Tag archive for ‘Symbian devices’

Nokia Windows Phone 7 concept revealed?

by GULLIVER - on Feb 11th 2011 - No Comments

Yesterday Nokia and Microsoft have announced the start of a long-awaited strategic partnership, under which Nokia will make Windows Phone 7 one of its core operating systems for the mobile devices. This strategic move on the part of Nokia wasn’t that unexpected especially to those gadget geeks who keep up with the recent events of the IT-world. Over the past two weeks, rumors about a possible alliance of the two companies were so actively discussed  that even Nokia’s shares rose 4% in price.

Meanwhile we’re dreaming what Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 could look like, Engadget came up with the first images of the Nokia’s Windows Phone 7 concept.

I just can’t take my eyes off these shots of the newly-baked concept phones; seems like Microsoft and Nokia friendship will be a very fertile one.

Nokia’s new design resembles a blend of its N8 and C7 Symbian devices, a choice of lively colors leaves no doubt that they are Nokia devices.

Microsoft also played a part in the concepts’ look introducing its famous three buttons on the bottom of the device.

What can i say, I love the design and everything about it. The first major step is done; let’s wait for other Nokia-Microsoft “love fruits”.

Symbian lags behind Android by 1.9 million sales

by GULLIVER - on Feb 3rd 2011 - No Comments

Probably you remember Nokia was on the first position of its high sales figures, and that time nobody can foresee that this company will be the second in a year. Android has officially broken all records, though it’s not surprising as Google’s OS is the fastest growing mobile platform nowadays.

While many manufacturers fore-felt Android’s future and switched to it, but Nokia decided to be loyal to its Symbian OS and this is the right time to think whether Nokia has made a good decision.

The appropriate survey has been done by a Research firm “Canalys” which revealed that Symbian sold 31 million of its product while Android sold 1.9 million more during the last quarter of 2010. Android reached such results because many devices were launched in face of HTC, Samsung and LG. And if Nokia thinks it gives an advantage to be the one manufacturer offering Symbian-based devices, but probably the company has forgotten it has losses too.

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70% less data consumption with Nimbuzz for Nokia Symbian

by GULLIVER - on Jan 18th 2011 - No Comments

Do you know that a brand new Nimbuzz for Symbian version 3.0.1 is already rolled out? But the most interesting part is still on its way. Stay tuned for more!
The update provides up to 70% less data consumption during usage. Now you will no longer care about costs while using your data plans.

In the new version the Nimbuzz team implemented a new method, more precisely zlib encoding, to compress the data packages. Due to this new function users can save 50% data, the savings can even be up to 70% depending on how you use Nimbuzz.


Moreover the new Version 3.0.1 of  Nimbuzz comes with a number of enhancements:

  • Invisible mode – so you can appear invisible to your Nimbuzz contacts.
  • Allow chats only from friends – so you won’t be bothered by people that are not on your list.
  • Updated status icons – for Online, Away, Busy and Offline modes.

Make your way to Nimbuzz and get the update :)

Nokia Ovi Store hits 3 million daily downloads

by GULLIVER - on Nov 19th 2010 - No Comments

Today we are coming up with some more statistics on the Ovi Store especially for Nokia audience.

Nokia’ s official Ovi Store is developing rapidly and becoming increasingly popular among users. Today the company announced 3 million daily downloads result.  This is, without doubt, excellent news for both developers and owners, as every day Ovi Store is updated and stoked up with more and more apps.

Available in over 190 countries around the world, service Nokia Ovi Store continues to gain popularity. Nokia assigns this success to the availability of its first Symbian^3 handset, the N8.

The Finnish company said that on a daily basis in its app store 3 million programs are downloaded. Of course, this figure is not comparable with 10 million downloads from App Store of Apple, but this is a significant achievement.

Currently, the total number of Ovi users exceeds 165 million people from over 190 countries, and this is not the end point. Every day the number increases by 250,000 new users , while 19% of visitors to Ovi Store end up downloading. The most popular applications have become Q Torch, Angry Birds and EA Need for Speed Shift HD.

Nokia Battery Monitor app for Symbian devices

by GULLIVER - on Nov 16th 2010 - No Comments

Nokia Battery Monitor is a useful app for Symbian devices which introduce your battery’s performance more accurately. The app shows the battery charge level, how long you can still talk or how long will it take to charge fully. You can also see the statistics about your last usage of the phone. All this information can be received on the full screen or homescreen widget.

