Nokia N810, N800 successor announced

Nokia made a great new addition to its list of Internet Tablets. The Nokia N810 is a neat upgrade to the N800

Highlights

  • Maemo Linux based OS2008
  • Mozilla based browser with Ajax and Adobe flash 9
  • Wi-Fi
  • Up to 45 hours of music playback
  • its large (4.13″), sharp (800×480 resolution) wide screen makes
  • integrated GPS receiver
  • integrated VGA camera
  • slide-out keyboard

Mobile browsing on such a device is as good as on a PC.

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Nokia N810 with Gizmo

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Nokia N810 with Skype

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It tablet is expected to start shipping mid November with an estimated retail price of 479 USD about Rs.20000.

No info if it will available in India.

Nokia partners with media brands for bringing content to Nokia Video Center

Nokia is partnering with leading media brands including CNN , Sony Pictures and IBN ( CNN-IBN) for bringing content to Nokia Video Center.

Nokia Video Center aims to bring mobile video to N-Series and other multimedia handsets from Nokia.

The Nokia Video Center is available on the Nokia N95 and Nokia N95 8GB.

Youtube and Reuters are already in a content sharing agreement with the Finish phone Maker

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Nokia to acquire NAVTEQ

After we reported the Nokia is in talks to acquire NAVTEQ, Nokia issued a Press Release to confirm the deal.

  • Nokia’s Location Based Services offerings to expand
  • Expect to see lots of GPS supported handsets from Nokia
  • NAVTEQ’s Map data business will still remain functional, but under Nokia

Nokia will pay a price of approximately $8.1 billion for the take over.

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Nokia in talks to acquire Navteq

Nokia is in serious talks to acquire Navteq who is a leading navigation software maker.

NavteqInterestingly Navteq is also a data provider for Google Maps.

The company has a $7.61 billion market capitalization – their main business is software for in-vehicle navigation systems.

If Nokia bags Navteq , it will be a shot in the arm for Nokia’s GPS Device offerings and the mobile-services arena.

Nokia and Navteq already have a business relationship, where Navteq provides information for Nokia’s mobile phones.

via [WSJ]

Nokia 6301 a 6300 with Wi-Fi

The highly popular Nokia 6300 gets an nice upgrade to Wi-Fi with the new Nokia 6301

Nokia-6301_2The highly popular Nokia 6300 gets an nice upgrade to Wi-Fi with the new Nokia 6301.

Its a Triband GSM phone with Wi-Fi and GPRS, EDGE. It sports Bluetooth 2 with EDR &. of the features are same as the Nokia 6300 except the Wi-fi and the UMA (Unified Mobile Access). The phone comes with a nice dock so you dont have to hold this beaaty when you are at work.
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Though the 6300 is low on battery life , still its a hit due the sleek design.

Price and Availability

Expected to be available for Christmas for approximately Rs.10000

Nokia 6301 Price and Specifications

Is gPhone is openmoko ?

Rediff.com  reported last week that gPhone would be launched in India in September.

We also reported earlier about the gPhone from Google possibly being an iPhone Killer

Now its getting closer. Reports suggest that the gPhone runs Linux and might be a Openmoko phone customized to run Google Apps like Gmail, Gtalk,Google Mobile Maps,News , Youtube and Calendar.

Possible Features

  • GPRS/EDGE (Wi-Fi – Not for sure in the $100 Version)
  • GPS
  • Touchscreen
  • Linux Based OS
  • All Google Mobile Apps pre-installed
  • Ticker Ads

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Price

The price is expected to be around $100 or Rs.4000 approx for the entry level phone. There might be a high end phone with better features and might compete with the iPhone.

At this stage. This news is still a rumor and there’s not official confirmation about the phone.

But there’s enough evidence that Google is working on a phone as Google has accepted that its in talk with Operators in India

Nokia N95 8GB Pre Release Pics – Wow !!

Today is August 29th and We can expect some new announcements from Nokia.

Nokia is holding a function at the Ministry of Sound Club in London later today .

We spotted some Nokia N95 8GB pics on the net.

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It might just be a rumor but the graphics seem real.

Lets wait for the official confirmation later today

Nokia E61i Review

Nokia E61i is an enterprise phone loaded with features. It gives Blackberry handsets some serious competition.

Update : Nokia E71 is out and chk out the review

The handset fits snuggly in the hand (at least for me)

The design is impressive and has luxury touch added to it due to the metallic finish similar to the 8800

The phone is an upgraded version of the E61 which lacked a Camera and had a primitive browser. But the built of the E61i is much better than the E61. The keypad has undergone a transformation for the better.

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India beats USA to emerge as the second largest market for Nokia

Nokia India is now the second largest market for the Finnish Mobile phone Maker.

China continues to be the no.1 . USA was at no.1 and is now moved to no.2

Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo is in India  for meeting some goverment officials .

Nokia Chennai’s Sriperumbudur plant has produced 60 Million handsets so far and about 50 % of them have been exported to over 58 countries

via [nokia press]

Nokia 6555 3G Clamshell

Nokia 6555 is the latest addition to Nokia’s range of phones.

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It shares points with the Prism Collection and the 8600 Luna.

The 6555 is a 3G Clamshell .

