect. Though on a personal note, I did not like the battery and the network bar icons present in the status bar at the extreme left.

From the screenshots it is clearly evident that the Task manager of the MeeGo OS will show all the open applications in thumbnails which resemble the Spacesfeature of Mac OS X.

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Nokia C3 Firmware Updated To V04.45

Nokia has just rolled out a new firmware update for their budget oriented messaging phone – the C3. The firmware update is numbered version 04.45 and aims at improving the performance of the device. This firmware updateNokia C3 is a pretty minor one and is targeted at fixing the bugs present. The Nokia C5 sports a 2.4-inch screen with a resolution of 320×240.

The device also sports a QWERTY keypad and runs on the out dated S40 OS. The Nokia C5 also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi but lacks 3G and GPS. Users can update the firmware of their device either by using Nokia Software Updater or via OTA. Updating the firmware will wipe the handset clean, so users are recommended to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Nokia E72 Firmware Updated To V51.018

Nokia has just rolled out a new firmware update for their business oriented powerhouse – the Nokia E72. The new firmware version is v51.018. This new firmware update updates a number of system applications like the webNokia E72 browser, QuickOffice, OVI Music etcetera. The firmware update also aims at improving the performance and stability of the device. The layout of the main menu of the device has also been changed with this firmware update.

Here is the full change log -:

*Browser upgrade into 7.2.6
*Freestyle Baseline 3.0 (latest version) update
*Quick Office upgrade into 6.2.439
*New languages introduced, Office 2007 compatibility
*OVI Music client Inc9Br5 update
*Music 3.0: full album purchase, PIN less activation
*Lotus Notes Traveller 8.5.1 update
*Smart Connect 1.3.55 update
*OVI Store 1.6 update
*OVI Files widget 1.2.3.0 update

Removals

*Windows Live removal

Improvements

*New chat functionalities for the users
*Microsoft Office Communicator added to vanilla SW UDA content
*Nokia Messaging for Instant Messaging / Nokia Chat 2.0 added to vanilla SW UDA content
*Improved Email, Calendar and Contacts experience
*Performance improvements
*Stability and usability improvements
*Menu layout changes, among other things:
*Maps moved to Main menu from Applications GPS folder
*Help moved from Main menu to Applications folder
*Main menu re-ordered
*SW update moved from Phone folder to main level of Control panel folder.
*Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Bloomberg moved from Internet folder to Applications folder
*No changes to vanilla memory cards
*Altogether 450+ errors are fixed.

The Nokia E72 features UDP (User Data Preservation) so users don’t need to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

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Download Swype for Symbian Phones

Swype LogoSwype is a revolutionary new text input system which makes typing on a touchscreen phone extremely fast and convenient. Proponents of QWERTY smartphones like the Blackberry tout the fast typing capabilities of their phones as a major advantage over touchscreen phones. However, using Swype, even touchscreen phone users can type very fast; in fact, they can type faster than those with a QWERTY phone. A women in Britain recently broke the world record for the fastest typing using Swype.

Swype was released for Android months back and has been built in to many new smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S.

Today, Nokia Beta Labs and Swype announced that they are releasing a beta version of Swype for Symbian 5th edition touchscreen phones.

Swype for Symbian

Here’s is the list of compatible phones:

Nokia 5800
Nokia 5230
Nokia X6
Nokia N97
Nokia N97 Mini

Head over to the official site to download Swype for your Symbian phone and to get detailed tutorials and instructions.

Swype Download – Nokia Beta Labs

Nokia Launches Dual SIM C1-00 And C2-00 In India

Nokia has finally launched its first dual SIM (GSM+GSM) phones in India, Nokia C1-00 and Nokia C2-00 respectively. Nokia C1-00 is an entry level handset that which allows you to change the SIM with one touch of a button. It also had a long battery life and MP3 ringtones support. Nokia C2-00 is also an entry level handset but it has some great features such as GPRS, OVI Chat, OVI Mail, 32GB expandable memory and 3.5 mm audio jack.

