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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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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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ALERT ALERT! A damn useful app is emerging and everyone in KL, Malaysia should get it!

It might just be one of the most useful app on your phone alongside Gravity!

Thanks to the guys at Nerdattack, we will be able to check out traffic conditions in the city before we leave the office, go for parties at night or going to work.

If I’m not mistaken, the app is currently only supported on S60 v5 touch devices so if you are using a Nokia 5800, N97, 5530 or N97 mini then probably you should get it when it’s out on the OVI Store.

The widget has a very simple and straight forward interface. Once it’s launched, a list of street names will appear and with just a tap, traffic images will be displayed.

*Live images are grabbed from ITIS btw.

Check out these screenssssssss.. damn nice right? See how the arrows are toggled by just tapping the arrows icon on the top right of the screen.

According to NerdAttack, the app has been submitted to OVI Store and is awaiting approval. Wait for it yo! I’ll try to update u guys once the app is up.

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Attended the Nokia OneConnectedWorld conference today and got the chance to try out the new Nokia X6 music phone.

The X6 and X3 music series were announced few weeks ago at Nokia World.

I’ll do a review of X6 (with video hands on) after this.

For now, let’s check out how the 5mpx camera performs under low light indoors. Click on the images below to enlarge.


Macro with flash


General shot


Moving objects.

Somehow I think the photo quality is better than those taken by Nokia N97.

What do you think?

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This is part 2 of our 3-megapixel battle between the Nokia 5800 and iPhone 3Gs.

In this simple battle, we will see the pros and cons of both video camera in a few aspects:
- Recording at infinity distance and zooming
- Focusing and macro recording.

First up, let’s see how both devices fair in recording and zooming.

iPhone 3Gs

Nokia 5800

Verdict: The Nokia 5800 XPM produces clearer and smoother video and has the zooming capability with louder audio reception. iPhone 3Gs on the other hand, cannot zoom and has a less sensitive mic.

Second test: Focusing and macro capabilities.

iPhone 3Gs

Nokia 5800

Verdict: iPhone here has the upper hand as it allows pre-focusing (which is very good for recording at very very short distances) while the Nokia 5800 does not have focus at all (resulting in blur objects and close distances).

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Remember our post on 5 megapixel camera battle among Nokia N96, N97 and Sony Cybershot a while ago?

This time around, we thought it might be interesting to compare the camera capabilities on iPhone 3Gs and Nokia 5800 since both of them come with a 3megapixel camera (3.2 for 5800).

In this battle we will be looking at the capabilities of both devices to capture portraits, backlit, macro, indoor and low light photos.

Now lets see how these 2 devices fair in the battle. All photos were taken using auto mode and unedited. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge.

Test 1: Portraits

Nokia 5800 iPhone 3Gs

Our verdict: The 5800 produces sharp image but desaturated while the iPhone maintains the natural colour but not as sharp as the one by 5800.

Test 2: Back lit objects

Nokia 5800 iPhone 3Gs

Our verdict: The same thing is happening here. Sharp and desaturated photo by the 5800, but it tries to increase the exposure to bring out the shadows while the iPhone maintains the natural lighting and colour.

Test 3: Macro

Nokia 5800 iPhone 3Gs

Our verdict: It’s quite obvious that the macro shot by the iPhone here is better looking than the one by 5800. Probably because the 5800 tried to bring out the shadows again causing the whole image to overexpose.

Test 4: Indoor with incandescent lighting

Nokia 5800 iPhone 3Gs

Our verdict: I have been having this problem with Nokia cameras since the N82. When it comes to indoor lighting, the photo tends to desaturate. Other than that, everything is fine. Another vote for iPhone here.

Test 5: Low light

Nokia 5800 iPhone 3Gs

Our verdict: This was taken in a very very dark room. The LED flash on 5800 helped in illuminating the objects resulting in very clear and crisp photo while the iPhone [no flash] tried very hard to expose the objects resulting in a very noisy photo.

