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Categories: Devices, Events

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, 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)

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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Categories: Events, News, Promotions

Read reviews of the new Nokia X6? Saw photos and videos of people playing with one and wished you can own one too?

YOU CAN!! FOR ONLY 66 BUCKS!

Nokia Malaysia is organizing a launch party for the Nokia X6 Comes With Music and Ovi Music Store in Malaysia!

Points to remember:

- It will be held at Bukit Kiara Equestrian Club Indoor Arena
- 29.1.2010 730pm til late
- There will only be 66 units up for grabs so make sure you come early come fast and grab it FASTTT!
- Be the first to be there wearing PINK or BLUE

More info belowwww.

Don’t know how a Nokia X6 look like? Here you go.

Check out my post on the new Nokia X6 or view the X6 video below.

Important notes to remember:

MORE INFO CLICK HERE!

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Categories: Contest, Events

Are you a music buff? Do you love music as much as er… food? Nokia Malaysia is currently looking for 50 people to become the Nokia Music Explorers and enjoy unlimited access to over a million tracks via the latest Nokia music device.

What’s this about?

The 50 selected explorers will be amongst the first to preview Nokia’s Comes With Music service and the new Nokia X6 32GB music device.

A complimentary 1 year account subscription will give you unlimited access to over millions of tracks available on Nokia Ovi Music.

To apply, simply answer a survey and 50 people will get selected to become the Nokia Music Explorers and will be able to attend an event on 14th January 2010.

Click here to apply now!

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Categories: Devices, Events, News

Woot! This is gonna be great.

Check out this widget below with international artiste Rihanna talking about some stuff.

What stuff? You have to click play to view it.

“Nokia today announced the launch of a groundbreaking new global music partnership – Nokia Play 2010 – with the Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJMG) and Universal Music Group International (UMGI)”

The partnership will launch international superstar Rihanna’s highly-anticipated new album, Rated R, with Nokia via an exclusive live, streamed concert and simultaneous listening parties in multiple locations around the globe on November 16th 2009.

Streamed live from London, Rihanna will perform for the very first time a select number of tracks from her new album. In front of fans in London and an audience globally, the exclusive gig will showcase Nokia and IDJMG’s ability to bring fans closer to artists, and artists closer to fans via its home on www.nokia.com/rihanna

This event places Rihanna at the forefront of cutting-edge technology to deliver music and exclusive content to fans, whilst enabling fans to get closer to the live action from wherever they are in the world.

Listen up Rihanna fans! You now can:

* Sign up to watch the live stream
* Invite your friends to watch the performance simultaneously with you through Facebook and Twitter
* Download a web widget counting down to the live performance.
* Download an exclusive Rihanna mobile application from Nokia’s Ovi Store.
* Download the album with an exclusive track either to their PC or over the air to mobile from Nokia Music Store or Comes With Music.

In addition, Nokia will offer of an exclusive version of the new Rated R album via Nokia Music Store, as well as a companion Rihanna application with exclusive footage and other links on Ovi Store.
Rihanna stated, “I am so excited to partner up with Nokia. They are doing some really revolutionary things with this album, enabling me to reach more fans than ever before.”

To secure your place in the making of music history, register at www.nokia.com/rihanna now!

Reminder: Live Stream will take place on 16th November 2009

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Categories: Events

At the recent Nokia Developer Summit event held at Monaco, I was lucky enough to be able to meet some key people in the Symbian industry.

Some bloggers, some developers and some people from Nokia and Symbian foundation.

Below are some shots of them.

2 journalists from Singapore, Rob Taylor: Head of Forum Nokia, me and Kelly, a journalist from Malaysia.

Tero Ojanpera: Executive Vice President, Services, Nokia & us.

Lee Williams: Executive Director, Symbian Foundation & us.

Rafe Blandford from AllAboutSymbian

Leanid Vouk: Team Leader of QIK

Rocco and Rene, developers from Germany and UK.

Nice meeting you guys.

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Categories: Contest, Events, search for n

The Search for N competition has finally came to an end. The final round took place a few hours ago when I posted up the clue that led the 10 of the finalists to The Loaf, Pavilion.

There were only SIX Nokia N97 to be given away… so the earliest six who arrived got one each… and the last 4 to arrive at the secret location got themselves a consolation prize of a Nokia goodie bag.

Here are some photos from the event just now and also a video that took me 1 hour to edit. Do watch it til the end ok? ahaha

Contestants ran towards Loaf one by one, welcomed by David, Hazel, Jo and me.

Ashleigh, Scott and Petrina arrived a few minutes right after the clue was posted up at 11am…. so fast we were not even ready to welcome them.. ahah according to them, they were at Starbucks Pavilion waiting for the post to be up and the moment they saw it, they Googled it and found the answer. Not bad…

Petrina was the 3rd to arrive cos she was running behind Scott and Ash. Hahaha

Darry… the first person to submit his email the moment the 5th clue was made live few days ago.

