Nokia PUSH N900 MENA (Middle-East & North Africa) has just launched their Own Facebook Fan page yesterday (16/1/2010) with Great insight and Have Some NEWS about an Arabic version of Maemo5 and an Update to the English Version (v1.2009.44.1) Also it will have a Download Center that is related to the Official Maemo Site (Maemo.org) to Direct Download For All NEW Application and Updated Daily Which Gives All Nokia N900 Fans & developers from All over the World a Chance to be Always up-to-date with All Everything New with the N900 and Maemo5 OS.
The Page is Still New and other sections is still Under construction But If you have a Facebook Account (I think you do!) and interesting of Nokia N900 I suggest to Check the Page Daily to be up-to-date and Also this Page is available in Both languages English & Arabic too.
Nokia N900 users with the linux-based Maemo 5 OS was hoping for an instant messaging App like WhatsApp to be available for their beloved open-source Platform for the N900 and the N9, but WhatsApp ignored their requests.
Today, Group of Maemo Developers at the Maemo forums posted an unofficial Alpha version of WhatsApp for N900, its still a work in progress using WhatsApp open API. If you want it on your Maemo device, Grap it from Download Link Below!
Here the change-log of the latest version so far:
- Limited group chats (NOT TESTED YET)
- Auto scroll down
Oracle JRE 1.6.0u30 required to be installed first
Nokia will Release a New Mobile Phone on Nseries Family Called the (N87) which will be the First Nokia Nseries with a 12MP Camera. This Phone is Expected to be released on the 1H of 2010. and here is a picture of the Phone and some Unconfirmed specification.
Phone Specification (Not-Confirmed):
- CPU ARM 600MHz Processor & 200MB RAM
- 3.2" WVGA Capacitive Touch Screen @ Resolution of (800x480)
- 16GB Internal Mass Storage
- Slide Style with dedicated Media key
- 12.1 MP Camera with CarlZeiss Optics
- Xenon & Dual-LED Flash
- NEW! Version of Symbian S60v5 UI
- VGA Secondary Camera for Video Calls
- Wifi & Bluetooth V2.1 with EDR & A2DP
- 7.2Mbps High Speed 3G HSDPA,HSDPU
- Accelerometer Sensor for auto Rotate
- Proximity Sensor for Auto Turn-off
- Light sensor for Auto light detection
- 2 Stereo Loud speakers
- MicroSDHC 2.0 (Up to 32GB)
- Mini USB & 3.5mm Jack
Some People Ask themselves Why Nokia Released the Cseries. Whats the point of this Series as its Not powerful than the Eseries or the Nseries. Nokia Released this series to give users Mobile phones that is not very priceless and in the same time it has a Good Quality and Many Features and Not just cheap phones but Great performance and Adorable Strong materials thats makes the phone live along. Like the C6, C5 & C3
These phones are Very Good for Home use or as a Back-up phone if your main phone stolen or lost this one can save you and do your Tasks too in a very good price mostly half the price of a Very optional Nseries phone. Also these phone Great for Children and Elder People who always lost their phones.
Nokia N8 was announced by Nokia in June,2010 and it was released for Pre-order last week in Germany. now its available for Pre-order on Nokia USA online store for a price of $550 Unlocked. Its a good price for such a Huge features phone 12MP and Multi-touch capacitive touch screen, But Nokia has promised that this phone will be about $400 but with this features Nokia thought it will worth More than this!
To Stop the rumors and Speculations around MeeGo OS,, Nokia CEO has just announced on the Q3 earnings call that its first MeeGo device will not be coming this year. In no uncertain terms, Stephen Elop the New Nokia CEO said that Nokia, "First MeeGo device will be the 2011 event."
A device rumored to be the N9 (Picture up there!). In general communications about new Nokia products will be made far closer to product availability. Elop added that his first impression of Nokia MeeGo work "inspires both confidence and excitement.". Also he Added that the Latest tablet from Nokia Which is Nokia N900 will get the New MeeGo OS as well but with limited capabilities and thats May mean No Dual-boot (Except for Developers ofcourse).
Lets hope so, in Q1 2011 Nokia MeeGo smartphone OS will be battling resurgent webOS and Windows Phone 7 devices in addition to the Android, iOS, and BlackBerry incumbents at the high-end of the market.
Stay Tuned for More info!
Nokia Tune is one of world most recognized audio brand assets and is estimated to be heard over one billion times a day. Nokia is launching a global crowdsourcing campaign to find a fresh version of the Nokia Tune. This is the first time Nokia is inviting people to work with the iconic tune with the winning tune to be placed next to the standard Nokia Tune to all New Nokia products of 2012.
If you want to submit a tune, the website rwquire "The tune should be fresh, expressive, original, creative yet distinctively a Nokia Tune" in order to be submitted. Prize is $10,000 and 5x $5,000
Nokia Connects announced Today that Nokia will send 50 trial phones, 35 Nokia 603 devices and 15 Nokia 701 devices, to the first 50 who upload their photos. Nokia is trying to spread the joy of Symbian Belle devices. Nokia Connects Blog post:
We are sending out trial phones to 50 lucky people; the first 35 of you to upload a photo of yourself with your current Nokia phone into the grid below, will receive a Nokia & a Luna headset for two weeks. The next 15 will receive a Nokia 701.
Sadly, the Compition is already filled and Nokia got thier 50 lucky winners.
As MWC hype is picking up momentum, Nokia decided to join the fun and released a short video trailer of its upcoming PureView smartphone to be release on 27,Feb at the MWC.
