Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Yet more Nokia N82 black VS Nokia N82 pictures

Found these pictures over at sogis forum of the nokia n82 black VS nokia n82 white. Enjoy!

[Pics by sogi]

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Courtesy dailymobile.se

Nokia 6600 slide, 6600 flip and 3600 slide

Espoo, Finland - Nokia today unveiled a trio of mobile devices that balance stunning and sophisticated looks with the latest in mobile functionality. All three devices, the Nokia 6600 fold, the Nokia 6600 slide and the Nokia 3600 slide present a smooth, minimalist design and an appealing array of easy-to-use features. The devices range in price from 175 EUR to 275 EUR before taxes and subsidies and are expected to start shipping during the third quarter of 2008.
“There is a strong consumer demand for mobile handsets that blend elegant looks with modern features,” said Mikkel Drucker, Director, Connect Devices.
“Each of the three devices introduced today offers a slightly different take on a core design language. We believe they are both beautiful to use and beautiful to behold - and offer a range of choice.”

Read more from dailymobile.se

Monday, April 28, 2008

Sony Xperia X1 pics

Sony Ericsson X1 Pictures :) This phone would be a killer if it ran on Symbian S60/S90 :)

More pics here at dailymobile.

Symbian Application: Battery Voice English (only for N95, speaks ur battery life)

This is a real neat app that is yet another great use for the Nokia N95 accelerometer. This time around it is used for knowing the battery life of your phone. You just shake your phone and the lady in the phone tells you how much bars of battery you have got left!

The program is under development, but 100% functional, jusr swing your phone!

When i tested it out the application worked very well on my Nokia N95, It is worth installing and testing the program!

Note: Battery Voice is beta software and it uses python as well.

Thanks to Rafael Abrantes(developer) for this app.

Please read the readme.txt inside rar file to correctly install it


Saturday, April 26, 2008


The W350i from Sony Ericsson gives you instant access to your music. Keep your phone closed and simply use the keys on the flip to browse songs, play and skip to the next track.Fashioned as a small portable music player - but with lots of room on the inside. Your can store 470* songs on the memory card (included in phone kit).Its got a 1.3 mega pixel camera with 4x zoom, mega bass, blue tooth stereo(A2DP)(10m), track ID, speaker phone, net browser, WAP, Email, MMS, modem, flight mode, EDGE(Class 10, 236.8 kbps), USB support and even Java which allows you to add extra applications and games to your mobile.
Size 104.0 x 43.0 x 11.0
4.1 x 1.7 x 0.4 inches.
Weight 80.0
2.8 og.
Stand-by Up to 300 hrs.
Talk time Up to 7 hrs.
Type Polyphonic, MP3, AAC.
Available coloursElectric Black, Hypnotic Black, Ice Blue, Graphic White.
Screen 176x220 pixel
262,144-colour TFT
Phonebook1000 x 20 fields, Photo call
Memory 14 MB Phone Memory Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) support Actual free memory may vary due to phone pre-configuration.


Tuesday, April 22, 2008

The TIPings and the TRICKings..

These are some information that will help you find some cool information on your Nokia Nseries & Eseries phone..

Use these codes from the main screen:

If you want your factory settings restored press: *#7780#
Want to get rid of that very annoying operator logo try: *#67705646#
To track down the address of your Bluetooth device press: *#2820#
See what the SIM clock status is: *#746085685#

Locate your phone’s unique International Mobile Equipment Identity: *#06#
Information you get from the IMEI:

TAC = Type approval code
FAC = Final assembly code
SNR = Serial number
SP = Spare

Double check the call waiting status of your phone: *#43#
Try to reset phone timers and game scores: *#73#
View private number (little suspicious of this): *#30#

To show software version: *#0000#
Information you get from the Software revision-
V 20.00.31

1ST Line = Software revision
2ND Line = The date of the software release
3RD Line = Phone type

To activate the Half Rate Codex and double capacity for voice traffic: *#4720#
In order to deactivate it: *#4720*
Activate Enhanced Full Rate Codec for maximized sound quality: *3370#
Deactivate and add approximately 5% more talk time: #3370#
Check number where “On No Reply” calls are diverting: *#61#
See manufactures code: *#7760#
Check out the Provider Lock Status: #pw+1234567890+1#
The Network Lock Status: #pw+1234567890+2#
Country Lock Status: #pw+1234567890+3#
And SIM Card Lock Status: #pw+1234567890+4#

Additionally, entering “*#92702689#” brings up a subdirectory that displays the serial number, date made, purchase date, date of last repair (if applicable), and transfer user data.

