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New firmware for Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has just released for APAC with version of V30.0.011.




The firmware are available via FOTA (Firmware Over The Air). All you need to do is dial *#0000# on the dialler, go to option and check for updates. Connect via WiFi for the updates as data downloads are required for the updates unless you are on unlimited plan.

There's no changelog available for now. A few noticeable changes;

- added e mails notification on homescreen.
- better ram handling with more free memory.

There's wasn't much major changes for this updates. Expected for kinectic scrolling and widgets added on the homescreen like N97 and 5530 XM has for this update.


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Google has just released update to it's YouTube app for Symbian OS platform OS smartphone.




This new YouTube app is now fully support S60 5th (touch-screen) phones like Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and N97.

To download browser Google Mobile with your phone's web browser and click on youtube.



After sucessfully installs, there will be a Youtube widget in your application's folder menu. You can use it as a shortcut to place on ur HomeScreen.

Below some screenshots of the new YouTube.

What really impress me of this new YouTube app is the search time of the search engine is very fast. The interface is simple and user friendly.

The videos scrolling list is very smooth as it's like kinetic scrolling as tested on my 5800XM.


There are few drawback of this app;
  • It doesn't have the ability for the YouTube account user to login to view favourite videos or read messages
  • The video playback is not in full screen.
  • It required fast and strong connection as it wouldn't have temporary video caches saved.

What do you think about the new YouTube app? Do leave your comments here.



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What is OVI Files?

OVI Files is services provide by Nokia that allow you access files on your computer from any remote PC via Web browser or mobile device.

Basically, there is an OVI Files Agent that runs on your computer (connected to the internet) and the remote agent will allow the computer to be synchronised and files sending when the user account tried to access.


There's a feature labelled "Anytime Files" whereby it will send copy of the files and saved in Nokia's server, the user will be able to access them "anytime" even the remote PC were offline.

The services now it's completely free. 10GB of complimentary service were given to the OVI account users.

All you need to do is to click on OVI Files



Create an OVI account if you doesn't have one and for those who does just type in your user ID and password.

Downloads of the remote PC agent will be prompted, download the program and install.


Now you can remote access your computer's files anywhere and anytime with your Nokia mobile phone or other computer via web browser.

Widget for OVI Files are also available to be downloaded on the OVI Files browser.

These are some screenshots of the OVI Files.


You will be able to access to My Documents. My Music, My Pictures, Local drives and also Desktop with OVI Files.

What do you think about OVI Files? Do leave your comments!




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DeviceInfo Widget by Moubali is a pure HTML/CSS/Javascript web runtime widget for Symbian S60 5th platform. It has just released a new version with added graphical display for storage space and battery status.

It display more or less essential data and info about the device it's running on the background LIVE!

• Graphical display for storage and RAM space (NEW!)
• Graphical display for battery status (NEW!)
• IMEI code
• WLAN Mac Address
• Phone model
• Firmware version
• Manufacturer
• Product type
• Bluetooth status
• Vibration status
• Autolock status
• Autolock timeout
• Screensaver timeout

DoYouNokia


DeviceInfo Widget 2 can be download at moubali.com and tested work perfectly on Nokia N97 & 5800 XpressMusic.



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Although Xdancery not the latest touch screen game but yet a interesting and cool game that should shares. This games was developed by, Simlife from China and has won the "Grand Prize of Technology Showcase" organised by ForumNokia.



The concept of this game is like the dancing machine that you saw in arcade center. You also can dance together with it when you output to a bigger screen TV or projector.

Players can touch the screen and shake the phone to hit the music tempo notes. Beside that players can also use the stylus spectrum like 5800 XpressMusic has, to draw patterns on the screen that works to hit the music tempo.



What so great about this game is, it can analyze any music in MP3 format and generate as a new music tempo for each different musics.


View the video below to see how Xdancery works



This game is for Symbian S60 5th platform and tested works perfectly with Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and N97.

Xdancery can be downloaded HERE

*only chinese language available



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As refer to my previous blog about Nokia Rugged. The phone behind the videos finally unveiled, it was the Nokia 3720 classic. It has survived the kick with rugby boot, hit with golf club, dropped from 2 stories height, dunked in beer, sunk in jelly, shot with paintball and even swam with it.

This so called the rugged phone has the designe to resist water, dust, shock and has met the IP-54 standards.

A great phone that can use anywhere on any enviroments example in beaches or in dusty construction area where it can withstand the splashes, bumps and drops.

This Nokia 3720 Classic will start shipping this summer and expected to cost €125.



The specs of the phone;

- This Nokia 3720 will be based on S40 backbone.
- It has a 2 Megapixel camera with LED flash, 4X digital zoom
- 2.2 inches QVGA with 16.7 millions colours display.
- In-built with A-GPS with Nokia Maps pre-installed.
- 20MB internal memory with expandable memory support. 1GB in package.
- It come with 2 colours with is silver and yellow in black.
- Bluetooth.

Pros: A very tough phone that can resist water, dust and impact. GPS are integrated in such slim and small phone. Long standby time up to 18 days.