So there you go! the 3megapixel battle between the Nokia 5800 and iPhone 3Gs.

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Many of us are using Symbian touch devices like Nokia 5800, Nokia N97 etc. Many of us are also using messengers like MSN, GTalk, Yahoo and Skype.
So how many of you are actually chatting on these messengers using your phones? I know I do.

These are my top 3 favourite chatting/messenger apps for S60v5 devices. We shall analyse them in 3 categories: Interface, Usability/Functionality and Stability.

Showing only 3 apps does not mean I have not tried other apps like Nimbuzz, IM+, Agile Messenger etc.. just that they are not as good as these 3 here

3rd place: FRING

One of the most famous messenger app is Fring. It’s available for multiple platforms like Symbian, iPhone etc. It comes with many features like Facebook and Twitter integration, friends finder, file and photo sending, Fring calls, etc. I used to like it when I was using the N96 but the touch version is too cluttered and it disconnects from 3G very frequently.

Interface: 2.5/5
Usability/Functionality: 4/5
Stability: 2/5
Total score: 8.5 out of 15

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2nd place: MSN Messenger

MSN China has did it once… building an MSN Messenger app for users. It was great as it has 90% of the compute version of MSN Messenger… but for a period of time, it didn’t work and thus the news died down after that.

Fret not! The app is now brought alive again and is again usable on touch devices! I love the interface as it resembles the original MSN, has sound alerts and other features like contacts profile photo, search contacts etc. One thing I dont like: The buttons and text are too small for fingers to touch.

Interface: 4/5
Usability/Functionality: 3/5
Stability: 3/5
Total score: 10 out of 15

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1st place: Palringo

Palringo was famous with it’s push-to-talk apps back in the N95 era. They have slowly evolved into a messenger app and now they support most of the messengers out there like MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk, Facebook etc. The interface is very simple, loads very quickly and easy to use. It has never got disconnected from 3G since the day I started using it til now. IT still has features like sending photo and voice(utilising their famous push-to-talk) technology.

1 thing that i dont quite like is that it lacks of the ’search contacts’ feature.

Interface: 3.5/5
Usability/Functionality: 4.5/5
Stability: 5/5
Total score: 13 out of 15

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I have finally got the time to do photo quality comparison among these devices.

In this ‘battle’, we will be comparing the camera samples from N97, N96 (both 5mpx) and a Sony T900 Cybershot Camera (set to shoot at 5mpx).

These tests below also mimics real world usage of the phones as cameras and find out if camera lens cover(on the N97 and T900) really makes a difference in the photo taking experience.

Here we can see the 3 contenders, (clockwise) T900, N97 and N96. Since the T900 is a proper compact camera, we will set it as a benchmark and decide if the N96 or the N97 produce photos closer to the T900 quality.

The battle consists of 5 tests: Scenery, Macro, Colour Production, Indoor Flash Portrait and Backlit Portrait. All photos below are unedited. I only resized them to 1200px wide and added captions.
Click on the thumbnails to enlarge.

Test 1: Scenery

Nokia N96 Nokia N97 T900 Cybershot

Test 2: Macro

Nokia N96 Nokia N97 T900 Cybershot

Test 3: Colour Production

Nokia N96 Nokia N97 T900 Cybershot

Test 4: Indoor Portrait with Flash

Nokia N96 Nokia N97 T900 Cybershot

Test 5: Backlit Portrait

Nokia N96 Nokia N97 T900 Cybershot

My verdict:
N96 - Lack of camera lens cover exposes the camera to handprints that can create bluriness in photos. Colour production is the worst among the three. Cannot expose dark subjects with bright background well. Quite noisy when photo taken in low light condition.
N97 – Great scenery shots. Able to bring out the colours of scenes and objects captured. Low light photos are good, but white balance might need to be fixed to produce more natural-like indoor ambiance. Noise control is very effective. Photos are more natural in daylight. Quality is very close to the T900.
T900 – Undoubtedly, produces the best photos. Very natural colours when light source is sufficient. Bad indoor shots.

