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Nokia has just announced the launch of a new device, named the Nokia 5250.
It’s a touchscreen device powered by Symbian^1 OS and is aimed for any individuals looking for a modern, multipurpose mobile that also offers great value for money.

MUSIC
- Device comes with music player on homescreen and music can be downloaded from Ovi Music.
- Supports up to 16gb MicroSD
- FM radio
- Comes with a free copy of the acclaimed Guitar Hero 5 Mobile

SOCIAL
- Easy access to Facebook, MySpace, etc.
- Log-in to multiple email accounts such as Ovi Mail, Gmail and Yahoo! Mail
- Instant messaging

The device will last up to 18 days in standby or up to seven hours talktime. If you stick to music, then it can play for 24 hours without stopping

SPECS
- Runs the Symbian^1 operating system
- Offers GSM/EDGE communications
- 2.8-inch TFT screen with a 16:9 apect ratio and a resolution of 640 x 360 pixels
- 2-megapixel camera
- Measures 104mm x 49mm x 14mm

The Nokia 5250 will cost just €115 (RM460) before tax and subsidies and will be available 4th quarter of 2010.

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Categories: Devices, News, OVI, Videos

Today Nokia unveiled 3 new devices for those who are into messaging, emails and social networks.

NOKIA C6

The first one, Nokia C6 spots a 3.2inches HD touchscreen, slide-out four row keyboard (N97 had only 3 rows) and a 5 megapixels camera.

The C6 comes with all the features that can satisfy your messaging needs. With customizable homescreen, you will be able to get access to your favourite contacts, emails and Facebook updates at a glance. The Nokia Messaging app that comes prebuilt with the C6, can support up to 10 email accounts. (eg: YahooMail, GMail, Windows Live and Ovi Mail).

Some other stuff worth mentioning are; FREE Ovi maps walk and drive navigations, support up to 16GB with microSD, It’s expected to be out in the 2nd quarter of 2010 and is estimated to cost about €220 before taxes and subsidies.

Video of the Nokia C6 in action.

NOKIA C3

The C3 is a Series 40 device with full qwerty keyboard. It comes pre-built Nokia Messaging (for all your email needs) and Nokia Chat (the app that connects you to all your IMs like MSN, Gtalk, Ovi Chat, etc). The Nokia C3 also has the conversational SMS chat feature, so you can keep on top of your text dialogue and find your favourite contacts homescreen, where you’ll also see news and alerts.

The C3 has WIFI, 2mpx camera, 2.4inch screen and support up to 8GB of storage. It will be out in the 2nd quarter of 2010, has options for a few colours: golden white, slate grey and hot pink and is expected to cost about €90 before taxes and subsidies.

NOKIA E5

I like this one. A new addition to the E series, combining all the good stuff from E71 and E72. The E5 is made for people who doesnt like charging their phones. Why? Cos the E5 comes with 18 hours and 30 minutes talk time (in GSM mode) and 29 days standby time. With the latest S60 v3 software, you can access your social network and contacts right from the homescreen.

Facebook updates are merged into your phonebook contact list so you can see what is everyone doing at that time. The E5 also comes with full messaging and chat features like the other messaging devices above.

Apart from the 10 email account support, the E5 also caters for the business users whereby it also capable of handling Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler.

The Nokia E5 comes in five mouth-watering colours – Carbon Black, Chalk White, Sky Blue, Copper Brown and Silver Gray. Estimated to cost €180 before taxes and subsidies and is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2010.

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Categories: Gaming, OVI

One of the most innovative game from Ovi is about to emerge…

It’s a game based on GPS location, maps and your driving skills.

Behold! OVI MAPS RACING!

Basically when you launch the game, it will detect your location via GPS and then present you the map of the area you are in and then you can start racing in your neighbourhood.

Here are more screenshots of the game.

The game will soon be available for download, so for now, enjoy the game trailer first.

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Categories: Gaming, N-Gage, News, OVI

This is gonna be one very sad news from Nokia. According to them in the latest N-gage blog post, Nokia will be shutting down the N-gage gaming service under the OVI umbrella by 2010 and they will ‘no longer publish new games for the N-Gage platform’. That doesn’t mean the end of the gaming segment for Nokia because according to the same blogpost, the games will be provided via its Ovi Store service instead.

