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Video: Nokia N8-00 Version 3 for nokia 5800 RM-356 and for Nokia 5530 RM-504

December 18, 2010 5 comments

For Nokia 5800 and 5530 users here’s a custom firmware that brings Symbian^3/N8 styling and a few additional extras.

  • Symbian^3 style dialler,
  • Widget homescreen
  • Lots of animation/UI transitions – e.g. portrait/landscape v smooth, moving back/forward in menu looks v. nice.
  • Quite speedy (at most places, bit lag in others)
  • File manager shows hidden files/folders
  • Music Player showing lyrics of song playing in a scrolling karaoke style (by default, though you could get tune wiki)

Video is very blurry but you can still get the gist of what’s happening:

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Nokia N900 and Nokia 5530 in Google’s top 5 most searched consumer electronics 2010.

December 10, 2010 10 comments

Mashable reported yesterday that from Google’s zeitgeist (report on most searched terms) that in the consumer electronics category, TWO of the top 5 were the Nokia N900 (5th) and Nokia 5530 (3rd). First place was the iPad, 2nd iPhone 4 and 4th was HTC Evo 4G.

Not N8 huh? After all the fuss, leaks, drama, reviews?

Thanks for the heads up Alan!

If you’re interested to see how the world searched in 2010, check out the video below:

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Stuff Magazine’s Nokia X6 Review: For entertainment, music and social networking.

February 12, 2010 2 comments

I don’t know what on earth the reviewer speaks of when she says the 5800 was not the hit Nokia were expecting. I remember that around March/April, Nokia expected to sell 1 million 5800 but exceeded that and sold 3 million (actually already reached 1 million in January). Sales wise, the 5800 is one of Nokia’s most successful phones.

But perhaps the reviewer meant successful in terms of mind share; getting an iconic handset with an agreeable touch UI. This is where touch S60 initially had fallen short of the mark.

The X6 seeks to remedy this, along with a few hardware changes, including Nokia’s first capacitive screen, 32GB (or also 16GB) memory, and a slimmer shell.

Unfortunately, as the reviewer correctly puts, the X6 is still (unbearably) underwhelming. Pausing between loading of apps, freezing in heavy web pages, nonsensical double taps to open folders – overall very laggy for what’s supposedly a premium handset (premium priced anyways).

An important thing to consider maybe the recent firmware upgrade of the X6 to V12, which does sort out some speed and stability (or lack of) issues. It’s a touch annoying  though that despite the lengthy life span and history of Symbian, each new handset (not just S60 variant) still needs firmware upgrade after firmware upgrade to become finally usable. (V21 with N97 after 7 months is almost there). This is not good for users who don’t even know what a firmware is let alone how to upgrade it. (On the positive note, “frequent” firmware upgrades means problems gradually get fixed quicker….though on the flip side again, that problem should not be there in the first place. I mean come on…same phone just different shell…it’s like there’s some amnesia and they’ve forgotten they already sorted this problem out in another phone :S)

I reckon the 5800 is still a much better option as a music phone. The only thing it really lacks is the additional 2MP. But for such a value-packed price, the 5800 is unbeatable. And then there’s always the likes of the 5230, another phone of unquestionably great value for money. [That’s what I recommend to friends looking for a good value, ‘modern’ Nokia phone. Not so much 5530 as that lacks GPS and having free Sat Nav functionality always impresses, especially when they don’t realise their phone has it]

Freeware: Egg Timer for S60 5th edition

January 2, 2010 1 comment

Got something simmering in the stove or roasting in the oven? Need to leave it for a while, but need a reminder to make sure you won’t forget and let your cooking burn? No timer on the cooker or timer is only on the cooker itself?

You should get Egg timer for S60 5th Edition. It’s free at the Ovi Store.

  • 59 minute analogue timer
  • Metallic finish
  • Use touch screen to turn the dial. Time automatically counts down.
  • Remaining time displayed below
  • Better than alarms, you don’t have to work out number of minutes + current time.
  • Vibrates per each minute you turn the dial
  • Mechanical sounding alarm
  • You can leave it in the background

DOWNLOAD FOR FREE FROM THE OVI STORE

Video Review: Spotify for S60 5th Edition (demonstrated on the Nokia 5530)

November 23, 2009 Leave a comment

As you have have heard, the popular online jukebox, Spotify has made its way onto Symbian. Here’s a video demonstration of Spotify on the Nokia 5530 by mobilephone2003

If you want Spotify on your Symbian handset, head over to m.spotify.com on your phone’s web browser.

Free Game: Tic Tac Toe Touch (new and improved)

November 17, 2009 Leave a comment

This version of Tic Tac Toe touch is slightly improved over the previous version available on the Ovi Store.

  • It’s your standard 3×3 grid and it’s one player only.
  • You play the “X”, computer plays “O” with standard tic tac toe/noughts and crosses gameplay.
  • The visuals have improved slightly, plus the game keeps a record of your score (well, until you exit that is and then its wiped).
  • After each game you’ll get one of three notifications of either winning, getting a tie or losing.

Download for free from the Ovi Store

Download for free from the Ovi Store

Freeware: Banner Touch – Scrolling LED Dot Matrix Display for the Nokia N97/5800/5530

October 1, 2009 3 comments

banner “Banner” is a scrolling LED Dot Matrix Display for S60 5th Edition devices like the Nokia N97, 5800, 5530, Samsung i8910 and Sony Ericsson Satio.

You can change the message to whatever you like using the on screen keyboard or if you’ve got a proper keyboard (N97/N97 Mini) you could use that instead.