The Nokia PureView is the rumored successor to the Nokia N8 camera-centered smartphone. Earlier online gossip had it its official name will be Nokia N808 PureView and it will be wielding the most capable camera mounted on a smartphone to date.
The Nokia video teaser does not really do much to confirm or refute those rumors, but we are hoping they come out right. The camera division of the company did an excellent job of the N8, but the handset was let down by its unimpressive chipset and less than stellar OS and UI.
More details on the upcoming Nokia Carla release came in. The platform previously known as Symbian will get its next update in Q3 2012, when the first smartphones running Nokia Carla will hit the shelves.
According to the latest rumors, second-gen Belle smartphone, including Nokia 603, 700 and 701 will start shipping with the new version of their OS first. Later on, the rest of the Belle-running smartphones in the Nokia portfolio will get Carla as an update. Scheduled for Q4, the update should cover N8,C7,E7,X7,E6,C6-01.
Despite what previous rumors were saying, Carla will be distributed to all smartphones currently on Belle. However, those that lack NFC capabilities and 1GHz processors will get a trimmed down version of the update to avoid performance hiccups.
At the MWC 2012, Nokia showed PureView Phone that was teased before with the 41 Megapixel Camera (YES, Its not a Typo, 41.0 MP Exactly) running Symbian Belle Nokia and called "Nokia PureView 808". It is possibly the highest Camera Phone sensor in the World, yet.
The Nokia 808 PureView uses a 41 MP sensor, which captures image data from seven adjacent pixels and condenses it into one, resulting in stills at around 5 MP resolution with amazing detail and low noise levels. The optics are Carl Zeiss and there is also Xenon flash and a LED one acting as a video light. For the rest of the Specs check the Link below.
Technically, the sensor is able to capture 3 MP, 5 MP, 8 MP, 38 MP at 4:3 aspect ratio and 2 MP, 5 MP, 8 MP, 34 MP at 16:9. Video recording goes as high as FullHD 1080p at 30 fps and there is also [email protected] Video is H264 encoded and supports stereo sound. The large image sensor allows 4x zoom in 1080p and 6x in 720p. Here is a Sample Photo [Note: It's size is about 12MB, May take some time to load]
Nokia showed her latest Camera Flagship Symbian phone the Nokia 808 PureView at the MWC 2012, all symbian fans are waiting for this beast camera phone with a 41MP camera sensor that make it the Best Imaging phone in the World.
Disappointedly, This PureView 41MP smartphone will be available globally everywhere except for North America (Photo below), and thats includes the US and Canada too.
Thought, Nokia didn't officially stated why this phone is not coming on the US, but it looks like Nokia want to bring the same amazing PureView technology to its Windows Phone lineup in the US instead of symbian, This is the best explanation for the situation.
Every year Nokia Make her own smartphones event "Nokia World" to announce its latest and most anticipated Flagship devices. This year, Nokia World 2012 is going to be extra special, because it will be held on Nokia's very own home turf in Helsinki, Finland during September 25-26.
We can Expect Some cool new Smartphones from Nokia, Mostly a Windows Phone Apollo flagship device and a Symbian Carla device at least. Lets wait and see what Nokia is preparing for us by the end of the year.
The Upcoming Nokia OS (previously known as Symbian) codenamed "Carla", shows up in screenshot form. The leaked screenshots does not show much but give us an idea about what Nokia is improving on the Mobile OS.
First, there is the new on-screen QWERTY keybord, which seems to have been inspired by its Windows Phone cousin. The Nokia Browser has also been updated to a new version, which features some new UI improvements.
But the most noticeable change comes from the lock screen. Gone is the classic Unlock Button, and replacing it is a Swipe to unlock method. The user interface of the Music player also sees some improvements in the form of a refreshed UI, as does the Options screen, which borrows the looks of the Meego Harmattan UI.
Selected Models (Nokia 700, 701, 603 and the Nokia 808) of Nokia devices will get this Update on Q3,2012.
Looking for the Best Camera phone on the Market ? Nokia PureView 808 with 41 Megapixels camera gives you the Best Quality you've ever seen from a mobile phone or any digital camera, running latest Nokia Belle Operating system.
Clove.co.uk Now offers this super camera-phone with the VAT included, the UK price is about £538.80, which is €655, while Nokia Italy made a better offer by offering the phone for €599 with free shipping too.
Nokia just announced their financial results for Q1 of 2012 and things are not looking that good, but CEO Stephen Elop is keeping his chin up. Nokia smartphone division was hit the hardest, but the good news for them is that this is due to the decline in sales of Symbian phones, with the Lumia range starting to make up for it.
Nokia combined net sales were down 29% year-over-year (YoY) to €7.354 billion and the company posted an operating loss of €1.34 billion.
CEO Stephen Elop remains confident in Nokia's strategy, saying that they covered the top and bottom range of the Windows Phone market with the launches of the Lumia 900 and Lumia 610 (which just started rolling out in Asia) and that they will strengthen their S40 portfolio in the next quarter. Nokia is also working on cost-cutting measures.
A New Patents war begins, After Samsung & Apple here comes Nokia. Nokia has decided to sue HTC, RIM and ViewSonic for patent infringement in the US and Germany.
Nokia has waged legal war on the three companies with 11 separate lawsuits concerning 45 patents in virtually all spheres you can think of starting with antennas and power management, and going into software and application stores.
