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If you have been live streaming videos from Qik on your Nokia phones, then you might like to know that Qik Premium was released today exclusively for the Ovi store. It gives you the ability to save your videos from qik.com in the mpeg-4 format, higher quality transcoding, and access to upcoming features.
Recent FCC documents show a Nokia device dubbed RM-612 that features WiFi 802.11 b/g, bluetooth, quadband GSM connectivity, and tri-band WCDMA connectivity (900/1900/2100 MHz). A separate document on a Nokia’s website connects the codename with its commercial name, Nokia C6-00. The only image available shows an outline with the FCC label.
The Symbian Foundation unveiled the Symbian^3 (S^3) platform on Monday at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona. It will include significant usability and interface advances, HDMI support, multi-touch gesture, multi-pages homescreen, and more. The first devices using the OS are expected to ship Q3 this year. Nokia showed a preview of their vision of S^3 in a video.
@janole, the creator of the popular Gravity for Symbian, added FourSquare features on his app on Sunday. The initial implementations allow you to check-in, shout out, view venues on map, view friends’ check-ins, and even add new venues. Updates and bug fixes on Gravity come frequently, so you might even see a newer version by the time you read this.
It looks like the Maemo marketing team at the Nokia N900 London meetup got a little excited and said something they shouldn’t have. Ben Smith from The Really Mobile Project wrote that the team revealed on Wednesday that Nokia plans to drop Symbian from the Nseries line of devices in favour of Maemo by 2012. I’ve reached out to Nokia for comment and they say that the speculations are “completely premature.”
I asked when Nokia will come out with a device that gives a refreshing WOW factor, then the Guadian publishes an article a day later claiming a Nokia Android phone is going to be revealed in September at Nokia World 09. I’m excited to hear the possibility of Nokia delivering feature-packed hardware using a snazzy new OS.
As much as I like the current feature-packed devices from Nokia, it’s hard to ignore the pretty devices from other companies. When it comes to the user interface, Nokia has already been surpassed by Apple and Palm. To make things worse, recent videos of the UI on the HTC Hero releasing July 15th makes the current Nokia lineup outdated. It’s obviously time for a facelift. When will we see the next Nokia device with a refreshing WOW factor?