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Nokia Betalabs has actually developed an apps called Nokia Bots. It actually learns how you use your phone and configure a set of customised features and tricks for user experience improvement.

These Bots would automatically configure / activated themselves if the customisation are relevent.



Profile Bot

Do you ever forget to silence the phone for meetings? Or when the meeting ends, forget to switch back to normal profile, and miss calls? Profile Bot is here to help. Profile changes are suggested on your homescreen: confirm automated profile changes for each meeting with a single click, or let them be fully automated for you.

Alarm Bot
Setting up a wake-up alarm and silent profile for night time has never been easier! Alarm Bot learns at what time you use to wake up, and suggests alarms and profile changes on your homescreen nightly. Create a new alarm and automate night profile with a single click, and never again forget phone to silent profile in the morning.

Shortcut Bot
New apps from Ovi store make the phone more useful and fun. With the help of Shortcut Bot, you get quick access to your most frequently used apps straight from your homescreen without configuration hassles: your preferences are learned in the background, and shortcuts automatically updated.

Battery Bot
Battery Bot observes your battery status. In case the battery is likely to drain while you sleep, it reminds you in advance to connect the charger. Otherwise you might wake up too early because of “battery low” alerts, or too late if it drains before wake-up alarm.

This Nokia Bots currently are only compatible with Nokia N97 & Nokia N97 mini.

Head to Nokia Betalabs to download and share your thought.

Source [NokiaBetalabs]


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Here gonna show you some shortcut that should come handy for Maemo 5 users.


Keyboard Shortcuts Inside the Applications:

  • Ctrl+Backspace takes you to taskmanager
  • Ctrl + C for copy text 
  • Ctrl + V to paste text
  • Ctrl + X 
  • Ctrl + A for moving text
  • Ctrl + O Used to open
  • Ctrl + N: Used to create a new item 
  • Ctrl + S: Used to Save
  • Ctrl + Z: Used to undo 
  • Ctrl + Y: Used to Redo 
  • Ctrl + F: Opens the search bar for searching 
  • Ctrl + Right arrow: Function as END key in pc move to the end of the word
  • Ctrl + Left arrow: Function as HOME key in pc move to the beginning of the word
  • Ctrl + Shift + P:Used to Capture the screen as image
  • Ctrl + Shift + X: Opens ‘X Terminal’

Keyboard Shorcuts for Web Browser:

  • Ctrl + N: Opens a fresh window in browser
  • Ctrl + R:Reloads the current page also can be used to reload the feed in RSS Viewer
  • Ctrl + B:Opens the Bookmarks folder
  • Ctrl + D:Save a new bookmark of the opened site
  • Ctrl + S:Save the current page.
  • Circular Zoom:To zoom the webpage

Also

  • Volume Rocker can be also used to zoom.
  • Double tap can also used to zoom.
  • Press Space:To scroll one page down.
  • Press Shift + Space:To One Page up.

Email Shortcuts

  • Ctrl + Enter:To send the current composed email.
  • Ctrl + R:To open new window for sending the reply to the current reading mail.


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Yes! You heard me right. This powerful Nokia N900 powered by Maemo 5 are capable to control this little robot (LEGO NXT 2 MindStorm) by tweeting the control commands to @N900Niko via Twitter.



This little robot named Niko followed the commands of;

  • move forward
  • move backward
  • turn right
  • turn left
  • turn around
  • photo

Niko will perform the command and send you back a reply with a photo from the image taken by Nokia N900's camera.

Check out the video to see how Niko actually run followed by commands via tweeting.


This project basically is one of the qualifed hack and has won himself in 2nd Prize contest in PUSHN900 MOD hosted by Nokia US.

Via [Eric'sCorner]


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Apparently there are some leaked photos of a new Nseries Flagship on the internet with code name N8-00 (N98, rumors said)

The N8-00 is expected to run Symbian^3 OS with features of capacitive touch screen with multitouch supported, a 12 MP camera paired with Xenon Flash (finally) that can also have HD 720P video recording and HDMI output.





