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There will be a preview session of the upcoming Nokia E7 tonight happening in Kuala Lumpur and we will be there to have a closer look at the device, play around with it and get some questions answered!

The E7 is the only Nokia device to date which spots a 4″ ClearBlack AMOLED touch screen and QWERTY. Top notch device I’d say.

For the business minded people, the E7 will keep you up to date with real-time work and personal emails.
It also comes with free maps and navigation for life!

Capture everything you see with the 8 MP camera and HD video recording. The E7 also is fully integrated with your social networks.

So if you have any questions on the availability, the features, the price or anything at all regarding the device, please leave a comment or email us at smashpop [at] gmail [dot] com

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Categories: Devices

Nokia has recently posted a video online explaining what ClearBlack Display is. FYI, 2 upcoming devices from Nokia will have this new CBD screens; the E7 and C6.

Watch the video below to find out.

According to Nokia “ClearBlack ensures that the blacks you see really are just that — black — which in turn enhances the contrast of the display and makes the whole screen much easier to see.”

Here’s a comparison photo of the ClearBlack display on the E7 vs the Retina display on the iPhone 4. Taken from Engadget.

More info over on Conversations.

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Categories: Devices, Events

Get involved in a conversation with top Nokia Designers today at 5-6pm (Malaysian time) and discuss about mobile device design in a Twitter Cafe!

Who are the designers?
- Niilo Alfthan: Senior Design Manager, Smartphone. (@NiiloatNokia)
- Toman Ivaskevicious: Nokia C7 Lead Designer(@TomasasNokia)
- Iain Pottie: Senior Industrial Design Manager, Smartphones. (@IainatNokia)

Today (30.11.2010) at 5-6pm Malaysian time.

The Nokia designers will be following tweets with Hashtag #NokiaDesign and chatting via their personal Twitter handles @NiiloatNokia, @TomasasNokia, @IainatNokia.

So get on Twitter, ask a question and tag it with #NokiaDesign and the designers will reply you.

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Categories: Devices, Videos

So how solid is the anodized aluminium built Nokia N8?

Before you go and do some silly stunts trying to destroy the phone, Nokia has already done it for you lolz.

Check out these endurance test of Nokia N8.

According to them, below are the list of their favourite tests:

  • Extreme weather: We use special machines to expose them to extreme temperatures from around -40°C to +85°C, helping them to withstand conditions from the cold of the Arctic Circle to the heat of the Sahara desert.
  • Humidity: We also test for use in tropical and humid parts of the world by placing devices in a special chamber for several weeks where they will experience humidity levels as high as 95%.
  • Clothing: When we carry devices in our back pockets they may bend when we sit down or rub on trouser fibres. We simulate these effects with special machines that bend and twist the device, and one that uses a real pair of jeans to test friction and wear and tear.
  • Pockets: Devices are often in bags or pockets with other items like keys or coins, so we place devices in a special “shaker” machine with hard particles to see how resistant they are.
  • Buttons: People press the main keys on their device an average of 200-300 times every day. To ensure the keypads can respond to this level of use, we press the keys up to one million times in the lab.

Kids don’t try these with your parent’s N8 ok.


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Categories: Devices, Promotions, Videos

Nokia N8 smartphone – – Nokia’s highly anticipated short film, ‘The Commuter’ staring Dev Patel from Slumdog Millionaire, Pamela Anderson, Charles Dance, Ed Westwick and shot entirely in mobile HD on the Nokia N8 smartphone.

The groundbreaking film, directed by the McHenry Brothers, was shot in just four days with the Nokia N8 using no back up cameras, with the streets of London and St Albans providing the backdrop to Nokia’s story about one commuter’s eventful journey to work.

Watch the exclusive short film below.

Great storyline, great action scenes, great casts… but notice how the N8 couldnt focus on the faces of Dev Patel & the policeman at the beginning of the video? It’s cos the N8 camera can only focus on objects 2m away to infinity.

Done watching the film? Now here’s a behind-the-scenes video for you to enjoy.

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Categories: Tips & Tricks, Videos

Nokia Conversations has posted some videos on how to take better photos with the Nokia N8.

If you have one, why not have a look and try to get some tips from there?

