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Nokia Declares Symbian OS Will be Killed, Replaced by Windows Phone 7

Nokia’s Symbian OS has been around from a long time and it’s been one of the most popular and highly used operating system that Nokia has always endorsed on almost all of it’s products until recently. Symbian OS evolved quite a lot, but it’s interface has been all same since the beginning, even the new Symbian ^3 OS doesn’t really change anything. And with the evolution of Android OS and dominance of Apple’s iOS, Nokia’s Symbian just wasn’t good enough for smartphones, very easy to use, but not built with power and performance in mind.

Nokia thus declared, at it’s Capital Markets Day, that they’ll be killing the Symbian OS altogether and will shift their focus to Microsoft’s Windows Phone products. They haven’t given out any official date yet, but it would mostly be over in the year 2012. The death of one of the most used operating systems for mobile phones, the Symbian OS. Nokia will thus be switching over to Windows Phone 7 for their future mobile phones, and there has already been an official announcement about the partnership of Nokia and Microsoft.

Nokia and Microsoft together will be something good that might happen to Nokia after all, but we can’t be really sure. Nokia will transform it’s Meego platform to an ‘experimental project’ and Windows Phone 7 will becomes it’s official OS merchandise.

Nokia plans to form a strategic partnership with Microsoft to build a global mobile ecosystem based on highly complementary assets. The Nokia-Microsoft ecosystem targets to deliver differentiated and innovative products and have unrivalled scale, product breadth, geographical reach, and brand identity. With Windows Phone as its primary smartphone platform, Nokia would help drive the future of the platform by leveraging its expertise on hardware optimization, software customization, language support and scale. Nokia and Microsoft would also combine services assets to drive innovation. Nokia Maps, for example, would be at the heart of key Microsoft assets like Bing and AdCenter, and Nokia’s application and content store would be integrated into Microsoft Marketplace. Under the proposed partnership, Microsoft would provide developer tools, making it easier for application developers to leverage Nokia’s global scale.

[ Via Engadget ]

What do you think about this move by Nokia? Do you think partnership with Microsoft will be fruitful?

Nokia C1-01 Features and Specifications

Nokia C1-01 is a phone which is low at cost and high at features. It has a load full of features with a huge expandable memory of 32 GB(using a 32 GB MicroSD memory card). You will get a 2 GB memory card in the box. It has Bluetooth, 3G, USB, GPRS and 3.5 mm Jack. This phone is extremely light with a weight of just 78 grams. It has stereo FM with RDS and FM recording too. The resolution of the phone is 128×160 pixels and the display is 1.8 inches. It has a Li-on 1020 mAh battery.

Nokia C1-01

Well, it has a VGA camera but it’s fine because of its low cost. You can access internet in this mobile using Opera Mini or another tools which you can download from the web. It has a standby time of up to 504 hours and a talk time of 640 minutes. You can record your call with this mobile. It is available in 4 colors – Dark Grey, Warm Grey, Red and Midnight Blue.

Nokia C1-01 Colors

Now, let me summarize the above.

1. 64 MB memory in beginning, could be expanded to 32 GB using a MicroSD memory card.
2. Bluetooth, GPRS, USB and 3.5 mm Jack.
3. The weight of the phone is just 78 grams.
4. FM with RD; FM recording.
5. The resolution of the phone is 128×160 pixels and the display is 1.8 inches
6. Li-on 1020 mAh battery.
7. VGA camera.
8. Internet can be accessed using Opera Mini or other tools which can be downloaded from internet.
9. It has a standby time of up to 504 hours and a talk time of 640 minutes
10. You can record you calls easily.
11. It is available in 4 colors – Dark Grey, Warm Grey, Red and Midnight Blue.

The price of this Nokia C1-01 is around Rs. 2600.

That’s all what I have got for you in this post, so are you planning to buy Nokia C1-01? Also check out features and specification of Nokia C5-03.

Nokia E5 Features and Specifications

Nokia E5 is another Qwerty keypad phone from Nokia with a lot of good features. First of all as already told, it has a Qwerty keypad for instant messaging. It has a resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and a display of 2.36 inches. It uses Symbian Os v9.3. The memory of this phone is 256 MB in the beginning which is upgradeable up to 32 GB with Micro SD memory card(You get a 2 GB Micro SD memory card in the box). It is another lightweight phone with its weight at 126 grams.

Nokia E5 has a 5 mega pixel camera with fixed focus and LED flash. It has Bluetooth, 3G, USB & 3.5 mm Jack. It has a Li-on battery(1200 mAh) with a talk time of 6 hours and standby power of around 700 hours. It has GPS, GPRS and EDGE too. It is available in 5 colors – Carbon black, Copper brown, Silver grey, Chalk white and Sky blue.