Features

  • Analogue timepiece standby display 
  • Quadband / 3G Network Enabled
  • 1.3 Mega Pixel Camera
  • QVGA Display with 16 Million Colors
  • Bluetooth, micro USB

Price

It will be available next month for a price of about (200 Euros) Rs.12000

Nokia India brand image under attack

The brand image for Nokia India is under serious threat due to the recent Nokia battery recall which we had covered last week.

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The company even made a status check possible via SMS to 5555 with the BT <26 digit battery no>.

But panic struck people are thronging Nokia service centers and dealers to check the status of their battery.

About 4-5 % of phones in India are affected according to IntoMobile

Airtel, Hutch and other operators are co-operating with Nokia according to HT

Nokia CEO, Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo is going to be in India on Aug 22-24 . May be to have a idea of ground level situation in the country.

But He’s coming for meeting Top government officials.

via [IntoMobile]

Nokia announces product advisory for Matsushita branded BL-5C battery

After the Laptop Battery Advisories come the mobile phone battery nightmares. There have been a lot of mobile explosions due to improper usage and charging. Nokia has just issued a  product advisory for Matsushita branded BL-5C batteries.

BL-5C is used in a lot of nokia phones

Nokia Press Release

Nokia announces product advisory for BL-5C battery

Espoo, Finland – Nokia today issued a product advisory for the Nokia-branded BL-5C battery manufactured by Matsushita Battery Industrial Co., Ltd. of Japan between December 2005 and November 2006. This product advisory does not apply to any other Nokia-branded battery.

 

Nokia has identified that in very rare cases the Nokia-branded BL-5C batteries subject to the product advisory could potentially experience overheating initiated by a short circuit while charging, causing the battery to dislodge. Nokia is working closely with Matsushita and will be cooperating with relevant authorities to investigate this situation.

 

Nokia has several suppliers for BL-5C batteries who have collectively produced more than 300 million BL-5C batteries. This advisory applies only to the 46 million batteries manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006, from which there have been approximately 100 incidents of overheating reported globally. No serious injuries or property damage have been reported.

 

Consumers with a BL-5C battery subject to this advisory should note that all of the approximately 100 incidents have occurred while charging the battery. According to Nokia’s knowledge this issue does not affect any other use of the mobile device.

 

While the occurrences in the BL-5C batteries produced by Matsushita in the time-period specified are very rare, concerned consumers can request a replacement for any BL-5C battery subject to this product advisory.

It is important to note that the BL-5C battery is not used in all Nokia products and that only a portion of the Nokia BL-5C batteries in use are subject to this advisory.

 

How to identify a BL-5C battery manufactured by Matsushita during the relevant period

In order to determine if a battery is subject to this advisory, it is necessary to remove the battery from the device. A Nokia battery will have “Nokia” and “BL-5C” printed on the front of the battery. On the reverse, the Nokia mark appears at the top and the battery identification number (consisting of 26 characters) is found at the bottom. Consumers should refer to this identification number to determine if their battery is among the batteries manufactured by Matsushita between December 2005 and November 2006. A comparison of that number with those subject to this advisory will determine a consumer’s ability to obtain a replacement free of charge.

 

Consumers should visit the website www.nokia.com/batteryreplacement or contact their local Nokia call center.

 

About the BL-5C battery

The BL-5C is one of 14 different battery models used in Nokia products. As with many of its components, Nokia has a multi-supplier strategy for batteries, including the BL-5C. Matsushita is one of several suppliers Nokia has for the BL-5C battery.

 

A list of Nokia products that include the BL-5C battery is available at www.nokia.com/batteryreplacement.

Mobilize and Share with Nokia’s new MOSH website

Social Networking is such a big business these days. And every other brands is wanting to get a share of it.

Nokia is launching mosh.nokia.com which is the first time a mobile handset maker is coming up with a social networking website.

The site is in a private beta and you need to password to get to the registration form. We managed to get the code and grab a username.

You can upload Images,Videos,Documents and all kinds of stuff . You can share all your uploads with others as well.

The Mobile version of the site is at http://www.mosh.nokia.mobi and its pretty clean and optimized for mobile browsing.

Its Nokia in action so this is nothing special.

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Visit : http://mosh.nokia .com

Nokia Prism Collection

The Nokia Prism Collection will be available globally after the Nokia 7500 Prism was announced earlier in China, Taiwan.

Nokia today announced the Prism collection which is aimed at the Fashion conscious users.The Prism collection comprises of the Nokia 7900 Prism and the Nokia 7500 Prism.

The highlight of this collection is the Color, Material used and Graphics. It boasts of a signature diamond-cut design, geometric patterns and graphic light-refracting colors. These phones are similar to the
Nokia 7380 and 7390 L’Amour collection

Nokia 7900

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Features

  • 16 Million Colors Organi LED Display
  • Living Wallpaper
  • 2 Megapixel Camera
  • 1 GB Internal Memory
  • Dual Band 3G and Quad Band GSM Connectivity
  • Expected Price : EUR 400 or Rs. 22000

Nokia 7500

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Features

  • 2 Megapixel Camera
  • Optional 2 GB microSD card
  • Expected Price : EUR 210 or Rs. 12000

These two mobile models will be available in the third quarter of 2007.