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I have never thought of writing a post like this until 2 days ago when the N97 ruined one of the most memorable photo of my life.

Since I am writing about it, I might as well include a few other things on the N97 that are quite disturbing.

1. 2 of my photos were ruined by a mysterious grey bar. Check this photo below.

I was running at the Marathon event and I thought of relying on the N97 to take photos of me and my friends there. When I got home I realised 2 of the photos could not be viewed. After transferring to the PC, I notice 2 of the photos did not process correctly, resulting in a grey bar appearing across the photos.

2. The keylock is weird.

To lock the screen, I slide the keylock once. That’s fine…. but to unlock the screen, I have to slide 3 times. First time: does not do anything. Second time: Screen lights up, but the lock icon is still on. Third time: finally the screen is unlocked.

3. Photo processing/rendering on the gallery is faulty.

Photos in the gallery look good originally, but once we zoom in, the phone just increased the size of the preview image instead of rendering the photo according to the zoom level, resulting in pixelated stretched out image. (My current solution: view photos using the Photo Browser from Betalabs)

4. SMS memory changes everytime I charge the N97.

I have been charging my N97 via USB cable plugged to my computer since it now supports USB charging, but this also causes the SMS storage memory to change from Mass Memory to Phone Memory. I have to manually set it back to the original storage location everytime I unplug the cable off my computer. Irritating.

5. Favourite contacts limited to calling only.

I admit that the favourite contacts feature on the N97 is great. Once we set it up, the contacts will appear at the top of the phonebook so we can call them without the need to scroll through the list of contacts. On the other hand, after composing an SMS, pressing the green button will bring up the same phonebook for us to select the recipient. The favourite contacts are not available here, hence we have to scroll through the list again. Cant they just make this feature universal across all applications?

6. The magnetic compass is wonky.

As some of us know, the N97 has built in compass feature. Sometimes it gets activated within 5 seconds… but sometimes it takes about 15 to 20 minutes. Annoying.

7. Copy/paste shortcut is not available via the the full QWERTY keyboard

I’ve been trying to figure this out since the day I got the N97 and seems like Nokia has left out the shortcut keys to copy and paste text by just using the keyboard. Well we can definitely highlight text by holding the shift key and pressing the navipad… but then how do we copy the text that we have highlighted? The only way is to go through “options > editing options > copy” on the touchscreen interface. So dear Nokia, can we have shift+C and shift+V? Please?

These are the 7 flaws/bugs I can think of as of now. Hope the new firmware that’s coming out tomorrow will fix these problems.

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Hi all, here are some of the things about the N97 camera that I came up with after using it for a few days.

Basically the camera interface is exactly the same as on the 5800XPM but of course, the N97 has a 5megapixels lens with Carl Zeiss optics, which is a BIG difference from the Xpressmusic touchscreen.

Once the camera lens cover is slided out, the camera will be activated and it takes about 4 seconds to bring up the live view image on the screen. I think it’s quite slow because it only took about 2 seconds on my 5800.

Camera quality is good, both on the 3.5inch screen and also on my PC monitor. Video camera interface is similar to the one on the 5800 as well, but this only has 3 quality options. VGA, High quality widescreen (16:9) or High quality (4:3).

Overall I think the camera is very similar as the N96. I will be comparing photos from both devices soon, but for now, here are some shots from my N97 and a video at the end of the post. Click on the images to enlarge.

PS: Photos below are all unedited. I only added the text on them.

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Here’s a video recorded at highest quality widescreen.

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Hello boys and girls.. today let us have a look at the top 10 apps that are frequently used on my Nokia 5800XPM.

No.10: PhoneTorch

Turns your 5800 into a torchlight! It utilises the LED light at the back of the camera and you can choose to produce morse codes or simple to change light colour.

No.9: Qik

Qik lets you stream live from your phone camera to the web so people from elsewhere can watch and they are also able to chat with you… conversations will appear on your phone screen and you simply reply them by talking.

