Nokia 5530 Xpressmusic revealed

nokia 5530Nokia 5800’s copy, as of what the pictures show, is unveiled by Nokia and the features, external appearance everything talks similar to Nokia 5800 which was the popular touchscreen phone by Nokia.

Nokia 5530 Xpressmusic phone also has a large touchscreen and is a complete music device with extra apps for multimedia experience. Adding to everything, it has a full touch interface with no keys to hit.

It comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash for imaging, and 5800 also had the same camera features. The contacts bar, which people feel has come new to Nokia 5530 was there is Nokia 5800 too. Connectivity is through the Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and EDGE technology. The camera can click pictures and also capture videos.

It comes with MicroSD slot which has a 4GB card included and a 3.5mm audio plug for the headsets.
It is expected to cost around 200 euros and would come in the 3rd quarter of 2009. Being a bit low priced than Nokia 5800, it can become a phone of choice for Nokia touchscreen users, as there is no much difference between Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic and Nokia 5530 Xpressmusic.
nokia 5530 xpressmusic

Here are a couple videos explaining Nokia 5530 Xpressmusic –

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 8800 Gold Arte Review

nokia 8800 gold arteStarting the review with a warning for all the mobile geeks, its a phone made for the looks and not totally for the features. So don’t go through the entire review if you need the multimedia loaded interface in this phone.
The phone is plated externally with Gold which does not rust, and does not easily lose the shine given when scratched. Nokia Arte has always been good with the external looks and it continues with the Gold version after the Sapphire and Carbon models.

The multimedia roughly is explained by OLED screen, 3G, the 3-megapixel camera and 4GB of internal memory. It is powered with Series 40 OS.

The phone externally has 18-carat gold plating, and genuine white leather padding, and so the high price. And that’s why i already said, its not a phone for mobile geeks who do not always go for the looks and pay for it.
The phone measures 109 x 45.6 x 14.6 mm and the phone weighs 150 gms. The design of the phone is not at all changed from the earlier versions and the screen size is of 2″ size and the 4 control keys along with the D-pad on the upper surface which does not hide when the slider is closed down.

The leather cover on the keypad cover slide, is white and when its tapped twice, an analogue clock appears on the phone screen. There is a power key on the top of the phone which can help in switching through the ringing profiles. The mouthpiece and microUSB port are both located on the bottom of the phone, and the same microUSB port can be used to connect to the charger.

Phone interface: As said, the phone has nothing special in the interface and any Xpressmusic or basic smartphone user of Nokia would easily understand what the interface might be. There is a list of default themes which can change good colors in the phone but still, nothing too much special to talk about the interface of the phone.

The phone has a Li-ion battery and the battery life is good enough with talk time of 200 minutes if continuously used.

Camera: Perhaps its become a style to exclude the flash option in every smart looking phone, even the iPhone does not have the flash and the 8800 Gold Arte lacks flash. Still capturing photos and videos is possible through the 3-megapixel camera of the phone.

Other features: There is no option for a memory card addition as there is no extra card slot, and also there is no Wi-Fi for fast web browsing.
And the normal web browsing can be done through Opera Mini 4.2 mobile browser.

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!

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Nokia E52 mobile phone review

The Nokia E52 is the latest addition to the E-Series range of slim and sleek handsets designed for busy people whose working life never stands still. The Nokia E-Series handsets tend to be unexciting but practical business workhorses.

The Nokia E52 is one of the smallest E-Series phones weighing in at just 98g and measuring 116 x 49 x 9.9mm. The one thing this phone lacks is a qwerty keyboard so this phone might not be so great for emailing like the other E-Series phones,
Some of the exciting features of this phone include the batter. The phone boasts astounding talk time which comes to eight whole hours before you need to recharge. The phone also has superb voice quality with noise cancellation feature which is an added bonus. It has auto-complete features and company contact search.

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The phone includes the corporate telephone integration meaning you can replace your desk phone in the office. Also a USB charger comes with this phone. There is a quickoffice editor and data encryption.
It comes with a 3.2 megapixel camera which also includes flash. The web browsing on this phone seems to have improved over the last one. It has built in flash and auto-landscape orientation. Maps are also there which are really helpful at times.

There are three features which I would like to elaborate on. Firstly the ovi services which include push-email and IM with Nokia messaging, N-Gage Games; which work very well on this phone and the ability to geo-tag and share photos.
Secondly the music features; the quality of the music player is excellent and it has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack and a fm radio and storage for upto 6000 songs with a memory card.
Thirdly, it has social networking! Now which phone doesn’t have it these days? It supports easy access to ovi, Windows Live!, Yahoo IM, Facebook, YouTube and MySpace. Long list..

