N95 New firmware V20

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It's Out! Version 20.0.015 firmware for the Nokia N95 classic is now available via Nokia Software Update. This includes demand paging, so 30MB plus free RAM after booting, faster operation, N-Gage game store previews and portal stub, new camera software, integrated Search, new Welcome apps and more.

Changes in the new firmware

*New Welcome application
*New camera software and tweaks from the 8GB model - FAR faster shot to shot time, with 'Processing image message' during any delays.
*New My Nokia SMS tips and mobile web portal system

*Demand paging (for ROM applications) with 30 plus MB free RAM after booting.
*Search 4.0 integration on standby screen.*Old multimedia menu still there, i.e. it's not the new style
*N-Gage game previews (FIFA, Asphalt) and portal/shortcut to upcoming N-Gage client, as in N81 and N95 8GB
*Nokia Music Store client, although the store server hasn't been updated to handle the N95 yet
*Keypress bug gone.
*No auto-screen rotation.

*Assorted other minor tweaks, along the same lines as the N95 8GB, with video ringtones, theme animations and a Circles Music Player visualisation.

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Nokia N82 Camera Phone for Photographers launched

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Nokia has launched its new multimedia handset the Nokia N82 that has been optimized for photography, navigation and internet connectivity. With the help of the phone, you can capture your favorite moments with the phone’s high quality imaging capabilities and even share it with other on web with just one click.
A-GPS with pre-loaded Nokia Maps, 5 mega-pixel camera, Xenon flash, Carl Zeiss optics, internet connectivity, 2GB microSD card are incorporated in this mobile device. Users can store 900 high-resolution photos or up to 84 minutes of high quality video.
The GPS functionality that comes with 15 million point-of-interests enables the user to locate and navigate the most interesting sights, bars or restaurants. You can save map screen shots to the gallery and also sent these routes to friends by MMS. A free voice guided navigation trial is also available.

Technical Specifications
General
Operating Frequency
WCDMA2100 (HSDPA), EGSM900, GSM850/1800/1900 MHz (EGPRS)
Automatic switching between bands and modes
Dimensions
Volume: 90 cc
Weight: 114 g
Length (max): 112 mm
Width (max): 50.2 mm
Thickness (max): 17.3 mm
Memory Functions
Up to 100MB internal dynamic memory* for messages, ringing tones, images, video clips, calendar notes, to-do list and applications
Hot swappable microSD memory card slot
* Dynamic memory means that the available memory is shared between dynamic memory functions. When any of these functions is used, there is less available memory for other functions which are also dependent on dynamic memory.
Power Management*
Battery: Nokia Battery (BP-6MT) 1050mAh
Talk time: up to 190 min (WCDMA), up to 260 min (GSM)
Stand-by time: up to 210 hours (WCDMA), up to 225 hours (GSM)
Still images: up to 290 pictures (with flash)
Video capture: up to 110 minutes (VGA, 30 fps)
Video call: up to 120 minutes
Video playback: up to 200 minutes (VGA, 30 fps)
Music playback: up to 10 hours (offline mode)
* Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.
Display
2.4" LCD QVGA (240 x 320 pixels) TFT color display with up to 16.7 million colors
User Interface
Operating system: S60 software on Symbian OS
User Interface: S60 3rd edition, Feature Pack 1
Automatic screen rotation
Call Management
Logs: keeps lists of your dialed, received, and missed calls
Voice dialing (with Speaker independent name dialing (SIND)) and voice commands
Nokia Push to talk (PoC)
Messaging
E-mail (SMTP, IMAP4, POP3), MMS, SMS
Data Transfer*
WCDMA HSDPA 2100 MHz with simultaneous voice and packet data (PS max speed DL/UL= 3.6Mbps/384kbps, CS max speed 64kbps)
Dual Transfer Mode (DTM) support for simultaneous voice and packet data connection in GSM/EDGE networks. Simple class A, multi slot class 11, max speed DL/UL: 177.6/118.4 kbits/s
EGPRS class B, multi slot class 32, max speed DL/UL= 296 / 177.6 kbits/s
GPRS class B, multi slot class 32, max speed DL/UL= 107 / 64.2 kbits/s
*Actual achieved speeds may vary depending on network support.

