Archive for November, 2010
The Nokia C7 Social Challenge is now underway, and you might want to participate. Nokia is giving away a Nokia C7 for you and 20 of your friends. That’s not all. It comes with a kick-ass party as well. All you need is to rack up as many votes as you can from your friends and make it to the top 5 by January 3rd, 2011. The contest is open to anyone worldwide, so this competition is going to be fierce!
If you love the inclusion of Gorilla Glass on the Nokia N8, we have good news for you. All glass displays on Nokia phones will come from Gorilla Glass according to senior design manager for smartphones, Niilo Alfthan. He tweeted about the displays during a Nokia Design Q&A earlier this morning. Gorilla Glass is infamous because it is very hard to scratch or break, making those screen protectors obsolete.
A seller on eBay listed a fully functional Nokia N00 prototype for sale. It looks like a Nokia N86, but with 12 megapixel camera, xenon flash, and possibly a bigger screen. It seems to be running the same Symbian S60 OS as other Nokia’s non-touch devices. If this is a real prototype, I imagine Nokia buying the device to track down the seller and investigate how it was acquired.
Apple and Nokia will be facing off at the International Trade Commission this week to resolve a bitter dispute over smartphone patents. The commission has the power to ban imports of products found to infringe U.S. patents, but the most likely outcome is that the companies agree to end the litigation by licensing each other’s patents. Apple has been preparing for battle as Bloomberg reported today that Apple has hired several high-profile patent lawyers.
The California Institute of Technology is suing Nokia, LG Electronics, Pantech, and others for infringing on nine patents related to camera technology, according to Businessweek. The California-based research university filed their complaint today in federal court in Los Angeles and seeks unspecified damages. None of the companies involved provided any official response yet.
A world exclusive Tron: Legacy trailer has been unveiled and we now have a better understanding of Nokia’s role in the movie. At around the 50th second of this trailer, you’ll see the Nokia N8 as an access key decoder. I’m really excited for this movie, and it will be pretty cool to see our current favorite Nokia device on the big screen later next month.
Heard of the Nokia Nokia X7-00? Neither did I, but there’s an HD video on Youtube right now showing the device in crystal clear quality. This puts other device leaks from blurrycams to shame. The X7 is shown running Symbian^3 and Need for Speed Shift game smoothly. Take a look before this video of an unannounced device gets pulled by Nokia.
Nokia released Ovi Suite 3.0 in beta today for those who want to try it. They’ve included lots of new features, mostly in home view and music view. Music has also been revamped into a management system where you can manage your music collection, create playlists and transfer music to your phone by simply dragging and dropping tracks, albums and playlists to your device. Unfortunately, Mac support is missing.
Nokia UK have teamed up with Grazia magazine and Lady Geek TV to give away a Nokia C7 each week. It’s already the second week, but it’s not too late join the fun. For this week, you just need to go to Lady Geek TV’s Facebook page and complete the quote, “If I were locked in a cupboard with a Nokia C7…” Winner will be picked at random and announced every Thursday.
The official Nseries blog (blogs.nokia.com/nseries) has a world exclusive Tron Legacy trailer and you will be among the first to see it. To unlock the trailer, you have to insert a code. After some digging, we found it to be Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A. The trailer gets unlocked when enough people insert the correct code, so go on and help out!