So all in all the E52 is a great improvement over the last E-Series phone but for those who don’t like phone without a qwerty keyboard might just change their mind after looking at this phone.

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.

Nokia photo browser launched for Symbian S60 Smartphones

Nokia photo browser is an application that has always impressed the Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic touch phone users with its specialized features to browse the photos in best quality.

The same Nokia photo browser is now released for all the Symbian S60 smartphones with the following features –

  • Pleasing visual effects
  • Intuitive touch UI
  • Magnifying glass
  • Face browsing

The Nokia photo browser works well on Nokia devices based on S60 5th edition, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1, and S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2. The touch interface is only available with the S60 5th Edition including Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and N97.

The beautiful effects are displayed in the photo browser with excellent 3D interface.
You can download the Nokia photo browser from Nokia Beta Labs.

View the launch and functionality video here –

Nokia E75 Mobile phone review and specifications

Nokia E75 is one of the new smartphones from Nokia, and one of the powerful ones in the E-Series. This is going to be one of the best E Series phones after Nokia E71. The Nokia E75 comes with a side slider, and a beautiful QWERTY keypad on the slider. It measures 111.8 x 50 x 14.4 mm and weighs 139 gms.

The Nokia E75 has a 2.4″ screen with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels. The phone is coming with the standard Nokia Web browser, and camera is of 3.2 Mega-pixel camera with Auto-focus option, digital zoom and the LED flash. So the options to capture images and picture quality should be satisfactory. And for the camera, Video streaming is also possible.

50 MB internal memory is available, and along with that there is support for MicroSD card which may hold upto 4 GB of memory externally. There is a VGA camera for video calling option. There is a music Player with AAC, eAAC+, MP3 & WMA Music format support. One of the amazing features is its QWERTY Keypad, Duel Screens & Dual Keypad design. The phone is very well known since its rumors of launch, for the easy and very well loaded emailing features, and so its going to be a very friendly for Business people.

nokia e75 mobile phone

Although the OS is Symbian OS, S60 rel. 3.2 but still many Windows apps are said to be supported, like the Windows Media Player for the audio and video playing.

Here are the specifications of Nokia E75 –

  • VGA video recorder
  • Video Player with QVGA, MP4, H264, H263, Flash, Real player & 3GP formats
  • Video Streaming
  • 2.4 inch QVGA display with 16 million colours & 240 x 320 pixels
  • Nokia music store, Nokia podcast & Nokia music manager
  • Windows media player
  • Built-in FM Radio
  • Polyphonic, MP3, AAC, Talking & Video Ringtones
  • SMS, MMS & Instant Messaging
  • Text to speech
  • Email with POP3, MS Exchange, SMTP & IMAP4
  • Document Viewer for MS Word, Excel & PowerPoint
  • PDF document viewer
  • Organiser with Phonebook, Clock, Alarm Clock, Calculator & Calendar
  • Caller ID, Voice activated name dialling & VoIP Support
  • Built-in speakerphone
  • Nokia Maps & AGPS Navigation
  • Bluetooth® 2.0, Micro USB & Wi-Fi Connectivity with Nokia 3.5mm AV connector
  • EDGE & GPRS Technology
  • Quad band 1900 GSM, 1800 GSM, 900 GSM, 850 GSM & HSDPA Networks
  • GSM Talk Time 4hrs
  • Talk Time 5.4hrs
  • Standby Time 264hrs

How to install applications in Nokia Smartphones?

nokia logoNokia applications are usually easy to install and use, but generally people get confused when they are using the applications directly from the internet, and so they are unsure where to put the files, and where to install them to. So here is a mini guide on how to install the applications in Nokia Smartphones, most of which are the Nokia N-series and Nokia Xpressmusic phones.

Downloading and installing directly into your phone
Most of the times, application installer files come in .sis or version that directly opens in your phone. But sometimes it comes in .zip format, which you will have to extract with the help of an extractor manually. And generally you download the files to the destination which you confirm before downloading.
These installer files open directly and install the application.
There would be some on-screen instructions for few apps which you should follow to complete the installation.

Downloading to your computer and sending to phone
You can download the application installer files to your computer and then send them to the phone through bluetooth by browsing the device and sending to particular memory disk. Or you can send through the Nokia PC Suite by browsing the memory card of the phone.
After sending the file, same process of installation as above follows.

Also you can use Nokia Ovi Suite to install the applications. Get it from here.

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.