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Nokia today launches the latest C5 device, an inexpensive touchscreen smartphone with a couple of neat features that may well pique your interest if you want a new device that’s simple to use but covers all of the essentials for modern-day phones.

The device has a 3.2″ touch display and features Wi-Fi. It also has a compass and assisted GPS for use with the latest version of the free Ovi Maps hands-free navigation service, now featuring public transport support and location sharing through social networks.

The C5 has a 5-megapixel camera with 4X digital zoom, but no flash. It’s a bit smaller than the Nokia N8 or C7. It comes with up to 40MB of user memory and support for MicroSD cards up to 16GB. The talktime is quoted at 11.5 hours for GSM use and 4.5 hours using 3G. Standby time is estimated at 24-25 days. The operating system is Symbian^1 (aka. S60 5th edition touch-edition).

Launching globally at the end of this quarter, the Nokia C5 is expected to retail at around €170 before taxes or operator subsidies.

Check out this video of the new Nokia C5!

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Thanks Nokia Malaysia for letting us be a bunch of the ealiest people in the country to own the Nokia X6.

It was at the recent Comes With Music bloggers session that we got introduced to the upcoming service and got our hands on the X6 each.

At the event, Nokia actually presented to us their music devices roadmap and how it all led to the born of the latest in the line, the Nokia X6.

Some of the more notable features/specs of the device:
# Capacitive touch screen
# Size: 3.2?
# Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels (nHD)
# 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector for audio and TV-out
# Small DC jack
# 32 GB internal memory
# 3.5g, WIFI

This is how the packaging looks like. Typical Nokia design. Easily recognised.

The device comes along with the superb Nokia WH500 foldable stereo headphones.

So how much better is it compared to its sibling, the Nokia 5800? Well its very solid and doesnt produce any creaks when squeezed. The capacitive touch screen gives an impression that the OS is not sluggish (although its still kinda slow in transitions for some screens.. which is still acceptable).

The speaker is super loud, on par with the Nokia 5800 and the N96. Located at the right side of the phone, Nokia hopes that it will let us experience stereo sounds when we watch videos holding the phone horizontally. One thing lacking is the stand. Coming from a Nokia 5800 and N97 user, I’m used to placing the phone on the table with a stand or a slide out keyboard for watching videos but not possible for the X6.

The camera is good! Comparable with the N97 and the N85. The X6 is very good at taking macro/close up shots.

More detailed review will be done soon, so for now, check out this video I recorded of the Nokia X6.

Price of the Nokia X6 is still unknown as it is not launched in the market yet. Will update you guys once I get the news.

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Right out of the oven! Nokia just announced 2 new music devices modeled X6 and X3 at the current Nokia World 09 event at Stuttgart, Germany.

Nokia X6

It’s a whole new design for their music line and the X6 is the slimmest touchscreen device Nokia every produced at only 14mm thin! The X6 also packs with 32GB of internal memory, 3.2inches touchscreen and 35 hours of music playback.

The X6 is also a Comes With Music device. That means you can get music into your device right out of the box without the need to purchase anything extra. The 3.2inch touchscreen is suitable for viewing photos videos and the new contacts bar on the homescreen allows users to pack in 20 favourite contacts for easy access.

What other exciting stuff are there in the X6? 16 days standby time, a 5-megapixel camera and Carl Zeiss optics, dual LED flash, TV-out, video editing, online sharing, Nokia Music store, full web browser and Flash Lite support, A-GPS, Ovi Maps and Playlist DJ.

Gaming? YES! Spore is included, along with DJ Mix Tour and Asphalt4. The Nokia X6 will be available in the 4th quarter of 2009 and will be priced at about 459 Euro before tax and subsidies.

Nokia X3

The other Xseries device catered for a casual level of users is the X3. Unlike the X6, it runs on the usual Nokia S40 OS and it is the first S40 device with Ovi Store enabled.

The X3 comes with a 3.2megapixel camera, 2.2inch screen, stereo speakers and supports up to 16GB of memory via MicroSD card. It also comes with Bluetooth 2.1 for wireless music headsets and 3.5mm headphone jacks if you want to use your beloved music earphones.

The X3’s messaging feature spots the new Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging and Nokia Messaging 2.0 brings users’ existing email and IM accounts to the device.

The Nokia X3 will be available in the 4th quarter of 2009 and will be priced at about 115 Euro before tax and subsidies.

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New things keep on coming from the Finland telco giant yo!