Ziyan and Calvin got here together… but they were and 6th and 7th to arrive… Since Calvin was in front, Ziyan was very very upset and got kinda pissed… watch the video below to see his reaction.

Alex and Christopher were two of the unlucky ones… they arrived 8th and 9th…. Alex’s upset expression was really upsetting.. ahaha Chris was happy all the way eventhough he didnt win.. thats the spirit!

The winners were then seated, and briefed about the new Nokia N97.. ordered food.. and played with their new toys while eating.

First 3 to arrive got to pick the colour of the N97 they got…. Michael here got the white one… no options.. since he was the 4th to arrive.

The event ended with a group shot… everyone was in… winners, losers *cough*, Nokia reps, and the owner of SymbianpOp, me. lol

Check out the video below!!!

Thanks Nokia and Text100 for making this happen.

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Categories: Contest, Events, Promotions, search for n

Nokia is giving out 97 x Nokia N97 worldwide to 97 lucky people!

For Malaysia, SymbianpOp has been appointed to give out the N97 to 6 lucky Malaysians!

Join the Search for N to get yourself one of the 6 Nokia flagship touchscreen device now!

How Does The Search For N work?

1. First, surf on over to http://symbian.smashpop.net. Beginning May 26th, each question will be released at a set schedule as below:

· Clue 1 – 26th May @ 7:00 p.m. Kuala Lumpur

· Clue 2 – 28th May @ 7:00 p.m. Kuala Lumpur

· Clue 3 – 30th May @ 7:00 p.m. Kuala Lumpur

· Clue 4 – 31st May @ 7:00 p.m. Kuala Lumpur

· Clue 5 – 2nd June @ 7:00 p.m. Kuala Lumpur

2. There will be a total of 5 questions to be answered. The 5th question will be released on June 2nd.

3. As soon as the final question is released, email all five of your answers to nmalaysia@ovi.com. The first 10 all-correct entries will progress to the FINAL stage to stand a chance to win one of six Nokia N97.

4. Nokia will contact the final 10 contestants with a secret password to be used for the FINAL stage. The FINAL CLUE will be posted on 4th June 2009 on http://symbian.smashpop.net (time to be revealed to 10 finalists).

5. Solving the FINAL CLUE will reveal the the secret location of the Nokia N97 where the finalists must immediately proceed to on that day within a specified time. It’ll be an exciting race to the finish because only the FIRST 6 to arrive will receive the Nokia N97.

Will you dare to Search for N?

Clue 1: 26th May 2009

At the tips of your fingers, a way to find your way in the dark? (Hint: It’s one of your five senses)


==========Terms & Conditions==========
Eligibility
* Nokia Malaysia (the Organiser) presents the Search for N Contest (“Contest”), starting from May 26 2009 and ending on June 4 2009.
* Only participants who submit entries to the nmalaysia@ovi.com email address during the specified Contest period will be eligible for the prize.
* This Contest is open to all Malaysian individuals aged 18 and above. Employees, agents, employees of advertising agencies and suppliers of Nokia Malaysia and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in the Online Contest.
Mechanics
* Participants must adhere to the mechanics of the Online Contest as follows:
o Participants must surf over to http://symbian.smashpop.net. Where one question will be released at a set schedule beginning May 26th.
o There will be a total of 5 questions to be answered. The 5th question will be released on June 2nd.
o As soon as the 5th question is released, participants must email all five of their answers to nmalaysia@ovi.com.
o The first 10 all-correct entries will progress to the final stage to stand a chance to win one of six Nokia N97s.
o Nokia will contact the final 10 contestants with a secret password to be used for the final stage. The final clue will be posted on 4th June 2009 on http://symbian.smashpop.net.
o Participants must solve the final clue which will reveal the the secret location of the Nokia N97. Finalists must immediately proceed to the location on the same day within a specified time.
o The first six participants to arrive at the secret location will receive a Nokia N97.
Prize
* Participants may submit as many entries as they like.
* Nokia Malaysia is offering one unit of Nokia N97 each as the prize for the six winners. The prize is not transferable and cannot be exchanged for cash or items of equivalent value, except at the sole discretion of the Organiser. The Organiser reserves the right to substitute or replace the prize from time to time without prior notice.
Winner Selection
* The selected 10 finalists will be notified by phone or email and be given the secret password as well as details on the final stage of the contest.
* If a finalist is unable to participate in the final stage of the contest, the Organiser reserves the right to select another finalist from its pool of qualifying finalists.
* The Organiser reserves the right to reject entries that are found or in the opinion of the Organiser to be fraudulent.
* The Organiser’s decision is final and binding. No correspondence or appeals against any decision made shall be entertained.
Miscellaneous
* The Organiser reserves the right at its absolute discretion to change, delete or add to any of these Terms & Conditions and/or to terminate, suspend or cancel this Contest at any time with or without prior notice. For the avoidance of doubt – termination, suspension or cancellation of the Contest shall not entitle the participants or the prize winner to claim for compensation against Nokia Malaysia for any and all losses or damages suffered or incurred by the participants or the prize winner as a direct or indirect result of the act of termination, suspension or cancellation.
* The Organiser reserves the right to publish or display the name, information and/ or photographs of the winner for marketing, advertising and publicity purposes in any manner it deems appropriate.
* By participating in this Contest, it is deemed that the participants agree to be bound by all of these Terms & Conditions and the decisions of the Organiser in relation to every aspect of the Contest.
* All participants’ information provided shall become the property of Nokia Malaysia and may be used for but not limited to the following purposes: marketing communications, marketing analysis, or third party offers.
* This Contest is carried out to further promote Nokia Malaysia and its products. It is not designed for any gambling purposes.