#1 Professional Photo Shoot

#2 Nature photography

#3 Photography Inspiration

#4 Urban Landscapes

#5 Street Photography

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Be The First To Get Your Hands On The Nokia C3 For As Little As RM99

· Special offer limited to 50 units at RM99 and 50 units at RM199 from Celcom in a one-day sales frenzy on 15 October

KUALA LUMPUR – Hot on the heels of the Nokia C3 launch yesterday, Celcom will be the first operator in Malaysia to offer the Nokia C3 through its retail outlets with a selection of attractive data packages. To commemorate the launch, Celcom will be staging a one-day-only crazy sales promotion where the Nokia C3 will be offered at an even crazier price of just RM99 for the first 50 Celcom customers, and RM199 for the subsequent 50 customers on 15 October at La Bodega, Pavilion KL. To find more about the event please visit

The Nokia C3 is the most affordable QWERTY device in the Nokia range with a recommended retail price (RRP) of RM520. Customers can now get their hands on the new Nokia C3 at Nokia Stores and authorised retailers.

Designed with the socially connected in mind, the Nokia C3 supports easy activation of Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat via the device. Once active, email and chat via Nokia Messaging, are both just a single click away. And, updating your Facebook or Twitter status, following friends and uploading photos has never been simpler with quick access to your social networks via the Nokia C3 homescreen.

The Nokia C3, available in golden white, slate grey, and a stunning hot pink, is certainly not for shrinking wall-flowers!

The Nokia C3 offers a 2.4-inch display, support for 8GB of memory, Wi-Fi connectivity, media player and FM stereo radio and a 2.0 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom.

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Categories: Devices, News

Nokia today launches the latest C5 device, an inexpensive touchscreen smartphone with a couple of neat features that may well pique your interest if you want a new device that’s simple to use but covers all of the essentials for modern-day phones.

The device has a 3.2″ touch display and features Wi-Fi. It also has a compass and assisted GPS for use with the latest version of the free Ovi Maps hands-free navigation service, now featuring public transport support and location sharing through social networks.

The C5 has a 5-megapixel camera with 4X digital zoom, but no flash. It’s a bit smaller than the Nokia N8 or C7. It comes with up to 40MB of user memory and support for MicroSD cards up to 16GB. The talktime is quoted at 11.5 hours for GSM use and 4.5 hours using 3G. Standby time is estimated at 24-25 days. The operating system is Symbian^1 (aka. S60 5th edition touch-edition).

Launching globally at the end of this quarter, the Nokia C5 is expected to retail at around €170 before taxes or operator subsidies.

Check out this video of the new Nokia C5!


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Categories: News

Nokia Malaysia today has launched the Nokia N8, ‘the best camera smartphone in the world’, according to them.

The N8 is the first Nokia smartphone to feature the new Symbian^3 platform, combining powerful HD imaging capabilities and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound and intuitive social networking features.

The launch was held at MapKL just few hours ago and the most important info, price and availability was revealed.

The RRP Nokia N8 is only RM1690 and will be made available through Nokia stores and retail outlets starting 16 October 2010.
Maxis customers will also be able to enjoy great deals on the N8 with packages ranging from RM999-RM1299 with 12-24 months contract (voice and data plans).

The Nokia N8 introduces a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Xenon flash and large sensor that rivals those found in compact cameras.

THe Nokia N8 enables access to Web TV with channels like CNN, E!, Paramount and National Grographic. In Malaysia, users can also enjoy local contents from 8TV, TV3, Virtual Malaysia Destination Guide and many more.

Currently the Nokia N8 is only available in 3 colours; Silver, Black and Green.

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Categories: News

Wait no more! The Nokia N8 will finally be made available next weekend and you can start making pre-orders NOW!

When you pre-order now, you will be one of the first in Malaysia to own it.
You will also get an exclusive Nokia N8 Spine Case worth RM87.

Pre-order before 15th October 2010 and get yourself an ADDITIONAL 1 year warranty worth RM139!

Collection date is 16th-17th October 2010.


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Categories: Devices, News

Check out this photos below.

Can you see how crazy the crowd was at the launch of Nokia N8 in Beijing? Hahahaha Nokia Conversations posted some photos from the launch in Helsinki, Beijing, Shanghai and Moscow few days ago. Below are more shots!