So if you liked Nokia Battery Monitor, you can download this app from Ovi Store. After downloading, when you start installing, you’ll be asked where to install the files (for the N97 you can even install the files on the mass memory).

I guess this awesome app will help you to manage your phone’s life and don’t get in an unpleasant situation, when your handset’s battery is discharged.

Changing Themes on Nokia N8

by GULLIVER - on Nov 15th 2010 - No Comments

You can never get tired of Symbian devices, they are really great, especially the themes that can be easily changed and adjusted.
In order to get some new experience from you Nokia N8 all you should do is change your phone theme, thus getting totally fresh menu with new colors and icons in a blink of an eye.

Changing themes on your Nokia is a hassle-free task!
So now let’s try together to change your Nokia N8 theme giving a new life to your phone.


Now go to a menu button and opt for Settings, afterwards press Themes and General. A list if themes will be displayed for you to choose from. Whenever you choose one, simply click on it and Nokia will activate the theme with all the corresponding changes. The themes also changes the icons in your Nokia N8′s menu, giving it a brand new look.

The best thing is that you can always find some new themes through the software update on your Nokia N8.

So freak out with your Nokia N8!

A brand new Nokia Battery Monitor App in Ovi Store

by GULLIVER - on Nov 15th 2010 - No Comments

All Nokia users can find at their disposal a brand new application, namely Nokia Battery Monitor designed for your Symbian devices. Nokia Battery Monitor, an official Symbian app,  is a great tool which helps you to monitor the usage of battery on your device. The Battery Monitor can determine which apps consume the maximum / minimum battery power, as well as it shows the remaining usage and charging time of your battery.

Information can be viewed as a full screen application, which provides more detailed information and statistics on the battery performance,  or as a homescreen widget.

Categories for battery usage are:

  • Talk
  • Web browsing
  • Music playback
  • Home screen
  • Messaging
  • GPS and navigation
  • Gallery
  • Camera
  • Other

You can download the application right now at Ovi Store here.

Nokia Beta Labs offers Wellness Diary

by GULLIVER - on Nov 11th 2010 - No Comments

Nokia Beta Labs announced their Wellness Diary app in September, now it is known they’ve already launched the app. It is available for all touch screen Symbian devices, which runs in the background monitoring the user’s activity. In other words the app uses the accelerometer as a pedometer to measure user’s physical activity, or a schedule can be set for the application to periodically ask you what have you eaten during the day.

 

 

The Wellness Diary’ interface is developed in such way to ease entering and getting information quickly. The app gives an opportunity to choose which aspects of your life you are interested in and view the graphs introducing how you spend your day. You can also share the results in social networks keeping your friends informed about your status.

Nokia also offers supporting wellness programs to the companies for their work force, you can find more details about it emailing your requests to wellnessdiary.marketing@nokia.com.

Nokia Beta Labs also presents an introduction video:

Ovi Store has 2.7 Million Daily Downloads

by GULLIVER - on Nov 9th 2010 - No Comments

Nokia Ovi Store is actually growing. Recently the site mobileperry.com has published interesting statistics on Ovi Store. According to the Oct. 28, daily about 2.7 million downloads are carried out in the store.
The results really look very impressive, considering that in September around 2.5 million downloads were announced, excluding pictures or videos.

Ovi Store October statistics are:

  • Increase in content download from 2.5 to 2.7 million per day
  • Eight new operators and two more countries (Taiwan and Thailand) that support mobile billing added, exceeding the total number of operators to 99 (in 29 countries).
  • About 135 devices are supported, 80 of which are Symbian devices

Coming up with some more statistics:

  • One user on average downloads a 2.6 applications per visit
  • Active users from over 190 countries
  • The most active countries: China, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, and Vietnam
  • 85% of visitors to Ovi Store are repeat visitors
  • Each active user has an average of 8.5 downloads per month
  • Games come first among the paid downloads, while apps come first among free downloads
  • 6 out of 10 downloading devices are: 5800 XpressMusic, N97, N97 mini, 5530 XpressMusic, 5230 Nuron, and X6.

So if you want to enhance your Nokia device with all possible software novelties then head on to Ovi Store.