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Categories: Contest, Events, Promotions, search for n

If you have seen the previous teaser, I’m sure you know there will be a contest coming up here on SymbianpOp.

Now here’s the second teaser for you. More info now. Are you excited?

I am very excited. 6 lucky people will get to own the Nokia N97 a lot lot lot earlier than everybody else. Be sure to keep it logged on to symbian.smashpop.net for your chance to win the upcoming Nokia flagship device! :D

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Categories: Devices, Events, Videos

I recently got the chance to play with something futuristic. Haha. It’s the Cinemizer eyewear produced by Zeiss.

It was at the Nokia Developer Summit where I got exposed to this device that allows users to have 3D experience with stereo sound watching movies(and playing games) on mobile phones.

According to Zeiss website; “Whether you want to watch a whodunit inside the sanctity of your own four walls, or a thriller while riding an exercise bike at the gym – cinemizerplus allows you to enjoy a blockbuster wherever you are”

To get it to work on the mobile phone, we need to have the software installed and the dock that plugs into the 3.5mm headphone jack that has a cable connecting to the eyewear.

The Cinemizer eyewear made me look like Cyclopse…. but the 3d experience was mind blowing… with earphone plugged deep into your ear… one get get immersed into the movie right away.

Here’s a video demonstration of the eyewear plugged onto an N86 that I recorded at the event in Monaco.

Find out more about Zeiss Cinemizer here.

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Categories: Events, Videos

At the recent Nokia Developer Summit 09, Lee Williams, Executive Director, Symbian Foundation, talked about the open mobile platform and Symbian.

Some key points mentioned by him:

Symbian Foundation is a community for develoeprs to share ideas and to guide one another to eliminate the need to go through pages of materials, links… without having to download 3-4 different kits and tools and version controlling your own systems and apps.

Symbian foundation helps to create a cleaner access to these resources so that ideas and developers’ creativity does not get diluted.

Here’s one of the slides that he showed, comparing the attribute strengths among the different mobile platform today. These are attibutes that most developers are looking for when producing apps and systems.

Here’s the video of his keynote.

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Categories: Apps, Events, Videos

I got to play with the Nokia N97 at the recent Nokia Developer Summit 09 at Monaco and I’d like to say thanks to WenDee and Julien Fourgeaud for giving a very detailed runthough of the device.

Here’s my simple review of it.. after playing for 15 minutes. Heh.

The N97 that I got to play with was the black variant. I personally prefer the white one. Well, the body was very solid as there were no creaks when squeezed. The green and red touch buttons were very responsive while giving haptic feedback when pressed.

One thing that disturbed me was the tilt screen. The angle of the tilt was too steep that I had to bend my hands down a little in order for the screen to face me directly. This also means that I cannot get a clear view of the keyboard since it has been tilted down. Hope you know what I mean.

As the N97 I played was still a pre-production set, the backlight of the full qwerty keyboard was not working but everything else was OK. The speaker was as loud as the 5800. It’s a fingerprint magnet but I am sure it will not be that obvious on the white one.

Check out the video below.

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Categories: Events, Videos

The Associated Press is the backbone of the world’s information system serving thousands of daily newspaper, radio, television and online customers with coverage in all media and news in all formats. It is the largest and oldest news organization in the world, serving as a source of news, photos, graphics, audio and video.

They have presented the demo of the mobile app on the Nokia N97 at NDS 09. Check out the video below.

eyeSight also demonstrated their eyePlay technology that allows touchless control of the music player and gaming on a Symbian phone.

