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“Don’t call it a comeback!” – LL Cool J sets the scene for the arrival of the new Nokia N97

What do you think about this ad?

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Categories: Devices, Opinions, Tips & Tricks, Videos

Here are some of the little features on the N97 that I like. I have actually complied a list of things that differentiates the N97 from the 5800… but today, I will be showing just 4 of them, hence this post being the 1st part.

Note that these are not obvious/notable features ya.. just something that adds up to the usability of the interface. All 4 features below have been recorded in a demo video at the end of this post.

I Like #1: Sliding Homescreen

We can actually slide the homescreen left or right to hide the widgets. It also serves as a blank screen that displays nothing but the wallpaper and time/date.

I Like #2: Mark Several

Finally! The option to mark several files! 5800 users know that the ‘mark several’ feature is not available for the S60v5 platform and it’s nice to see it again on the N97. Now, a firmware update for the 5800 please?

I Like #3: Video Play Button

In certain folders we might encounter media files like photos and videos. Users might not know which one is a photo and which is a video. Nokia has actually added ‘play’ buttons on each of the video thumbnails and we can click on the button to start watching them.

I Like #4: Favourite Contacts

Now we can set anyone in our phonebook as favourite contacts! Once we have set it, these people will appear at the top of the contact list for easy access. There’s also a favourite contacts widget that we can place in the homescreen for one touch access to call and sms to that particular person.

Check out all these features in a video I recorded. :D

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Categories: Devices, Videos

As some of you know, I’ve got the N97 yesterday… woot!

I’ll be posting some detailed thoughts on it soon.

Today, let’s just keep things simple. Unboxing the Nokia N97. :D

Oh by the way, I took some shots of it and posted them on smashpOp.net. Do check it out.

There are many little things Nokia added to the N97 that suprised me. I’ll talk about it soon.

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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, Promotions, Videos, search for n

Search For N has finally reached it’s peak level!

From thousands of entries….

We are now left with 10. Ten very lucky people in Malaysia. 6 of them will be among the first in the world to own the upcoming Nokia N97.

Hi all, here are the 10 finalists for Search For N contest.

  1. Lum Wai Him
  2. Chen Wei Leong
  3. Hong Wee Juen
  4. Christopher Ho Tjah Tjin
  5. Chong Ziyan
  6. Ng Seng Ming
  7. Kiew Kwong Woei
  8. Alex Teh Chun Chet
  9. Petrina Lee Ai Ping
  10. Lee Yie Lik

Congratulations for making it to the final leg in the Search for N! You are now just one final step away from uncovering the hidden Nokia N97 in Kuala Lumpur.

Here’s the details of the race on 4th June 09 for the 10 of you.

I will be posting a clue at 11AM on the said day and all 10 of you will have to decipher it to reveal the secret location (which will be in KL) and rush there IMMEDIATELY. You have 2 hours to rush there (11am – 1pm). The earliest SIX to arrive at the secret location with the password (which has already been sent to you in the congratulations email) will receive the Nokia N97 each.

Anyways….. here’s a video of the Nokia N97 being assembled in the factory in Finland and being sent for shipping. Great video.

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Categories: Contest, Promotions, search for n

This is it!!!!!!!!!!!!
The clue that determines who will be the final 10 contestants!

Be fast! Be precise!

WARNING!

Follow the below format when you are sending the email.
(Only emails with the exact format will qualify)

Title: I Want To Win The Nokia N97!
Name:
Mobile phone no.:
IC no.:
Blog URL(If any):

Answer 1:
Answer 2:
Answer 3:
Answer 4:
Answer 5:

————————————————————————————
Send all email submissions to nmalaysia@ovi.com


Clue 5: 2nd June 2009

Everything you need to personalize your Internet on your Nokia device can be found here. (Hint: Although it’s a store, you can’t milk, eggs or fruits there)

Missed the first clue? Click here
Missed the second clue? Click here
Missed the third clue? Click here
Missed the fourth clue? Click here

Terms and Conditions

Leave a comment here once you have sent the email ok? I just wanna know la for fun ahahha. Good Luck!

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Categories: Apps

The one app that S60v5 users have been waiting for is now available for free download on OVI Store! The facebook app is a native s60 app that can be installed on 5800 and N97 as it is optimized for touchscreens.

This facebook app has big buttons and very clean layout, very much like the website. I am sure we do not need stylus for this interface. heh.

Here are some screen shots taken of the app on my 5800 XPM.