Nokia Offiical Statement on this Matter:
"Nokia proprietary innovations protected by these patents are being used by the companies to enable hardware capabilities such as dual function antennas, power management and multimode radios, as well as to enhance software features including application stores, multitasking, navigation, conversational message display, dynamic menus, data encryption and retrieval of email attachments on a mobile device,"
The 41-megapixel Nokia 808 PureView is a device for the people who interested in mobile photography. When the phone was launched, Nokia disappointed us by officially stating in the product page that the phone won't arrive to the US. BUT Now The 808 PureView will come to the United States, but it won't be subsidized by carriers as it will be shipped unlocked.
"We'll figure out a way to make that available in the U.S. in the next couple of months," said Nokia US President Chris Weber.
Even without Nokia's help, the unlocked 808 PureViews would have arrived on interested retailers.
After the drop in Nokia's Symbian devices last quarter, Nokia Italy has officially revealed that Symbian "Carla" the 3rd version update of Symbian after "Anna" and "Belle" is CANCELLED!
Nokia fans still waiting for an official announcement from Nokia main Department in Finland, but if this really true, this will mean that Symbian is fading away quicker than expected. We don't know whether there's a direct connection between Symbian sales and the update plans, but in either case, news is that the last update to the burning platform will be Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2.
Nokia World 2012 will start on September 5th with an invitation-only event for carriers and larger partners, but it will be followed up by other events that will gather different audience. Overall, the whole event is becoming more fragmented and less centralized.
We also may expect to know about Nokia plans about Symbian OS, Also Nokia may Introduce its very first Windows 8 devices smartphones/tablets. Nokia will announce all of the upcoming small events around Nokia World soon, so stay tuned to find out what's next for the company.
A couple of Days ago, some reports from Nokia Italy claimed that the Carla update is canceled. Today, Nokia confirm that "Nokia Carla" Update is not canceled but may be a bit delayed.
According to our source at Nokia, the Carla update, or Belle FP1 as it will be known as, is not cancelled and will start rolling out shortly. The first phone to run on this update will be the upcoming Nokia 808 PureView and soon some of the existing Nokia devices, which includes the Nokia 700, 701 and 603, will be updated to Belle FP1
Nokia USA has posted a series of teaser images on Facebook with June 18, 2012 on them, which naturally caused quite a stir. Initially, it was thought that Nokia's news will be somewhat related to Microsoft's announcement, which is bound to take place on the same date. A careful examination of the photos however points at an announcement of Nokia 808 Pureview availability in the United States.
Here's why we can expect to see the 41MP shooter's arrival to the United States. The first photo shows Hawaii, whose area code is 808. One the second one, we have the Roland TR 808 Drum Machine.
Nokia released a few teaser images on its US Facebook page that contain the date, Monday, June 18th. This is the same day Microsoft is holding a tablet event and people started speculating that Nokia's announcement is related to the Microsoft event. The two announcements are not related. Sources told the blog that Nokia will likely announce the US launch of the 41-megapixel 808 PureView.
The 808 PureView is a Symbian-powered handset with a 41-megapixel camera. It's mid-range phone with a 4-inch OLED display, a 1.3GHz processor and 512MB of RAM.
We all know Nokia's CEO, Stephen Elop. He lives in Helsinki, after he announced that he was going to let go 10,000 employees he opted to go home with some security guards according to the Finnish publication Iltalehti. When you look at Finland alone, roughly 3,700 Nokia employees will lose their job. You have to remember, this is a country with approximately 5.3 million people.
Nokia is also intrinsic to Finland's identity, so you can see why their current situation might cause a lot of locals to be upset. Still, would they be crazy enough to attack Elop as he was coming home from work? Highly unlikely.
Nokia dropped North America from the list of countries getting the 808 Pureview at first when it got reeled. This has changed Today, Nokia made an official launch announcement of the Nokia 808 PureView in the U.S. and soon will be in canda.
The 808 PureView will be sold through Amazon.com and the cost is $699 without a contract. No proper release date has been mentioned but the pre-orders will begin later this week or you can also sign up to be notified when the device goes on sale.
It has just been over a week since the Nokia 808 PureView went on sale and Nokia has already given the phones its first firmware upgrade. The FW Update version 112.020.0310 is now available over-the-air and can be downloaded directly on to your phone, or you can download it by connecting your phone to Nokia Suite.
Although an official change log is not available, the update brings with it improvement in scrolling performance, quicker saving of the 38 megapixel images (as you know these images are very large in size), smoother auto-rotation and other performance enhancements and bug fixes.
Today, Nokia announced that they have completed the acquisition of technologies, developers and intellectual property from imaging software specialists Scalado. The Finns first hinted at this deal last month, and they are now ready to finalize it.
As you may know, due to some reasons that the two companies have chosen not to disclose, Nokia is not actually buying the Scalado company, but only its personnel and technology. From a users' perspective there's little difference though, as the cool software features developed by the Swedish-based company will soon be making their way to Nokia smartphones.
Latest Rumors claim that Nokia considers seeking ban for the upcoming HTC flagship Windows Phone 8X. The Finns Company accuse HTC of copying the Lumia 820 front panel design for its Windows Phone 8X. As you can see above both devices looks very much the same.
Nokia unveiled the Lumia 820 and 920 in the beginning of September. HTC announced its two WP-powered headsets two weeks later. Shortly after Nokia's EVP of Sales and Marketing tweeted "It takes more than matching color to match the innovation of the Lumia 920." aimed directly at HTC's new phones.
Starting today, Nokia is rolling out the Belle FP2 update its last generation of Nokia OS phones. The Nokia 808 PureView is getting a good deal of exclusive imaging and gallery features, while the 701, 700 and 603 are getting the same update sans those extras.