No.8: Slick

Slick is an all in one messenger app that lets you chat with your friends via MSN, Yahoo, Gtalk etc. I like how the interface blurs out when there’s a popup. You can also hide the app and a tiny marquee will appear when you receive new messages.

No.7: WeatherBug

A widget that displays weather for current day and 7 days ahead… it uses your GPS location so the information is more precise. I like the animation screen of the wind change on the earth.

No.6: Photo Browser

A beta app released by Nokia Betalabs… it lets you view photos in stunning 3D scrolling effect.. similar to Piclens/Cooliris add on on Firefox. I like the face zooming feature where it zooms to each face on the photo when you swipe the photo.

No.5: Talkanaut

Another multi IM messenger.. but this one is very stable and I like how it loads avatars and the clean tabbed interface.

No.4: Google Maps

Google Maps as we know it… loads maps and let us route to places we want to go…. now with Latitude feature built in, we can instantly see where all our friends are. Nice… but it needs data connection in order to load maps and latitude lists.

No.3: Snaptu

Snaptu is an app that integrates many Internet services and social networks in one so that we can have access to all of them in just an app. Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, BBC news, Google iCal are just some of the services in Snaptu. Really love using it to check RSS feeds.

No.2: Garmin

Best mapping app in the world!!!!!! Voice guidance, turn by turn routing… uses maps that has landmarks updated by users itself… the power of the Garmin community is superb. Not free though… but erm.. heh :)

No.1: Gravity

The one app that I use everyday every minute everywhere… Gravity.. the native S60 app for Twitter. Love the kinetic scrolling, able to save a lot of twitter searches, built in photo uploading feature direct to mobypicture, twitpic, posterous etc… frequent updates… fantastic interface…. hmm so yea.. I LOVE this app. haha

That’s all.. my top 10 favourite 5800 apps. Any comments or questions, do leave them here. :D

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The Nokia XpressMusic touchscreen device finally gets a v20 firmware update and seems like it’s not available for all Nokia 5800. I wonder why.

There, it says “v20 available! Get yourself a copy now! *while stocks last” lol kidding.

Fortunately, when I checked on the device update screen, it says that the new version is available to download and install. I quickly installed it over-the-air(OTA) and I was happy to see my phone booted up with all my data and settings intact, thanks to the user data preservation (UDP) feature which was introduced in Nokia N82.

A screenshot of my firmware info after updating.

I noticed some fixes and changes..

  • Geotagging information now available in Camera (finally).
  • Dictionary application added, with support for multiple languages (as first seen on E66 and E71).
  • App. update application added (as first seen on N85 and N79) – this is used to update individual Nokia applications outside of firmware updates.
  • General operation seems smoother, better performance is various applications, including Gallery, plus screen rotations are faster.
  • Playing back Flash/FLVvideos had less hiccups, especially on YouTube.
  • ‘Search’ on the standby screen now searches phone content as well as on the Internet
  • Bigger tabs above messaging menu and everywhere else.
  • New “Downloads” and “Podcasts” icon and refreshed music player interface.

My excitement was then turned off when I realised the ‘Search function’ leads to an ERROR popup. I was shocked to find out that this new feature added in v20 not able to be used.

Apparently you need to soft reset the phone in order to make it work. To do the soft reset, just press “*#7370#* and the lock code is 12345. It will then reset your phone to look like brand new, without your settings and installed apps… that’s why you need to backup your settings, contacts, sms and calendar entries first before doing the soft reset (you can do this by accesing settings > file manager > backup)

I was happy again cos I can now use the ‘Search’ feature to search contents in my phone….

Another nightmare happened. My gallery now freezes everytime I try to open a photo or video. This, I have no solutions to fix. So the only way for me to access my photos and videos now is through the file manager.

Anyone having the same problem as me after updating the firmware? Do let me know.

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Let’s have a look at the 5800 video recording quality.

I personally love the ability to record 16:9 widescreen(640*360) videos and that should be the default mode for everyone. aahaha… but I have also mentioned that the video recording is quite bad when its done indoors.

