Laymans take: Unboxing Nokia BH-905i

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There has been a long gap after last time, I’d received a Nokia E5-00/BH-217 from the great folks (Lydia, Paul & Hugo this time) at Womworld/Nokia and they yet again heard of the child inside me craving for new gadgets. After the white E5-00 beauty, this time the show was in the name of the big Nokia BH-905i (the big brother of BH-905, I’d received in the past along with  the E72).

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Don’t be fooled by the big box over which the DHL packet was kept upon, it’s just as big as the ones in the pictures below, not more than that 😉

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Sometimes, I think why I love blue so much. Might be because Facebook is blue, Orkut sported a blue theme initially, twitter also had a blue tint or these blue Nokia boxes. Nokia Booklet 3G, Nokia N8-00, then the Nokia E5-00 and now this, the Nokia BH-905i.

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Panchang-A cool Indian Astrology App for your N8-lovely

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We all love apps, apps which simplify our lives or may be just fun to use. Almost everything that we been using on Desktops coming to our mobiles in one way or other and this time I spotted an Astrology App.

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Its funny and act of high negligence on the company part that in the above official poster, while at one side we see Ovi then another side, there is an iPhone on the display (Some people don’t do their home works well), but the app itself is worth mentioning for.

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Pixelpipe gives Google Apps a treat on Symbian^3

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Reading the buzz on web makes you feel that there is no excitement in being with Nokia now, except the ever long wait for PR1.1, 2.0, 3.0 etc and then saying that its not “that”, but when you look back to real world, then you see something totally different … people still ask you that “which one to buy, E5 or E72?”, “How good is E7?”, “Are C3/C5 best VFM out there?” … you still feel eyes over you when you flaunt your Nokia N8 …. you visit a mobile store and see that dozens of people still buying Nokia … and you ask yourself is the platform really dead?

After Gravity from @Janole, this time the well known pixelpipe team decided to give a treat to Symbian by launching their Google Apps application (In beta as of now).

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Its a much different app from what we known @pixelpipe people for and while in first glance, it looked like similar creation as was of our friend @asrialbaker, but when I digged deeper then I found things really a step up here.

You just need to give your Google credentials once and it presents you four of the top Google services in a beautifully effective manner for you.

Today they have released another version of the same app while the first beta was send to a few of us by last night itself, so I will start from the latest version only (The latest is about to release on Ovi Store soon, the third revision).

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Did the N8-01 with QWERTY just get leaked?

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Important: As Tom has already mentioned in the comments section, please take it as humor only post and not some official\unofficial leak. I’ve already explained that this may not be a Nokia at all. My point is mainly not about the ‘leak’, its about other things that I have gone through in the later section of the post.

Thanks to @mlymehta, we got reported of something special which happened today. Nokia’s PR agency, WOMWorld/Nokia had posted the below pictures on one of their blog posts, though they removed the same after a while, after a couple of reports. But yeah, a few were quick enough to take screenshots of the same like the one given below.

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If you think that’s an E7-00, you’re wrong. Apart from the apparently lower screen size, the most prominent difference would be  the 3-Rw QWERTY in this, compared to the 4-Row QWERTY of the Nokia E7-00.

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By the way, the image would’ve originated  from www.nokiasite.net possibly.

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Layman’s take-Solving Nokia N8 hard reset simplest possible way

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Update: Thanks to @duggalsunil for bringing this new post in reference of the issue in my notice. Its seems that N8 Hard Reset issue is a non-issue now and after hard reset/ 3 finger reset, one can easily restore Ovi Store etc by just checking into SW Update. If one gonna try the same, then please update me with your experience.

Qt while being core of upcoming awesomeness on Symbian, been a problem for it at the same time due the transition/development phase of tech as of now and one of the biggest issue been Nokia N8 Hard Reset. Let’s share my own experience about the same and the easiest solution around the same issue with official means.

After getting assurance from a few of blogs and official words, a few of us started getting convinced that Symbian^3 PR1.1 finally came to resolved the infamous Nokia N8 Hard Reset bug, but still many like me didn’t went for trying the same myself and last night it came out to be that we were right.

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While common sense said that if in place of going through the unofficial three finger hard reset, if one goes through the official factory reset (I added Delete data and restore), then it should not brick the phone, but thanks to transition phase and under development Qt, common sense doesn’t apply here.

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Nokia N8 received SW Update love again – Quick Search Update

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While I was looking at comments like Symbian is dead etc and was getting bored that there is nothing to talk about Symbian as of now, then a very prompt buddy of mine @Hardiklive tipped me that there is something new inside SW update of N8.

These updates are available for all Symbian^3 devices like C7, C6-01, E7 and … (I wont write the name 😉 )

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Trust me, whatever the update might be, we always feel excited if something new arrives for our Nokia N8. As of now, I am not only able to find the details as shown in screenshot and something more ….

There are four new app additions in Application manager as given below

  1. Messaging 1.58
  2. Conversation server 1.57
  3. Conversation Appl 1.57
  4. Video player 9.22 (53)

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Do not wait, No Symbian^3 PR2.0 in 2011 Q1

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Update 2: Thanks to our beloved @phonedaz (Damian Dining, the man behind awesome N8 camera), we have got some more updates on PR2.0 and this time it doesn’t look that bad, as I wrote in first go.PhoneDaz2

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Though still no dates apart from the usual “early”, but we can believe on words of him for sure.

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He also didn’t went for holding his opinions on Split Qwerty and Browser that seems more necessary for Symbian users than any kind of “radical UI changes” as of now. He confirmed that both of those most wanted features are a must part of next coming update that is coming before May/ June.

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