Here's the change log for Nokia 808 PureView's camera and gallery features:
- More information about your images, such as image resolution, ISO value, white balance setting, and file size, and the location. When you are connected online, one click will show you on Nokia Maps where the photo was taken.
- New reset button in Creative mode to change all the settings back to default with a single touch
- Gallery Grid view when you have the phone in landscape
- Select and delete multiple photos in Gallery Grid
- Access to more functions when you open your images from the Gallery widget on your home screen - swipe through other images, zoom, share, edit, and send images faster.
Nokia's Media Relations fellow, Doug Dawson, puts an end of the rumors that Nokia is not looking into building a hardware for the Android OS. Rumors started online as Nokia was looking for Software engineer to Embedded Linux Middleware on LinkedIn.
@paulo_mealha Hi. Our recently posted job is linked to our HERE Maps support for other platforms, including iOS and Android. Nothing more.— Doug Dawson (@DougatNokia) December 2, 2012
On the other hand, we did point out that the listing could be for software engineers to help build a version of Nokia's HERE mapping app to Android. And as it turns out, that is exactly what Mr. Dawson revealed in a tweet that he send out on Sunday. Dawson said that the job listing is related to HERE Maps support for both Android and iOS and other platforms.
Sadly, Nokia financial status is not so good these days, As a result the company is selling its headquarters building in Espoo, Finland for approximately €170 million. The building offers 48,000 square meters of office real estate and has been housing Nokia's HQ since 1997. Nokia will finalize the deal by the end of this year.
Chief financial officer of Nokia, Timo Ihamuotia had to say:
We had a comprehensive sales process with both Finnish and foreign investors and we are very pleased with this outcome. As we have said before, owning real estate is not part of Nokia's core business and when good opportunities arise we are willing to exit these types of non-core assets. We are naturally continuing to operate in our head office building on a long-term basis. - Nokia CFO
Apple is locking horns with Nokia, regarding the design of the nano-SIM, the next generation of the SIM design that will be dramatically smaller than even the current micro-SIM. Both companies have put forth their version of what nano-SIM design should be, with each claiming theirs to be better.
Apple designs is the most popular among the European carriers, and there is a good chance that its design will be chosen eventually. This led to some fears that Apple will eventually control the license and others will have to pay royalty to use it.
Nokia is looking to release a new low-end Lumia smartphone for the Chinese market, which is currently the biggest Windows Phone market around. The device will be called Nokia Lumia 510, the new device should be a lite version of the Lumia 610 with smaller display.
The Nokia Lumia 510 is set to feature a 4-inch display of WVGA resolution, an 800 MHz Scorpion processor and 256MB of RAM. As you'll recall, Microsoft has enabled Windows Phone 7.5 and 7.8 to run on devices with just 256 MB of RAM.
Today Nokia introduced a new application for their Symbian smartphones, designed to make them easier to use when you are driving a car. Called Nokia Car Mode, the standalone app features an optimized user interface simplifying the access and use of Nokia Drive (voice-guided car navigation with Nokia Maps), traffic updates, music and voice calls while driving.
Nokia Car Mode also supports the MirrorLink standard, which lets your smartphone integrate with supported car audio, video and navigation systems. Thanks to MirrorLink you can control your smartphone via the car dashboard and use the handset navigation on the car display its as cool as it gets.
Samsung has already beat Nokia in terms of revenue, but now the South Korean company believes it will overtake the Finnish group in total shipments as well. Speaking to reporters in Las Vegas, Samsung CEO Choi Gee Sung revealed that the company had surpassed Nokia in revenue in the latest reported quarter and is confident it will be able to top Nokia in shipments, becoming the world largest cellphone maker in 2012.
Nokia had dominated the mobile phone market for over a decade, but the company has been struggling when it comes to smartphones with the surge of Android and iOS. Nokia smartphone sales lost to Apple in the second quarter of 2011 and now the company betting on its partnership with Microsoft to launch new Windows Phone devices.
Samsung announced its financial results for the Q1,2012. Analysts say that Samsung is now Officially the king of the mobile phone hill s it overtakes Nokia and Apple in total sales during the first quarter.
Samsung shipped 93.5 million phones in the three month period (quarter), while the former champ Nokia managed just 82.7 million. Of the shipped Samsung phones, 44.5 million were smartphones, which beats Apple's number which is 35.1 million smartphones.
This great achievements samsung made even before releasing the Galaxy S 3 which is expected in May. There is no doubt now, Samsung is on the Top of the smartphones market in 2012.
Rumors we heard that Samsung is looking to buy the Finnish compan "Nokia", but that was quickly refuted by Samsung Korea officially.
In a rather terse statement released today, Samsung denied having any plans on purchasing Nokia. The announcement went like this: "Such reports are purely speculative and are not true". A similar rumor was going around last year and was denied by both Nokia and Samsung.
Nokia N8 was announced by Nokia in June,2010 and it was released for Pre-order last week in Germany. now its available for Pre-order on Nokia USA online store for a price of $550 Unlocked. Its a good price for such a Huge features phone 12MP and Multi-touch capacitive touch screen, But Nokia has promised that this phone will be about $400 but with this features Nokia thought it will worth More than this!
The full sourcecode for has been released, unofficially, together with the bootloader for Nokia devices running the OS, opening the door to other platforms being installed on the company phones. That means that enterprising hackers could eventually install Android, Windows Phone 7 or other platforms onto Nokia hardware.
Unfortunately that sort of mod is going to take more than just access to the bootloader information in fact it will take a fair amount of code tweaking and modification, certainly if all the various hardware elements of Symbian devices are to be enabled for a different platform. Whether there is anybody left with the time, patience and skillset to do that and, most importantly, for Symbian devices remains to be seen.