As per our deep consumer insights, entry level consumers need dual SIMs for various reasons including economizing time and costs, improving efficiency and for increased convenience.To address these consumer requirements, Nokia has launched these two devices that offer multiple SIM capabilities with a balanced feature set and relevant innovations’ at affordable price points,said Mary McDowell, Executive Vice President, Mobile Phones, Nokia.

nokia c1 c2

Nokia C1-00 features a 1.8 inch display, 128 x 160 pixels resolution, up to 65,000 colours, S30 interface, up to 500 contacts, integrated hands-free speakers, calendar, clock, FM radio and power save mode. C2-00 comes with 1.8 inch display, 128 x 160 pixels resolution, up to 65,000 colors, S40 interface, GPRS, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, USB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, VGA camera, MicroSD card slot, 60 MB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, Nokia Messaging, integrated handsfree speakers, Opera Mini 4.0, Nokia music player, Stereo FM radio with recording, Nokia Music Store support and much more.

Nokia C1-00 comes in Red and Medium blue colors whereas Nokia C2-00 comes in Red, Dark Grey, Warm Grey and Cool Grey colors. Nokia C1-00 is priced at Rs.1,999 and Nokia C2-00 is priced at Rs.2,500.

Nokia C3 To Launch In Mid-September And C6 On October In India

nokia c6

We have a good news for those who were eagerly waiting for the launch of Nokia C3 and Nokia C6 In India. Nokia India has tweeted that Nokia C3 is scheduled to launch in mid-September followed by Nokia C6 in October. Nokia C3 and Nokia C6 which was announced early this year, has already been launched in many countries, but Nokia haven’t launched it in India due to some unknown reasons.

Nokia C6 is a mid-budget smartphone which has some amazing features such as the 3.2 inch TFT touchscreen display, Symbian^1 UI, slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus, 3.5mm headphone jack, 200 MB internal memory, 16 GB expandable memory, Bluetooth, A-GPS, OVI Chat, OVI Share, 1200 mAh battery and much more

nokia c3

Nokia C3 is an entry level QWERTY phone which comes with great features such as a 2.4 inch QVGA display, Series 40 UI, full QWERTY keyboard, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom, Stereo FM Radio, 55 MB internal memory, 8 GB expandable memory, 3.5mm headphone jack, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, OVI Chat, OVI Share and so on.

Nokia C6 is available in 2 different colors Black and White, on the other hand Nokia C3 is available in 3 different colors Hot Pink, Golden White and Slate Grey. Nokia C6 will be available for around Rs.14,000 and Nokia C3 will be available for around Rs.5,500 in India

Nokia C6 Firmware Updated To V11.0.029

Nokia has just rolled out a new firmware update for the C6. The firmware update is numbered v11.0.029. This firmware update is a pretty minor. It only aims at fixing the bugs present in the phone along with increasing theNokia C6 performance and stability of the device. The Nokia C6 features a 3.2-inch resistive screen with nHD resolution. The handset also features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and runs on the S60v5 OS.

Here is the full change-log according to The Nokia Blog-:

Stability

*Browser baseline updated, about 250 corrections
*Widgets are leaking RAM, amount of memory leak decreased a lot
*MPX Harvester stopped scanning when encounters File System corruption or other issues
*Improvement to refreshing library in Music player
*Securewidgetpreinstaller slows phone start
*Boot up improved in production

Email

*Mail for Exchange: calendar sync improved
*E-mail message gets scrambled by Email forwarded or replied email are scrambled and full of foreign (mostly Chinese) characters
*Special characters are not displayed correctly in opened mail

Usability

*Big Clock not shown when device lock activated
*Device lock fixed

The firmware is slowly being rolled out to the different regions of the world. The Nokia C6 features UDP (User Data Preservation) so users don’t need to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

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Nokia N900 Running Android 2.2

The Nokia N900 was the first phone from Nokia running on the Maemo OS. The company positioned the handset as a modder’ friendly phone. Even after 8 months of its launch, the N900 is still a popular phone among the modding community. A couple of months ago, we ¬†reported that working Android 2.2 ROMs for N900 were out. However, that ROM were full of bugs. Now, a fully functional Android 2.2 ROM for the N900 is out.

The latest version of Android ROM from folks over at NITDroid project is pretty good for day-to-day use. It adds the main functionality which was missing from previous ROMs the ability to make and receive calls. Below is the video of Android 2.2 in action on the Nokia N900-:

Along with this, the ROM also supports various data connection including EDGE and 3G. Even the physical QWERTY keyboard of the N900 is supported. The only downside of this ROM is that the camera does not work.

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