Clock Stopping:
To check weather your SIM Card supports clock stopping type-
*#746025625# (*#SIM0CLOCK#)
Revealing the Headphone and Car-Kit menus:
Please note that if you do these next tricks, the new menus can't be erased without retoring the factory default settings. To do these tricks you need to short-circuit the pins on the bottom of the phone next to where you plug in you charger.

1. To activate the "Headset" menu, you need to short-circuit pins "3" and "4". After a short time the word "Headset" will be shown in the display. Menu 3-6 is now enabled.
2. To activate the "Car" menu, you need to short-circuit pins "4" and "5". After a short time the word "Car" will be shown in the display. Menu 3-7 is now enabled.

This should work on all software versions of the 6110.
1. Go to the Calendar (Menu-8)
2. Make a note or reminder.
3. Enter some text into the edit box.
4. Hold "Clear" until the whole text is cleared, then press "Back".
5. Press "0". The main screen will now be showing but a space appears on the screen. (you can't see it)
6. Enter 4 digits (e.g. 1234).
7. Use the down arrow to move the cursor to the left side of the numbers and the space (Down arrow twice).
8. Now enter 6 digits and press the call button.

Wait for a few seconds, the screen should start to flash and reboots. It should alsowork on other menus like the "Profiles" menu.

To activate EFR (Enhanced Full Rate) Enter the code-
This improves call quality but decreases batterylife by about 5%
To deactivate it, Enter the code-

If you short-circuit theleft middle and right pins on the bottom of the phone with all connections touching each other, the Nokia software hangs! The profile "Headset" will be activated. Before you do this just activate the "Automatic Answer" in the headset profile and set the ringing volume to "Mute". Now you can use your phone for checking out what people are talking about in a room. Just place it under a table in a room and call it. The phone receives the call without ringing and you can listen to what people are saying.

There is a hidden menu inside your Nokia phone. If you want to activate it, you'll have to re-program some chips inside of your phone.
Check your software version. You can only continue if you have v4.33, v4.73 or v5.24.
Take apart the phone.
De-solder the EEPROM (ATMEL AT 24C64).
Read out the data with an EEPROM programmer and save it to a file (Backup).
If you have v.33 or v4.73, change the address "03B8" from "00" to "FF".
If you have v5.24 then change the address "0378" from "00" to "FF".
Write the new data to the EEPROM and solder it back to the phone,
Power on your phone and you should have "Netmonitor" enabled.
The Network Monitor gives you the following information.

Carrier number
MS RX Level in DBM
Received signal quality
MS TX power level
C1 (Path loss criterion, used for cell selection and reselection). The range is -99 to 99.
RTL (Radio link timeout).
Indication of the transmitter status
Information on the Network parameters.
TMSI (Temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity).
Cell identification (Cell ID, Number of cells being used).
MCC (Mobile country code)
MCN (Mobile network code)
LAC (Location area code)
Ciphering (On/Off)
Hopping (On/Off)
DTX (On/Off)
Discard cell barred information

If you bought your Nokia on UK Vodafone or UK Cellnet you do not need to check this because they both transmit on GSM900, and they don't usually lock the phones. However if you bought your phone on UK Orange or UK One2one your phone may be blocked. The reason is that they both transmitt on GSM1800. To make a call on GSM1800 you need what is known as a "Dual band" phone. A dual band phone is able to transmit on both GSM900 and GSM1800, so they lock the phones so you can't use it with any other network simcard. If you find that your phone is locked you can try different software to unlock it. (we havn't found one that works yet), or you can ask your service provider who will gladly exchange the 10 digit code for about £35.
This is how to check the status of the 4 different locks. Aslo don't try entering the wrong number, because after 3 times it will block the phone for good.

There are 4 different locks on your Nokia phone.
The code to read out the sim-lock status of your phone is

MASTERCODE = 1234567890
The master code is a secret code. The code has 10 digits, To read out the sim-lock status you can enter every combination you want!
"Y" Shows the status of the network-lock. Here you can enter a number from "1" to "4". The "4" is for the sim-card lock.