Looks like its the Time to say Goodbye Symbian, Despite talks of Symbian Carla and even Symbian Donna in the works for current and new devices alike, it now appears that the successor to the Nokia N8 might be the last new Symbian device we shall see from the Finns.
Nokia had originally promised continued support for Symbian following their plans to switch to Windows Phone as their primary OS last Mobile World Congress, with the intention of selling 150 million more Symbian devices before completely phasing the OS out.
Nokia CEO Stephen Elop blamed the lackluster figures on ever-changing and increasingly difficult market conditions, influenced in particular by the demand for lower cost smartphones. "We now believe that we will sell fewer Symbian devices than we anticipated," he explained.
Two people close to Nokia revealed for New York Times, the Finn manufacturer will introduce a metallic Windows Phone-based smartphone Lumia 900 today at CES 2012.
The Lumia 900 is no secret, since it has leaked numerous times before. The currently available leaked materials show a phone looking exactly like the polycarbonate Lumia 800/N9, so no one thought Nokia might use different body this time.
If the New York times sources are correct though, the upcoming Windows Phone flagship Lumia 900 will be made of metal.
Nokia used their CES 2012 press conference to announce their latest Windows Phone smartphone the . Coming with LTE connectivity and a 4.3-inch ClearBlack AMOLED, the Lumia 900 is going to be an ATT exclusive at launch.
Lumia 900 Official Press Photos
Nokia has officially announced the Lumia 900, as expected, an AT&T exclusive in the US and using the carrier 4G LTE network. Resembling an oversized Lumia 800, the Nokia Lumia 900 has a 4.3-inch AMOLED WVGA display and runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, complete with the Finnish company custom Nokia Drive and Nokia Music apps for turn-by-turn directions and subscription-free streaming music.
Inside, there is a 1.4GHz single-core processor, also as in the Lumia 800. On the back is an 8-megapixel camera with an LED flash and autofocus, supporting 720p HD video recording; that resolution is a limit of Microsoft smartphone OS, at present, rather than whatever the optics in the phone itself. Still, you do get Carl Zeiss f/2.2 optics on the new Lumia, and a front camera has an f/2.4 lens.
Nokia has used the extra space inside the injected polycarbonate single-piece casing another thing carried over from the smaller Lumia and the N9 before it to accommodate a 1,830 mAh battery, and the phone itself will be available in either black or cyan. Preloaded is a special CNN app, with iReport features. You will find links to the Full specifications of the phone and the official press photos on this article, Don't Forget to see the Hands-on Video Below!
Nokia N9 PR 1.2 Update has been leaked, finally, Nokia N9 users can make use of the front facing camera as video calls are coming with this update The camera improvements in the last screenshot leak is confirmed as well as many more stuff.
Check out those folders. It has been a Nokia thing having folders. I know the implementation would now resemble iPhone by showing the little mini icons.
We have also got some in browser copy/paste goodness. It is a little more windows phone 7 like with those brackets. This time it works in browser too.
A week ago Nokia released N9 PR1.2 beta version to the Nokia N950 developer device but at the time we did not have the full changelog at the time. Well now we do it includes 5 new languages, app folders, extended copy-and-paste support , lockscreen music controls, front camera support, etc.
- New languages
- Software update notifications for content in Nokia Store
- Face recognition for gallery and face tags for Facebook
- Support for folders in the application view
- Mail for Exchange global address book lookup
- Mail thread support in the Email client
- Extended copy-paste support
- Media sharing with DLNA compatible devices
- Improved browser history view
- Compass support in Maps
- QtWebKit update to version 2.2
- New font taken into use
- Front camera support
- Video editing support in the Gallery application
Other important improvements:
- MeeGotouch Framework
- Visual hint for differentiating swipe close gesture from normal swipes
- Timestamps shown in notifications
- Notifications sorted by timestamps
- Improvements in Event Feed area
- Music controls in Lock screen
- New feedbacks added to MeeGoTouch theme:
- Kernel updated to be in sync with the upstream kernel version 22.214.171.124
- Android NDEF Push Protocol disabled
- NFC polling enabled in lock screen
- Separate switch for controlling mobile background connections while roaming
- Self Timer support
- Composition grid + on/off control
- Better handling of To-Do lists, recurring events and timezones
- Private flag support for events
- Support for read-only events
- Ability to forward/reply/reply-all for received events
- Clock alarm becomes silent by flipping the device face down instead of snoozing
- Updated time picker
- People view added to the grid toolbar
- Improved multiple selection indication in grid view
- Music Player
- Audiobook and podcast support
- Ability to create playlists
- Ability to delete music files from music player library views via object menu
- Possibility to see songs that are on the current play queue
- In addition, there are numerous bug fixes related to the implementation of new features, improving the overall user experience and reliability of the device.
It is Cool to see the transformation of the Nokia N9 MeeGo smartphone into an Ice Cream Sandwich Device. Credits goes to Alexey Roslyakov and the NITDroid project, Still, There is not yet a public release or guidance on how you can get your own N9 to dual-boot between the platforms.
Where MeeGo lacks the bulk of third-party apps, however, Android does not, and for some the polycarbonate 3.9-inch smartphone would deliver the best of both worlds running each OS. At present, pressing the volume-up button during boot automatically loads up Android rather than MeeGo.