Just yesterday when we got the news about the Nokia Booklet 3G, the company has just announced the new Nokia 5230 that looks exactly like the 5800 XpressMusic but with a touch of colour.

The new touchscreen device is designed for on-the-go entertainment, location based services and easy access to social networks at low cost.

Similar to the 5800 XPM, the 5230 comes with a 3.2inch touchscreen LCD display, on-screen QWERTY keyboard, handwriting recognition and HSDPA connectivity (to ensure fast connection to social networks like Facebook adn Twitter.)

The 5230 can last up to 33 hours of playback time, a 3.5mm headphone jack and memory expandable up to 16GB via a microSD card.

The 5230 will come in 2 versions:
- Standard (149 Euros)
- Come With Music Edition (259 Euros)

Other features include assisted-GPS with Ovi Maps, Nokia’s new Contacts bar on the homescreen, a 2 megapixel camera and Bluetooth 2.0.

Check out this video of the new Nokia 5230.

What do you think of this device? Will you buy it? does it resemble the 5800 XpressMusic? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.

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At the Nokia Connection 09 event currently held at Singapore, Nokia announced the 2nd Xpressmusic touchscreen device, the 5530 and also the successor of E71, one of the best selling Eseries device, the E72.

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic toucscreen

Taking its cue from the Nokia 5800, the 5530 has a full touch interface and a new home screen and Contacts Bar. The phone is now sleeker and smaller in size. Similar to the 5800, it has a large touchscreen with tactile feedback, 3.2mpx camera with LED flash, bluetooth, Wifi and EDGE. It also runs on the same OS as the 5800 and N97, which is Symbian S60 5th Edition.

This music device comes with all the music features one needs. The 5530 comes with a music player for all the stuff you download from the Nokia Music Store; widescreen video playback at 640×360; hot-swappable MicroSD slot (4GB included); and a standard 3.5mm audio plug for your rocking headsets.

The homescreen is all about quick access. The media bar shortcut available on the 5800 is still here on the 5530, but on the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, you can also define 4 shortcuts for the home screen (say, for Facebook or MySpace quick links). Also, one of the big additions, is the new Contact Bar that lets you have up to 20 contacts, making it easy to quickly call or send a message, review conversation history, or follow the contact’s feed. It’s like a quick dashboard on your 20 most important people. What’s more, add a pic to those contacts and your peeps are front-and-center.

Here’s a live shot of the 5530 at the current Nokia Connection 09 event at Singapore taken by Davidlian.

Now check out this hand on video of the Nokia 5530.

The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic should start shipping in the third quarter of 2009 at around €199, retail, before taxes and subsidies.

Nokia E72

The all new Nokia E72 boasts a host of new features including optical scrolling and a 5 megapixel camera. The E72 bring the most successful QWERTY device from Nokia, which was the E71 and makes it even better. It’s super slim at only 10mm thick and has been refined with some sleek design touches and inside the device is treated to a range of user interface improvements too.

The optical navigation key makes scrolling through emails a breeze and also helps bounce around the menus quickly and easily. Imagine it being the optical mouse on your computer, or rather.. the trackball on IBM laptops… or something similar. The camera has been upgraded to a full five megapixels and heavy data users will love the support for up to 10.2Mbps connections over HSDPA. It also comes with a 3.5mm headphone jack so you can plug in any headphones you like to the E72.

Nokia Messaging is pre-installed on it (with a lifetime license) and now supports access and easy set up for Instant Messaging accounts including Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk and Ovi, amongst others. Email set up is even easier than before through Nokia Messaging, Mail for Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler.

The E72 also comes with a magnetic compass, similar to the one on N97 and the 6210 Navigator. Maps is integrated and comes with a lifetime walk and 10 days of turn-by-turn navigation, if activated within the first three months. You don’t need to be worried about getting caught in the dark either – a single press on the spacebar key will activate the torch!

Here’s a live photo of the E72 from the same event by Budip

Now check out the hands on video.

The Nokia E72 is expected to begin shipping late in the third quarter of 2009 at an estimated retail price of €350 before taxes and subsidies

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Have you seen the latest Star Trek movie? If you have, I am sure you noticed the Nokia touchscreen device used by young James T. Kirk in the car at the beginning of the movie.

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The ringtone played before Kirk answered the call is called the “Star Trek Nokia Futurize” tone. Check out this video if you have forgotten about this scene/have not seen Star Trek.

Nokia has actually put up some wallpapers, video clips and also the ringtone used in the movie on www.nokia.mobi and you can access to these goodies using your phone browser.

