Archive for October, 2010
I don’t know how they did it, but F-secure determined the Nokia 6120 classic as the detonator to one of the explosives sent from Yemen and bound for Chicago. Fortunately the suspicious packages were intercepted before causing harm. Photo of the detonator after the jump.
Amazon finally updated the Nokia N8 to “in stock” status instead of “available in 1-3 months.” The gray Nokia N8 and silver Nokia N8 are now both available for $549. Amazon’s prices are usually more competitive than Nokia USA’s online shop, so I’m surprised the price isn’t lower. Maybe there’s a lot of demand?
A good way to start gaming with your new Nokia N8 is by searching the Ovi Store for games developed by Gameloft. The graphics look great and they’re fun too. You might want to download Avatar, GT Racing Motor Academy, Asphalt 5, and Guitar Rock Tour 2. Nokia just published some videos showing off these games. Take a look.
Nokia South Africa wants to hand out 60 Nokia N8s to consumers like you to write a review. They want to know your thoughts, experience, and insights with the device. To sign up, you need to reside in South Africa and tweet to @NokiaRSA why you should be selected to review a Nokia N8, including the hashtag #N8ReviewZA. Well, what are you waiting for?
JoikuSpot Premium is finally at the Ovi Store for Symbian^3 devices such as the Nokia N8, C7, and E7. For $9.99 you can turn your phone into a WiFi hotspot. Connect your iPad, laptop, or other devices to internet using your mobile phone as a 3G modem. There’s no need for a USB dongle, cable, or bluetooth connection. Watch the short video I made so you can see how it works on the Nokia N8.
An improvised explosive device was defused by police outside a concert hall in Chechen Republic, Russia. A police spokesman told RIA Novosti the bomb contained 6 kg of TNT, chipped iron rods, screws, and a Nokia cell phone. Thankfully, the police intervened in time and no one was hurt.
Tonight is the premiere of ‘The Commuter,’ a short film shot entirely on the Nokia N8, starring Pamela Anderson, Chuck Bass, and the bad guy from The Last Airbender. An online video was supposed to go live for those who can’t physically attend the premier in London, but it got postponed until tomorrow due to a last minute edit. We have another behind-the-scenes look while we wait for the actual film.
There is a new update for the Nokia N900 dubbed PR 1.3, but you’ll see it in the device as version 20.2010.36-2. The update adds support for PC Ovi Suite to access and sync files and messages between your Nokia N900 and desktop. There are also tweaks and fixes that should make the Nokia N900 perform better. The OTA update wasn’t available for me, but Nokia Software Update via PC worked fine.
The full version of Angry Birds for Symbian^3 devices is now available for $2.99 at the Ovi Store. The lite version has been out since the Nokia N8 launched and you probably completed those levels by now. The full version offers a lot more levels so prepare to spend endless hours trying to get those 3 stars. Here’s a quick video of the Ovi Store experience on the Nokia N8.
Nokia made the decision today to focus on Qt as the sole application development framework. This ensures that applications developed on this platform will continue to be compatible with future evolutions of Symbian as well as upcoming MeeGo products such as the Nokia N9. To demonstrate its commitment to Qt, Nokia promises to develop own future applications using Qt.