Eager customers queued up to get their hands on the new N8!

Some pre-order customers were even lucky enough to get theirs hand delivered.

Right now planes, trucks and boats are bringing shipments of N8s all over the world for delivery over the coming weeks.

The first man in China to get his hands on a new N8! Congrats!


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Categories: News

To everyone whom have been waiting for the Nokia N8, good news! It’s now shipping! The first Nokia N8 devices have left the factories in Finland and China and are now making their way around the world.

Nokia Conversations has posted some shots of the N8 being packed and shipped. Below are some of it.

Guess who will get them first? Who else but those who pre-ordered hehe and according to Nokia, Nokia N8 has received the most pre-orders ever in their line of products.

“Being a global device launch, the Nokia N8 is shipping in tens of different languages to dozens of operators around the world. That isn’t something that happens overnight and as factory production ramps up, so will the numbers of trucks leaving with freshly boxed N8s on board.”

The N8s are being packed into the blue boxes!

Users can expect to receive the N8s as early as this weekend and more will get their hands on the devices in the coming weeks.

Now check your doorstep or nearby phone dealers to see if you can grab hold of the N8 soon :D


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Categories: Videos

This beautiful handmade treat of a film made by Oscar-winning film makers Aardman Animations – the guys behind Wallace and Gromit – is amazing for two reasons.

It’s now in the Book of Guinness World Records as officially “the world’s smallest stop motion character animation” – and it was filmed using only the new Nokia N8’s 12mp camera and a specially designed microscope!

What do you think?


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Categories: Apps, News, Videos

Rejoice Nokia Symbian users worldwide! We finally get to check in gloriously and proudly with the upcoming official Foursquare app by Nokia!

At Nokia World which is going on now in London, Nokia demonstrated the Foursquare app which runs on Symbian^3 and also other S60v5 and s60v3.2 devices.

Check out the video demo below. Looks awesome.

According to Foursquare VP of Mobile & Partnerships, Holger Luedorf, they will be focusing more on tie-ins with mobile manufacturers’ app stores and negotiate ‘featured’ status in app stores to help expose a wider audiece to Foursquare in the future.

This official Foursquare app by Nokia will be made available in the Ovi Store within the next week.


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Categories: Devices, News, Videos

Nokia has just announced 3 new Symbian devices at NokiaWorld along with the N8.

Following the success of Nokia Communicators, comes the Symbian^3 powered E7.

“With its lush 4-inch touchscreen featuring Nokia’s new ClearBlack technology for better outdoor visibility, the E7 is as packed with features as it is gorgeous to look at and hold.”

Fore more info, check out this video of the Nokia E7.



First in the new Cseries lineup is the sleek C7 which boasts a 3.5-inch AMOLED display and is a hand-friendly 10.5mm thin. Like the E7 this device also sports an 8-megapixel camera with 8GB of onboard storage (expandable to 40GB with microSD).

The Nokia C7 will also shoot HD video in 720p and comes with free global walk and drive navigation and a digital compass. City users will welcome the active noise cancellation for clearer voice calls whilst the battery will keep calls going for up to 9.5 hours (in GSM mode) and stay on standby for an astounding 27 days (3G mode). The Nokia C7 is expected to go on sale before the end of 2010 and will be available in black, metal or brown for an estimated retail price of €335 before taxes and subsidies.

Video demo of the C7.


Like its big Cseries brother, the latest Nokia C6 (C6-01) is a compact little number that will also sport an 8-megapixel camera though with a more pocket-friendly 3.2-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The latter sporting the same Nokia ClearBlack technology as the E7, offering much improved outdoor visibility. Like the C7, this new device will also be a social networker’s dream with live feeds from your favorite social networks available on your home screen. The C6-01 will support microSD up to 32GB and capture HD video in 720p. Users can expect to see up to 17 days standby time and up to 11.5 hours talktime from the C7 battery.

Expected to be shipping before the end of 2010, the Nokia C6-01 will be available in silver or black and is estimated to retail at €260 before taxes and subsidies.

Video demo of the C6.


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Categories: Devices, Opinions, Reviews, Videos

OK as you may have already known, a Nokia N8 preview session was held in Kuala Lumpur a week ago and I have posted Part 1 of the N8 first look with photos and videos.

