WhatsApp has announced that it will stop supporting BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10, Symbian S60 and few other older platforms by the end of this year. WhatsApp turned seven years old last week. “As we look ahead to our next seven years, we want to focus our efforts on the mobile platforms the vast majority of people use,” said the company. Continue reading “WhatsApp to end support for BlackBerry, including BlackBerry 10 and Symbian”
WhatsApp has added an interesting new feature to the service in the form of push-to-talk Voice Messaging. You can send and receive voice messages with your contacts on WhatsApp for free.Users must start seeing a microphone icon next to the text input area and you can press and record your voice message and send it. You can play the messages too once they are sent.I’m wondering how operators would react to this considering this might have an impact on traditional calls. Continue reading “You can now send Voice Messages on WhatsApp”
Times Internet has launched official Gaana Music app that would let users discover and listen to songs in Hindi, English, Tamil, Telugu and 21 other languages. You can also create playlists and get recommendations for songs, if you login with your Gaana account. This app is available for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Samsung Bada 2.0 and Nokia Symbian and Java phones. Hope the company launches the Gaana app for Windows Phone devices soon. Continue reading “Gaana Music app launched for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry and Java phones”
Times of India has launched a new app called Alive that would let you view videos, photos, and polls related to a news just by pointing the app at a newspaper item with Alive logo. This app is available for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry and Nokia Symbian Smartphones and would offer a captivating experience for the users than just reading a newspaper. The app has crossed 250,000 downloads on the launch day, leading to 300,000 augmentation views on a single day. Continue reading “Times of India launches Alive Augmented Reality News app for Android, iPhone and BlackBerry”
Reports indicate that Facebook might be in talks to buy Whatsapp in order to enhance its mobile credentials. Facebook’s main source of mobile income is from ads and it reported recently that 14% of it’s advertising revenue in Q3 2012 came from its mobile division.
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Today most of the Nokia PureView 808, 701, 700 and 603 users started getting Belle Feature Pack 2 update through OTA globally including India. There are lot of new feature in Nokia Belle FP2, but one of the features completely surprised me which is its new keyboard. Most of the 808 users were awaiting for the new improved keyboard with FP2, but I got completely surprised when I found new Hindi QWERTY keyboard as an option along with the English keyboard. Continue reading “Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 update brings new Hindi Keyboard”
Nokia has started rolling out the Belle Feature pack 2 update (v 113.010.1506/07) for the 808 PureView, 700, 701 and 603. The Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1 update for the Nokia 700, 701 and 603 started rolling out in April, but the 808 PureView came with FP1 out of the box. Some devices that didn’t receive the FP1 update got the Belle Refresh update in August. Continue reading “Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 update starts rolling out for Nokia 808 PureView, 700, 701 and 603”
Airtel is on a spree of launching mobile apps. They launched the my airtel app to pay bills and manage services. Now, they have launched Smartdrive app that offers real-time traffic information and voice based turn by turn navigation upon subscription. Other than these the app also lets you search Maps for POI (Points of Interests) like restaurants, theaters, shopping malls etc. Continue reading “Airtel launches Smartdrive mobile app with real time traffic information and Voice-based Navigation”
eBfuddy has released their Ebuddy XMS, cross platform messaging app for Nokia S40, Symbian ^1 and Symbian ^3 devices in the Nokia Store. It was released in the Nokia BetaLabs earlier this month. It lets you send free messages to XMS contacts using your data connection and also lets you send pictures, have a group conversation with up to 30 contacts. This app is already available for Android, iPhone, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Meego. Continue reading “eBuddy XMS messaging app now available for Nokia S40 and S60 devices from Nokia Store”
After a long time, finally all Nokia N8, E7, C7, C6-01, X7 and Nokia Oro customers are going to rejoice. Nokia support has just posted on their Nokia Discussions support forums that they have just started rolling out the update for Symbian called Nokia Belle Refresh for the Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia C7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia X7 and Nokia Oro with version number 111.040.1511. Nokia E6 will have FW version number 111.140.0058. It is already available for the Nokia N8 in India. Continue reading “Nokia Belle Refresh update now rolling out, already available for Nokia N8 in India”
Tencent, the largest internet company in Asia Pacific and the 3rd largest in the world has launched the WeChat – a free mobile voice and text messaging application in India. This cross platform messaging app also includes, photo/video sharing, location sharing, and contact information exchange and more. Continue reading “WeChat voice and text messaging app launched for iPhone, Android, Windows Phone and Symbian”
Yes you read right, Megapixel meets Horsepower! As a big last hoorah before giving my Nokia 808 PureView loaner back to Nokia, I was extremely lucky to spend a bit of time again with a Nissan GT-R (HUGE thanks to Richard Haderer!)! Two big worlds collide here: On one side the Nokia 808 PureView, the new undisputed king in mobile photography, Damian Dinning’s 41-megapixel masterpiece with it’s fantastic PureView technology. On the other side, the Nissan GT-R. The most underrated supercar, with 550 horsepowers and probably the best acceleration since a starting plane. Stomping the foot on the accelerator is like getting kicked in the seat by a horse, with a fantastic sound as company. Feast your eyes on these PureView-GT-R-images and make sure to check them out in full size on my Flickr channel by clicking on them!
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Every once in a while a phone is released which showcases the best of technology possible at that time. Back in 2007, it was the Nokia N95 which showcased exactly how to build a mobile computer. The N95 truely was a revolutionary device packing everything but the kitchen sink under its plastic shell ! The very same year Apple announced the iPhone. It single handedly defined how to make a great and easily understood user interface and made Symbian look clunky and redundant overnight. Since then we’ve had various permutations and combinations of the formulae attempted to various degrees of success.
Fast forward to 2012 and we have another revolutionary device. The Nokia 808 PureView is hands down the best camera phone ever released. In fact it might hold its own for a few years given that the phone which comes closest is still only the 808’s two year old predecessor. Dive into the FoneArena Nokia 808 PureView review Continue reading “Nokia 808 PureView Review”
Nokia has finally launched the 808 PureView, their flagship camera phone with 41MP sensor. Nokia announced the Nokia 808 PureView at MWC 2012 and said it would launch in May 2012, but it was delayed. They announced last week that it would launch mid-June and sent us an invite for today’s launch event. It even got a price tag on their Nokia store yesterday. It has 4-inch (640 x 360 pixels) AMOLED CBD display with Gorilla Glass protection, 1.3 GHz processor and runs on Nokia Belle FP1 OS. Continue reading “Nokia 808 PureView launched in India for Rs. 33,899”
The folks at BGR.in have just posted that the Nokia 808 PureView has got a new price tag of Rs.33899 on the Nokia Store with an unconfirmed MRP of Rs.34999. The 808 PureView packs a whopping 41 Megapixel Camera sensor with a Xenon flash and capable for recording 1080p videos.From the little time , I have had with the device since Mobile World Congress, CTIA and Nokia India events , I totally want one as I have owned the Nokia N82, N86 8MP and the N8. The PureView is a must have if you are camera phone freak like me. Only thing which is not so fancy about the PureView is the Symbian OS but then that is the OS which has good image processing capabilities. Continue reading “Nokia 808 Pureview gets a price tag of Rs.33899 on Nokia Store few hours before India launch”