Nokia N86 8MP camera phone shipping now

nokia n86The 8 Megapixel camera phone from Nokia, the Nokia N86 is now being shipped by the company and this is expected to be the best camera phone in the N-series of Nokia. This phone has won the “Best Mobile Imaging Device in 2009” TIPA award earlier this year, and now the mobile is being shipped globally.

Accd. to the press release by Nokia,

The device features variable aperture, which results in vibrant photos even in challenging bright and low-light conditions. The fast mechanical shutter and Automatic Motion Blur Reduction ensure shorter latencies and less motion blur. Processing times between pictures have been more than halved in comparison with many other camera phones.

The fast speed connectivity of Nokia N86 phone helps in fast uploading of pictures to Ovi Share and Flickr websites. The phone supports 8GB internal memory in the box but it can be expanded to 16GB with the help of MicroSD card.

The Nokia N90+ series phones also didn’t boast much due to lack of a 5+ megapixel camera in them, but the 8MP and high memory capacity which can hold upto 4000 photos can make this one of the big hits in the coming future of phones.

Nokia N97 available for pre-order at $524 price

Accd. to GSM Arena, the $700 priced Nokia N97 when pre-ordered from the Nokia USA website, gets you a big discount and the price gets reduced to $524 when you pre-order the Nokia N97.

Not just that, but when GSMArena guys tried a coupon code, the price got reduced to some 400+ and that coupon was then taken off. You can pre-order the Nokia N97 from here.
The phone which was costing $700 now in $524 is not much and the quality and design of the phone rocks!

nokia n97

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic – The next touchscreen phone?

nokia logoAfter the total touchscreen Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic phone, now rumors are there that Nokia is coming out with another touchscreen phone – the Nokia 5530 Xpressmusic phone.
The Nokia 5530 is said to come in September 2009, and is going to be a touchscreen phone just like 5800 and will have a 2.9″ screen.

Camera is said to be 3.2 Megapixel and going to run on Symbian S60 5th edition OS. The general specifications are going to be like 3.5 mm jack, Wi-Fi, FM radio, 150 MB internal memory and option to expand it.
This is still not totally confirmed but the details are all trustworthy, and the screen size is bit smaller than the Nokia 5800 phone.

How to take screenshots on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone

Taking screenshot in a Nokia mobile phone is not as easy as what you do in an iPhone with click of 2 keys at a time. Here you would need a software to handle the things and support your action.
And so, here is a small tutorial on how to take screenshots in the Nokia 5800 phone. (Note: We are not talking about camera pictures, but about the screenshots of the phone screen)

  • Download the “Best Screen Snap” tool and install it in your phone. You can download it from here.
  • After installing, open the app from the applications folder and set things accordingly and hit the “Hide” button when done. The default option to capture screenshots is Camera key, which you can use when you hide the app and go to any folder in your phone.
  • When you want to capture a screenshot of that particular folder or source in your phone, you can hit the Camera button. It will save the picture to your Gallery.

Here is a screenshot that i just took while using the above guide –
nokia 5800 captured screen

You can see the Screensnap tool open, as its hidden and you are using the same tool to capture the screenshots.

Download Best Screen Snap Screenshot tool for Symbian S60 5th edition

best screen snap toolBest Screen Snap is a tool that helps you capture screenshot within the mobile phone interface. It works for Symbian S60 5th edition mobile phones, presently the Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic and Nokia N97 mobile phones.

It is a free tool from Smartphoneware and is approved by Symbian Signed, and successfully tested, so it works perfectly in the latest S60 devices. Here is a tutorial on how to capture screenshots in Nokia 5800 phone, using this tool.
There are a few settings which you can play with while using the Screen snap tool –

  • Set the Shortcut key to capture screenshots, default is the camera key.
  • Image type: BMP true colors, 256 colors, or low/medium/high quality jpeg pictures.
  • Action: Send the picture directly or to save to the gallery.
  • Base file name: Set the file name base.
  • Storage: You can set the storage as phone memory or memory card.
  • Folder: Screensnap folder is the default one.

You can download the Best Screen Snap tool from here.

Nokia Ovi Suite software download and information

nokia ovi suiteNokia Ovi Suite is software that gives you easy access to the contents of your Nokia device. With Nokia Ovi Suite, you can share and transfer all the multimedia content from phone to computer, and share photos with friends, and upload them to the Ovi service. It can act as a backup of your phone files and you can send from and to the computer instantly, also keeping both of them up to date.

How do I install Nokia Ovi Suite on my PC?
First download the Ovi Suite installer file from the Compatibility & Download section. After the download has finished, double-click the installer file and follow instructions.

Managing and browsing the files in your phone has become easier with Nokia Ovi Suite, and here are the devices compatible to use and pair with Nokia Ovi Suite –
Nokia N73, Nokia N76, Nokia N78, Nokia N79, Nokia N80, Nokia N81, Nokia N82, Nokia N85, Nokia N91, Nokia N93, Nokia N93i, Nokia N95, Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia N96, Nokia 5320 Xpressmusic, Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic and Nokia 6210 Navigator.

Here are the requirements for your computer to run Nokia Ovi Suite –

  • At least 500 MB of free disk space
  • Windows Vista x32 and x64 editions
  • Windows XP Professional x64 edition
  • Windows XP (Professional, Home Edition, Media Center Edition or Tablet PC Edition) (Service Pack 2 or later)

You can check for the phone compatibility and download Nokia Ovi Suite from here.

Download TouchPiano application for Nokia 5800 Touchscreen phone

touchpianoTouchpiano is a free application for Nokia 5800 mobile phone which helps you use the touch interface to play the screen as a piano, or guitar or violin, flute or drum. A saxophone can also be played with Touchpiano.

Once you download and start the application, you get an option to select one of the instruments and then use the stylus to gently play your favorite tune and use the phone as the music instrument. You also get the settings to change the language, or control the voice and choose the skin for the piano.

There are a few keys to hit, but the app is awesome one for music lovers to pass their time making tunes and playing with the phone.
Download the Touch piano app for Nokia 5800 Xpress music from here.

Nokia N95, N73 and N82 in Flickr top Camera phones

camera phones flickrIts not Sony Ericsson that has hit the top position, although the high quality cybershots and great quality cameras. In Flickr, its Apple and Nokia hitting it all the 4 top positions.
Apple iPhone 3G has been on the top hitting the graph with great rise, then are the 3 Nokia phones, N95, N73 and N82 in the decreasing order.

These all beat the only Sony Ericsson mobile k800i, which is at the 5th position in the Flickr’s top camera phones. Surely N95 has a high quality 5-Megapixel camera but N73’s camera quality can’t be downgraded. Its surely have the specs to get the #3 position in the list. But we see 3 Nokia phones and no Samsung, LG or other brands in the top list. The lesser talked cameras of Nokia mobiles are still the favorites.

The graph has the highest line with Apple iPhone and the others are N95, N73, N82 and Sony Ericsson k800i. The cameras in Nokia mobiles still rocks!

Nokia N96 comes with free music download option – Nokia Music Store

nokia n96It was Nokia 5310 and music edition of Nokia N95 8GB models that were earlier in the list of phones which had the option to download music for free from the Nokia Music Store. Now Nokia N96 also gets into the list.

There is choice to download songs from the 2 million tracks available in the music store. It is for the mobiles which are costlier than the older prices, and costs 540 GBP (around 570 euro or 800 US dollars)!

But the thing is, once you pay some extra amount, you have unlimited access to the music store. No one would try to miss the offer when they are already spending high for the mobile.

The Nokia N96 Comes with Music edition is expected to become available sometimes in January 2009. Check the Nokia N96 review by me.