Imaging
Imaging and Video
Up to 5 megapixel (2592 x 1944 pixels) camera, Carl Zeiss Optics: Tessar™ lens, MPEG-4 VGA video capture of up to 30 fps
Direct connection to compatible TV via TV-out or wireless LAN/UPnP
Front camera, CIF (352 x 288 pixels) sensor for video telephony
Video call and video sharing support (WCDMA network services)
Integrated xenon flash
Slideshow from gallery
One-click upload of photos & videos to web
Nokia XpressPrint: direct printing via USB (PictBridge), Bluetooth connectivity (BPP), and WLAN (UPnP) or via online printing
Mobile Video
Video resolutions: up to VGA (640 x 480 pixels) at 30 fps
Recording indicator
Audio recording: AAC (AMR for MMS)
Digital video stabilization
Video file format .mp4 (default), .3gp (for MMS)
White balance, scene and color tone setting
Zoom: Digital up to 10x (VGA up to 4x)
Front camera: CIF (352 x 288 pixels) sensor for video telephony
On-device video editing
Mobile Photography
Image resolution: up to 5 megapixels (2592 x 1944 pixels)
Auto focus
Amber colored auto focus assist light and recording indicator
Still image file format: JPEG/EXIF
Auto exposure - center weighted
Exposure compensation: +2 ~ -2EV at 0.5 step
White balance: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
Scene: automatic, user, close-up, portrait, landscape, sports, night, night portrait
Color tone: normal, sepia, black & white, negative, vivid
Zoom: digital up to 20x (5 megapixel up to 6x)
Xenon flash
On-device photo editing
Camera Specifications
Sensor: CMOS, 5 megapixel (2592 x 1944)
Carl Zeiss Optics: Tessar™ lens
F number/Aperture: F2.8
Focal length 5.6 mm
Focus range 10 cm ~ infinity
Macro focus distance 10-50 cm

Music
Music Features
Digital music player - supports MP3/AAC/eAAC/eAAC+/WMA/M4A with playlists
OMA DRM 2.0/1.0 & WMDRM support for music
Integrated stereo hands-free speaker
Stereo FM radio (87.5-108MHz) with Visual Radio support
Nokia Stereo Headset HS-43 in-box
Bluetooth wireless technology 2.0 with A2DP Stereo audio

Explore
Navigation
Integrated Assisted Global Positioning System (A-GPS)
Pre-installed Nokia Maps application and free downloadable maps*
* The service is available free of charge, although any data transferred over the network will incur charges from your network operator. To check the availability and cost of the service, contact your network operator or service provider.
E-mail
Easy-to-use e-mail client with attachment support for images, videos, music and documents
Compatible with Nokia Wireless Keyboard SU-8W (sold separately)
Browsing
Full web browser support (HTML)
Digital home
Play video, music and photos on home media network - compatible TV, stereo and PC over WLAN/UPnP
Java Applications
Java MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1 (Connected Limited Device Configuration (J2ME))
Over-the-air download of Java-based applications and games
Other Applications
Personal Information Management (PIM)
Advanced S60 PIM features including calendar, contacts, to-do list, and PIM printing
Settings wizard for easy configuration of e-mail, push to talk and video sharing
Data transfer application for transfer of PIM information from other compatible Nokia devices
WLAN wizard
Connectivity
Integrated WLAN (802.11 b/g) and UPnP
Bluetooth wireless technology with A2DP stereo audio
USB 2.0 via Micro USB interface and mass storage class support to support drag and drop functionality
3.5 mm stereo headphone plug (Nokia AV Connector) and TV out support (PAL/NTSC)
Nokia Nseries PC Suite connectivity with USB, and Bluetooth wireless technology
Local synchronization of contacts and calendar to a compatible PC using compatible connection
Remote over-the-air synchronization
Send and receive images, video clips, graphics, and business cards via Bluetooth wireless technology

Video
Video Features
Video player - supports MPEG4, AVC/H.264, H.264, H.263, RV
OMA DRM 2.0/1.0 & WMDRM support for video
Resolution: MPEG4 VGA @ up to 30 fps scaled to QVGA on device or VGA in TV-out mode
Transfer your videos from compatible PC: Windows Media Player, USB mass-storage file transfer or Nokia Nseries PC Suite using full-speed USB 2.0 connectivity
Video Center
Pre-configured video services and dynamic expansion with new services
Video podcasting: find, subscribe, download, view with mobile device
RealPlayer media player
Full-screen video playback to view downloaded, streamed or recorded video clips
Supported video formats: MPEG-4, H.264/AVC, H.263/3GPP, RealVideo 8/9/10

