Archive for December 1, 2010

#N8Productions! Check out this waterproof case for the Nokia N8! Win a Zero Gravity Flight with as a N8 Producer!

December 1, 2010 11 comments

Tomorrow you will hear about #N8Productions Competition where you can be a Nokia N8 Producer.

So, what is Nokia N8 Producers?

Well, it’s a competition to find the most innovative, creative and exciting videos shot on a Nokia N8.

If your production is chosen by our panel of judges as one of the best eight submissions, you will win an amazing prize: AN EXCLUSIVE N8 PRODUCERS ZERO GRAVITY FLIGHT IN CAPE CANAVERAL, FLORIDA (as well as flights, accommodation etc.) for you and a friend!

WOMWorld is sending packs for the budding Spielberg which includes a Ruck Sack, GorillaPod and one of three items. A wrist strap, helmet or an waterproof/underwater case! I picked up the latter but we have pis of all the goodies in the galleries so check them out! We’ll update tomo when the site goes live!

This competition is open to anyone! Start thinking up of ideas. Rules and all that jazz will appear tomorrow.

[update] it’s splash proof not strictly for submerging.

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Video: Nokia Promos – What is Clear Black Display (CBD?) Wouldn’t you want blacker blacks, whiter whites, brighter colours and better battery life?

December 1, 2010 3 comments

Clear Black Display was possibly the most surprising thing that came out of Nokia World. Yes there was the E7 itself but we kinda knew about that already. CBD was immediately shown by Engadget themselves to have the edge over SUPER AMOLED in 3GS and IPS LD in iPhone 4. Most recently, GSM Arena has shown that it reproduces the best colours, best contrast and better sunlight readability than 3GS. And they aren’t the only independent folk saying so (and you really can’t get better props than GSM Arena and a Nokia Hater. Well maybe some praise from Gizmodo :p)

To go with the CBD article from Nokia Conversations several weeks back is this video just demonstrating essentially what CBD is about.

So now we’ve got the best camera, the best browser in Maemo 5, one of if not the best display. Now I just want this in one device.

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Video: NOKIA N8 running SoundTrckr Internet Radio (similar to Pandora) The first Geosocial Internet Radio (BetaLabs)

December 1, 2010 17 comments

We’ve received some comments asking for internet radio like Pandora for the Nokia N8 as this was apparently a deal breaker for them.

Well look no further!

Fancy some music streaming? Here’s the Nokia N8 running SoundTrckr, the first GeoStreaming Internet Radio service.

Search tracks, search based on what people near you are listening to if you geotag as well as seeing your friend’s stations.

It’s not yet available on Ovi Store but if you can download if from BetaLabs.

With Soundtrckr you can:

  • Listen to more than 8 million fully licensed songs – any artist, any genre, anytime (vs Pandora’s 750,000)
  • Create and share personal radio stations
  • Play music with friends in real time
  • Search your city for popular music and people with similar taste
  • Share your favorite stations on social networks

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Video: Nokia N8 – See More with HD! (Weirdest Nokia Video “My SuperFun House Party” explained – and it’s awesome!)

December 1, 2010 12 comments

A couple of days ago, we prematurely came across some videos from the Nokia France Channel that was awfully weird and didn’t make sense.

We thought it could have been a leaked promo for the FX studios app that brings hollywood style visual effects to the N8.

It turns out to be a HD campaign “See More with HD”. Without HD, you’ve got a normal, almost boring tour. In HD, these boring things come alive! Literally.

The sofa-box chairs become a Pony! Some weird looking folk become aliens! Couple of girls meeting and hugging becomes a ketchup wrestling match and all the other weird stuff that made NO sense alone makes absolute sense in this campaign. See more in HD or see your fantasies through HD? lol.

The phone also switches from something that looks tattered, and the sound isn’t so good, but then swithing to N8 HD switches the phone to N8 and you the bass kicks in.

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Video: Single Finger Pinch Zooming on N8

December 1, 2010 16 comments

Ever come across this bug? Is it a bug? If I knew how to activate it, I’d find it really useful if I were using the N8 one handed and needed to zoom in.

I do miss spiral zooming on N900. As odd as that looked.

As for now, it’s a random spontaneous thing.

It disappears the moment you pinch/zoom properly (thus also allowing you to pan around the page)

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