These contents are actually location dependant, therefore some countries might not be able to get them. If you want the tones, you can click on the button below and download the ZIP file that consist the futurize and dematerialise tone from Star Trek.

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A human sized working Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has been installed at the Nokia Store in Antwerp, Belgium in conjunction with the launch of the Nokia touch device there.

The gigantic touchscreen has attracted a lot of passerbys to stop and interact with the giant 5800 fiddling with features like Maps, Music and Gallery. People can actually swipe through images, watch videos, look through the list of music by dragging the scrollbar and many other touch interactions exactly like the real 5800 XpressMusic device.

The touchscreen technology on the huge 5800 is developed by this company called Visual Planet.

According to the company that distributed the touchscreen, they used the iWindow Interactive foil combined with unique daylight technology that gives an awesome result even in bright sunlight. They also used the iWindow through glass sound system to play music on the street.

Watch the video below and see how passerbys play and touch the human sized 5800 XpressMusic.

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Yes, the N97 designer is back again to talk about the design and the innovations of the upcoming Nokia Nseries flagship phone.

“It’s not about Connecting People anymore… it’s about People Connected”, says Axel.

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Categories: Touchscreen, Updates

Have you got your 5800 yet? I know I havent. Cos it will only launch here on 9th January.

Even though it is still not out for most countries, Nokia has already released a firmware update(v11.0.08) to fix quite a number of bugs in the current version.

Changelog from s60inside

  • Homepage is not defined for Vodafone Live!
  • Last word disappears when selecting receiver in SMS
  • My Nokia: phone displays “#” in front of Application name.
  • During Back-Up & Restore operation, calendar entries are not restored
  • Operator menu link within Welcome application
  • Invalid message pops up before playing the file received via Bluetooth.
  • Input Method, VKB just display number when selecting a WLAN access point which contains a password.
  • Chinese box HWR control buttons and FS HWR control bar are too small.
  • Unable to add image to Contact bar from Gallery when there is about 5 GB of data in memory card
  • In Arabic UI, in calendar, the arrows on the top are reversed in week view and day view
  • UI-rotation is too sensitive
  • Search: Google search service is missing in Search.
  • Contact could not display when switch numbers in Singtel 2-in-1 SIM card
  • Maps: Wrong layout of the strings in the Maps search and favorites views
  • Could not send new email if user name and password is not pre-defined
  • Phone drops from service when both A5/3 +GEA3 used simultaneously with WLAN
  • The Messaging application crashes a lot specially when replying or trying to send SMS you have to remove battery to be able to use the device again
  • License Manager for Maps is not integrated to SW
  • 5.0 Touch: Phonebook crashing when adding detail: Birthday, Anniversary
  • Web screen is messed up
  • Non stop Music Player “Library update”
  • Clock, Alarm is inactive when phone is power off.
  • APN Configuration Settings Update to be used for the Setting Wizard
  • Ex-Factory settings are wrong
  • UE unable to open Setting Wizard
  • StartUpSettings version updated.
  • Phone lost correct time during power off
  • USSD – “Call Control Send USSD” command
  • UE drops from 3G, then cannot sync to 3G cells
  • Browser: Flash objects causes problems while browsing

Those of you who are currently having the 5800 please go and update the firmware ok? :D

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Categories: Apps, Touchscreen

Omg this is madness! I don’t know about you but I think this might be the best app for Nokia touch devices so far.

Nokia Beta Labs has rolled out this awesome app called Handwriting Calculator. This app allows you to write out your calculations on the screen and it is smart enough to convert and understand your handwriting and produce the math solution at once.


Watch this video to find out how to work with this brilliant calculator.

Check out Handwriting Calculator and download it for your Nokia 5800 or N800 now!

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Yes, in HongKong, that is! The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen phone will be available on sale in HongKong market starting tonight midnight!

If you are in Hongkong, you can purchase the phone at HK$3980.

Here are some press photos of the launch event help recently, featuring artists like Ah Sa from Twins, Lam Fung and William Chan.

Thanks to my buddy Keith for providing these information to me.

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Categories: Apps, Reviews, Touchscreen, Videos

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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Photo above is not real ok… ahah just did it to support this post.

Anyway… Jaakko Kaidesoja, head of Nokia’s gaming operations told Reuters in an interview that Nokia is working on a touchscreen support for N-gage and will roll out the optimized N-gage client early next year.

Other than that, he also said that the firm will take 1 month to consider whether or not to expand N-gage to the Nokia N73 since it has limited computing power… but if it works out, N-gage will be able to cover more of the user base since Nokia has sold 20 million of it, making it the world’s most sold smartphone.