Package Contents
Standard Sales Package Contents
Nokia N82
Nokia Battery BP-6MT
Nokia Travel Charger AC-5
Nokia Music Headset HS-43
Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-101
Nokia Video Connectivity Cable CA-75U
Nokia 2GB microSD Card MU-37
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Nokia PC Suite 6.85 upgrade (Beta)

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Looks like Nokia has PC Suite version 6.85.11.1 just about ready for official release. And it has been nicely improved from the previous version.
The first thing you notice when you launch Nokia PC Suite 6.85 is the new sidebar.
The upper part of the sidebar allows you to Drag&Drop any file from your PC to your Nokia phone. Below D&D utility is message preview window, that shows the latest incoming messages. It can be minimized to a small bar. And finally, there’s a new “Settings” option in menu. Here you can set audio&video conversion parameters, and, best of all, it allows you to specify default location paths for Data, Music, Video and Application files on your Nokia handset .

Key features :
· Automatic, secure data, information, pictures, and music transfer from phone to phone or phone to PC
· Fast, easy connection to the Internet
· Connect wirelessly or via cable
· Connect by using your phone as a modem· Manage messages, contacts, images, and music· Synchronize your phone and PC calendars
· Install Java™-based applications in your phone
· Convert ringing tone formats
· Play multimedia messages and videos
· Send text messages from the PC
· Back up and restore phone files
· Over 30 languages
Requirements for Nokia PC Suite :
Available hard disk space: 150 MB (file size approx. 25 MB)
Supported operating systems:
* Windows Vista x32 and x64 editions
* Windows XP Professional x64 edition
* Windows XP (Professional or Home Edition) (Service Pack 1 or Service Pack 2)
* Windows 2000 (Service Pack 4)
Connection methods: USB cable, infrared, or Bluetooth
Supported Bluetooth stacks / software:
* Windows Vista x32 and x64 editions:
o Microsoft Windows Bluetooth
* Windows XP x64:
o Microsoft Windows Bluetooth
* Windows XP:
o Microsoft Windows Bluetooth (only in Service Pack 2)
o Toshiba Bluetooth stack for Windows XP/2000, driver version 4.0 and 5.0
o WIDCOMM BTW 1.4, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
o IVT BlueSoleil Bluetooth stack for Windows XP/2000, driver version 1.6.1.4 and 2.x
* Windows 2000:
o Toshiba Bluetooth stack for Windows XP/2000, driver version 4.0 and 5.0
o WIDCOMM BTW 1.4, 3.0, 4.0, 5.0
o IVT BlueSoleil Bluetooth stack for Windows XP/2000, driver version 1.6.1.4 and 2.xRight-click the Bluetooth icon in the Windows tray and select Advanced Configuration. On the General tab you can see the version of the stack.
Windows Media Player 11 is required when using Windows built-in applications with Nokia phones.
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N82 Coming Soon

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The Nokia N82 is quad-band GSM supporting Bluetooth and WiFi, but only has 100MB of memory built into it. You can add your own though, with an included 1GB microSD card or your own card (hot-swappable no less).
Some additional features round out the N82 to be a pretty nice system, including a GPS receiver, TV-out, and FM tuner and the relatively high quality cameras it houses. One for still photos at 5 megapixels with a XENON flash and another for VGA recording at 30 frames per second.
A quick rundown on options reveals that it's basically a candybar form of the Nokia N95, with 3G, WiFi, a 5.0MP Carl Zeiss lens, though upgraded with a Xenon flash, and also featuring a lens cover. GPS is built in, as well.
Pricing and availability are unknown at the moment, but one thing is that auto-rotation of the screen (RotateMe2.0) is supported out of the box, which is really nice. It also supports a microUSB port, though that is used for charging also, which isn't so bad. Free RAM is a pleasant 90MB

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Nokia Search 4.0

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Nokia Search 4.0 (as you've seen on N95 8GB and N81) is now available for download, for the devices listed below:
N95
N76
E51
6290
6120 Classic
6110 Navigator
5700 XpressMusic


Nokia Search is a free mobile application that finds what you want – fast. It can search through the 1000s of messages, contacts, music and other files on your mobile device. It also finds internet content by using leading search engines and local directory services. Download Nokia Search
Find it – then use it
Go straight from your opening screen to find your own messages, songs, and other content. Or, search the internet to find websites or local business listings online. And, because Search is tightly integrated with your other applications, you can quickly use the compatible content you find.


