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Nokia C5-00 5MP Unveiled; Low-End S60 Powered Handset

Nokia has quietly unveiled a new Symbian S60 based handset the C5-00 5MP.

The handset can be assumed to be the successor to the Nokia C5-00. The handset sports a 2.2-inch display with QVGA (320×240) resolution. The C5-00 5MP is powered by an age-old ARM11 600MHz processor, and packs 256MB of RAM, along with 512MB of ROM.

The back of the handset also sports a 5MP camera, which can also record videos in VGA resolution at 15 fps. The handset also features a microSD card slot, HSDPA/HSUPA support, stereo speakers, micro-USB port, 3.5mm audio jack, front facing camera, Bluetooth 2.0, and GPS with A-GPS.

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Like most other Nokia phones, the C5-00 5MP will also come with Nokia Maps pre-installed, with free walk-and-drive navigation for life. The C5-00 5MP runs on Symbian S60 v3.2. The handset is powered by a Nokia BL-5CT 1050mAh battery.

The C5-00 5MP will hit the stores sometime in Q3 of this year in most regions of the world. Nokia did not mention anything about the pricing of the handset, though.

P.S. Don’t confuse the handset with the original C5-00. Both the handsets are nearly the same, except for the higher resolution camera and more RAM in the latter.

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Nokia N5 Leaked Pics Emerge

The guys at Excellular, recently posted some leaked pics of the Nokia’s upcoming low-end handset, the Nokia N5. This handset comes under the Nokia’s N-series range of phones and it sports a touchscreen display as well as 3 hardware buttons on the front. This handset looks quite similar to the Nokia 5233 smartphone with slight changes on the corner.

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This handset will be available in 2 colors – While and Black. The complete specs of this handset is not available yet. The Nokia N5 runs on the latest Symbian Anna Operating System and it has a 3.2 inch touchscreen display as well as a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash, front-facing camera for video calls and a large loudspeaker below the camera. This handset also has a volume rocker and a dedicated camera button on the right side.

According to the guys at Excellular, Nokia will launch the N6 and N7 smartphone, soon after the launch of Nokia N5. The Nokia N6 and N7 is expected to come with a larger display and high resolution camera as compared to the Nokia N5 smartphone. These handsets will replace the Nokia’s low-end touchscreen phones, which runs on the old Symbian S60v5 Operating System. Check out some additional leaked pictures of the Nokia N5, after the break.

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Symbian Anna Update To Be Available For Download By End Of August

Nokia’s CEO Stephen Elop has just announced at the recently concluded Nokia Connection event that the existing Symbian^3 based handsets will be getting the Anna update in August.

Nokia will start shipping the current bunch of Symbian^3 handsets (N8, E7, C7, C6-01) with Symbian Anna pre-installed beginning from July. Existing Symbian^3 handset owners need to wait until the end of August, to download the update for their handset. Yeah, that’s how Nokia respects its loyal users.

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Symbian Anna will be bringing some much needed changes to Symbian^3, in a bid to make it more competitive with iOS, Android and WP7. First and foremost, the update will bring a new web-browser with a much improved performance, along with support for split-screen text-input. The update will also bring a portrait QWERTY keyboard for easier typing.

Other new features include updated icons, performance improvements, new version of Ovi Maps with simpler and quicker search function, email enhancements, hardware accelerated encryption and a new version of Nokia’s social client.

Nokia is already shipping Symbian devices based on Symbian Anna including the recently launched Nokia E6 and the X7. So, I cannot possibly think of any techinical’ reason as to why they delayed the Anna update for the Nokia N8, E7, C7 and the C6-01.

Nokia E6 Up For Pre-Order In India For Rs.17,999

Nokia E6 is the company’s latest business phone. The Nokia E6 is the successor of the Nokia’s popular business phone, the Nokia E72. This handset runs on the Symbian AnnaOperating System and it comes with a 2.4 inch touchscreen display, full QWERTY keyboard, 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 8 GB internal memory and so on. This handset was announced in April and within two months, the much-awaited Nokia E6 is finally up for pre-order in India.