It’s in classic RED led only – simple, but works well. There aren’t any obvious practical uses of it – the most I’ve used it for is to request a track at a club from the DJ – it was easy to get him to read the message from my N97 without the usual of having to walk over and show him the tiny text from the text message editor. But I guess there’ll be some other odd/creative uses for it one way or another.

Here’s a demo video of “Banner” in action.

Download it free from the Ovi Store.

Freeware: Lights – control your Nokia N97’s keyboard lights! (& other S60 5th edition)

September 22, 2009 2 comments

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“Lights” is a free application from the Ovi Store for S60 5th edition but it does work best if you’ve got a QWERTY keyboard (i.e. N97 or N97 mini).

The application basically controls the lights on your phone, be it the keyboard lights, the red/green call/end keys, screen light or even the charger light.

You have four options:

  • Blink – Red/Green keys flash on and off, as do keyboard and charger lights. Pressing the screen manually makes the lights flash
  • Breath – Red/Green keys as well as keyboard lights fade in and out.
  • Dream – Random coloured circles appear on the screen quickly and disappear – like a hazy dream I guess. Sometimes the keyboard lights fade in and out, sometimes it’s just the red/green keys.
  • Torch – A bright circle appears so you can use the big screen as a torch (prefer the LED option myself – though that 3.5″ screen is bright enough as a modest light source)

Note: you may notice the proximity sensor flashing. It always does that with or without this app – that’s just how it works – but you can’t see it with the naked eye (only via camera).

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Here’s a quick demo of “Lights” in action on the Nokia N97.

It’s just another ‘fun’ app – I really like the breathing lights, especially with the keyboard – it’s somewhat quite soothing :).

I’m a huge (odd) fan of LED lights. I’ve found the default breathing menu light most useful on the N97 when trying to find it in the dark (and I obviously can’t find my other phone to call/find it). Though I guess that’s the only use of it, unlike say in the likes of the N900 where the LED light has useful indication notifications.

DOWNLOAD “LIGHTS” FROM THE OVI STORE

Freeware: Opera Mini 5 beta – now the best browser for the Nokia N97

September 16, 2009 3 comments

A while ago, we got a glimpse of Digia’s @Web browser, a webkit based browser than just had spectacular features I’ve been waiting for from the native browser. It’s main selling features were its touch optimization and multiple tabbed browsing (up to 4).

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Now, Opera Mini 5 beta has been released and it simply cruises past @Web’s previous achievements.

Opera Mini 5 has been completely refitted for finger optimization, plus it’s got some great animation to make the user experience pretty slick. The ultimate best thing about Opera is its new support for tabbed browsing with I don’t know how many windows maximum because I haven’t managed to go past 15, and I don’t think I’ll need to on my phone (but it was nice to have the option)!

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What’s great is that Opera Mini 5 beta hasn’t compromized on stability. It handles 15 tabs as well as 4.2 handled 1 window. Of course there are other great features that just combine to give a fantastic mobile web experience:

  • Audohide navibar and address bar (full screen browsing and not waiting for the damn sidebar to disappear!)
  • Google search bar (quick google search without going to google.com/home)
  • Copy and Paste
  • Flawless tabbed browsing
  • Open links in new tabs (you don’t have to copy a link and paste in new window like in Digia’s @Web)
  • Opera’s trusty fast load times
  • Opera’s Super quick backwards/forwards in pages without having to reload the entire page again.
  • Kinetic scrolling is extremely smooth
  • Speed dial of 3×3 grid of sites.
  • Easy accessible settings
  • Simple manageable history and bookmarks
  • Password Manager –
  • On screen QWERTY keyboard
  • Very stable (Except in youtube)

I’ve made a quick demo of the features in Opera Mini 5 beta on my N97.

Being Opera Mini, it doesn’t do flash. Also you can’t zoom your texts. I can live with those two as I’ve become used to it when browsing opera.

What I did not like was how the QWERTY keyboard of my N97 eventually becomes non functional, with the secondary keys permanently being stuck on, so instead of typing Nokia, I’ll type “?9;8@”

It is in Beta, so maybe that will eventually be fixed. It’s worth noting that this does noot install over any previous versions of Opera Mini. They both can run concurrently.

If you haven’t tried it out yet, you must try this web browser on your S60 5th Edition phone. Just for the sheer ability to juggle multiple web browsing of so many tabs – I thought I’d have to wait for the N900 before I’d experience that (though with the N900 you will be multitasking with real, unadulterated, unmodified web pages with full flash and full interaction of how you would if you were using a desktop)

to download it, go to in your phone’s browser

m.opera.com/next

Free Games: Tic Tac Toe/Noughts and Crosses for Nokia N97/5800/5530/X6/Samsung i8910

September 8, 2009 4 comments

Here’s a couple of Tic Tac Toe/Noughts and Crosses games.

1. Tic Tac Toe Touch

TTTThe first is Tic Tac Toe Touch from the Ovi Store.

You can play againsts your phone or another person (or if you’re a bit crazy, yourself).

It’s not your traditional 3×3 grid, instead you’ve got 13×8 so the game’s a a bit more challenging.

Also, isntead of having to get 3 in a row, you have to get 4.

Download from the Ovi Store either from your browser or the Ovi Store App

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2. Tic Tac Toe 2p

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This is a more traditional tic tac toe/noughts and crosses with a 3×3 grid.

It’s also 2 player only. The boxes are nice and chunky. Rotates for landscape but not advisable as the squares shrink.

I don’t remember where this is from. But you can download it here.

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