Nokia E90: Firmwareupdate v.210.34.75

19. May 2008 at 19:32

E90 update

The Nokia E90 Communicator just get another Firmware update. Version 210.34.75 brings some new features and some bug fixes.

The guys over at Allaboutsymbian put together a great changelog (some of these feature came already with v. 200.34.72):

  • Flash Lite 3 added, with Flash video support. Rafe reports that his E90 runs YouTube videos perfectly, but on my (admittedly proto) device Web’s still unstable, for me, at least.
  • Web runtime is also supported.
  • Maps is still v1.2, i.e. the ‘old’ version
  • New ‘Set up Internet telephony’ shortcut on standby screen
  • Includes Quickoffice, many enhancements over the old 3.85, although without the extra functions of the v4.5 and v5.0 paid upgrades. There are also extra options in Quickmanager, specifically more rebrands of Epocware products. The new Quickoffice is apparently back-ported from the version which will be standard in S60 3rd Edition FP2.
  • Application opening and booting seem faster. I don’t think that v210 has demand paging though – seems more like optimisations. The camera seems to start faster, too.
  • A boat load of bug fixes and tweaks. The ‘Today’/# bug in Calendar seems to have gone away. Anyone confirm this with a decent size Calendar dataset?

So, don’t hesitate and bring your E90 up-to-date using the NSU.

The camera of the Nokia E65…

15. May 2008 at 11:07

Nowadays almost every mobile phone has a camera. One of the best at the moment is definitely the Nokia N95. But not every mobile phone has such a good camera – e.g. the Nokia E65. The E65 is conceived for business-users, that means that the camera isn’t one of the most important things in the phone – the most important things for a business user are the communication, internet and calender features.

The E65 features a no-name camera with 2 megapixels. The camera has no flash and no autofocus. But is the camera still good, or is it nothing special? This test will find it out!

The many keys of the E65

10. May 2008 at 14:38

The E65 is a business-phone. A business-user needs definetely fast access to the connectivity-options of his phone. If you’re working for a big company you will need to have the opportunity to go online everywhere and to write or receive e-mails. But that’s only one point, you also need a strong signal for important calls and to write messages, an recorder to save the things you say, a clock and of course a calendar.

Beta Labs: Nokia Step Counter

9. May 2008 at 16:54

After Sports Tracker, Maps 2.0, Location Tagger and some other application the folks over at the Nokia Beta Labs just developed a new great application – Nokia Step Counter.

What is Nokia Step Counter?

Ever wanted to how much you walk or run as you go about your daily life? The Nokia Step Counter not only counts your steps, it also determines the distance you have covered and your energy expenditure. You can even compare your activity levels on different days by looking up the summaries stored in a handy diary.

Want to know how it all works? Your steps are measured by analyzing the output from an accelerometer in your S60 mobile device. All you have to do is carry your phone around with you whenever you move, for example in a pocket of your clothing, attached to a belt or your upper arm, or in a handbag worn over your shoulder. Nokia Step Counter just runs on the Nokia N95 8GB, N95 and the N82.

Tetris & Block Breaker Deluxe are available

25. April 2008 at 16:56

Who doesn’t know Tetris? I’ve played it on my old GameBoy the first time and now it hits the N-Gage platform. More over, Block Breaker Deluxe, published by Gameloft, is available for N-Gage now. Block Breaker Deluxe can be played also in multiplayer mode so you can play with up to 3 friends via Bluetooth. Of course you can download the demo before buying the full version. So, have fun playing these new games on your N82, N95 (8GB) or N81 (8GB).