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Thursday, April 28, 2005

More pictures of the N-series Smartphones

pictures courtesy of Mobile-review.com, Planete-Nokia.com and Gizmodo.com

Paktel goes Crazy!

Paktel GSM is paying every one of their customer 25paisas per minute to RECEIVE calls! think about that! the more incoming calls you get the more credit you get!! a very smart and intutive move in my opinion. the competition is heating up bad but its always good for us! I hope this offer is ever-green though! more details about the offer here

Nokia N-series N91 smartphone

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EGSM/GPRS/1800/1900MHz + WCDMA Data transfer: WCDMA up to speed 384 kbps, EGPRS/GPRS (class B/multislot 10) up to 236.8 kbps Note: Actual achieved speeds may vary depending on network support


Weight: 160 g Length: 113.1 mm Width (max): 55.2 mm Thickness (max): 22 mm

Display and User Interface

Color display (176 x 208, 262k color) User interface Series 60 Platform Automatic brightness control for display and keypad Music keys: Play/Pause, Forward, Back, Stop. Switch easily between music player and last used application with dedicated key. Keys: Two configurable soft keys, Send & End, 5-way configurable navigation key, S60 keys (Menu, Edit, Clear), ITU-T (number/text) keypad, Volume (up & down), Power, Device lock switch


Audio formats (decoding)

MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, Real V8, WAV, WMA, M4A, AWB, SP-Midi, AMR, WB-AMR, Nokia Ring Tones, AMR-NB, AWB

Music Player

Intelligently designed music player – optimized for music listening Dedicated playback keys and volume control Enhanced on the go playlist management – edit playlists, add new music Get meta data

Enhanced music features

Mixer, 8-band equalizer, stereo widening, loudness, stereo balance, music DRC (Dynamic Range Compression) See what is playing when in the idle stat Answer calls while listening to music and music pauses and then resumes again when the call is ended Smart integration with music services (easy access to music shop) Music user profile or sim-less operation allows for uninterrupted listening Synch with PC and download new music over the air to your Nokia N91

Visual Radio

Flick on Visual Radio mode. Add a rich new dimension to your radio listening. It's a snap to switch and a whole new experience when you do. www.visualradio.com. Requires network support and the support of your radio station

Hi-Fi quality sound

Use the Nokia Music Headset HS-28 with remote control or use your own high quality headphone and connect directly to the 3.5mm audio jack on the Nokia N91 Connect the Nokia N91 to external speakers

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Stereo music through line-in from your stereo From FM radio Make your own recording using voice record application

Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) DRM 2.0

For 'protection' and digital right management of music files


Up to 4GB of internal dynamic memory for music content, multimedia messages, ringing tones, images, video clips, and applications Additional 30MB of storage for contacts, calendar notes and events, text messages.

Video and Camera:


Video streaming and capture: H.263, MPEG4, Real Video 8 Image viewers: JPEG, GIF 87a/89a, WBMP, BMP, PNG Download and play multimedia files (video and music Stream media files from compatible media portals Full-screen video playback on the phone to view downloaded, streamed or recorded video clips in larger size


2 Megapixel Still Image resolutions: 1600 x 1200 (default 640 x 480) Still Images file format: JPEG, YUV, RGB Advanced camera modes: still, burst, video and options for night, brightness adjustment, image quality, self-timer, and macro-mode. Digital zoom up to 8x


3G Near broadband speeds for faster and more responsive downloads. WLAN 802.11b/g WLAN for hot spot connectivity at your favorite café or meeting place. USB USB 2.0 full speed interface with mass storage profile (USB mini) Nokia PC Suite Connectivity with USB or Bluetooth wireless technology


Local synchronization of contacts, calendar and music files to a compatible PC using compatible connection Synch contacts and calendar wirelessly over Bluetooth wireless technology


Integrated Bluetooth wireless technology v.1.2 Send and receive images, video clips, graphics, and business cards via Bluetooth wireless technology Profiles with Bluetooth connectivity: Basic Printing Profile (BPP) using Image Print or Info Print applications, Human Interface Device Profile (HID) using Nokia Wireless Keyboard application


