Department of Telecom Bans Nokia’s Push Email Service in India

The Department of Telecom (DoT) has banned Nokia’s Push e-mail services in India. The Intelligence Bureau asked the Indian service providers not to launch the proposed Push / Power Email service till it gets monitoring system. Continue reading “Department of Telecom Bans Nokia’s Push Email Service in India”

Nokia N8, The Initial List Of Fourteen Wins And Fails

The N8 (or Nate as I’m growing used to call it) is here. It’s been released, it’s shipping, and people all around the world are receiving their units. Finally, after too long a wait, I have an N8 in my hands, for a proper test and review. Following my “The N8 is Perfect, There, I said it” assertion, there really is very little I can say to top it up. Or can I?

The N8 landed in my hands 2 days ago, and while I still maintain that it IS the perfect handset for the photography and multimedia buffs, I had mentioned that it doesn’t target me, and I’m not particularly thrown towards buying one. So, over the last 48 hours, I’ve gone from awe to oh to ouch and back to awe several times with the N8 in my hands. Here is the compiled initial list of N8 wins and fails, in my book.

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10 Reasons The Nokia E5 Is The Best Affordable Social Smartphone

Nowadays, it is easy to get lost in a discussion about raw power, stellar hardware specs, and the high-end smartphone market. But what many websites and analytics forget is that the vast majority of people, worldwide, want a decent mobile that can help them in their everyday life without punching a ginormous hole in their savings account. The Nokia E5 is one of the latest smartphones that falls into the affordable category, while still managing to cram enough features to appeal to the most social nutcase amongst us. Here are 10 reasons the E5 is a perfect social smartphone.

Admit it or not, the social butterfly lifestyle comes with a pre-requisite: texting, emailing, connecting, tweeting, IM’ing, posting, commenting,… and a lot of typing is required on almost every level. A decent qwerty like the one found on the E5 is a godsend for such cases, with nice tactile feedback, large keys, and even predictive text on the software side of things.

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Push Mail Fight – Blackberry vs Nokia Messaging vs Apple MobileMe !

We got a chance to compare the email deliverability times taken on 3 push mail platforms – Blackberry , Nokia Messaging and MobileMe. Watch the video after the break to find out which one is the fastest Continue reading “Push Mail Fight – Blackberry vs Nokia Messaging vs Apple MobileMe !”

Nokia Messaging for Social Networks Beta 2 now supports Twitter as well.

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First launched in September 2009, Nokia Messaging team has released  the second beta of Nokia Messaging for Social Networks and guess what? It now supports Twitter as well, making tweeting way more convenient from the homescreen if you are using an N97 or the recently launched N97 Mini.

Apart from Twitter Integration, many other things such as uploading pictures and video, viewing upcoming events on Facebook, importing birthdays to the device’s calendar, searching friends and Click-to-call / click-to-SMS / click-to-FB Email etc has been added. Continue reading “Nokia Messaging for Social Networks Beta 2 now supports Twitter as well.”

Nokia Messaging launches a new site

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Nokia Messaging Team has announced over their blog, that they have launched a new site

This site will capture everything related to Nokia Messaging i.e. Email, IM, Social Networking and Ovi Mail across S60, S40, and Maemo devices. The site also offers some helpful how-to videos and brings in content from user guides, the official Nokia support forums, BetaLabs, and from blogs and Twitter. Continue reading “Nokia Messaging launches a new site”

Nokia Messaging Service Trial Ending this September

Seems like Nokia Messaging might become a paid service soon. I just got an email stating that beta trial of the service is coming to an end at this month end that is September and it warns me that the service may not be available on my network.

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Nokia Messaging Gets HTML support for Touch Screen Phones

About a month back we had told you that Nokia Messaging team is planning to release HTML Support for all the touchscreen phones and guess what, they have just released an update for Nokia Messaging, which brings HTML support to all the touchscreen phones, like Nokia N97 and the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic etc.

Having tried the new Nokia Messaging for a day or two now, I can easily say that this is one of the best version of Nokia Messaging out yet.

Here are some of the screenshots of the new Nokia Messaging application:

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So totally, all in all, it has been an excellent upgrade from its previous version. Kudos! Nokia Messaging Team.

You can get the new version of Nokia Messaging by heading over to on your phone browser.

What do you think of this new update of Nokia Messaging? What else do you think can be added to make it more powerful? Do Pass on your comments

Nokia Messaging Goes Social

Nokia Messaging is now getting a social flavour to it with the addition of Facebook. It will bring your latest wall posts on Facebook to your homescreen on the N97 and also gives you quick and easy access to your Facebook status and other messaging features.

N97 users will also be treated to a new refreshing integration of Facebook on their homescreen. Also, you can now scroll through your latest wall posts within the homescreen. If you want to see one of your friends profile in detail, you just have to simply click on their status message and voila! you will be taken directly to the Nokia Messaging Facebook app.

The Nokia Messaging beta is available on Nokia Beta Labs today, and is compatible with N97 and 6700. So If you have an N97 or a Nokia 6700, I would recommend you to download the app from Beta Labs right now.

You can also catch a demo of Social Messaging beta from Nokia Messaging below.


Nokia Messaging to get HTML and Kinetic Scrolling support

Awesome news for all Nokia 5800, 5530 and N97 users!

According to Nokia Messaging‘s latest tweet, the next S60v5 version of the Nokia Messaging will have HTML support and also will possess Kinetic scrolling. Continue reading “Nokia Messaging to get HTML and Kinetic Scrolling support”

Hotmail on Nokia Messaging

Now access your Windows Live Hotmail on Nokia Messaging.

Nokia Messaging is designed for ease of use and mobility and offers users a full feature. It is currently free to download and set-up, and supports the popular email accounts including, Windows Live Hotmail, Yahoo! Mail, Gmail, AOL Mail.

It also enables access of up to 10 personal email accounts on a Nokia device, and through one single icon. Once Nokia Messaging is set-up, email accounts can be added to the service directly on the phone, as well as via the Nokia Messaging website ( Continue reading “Hotmail on Nokia Messaging”