Two Days ago we posted some shots of Android ICS 4.0 running on Nokia N9, port-maker Alexey Roslyakov has returned with a video demo of Ice Cream Sandwich on the ordinarily MeeGo smartphone. Roklyakov hack turns the N9 into a dual-booting device hitting the volume key during boot stops MeeGo from running and instead brings up Android 4.0.3.
There are still several issues still to be overcome before Android on the N9 is a realistic prospect, however. Currently the battery indicator is not working the N9 says it needs to be plugged in, though it is clear from the video that is already the case and network connectivity is also non-functional at present.
After one Month of testing by the developers, the MeeGo 1.2 Update goes live for the N9 users. The update size is about 284MB and it may take a while to install too. But it is well worth the wait. With it, you will get to make video calls and finally put that front-facing camera of the Nokia N9 to good use. MeeGo 1.2 also offers folders in the app launcher so you can get the place more organized.
Other improvements include updates to the camera and gallery and copy/paste functionality with brackets.
Maemo and MeeGo users has a great online community and thanks to that community Nokia N9 and the N900 are getting an unofficial version of WhatsApp, even though the official App company behind it has not made an official app for the platform. The app is still a work in progress using WhatsApp APIs, you cannot get it right now but it will available eventually very soon.
The app is based on the Series 40 J2ME app, which helped the project get a Head start. A working beta of the unofficial WhatsApp for N9 and N900 is expected to come out next week.
The One & only MeeGo device Nokia made till date, Nokia N9, is not forgotten. The Nokia N9 will get updated to PR1.3 verysoon, a small but valuable update according a Nokia post regards its future plans for the N9.
A representatitve from Nokiaconfirmed that PR1.3 will arrive to the only Nokia MeeGo smartphone by June, and will contain many little fixes, but also some surprises. The update is said to be already undergoing testing a good sign that it will indeed hit the platform on time.
The latest version of Android, Jelly Bean 4.1 has been ported to the Nokia N9. After the company abandon the smartphone and its OS MeeGo, A developer made this port for the N9, The proof has been posted on his Twitter account.
Since the N9 is being slowly forgotten by Nokia, it is now up to the developers' community to keep the thing alive. While official updates are still going on, we all know they won't continue for long, so it's good to see that N9 fans are taking matters into their own hands.
Along with the PureView 41MP camera phone, Nokia announced Skype for Windows Phone at their press event at MWC. The beta version is available now at the Windows Phone Marketplace, with a full release expected in April and it should work on most phones running at least version 7.5 of WP.
Skype have already tested and certified the following devices for the best performance of Skype for Windows Phone:
• Nokia Lumia 710
• Nokia Lumia 800
• HTC Titan
• HTC Radar
• Samsung Focus S
• Samsung Focus Flash
Nokia N9 the dream device we all are waiting for, First MeeGo tablet that will be released by Nokia after the N900 in this Article I will discuss some points and Info about the N9 that was leaked on the web and other I received. I Gathered All info together to Make a Full investigation and Analysis about this Device.
The Nokia N9, (codename Lankku) a phone with a Tablet concept and a QWERTY Keyboard, according to the latest info leaked from a MeeGo OS development it was a bug who unearthed the specs of the N9, it looks like the N9 will run MeeGo 1.2 with 1.6 GHz Intel processor, a 200 MHz graphics unit that drives a 480×854 pixel display resolution, 1 GB RAM and an Infineon 3G modem that supports HSPA+ speeds (21.1 Mbps downlink).
Technical Specs leaked from MeeGo Bug
About the Nokia N9 Design according to some leaked photos from the Nokia Official Blog, the Nokia N9 Design was a Community project who gathered many Developers and Innovators to make the main design from of the phone (I was one of them) just telling our ideas and concepts of an innovative device that we want and Nokia Also used the same concept to release a similar Eseries phone which was the Nokia E7 but with Symbian^3 OS instead of MeeGo on the Nokia World 2010, But Nokia product manager said then that the MeeGo tablet was delayed to 2011 and it will be "The Big Event for Nokia in 2011"
However, the Nokia N9 concept is Still their but as a Mobile tablet Concept, According to the specs resolution (480 x 854) the Screen size will be (4.1 to 4.5 inch) at maximum guess as was leaked before (photo below). However, all these photos Shows the N9 prototypes which is the very close to the Final version of the phone as Nokia always used to do.
As it has been almost a year now since Nokia and Intel decided to combine their Linux-based work and announced Maemo and then MeeGo OS and decided to go for MeeGo as the Main development, the Nokia N9 will Run the MeeGo v126.96.36.199 that support the 3G HSPA+ and the other featured specs of the N9 which makes the Nokia N9 that First Device to be Officially Released by Nokia & Intel in with a MeeGo OS as its Core Operating System (Not like the N900, as it has Maemo OS) and that Explains the Intel Chip on the N9 Specs.
Last week the main Man at Intel, Anand Chandrasekher, (Nokia partner on MeeGo) was photographed holding up an unidentified smartphone. which looks very similar to this stylish design which was rumored to be the Next smartphone that will run MeeGo OS with intel Technology (processor) as he said.
Nokia N9 will be Announced on the Next few Days Exactly 14-15,February 2011 but its Release Date to Markets will be on Late April, 2011 or Early May,2011. Thats part of the Info I got for the Nokia N9 but Wait for More Info about the MeeGo 1.2 OS Soon, so Stay Tuned!
Below, you can find an Old Video Shows the First look of the Nokia N9 with MeeGo OS, when the video first showed up Youtube removed it by Nokia Corp. copyright claim and its live again on youtube!
