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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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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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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)

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

Where?
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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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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Nokia N8 smartphone – http://goo.gl/M157 – 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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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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.


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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.


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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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The Nokia N8 is the first Symbian^3 device to be made available in the market soon… yet the next S^3 device has been leaked and spotted in the wild.

Checkout the Nokia C7-00.

Photos were taken by zol.com.cn

Here are the main specs according to them.

* GSM 850/900/1800/1900
* WCDMA 2100MHz
* GPRS, EDGE, HSPA
* Display: 3.5 touch screen (resistive) 360 × 640 pixel resolution
* Symbian ^ 3
* 1200 mAh Li-Ion Battery
* Camera: 8 million pixel (CMOS) Dual LED
* support 720p HD video, 1080p high-definition player
* Bluetooth 3.0
* Micro USB v2.0, support for USB OUT function
* GPS
* WiFi 11n

Source: http://mobilelivingroom.de/New-Nokia-C7-00-wild-lots-pics

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Nokia has recently launched a new Eseries to replace the E63 that caters to the mass market.

Overview of Nokia E5: Connect seamlessly to the people in your professional and personal lives through instant messaging, email and your favourite online social networks.

I just got it yesterday and before I start using/reviewing it, here are some photos and video of the unboxing.

I realised that the packaging is quite compact and is made of recyclable material. Eco friendly. Nice.

The package comes with manuals, earphones, battery, USB adapter/charger, OVI booklet and the Nokia E5 itself… pretty standard.

The E5 has 5 colour variations; Carbon Black, Chalk White, Copper Brown, Silver Grey, Sky Blue.. this one I have here is the Chalk White version.

It has a 5 megapixel camera with zoom up to 3x (digital) & an LED flash. One of the drawbacks is that there is no autofocus.

Thickness compared to an X6. The E5 screen is 2.36″ with a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA) & supports up to 256,000 colours.

Some notable features of the E5:
- Get work emails in real time through Mail for Exchange and IBM® Lotus Notes® Traveler.
- Keep chatting while on the go. All your favorite IM communities—Windows Live Messenger,™ Yahoo!® Messenger, Google Talk™ and Ovi Chat
- Stay close to your friends on Facebook – view their status and send a message directly from your contact list.
- View and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents using the Quickoffice application.

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OK More features and reviews will be up soon.
The Nokia E5 is now available at all stores for only RM830. Very very affordable for a device with such features.

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Nokia Conversation has posted some initial camera samples from the Nokia N8. The photos were taken by a variety of folks involved in the camera’s development. They also claim that the photos were untouched, straight from the camera.

Check out the photos below to see what the 12megapixel Carl Zeiss optics on the Nokia N8 can do.

According to them, more low light photos will be posted soon.
What do you think of the photos taken using the Nokia N8? I think they are superb. Sharp images, vibrant colour, low noise.

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Negri Electronics has recently posted a video of them handling a prototype from Nokia that looks very much like the upcoming Nokia N8 but with full QWERTY keyboard. Since Nokia has announced that the N8 will be the last Nseries to be powered by Symbian, could this just be the E7… or C7? Soon we will find out.

For now, check out this video that shows off the multiple ports available on the device (including a HDMI port), the keyboard, homescreen widget, browser and the slider screen mechanism.

From what we can see, the screen seems to be a 4incher.. and has probably a 640×480px resolution screen. I like how thin it is for a device with slide out QWERTY and the look of the keyboard is very nice too. Did you notice the 8mpx camera in the video? Hope it shoots 720p HD and that would be sweet.

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Nokia just announced the new X5 at the current Nokia Connections event at Singapore and woah.. I did not expect it to look like this.

It’s a squarish smartphone with slide-out QWERTY keyboard. It is running S60v3 Feature Pack 2, and has “Comes with Music” service. The X5 has a 5megapixels camera too. Price is about 185 Euro before tax.

This is how the slide out keyboard looks like. I personally don’t like the appearance of the phone. Somehow it reminds of the Microsoft Kin 1.

Check out this video I found on youtube.

What do you think of the X5?
Do you like how it looks?
Are you looking forward to own one?

Do leave a comment and let us know.

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Hello weekends! Lets all sit back, relax and watch this overview video of the upcoming Nokia N8 by the product manager itself.

So from this video we know that it has 3 homescreens (why not more?), browser supports Flash, has cover flow album art, thumbnail preview multitasking and more.

Enjoy!

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Photos below were taken using the Nokia N8 that isn’t running the latest software. Notice that even though the OS is not the final version, the outcome of the camera was very impressive. Super sharp photos and very vibrant colours.

Checkout these 3 photos. Taken at full 12-megapixel resolution. (Click to enlarge)

Here’s a sample HD video recorded using the N8 at 720p without editing. Superb results.

The preview here is not in HD. View the original HD video on VIMEO.

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As we all already know, the recently announced Nokia N8 will be the next flagship device with superb 12mpx camera, HD recording, Dolby Surround Sound and is also the world’s first Symbian^3 device.

The N8 comes in 5 exciting colours; Black, Silver, Orange, Green and Blue.

Here are some videos of the fantastic camera-centric device.

PROMO VIDEOS

Nokia N8 Sneak Peak

What will you do with it?

HANDS ON VIDEOS

Introducing the Nokia N8

Media Wall

Facebook

HD Video Recording

More info on the Nokia N8 here

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Nokia just announced a new device powered by the new Symbian^3 platform, the Nokia N8. It is launched with a new breed of camera to compete with the current point and shoot digicams in the market.

From the specs, I’d say that this Nokia N8 is the best Nokia camera device ever as it comes with a 12-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and Xenon flash. The camera sensor is larger than most of the sensors in current camera phones and also digicams out there, so expect photos with good noise control from this new N8.

The N8 can also capture HD videos at 720p and has the ability to edit them within the device itself. Watching videos is also great on the 3.5″ HD capacitive touchscreen. This is the first Nokia device to have HDMI output to you can plug it to your HDTVs to share photos and videos with your friends. Other than that, the experience of watching videos on the N8 is also different as it has Dolby Digital Plus surround sound and is ablt to hook into a dedicated Web TV application for access to news and entertainment on the move.

The N8 also has messaging and social networks features. Access live feeds from your Twitter and Facebook accounts from the homscreen itself. You will be able to comment, reach and post photos and statuses with one touch. As usual, the N8 comes with free global Ovi Maps walk and drive navigation with support in more than 70 countries worldwide.

The Symbian^3 powering the N8, is a new and enhanced version of the current Symbian OS and it now supports gestures and multitouch like pinch to zoom. Other enhancements are; 3 customizable homescreens, improved 2D and 3D graphics for faster and more responsive UI.

The N8 comes with 5 eye catching colours and will cost about €370 before tax and subsidies. The Nokia N8 is expected to ship in the 3rd quarter of 2010.

Stay tuned for more into on Nokia N8!

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It’s the weekends! Now lets relax and take a look at this video posted by Nokia Conversations about simple human solutions.

In this video, they are highlighting how Nokia has come up with some audio solutions for users, like earphones, bluetooth headphones, speakers etc.

.. and here’s the interview with the Head of Nokia Design, about some simple accesories related to the video above

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