As you can see, that’s the login screen and once connected, it will bring up the news feed screen. Notifications like messages, pokes and friend requests are on top and at the bottom of the screen are buttons to your own profile, friends list, photos and inbox. Clicking on the green “+” sign will allow you to leave comments on the items selected.

Photos can be viewed in landscape or portrait mode. We can move around the gallery by clicking on the arrows and the Tags button will toggle the name tags on the photos on/off.

Screen on the left is how my own profile looks like and the one on the right shows the comment screen when you comment on a photo.

Wanna get Facebook on your 5800.. or *cough*…N97? Check out OVI Store now!

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Categories: Devices

These few weeks there have been so many news and talks about the N97 and some 97 people on earth will be the lucky ones to own it before everyone else.
The Nokia N97, touted the Nseries flagship is equipped with Carl Zeiss 5-megapixel camera that records 640×480 (and also 16:9) videos.

Below are a few samples taken using the N97 itself. Have a look at them and share with us what you think ok? (Click on the images to enlarge)

… and here’s a low light shot.

Here’s a video captured using the Nokia N97. View it.

So what do you think? Did N97 camera perform as well as you expect?

Source: TheSymbianBlog

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Categories: Contest, Promotions, search for n

3 down!

2 more to go!

Can you do it?

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 4: 31st May 2009

[(25)Megabytes] X 1,000 = ? (Hint: Really, you don’t need a calculator for this one)

Missed the first clue? Click here
Missed the second clue? Click here
Missed the third clue? Click here

Terms and Conditions

===== REMEMBER! CLUE 5 IS THE CLUE THAT DETERMINES WHO WILL BE THE FIRST 10 TO SEND IN THE EMAIL WITH ALL CORRECT ANSWERS! =====

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Categories: Contest, Promotions, search for n

If you managed to solve clue #1… congrats.

If you managed to solve clue#2… congrats.

Now you have to solve clue#3… Good luck.

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 3: 30th May 2009

Without these six you couldn’t read this question. (Hint: The bold letters give you your answer!)

Missed the first clue? Click here
Missed the second clue? Click here

Terms and Conditions

############### Remember! The next clue is tomorrow!(31.5.09) ##################

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Categories: Devices, Videos

Hot cakes! Hot cakes for sale!

This video has just appeared on Youtube and is now being watched like hot cakes! Check out the Shiny preview of the Nokia N97 describing the features and the outlook.

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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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Tomorrow is the day… when 6 people in Malaysia will get the chance to win a Nokia N97 each.

Be sure to come back tomorrow if you wanna be part of this.

Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your colleagues, tell your classmates… you might need them to support you. They deserve a chance to know about this too. Blog it… Facebook it… Twit it… Plurk it…

Here’s a video to get you excited.

So… white or black N97? Hahaha.. just a random question.

p/s: “Follow me on Twitter for updates and hints! @smashpop

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Categories: Apps, Opinions, Reviews

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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Categories: Contest, Promotions, search for n

Nokia’s upcoming flagship device, the N97 is going to be launched soon… and something interesting is going to happen here on SymbianpOp in a few days time. Here’s a teaser for you.

Be sure to check out often for more details here. Some of you might just get lucky :D

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Categories: Gaming, Touchscreen

Remember the Flicker Clock for 5800 from some time ago? Pixelsbeatpaper has again produced some great stuff for the S60v5 platform.

First up! The Mac Attack game.

It’s a very simple game. All you need to do it poke the screen when an Apple logo flies by… it’s similar to those shooting games that we played long time ago.. so it’s very simple and does not need instructions to play.

Next up… Tic Tac Toe 2 players!

I think this game does no need anymore introduction. Haha…

There’s another game on their site called ShuffleShock.

Go visit PixelsBeatPaper website and download these games now!

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Categories: Videos

What’s the latest hype on Nokia now? Well, its none other than the making of the N97 video.

Well you wont get to see the machines or the parts of the N97 being assembled but you get to hear what the designers and the product managers have to say about how the N97 came about. How they tested the slide out tilt screen mechanism along with very nice video effects, sceneries and a very inspiring soundtrack, all in a 7 minutes clips.

The team behind the creation of the Nokia N97 is a global one with a shared vision that’s highlighted in this video. The project is based in Tokyo, with the industrial designer in Finland, the mechanics team in Tokyo, and software teams around the globe, straddling Boston, Dallas, India, China, Singapore. Many of the key players at Nokia behind the product step in front of the lens in this rare video to tell their piece of the story puzzle that fits together to make the N97, including Tomi Kuparinen, Product Program Manager and designer Shunjiro Eguchi.

Watch it now. Here.

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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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