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Categories: Tips & Tricks, Videos

OK So I got the E5 for review recently and the first thing I did was to transfer all my phonebook contacts to it from my previous phone which was the Nokia X6.

Fortunately for Symbian users, there’s a feature called ‘Switch’ which comes along with all Symbian devices for users to transfer data from one phone to another like contacts, calendar and SMS/MMS messages.

The process is simple.

Locate the Switch feature in your phone.

Tap on the “Start Sending” icon, select which phone to send to and your are done!

For clearer instructions, here’s a Live demo I recorded using the Nokia N900. Check it out.

NOTE: This feature is available to all current Symbian devices. Look it out in your phones now! :D

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Categories: Apps, Devices, Updates

Ive been playing with the X6 for a while now and it seems like I’ve been showing the Playlist DJ feature on it to everyone I meet.

So what’s this feature about?

It’s actually an app that profiles your music and then sort them out for you in a playlist according to the mood you set. The icon can be found in the Music menu.

Once you are in, 4 mood sliders will be shown and the bottom half of the screen will display list of songs filtered. The 3 buttons at the bottoms are : Play, Search song and Create playlist.

The options allow you to profile your music, sort of like indexing files on your computer, select playlists and remove songs.

Now that we have gone through the features…. do you think it really works in sorting songs to match the mood you set with the slider? Check out the video below.

So do you think you will use this feature? What other things do you think it should have in the future?

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Categories: Devices, Opinions, Videos

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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Categories: Contest, Events

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

What’s this about?

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

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

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

Click here to apply now!

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Categories: Devices, Events, News

Woot! This is gonna be great.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Listen up Rihanna fans! You now can:

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

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

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

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

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Categories: Devices, Opinions, Videos

As mentioned in my previous post, the Nokia X6 was featured at the recent Nokia OneConnectedWorld conference and I got the chance to play around with the device trying out it’s new display, camera and other features.

Click here to view some sample shots from the X6.

First of all, the X6 is the first Nokia that comes with a capacitive touchscreen. The dimension of 3.2″ with 640×360 resolution display is big enough for most of the video and photo viewing tasks. The responsiveness of the capacitive screen was definitely a lot better than the 5800 and also the N97. A slightest touch on the screen is sufficient to trigger actions on the interface.

Speaking on interface, the X6 comes with a new homescreen that allows a carousel view of favourite contacts and there’s also a shortcuts bar at the bottom of the screen. I think this is more usable than the one on the 5800 XPM.

Since the X6 is the highest end device in the music line, the audio playback should be of a certain standard in speaker quality and also the music player interface.

Well, I can say that the speaker plays audio very well. Loud and clear (thanks to the dedicated audio chip for crystal clear hi-fi sound quality. Still, it lacks bass but I’m sure its a totally different story if music is played throught the earphone). The player interface on the other hand is quite a dissapointment as it looks and works the same as the 5800 XPM. The X6 supports mp3, SPMidi, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ and WMA.

The X6 comes with a Carl Zeiss 5 megapixel AF camera (2592 x 1944 pixels), 4x zoom and dual LED flash. From some shots I took. I realised that the X6 can take photos really well. The desaturated-when-indoor problem almost didnt exist on this one so it’s a good thing. It also records video at 640×480 resolution at 30fps.

Check out these videos of I took of the Nokia X6.

What do you think of the Nokia X6? Leave a comment and let us know.

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Categories: Devices, Reviews

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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