Now, let me summarize the above.

1. Nokia E5 has a Qwerty keypad.
2. Resolution of 320 x 240 pixels and display of 2.36 inches.
3. OS : Symbian OS v9.3
4. Memory of the phone in the beginning is 256 MB which is expandable up to 32 GB with Micro SD memory card.
5. The weight of the phone is 126 grams.
6. It has a 5 mega pixel camera with fixed focus and LED flash.
7. Bluetooh, 3G, USB and 3.5 mm Jack is available.
8. 1200 mAh Li-on battery with a talk time of 6 hours and standby power of around 700 hours.
9. GPS, GPRS and EDGE.
10. It is available in 5 colors – Carbon black, Copper brown, Silver grey, Chalk white and Sky blue.

The price of Nokia E5 is around Rs. 10,000.

Thats all what I have got for you in this post. So, are you planning to buy Nokia E5?

Solve Nokia OVI Suite Phone Detection Problem

I use Nokia OVI Suite with my Nokia phone to transfer media as well as send/receive text messages through my computer. Recently I had an unusual problem regarding Nokia OVI Suite.

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When I used the cable to plug my phone into my computer, it was recognized as an external device by Windows however Nokia OVI Suite did not detect the phone.

After numerous attempts in which I unplugged and then plugged the phone and hoped the problem to automatically solve itself, I Google’d for answers. The only ‘solution’ I found was to reinstall the Nokia Cable Drivers. If you are facing the same problem, then let me save your time by telling you that simply reinstalling these drivers will not solve the problem at all.

If your Nokia phone is not being detected by the OVI or PC Suite software while being detected by your Windows OS, then follow these steps to solve the problem. I have learned that these 12 steps are the only solution to the problem.

1. Unplug the phone from your computer.

2. Uninstall all Nokia related applications. These applications include Nokia OVI / PC Suite, Nokia Cable Drivers, and PC Connectivity solution.

3. Restart your computer.

4. This step is necessary only in a few cases. If you do not have one already, install a registry cleaning application. My recommendation is CCleaner along with Registry Mechanic. Clean your registry using these applications.

5. Restart your computer.

6. Install Nokia OVI Suite or PC Suite, whichever is your preference. Make sure that you have the latest setup file.

7. Download the Nokia Cable Drivers setup files from your region’s official Nokia website.

8. Install the Nokia Cable Drivers setup file.

9. Restart your computer.

10. Plug in your phone and wait while its drivers are installed by Windows.

11. Restart your computer.

12. Run Nokia OVI / PC Suite. Your phone will now be detected by the application.

I know a lot of Restarts are involved. But patiently follow the steps exactly and you would have solved the problem.

2 Awesome Call Recorder Apps for Symbian Phones

Sometime we need to record calls on our mobile phones. Most of mobile phones even java mobiles have an option of recording calls but we have to do it manually. Symbian OS has some very fine working call recorders those can record call automatically without taking manual actions besides there are many other options such as call record prompt and recoding without beep. Below are the top 2 call recording apps for Symbian.

Best Call Recorder

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This is an amazing application to record calls for Symbian with a lot of options. It supports most of Symbian phones such as Nokia N series mobiles.With this you can also record call from selected numbers.

Features

  • Record calls for limited or unlimited time
  • Set any location for call storage
  • Record call without beep
  • Lowest use of available memory

Examples of Supported Phones

Nokia 3250,Nokia 5700 XpressMusic,Nokia 6110 Navigator,Nokia 6730 classic,N95,81,82.85.86 etc.

Price: $9.95 , Free to Try

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Total Recall

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Formerly it was known as Spy Call but now Killer-Mobile replaces Spy Call with improved Total Recall. Total Recall is really an impressive call recorder and largest selling recorder for Symbian Os. It records calls with high sound quality in AMR and WAV format.

Features

  • No beep recording
  • You can set automatic call recording
  • Record lengthy call up to limit of your phone memory.
  • Password protection
  • Lifetime update from its website

Examples of Some Supported Mobiles

Nokia 3250,E50, E51, E60, E61, E61i, E62,5320 XM, 5800 Xpress Music, T-Mobile Nuron etc.

Price: $16 , Free to Try

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Nokia Music Store Tribute to Pink Floyd’s Syd Barrett

Nokia is giving away Syd Barrett posters to first 200 users who will download “An Introduction To Syd Barrett” music album from Nokia OVI store.

Here is an official press release from Nokia Team:

Ovi Music Store, Nokia’s popular music service, is giving its consumers and Indian rock lovers an amazing opportunity to download legal, good quality digital sound tracks from the recently launched album of Syd Barrett, founder member and former vocalist of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd. As a perfect reprise to this legend of rock music, Nokia will give out exclusive Syd Barrett posters to the first 200 users who download the album, “An Introduction To Syd Barrett” from Ovi Music Store.