Cons: Using old S40 OS.


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Nokia is coming out with a tough or rugged design phone, a military up standard to use with rough handle. NokiaConversation had run a few stress or hardcore tests I would say on this mystery Nokia phone and has labeled it as Nokia Rugged for time been.

This Nokia device that has no identity, details or features was believe to be the Nokia 3720 that leaked few weeks ago by yet to comfirm by Nokia.

Few tests were executed as below;

Nokia Phone VS Rugby Boot


The Nokia rugged phone was kicked with a rugby boot.


Nokia Phone VS Golf Club


The Nokia rugged phone was smacked with a golf club.


Nokia Phone VS Very Big Ladder


The Nokia rugged phone had a 2 stories high drop test.


Nokia Phone VS Pint of Beer


The Nokia rugged phone was dipped in a pint of beer.


Nokia Phone VS Jelly


The Nokia rugged phone was placed inside jelly.


Nokia Phone VS Paintball


The Nokia rugged phone was shot with paintball. It look like a pain ball to me.


Nokia Phone VS Swimming Pool


The Nokia rugged phone was having a swimming session on a pool.

The Nokia rugged has survived on all of the tests, which is a good sign.

What do you think about The Nokia Rugged? Would is be a S40 backbone or a S60? Features likes? Do leave you comments here!



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Save the monkeys! Only you can help them in this revolutionary new puzzle game! Travel between five tropical islands, leading your tribe of monkeys to safety by building bamboo structures of all shapes and sizes. The structures react to the basic laws of physics, which means tough times for the monkeys if they break! Winner of “Best Casual Game” - 5th Annual International Mobile Gaming Awards

Tropical Towers is a brain-twisting action puzzle game that drive much of its fun from the superly animated monkeys who guide you through the game.

How the game works? By building structures out of bamboo sticks for them to clim and swing across to safely reach the exit of each 2D platform level. There are limited number of sticks to built the structures thus you have to think careful on every built.

The animation of this games is quite impressive.

This game works well with Nokia 5800 & Nokia N97 and can be downloaded from Nokiaseries.net




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Nokia 5630 & 5730 XpressMusic was announced on Feb 2009 and released lately on June.

Nokia 5630 XpressMusic.



Nokia 5630 XpressMusic is the successor of Nokia 5320 with great upgrade with faster 3G, WiFi, improved camera and a speedy CPU in a 12mm slim package.

Nokia 5630 has the dimension of 112 x 46 x 12 mm, 83g and has a 2.2 inches of 240 x 320 pixels TFT 16 Million colors screen.

Nokia 5630 is based on S60 3rd Features Pack 2 OS platform running on ARM 11 600 MHz processor and 128 MB of RAM.

It has a 256MB of internal storage with expandable storage size up to 16GB, 4GB memory card included in the package.

Nokia 5630 XpressMusic comes with 3 colors Red on Black, Blue on Grey and Chrome on Grey.

Key features;
  • It has a 3.15 MP 2048 x 1536 pixels, enhanced fixed focus with LED flash.
  • Secondary VGA video call camera.
  • Stereo FM enable with RDS.
  • 3.5 mm audio jack and dedicated Music keys.
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g on board.
  • HSDPA 3.5G, up to 10.2 Mbps of data connection speed.
  • Downloadable games with N-Gage compatibility.


Pros: Slim size with rich features, fast processor, WiFi on-board and N-Gage supported.

Cons: Small screen size, no autofocus camera, no in-built GPS.



Nokia 5730 XpressMusic.



Nokia 5730 XpressMusic has the E-series business physical QWERTY keyboard, N-series N-Gage games supports and XpressMusic music player keys feature.

Nokia 5730 is an improved version of Nokia 5630 XpressMusic with physical QWERTY keyboard, A-GPS and better camera.



It has the dimension of 112 x 51 x 15.4 mm, 135g and 2.4 inches of 240 x 360 pixels TFT 16 Million colors screen.

Nokia 5730 is based on S60 3rd Features Pack 2 OS platform running on ARM 11 369MHz processor and 128MB of RAM.

It has 100MB of internal storage and expandable storage size up to 16GB, 8GB memory card included.

This Nokia 5730 XpressMusic comes Monochrome, Blue, Pink and it origin color Red.



Key features;
  • 3.15 MP 2048 x 1536 pixels Carl Zeiss optics autofocus with LED flash.
  • Nokia Say and Play (voice control to music player)
  • Secondary VGA video call camera.
  • 3.5 mm audio jack and dedicated Music keys.
  • A-GPS support.
  • Stereo FM enable with RDS.
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g on board.
  • HSDPA 3.5G 3.6Mbps of data connection speed.
  • Downloadable games with N-Gage compatibility.

Pros: All in one multimedia device, comfy physical QWERTY keyboard, Nokia Say and Play control and N-Gage support.

Cons: Low processor speed and RAM for it features.


photos taken from gsmarena



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Nokia Betalabs has just released an apps, Ovi Contacts. What is Ovi Contacts all about?