Courtesy http://nokiatone.ifrance.com/nokiatone/secrets.htm

Sony Xperia X1

This is purely Sony Ericsson's with the three-inch VGA touch screen,curved slider design,and speedy network access, the Xperia X1 is 1 among the hottest windows mobile smartphone available around with the "arc-slider"which slides open to reveal a full QWERTY keypad which can navigate in all four directions which is pretty new to the present market. Xperia represents Sony Ericsson's first crack at a windows mobile phone(all Sony Ericsson smartphones are being powered by Symbian O.S). It's a quad brand GSM phone,and it supports 3.5G for speedy web surfing,video streaming and file uploading.Wi-Fi being on board,as well as a 3.2 mega pixel camera and a GPS( or GPS assisted by cell-tower triangulation). The centre piece of the X1 is its three-inch WVGA screen 800 by 480 pixels which compared 2 apple iPhone 3.5 inch screen. The touch sensitive screen features of Xperia "panels"that will give you quick access to websites, music, events and the like; running underneath will be windows mobile 6. And doesn't consist of a stylus function. The keypad consist of "talk"&"end" buttons, a pair of soft keys, and a windows button 4 calling the start menu.
2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 / 1700 Announced 2008, February
Status Coming soon
Dimensions 110 x 53 x 17 mm
Weight 145 g Display
Type TFT touchscreen, 65K colors
Size 800 x 480 pixels, 3 inches - Full QWERTY keyboard- Optical joystick navigation
Type Polyphonic, MP3 Customization Composer, download
Vibration Yes Memory
Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
Call records Practically unlimited
Card slot microSD (TransFlash) - 400 MB internal memory- 128MB RAM, 256MB storage memory- Qualcomm MSM7200 528MHz processor Data
GPRS Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 - 48 kbps
3G HSDPA, 3.6 Mbps
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
Infrared port No
USB Yes, v2.0 Features
OS Microsoft Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional
Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Push E-Mail, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/HTML (IE), RSS feeds
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Solid Black, Steel Silver
Camera 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, autofocus, video(VGA@30fps), flash; secondary videocall camera -
Built-in GPS receiver- A-GPS function
Java MIDP 2.0
FM radio with RDS- MP3/AAC/MPEG4 player
Motion sensor (with UI auto-rotate)
TrackID music recognition
Picture editor/blogging
Organiser- T9
Built-in handsfree- Voice memo/dial

Battery Standard battery, Li-Po, 1500 mAh

Wanna view more images of the Xperia X1? come here..

Courtesy GSM Arena.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Is Nokia N82 the real successor to the Nokia N95?

Nokia Nseries is the right example of digital conversion as they stand different from the rest because of their unparalleled functionalities and capabilities. Nokia being the leading manufacturer of mobile devices has recently released its newest model Nokia N82 which is supposed to be the successor of the most popular Nokia N95 phone. The successor usually includes more improved and enhanced features as compare to the previous model. Similarly Nokia N82 has some latest innovations and also incorporates all the proven positives of rest of Nseries phones.

Nokia N82 packs a lot of technology in a candybar form factor and is labeled as a perfect camera phone for all the photographers out there, which can't be said for Nokia N95. We usually experience some moments that we want to treasure all our lives. Nokia N82 provides you with a camera which is no less than 5.0 mega pixel and includes Carl Zeiss lens with autofocus, 20x digital zoom and a Xenon Flash plus has the ability to capture 30 fps when video recording plus its own built-in camera protection and a secondary camera for video calling.

Another difference that we can see in both the phones is that Nokia N95 was a dual slider where as Nokia N82 is a simple straightforward monoblock design with an uncluttered keypad and large QVGA display. The main disadvantage of this new version is its long and thin keypad which is fiddly to use and prone to errors. The N82 integrates a 2.4" LCD QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) TFT color display with up to 16.7 million colours, against the 2.6" of the N95. This makes it almost simialar to the N73s size.

Nokia N82 is a Symbian S60 smartphone and comes with a web browser, email client, document viewer, advanced multimedia player and it also has a set of personal information management (PIM) applications. With lots of certified line of business and entertaining applications, N82 is also compatible for many business applications as was N95 that can helps users to benefit more from the device.

In the end we can say that Nokia N82 is a complete stunner and tough competitor for all existing camera phones in the market. It is no doubt a successor to Nokia N95 as it provides some enhanced features such as Xenon flash and an improved memory. People all over the world are showing extreme enthusiasm and excitement for the new Nokia N82 but presently only time can tell whether Nokia N82 will grab the same popularity and fame as of Nokia N95 - especially since the N96 is on it's way!

Read more Mobile Wrestling News Here!

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About the Author:
Sarah is a Software Engineer, currently exploring Youpark.com and analyzing the impact of popular devices such as Nokia NSeries and HTC devices in cellular world.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

NSeries - How it all began

We have been hearing and witnessing the popularity of Nokia Nseries phones from quite a long time now. But did we ever wonder as to how it started. Well to be very exact, it was 27th April 2005, when the Finnish giant Nokia, shook the mobile industry by announcing a new brand of multimedia devices. They decided to call this sub-brand with a simple and easy-to-recall name of "Nokia Nseries". The Nseries phones are developed and marketed by Nokia's multimedia division.

