It’s only one year ago when I got gifted my 8GB iPod Touch 3rd generation and started discovering and enjoying the world of iOS and that ever-growing AppStore with thousands of cool apps and games. I was hooked almost instantly and used it extensively for a while, then all of a sudden, it started gathering dust in my drawer for a couple of months, and I was back in my old Symbian routine, using a Nokia E72 and N97 Mini. That was until I decided to take the iPod Touch back again, jailbreak it because I felt I was missing an opportunity there, and with multitasking enabled, we became the “bestest” of friends and stayed that way ever since. Lately, I’ve even been using it more and more, relying on it for all my Music and Gaming needs, for my RSS feeds with Reeder, for all my medical apps needs, and a lot of other functions too. Needless to say, those 8GB filled up pretty fast and I was battling the free MBs at least once or twice a week.
That was until the new generation of iPod Touch was announced, and the 32GB one was presented at a relatively affordable price, with all the novelties inside. I couldn’t help but cave in. And I’m pretty excited to say that I’ve been a happy happy camper ever since.
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Continue reading “iPod Touch 4G vs 3G – Hardware Tour, Size And Retina Display Comparison”
The Nokia N97 Mini has received a Firmware update to version 12.0.110. This looks like a minor update and includes performance and power management related fixes. Continue reading “Nokia N97 Mini gets firmware update to v12”
The year 2009 saw the introduction of several new phones in various mobile platforms . But only a few managed to impress us !
Presenting the Top 10 phones of 2009 (not in any specific order)
Continue reading “Top 10 Phones of 2009”
Good news for anyone who is waiting to buy the Nokia N97 Mini The price of the mini is certainly more attractive now given the fact that it was launched at around Rs.30k.The MRP is just Rs.24999 now which is the Maximum Retail Price
Continue reading “Nokia N97 Mini Price is just 24999 now”
While we are playing with the Nokia N97 Mini we thought of giving you an overview of the hardware with a photo gallery where we take you through the key hardware aspects of the phone
Continue reading “Hardware Overview : How Tiny is the Nokia N97 Mini ?”
The Nokia N97 Mini is here and we have an unboxing video just for you. The N97 Mini is actually much much more appealing than its big brother. We are actually liking the mini as the screen is VERY responsive and the phone has about 200 odd megabytes of free memory . The phone comes with the 2.0 firmware pre-installed if that’s adorable.
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Nokia India is offering 100 free songs to the first 1000 folks who pre-book / pre-order the N97 Mini. We have played with the Mini @ Nokia World and most recently at the Nokia N-Tourage event in Blore and we must say Nokia has got a lot of things right with this handset.
Continue reading “Pre-order your Nokia N97 Mini in India and get 100 songs for free”
The GSMA has announced the Winners of its 2009 Mobile Awards and a real good surprise for Nokia. The N97 Mini which has been launched in India recently has won the Award for the Best Mobile Handset Best Mobile Broadband Handset/Device . I played with the Mini at Nokia World and most recently at the Nokia N-Tourage Event in Blore and this handset is very impressive in terms of build quality , speed and kinetic scrolling and much better than the big brother. Continue reading “N97 Mini wins GSMA Award for Best Mobile Handset”
You might have seen the nominations for the Asia Mobile Awards for 2009 and now The GSM Association has announced the winners at the Mobile Asia Congress Networking Party and Awards Celebration at Hong Kong’s famed Happy Valley Racecourse.
“We are delighted with the number of high quality entries we received for this year’s Asian Mobile Awards and Mobile Innovation Grand Prix – Asia Tournament,” said Rob Conway, CEO and Member of the Board for the GSMA. “These awards reflect the strong growth of mobile communications in Asia – in the last year alone mobile connections in the region have risen by 370 million, and this growth is driven by innovative new services, applications and ever richer mobile content. These awards recognise the leaders, pioneers and innovators that are making this happen. Our congratulations to the winners, and our thanks to all those who participated.”
The winners of the Asia Mobile Awards 2009 are: Continue reading “GSM Association announces winners of Asia Mobile Awards 2009”
Dilin who used to write here at FoneArena is one guy crazy about phones.His pic has been shortlisted at the Nseries blog for the Cityman of the Year contest. Nokia has picked 10 entries of the final round and Dilin is one of them. Continue reading “Vote for the Nokia Cityman of the Year”
The Nokia N97 Mini was announced at NokiaWorld and you must have seen our photo gallery and our N97vsN97Mini Video . The good news is that Nokia India have informed us that the mini will be launched in India in October. The phone is being touted as a lower cost version of the N97 flagship device. But how much cheaper would it be , we need to wait for a while. Continue reading “Nokia N97 Mini India Launch in October”
Nokia N97 Mini was announced at Nokia World 2009 and here are some live pics of the phone in along with its big brother the N97. N97 mini is expected to hit indian shores my Diwali time at an expected retail price of Rs.31000. The N97 mini has been developed to make sure the N97 reaches a broader audience. Continue reading “Nokia N97 Mini Hands on Photo Gallery”
As expected! Nokia N97 Mini has just been launched by Anssi Vanjoki, The Executive Vice President of Markets, Nokia.
Sporting some new widgets on the homescreen, a lot of usability improvements and the first Nokia device to possess Lifecasting with Ovi (the result of a new partnership with Facebook), the N97 mini is seriously a social media addicts’s heaven.
N97 Mini still posesses around 8GB of memory which can be upgraded to 32GB along with the addition of a 16GB microSD card, a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a full QWERTY keyboard within its 14.2mm thin frame and has the same tilt display design as its big brother Nokia N97.
Lifecasting is an innovative concept which is going to allow users to update their Facebook status directly from the homescreen along with the geo location details. With the ability to completely customise the homescreen, users will be now able to customize their N97 Mini to preference and make it truly unique. The Nokia N97 mini also works seamlessly with Ovi Store from where users can add some cool new applications, widgets, ringtones and other content onto their device.
Nokia N97 Mini also sports Ovi Maps and comes with integrated A-GPS and also with voice navigation for driving or walking directions. The 3.2-inch touchscreen of Nokia N97 Mini is also going to include flick scrolling and a range of new experiences.
An N97 User? Don’t fret, because all this will be available as a software update for all the existing N97 devices next month.
With upto 28 hours music playback and 12 days standby time, this 5-megapixel camera phone also comes with dual LED flash and video light, along with a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens.
The Nokia N97 mini is coming on floors during Oct 2009 for an estimated retail price of EUR450.
You can check out some of the live pics below.
(via Nokia Conversations)