Ovi Contacts is identically same with Nokia Chat where you can let you friends know where are you and what are you doing. Beside that you may also able to check your friend's status messages to see what your friends are up to. Ovi Contacts is all about keeping in touch with people who matter.

It does sound like the renowned micro-blog Twitter but Ovi Contacts has more features where Ovi Contacts are capable to let your friends know if you are available, busy or on the phone. You may also able to check your friends' availability.

Beside that you also can share - or hide - your favourite places with your friends. Not only that you also can let your friends know what you are listening like MSN (status info).

Ovi Contacts allow you to chat with your friends, send voice messages to your chat partners and indicate your availability to your friends. Not only that you can also show information about your location to your contacts.

Ovi Contacts does support Nokia phones with Symbian S60 3rd (non FE, FE1 & FE2), S60 5th, S40 and Maemo platform. This app can be downloaded HERE.

To get started with Ovi Contacts service, you need to have an Ovi Account, if you doesn't have one, you can register yourself one at Ovi.com for free. Sign in with your Ovi Account and you can search a friend among registered Ovi members in the Search Friends Field.

Ovi Contacts does support PC remote clients with Psi, Adium and Pidgin like Twitter has in Tweetdeck and Destroy Twitter.
Configuration of the PC remote clients can be found HERE.

Feel free to have a try and you can write your feedback here or directly to Nokia Betalabs of this application.

p/s you can add me in the contact with the ovi account name "tallboyz"




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Official Nokia N86 8MP Ad.


More about Nokia N86 8MP



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Currently I'm using this theme Touch (Zen) designed by TehkSeven. A theme that composed of SVG vector files.

Supported Symbian S60 3rd and S60 5th platform.

I used Touch (Zen) with Ovi icons set and works perfectly like the default theme with no sluggish or slow.

Below are some screen shots of the theme that I used on my Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.


This theme is free and can be download from HERE, u also can donate a few bucks if you like the theme.




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Bejeweled is a puzzle game that created as a web-based Flash game. The objective of this game is to swap one gem with an adjacent gem to form a horizontal or vertical chain of three or more gems. When the gems chain is formed, its will self destroyed or disappear and others gems falls from top to fill in gaps.

It’s an interesting game that I would be great to be played on a touch screen phone like Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and Nokia N97.

Here introducing “Bejeweled Twist” for mobile by popcap.com. It’s a new version of game that selects four jewels and rotates them in clockwise to create a chain. This Bejeweled Twist for mobile has variety of skill levels and game modes.

For those you know me well, I'm not a fans of games, but this puzzle game do really get me. Great game to train our mind and thought, best game to kill time when you are bored.

Below are some screenshot of Bejeweled Twist.


Bejeweled Twist is a Java games that support S60 3rd & S60 5th platform and can be purchased at www.popcap.com.

There is *cough* version but do advise to purchase, appreciate the efforts of the developers.



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Nokia Betalabs has come out Nokia Java Runtime for S60 is a re-written Java mobile execution environment for Nokia S60 platform devices. It gives several usability and performance improvenments with;

  • One-click application installation
  • Improved application launch user experience
  • Improved execution performance
These improvements allow more smoother and faster response of the thousands games and apps that can be found in Ovi Store and the S60 apps & games developers.

Nokia has made a major changes under the hoods with Java RunTime will be developed and released independently from S60 release. Means that you will able to get the latest version directly to your phone by using the built-in Nokia Software Update.

This JRT 2.0 has tested and works fine with S60 5th Edition; Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and Nokia N97.

Nokia Java RunTime 2.0 can be download HERE



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The major firmware of N97 has official released, V11.0.021. Below are the changelog applied on the new firmware.


USB detection error fix
-PC does not detect N97 or USB charging connection not detected.

Widget
-Home screen online/offline widget crash fix
-Fix for “Alphabetical and Number input are mixed in facebook until end key is pressed.
-Widget UI improvement – New facebook widget fixes a problem of Home Screen background visible on soft-key area.
-Browser fixes to improve widgets stability.

MfE related fixes
-Partial fix for Messaging/calendar entry lost.
-Mail for exchange calendar entry synchronization error fix.

UI transition error fixes
-(Portrait <-> landscape transition, there is a home screen corruption.)
-UI transition (Slowness and bad effects)
-Slow Touch UI response
-Picture of the device lock appears half of the screen when transitioning the UI sometimes
-Landscape: in some cases the soft buttons on touch (right hand) show the Home Screen in background (install maps.google.com)

Photos thumbnail performance and stability improvements
-Device performance deteriorates when lots of content in the device - especially photos
-Partial fix no display backlight illumination when unlocking lock-key – CAP Genius reported already
-New version of Accueweather to improve the “Connection error” situation
-Device reset when browsing with high speed packet access (for Malaysia)
-“Browser soft key UI doesn’t work after putting Chinese character with qwerty keyboard”
-Java fixes (TCK, Pre-install app disappearing, *#7370#*)
-Operator fixes (CMCC, Hutchson and Telefonica, Vodafone)
-Ovi store client now embedded in the core image