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LinkedIn App for Nokia: Ovi Store

LinkedIn is one among those social networking sites that we have a profile or page on, the only difference being that this is completely professional. The Professional social network LinkedIn is also available in the form of an application just like Facebook and Twitter.

LinkedIn app for Nokia brings all the same features available on the website on to your mobile device and helps you stay in touch with all your connections, also it’s available for free on the Ovi Store.

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LinkedIn has over 100 million members, everyone from Apple to Micromax has a LinkedIn profile. This is important, and the LinkedIn App for Nokia makes things even better for all those professionals on the network. Using this application on your Nokia device will enable you to send/receive messages, add new members, accept/decline invitations, browse profiles, search connections, share status updates and so on. You see how this helps a professional to be in touch with another professional, talk about the meeting or share ideas and stuff.

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There is a minor complication however, the LinkedIn app is currently only available for certain Nokia phones, well, only 3 of them to be precise. The Nokia N8, Nokia E7 and Nokia C6 are considered to be professional phones I suppose, because if you have one, then you can use the LinkedIn App by downloading it from the Ovi Store. I know, that’s a major complication, not a minor one, but it will be available on other Nokia phones soon enough.

Hari V. Krishnan, Country Manager, LinkedIn India said;

The growing number of professionals in India is a major factor in driving the adoption of mobile phones here to over 600 million users.  Today’s professionals seek connectivity on the go and the availability of LinkedIn for Nokia’s wide range of smartphones provides an apt solution to this demand. Through this application, we will continue to connect talent to opportunity, making professionals productive and successful.

It’d be weird to ask your Boss “Are you on Facebook?”, hence asking connecting with your Boss on LinkedIn makes it simpler by keeping it strictly professional. Download LinkedIn app for your Nokia N8, E7 or C6 from the Ovi Store using this link.

Are you a LinkedIn user? If so, do you use it while on the move?

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.

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.