JoikuSpot Light – Make your mobile a hotspot

Hello readers, I am Dr. Anirudh Sharma and I will be featuring guest articles here on fonearena. I would like to star my fonearena quest by reviewing a very useful software that you can use to turn your mobile internet to a Wifi hotspot and use it on your laptop. I have been using JoikuSpot Light for sometime now an i will now review it for you about the basic functionality of the software and how to set it up and get going. The software has a basic aim to make you Wi-fi enabled handset as a router. Things you need before starting is a Wi-fi cell phone, a 3G, EDGE or GPRS connection and the JoikuSpot Light software which can be downloaded by Clicking Here>> The Software promises to turn your Nokia phones to a WLAN HotSpot. JoikuSpot software is installed directly to the phone. When switched on, laptops and iPods can establish instant, secure and fast WLAN connection via smartphone’s JoikuSpot HotSpot using phone’s own 3G internet connection.

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Nokia E71 Review

E71 is the latest fashion statement from Nokia

Its only 10mm thick and is rich in features. We will run through all the important features in this ESeries device

I admit that being a die hard Nokia fan. I just loved to get my hands on the device . Its such a sexy phone.

I would say its the sexiest and most beautiful phone Nokia has ever made .

Form factor , Display and styling

The phone looks damn small compared to the E61i and the metallic body makes this phone feel special and classy.

display has undergone reduction in size only 2.36 inches but it packs a 320X240 resolution and is clear and easy on the eyes

the phone comes with a 2GB microSD card and its hot swappable – port is present on the left.

volume keys are present on the right.

Connectivity

Its a Quadband GSM phone with support for 3G and HSDPA

Infrared , Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP , WIreless LAN a/b/g or WI-fi , A-GPS and 3G support . It’s also got support for HSDPA

There is a also a data cable which comes with the phone and port is below the memory card slot on the left.

Calling

Call handling was fine , no issues .

Keypad

The keypad has improved a lot over the E61i and E62 . As a matter of fact , I traded in my E61i to get this E71 and i am not regretting it

The click and feel of the new keys is great and gives you a good experience overall

There is also support for Predictive Text Input although most QWERTY phones drop this feature.

Frequent Texters / SMS freaks will love this phone for sure.

Theres is the normal D pad which has good response.

there are dedicated keys for home,calendar on the left and for phonebook and messaging on the right

keys are pretty close to each other and occasionally you might press the wrong key.

User modes

This phone has interesting new way of separating your work and personal life

Theres something called Switching modes and you can basically have 2 home screens for the phone.

You can have you personal mail accounts show up in one screen and have you corporate email show up on another.

Its a bold attempt to solve information overload.

Messaging and Email

Emailing has not got better in any Nokia phone. I added my gmail account and I did not have to enter any server information.

I just entered my email and password and chose my Wi-fi connection and it started .

I was up and running in under 30 seconds. Thats pretty good

SMS got a lot better and you can do a lot of stuff with the improved notifications system.

Mobile web browsing

Mobile browsing has got a bit better but not as cool as the iphone. I admit i have been bitten by the iphone bug

But one killer feature all of you would love . you can watch youtube videos within the browser it self .

you can actually watch streaming vidoes within the browser only which is a great improvment.

Nokia might beat the iphone hands down in this league if it improves this feature a bit.

Software , Applications , Performance and Memory

This phone runs Symbian Os 9.2 with S60 Feature Pack 1. There is some software which comes preloaded on the phone – Quickoffice(Quickword, Quickpoint, Quicksheet), Adobe PDF Reader, Active Notes

We installed Google maps , gmail app and youtube app.

It seemed to run much faster than E61i which was damn sluggish.

Theres about 110MB of phone memory and it ships with a 2 GB card, so you might not have to buy one immediately . It supports upto 8GB of memory expansion.
Camera

This e series phone has a 3.2 mega pixel camera with flash and zoom. this is good enough considering the fact that this is not a multimedia phone but a business phone.

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VGA video recording (320x240px) similar to VCD quality is possible and fine for capturing great moments. Camera does not have shutter. There is a mirror on the right so that you can look into the phone while clicking your photo. There is a camera on the front but is meant for video calling.

Multimedia

Audio

There is a single speaker on the top left of the screen . Its louder than the E61i and is not bad at all for music playback. Its not perfect. Music gets a bit choppy with bass.

music playback is time upto 18 hours but sadly no 3.5mm port only a 2.5mm

There’s FM Radio too

Video

You can capture upto 1hr of video . Theres Real Player and it supports Flash Lite 3, mp4, .3gp; H.263, MPEG-4 VSP,RealVideo,H.264
Battery

Battery life is great ! 10 hours of GSM/2G talk time is as good as it gets . A 1500 mAh battery is packed at the back for device.

Conclusion

Considering the fact that the Nokia E71 is a business phone competing with the blackberry phones and other enterprise devices,

its a clear winner in most areas. Camera’s not the best but decent enough compared to E61i.

If you are looking for a phone for mainly calling , messaging and plenty of connectivity options and a fast OS plus phenomenal battery life this phone is a great buy for around Rs.20000.

This is a short review , please leave a comment if we have forgot to mention any feature.