Some important notes on this:

  • Nokia will no longer publish new games via the N-Gage service. Instead games will be made available via the Ovi Store.
  • N-Gage games can be purchased until September 2010. Other parts of the N-Gage service, including N-Gage Arena, will be availale throughout 2010.
  • The N-Gage application will continue to ship on some older devices. However new devices will not ship with the N-Gage application.
  • All current N-Gage will continue to work. The online (Arena) elements will continue to work throughout 2010. However, subsequently, the online elements of N-Gage games will no longer work.
  • Nokia’s future gaming strategy will be based on Ovi Store distribution.

Looking back at some games I really loved playing on the N-gage…


Dance Fabulous


Age of Empires 3


Metal Gear Solid

… and many more.

Thanks Nokia for bringing us a revolutionary gaming service since 2003 and hope the OVI Store will create a new wave in the industry.

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Categories: OVI, Services, ovi store

We’ve all heard of it… waited for it.. and now it’s finally live! Ovi Store… is the one stop shop for Nokia users to download apps, ringtones, videos, games and many other interesting contents for the mobile.

OVI Store is for all Nokia users.. be it an S60 or S40 device

You can visit the store using your PC at http://store.ovi.com but it is recommended if you view it using your phone browser as you can directly download apps without the need to send the SMS link to your phone(if you are on PC).

Be sure to get yourself an OVI username (if you still havent got one).. cos you need it to sign in to Ovi Store to download contents to your own phone or send to your friends.

Here are some screenshots I took when I was surfing Ovi Store on my 5800. Upon arriving on the site, you will be prompted to download and install the Ovi Store app for better and smarter experience. So I did. As you can see on the 2nd screenshot, I was signing in to my OVI account. You can do that by scrolling down to the bottom of the page in the app.

This is how the app looks like on the 5800. Touchscreen experience is always the best.. ahahhaah (cant wait for the BETTER experience on the N97.. lol).. ya so you can surf around to look for the contents that you like. The green tabs on top categorises the apps to games, apps, recommended, my stuff, personalisation and audio & video. Once you click on an app that you are interested in, it will switch to the screenshot on the left.. more info about the content and buttons to download and send to friend. If it’s a paid app then you will see the option to buy.

Do check out the all new OVI store now!

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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: Apps, OVI

Hi all.

Do you share your photos and videos in Facebook? Flickr? Youtube? or even the new Nokia Social sharing site, OVI?

Well, you can now transfer your medias easily to your own social sharing websites via SHOZU!


It supports most of the websites and it integrates nicely with your phone!( yes, not only Symbian)…


I’ve tried it and i think its very easy to use and I can even update my Twitter using it! ahaha

There’s more to explore in this lil application. Why dont you try and share your experience with us?

Get SHOZU for your phone now!

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Categories: Apps, OVI

Nokia recently announced “Maps on OVI” and it’s a web component that you can use side by side with the new Nokia Maps 2.0.


Screenshot from All About Symbian

Users can now plan routes on the PC and sync it with Nokia Maps 2.0 on the phone before going out.

One can also save landmarks, record routes etc and sync i back to the PC when they are home.

More info on OVI at www.ovi.com

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Categories: OVI

We got the chance to have a short discussion about OVI and the whole idea about the newly launched services with them on the 2nd day of Nokia Showcase 08.

From the discussion, we got a clearer view of a few things on OVI.

- Nokia is venturing into offering services in 2008.
- Most of us are involved in communities nowadays and these revolves around imaging, communites and messaging.
- That is why Nokia launched Share on OVI as a step to integrate all the things we need in one single hub.
- Instead of uploading photos to Flickr, videos to Youtube and making friends in some other community site, why not just do it all in one place?

- I raised a question on what is the real definition of OVI, since share.ovi.com is just a part of it. What else is coming? Gautam’s reply was “Think of OVI as a mall… with lots of shops in it providing different services to users. Share on OVI is just one of the shops. There are more to come”


Chris showing us how to upload an image taken using the camera to share.ovi.com.

With Share on Ovi, users can now upload and share media files with anyone with just simple clicks from your mobile phone, web or PC. Share on OVI supports document files too. In fact, it supports up to more than 100 types of file formats, according to Chris.

The discussion then ended and we proceeded to another meeting room for another session of interview.

Next up: What’s the buzz with Ngage?

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