Nokia has just released a new update for six smartphones. The v50.x.00x version brings performance improvements to increase the battery life, some new functions and the latest versions of Nokia apps and services.
What is new in this version:
A new, faster version of the web browser, including web search integrated into the web address field, and support for multiple windows and web addresses containing non-Latin characters
Big clock feature, displaying the time and date when you press the menu key, if the screen and keys are locked
Emoticons can be used in text and multimedia messages
Ovi Contacts removed
General performance improvements
This update is available via your phone, and also using Nokia Ovi Suite.
The Finish giant Nokia has just announced a new trio of feature phones, the C2 trio from the Nokia Series 40 which includes the C2-02, C2-03 and C2-06 phones.
The new C2 trio of phones comes with some brand new features, features that were previously reserved only for the segment of the premium phones, and now they’re available at a lower price tag. Nokia wants to make a great impression with these new phones and to create a big splash in the phone market. One of the major improvements in Nokia Series 40 are the brand new version of Nokia Maps that comes preloaded in the Nokia C2-03, and allows users to search for locations also while they’re offline, saving them possible data charges from their operator. Another improved feature is the Nokia Browser for Series 40, which compresses the data and provides a faster and more cost-efficient web browsing experience.
The C2 star of this trio is the C2-03 dual-SIM phone with Touch and Type, which also brings the Easy Swap feature and the dual-SIM functionality to a whole new level, because it allows you to change SIM cards through a slot on the side of the phone without the need of a reboot. Also, the phone can remember the settings of up to five different SIM cards. The C2-03 features a touchscreen with 240×320 pixels resolution, that supports up to 65K colors, a sliding numeric keyboard, a 2 megapixels camera and 10MB of built in memory, which can be expanded to 32GB via microSD cards.
Other features include a radio and a music player on board, and you should know that the standby time of the phone is quoted at 400 hours, while the talk time is 5 hours. For more informations, check out the complete list of C2-03 specs.
The price of this C2-03 low price phone that offers premium phone services is €77 before any taxes and subsidies.
Now speaking about the C2-06 phone. It has the same set of functions like the previous device, including the dual-SIM functionality but here you can chose from a large range of bright colors. For more informations, check out the complete list of C2-06 specs.
About the same thing with the Nokia C2-02, it is the twin brother of the C2-03 with a little difference, the C2-02 doesn’t have dual-SIM functionality. So, the phone looks exactly the same but there’s no dual-SIM, so it supports only one SIM card. For more informations, check out the complete list of C2-02 specs.
Nokia has released today the N9 smartphone, with a very cool unibody design, without hardware buttons, but with a great curved Gorilla glass, AMOLED display and 8 MP super wide camera capable to record HD videos.
Nokia N9 has three homescreen views arranged in a carousel, each screen with dedicated jobs. The first homescreen is for applications, the second for events from social networking feeds and notifications for calls, text messages, calendar events, etc., and the last screen is available for open applications for switching between all live apps you have used recently. You can pinch and zoom the screen to see either four or nine open app icons. “In fact, the Nokia N9 delivers the best multitasking experience on any phone!”
Speaking about hardware specification, the N9 smartphone features a 3.9 inches display, with Gorilla glass and 480 x 854 pixels resolution, 1 GB of RAM, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, 8 megapixels camera with autofocus and dual LED flash capable to record videos at 720p resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio. Nokia N9 will be available with 16 or 64 GB internal storage. Also, the N9 smartphone can support the microSD card up to 32 GB. The processor of Nokia N9 is ARM Cortex-A8 OMAP3630 1 Ghz. For more informations, check out the complete list of N9 specs.
Nokia N9 support only microSIM, has SNS integration and NFC support, TV-Out via HDMI and a secondary microphone for active noise cancellation.
About applications, Nokia N9 comes with a document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), PDF viewer, and other apps.
Nokia N9 comes with preinstalled Angry Birds Magic (NFC), Galaxy on Fire 2 and Real Golf 2011.
Nokia N9 also comes with the latest Nokia Maps version for free, voice-guided turn-by-turn navigation for walking and driving. There is also a dedicated Drive app for in-car navigation, which lets you start navigating to your destination instantly after entering your destination.
