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Need to know how well (or bad) you’re sleeping? You might want to check out SleepTrak. It calculates sleep efficiency with with NFC Technology. T-Mobile has partnered with Meridian Health and iMPak Health to deploy the offering today with the Nokia Astound (C7).
Nokia just launched an online service to help businesses begin using NFC solutions. The NFC Hub lets businesses buy generic NFC tagged posters, aimed at directing people to websites, Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare and other URLs, plus tagged business cards. Nokia predicts NFC tags will be everywhere, and used for many different things.
Proxama, a supplier of near-field communication (NFC) technology worked with Nokia on NFC-tagged posters displayed in New York and Los Angeles. The campaign was rolled out this week. The posters let commuters and pedestrians tap an icon on the ads with their NFC-enabled phone to view an exclusive clip of the show Basketball Wives.
I’m currently at a hostel on my last night in Iceland to sit down and report how well Nokia devices have treated my family during our mini vacation. The Nokia N8 was my main device while the Nokia Astound (also known as the Nokia C7) was borrowed by my wife. I got one prepaid data-only SIM card for the Nokia N8 because it was the only unlocked mobile phone we had on this trip.
The T-Mobile Nokia Astound got an update last week with the addition of Swype keyboard in portrait mode. This is currently the only Symbian^3 phone with this feature. The rest (Nokia C7, Nokia N8, Nokia E7) still only has Swype in landscape mode. I hope to see this feature in all Symbian^3 phones soon. Video after the jump.
I’m going to try something new. Instead of reviewing phones with multiple paragraphs, I’ll be more visual and now do it through videos. The first phone to get that treatment is the T-Mobile Nokia Astound. The Astound is basically the Nokia C7 with newer firmware, portrait Qwerty, updated browser, and a few other extras. Priced at only $79.99 with a 2-year contract, will it be a hit at T-Mobile? We’ll find out.