Convenient email client:

Compatible with Nokia Wireless Keyboard (sold separately)

Multimedia messaging:

Combine image, video, text, and audio clip and send as MMS to a compatible phone or PC Automatic resizing of your megapixel images to fit MMS (max. 300 KB attachment size depending on the network)

Text messaging:

Supports concatenated SMS, picture messaging, SMS distribution list Predictive text input Support for all major languages in Europe and Asia-Pacific Instant Messaging


XHTML browser Improved Web compatibility with support for HTML 4.01, including support for elements such as image maps, background images, and frames Support for a subset of JavaScript 1.5, which includes the most commonly used functions found on the Internet File upload over HTTP using standard HTML forms Small screen rendering option including a faster page-up/page-down scrolling style Full-screen mode, download progress bar, and adaptive history list 3GPP video streaming OMA DRM 2.0 including forward lock for content protection, combined delivery, separate delivery and superdistribution Wallet: convenient online use and storage of your numbers and passwords

Call Management

Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and email details per entry, also supports thumbnail pictures and groups Speed dialing Logs: keeps lists of your dialed, received, and missed calls Automatic redial Automatic answer (works with compatible headset or car kit only) Supports Fixed Dialing Number, which allows calls only to predefined numbers Conference call *

Java Applications

Java™ MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1 (Connected Limited Device Configuration (J2ME)), JTWI 1.0 Over-the-air download of Java™-based applications and games *

Other Applications

Personal Information Management (PIM): Advanced Series 60 PIM features including calendar, contacts, to-do list, and PIM printing

Voice Features:

Voice dialing Voice commands Voice recorder Integrated handsfree speaker

Digital Services

Java™ and Symbian applications

Graphics, icons, animations, logos Games: Possibility to download new games Ringing tones: True Tones, polyphonic tones Themes: Possibility to download new themes

Power Management

Standby time: up to 190 hours (7 days) Talk time: up to 3-4 hours Display: 176 x 208, 65,536 16-bit colours Battery: BL-5C, 900, mAh, Li-Ion

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Yahoo goes Nokia!!

Portal, Services Provider and Search Engine Company Yahoo! and Nokia have announced that the 6630, 6680 and 6681 Series 60 smartphones will be shipping pre-installed with applications that integrate to Yahoo! Existing owners of the chosen phones will be able to download the new application suite to install themselves. There's also the menion of more phones being added to this list later this week. Full Press Release Follows... Yahoo! goes mobile on Nokia smartphones A wide selection of Yahoo! Internet Services pre-installed on Nokia Series 60 devices Espoo, Finland - Nokia, the global leader in mobility, and Yahoo!, the number one global internet brand, today announced an agreement that allows millions of Nokia smartphone users to stay informed, entertained and in touch through Yahoo!'s rapidly developing internet services. Yahoo! data communications services such as e-mail, Yahoo! entertainment services such as ring tones, wallpapers and downloadable games and Yahoo! Search for Mobile, will be the first set of services available through Nokia devices based on Series 60, the industry-leading smartphone platform. "Access to information, entertainment and the ability to stay in touch when and where you want is at the heart of our vision of a mobile connected life," said Harry Santamäki, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, Nokia Multimedia. "Our agreement with Yahoo! is a progressive step in facilitating the adoption of an online lifestyle: we are providing consumers with a familiar way of accessing the internet and Yahoo! email through their mobile devices, with the added convenience of content downloads on the go." Juha Varelius, VP & MD of Yahoo! Mobile said: "With consumers' lives across the world becoming increasingly centered around mobile communications, this new international relationship between Yahoo! and Nokia is a great way for people to have the Yahoo! internet experience on their Nokia phone and benefit from a range of essential services on the go." Nokia is the first handset manufacturer with Symbian-based products to distribute Yahoo! services for consumers in such a large number of European and Asian markets, including Australia, China, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Spain and the United Kingdom. The first Nokia devices with Yahoo! internet services are the Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681 and the Nokia 6630. More devices will be announced on April 27. The existing Nokia 6680, Nokia 6681 and Nokia 6630 owners will be able to download similar applications over-the-air in the same markets starting from the second half of 2005.