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Now that we are done with that…. let me ask you a question.

“Are you an N-gage player yet?

If not, go and create a player name, install the N-gage client and get yourselves some games to play!

While you are at it, add me too.. my player name is “smashpop”…. currently playing Reset Generation and ONE.

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When Nokia announced that the 5800 XPM will come with a 3.2megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, I was stunned… cos originally, I didn’t expect it to come with an Nseries level camera.

Anyways, when I got to preview the 5800 back in September, I tried taking some photos using the camera and I have to say, even with its very early firmware, it could take very good shots.

At 3.2megapixels, the 5800 can take photos up to 2048*1536pixels in resolution. That’s big enough I think (although it’s better if it’s a 5 megapixel camera but that also mean the price will increase).

Now let’s have  a look at 2 photos shot using the 5800.

A macro shot taken indoors. (Click here for a larger version)

Some of you might be worried that the photos do not look good.. but with some editing, a good photo will eventually become a great photo.

Edited brightness, contrast and blurred the sides of the photo a little. Now isn’t that a great photo taken using the 5800 XpressMusic?

Now this is an outdoor shot. (Click here for larger version)

Bear in mind that the original photo looks great… but you can always make it look better with some editing.

Looks great? Haha… added saturation, increased levels and added a little sharpness.

Now does the 5800 take good shots?.. or great shots? :D

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Here comes the comparison between the 2 touch device from Nokia and Apple.

Yes Nokia claimed that the 5800 XpressMusic device is not aimed to challenge the iPhone in any aspect…(but the upcoming Nseries touch definitely will) but there’s no harm comparing right?

Below is the table of comparison. Enjoy.

Feature Nokia 5800 Apple iPhone 3G

Touch user interface optimised for one-hand use with tactile feedback two-hand usage, multitouch

Screen 640 x 360 pixels (nHD) 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi

Keys and input method Stylus, finger and hand-writing, voice commands
finger

E-mail plain text (IMAP, POP, SMTP, Mail for Exchange) HTML (IMAP, POP, SMTP, Mail for Exchange)

Web browsing HTML, XHTML, WML, Javascript, Flash HTML, XHTML, WML, Javascript, no Flash

GPS free maps on the phone, voice navigation (optional), walk mode online maps only

Photo 3.2 MP, Carl Zeiss, dual LED flash 2 MP

Video 640×480, 30 fps, front camera for calls no video, no front camera

Music and audio playback stereo FM radio, 3.5mm jack, direct music store, not so easy sync easy sync, PC/Mac for music store

Ringtones mp3, video, lot of built-in crappy built-in, more available to purchase

Power 2G talk 8.8h, 3G talk 5h, standby 400h 2G talk 10h, 3G talk 5h, standby 300h

Browsing time 3.4h 5h

Video playback time 5h 7h

Music playback 35h 24h

Memory 8-16 GB, hot swap 8, 16GB

Bluetooth v2.0, tethering, sending files, vCard, A2DP (stereo sound), AVRCP (remote control) v2.0, mono, no tethering,
no sending files

Call extras caller name said during ring, video call

Loudspeaker stereo, very good (says Nokia)
okay

Personalisation profiles, themes, ring tones profiles

Software active standby with calendar, todo etc. passive standby with photo

photo and video editor photo editor

Colors Red, blue, black white, black

Connectors MicroSD, TV Out

So which one do you think is better?

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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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I have 2 news for you. Good news and Bad news.
Which one do you wanna know first?

According to Reuter’s Paul Bolding, the most talked about Nokia phone, the latest XpressMusic model, will be released for 7 countries by year end.

Good news:

The 5800 XpressMusic will be release in India, Indonesia, The United Arab Emirates, HongKong, Taiwan, Russia and Spain by year end.

Bad news:

You will have to wait til 2009 if you are not from the 7 countries mentioned. HAHA

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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!

Prefer to watch it on Youtube? Click here.

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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This is my 3rd post on the 5800.

This time, let’s look at the different types of input methods on the 5800.

Basically there’s 4:

- Handwriting (suitable to be used if you are not writing English)
- Full qwerty keyboard (for 2 hands usage)
- Mini qwerty keyboard (it can be dragged to any part of the screen, suitable to be used if you are left handed)
- Numeric keypad (same like the typical phone keypad… good for.. erm.. driving? LOL)

Here’s a video of the different types of input methods.


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NEXT UP!!! Playing Videos on the 5800 XpressMusic!

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