Lets have a look at videos I took yesterday using the different colour modes available, Normal, Sepia and Black & White. (Videos are not edited.. only added background music and captions…. but videos might be compressed a bit)


Normal mode… highest quality


Black & white… highest quality


Sepia mode… highest quality.

Now let’s have a look at how bad the video is when taken indoors.

IT’S THAT BAD. First time i record videos as grainy as this.

So what do you think? Can the 5800 satisfy your video recording needs?

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I helped my mum to get herself a 5800 2 days ago and she let me use it for a few days to test and to help her set up the phone (so that she doesnt need to go thru the hassle)

Well after 2 days of using the 5800 XPM, I have to say that I love and hate it at the same time.

LOVE:

- The high resolution screen: It’s one of the best screens I’ve seen so far for video playback and I have been watching my movies and podcasts with it whenever I have the time.
- The haptic feedback: The little vibration never fails. I feel it everytime I press a key on the screen… now touching the buttons or typing on the keyboard does not feel like touching dead glass anymore.
- The keyguard switch: I just love to lock and unlock the phone now as the switch is placed at the spot where my thumb is and it’s super convenient unlike my N96, the keylock switch is at the top of the phone.
- The media bar: It’s the shortcut to all my media! Photos, videos, music, web, share online… Thanks Nokia for adding this feature.. hehe.

HATE:

- Video recording: I have never seen a DVD-like video recording as grainy/noisy as this one! Seriously.. The videos will only look good if they are recorded under bright sunlight.. and bright sunlight only…. anything other than that you will notice graininiess in the video.
- Mark several: Do you know that in order to mark several photos/contacts in the gallery you have to go thru this? > (options > mark/mark all > mark > click on a photo > go back to options > mark/mark all > mark > click on another photo… ok I think you know what I mean by now)

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Found these video reviews by Mobile Burn and thought I should share with those that have not seen them.

Here you go. Enjoy the videos.


Design and Standby Screen


Messaging and Text Input


Menus and Web Browsing


Camera, Music and Apps

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Hi all, this is my 6th post on the XpressMusic device.

This is how it looks like in camera mode. On the right you can see 5 keys. Exit, switch mode, flash, settings and options.

That’s me snapping myself with the 5800. lol…

Upon pressing and holding the camera key, the screen turns into a viewfinder very quickly. I’d say its probably 0.5 secs faster than my N82. Auto focus bracket is the same as other Nseries and the camera shutter sound too.

I didnt try recording videos with it.. but there are 2 modes in video recording… standard (4×3 ratio) and wide (16×9 ratio).. nice to play on the 5800 widescreen.

Here’s a video of the 5800 taking a photo of the N82.

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This is my 5th post on Nokia 5800.

So when I got to preview it, I told myself… not to forget to try the browser and maps!
… but in the end I did try both but I didnt take photos and videos of the browser.

Anyways, I did try the maps for a while though.

It was actually kinda slow when opening Nokia Maps… probably cos they still haven’t refine it in the prototype firmware.

Basically it’s the same Nokia Maps and interface as the one on current Nseries models. Same menu, same search bar, same zoon and unzoom buttons. I’ve only tried the map view. Left out the satellite view.

To move around the map, we only need to use our finger to touch and drag the map around. Touch the ‘+’ sign to zoom in and the ‘-’ sign to zoom out. Moving around the map was super slow. As well as zooming. Really hope this will be fixed in newer firmwares.

Here’s a video.

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This is my 4th post on the 5800.

Here are some photos of the device playing a video.

Looks damn good when watching videos on the wide screen eh?

Trust me… I witnessed it and the moment the video was played…. I nearly fainted… cos it was DAMN NICEEEE… not forgetting the super loud stereo speakers.

Now why is the 5800 so conveniently placed on the table? Did you realise it? Haha…

This is because, other than getting the cool casing, this 5800 stand is also provided in the package so that you can enjoy videos on the big screen while holding popcorn on your left hand and soft drinks on the other.

