The wait is finally over for those who were eagerly waiting for the launch of Nokia N8 in India. Nokia India recently tweeted that the much awaited Nokia N8 is scheduled to launch on mid-September in India. Nokia N8 is already up for pre-order in the US, Germany, Spain, France, China and other markets. We are not sure when this handset will be available for pre-order in India.
Nokia N8 is the first smartphone which runs on Symbian^3 operating system. It comes with a 3.5-inch capacitive touchscreen display, 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash, HD (720p) Video recording, 640 x 360 pixels resolution, HDMI port, 16GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, Ovi Maps, Ovi Store, social networking integration and so on.
This handset is available in 5 vibrant colors – Green, Blue, Dark Grey, Silver White and Orange. Nokia N8 will be available in India for around Rs.24,000.
Nokia has just rolled out minor firmware updates for the Nokia C5 and the Nokia X2. The firmware update for the Nokia C5-00 is numbered v032.010, while that of the X2 is numbered v04.80. The C5-00 firmware update brings with it performance and stability improvements. Along with this, the performance of the web browser and search function have also been improved. This new firmware update also includes the latest version of the Facebook application. Nokia has also bundled Qik application with this firmware update.
The firmware update for the Nokia X2 also aims at improving the performance of the device. The performance of the camera application and the SIM lock feature of the device have been improved. Users can update the firmware on their device by either OTA (Over-The-Air) or by using Nokia Software Updater.
Don’t forget to make a backup of your data on the device before you proceed with the firmware update.
Nokia has just released its next Symbian S60 v5 running smartphone the Nokia 5250. The Nokia 5250 will be the successor to the highly popular Nokia 5230. The phone features a 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen with nHD (360×640) resolution. The phone will be powered by the age-old ARM11 434Mhz processor and will pack in 128MB of RAM as well. The internal storage of the phone is a disappointingly low 51MB. The phone also supports microSD cards of up to 16GB.
The back of the phone will sport a 2MP camera at its back. It will lack Wi-Fi, GPS, and 3G thus limiting its connectivity options. However, the phone will come pre-installed with Guitar Hero 5 Mobile and Ovi Music Unlimited. Nokia quotes the battery life of the device at 18 days in standby or up to seven hours of talk time.
The Nokia 5250 is expected to start shipping from fourth quarter of this year, and will be priced at 115 Euros before taxes and subsidies. Here is the link to the full press release.
It was less than a week ago that the pictures of the upcoming MeeGo slider from Nokia the N9 leaked on the Internet. Today, we have the hardware details about the N9 thanks to a guy named Lee. According to him, the Nokia N9 will be powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm processor and will pack in 512MB of RAM. The phone will also sport a 4-inch OLED screen with an 800×480 resolution.
Along with all this, the N9 will have 1GB of system storage for installing all your applications and games, along with 64GB (!) of internal memory. The usual Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, HSPA+, GPS with A-GPS are also present. In all probability, the back of the phone will house an 8MP camera which will be capable of HD 720p video recording. The phone will also sport a microUSB port, and an HDMI out port.
The Nokia N9 will be the first MeeGo handset from the Finnish handset maker. Nokia is expected to announce the N9 at the upcoming Nokia World Event to be held in mid-September.
The Nokia 5800 was the first Symbian S60 v5 based phone from the Finnish giant. Nokia was heavily criticized for the clunky and out-dated S60 v5 UI. However, the 5800 sold like hot cakes all over the world, and still does, thanks to its irresistible price and features like Free Walk and Drive navigation. Due to its popularity, the handset is also very popular among the modding/developer community. Custom firmwares for the 5800 were out for quite some time now.
However, the folks behind PNHT have now managed to port the Nokia C6 firmware over to the 5800. Except for a few differences including the side slide-out QWERTY keyboard on the C6, the internals of both the phones like Processor speed, RAM are totally identical. Users who are interested in installing the Nokia C6 firmware on their phone can check this thread over at PNHT forums.
The Nokia C6 firmware is also compatible with the Nokia 5530. Kudos to the folks at PNHT for their hard work!
The folks over at DivX Labs have officially released version 1.0 of the DivX mobile player for Symbian. This new version is compatible with Symbian S60 v3 and v5. However, the software still has a beta tag to it. Various reports on the internet suggest that the desktop class DivX files have such a high bitrate that the Nokia phones are not able to handle. Nokia phones are usually powered by an ARM11 processor running at 369 MHz for most S60v3 phones and at 434MHz for all S60v5 phones and some S60v3 phones.
