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Nokia 3G Booklet For $299.99 This Holiday Season

Nokia jumped into the booklet market during the Nokia world event and now Nokia has come up with a Holiday season offer on its 3G booklet in partnership with AT&T, Best Buy and Microsoft.

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Nokia 3G booklet primarily made for all-time connectivity will now be available for $299.99 only this holiday season. In the press release by Nokia it says:

"Nokia understands mobility like no other company and recognizes that the most ‘powerful’ device is the one that doesn’t have you running for the power plug or network point," said Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, president and CEO of Nokia. "By combining the Booklet’s sleek design, impressive features and competitive price together with the new Windows 7 operating system from Microsoft, AT&T’s nationwide 3G coverage and Best Buy’s unmatched national retail footprint, we believe we have a winning combination for U.S. consumers."
"Our alliance with Nokia is advancing on multiple fronts and the Nokia Booklet 3G is an important step," said Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. "We are excited with Nokia’s decision to launch its first PC with Windows 7. By combining the value and simplicity of the operating system with the all-day mobility of the Nokia Booklet 3G, we are bringing new and valuable experiences to consumers and businesses."

Best Buy associates will offer Walk Out Working on the Nokia Booklet 3G, as they do for all smartphones. The free service will help customers activate the device, walk through the Windows 7 operating system and make sure customers understand all of the extras including Ovi Suite, the Ovi Maps gadget, and features like Bluetooth connectivity.

The mini-laptop also comes with an HDMI port for HD video out, a front facing camera for video calling, integrated Bluetooth and an easily accessible SD card reader. Other premium features include the glass 10.1 inch HD-ready display, integrated A-GPS with Ovi Maps, and the latest version of Ovi Suite for effortless synching with a Nokia mobile device.

The Windows 7 operating system on it is an add on to the excitement. Check out specs and pics of Nokia 3G booklet.

So will you buy Nokia 3G booklet this season?

Nokia Announces Official Qt Port To Maemo 5

In an attempt to make Maemo platform open, Nokia has now announced its official Qt Port to Maemo 5. This port to Maemo 5 means that developers can now use Qt to target the upcoming Nokia N900 device and also ensures that applications can be easily ported to all Qt’s supported platforms including the next Maemo 6 release as well as Symbian and Windows Mobile.

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So now, the developers need not worry about developing different app for every other device based on Maemo 5, Maemo 6, our age old Symbian and Windows Mobile. Surprised to see Windows Mobile in the list? Well Don’t be.Lately, Nokia and Microsoft are working hard towards building a relationship and moving forward in the already packed mobile market.

Press release says “”With this announcement and our upcoming port of Qt to the Symbian platform, we will quickly see Qt established as a leading framework for mobile application development. Developers will be able to use Qt as a framework to create powerful native applications and with Qt’s Webkit integration, it also provides them with a platform for creating web applications and services,” said Sebastian Nyström, Vice President of Application Services and Frameworks at Nokia. “Qt’s support for Maemo 5, Maemo 6, Symbian, as well as Windows Mobile makes Qt the most sensible choice for developers looking to target multiple devices and achieve the broadest reach with their innovations.”

Developers willing to support the Qt port Maemo to Maemo 5 are encouraged to visit http://qt.gitorious.org.

Preorder Nokia N900 for $565 [Gadget Deals]

Nokia N900 is about to hit the markets pretty soon at a cost of around $650. If you are not willing to pay that price, here is a pretty good deal, where you can buy Nokia N900 for $559.99 with $4.99 for 2-day shipping, bringing the total cost to $564.98.

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Though the price may seem a bit higher, this phone is unlocked. This means that you can use it on any carrier, anywhere in the world.

Nokia N900 comes with 32GB inbuilt memory and a 16GB expandable memory slot. For more information on Nokia N900, read our detailed comparison between Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini and Nokia N900.

Buy Nokia N900 for $565

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Download Free ESET Antivirus for Symbian Smartphones

ESET, a popular desktop Antivirus and internet security software, is making it’s foray into the Smartphone market with the introduction of ESET Mobile Antivirus for Symbian.

This new mobile antivirus solution will protect against a variety of threats on Symbian based smartphones. Considering that many people use their mobile phones extensively for day to day and other important activities, having proper protection is becoming necessary.

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ESET Mobile Antivirus performs archive scanning, on-access scanning and on-demand scanning, to keep your Smartphone safe and secure.

In addition to that, updates are performed daily, weekly or monthly, in addition to on-demand to keep your mobile phone updated with all the virus definitions.

ESET’s scanner is pretty user friendly and probably a no-brainer for many people. I installed the antivirus on my Smartphone and had it up and running in under 5 minutes.