MeeGo OS, the Upcoming Android-Killer from two of the World leading Technology Manufactures Intel and Nokia is rising up Again, As we are waiting for the MeeGo 1.2 Release later this Month for all Core Devices Including the Beloved Nokia N900, Nokia and Intel was preparing for a Conference that is ALL about the MeeGo OS, I just Got the Invitation from Nokia (Invitation Text Below).
Nokia and Intel will Hold a 3 Days Event on 23-25 May at San Francisco Hyatt Regency, Embarcadero Conference Center (Event poster is Below).
In this Conference, Nokia and Intel will Discuss the Upcoming MeeGo Platforms Changes and Future Development along with some New Application related Announcement from the Meego Tech showcase, Also an Angry birds Competition and other Exciting Geeky-Activities for the Developers.
Beside all that Nokia will Discuss the Upcoming MeeGo projects and products, I Highly Expecting the NEXT MeeGo OS Device from Nokia for this Year 2011 (as Eslop promised) the Long-waited Nokia N950 (Rumored Before as N9) as Everybody is tired from the Rumors! So Lets Wait and See what Nokia and Intel will Shows us off on this Event.
Official Nokia Invitation
"MeeGo 2011, held 23-25 May in San Francisco, will be more than just a cerebral, geeky expression of code and collaboration. It is also your opportunity to talk to individuals and companies about building amazing MeeGo products, applications and projects. Choose from an array of networking opportunities: mingle at the Exploratorium party, stretch your legs during a fun run, get chummy by hanging out at the MeeGo Tech Showcase lounge, or enjoy a real-world plush Angry Birds competition at the MeeGo warm-up session weekend.
Space is limited register now! Last year the MeeGo community was shown in full force as attendance crested 1,200 delegates at the inaugural MeeGo project event. Recently we closed our Call for Papers, reaching 191 submissions and an unprecedented showing of MeeGo support in North America. Attendees have an opportunity to create new relationships and cement existing ones amongst fellow developers as we approach a more evolved MeeGo project, and the first North American project event. Don't lose your spot at this global community event!"
Nokia is allegedly working on two low-end MeeGo smartphones to help it with its "Next Billion" strategy, a revelation delivered by an industry insider working in a department of the company related directly to the upcoming products.
The "Next Billion" strategy basically boils down to Nokia retaining a leading role in delivering low-end cheap phones for the next one billion mobile subscribers, most of which will be in poor developing countries.
After Nokia LUMIA, The next billion project is mostly served by the Series 40/Asha department, but it seems that Android phones have managed to go down in price enough to threaten the Nokia positions in the low-end. The smartphone department where Windows Phone rules supreme cannot come down to the ultra low-end where feature phones lived for a number of reasons like WP not being supported on devices having less than 256MB of RAM.
Nokia didn't forget the MeeGo OS users as it just released a New Update to the Nokia N9, The New PR1.3 Update is Now rolling-out in some regions to Nokia N9 carrying some changes in the MeeGo Platform and firmware bug fixes.
The update version No. is v40.2012.21-3.001.19 and comes in at 204.8 MB. Quite a lot of users have already reported having received the update, so it's global rollout will complete during this Month.
Great News for MeeGo lovers... After MeeGo team has left Nokia, The Finnish startup Jolla Ltd. will develop smartphones running the Linux-based platform MeeGo on its own.
More importantly however, Jolla will practically pick up the effort right from the point where Nokia left off, the newly formed company's core staff are the people who gave us the already iconic N9. Here is the Official Statement :
"Jolla Ltd. is a Finland based smartphone company which continues the great work that Nokia started with MeeGo. The Jolla team is formed by directors and core professionals from Nokia's MeeGo N9 organisation, together with some of the best minds working on MeeGo in the communities.
Nokia created something wonderful the world's best smartphone product. It deserves to be continued, and we will do that together with all the bright and gifted people contributing to the MeeGo success story.
Together with international investors and partners, Jolla Ltd. will design, develop and sell new MeeGo based smartphones. The Jolla team consists of a substantial number of MeeGo's core engineers and directors, and is aggressively hiring the top MeeGo talent to contribute to the next generation smartphone production."
Photos of a Cancelled Nokia MeeGo prototype have been leaked, showing us what life after the already iconic N9 could have been. CodeNamed Nokia "Lauta" RM-742, the fully functional hardware QWERTY device was originally pegged as an immediate successor of the Nokia N9.
The specs of the leaked Nokia were reportedly identical as those found in the N9 but with a QWERTY slide Keyboard.
Nokia has just announced the Lumia 800 and 710 Windows Phone-based smartphones. As usual, Nokia has prepared extensive marketing materials on their new devices and video will obviously be an important part of the Lumia advertising campaign.
The market of tablet is growing fast. Recently, Microsoft Officially announced that Windows 8 will launch on 26,October this year, Latest reports suggest that Nokia is working on its own Windows tablet, which will be running the ARM tablet version of Windows 8. So, there will be a New strong competitor in the tablet market with one of the strongest operating systems, which is offered by Microsoft.
Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia's Design Chief, who gives his statement in an interview with Finnish magazine Kauppalehti Optio. He was noted saying that
"We are still working on it. We continue to eye the tablet space with interest, but have made no specific announcements".
Nokia Tweeted yesteday that the Nokia belle Update is coming to some Nokia Devices by Next week. Today, Nokia correted its info and said that the Update will start rolling-out on Feburary.
The devices that will be updated to Belle include Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia E6, Nokia X7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7, Nokia 500 and Nokia Oro. Nokia has also confirmed that the Nokia N8, C7 and C6-01 have now started shipping with the Belle update pre-installed and we are sure other handsets will join them soon.
