Nokia Lumia 610 and 900 images leaked ahead of MWC 2012

We all knew that Nokia was going to launch the Lumis 610 and 900 at MWC, and there were also rumors about various images but finally Pocketnow released the images of these devices before Nokia officially launched it at MWC.

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Guide : Transfer all SMS from a Nokia Symbian Smartphone to Android Smartphone


So you got a  new Android smartphone and you want to transfer all important data from your old Symbian phone to it. We know how much important is that old data in your old Symbian phone. So generally there are many sites and online services which help you to transfer all the data like Contacts, Calendar entries, Notes, Images, Songs and even SMS to your new Android smartphone but at a very premium price. Sad smile Some charge more than $30 Continue reading “Guide : Transfer all SMS from a Nokia Symbian Smartphone to Android Smartphone”

Why the Nokia N8 is still the best camera phone !

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When I was traveling in the US last month , I was carrying the N8 and it turned to replace my digicam.  I forgot my digicam at home and I was lazy to lug around by SLR. I clicked these pics with my N8 and makes me think that that N8 is still the best camera phone in the market. Check out the pics and let me know what you think.

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Protect Your Nokia N8 With Martin Fields and ToughGuard

The Nokia N8 is one of the most solid devices built to date: with an anodized aluminum body that can take some beating and come back victorious and a gorilla glass screen that defeats scratches by nature, it’s hard to find a reason why you would need, nay want, a screen protector or carrying case. However, I have come across a few pictures of tortured N8s with scratched bodies or screens and while I knew that it would take a lot of unfortunate events to get them to that state, I knew that I wanted the best class protection for my lovely orange N8. See, I’m a clumsy person, and it isn’t a rare scenario for me to drop my phone because I was hand gesturing too much or carrying many items with it in one hand. So I turned to MobileFun whom I knew would have the best and most extensive catalog of Nokia N8 screen savers and cases.

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PR 1.1 Update Released For Nokia N8, C7 And C6-01

Nokia recently released the much awaited PR 1.1 update for its popular Symbian^3 smartphones, the Nokia N8, C7 and C6-01. The new software update enhances the quality and the stability of the devices, in addition to numerous tweaks and fixes.

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Nokia recently released the much awaited PR 1.1 update for its popular Symbian^3 smartphones, the Nokia N8, C7 and C6-01. The new software update enhances the quality and the stability of the devices, in addition to numerous tweaks and fixes. You may not directly see the updated features, but they will surely improve the user experience on your Symbian^3 smartphone. Continue reading “PR 1.1 Update Released For Nokia N8, C7 And C6-01”

Review-CaseMate Barely There Case for Nokia N8

Introduction

We all love our devices and we wish to keep them in the same condition as possible. But it is not always possible because a few bumps, scratches or falls are bound to occur even if we are the most careful users.So we opt for accessories to protect our devices. Some people go for pouches while others go for cases or even the new products such as the InvisibleSHIELDs.

Even in these three categories, there are a lot of options to choose from in terms of design, material and colour. But the basic question that comes into mind for every user is which case or puch provides maximum protection while adding the least amount of bulk or least amount of hindrance to the usage.

That’s where the Casemate Barely There steps in. The case provides maximum protection to your phone while still allowing full access to the phone. Lets see how it performs as compared with other Nokia N8 Cases.

Unboxing

The CaseMate Barely There Case comes in a clear packaging that allows the user to take a look at the case easily. Here are the contents of the package:

We were glad to see that they have also provided proper installation guidelines and tools for the screen protector.

Design
The design is one of the best aspects of the Case Mate Barely There Cases for the Nokia N8. They have been designed to fit the Nokia N8 perfectly and unlike other companies they have taken proper steps to ensure that there are no issues using it.
The case fits the N8 like a glove. There is no extra plastic on the top and bottom or on either sides.

The case protects mainly the back and sides of the device. The top, bottom and front portions remain uncovered. But considering that the N8 is a Gorilla Glass touchscreen phone, I think it doesn’t matter since it protects itself.

It covers everything on the back except for the Xenon Flash, Camera lens and Loudspeaker slots. On the left, there are gaps to access the microSD card slot, the SIM card slot, the microUSB slot and the charging LED indicator. On the right, the gaps allow access to the volume keys, the keyguard slider and the camera shutter button. On the lower part at the back, they have also included the slot for the lanyard.

Comfort

The unit which we have for review is the Black one and that has a matte finish. If I am right, the Chrome one has a Glossy finish. While the Chrome might be more flashier, I guess the Black is more ideal for use. The Matte finish provides more grip to the Nokia N8 and prevents it from slipping off your hands.

The case addresses one main issue that I found with most other N8 cases-it combines the gap for the volume keys and keyguard slider thus making the slider easy to use. On most other cases, there was a separation in the gap and thus sliding the keyguard was an issue for most especially those without long nails.

