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4 Million Nokia N8’s sold says Bloomberg: Symbian^3 on track for 50 million?

December 29, 2010 28 comments

The 12MP Symbian Flagship, has apparently reached 4 million sales. I don’t know how accurate these figures are. The last time Nokia numbers were publicised, they were wrong (N900 selling only 100,000 when that was the figure in a few weeks – a geek “niche” device for tinkering, not for the masses which Nokia claims the N9 should be).

Anyway, from BloomBerg:

Dec. 29 (Bloomberg) — Nokia Oyj, the world’s biggest maker of mobile phones, may have delivered as many as 4 million of its N8 smartphones this quarter, Helsinki-based equity research company Inderes Oy said on its website today.

Inderes cited guidance given by chip makers, N8 search volumes on Internet search engines, additional recruitment at Nokia’s Finnish factory in Salo and media attention to the phone.

. What do you think of 4 million? I think that’s pretty decent response about a new Symbian handset.

Although we’ve heard about the N8 since early Jan of this year and officially late April, the N8 has only really been on sale from Mid October Read more…

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Update released for Skype: Still no video calling

December 29, 2010 7 comments

A new 1.5 version of Skype for Symbian has been released. There are no massive changes to be seen, including the continued omission of video calling which to me is indicative of the fact that the 2.0 version is likely to be the announcement Skype is supposedly holding off until CES. Hopefully newer versions of skype intergrate video calling in addition to doing some major pretty-ing up the interface. As is, it’s not nearly as fun to use of a client as the iOS or Android versions.

Download link after the break.

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Nokia N97 and N97 mini not forgotten. New Firmware PR3.0 and 2.0 in the works!

December 29, 2010 10 comments

NokiaSaga reports that some major firmware updates are coming for both N97 and N97 mini. Remember them?

Well relatively major. N97 and N97 mini maybe receiving integrated Yahoo! powered Ovi Chat as part of the PR3 and PR2 update.

Hurray, they have not been totally forgotten! Though with the big brother, some (like the team working on it!) might have prefered it to be a distant memory. I’d also like to see some major performance updates. I don’t know how much UI could be improved given the anorexic internals – it struggles as it is with it’s dry, bland navigation.

Qt integration as mentioned?

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Nokia’s Ovi servers down?

December 29, 2010 18 comments

I’m hoping that this is an isolated incident based on my current location, but I’ve been experiencing a bit of difficulty accessing the applications available at the Beta Labs website due to issues with my Ovi Login. I’ve also attempted to download a number of apps in the Ovi Store and have been met with stalled/ unstarted downloads in every one of them.

Is it just my experience or are a few of you suffering similar problems?

Sound off below.

Update: Under maintenance. Wonder what the problem was?

Update 2: Improved Ovi landing page, definitely worth a look. The web designers who did this deserve a pat on the back.  Now to improve the looks and usability of ALL of Nokia’s pages.

Categories: Nokia