Nokia have now confirmed via their official Twitter feed that major updates have already begun rolling out to a number of devices currently running Symbian Anna, bumping them up to Symbian Belle, news that a lot of Nokia fans will no doubt welcome with open arms.
Devices including the N8, as well as the likes of Nokia E7, C7, E6, X7, C6-01 and 500 will all now ship with Symbian Belle pre-installed. The latest iteration of the Symbian OS brings functionality and a general user experience more inline with that of Android and iOS.
A while back, Nokia Twitter account jumped the gun when announcing the release of the Belle update for older Nokia smartphones. Lets hope this time it is for real Nokia Vietnamese site announced that Belle is coming on February 8 for the following models: N8, E7, X7, E6, C6-01. Nokia Vietnam Facebook page confirmed it.
However the page on Nokia site is now gone, while the Facebook post is still up.
We know the Belle update is coming in February, that is the latest info from Nokia. The exact date is not clear though, their UK page just says "soon" and adds the Nokia 500 to the list of updateable phones.
The long-awaited Belle update for older Nokias that launched with Symbian^3 has started rolling out. We received tons of tips and when we plugged in our Nokia N8, Ovi Suite immediately found an update.
The update is version 111.030.0609, the latest available version of Nokia Belle, even for the Nokia 701. That means that owners of an N8, E7, X7, C7, E6, C6-01 and Oro will be on par software-wise with phones that launched with Belle.
Rumors about Nokia to announce the Nokia 803 Symbian Belle smartphone. The device will likely be the last phone running the Symbian OS to come from Nokia.
Reportedly, the Nokia 803 will feature a 4-inch AMOLED screen unit. HDMI port, NFC connectivity and microSIM slot complete the rumored specs.
Most importantly however, Nokia 803 is rumored to feature the largest camera sensor we have ever seen on a Smartphone (I suggest its a 16.1MP Wide lens Camera). Add to this the suspected optical zoom and we might end up seeing one of the greatest camera phones on the market.
After Nokia Released the Belle Update to all Symbian^3 device, Nokia Beta Labs which allows users to test out beta versions of upcoming apps for Nokia phones for free, put out the latest version of its Maps Suite software for Belle-the most recent version of the Nokia OS. It is the Nokia Maps suite 2.0
While still technically in development, the new version provides some pretty cool functionality to the apps which come with Map Suite (Drive, Maps, My Location, Places, Public Transportation, Weather), specifically geared to take advantage of new Belle features.
In addition to fast, intuitive tools for finding your way, the new Maps makes accessing information and features faster than ever. Press and hold on a destination to choose how you want to get there-including public transport. And enjoy one-tap access to Places and Weather right from your Home screen.
Nokia Maps now also makes your maps more personal than ever. Turn on Photos to see your snapshots of the places you have been placed along your map. Create customized routes for sightseeing or to avoid traffic. You can even save your favorite routes to access them later.
Nokia revealed that the Nokia 808 PureView runs Nokia Belle OS Feature Pack 1, which brings a number of improvements. Also, they have some good news and some bad news for owners of current Belle devices too, depending on what device you have.
The good news is that if you have Nokia 701, 700 or 603, then you will be getting the feature pack soon. The bad news is that other devices are not invited to the party.
The Belle Feature Pack 1 update also brings a new, faster, HTML5-capable web browser, the Microsoft Apps and the latest version of Nokia Maps. Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Headphone will enhance the audio experience for both music and videos. Belle FP1 will also improve the user interface though details on that are scarce the multitasking bar has been updated and the notification bar is "even better". There are 20 new widgets included too.
In a rather bold statement, Chris Weber, Nokia's executive VP of sales and marketing has called out Samsung directly in anticipation of Nokia and Microsoft's press event scheduled for September 5th during Nokia World. The event is held to announce the Next Generation Lumia device with WP8.
Nokia World is the Perfect place for Nokia and Microsoft to unveil the first Lumia devices running on Windows Phone 8. The latest version of Microsoft's mobile OS wasunveiled in June and everyone has been eagerly waiting to see some actual phones powered by it.
It is common knowledge that the PenTile matrix layout is something you should ideally avoid if you want the absolute best image quality. Unfortunately, a large number of devices do ship with this display technology on-board, with Nokia Lumia 800 being one of them.
Nokia US Recently confirms through its official twitter account that Nokia Lumia 900 display is NOT penTile which is good News!
When Nokia announced the new Lumia 900 at CES they only said it will be released in the next few months without giving a proper date.
Windows bloggers Paul Thurrott has gone one step ahead and pinned March 18 has the actual date of launch.
T-Mobile USA Nokia Lumia 710 is now available free in the US, It is Now Available for free with 2-years-contract by Walmart, as carrier and retailers attempt to get as many sales in as they can before the Lumia 900 goes on sale.
That deadline of sorts is expected to be in mid-March, with a Nokia Developers email newsletter tipping the end-of-Q1 date earlier this month. Officially unveiled last week, the Lumia 900 promises to be the most advanced Nokia Windows Phone yet, with LTE connectivity along and a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display and 8-megapixel camera
We know that Nokia Lumia 800 had battery related issues and Nokia investigation revealed that they were caused by a software glitched. They promised a fix for early this year and they just delivered on that promise.
The update is ready and it starts rolling out today. Nokia say the update is happening in stages over the next two weeks half of the Lumia 800s will get it this week and the other half are getting it next week.
Battery fix aside, the update (version 1600.2483.8106.11500) also includes some Wi-Fi connectivity enhancements.