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Nokia E6 features a 2.4 inch TFT LCD Capacitive touchscreen display with 640 x 360 pixels resolution, full QWERTY keyboard, Symbian (Anna) OS, 680 MHz processor, 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 256 MB RAM, 1024MB ROM, 8 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, MicroSD card slot, Micro USB 2.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3G HSDPA, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and a 1500 mAh battery.

The latest version of Symbian, also called as Symbian Anna, comes with a new improved web browser, new icons, a new version of Ovi Maps and a new portrait QWERTY keyboard. Nokia E6 is the first smartphone to get the Symbian “Anna” OS.

This handset is available in 3 different colors Black, White and Silver. The Nokia E6 will come with a price tag of just Rs.17,999 (approx. $400). You can also purchase this device with 3 easy monthly installments, without any additional charges. To pre-order this device, head over to this page.

Nokia Releases An IM Client For Symbian Handsets–IM For Nokia

Nokia has released a new Messaging app for all Symbian based devices, dubbed as IM for Nokia. As the name suggests, the app allows users to chat with their friends on popular IM (Instant Messaging) networks.

At the moment, the application supports popular IM networks like Windows Live Messenger, Google Talk, Yahoo Chat, MySpace IM, and the extinct Ovi Chat. Sadly, the app does not support the highly popular Facebook Chat. By default, users will need to enter their Ovi account username and password before they can use the app.

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The application also comes with a handy widget for Nokia’s touch screen based Symbian handset. There is also a widget for S40 based handsets, but its functionality is quite limited.

The application is available for download from the Ovi Store for the Nokia X6, Nokia 5230, Nokia N8, Nokia E7, and other Symbian^3 based handsets, along with S40 based handsets. Nokia will also pre-install IM for Nokia in their future handsets.

The app does lack many features which other chat client for Symbian devices offer like archives, emoticons, group conversations and video call etc.

Nokia X7 Up For Pre-Order In The UK

Back in April, Nokia announced the Symbian powered Nokia X7 smartphone. This handset runs on the Symbian AnnaOperating System. Nokia X7 is an entertainment device, which comes with a 4 inch AMOLED display, 3G Connectivity, 8 megapixel camera, 32 GB expandable memory and more.

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The latest version of Symbian, also called as Symbian Anna, comes with a new improved web browser, new icons, a new version of Ovi Maps and a new portrait QWERTY keyboard. This handset is currently up for pre-order in the UK. You can get this handset on contract or you can even buy the unlocked version. Check out the complete specs, after the break.

Nokia E7 comes with a 4 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 640 x 360 pixels resolution, 680 MHz ARM 11 processor, Symbian (Anna) OS, 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 3.5 mm headset jack, Stereo FM radio, 350 MB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, MicroSD card slot, 256 MB RAM, 1 GB ROM, Micro USB 2.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3G HSDPA, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, up to 450 hours talk-time, up to 6 hrs 30 min stand-by time and a 1300 mAh battery.

Nokia X7 comes with a price tag of £399 (approx. $650) for the unlocked version. You can also get this handset for free with a 2 year service agreement and a £25 monthly plan. To pre-order this handset, head over to this page at Nokia UK.

Nokia E6 Up For Pre-Order In UK

Last month, Nokia announced the Symbian powered Nokia E6 smartphone. This handset is the successor of the Nokia’s popular business phone, the Nokia E72. Nokia E6 runs on the Symbian AnnaOperating System. This handset comes with a 2.4 inch touchscreen display, full QWERTY keyboard, 8 megapixel camera with HD (720p) video recording, 8 GB internal memory and more.

The latest version of Symbian, also called as Symbian Anna, comes with a new improved web browser, new icons, a new version of Ovi Maps and a new portrait QWERTY keyboard. Nokia E6 is specially targeted at business users. This handset is currently up for pre-order in the UK. You can purchase this handset with a 2 year service agreement or you can even opt for the unlocked version of this handset.

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Nokia E6 features a 2.4 inch TFT LCD Capacitive touchscreen display with 640 x 360 pixels resolution, full QWERTY keyboard, Symbian (Anna) OS, 680 MHz processor, 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 256 MB RAM, 1024MB ROM, 8 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, MicroSD card slot, Micro USB 2.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3G HSDPA, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and a 1500 mAh battery.