It does look real to me but it seem that the QWERTY has be removed and that is a disappointment.

What do you think about this Nokia N8-00?

Source [SymbianTweet]


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Stand a chance to win great Nokia GPS phones by sharing your experience on how and what you use Ovi Maps.

How?

  • You can create your Ovi Maps story by
  • Record a video and share it via YouTube, Vimeo, Qik and other video service of your choice;
  • Take pictures, upload them on Facebook and click here to create your story with Nokia's Facebook application;
  • Or write a blog post

Once the story is ready to be shared, follow and tweet it to @OvibyNokia on Twitter including #OviMaps hash tag.

What are the prizes?

  • Nokia N97 mini with the latest Ovi Maps v 3.03, a car holder and a car charger; or
  • Nokia X6 with the latest Ovi Maps v 3.03, a car holder and a car charger; or
  • Nokia E72 with the latest Ovi Maps v 3.03, a car holder and a car charger.

The Ovi Maps competition is running from March 22nd 1 GMT until April 19th 1 GMT.

For more info; blog.ovi.com/


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A quite interesting Nokia concept phone based on Nokia X6 by pestaola.gr.



This Nokia concept phone named X9 has come out with few thoughtful features such as;

720P HD Video Recording
Quad-LED
HDMI output
Capacitive screen with Multitouch supported
AMOLED screen buttons
Dual mini USB

The AMOLED buttons screen is quite interesting with notifications status of Facebook, Twitter, Miss Call, Messages and the scrolling menu on the center.


Could this be the next Nokia X-Series? Could it be running on Symbian^3?

Source [MyNokiaBlog]


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Opera Mini 5 & Opera Mobile 10 has finally introduced in final, consumer ready version after ditched off the Beta.

From the Opera Press Release;

Today, Opera Software released the final versions of the world’s most popular mobile Web browsers, Opera Mini 5 and Opera Mobile 10. Now, nearly any mobile phone can support an Opera-driven Web experience, complete with unmatched speed, style and cost savings. Simply go to m.opera.com/ to download it directly to your phone today.

Today’s release puts the finishing touches on the Opera mobile-browsing duo. The focus is on delivering the best Internet experience on nearly any mobile phone, along with a unified look and feel and innovative favorite features, such as Speed Dial, password manager and tabbed browsing.

“Keeping in mind the needs and wants of our 50+ million users, we have emphasized speed, desktop-like functionality and data savings in our mobile browsers. Today, we have made it even easier for everyone to surf, search and socialize on the Web,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software.

Top 5 reasons why you cannot live without Opera on your phone

Get the best Internet experience on your phone
Opera delivers the full Web experience on nearly any mobile phone, and it is easy and free to download.
No more slow surfing
Opera mobile browsers are designed to boost your browsing speed significantly. Opera brings the best and fastest browsing experience on any mobile phone.
Get your mobile phone bills under control
Opera Mini’s compression technology reduces the amount of data sent to your phone by up to 90 percent, resulting in lower costs on pay-per-MB data plans or when roaming.
Web made easy, even on your phone
Opera keeps it simple with a sleekly designed user interface, regardless of the phone you are using, and with the same great feature set, such as Speed Dial, tabs, and the password manager.
Never leave your personal information behind
Opera Link lets you synchronize your bookmarks, notes and Speed Dial between your computer and your mobile phone. Make your information available wherever you are - at work, at home or on the road.
Download

Bring the power of the Web to your phone. Download Opera Mini 5 or Opera Mobile 10 directly to your phone at no cost from m.opera.com/, or read more at http://www.opera.com/mobile/.

Availability

Opera Mini 5 is available on all Java-based and BlackBerry phones, as well as Android and Windows Mobile (both in beta only) phones. Opera Mobile 10 is available on Windows Mobile and Symbian S60-based mobile phones.

Video



About Opera Software ASA

Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera's cross-platform Web browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera at http://www.opera.com/.

Via [OperaPressRelease]


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The wait are no more, the Nokia N900 is finally coming to Malaysia and yes! it's ready for PRE-ORDER.



