Thursday, December 25, 2008

Nokia N97: The Best of E and N Series Worlds

Somebody have posted in another forum that Nokia will be watching closely the sale of N97, since accordingly this will dictate some of Nokia's pipeline projects, particularly where their S60 phones are heading...

IMHO, for the 1st time since the Nokia S60 world was divided into N and E series, we have a potential handset that will offer both worlds, well I am assuming that many of the "business related services" that used to be only E-series enjoy will be ported to the whole S60 spectrum, as in the case of the Mail for Exchange and Lotus Notes supports as an example.

One of the things that I really miss from the E90 is the qwerty, well that and the super big wide screen. With the N97, it may not offer the same sized screen on the E90 nor is the keyboard same as the E90, however it is very close to it, in many aspect. Of course, one can not say anything about the actual usage coz we simply have not used it, but, then as a 5800 user who have used the E90, one can easily surmise what one can expect from the N97 as far as screen and qwerty are concerned. With that in mind, I think there is a big possibility that i wont need a New Communicator, and if Nokia sees that too, quite possibly the E90 might be the last communicator...

or one can just simply say, the N97- is an N-series with a Communicator heart or the N97 is actually a communicator, masquerading as an N-series...

What to Expect from the New Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Firware v. 11.0.08

The upcoming Nokia 5800 XpressMusic firmware will be v11.0.08. Some have already installed it and even others are receiving their new units with this firmware already installed in their Nokia 5800.

The changelog of this firmware are as follows:
  • Homepage is not defined for Vodafone Live!
  • Last word disappears when selecting receiver in SMS.
  • My Nokia: phone displays “#” in front of Application name.
  • During Back-Up & Restore operation, calendar entries are not restored.
  • Operator menu link within Welcome application.
  • Invalid message pops up before playing the file received via Bluetooth.
  • Input Method, VKB just display number when selecting a WLAN access point which contains a password.
  • Chinese box HWR control buttons and FS HWR control bar are too small.
  • Unable to add image to Contact bar from Gallery when there is about 5 GB of data in memory card.
  • In Arabic UI, in calendar, the arrows on the top are reversed in week view and day view.
  • UI-rotation is too sensitive.
  • Search: Google search service is missing in Search.
  • Contact could not display when switch numbers in Singtel 2-in-1 SIM card.
  • Maps: Wrong layout of the strings in the Maps search and favorites views.
  • Could not send new email if user name and password is not pre-defined.
  • Phone drops from service when both A5/3 +GEA3 used simultaneously with WLAN.
  • The Messaging application crashes a lot specially when replying or trying to send SMS you have to remove battery to be able to use the device again.
  • License Manager for Maps is not integrated to SW.
  • 5.0 Touch: Phonebook crashing when adding detail: Birthday, Anniversary.
  • Web screen is messed up - Non stop Music Player “Library update”.
  • Clock, Alarm is inactive when phone is power off.
  • APN Configuration Settings Update to be used for the Setting Wizard.
  • Ex-Factory settings are wrong - UE unable to open Setting Wizard.
  • StartUpSettings version updated.
  • Phone lost correct time during power off.
  • USSD: “Call Control Send USSD” command.
  • UE drops from 3G, then cannot sync to 3G cells.
  • Browser: Flash objects causes problems while browsing

thats all for now, and have a Merry Red 5800 Christmas!