We are still playing with the phone

Photo Gallery of the Apple iPhone 3G FoneArena Exclusive

We managed to take some photos of the latest celeb in town .. the iPhone 3g ..

it looks almost the same as the first gen iphone except for that fact that its more sleek and got some

weight reduction treatment .. there are screws at the bottom which means a replaceable battery and screen ..

same sexy screen .. take a look for yourself

more pics below

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Apple iPhone 3G Hands On Video Review FoneArena Exclusive

We were lucky to grab an iphone 3g at an Apple Store and for all you folks out in parts of the world where the phone has not come yet — this is what the phone looks like .. enjoy FoneArena’s Exclusive Live Hands On Video Review

more videos below

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The Incredible Hulk – Mobile Game

The wait is finally over. One of the leading comic characters, The Incredible Hulk, has finally arrived on your mobile handsets.

Hands-On Mobile, Inc., the world’s leading developer of connected games and applications, and Marvel Entertainment, Inc., announced the availability of a mobile game and personalization content around the big-screen adaptation of The Incredible Hulk. The game and content are currently available on select carriers worldwide.This coincides with the release of the movie with the same title.

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In the mobile game, players take on the role of the titular super hero and hurl cars at enemies, scale cityscapes, dodge precision missiles, and battle The Abomination. In addition to featuring fully interactive and destructible environments, The Incredible Hulk re-creates scenes from the movies which players can smash through. Continue reading “The Incredible Hulk — Mobile Game”

In Depth Review Of The N82 BLACK

If there is one device that has launched enough punch last year it definitely has to be N82 and if there is something that generated more buzz and fervor than N82 then it was its Black Version. The black version is nothing a colored cousin of the original N82. Looking sexier and more royal, N82 Black is touted to be yet another marketing gimmick from Nokia, which is known to always release similar black versions of its popular models ranging from N70 to N95 yet all. These days it’s a trend for mobile enthusiasts to wait for Black versions of a popular N series Model before they make their purchase plans. It does make sense to do so. Obviously a black version of any N series mobile does look sexier and packs in more punch.

Over the weeks we will be covering an in depth review of the N82 Black version hands on…

So keep watching this space.

UnBoxing Of the Nokia N82 Black In Chennai! FoneArena Exclusive

Well am proud to be the first to own an Nokia N82 out here in Chennai(Hope So). Any ways here are the exclusive pictures. See and enjoy. Its simply superb to hold and see too. The visual appeal is simply exhilarating. Here goes . . . .


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Nokia N95 8GB Live Pics

I got a chance last week to play around with the Nokia N95 8GB phone !

The first thing tat grabs my attention in this phone is the awesome screen..

Dont you find the display impressive ? The feel of the phone was prerty similar to the N95 but it was slightly broader due to the increased screen size..

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Nokia N82 VS N95 The 5 Mega Pixel Camera phone Battle

As I had promised before , I m bringing you a comparison of the 5 Mega Pixel Cameras from Nokia .. Its the Nokia N82 vs the Nokia N95 .. Both phones carry a 5 Mega Pixel Camera with Carl Ziess Optics and Autofocus .. The Big difference is the flash .. The N82 has a Xenon flash whereas the N95 only a LED Flash ..

Nokia N95 n N82 Camera Lenses

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Clash of the N Series Titans N81 8GB, N82 and N95

If you were wondering why there are not much activity on this blog ? Then

the Nokia N Series Collection Nokia N81 GB N82 and N95 you see below is to blame .. I have been having a really cool time

playing with these 3 devices over the past 1 week .. Saddest part is that I have to bid adieu to the N95 and the N81 8Gb this weekend ..

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Received Nokia N95 and N81 8GB from WomWorld Today !!

I would like to thank Amy and Siobhan from WomWorld

for sending me  the N81 8GB and N95 phones for trialling for 2 weeks.

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I was shocked when I got 2 boxes via courier from them. We had some confusion about the shipments initially.. but all was for good  !!

I m already reviewing the N81 8Gb for the benefit of all you mobile music folks out there. Continue reading “Received Nokia N95 and N81 8GB from WomWorld Today !!”

Nokia N82 Camera with Xenon Flash

I have never found mobile phone photography impressive on Nokia phones. I have had the 6230 and then the 6630 and the E61i.

The N82 has completely proved me wrong . The Nokia N82 has a 5 Mega pixel Camera equipped with Xenon flash .

The phone is the best Camera phone available in the market today. I m impressed with the kind of photographs this Nseries phone produces.

N95 and N95 8GB cannot better then N82.

The Camera has plenty of modes and also phone has dedicated Camera and zoom buttons.

If you cant believe what I say.. check out the pics below for yourself. They were clicked with an N82.

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Nokia N82 Review

I have spent more than 3 weeks with a Nokia N82. This review is a summary of my personal experience with the device over this period of time. This smartphone is one of the fastest symbian phone i have ever used.Multi tasking is awesome and battery life seems good.

Nokia N82 in palm

Here are the box contents

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Form Factor and Display

This is one phone which is as solid as a brick. No rattling sounds from the body.Its so firmly packed and its feels great to use it though its slightly huge.The body is in plastic but it does not look cheap , its actually a good fit in the palm. The phone weighs about 114g and is pretty decent when you take into account the features of the phone. Display is a 240×320 screen with 16 million colors. Its usable in most places even in the Sun.

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ICICI mobile banking application iMobile

Mobile banking payments and mCommerce might finally get some users in India. ICICI Bank has launched its Mobile Banking Application called iMobile to all its users. The application can let you do most of the actions you can perform over internet banking.Below is the main screen of the application. As a security feature the application asks you to enter a PIN before entering this screen.The PIN is set during the first use and when the application is activated.

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In order to tryout the application , I installed it over GPRS on my N82 and then tried doing a Prepaid mobile recharge.

The experience was great . Check below for the screenshots and more info. Continue reading “ICICI mobile banking application iMobile”