Nokia N9 measures 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm and has 135 grams weight. Nokia N9 will be available in three colors: black, magneta and cyan.
N9 runs on the Linux-based MeeGo operating system, developed by Nokia in colaboration with Intel. N9 runs on version 1.2 Harmattan of MeeGo OS.
After the X1-01 was announced yesterday, Nokia has introduced today a luxurious smartphone that incorporates 18-carat gold plating, a sapphire crystal and leather from one of Scotland’s finest Caledonian herds.
Nokia’s General Manager for Russia, Gabriel Speratti, told us that, “premium products like Nokia Oro have always been best sellers in Russia. We have a large number of users who are looking for products with a build quality and superior materials that attest to their success and social standing. In some areas, possession of such premium products is the passport to being taken seriously.”
The design of Nokia Oro is almost identical with the design of Nokia C7 announced by Nokia in September. Nokia Oro comes with latest Symbian operating system update, called Anna.
Nokia Oro features a 3.5 inches AMOLED display with 360 x 640 pixels resolution, 680 MHz processor, 256 MB of RAM and 8 GB internal storage expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card. Other specs of Oro smartphone include an 8 megapixels camera with dual-LED flash and autofocus capable to record videos at 720p resolution with 25 fps.
About connectivity, Nokia Oro is equipated with Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, 3G (HSDPA 10.2 Mbps; HSUPA 2 Mbps), TV-Out and NFC support.
Nokia Oro will start selling in selected countries across the Europe, Eastern Europe, China and the Middle East in Q3 2011. Before local taxes and operator subsidies (neither of which you’re likely to be too concerned about if you’re a customer for this device), it will cost upwards of 800 EUR.
Good news for all fans of Hockey (NHL), Basketball (NBA), Baseball (MLB), Football (NFL) and Soccer (MLS) US sports. Nokia has released today a new application for Symbian devices which will display in real-time mode the results for your favorite team.
The scores are displayed in minute by minute updates on one screen. Alarm and vibrate alerts tell you when the score has changed. You can select your favorite teams and even set a calendar function to remind you of the time and date of when each game starts. There is also the ability to send your friends SMS texts with instant results from the games.
The name of this application is Score Now! and it’s available for free download in Ovi Store.
A new software update has been released for your Nokia X3-02 device. The firmware 06.00 brings new swipe features and other performance and usability improvements.
This software release comes with some new swipe features. You can unlock your device by swiping from left to right. When on the home screen, you can open the Collection view by swiping from left to right, and the Games view by swiping from right to left. This release also brings other performance and usability improvements. To get this software through your device, type in *#0000# on the home screen or go to Device Manager. Select Options > Check for updates and follow the on-screen prompts. Alternatively, this software release is available through the Nokia Ovi Suite.
As a reminder, Nokia X3-02 features a 2.4 inch touchscreen with 240 x 320 pixels resolution and 5 megapixels camera without LED flash technology. X3-02 is available in White Silver, Dark Metal, Petrol Blue, Pink, Lilac colors, support XviD videos and the social networking apps Facebook and Twitter are available. Also, the phone has a Wi-Fi b/g/n connectivity. The dimensions of X3-02 are 106.2 x 48.4 x 9.6 mm and only 77.4 grams weight.
Nokia has recently launched a new firmware update for Nokia C3-01. The 06.00 update for C3-01 brings new swipe features and other performance and usability improvements.
This new 06.00 software update comes with new swipe features. You can unlock your device by swiping from left to right. When on the home screen, you can open the Collection view by swiping from left to right, and the Games view by swiping from right to left. To get this software through your device, type in *#0000# on the home screen or go to Device Manager. Select Options > Check for updates and follow the on-screen prompts. Alternatively, this software release is available through the Nokia Ovi Suite.
As a reminder, Nokia C3-01 Touch and Type features a 2.4 inch resistive touchscreen with 240 x 320 pixels resolution, 64 MB of RAM and 5 megapixels camera with LED flash tehnology. C3-01 is specially designed for social networks. Nokia C3-01 measures 111 x 47.5 x 11 mm and weights 100 grams.