Only the latest Symbian phones from Nokia are powered by an ARM11 600 MHz processor. Nevertheless, the ARM11 processor is out-dated and its high time Nokia ditches them for something else.
Here is the official press release :
ATTENTION: We have released a new 1.0 version for Symbian S60 3rd and 5th edition phones.
DivX Mobile Player 1.0 is beta software available for a limited time only and will expire.
Even if your phone isn’t officially DivX Certified, you may still be able to watch DivX ® videos by downloading and installing the DivX Mobile Player. Find out below if your phone supports the DivX Mobile Player and follow the link to download according to your phone’s operating system.
Details about the Nokia N9 first emerged at the end of June. The N9 will be the first phone from Nokia to run the next generation of the Maemo OS MeeGo. The phone is expected to sport a 4-inch screen, along with a slide- out QWERTY keyboard. The screen of the N9 will be inclined at a certain angle for better viewing pleasure ala the Nokia N97. The N9 will be made of anodized aluminium. From the leaked pictures, the Nokia N9 looks like a mini MacBook/MacBook Pro.
The phone will also feature a microHDMI port, along with a microUSB port. The N9 will be powered by a 1320mAh battery. No other details about the camera, the processor used inside the phone is available as of now.
The phone will be launched in December, so the phone should be announced by Nokia at the upcoming Nokia World Event.
We had told you about the Nokia C7 nearly a month and half month ago. The Nokia C7 will be a lower-priced sibling of the Nokia N8. The C7 will be the second handset from Nokia to run on Symbian^3. The handset will feature a 3.5’inch screen with nHD (360×640) resolution. The phone also has a microUSB port, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The back of the phone features an 8MP camera, assisted by dual-LED flash for low-light photography. The Nokia C7 is made using the same material as the Nokia N97/N97 Mini. The phone also has a call end and a call receive key in the front, along with a menu key. The phone, in all probability, will be powered by an ARM processor, running at 680 MHz. The device should also pack in 256MB of RAM. The device will be powered by a mere 1200mAh battery. Hopefully, the battery life of the device won’t be disappointing.
Here is the walk through of the Nokia C7 :
The C7 will be announced by Nokia at the upcoming Nokia World in September.
Nokia announced their first touch and type phone. A phone which has both, touchscreen and a regular alphanumeric keypad. The X3-02 will have a 2.4 inch TFT resistive touchscreen of QVGA resolution with 256k color support.
The X3-02 will also be the first S40 device to sport a touchscreen. It will have a 3.5mm audio slot and a dedicated music button. The external microSD will be expandable up to 16GB.
The X3-02 will have 2G and 3G connectivity. Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n will be present. The Bluetooth version is 2.1 with A2DP support. The camera is of 5MP resolution with fixed focus but it will lack flash. Video will also be recorded but the resolution is still unknown. We predict the video recording resolution to be QVGA.
The X3-02 will be available in White Silver, Dark Metal, Petrol Blue, Pink and Lilac colors. The X3-02 will release at the end of Q3 2010 and the price is expected to be around EUR 130.
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The Nokia N8 is Nokia’s best smartphone yet; it is probably one of the few chances Nokia has to overthrow the domination of the iPhone and Android in the US market.
It has great hardware specifications and comes with the new Symbian ^3 OS.
Nokia today started accepting preorders for the Nokia N8 in the US. The N8 is priced at $549 and will start shipping at the end of September.
Nokia N8 Specifications
Dimensions: 113 x 59 x 13 mm
Weight: 135 gms
Display: 3.5 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, 360 x 640 pixels
OS: Symbian ^3
Processor: ARM 11 680 MHz, 3D graphics processor
RAM: 256 MB RAM
Memory: 16 GB internal storage; up to 32 GB microSD support
Camera: 12 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 4000 x 3000 pixels with autofocus, Xenon flash
Connectivity: GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with UPnP, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, microUSB 2.0 with USB On-the-Go support
GPS: GPS transceiver with A-GPS
Battery: Li-ion battery, 1200 mAh
Other features: FM radio with RDS, FM transmitter, HDMI out, 720p video recording
Nokia N8 Preorder – US