The matte effect prevents any fingerprints or smudges from sticking on and also prevents your palms from getting sweaty. The case is quite light and thin, adding hardly any extra weight and thus it still is quite easy to carry around.

Safety

The matte effect on the back helps a lot to prevent the handset from falling from your hands and getting damaged. The phone is protected from scratches, smudges and impacts thanks to the flexible impact resistant plastic shell.

Well it may not protect your device from a massive fall etc but small bumps and falls are definitely a no bother. The case also prevents the camera lens from getting smudged by your fingers as it is further recessed into the casing.

Conclusion

If you want a case for your Nokia N8 that is quite light and comfortable but at the same time provides decent protection, look no further, the Case-Mate Barely There Series is the best solution for you.

You can buy the Black Case here and the Chrome (Silver) one here.

Nokia delays Nokia E7, launching in Early 2011

Nokia launched the Nokia N8 ( Read our full review) a few months ago, which is the first device to run the Symbian^3, and at Nokia World 2010, Nokia announced the Nokia E7, which is a next generation business phone and it is just like Nokia N8, but it comes with a sliding QWERTY keyboard. Continue reading “Nokia delays Nokia E7, launching in Early 2011”

Real Golf Released For The Nokia N8

Nokia just released a new update for its powerful smartphone, the Nokia N8. The new update comes with the much awaited Real Golf game. You can enjoy this game for free on your N8 smartphones.

Nokia just released a new update for its powerful smartphone, the Nokia N8. The new update comes with the much awaited Real Golf game. You can enjoy this game for free on your N8 smartphones. Continue reading “Real Golf Released For The Nokia N8”

Nokia N8 Review Week – The Wrap Up

When we set out to write the Nokia N8 review on FoneArena, we wanted to bring you a diverse, all-encompassing, balanced opinion of the first Symbian^3 device and the long time coming imaging flagship from the Finnish manufacturer. We were lucky to have had review units sent to many of our team members and that’s how, all throughout last week, we took you through a full Nokia N8 review from 6 different writers, each one discussing a certain aspect of it.Our team members in India, USA, UK , Europe and Middle-East contributed to this review.

We all hope you enjoyed the way we handled this review and plan to bring you more of the same in the future. I will be wrapping it up today and sharing some pros and cons, based on our previous coverage of the device, so that you can decide for yourself.

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Nokia N8 Review Week – Day 4 – Multimedia

Hello and welcome everyone to the Nokia N8 Review Week here on FoneArena! Each day of this week, one of our team members will cover one area of Nokia’s imaging flagship with all the do’s and dont’s. This should make for an exciting week and we’re all looking forward to that! Today is Thursday, my name is Sandeep Sarma, and I will be covering the N8’s multimedia features . Enjoy reading along and if you have any questions please feel free to comment. Continue reading “Nokia N8 Review Week — Day 4 — Multimedia”

Nokia N8 Review Week – Day 3 – Symbian^3 And UI

Hello and welcome everyone to the Nokia N8 Review Week here on Fone Arena! Each day of this week, one of our team members will cover one area of Nokia’s imaging flagship with all the do’s and dont’s. This should make for an exciting week and we’re all looking forward to that! Today is Wednesday, our names are Rita El Khoury and Sloan Bowman, and we have joined forces to tell you about the Nokia N8 software and what you can expect of it. Since the software/UI is a very objective and personal matter, we thought we would give you two real-world opinions of it, sometimes we’ll agree, other times we’ll have radically opposing impressions. Enjoy reading along and if you have any questions on that matter, leave a comment!

After tackling the Hardware and Camera in the previous days, two aspects where the Nokia N8 excels by anyone’s standards, we come to the most controversial aspect of the N8, the software or Symbian^3 and its UI. Symbian^3 is the first major software leap since Nokia brought S60 5th Edition on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Upon introduction, Symbian^3 was described as an evolutional not revolutional progression, meant to fix all the major issues that plagued Symbian’s first iteration with a touchscreen UI, and which were most heartfelt on the Nokia N97. Continue reading “Nokia N8 Review Week — Day 3 — Symbian^3 And UI”

Nokia N8 Review Week – Day 2 – Camera

Hello and welcome everyone to the Nokia N8 Review Week here on FoneArena! Each day of this week, one of our team members will cover one area of Nokia’s imaging flagship with all the do’s and dont’s. This should make for an exciting week and we’re all looking forward to that! Today is Tuesday, my name is Sandeep Sarma, and I will be covering the N8’s camera . Enjoy reading along and if you have any questions please feel free to comment.

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Vodafone UK now offering the Nokia N8 and HTC Desire HD, both free on selected plans

Vodafone is the world second largest mobile carrier with more than 347 Million subscribers. Vodafone UK loves launching new handsets, and they also love launching high end devices. Nokia N8 and HTC Desire HD are currently one of the most popular devices Continue reading “Vodafone UK now offering the Nokia N8 and HTC Desire HD, both free on selected plans”