This.. is part 2, focusing on Video playback, taking photos & videos and customizing homescreen.

Here’s a closer look at the AMOLED screen with resolution of 360*640px. Very vibrant colours and high contrast. Somehow the 3.5″ screen feels big on the N8, which is good.

Here’s a screen comparison of N8 and the X6. The AMOLED screen is clearly better than the LCD.

The 12megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics sits at the back of the phone without an external lens protector. Instead, it has a lens shutter inside… which I think is useless cos we need to protect the glass from getting scratched nonetheless.

The N8 is Nokia’s second device with Xenon flash, with N82 being the first one which was out few years ago. This also means, there is no video light during recording as Xenon cannot be switched on continuously like an LED flash.

The black line before the camera is the speaker. Unlike all previous Nseries from Nokia, the N8 only has 1 speaker. It’s a let down as users would definitely prefer dual speakers on both ends of the phone to enjoy video playback more. Oh well.. nothing we can do about it anyways.

Here’s a video demonstrating video playback, taking photos & videos and customizing homescreen with widgets and wallpapers.

Click HERE to watch in HD

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Categories: Promotions, Videos

Here are 3 chinese based ads for the upcoming Nokia N8. From the slang of the people in the ads, they sound like Taiwanese.. but who knows.. maybe they are from China or probably Singapore.

Have a look and let us know what you think.

This video incorporates a few N8 users and they share what they can do with their devices.

Chris, a representative from Nokia explaining the features and the advantages of the N8.

A more revolutionary video of what we can use the N8 for. Quite interesting.

For more video ads of N8, check out TheHandHeldBlog as they have posted all 5 ads.

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Categories: Devices, Opinions, Touchscreen, Videos

Few days ago Nokia Malaysia held a preview session for the upcoming Nokia N8. SymbianpOp was there to check out the device.

Here are some videos and photos + some initial thoughts of the phone.
(This post focuses on Outlook, Homescreen, OviStore, Dial Screen & Photo Gallery. More will be covered in upcoming posts)

The session was conducted by Glen Cha, product manager for Nokia Malaysia. He demonstrated some of the key features of the N8 to us via the LCD, connected to the N8 using a HDMI cable (yes the Nokia N8 has HDMI output) + 5.1 Dolby Surround sound system.

Below is a video of his demo on music player, Ovi Maps, visual multitask and also a brief intro to some Web TV apps. N8 users will be able to watch TV clips on CNN, TV3, 8TV and more.

The Nokia N8 runs on Symbian^3, with improved interface. “There’s no more 1 tap or 2 tap… everything is single tap now”, says Glen.

On first contact, I noticed that the body was very solid, thanks to the 1-piece casing.
The AMOLED screen was very bright and colours were vibrant. The screen is 360*640 pixels aka nHD resolution.
The capacitive screen was very responsive. According to Glen, the screen is made out of ‘gorilla glass’… not sure how true but someone will definitely try smashing one in the future when it comes out. Haha.
The N8 has multiple homescreens. Up to 3. Somehow I feel that 3 homescreens is not enough. Hope Nokia will allow more soon.

I LOVE glossy screen and the one on the N8 is just what I was looking for. Superb glossy screen on high contrast, vibrant display. The dial screen has also been improved on Symbian^3. It looks more compact now and the placement of the keys are very easily accessible with 1 hand.
If you have phonebook entries, the names will appear as you type out numbers on the dial screen. Great way to save tapping phone numbers.

Click here to watch in HD.

Ok you can see how some of the features look and work on the Nokia N8 in the video above.
Watch it and if you have any comments and questions, please leave them at the COMMENTS area below.

Nokia N8 availability: October 2010
Price: TBA.

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Categories: News, Opinions

OK So we have heard a lot about Nokia’s upcoming super smartphone N8, the first device to be powered by Symbian^3 OS.

We have also seen what the 12megapixel camera can do and the 720p HD video recording on the N8.

SymbianpOp will be at the Nokia N8 Preview Session tonight held in Kuala Lumpur and here’s your chance to clear your doubts and curiosity!

If you have any questions about the N8 at all, please feel free to leave it here in the COMMENTS section or send us an email at smashpop[at]gmail[dot]com and we will try our best to raise it at the session tonight.

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