For a limited time, you can download the ESET Mobile antivirus for free. However, please note that the software is currently in beta. You might experience problems or bugs while using it.

ESET Mobile Antivirus will work on Symbian S60 3rd edition, feature pack 1 and 2 and Symbian S60 5th edition. Please note, you will have to sign up for the beta software and activate it on your phone before you can use this software.

Download ESET Mobile Antivirus for Symbian

Nokia Announces Twist on Verizon Network

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This weird but cute looking handset named as the Nokia 7705 Twist will be launched under Verizon network. Nokia 7705 Twist has a unique square shaped design with rounded edges and a square screen. Swivel the screen to unveil the unique QWERTY keypad.

The phone features include 2.4″ QVGA TFT Screen, fair enough for the compact device. It comes with Contact Light Ring-Allows you to set different color lights for different contacts. Nokia 7705 Twist also has a 3 mega-pixel Camera with Flash, Autofocus and Timer with Video Recording capabilities.

Sadly enough it comes with a 2.5mm audio jack. This means, you cannot use your favorite headphones with Nokia 7705 Twist. We can’t really understand the motive behind this, since even the lamest phones in market comes with 3.5mm audio jack these days.

The phone is up for grabs on the Verizon network for 99 US$ with a two-year contract. The price is after a 50 US$ mail-in-rebate.

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Breaking News: Nokia Acquires Dopplr

On Monday, Nokia, the Finnish mobile company announced that it has acquired Dopplr, a Social Atlas service for travelers.

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Neither Nokia nor Dopplr disclosed the amount for which the deal was signed but it was earlier suggested that Nokia would acquire Dopplr for $15 million to $22 million. Dopplr is widely used by people who like to travel a lot. Dopplr allows users to plan a trip & share data with friends/family and also shares the same on microblogging sites like twitter.

Nokia does not plan to alter the service. The press release says The acquisition does not change the current Dopplr service which is available at Dopplr.com and on platforms where Dopplr is integrated.

About Nokia
Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world’s leading maker of mobile devices. Today, we are connecting people in new and different ways – fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable people to stay close to what matters to them. We also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.

About Dopplr
Dopplr is a service for smart travellers. Dopplr members share personal and business travel plans privately with their networks, and highlight interesting places to stay, eat and explore in cities around the world. Dopplr presents this collective intelligence – the travel patterns and preferences of the world’s most frequent travellers – as a Social Atlas.

5 Amazing Themes For Nokia N97

Your search for the most amazing themes for Nokia N97 ends here. Techie Buzz is proud to present five hottest themes for your Nokia N97. We hope that you will like all of them.

1) Nokialino Theme

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2) Abstract V4 Theme

Abstract V4 Theme

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3) Audi Theme

Audi Theme

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4) Azenis XM Theme

Azenis Xm Theme

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5) Blue Window Theme

Blue Window Theme

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Nokia Looking to Pawn Palm

Quite sometime back, Nokia was undoubtedly the leader in the mobile handset market but quite a few things went wrong for them. Including the popularity of rival iPhone.

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When the iPhone launched, Nokia went from being an innovator to a follower. The did come up with Nokia 5300 xPressMusic and later on Nokia N97. That by several standards is pretty good but not as good as the iPhone (when it comes to the touch screen).

Palm has been having lots of problems recently and has lost quite a lot of money even after they came up with Palm Pre. A potential deal with Verizon may set things straight but not actually fill their coffers to the brim.

According to FoneArena there are potential rumors that Nokia might bid to take over Palm and add it to their own company.

This news sent Palm stocks up 1.12$ to 17.07 after a particularly gloomy week. It will be interesting to see where this deal ends up. Nokia has been the biggest player in the international market but still has to create a considerable footprint in the Northern American market.

This has definitely affected the way they are coming out with products and surprises to overcome the NAM market. Where do things go from here? Right now we cannot speculate on rumors but, yes we will keep you posted on how things pan out eventually.

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Nokia to Bundle KOffice Based Office Viewer in Maemo 5 Devices

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KOffice is an integrated office suite built on the KDE platform. It makes use of free and open standards like OpenDocument for its document formats, component communication and component embedding.

Their team proudly announced that Nokia has packaged their cross-platform office suite for the Maemo 5 environment with the addition of the new and finger friendly Maemo 5 UI.

It uses a specially designed interface to blend with Maemo 5.  One of the important aims right now   is to help KOffice fine-tune its loading and rendering of MSOffice documents. It should also be noted that all contributions to KOffice have been made directly inside the KOffice subversion repository.

This doc viewer will be shown for the first time at the Maemo Summit in Amsterdam between October the 9th and the 11th. This release is a bit ill timed because the official KOffice2.1 release will likely be one or two weeks later making the Fremantle office use the release candidate at first.