Nokia Announce N-series Smartphones!

As part of their Nseries announcement Nokia today unveiled the N70 a 3G Series 60 smartphone with a 2 megapixel camera. Clearly focused on imaging other camera features include improved desktop and printing connectivity, an integrated flash, x20 zoom, and an improved on board gallery application. Other features include a a stereo FM radio (with support for Visual Radio) and music player. The phone is expected to be available Q3 2005, an EDGE variant will be available at a later date. Nokia Press Release: Slide and Shoot with the Nokia N70: the smallest 3G Series 60 smartphone with 2 megapixel camera Nokia N70 is part of the Nokia Nseries high performance multimedia range Amsterdam, Cancun, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur – Nokia today introduced the Nokia N70 multimedia, a beautifully designed, compact and easy-to-use 3G smartphone with versatile mobile photography, personal productivity and entertainment features. Incorporating a complete smartphone feature set, as well as a 2 megapixel camera, flash and front camera for video calling, the Nokia N70 comes fully equipped with stereo FM radio, a digital music player and new 3D games. “The Nokia N70 perfectly illustrates our commitment to offer powerful, all-inclusive handsets that aid people in their daily lives. In addition to advanced smartphone and entertainment features, mobile photography is extremely easy and enjoyable with the elegant Nokia N70,” said Joe Coles, Director of imaging product marketing at Nokia. “The number one reason why people today purchase new handsets is the camera. Indeed, we foresee that by the end of 2005, over half a billion people worldwide will own a camera phone.” Easy mobile photography The slide and shoot design makes mobile photography fast and simple. The rear camera slide reveals and automatically activates the 2 megapixel camera, ready to instantly shoot photos or video. The intuitive slide is complemented with an integrated flash, 20x zoom capability and a range of capture scene settings for optimizing image quality in various environments, including Scenery, Portrait, Night, and Sports. Furthermore, the dedicated shutter key on the side of the phone enables users to capture images like they would with a regular camera, allowing for greater stability and ease of use. The storage, management and organization of images and video clips is convenient and efficient with the Nokia N70. With the Nokia XpressTransfer storing solution, all new photos and video clips can be automatically copied to the PC. Photo albums created on the phone are also automatically saved in similar albums on the PC. Furthermore, the Adobe Photoshop Album Starter Edition software offers users an efficient way for organizing or editing photos and video clips on the PC. The new improved rotating Gallery provides for enhanced browsing of images and video clips. Images can, for example, be organized into slideshows, with the viewing experience further heightened with added background music. Images and video clips can also be instantly printed from the Gallery with the Nokia XpressPrint printing solution using a USB cable, wirelessly over Bluetooth connectivity, or using the Reduced Size Dual Voltage MultiMediaCard (RS-MMC). Smart productivity An excellent and powerful tool for personal and professional information management, the Nokia N70 offers a full set of smartphone features, including very easy-to-set up email functionality with extensive attachment support, Internet browser, video streaming and 3G-enabled features such as two-way video calling* and video sharing*. Furthermore, additional applications can be installed from various sources**, while organizer information can easily be synchronized with compatible PCs. Entertainment on the move Equipped with a digital music player with stereo audio, FM radio and support for Visual Radio, the compact 126 gram Nokia N70 also doubles as a great pocketable music device. For an even more playful multimedia experience, theNokia N70 supports S60 and Java 2D and 3D games, some of which are pre-installed in the phone or on the standard in-box RS-MMC. Measuring just 108.8 x 53 x 17.5 mm (95.9 cc), the Nokia N70 is the smallest ever 2 megapixel 3G smartphone based on the leading Series 60 Platform. The Nokia N70 is expected to be available in the third quarter of 2005. Additionally, a variant of the Nokia N70 for EDGE (Enhanced Data Rate for GSM Evolution) markets will be available at a later date.