Somehow it reminds me of a photo frame stand. Haha…

OK here’s a video of the 5800 playing video… MUST WATCH!.. oh in the video I will show you where the speakers are… so watch out for that!

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In the video above, you will notice 3 empty buttons on the right side of the screen when the video was played. This is because the software is still under development as the 5800 is still under prototype stage.

Do you want to see more of 5800? Please leave a comment if you do.. or else I’ll go on with some other stuff instead :D

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Hi all,

Firstly, I’d like to thank Nokia for inviting me for a special preview of their upcoming device, the 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen phone.

According to Nokia, the target audience for this phone is the mid range market and youths. The price is 279 Euro before tax.

As usual, there has to be a photo of me holding the device. ahah

The 5800 will feature a screen with resolution 640*360px. It’s is also called the nHD screen because it is basically 1/9th of a HD screen. Let me show you a diagram I drew prior to this post.

The 5800 will be the first S60 touchscreen phone from Nokia and it will also be the most advanced XpressMusic device in it’s category.

Some of the features of the 5800 includes the new S60 5th edition and the latest version of the Symbian OS, 3.2mpx Carl Zeiss Optics camera, 30fps DVD-like video recording, dual LED flash and GPS.

Connectivity wise, it supports 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth and USB.

3.2inch wide screen… dual speakers

The top part of the phone spots an on/off button, 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro USB port.

The phone will come in 3 XpressMusic colours… yes you’ve guessed it. haha… red, blue and grey.

As you can see, the right side of the phone places the camera shutter button, touchscreen slider lock and the volume/zoom keys.

2 new innovations I like about the 5800.

- Haptic feedback: It feels very different from the other touchscreens I’ve tried. This one doesn’t feel like vibration. It feels more like erm… a 0.5mm nudge.. which feels a lot more solid than the rest. (Edit: The haptic felt like a general one.. not specifically at the spot you touch)

- Touch media bar key: Can you see the bright little logo next to the word “XpressMusic” above the screen? Thats the touch sensitive key. Once touched, the quick access media bar will appear.. (the red vertical bar in the photo) and gives access to Music, Photos, Share Online, Videos and Internet.

I’m sure by now you would have noticed the 4 little photos on the main screen.

You can actually set the photos to display the 4 most frequently contacted person so when you touch on their faces, the call logs, sms history and RSS feeds will be shown respectively in tabs.

The 2 keys at the bottom of the screen are dial pad and phonebook respectively.

Now ready for some videos?

In this post, I will show you guys 2 videos.

Video 1: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic accessing OVI Share Online.


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Video 2: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic playing music.


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What do you think of my preview post?
Do you like how the 5800 looks like?
Leave me a comment to tell me what’s on your mind.

NEXT UP!!! Playing VIDEOS on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen phone.

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Continuing from my previous post, this would be my opinion and thoughts on the gameplay of Star Wars.

The main character in this game, (that guy that you are controlling) moves by himself. All we need to do is to defend him and also make him fight. Haha.. sounds easy.. but its actually not.

The game uses a so called new technology for players to interact with the character in it called Cellweaver.

Cellweaver basically means users perform different keypresses in order for the game character to perform different tricks. The keypresses revolves in the 9 grid positions, up, down, left, right, top left, top right, bottom left, bottom right and center. This can be achived by either using the keypad, or the navigation pad.

In this game, you play the apprentice for Darth Vader and your mission is to kill the remaining jedis and in the end… erm……… yea that’s for you to find out. ahaahha

The game moves from one scene to another and in each scene you will encounter different foes that requires different attack force to defeat them…

Some of the attack forces are Grip, Push, Pull and Lightning. You will also eventually learn some defence forces like Heal, Protect and Speed.

It’s a very very addictive game and I can guarantee that once you start playing this game, you will never feel like stopping.. (unless your phone runs out of battery.. lol)

Here’s a video to show you how exiciting the game is… also listen to music and sound effect yea.

Gameplay rating: 8/10

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