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Categories: Events, OVI, Videos

Tero Ojanpera, Exec VP, Entertainment and Communities, Nokia, spent 45 minutes talking about developing for the era of Social Location.

He basically tells the developers how Nokia is opening up the platform so that apps can be built and distributed in order for users to discover. They are also opening up the OVI platform’s API and that will allow 3rd party developers to utilise it and easily plug into the OVI Share network.

Soon users will have the chance to upload photos, videos and other media to social networks like flickr, facebook, OVI etc and this can be done at the same time instead of uploading them to the networks one after another.

Nokia N97 SDk was also released so developers can build apps, take over the front screen and inform users on their latest updates and ‘new things’. The front screen is live and dynamic. Users do not need to open apps to find out details of things they constantly want to know about.

Here’s a video of this talk.

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Categories: Events, Videos

The summit started at 8am yesterday at Grimaldi Forum, Monaco. An event for the developers to know more about what Nokia is doing with apps and the OVI store.

The opening of the keynote was hosted by the Head of Forum Nokia, Mr. Rob Taylor.

He explains about cross platform development environments, runtime and tools like S40, S60 and Maemo. Flash and Java developers were advised to use Qt as it reduces production cost. He also briefly discussed on what devices developers should target when builing aplications. More about this in the video below.

These are the different platforms that are working with Forum Nokia now.

Check out this video of the keynote.

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Categories: Events, News

I was at the Nokia E75 Bloggers Email Night yesterday at Saffron, Solaris Mont Kiara. At the event they previewed and shared with us some info on Nokia’s moves in email and messaging.

One of the speakers were Mr. Bambos Kaisharis, Marketing Manager for Nokia Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei. He engaged us with questions about emails, how emails have evolved and explained why we should funnel all our emails into one medium etc…

He also explains why the E75 is the perfect device for messaging and email as it not only spots a full qwerty keyboard, but also a full fledged Nokia Messaging software that pushes our personal and corporate emails into the device so that we can check them wherever we are.

We then got the chance to play with the E75 and tried setting up the email accounts on the device.

Mr. Glenn Cha, product manager for Nokia Malaysia explains more on how the messaging system works on the device while showing us real life implementations of the service.

A photo of some of our Nokia phones together with the E75. The Nokia E75 is out in the market now and the price is around RM1.9k RRP.

Check out this video I recorded yesterday at the event.

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Categories: Events, Videos

I sense a rising craze in UK clubs soon.

Nokia has recently came up with Nokia Tube Dance… a set of funky dance moves done on touch-activated light up dance floor.

It is also in conjunction with the launch of Nokia 5800 XpressMusic in the UK and with the help of street dance ace George Sampson, Keith Lemon and and breakthrough artist W Brown, comes the innovative Tube Dance.

Check out the video.

There will be a Tube Dance tour around UK soon. For those interested, you can check out the schedules on its website NokiaTubeDance.com

If you wanna do the dance, there’s a visual tutorial too!

Now let’s do the Tube Dance! ahahhaahahhahahahahah >_>

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Categories: Events

Remember the teaser post?

The 5800 XpressMusic was finally launched and went on sale in Malaysia on the 9th January 2009. The launch event took place at Pavilion, one of the trendiest shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur.

The event started at 7pm and the entance of the mall was already crowded with curious passerbys, music lovers and 5800 fans.

There were performances by local acts along with a musical demonstration ala STOMP.

Many audience on the floor were called up on stage to play games and answer questions related to the Nokia 5800 XPM and everyone of them walked away with some Nokia goodie bags + merchandises.

I saw many people buying the 5800 on the event day itself and RM1499.00 is actually a very affordable price for such a powerhouse phone. Good job Nokia!

I then joined the other invited bloggers to the after party makan-makan and drinking session at La Bodega.

Check out this video I recorded of the event using the 5800 itself.

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Categories: Devices, Events

I just got a package from Nokia this morning. It’s an invitation to the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic launch in KL.


Here are the details. It’s an open event so anyone who is crazy about the touchscreen device can go and have fun.


In the package there’s a pair of stripe sleeves too! Seems like all the media will be doing some stripstripe dance at the event. Haha

Oh by the way, here are some high quality shots of the 5800 XpressMusic done by DailyMobile.

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Categories: Events, News

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS! The date that everyone in Malaysia has been waiting for.

9th January 2009

There will be a super big launch event for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic on that day. Details below:

Date:
Friday, January 9, 2009
Time:
7:00pm – 11:00pm
Location:
Pavilion KL
Street:
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
City/Town:
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ITS AN OPEN OUTDOOR EVENT FOR EVERYONE! COME CELEBRATE AND ENJOY AND EVERYTHING ELSE!!!!! AHHAHA

———-Update———

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will be on sale at the event itself at Pavilion. Please be there before 8pm.

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