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Handy Taskman for your Symbian Device

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Handy Taskman is a powerful task manager application.


Be in full control of your smartphone with powerful task manager Handy Taskman. Switch to, Close, Kill any application or Close them all in one click.


After installing Handy Taskman, the small task list gets replaced by it. As a default, it shows a list of currently open programs and an overview of memory usage.



Features:


  • Be in full control of your smartphone!


  • Have full information about running programs and about free memory left on the phone (RAM, Phone memory and Memory card).


  • Access to applications is extra easy and quick: Find and start a desired application by typing the first letters of its name. Or run a program from full screen list of applications that were recently used.


  • Switch to, Close, Kill any application or Close them all in one click. And even compress your smartphone’s memory using Handy Taskman.

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N95 Tips and Tricks

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Here you will find common tips and tricks for your device..

  • If you dont long-press the menu key - another way to see if you have apps running in the background is to view the menu in icon mode. Usually there's a small "C" on the upper right of each icon, or on the folder where it's located, indicating that an app is currently running there. This is very useful coz it enables you to gain more memory.
  • Ever had a time when you forgot to lock your keys after closing the slider? The n95 lets you input a specific time when you want the keys locked. Just to menu/tools/setting/general/security/phone and sim/.... then choose user-defined in the 'phone autolock period', then just put in how many minutes you want.
  • Unlike the 6280 and E65, the N95 does not hang up the call when you close the slide. So after the dialing the number you're calling - you can close the slide and have a more compact phone to hold.
  • Increase your RAM by deleting the "Welcome" application in your phone. Delete also other apps that you're not using - like the 'Search" app.
  • Want to "hide" some pictures so that it doesn't show up in your Gallery? You can move the photos to another folder in your phone. Like the "my videos" folder. These photos can still be seen and viewed by a 3rd party photo viewer or a file manager - but at least, now when you open the gallery - they wont show up.
  • If you have a lot of videos (mp4, 3gp, etc) on your phone, it's always better to arrange them in subfolders. Dont keep more than 130 clips in one folder, if over that, just make another subfolder then put another 130 clips there, and so on and on. If having more than 130 clips - it slows down the phone to unbearable speeds when previewing them in the gallery.
  • Once every few weeks, especially if you add and delete photos in your gallery, you should delete the "_pAlbtn" subfolder in your "Images" folder. (Use a file xplorer to view and delete this, or use your PC). This would refresh the entire gallery - and would ensure that your thumbnails are updated. If you delete this folder and dont view the images - it will temporarily give you more space in your memory card.
  • Set your call LOG to 10 days or less - this will help in speeding up your phone.
  • When connected to a TV or Widescreen monitor, and you're viewing smartmovie movies, try this out. Instead of sliding the slider to make it horizontal, a better way is to set smartmovie to 'portrait' mode. It shows up as landscape on the TV - and there's definitely less pixelation on the picture. (than when sliding the slider to horizontal and 'forcing' the phone to compensate.)
  • Make your Ringtone horrendously loud by turning ON the 3D Ringtone.
  • Unless you have a good reason not to, just change your network to "GSM" only... to conserve battery.
  • Also turn the WLAN search to off when you're not using it. This conserves battery as well.
  • Using GPS, click on options/view/satellite info, then after you got a good satellite status say 3 to 5 you can then click back and it will make your connection faster.
  • You can hold down the pound key (#) when in the standby menu, to activate the 'silent mode' in your phone.
  • Don’t use the red ("hangup") key to exit an application. In many apps, this just keeps it in the background, eating up memory and slowing down your phone.
  • You can change the shortcuts on the home screen to the apps you use most frequently by going to Settings/General/Personalisation/Standby Mode/Shortcuts.
  • Ever have a problem when installing themes.... and the dreaded "expired certificate" error message pops up? This is mainly due to the fact the licensed signed certificate that nokia gave for the thememaker has a 1 year validity period - if you're just installing this old theme, and its more than a year old, you'll get that message. Simple solution is to go to the calendar of your 95, set the date back one year, or maybe 8 months - then install the theme you wanted. Restart the phone, then set the correct time again, and you're done.
  • Ever think of turning your n95 into a webcam? Check out this link:http://www.motvik.com/*Pimp your n95 with lots of apps!http://vaibhavsharma.wordpress.com/2...pimp-your-n95/
  • The ultimate loose/wobbly slider fix: (for those unfortunate to have a wobbly slider).http://n95slider.blogspot.com/
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