The main aim behind the launch of Nokia Nseries was to completely change the people's perception of the brand from a handset manufacturer, by taking them from mobile telephony (Nokia) to multimedia computers (Nokia Nseries). Nokia Nseries is for people, who are early adopters when it comes to technology and innovation. It is an ideal choice for gadget freaks and technology stylists who are always on the look out for new devices and gadgets.

Now question arises that what does the Nseries range offer? Portraying it in simple words, they are convergence mobile devices that support digital media services such as music playback, video capture and photography along with mobile gaming and Internet services. All Nseries devices support at least one high-speed wireless technology, such as 3G, HSDPA, or Wireless Lan. These devices have some ground-breaking features such as Bluetooth, WiFi, USB, navigation facility and GPS receiver.

The first three Nseries phones that came out were N70, N90 and N91. After few months time, Nokia again came up with some new Nseries phones such as N71, N80 and N92. Pacing forward rapidly, Nokia launched four more devices such as N72, N73, N93, N75 and N95 in 2006 & 2007. Where as N95 8GB, N81, N81 8GB and N82 came in the year 2008 and rocked the world with their design and feature-rich functionalities. And finally in 2008 GSMA held in Barcelona, N96 and N78 were unveiled. They are feature packed and even compete within themselves in some cases.

By introducing these above revolutionary devices, the world's biggest manufacturer brings a mix of latest technology and design - empowering people to change their lifestyle in whatever they do. People no longer need to take laptops, digital cameras or camcorders with them. All they need is a Nokia Nseries phone. In short, they have not only changed the way people communicate but also provided them with an option to carry light and work better.

Nokia Nseries is the forerunner in setting up a new market of converged devices. After looking at the trends and development of mobile devices few years back, we will be surprised to know that there were no competitors back in 2006 that could match their offerings.

About the Author
Sarah Shaukat is an experienced writer who possesses in-depth knowledge of cellular industry and specializes in the areas of latest mobile devices, mobile content and mobile application development. Her new project "Everything about Nokia NSeries", aims at analyzing the impact of Nokia Nseries devices in the cellular world.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sony K850i vs Nokia N95-1

Images of the K850i vs the N95..Pitch black image capture: The K850i9(2nd) with Xenon Flash vs the Humble LED of the N95(first). Image lighting is fully based on the flash here.
Medium Darkness: Phone has to focus the glass in dark conditions.. since the glass is the object it'll be more difficult. N95 is first with K850i second.Normal photography: The n95 image had too much of blue in it.
Close-up with Flash: I love both of them - they seem to have their pwn personal effect on the image.

Result: Image capture using the K850i is excellent in perfect conditions with good lighting, but when the light gets dim the photos suffer a lot. The n95 has excellent photography software but the flash ain't good enough.

The title picture was taken using a N73ME - i should say that when i took an image in the 3MegaPixel setting the N73 turned out to be the best!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Get your sis file signed for free!

It seems SymbianSigned has let us all down with their new restrictions banning us lay users from signing our apps for single IEM codes :(

But, Divyang from the SymbianCore has found out another way in which we can get through this problem and get an app signed for, not 1 or 2, but 3 whole years!! This is like a dream come true isn't it?! :D

The site seems to be part of the Chinese EPDA sites that allows signing of it's apps - good news being that we can use them too.. so go on and have a rocking day!

Spotted: N96 in white??

SWB had found the N96 in white at the Nokia Europe website. And it had been later passed of as a hoax.. a part of an April Fool Joke as Vaibhav Sharma had said.. but it seems there is actually an N96 in white.

These pictures were mailed to me by a buddy I met in Orkut, and it seems it's gonna be released in Q3 next year. Taking Nokia's past practices into account, Q3 must be when they predict the sales of the N96 to get sluggish. Like Vaibhav said:

"Generally Nokia releases a product, it sells like hot cakes and then after a while when the sales drop the release a Black version and the sales catapult gain. Well this time it seems, they are going white."
Well let's see if it really does come out!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Spotted: Nokia's S60 V3 FP2 - the N96

The Nokia N96 that we've all been waiting for is here.. in black and with all that Nokia has promised - probably including a huge price tag!

Spotted: Nokia's S60 V3 FP2 -the N82

Nokia N82. In Black. The convergence of GPS, photography, video and the web has changed the way you experience your world. Discover new places with integrated GPS, ... you know the rest!

Images Courtesy Plemix.

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