Here is a quick sneak-pic of  KOffice on N900:

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Nokia Is Here To Stay

We had blogged about Nokia might be launching N900 formerly known as Rover, during its Nokia world event. Yesterday, Nokia officially announced Nokia N900. And boy it looks promising. Not only the newly designed Linux based Operating system Maemo but also the hardware specifications and Price tag is a huge turn ON for us.

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Take a look at the videos(bottom of the post) and I am sure Nokia will take you to surprise how awesome its operating system looks. I must say even better than iPhone. For once Nokia might be able to beat up its competitors Apple, Android based phones and more. With the already depreciating market for Nokia, N900 is a new ray of hope.

Though, initially marketed as a tablet the feature to insert sim card makes it a complete Phone with the hardware we have always been looking for.

Fonearena, even went a bit cheesy and compared Nokia N900 and iPhone in their post, and Nokia N900 clearly turns out to be a winner.

Features
600 MHz CPU
3.5 G and Wi-Fi connectivity
3D graphics accelerator with OpenGL ES 2.0 support
800 × 480 pixels WVGA touchscreen display
32GB of Memory expandable upto 48 gigs
5 Megapixel Camera with Carl Zeiss Optics , Dual LED flash
Photo editor on device
800 × 480 resolution video recording
Slide out Full QWERTY keyboard
Maemo Browser with multitab browsing
Full-screen browsing
Maemo 5 with Multitasking
Full Flash support
Assisted-GPS receiver
3.5mm AV connector
TV out
Video playback file formats: .mp4, .avi, .wmv, .3gp; codecs: H.264, MPEG-4, Xvid, WMV, H.263.
BL-5J 1320mAh battery

At a price tag of 500 EUR its a catch. Would you buy Nokia N900? Lets is know.

Nokia Launches Mobile Financial Services

Nokia, the finish mobile phone maker launched new product, Nokia money this Wednesday. Nokia Money, a financial payment service for mobile phones that allows users to send money to another person, make a purchase or pay a bill using their handset.

"In many countries, mobile phone ownership significantly exceeds bank account usage, suggesting that many mobile phone users have very limited or no access to basic financial services," said Mary McDowell, Nokia’s chief development officer.

Nokia believes this service will not only majorly benefit the rural consumers but also urban consumers which will enable them to pay their utility bills, book movie tickets, recharge mobile top-ups all through your mobile phone.

Nokia Money will team up with Obopay, a mobile-payment provider in which Nokia heavily invested earlier this year, that lets its customers pay for items via their mobile phones. Moreover, the service won’t just be exclusively available on Nokia phones but will also operate on other Mobile phones and carriers.

Nokia Money is all set to demo next week at the Nokia world event in Germany. However, Nokia money will only be deployed early 2010.

Nokia’s step into the financial world with Nokia money will surely help them bringing back their market position in the US. Last quarter Nokia had a steep 66% downfall in net profit as it’s facing tough competition with rivals like Apple’s iPhone, Android based phones and RIM’s BlackBerry.

Nokia N900 Rover

Mobile website from Bulgeria got hold of pictures of the new Nokia N900 Rover, which might be launched during Nokia World event 2009 held in Europe.

rover1Rover runs on MAEMO, which is a linux flavoured OS. It is successor to Nokia’s tablets N800 & N810. The best thing about N900 Rover is that it has a sim slot, so you can double it up as phone. However, I doubt how many users will find it fashionable to use a huge piece of bar near their earpiece.

Rover also sports a 5 MP camera with Car Zeiss lens, has a TV output, a 3.5mm headphone jack and a massive  3.5-inch WVGA screen.

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From the pictures, the keyboard looks like that of adopted from Nokia N97. With Rover, Nokia seems to be in spits on whom to target- the netbooks or smartphones users. Well it will be clear whether they are successful with the experiment when Nokia launches Nokia N900 Rover soon.

[via engadget]

Synble: A Backup, Sync and Free SMS Tool For Nokia Smartphones

If you have ever wanted to or sync your mobile phone contacts, SMS messages, call history this tool we are going to introduce you to is the only one you may ever require.

Synble is a free application for Nokia Symbian/S60 phones that will allow you to sync and backup your contacts, SMS messages and your call history to a online location.

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How To Open .wgz Files?

WGZ files are compressed archives that contains a widget or a small program, for Nokia S60 based phones, these compressed archives may contain HTML, CSS and JavaScript files and makes use of the Web Runtime (WRT) software to run itself.

S60 Web Runtime is a framework that allows developers to easily create mobile application.

To open .wgz files you will require Nokia PC Suite or Nokia Multimedia Transfer so that you can install it on your Nokia S60 based smartphones.