The album released by EMI Music earlier this month, features Syd Barrett’s greatest songs from his days as the Pink Floyd vocalist as well his solo tracks including anthems like Arnold Layne, See Emily Play, Bike& Bob Dylan Blues.

Speaking about the service and the offer, Mr. Jasmeet Gandhi, Head OPM and Devices, Nokia India said, “With over 4 million songs in its catalogue, Ovi Music Store is the biggest legitimate digital music service in India and our promise has been to bring the latest and the most versatile content for Indian music lovers.  We are very excited to offer the Ovi Music Store users this collector’s edition of the music great Syd Barrett, for free. In addition the first 200 users who download the album will also get exclusive posters of their favourite music artist.”

Pink Floyd are an iconic band in India, arguably the most popular if you cut across all demographics. Syd Barrett’s musical genius has always evoked interest and this first time collection of his works from his solo as well as Pink Floyd years is a very special treat for the rock music fans on the Ovi Music Store,” said Suresh Thangiah, Country Head, EMI Music India.

The digital edition of the album “An Introduction To Syd Barrett” is exclusively available on the Ovi Music Store. The offer to win Syd Barrett posters is an exclusive gratification available only to the Ovi Music users in India.

It’s time to rush to Nokia OVI store and download “An Introduction To Syd Barrett” album to get your free poster. Remember this is only for first 200 lucky downloader.

Nokia C6: Review,Specifications and Price

Nokia C6 seems to get popular among Nokia fans and thus I thought of sharing features and review of Nokia C6. Nokia C6 have good design with slider QWERTY keyboard and packed with good feature that too with reasonable price of Rs 12,900 only.

NOKIA C6 specification

This stylish touchscreen smartphone Nokia C6 looks a bit similar to Nokia N97 mini and it is available in Black and White color. The user-interface is good and easy to navigate between applications and programs. You might get disappoint with Symbian (1) OS which is used in Nokia C6. Apart from it Nokia C6 consists of 5MP camera with face and smile detection which is a good feature.

nokia C6

Here are few more features of Nokia C6:

  • Dimensions: 113.0 x 53.0 x 16.8 mm
  • Weight: 150 g
  • Display: 3.20 inch (360 x 640 pixels) Touchscreen
  • OS: Symbian OS 9.4 with S60 5th edition UI
  • Processor: ARM 11 434MHz CPU
  • Memory: 200 MB and external memory up to 16 GB ( 2GB included)
  • Keyboard: QWERTY
  • Camera: 5 MP with with LED flash and [email protected] video recording
  • Battery capacity: 1200 mAh
  • Connectivity: 3G, A-GPS, GPS, EDGE, GPRS, HSDPA, microUSB, WAP, Bluetooth, A2DP, WLAN
  • TalkTime: 7 Hours max.
  • Others: MP3 player, FM Radio, Voice recording

If you want to know more, check out this unboxing review of Nokia C6 :

For me it’s a good smartphone packed with good features and can be considered if you want to purchase a stylish Nokia smartphone. Don’t forget to share your views on Nokia C6.

What is the default Lock code of Nokia N900

We have already talked a lot about Nokia N900 in the past and if you missed you should check out 4 must have applications for Nokia n900 for bloggers, Nokia N900 India price .

Today one of reader of CallingAllgeeks contacted us via Contact form to ask what is the unlock code for Nokia N900. He accidently clicked on secure device while trying to switch off the phone. Most of Nokia phones have default lock code and they are 12345, 00000, 0000.

For Nokia N900 12345 will work. I hope this will also help who will get into such situation.

Do let us know if you have any other queries regarding your mobile phones.

Fake Nokia N8 from China

China is the best place for fake brands. Recently we had seen Fake Nokia N97 Mini and the clone of apple iPad from china. Before going into the specs and photos of Fake N8, do look at

  • * Nokia N8 Review , Features and Specifications
  • * You can also Preorder Nokia N8 Original from Amazon

The special features and specifications of Fake Nokia N8 –

  • Dual Camera, photoflash lamp
  • Weighs 144grams
  • Proprietary Operating system
  • 3.3-inch Touch LCD screen
  • Single SIM slot and supports WAP, GPRS, SMS, MMS
  • Memory Slot Type: Transflash TF up to 8GB in size
  • MP3, TV tuner, Voice recording, Fm radio etc

Video of Fake Nokia N8 Hands on –

Price information is not yet available, but the chinese products will be always cheaper. What’s your opinion about this Nokia N8 Faked from China ?

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