Archive for August, 2011
If you’d like to know how Nokia’s future phones are going to look, check out the Nokia N9. Nokia head designer Marko Ahtisaari told the WSJ to expect more devices using the Polycarbonate material with inherent color. Mr. Ahtisaari and his team are also aiming to design in a way that allows users to keep their heads up again.
We told you earlier that the Nokia Developer forum was hacked. Nokia addressed the problem immediately and initially stated that only a small number of member records had been accessed. However, a recent email sent to forum members says the number is significantly larger. Nokia has now taken the developer community website offline as a precautionary measure while they conduct further investigations and security assessments.
Nokia’s 2011 Calling All Innovators competition has ended and the winners have been announced. Over 800 entries were received from developers. Part of the judging criteria included the number of downloads and sales for each entry. Here’s the list of the winning apps and games. You might see something that you’ll like.
Symbian Belle OS gets an official walkthrough directly from Nokia. This update will be available to current devices in coming months. It will bring an improved status bar, modernized navigation and options bar, and free-form resizable widgets. Read on for more details.
The Nokia 600, 700, and 701 were announced today in Hong Kong. All three devices will be the first devices running Symbian Belle OS. The upgrade will be available to current devices at a later date. Read on for more details and videos.
The best camera phone just got better. Nokia Beta Labs released an update for the Nokia N8 that unlocks 30 fps recording with continuous autofocus. Previously, the Nokia N8 records 25 fps with full-focus. I was excited with this update because it now lets me record videos of objects that are close to the camera. I made a short sample video. Check it out.
The Nokia Developer website was hacked earlier today. The discussion board was temporarily redirected to a page with Homer Simpson and a short message. The hacker responsible goes by the name of pr0tect0r AKA mrNRG.
There’s no official announcement for the Nokia 700 yet, but I have a feeling we’ll learn more about this device in the next few days. While you’re waiting, we found a couple of photos in Flickr that were taken by the Nokia 700. Take a look.