Be the 1st 300 online pre-orders received a Nokia Extra Power DC-11, worth RM278 and you are also qualify a double dip on the Sure Win Dip upon service activation.

The Nokia N900 is priced at RM2,280. Collection of pre-ordered N900 device can be made on 27th and 28th of March 2010 at the Nokia Store selected*

More info about the new Nokia N900 Linux-based Maemo.


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Nokia has actually release updates for Nokia Ovi Suite and Ovi Player.

The update bring Nokia Ovi Suite v. 2.1.1.1 with size of 61MB.

The updated version brought; Great New Features, Updated Application & Performance Improvement.

Ovi Suite can be update manually by you pre-installed Ovi Suite. Go to Tools tab and click on "Check For Update".

Haven't got Ovi Suite? Download it at HERE.

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Ovi Player as announce the release of Nokia Ovi Player 2.1 which will bring all Nokia and music lovers better quality, performance and experience.



These are the changes and updates;

  • We have re-worked music downloads functionality to make it more reliable. You can now pause and restart downloads from the Nokia and Ovi Music stores. Ovi Player will automatically retry any failed downloads and will also preserve uncompleted downloads on application restart.
  • With the latest Nokia Ovi Player you now can automatically import your music library from iTunes and all the manual playlists that you created in iTunes (however, iTunes DRM files and smart playlists will not be imported).
  • We have also provided a new ‘Play’ control above column headers in detailed view. Simply click this button and all the containing tracks will be added to the Player Queue and played sequentially.
  • There are new tooltips for tracks in the Playlists and Player Queue. These tooltips are visible when hovering over a track and will show you Artist, Album and Artwork for the track.
  • We’ve made it easier to select the Music Store for your region (note that you will need a credit card for that region to purchase any tracks) and change the Proxy settings. Just hit F4 key and all this pops up in the Options dialogue window.
  • The new version is more robust and memory efficient when compared to the previous version.
  • Finally, we have also made it possible to hide the start-up screen, so you can carry on using other applications without being interfered by the Nokia Ovi Player.

The update is simple by click the "Check For Update" under the tools tab of the Ovi Player.

Yet to have the cool application? You can download it at Nokia Ovi Music Player.

Via [OviBlog]


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Recently Skype and Nokia has jointly announced the release of Skype for Symbian. It's a native client for Nokia smartphones based on Symbian OS platform and now available to download for absolutely free from Ovi Store.

Skype allow you to make free Skype-to-Skype calls and IM via 3G or WiFi. It's a great way to save money on calls and texts messaging to phone abroad/local. Files sharing are enable from your phone.

Video call feature were not found in this apps over the Fring that supported voice and video calls.

Skype for Nokia Symbian are fully compatible with all Nokia devices powered by Symbian S60 3rd and S60 5th.


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Today Nokia has added it's first Nokie C series device in the family.

This slim and small device with dimension of 12mm thin, 46mm across and 112mm high device are powered with Symbian S60 3rd, 2.2 inch screen and 3.2 megapixel camera.

Nokia C5 is another great social networking device. Nokia Messaging enabled allowing you to keep in touch on IM, Google Talk and Windows Live Messenger with you friends and family. A new feature was added in its phonebook, where friends status updates are viewable directly from Facebook.

Battery life are crucial for Social Networking, thus Nokia is thoughtful enough to have it run up to 12 hours talktime and stay up to 26 days of standby between charges.

This Nokia C5 will be expected available in the 2nd quarter of 2010 globally in Europe, Eurasia, South East Asia Pacific, China and MEA. The price would be expected Euro 135 before subsidies and taxes.

Via [NokiaFB]


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After announced with Free Walk & Drive Navigation to all Nokia GPS devices with the new all new Ovi Maps V3.03. Nokia Betalabs has released a new beta and it all about performance improvement.



These are the improvement over the previous release V3.03

Improved positioning speed and accuracy
Map zooming with faster speed
Improved search for cities with zoom out to city level

This update are available for Nokia S60 3rd and 5th with GPS enable devices and ready to be download at Nokia Betalabs.

Via [NokiaBetalabs]