Nokia E6 will be available for free with a 2 year service agreement. You can even purchase the unlocked version of this handset for £349 (approx. $570). Nokia E6 will be released at the end of Q2 of 2011. To pre-order this smartphone, head over to this page.

Nokia N9 Advertisement Leaks!

The folks over at Pocket Now have managed to get their hands on the advertisement of the upcoming MeeGo-powered device from Nokia the N9.

The leaked advertisement managed to provide some information about Nokia’s first MeeGo powered handset. The N9 will sport the same form-factor as the current business communicator from Nokia the E7, a slide-out four-row QWERTY keyboard. Like the N8 and the E7, the N9 will also be made of aluminum.

The video also suggests that the screen size will be around 4-inch, and it’s going to be a CBD (Clear-Black Display).

Below is the leaked advertisement :

The advertisement also shows off a front facing camera, and the back camera with an unknown MP with optics from Carl Zeiss, and dual-LED flash. The video also gives us a sneak-peek into MeeGo’s UI. The icons of the MeeGo UI look similar to the one which will be used in Symbian Anna.

Right now, that’s all the information which I could gather from the leaked advertisement. Hopefully, Nokia will release some more information about the N9 in the coming days.

Nokia E6 And X7 Up For Pre-Order At Nokia Germany

Last month, Nokia announced the E6 and X7 smartphones. These handsets are powered by the Symbian “Anna” Operating System. Nokia E6 is the successor of the popular Nokia E72 smartphone. This handset is specially targeted at business users. On the other hand, Nokia X7 is an entertainment device, which comes with a 4 inch AMOLED display, 8 megapixel camera and more. The latest version of Symbian, also called as “Symbian Anna”, comes with a new improved web browser, new icons, a new version of Ovi Maps and a new portrait QWERTY keyboard.

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Nokia E6 features a 2.4 inch TFT LCD Capacitive touchscreen display with 640 x 360 pixels resolution, full QWERTY keyboard, Symbian (Anna) OS, 680 MHz processor, 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 256 MB RAM, 1024MB ROM, 8 GB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, MicroSD card slot, Micro USB 2.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3G HSDPA, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and a 1500 mAh battery.

Nokia E6 is currently up for pre-order in Germany. This handset is available in 3 different colors – Black, White and Silver. Nokia E6 comes with a price tag of €429.00 (approx. $620). To pre-order this handset, head over to this page at Nokia Germany.

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Nokia E7 comes with a 4 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 640 x 360 pixels resolution, 680 MHz ARM 11 processor, Symbian (Anna) OS, 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash, HD (720p) video recording, 350 MB internal memory, 32 GB expandable memory, MicroSD card slot, Micro USB 2.0, Wi-Fi b/g/n, 3G HSDPA, 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS and a 1300 mAh battery.

Along with the Nokia E6, the entertainment oriented Nokia X7 is also up for pre-order in Germany. This handset is available in 2 colors – Light Steel and Dark Steel. Nokia X7 comes with a price tag of €459.00 (approx. $660). To pre-order this handset, head over to this page at Nokia Germany.

Nokia E72 Firmware Updated To V54.005

Nokia has recently released a new firmware update for its ageing business communicator in a candy bar form-factor the Nokia E72.

The new firmware update carries the version number 54.005 and weighs in at only 1MB. The update brings the usual performance and stability improvements.

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Here is the official change-log from All About Symbian :

  • SIM Lock 3.0 and B2B Certificate, phase 1 added
  • Startup settings baseline updated (wk47, 2010) (new dates etc.)
  • After a hard reset or on first use, Camera shortcut is replaced with Ovi Store shortcut in the Home screen
  • Removal of Ovi Files (service is now outdated)
  • Vlingo application removed

Some E72 owners who updated to firmware v52 are also reporting improved camera performance, especially in Auto-Focus.

Since the E72 features UDP (User Data Preservation), users don’t need to make a backup of their data on the phone. The firmware update is being rolled out via OTA as well as via Nokia Software Updater/Nokia Ovi Suite.