Nokia previewed the long awaited Meego smartphone N9 today at Nokia Connect event that is proceeding in Singapore. The Meego UI exhibited at the revelation looks very promising, and we believe that it’s the best UI Nokia have ever made. One unique feature of the Nokia N9 and Meego is the elimination of the conventional navigation keys. Outstanding Nokia hardware meets the contemporary Meego OS-that’s what the N9 is all about. Check out the specifications and photos of the N9 after the break. Continue reading →
Nokia and Microsoft today announced a long term partnership that will help both in developing futuristic mobile technologies. As a part of this Nokia will choose Windows Phone 7 as the primary operating system for their Smartphones. Nokia will get access to the Microsoft technologies like Bing, Office, Xbox, etc., whereas Microsoft will be able to extend operations and increase their market presence all over the world using the large Nokia infrastructure. Nokia will also get more opportunities in US market, which accounts for the major share of the global smartphone sales and application development.
Nokia version of the Symbian is the most popular mobile operating system in the world, and it is based on the open source Symbian platform. So far, there are three major derivatives of the OS in touch and non-touch categories. The Symbian S60V3, S60V5 and upcoming Symbian ^ 3 have .SIS and .SISX extension for applications. A signed Symbian application includes a digital certificate that identifies the developer ID and its origin. Nokia devices usually block the installation of unsigned apps with a certificate expired or contact the application supplier warning. Singing ensures the trust and authenticity of the application, but often it becomes an inconvenience for the users. The reason for the increased number of unsigned applications in the internet is the cost and time associated with the signing process. Until the last Nokia World, signing Symbian applications, themes and games were a difficult task for the developers. Continue reading →
Nokia today announced an entry level touch screen handset, Nokia C3 Touch and Type at the Nokia World in London. We have already seen Nokia C3, a low cost QWERTY, S40 phone with good messaging and social media connectivity. The new Nokia C3 Touch and Type is also built over the Symbian S40 OS and it comes with Nokia Messaging and inbuilt social media application, Communities Client. The device seems to be one of the best S40 Touch phones available in the market in terms of design and specifications. The premium metallic finish and features like 3G, WLAN, 5MP camera makes it a good touch screen handset in the segment.
Nokia today announced a new smartphone Nokia C7 – along with Nokia C6-01 and Nokia E7, at the Nokia World 2010 in London. Both Nokia C6-01 and Nokia C7 comes with the Nokia version of the Symbian^ 3 mobile operating system and an 8MP camera with auto focus, LED flash and HD video recording. Nokia C7 has a 3.5 inch AMOLED capacitive touch screen. The design of the C7 is something that makes it different from other C series handsets. The external aluminum-glass finish with soft-curved edges gives it a very impressive look. Like all other C-series mobile devices, Nokia C7 comes with great social media connectivity features and is placed in a very competitive price range.
Nokia today announced Nokia E7, the first Eseries device with the Symbian^ 3 operating system. The Nokia E7 has a similar design of the Nokia N8, and the major external change is an additional sliding QWERTY keypad and the camera. The camera in Nokia E7 is 8MP auto focus with dual LED flash. The Nokia E7 has 4″ AMOLED capacitive touch screen display with multi-touch support. It comes with the Nokia ClearBlack technology for improved performance in low light conditions. E7 includes Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync and several other office productivity tools for the day-to-day needs of the professionals. Like the Nokia N8, it has the support the lest Bluetooth 3.0 and high speed network standards for better data transfer.
We all know OCR (Optical Character recognition) software that can be used to read words from images and convert them to editable text. ABBYY is a world leader in Optical character detection technologies. Their desktop software is well known for accurate conversion of images to editable document formats. They also have a mobile based OCR software called ABBYY FotoTranslate, which could be a valuable tool for frequent travelers. The ABBYY FotoTranslate can make use of the camera in a mobile device to take pictures of text in different foreign languages, and can convert them to a desired language. This application currently supports Symbian Nokia smartphones. Continue reading →