Nokia C3, Nokia C6, Nokia E5-What you always wished for

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It was just last day, when I wrote over the invitation received from WomWorld. I was wondering that what it will reveal? Why the card was required to sent in place of a simple email? Wished if they could do that integration of IMs again the way they did in Nokia N900? Was thinking about the price on which the new device will come? Was thinking that if they will be worth thinking about? Will they be touch devices again? Are we going to see the first MeeGo? Is the most rumored N-8 is about to unveil?

Lots of questions and answer was just …. Wait!!!! speculations all around .. even if myself and many got the bit that it has to do something with Nokia Messaging and IMs, but still wait was wait..

I really never took part into such an online event and unfortunately even today wasn’t available due to loads of work, but even sneak peak was enough to excite and I was waiting to reach home to write upon it. And here I am …


What was that invitation card about? We have seen many type of campaigns, remember those empty banners saying something is coming… advertising needs lots of creativity and sometimes with so simple ideas. So was the invitation card. Yes!!! I am smiling when writing that the black backside of the card was really cryptic and of actual worth.

There was a screen on the site, which presented a flash based app asking for allowing to access your webcam and then asking to show your card from backside.

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Nothing happened …. ??? Now move the card a bit …. unveiling the new device in front of you … amazing…


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Yes!!.. Nokia really unveiled the next gen of messaging and more exciting the way it got everything right either it be price or battery life or connections or apps coz only that thing matters more than anything about the real connections. I am just left thinking about my old post on what a dream phone should be like? What should Nokia give a thought? And I am really really overwhelmed that its like getting prayers heard. I am still fascinated that how much of my thoughts coincided. Nokia unveils three new dream devices centered around Nokia Messaging and Social connections.

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Yes… not only Nokia N900 like IM integrations and conversational approach will be common to all three of them, but all are having qwerty keypad, WLAN and heavy batteries > 1200 mAh. It really seems that Nokia getting things perfectly right and taking the best elements of its own experience from all of its successful devices rather than thinking about wide spread fever around Touch-Phones.

Let me Introduce the device one by one ….


Nokia C3 Series 40 devices.. like the one I had Nokia 5310. Many loved them due to their price and C3 functionality. It was not for those people, who are very much concerned about browsing over phones, but wish to have cool camera/ music phones in hands with best talk-time.

Nokia C3 represents the same class. You get connectivity with Gtalk, Yahoo, Live Messenger and Ovi chat, conversational view, One click access to mail via Nokia Messaging (Graduated from beta), favorite contacts on home screen, just like you seen in Nokia N97 etc, easy updates/ uploads to Facebook, Twitter etc, Wireless Lan with easy access point authentication (No 3G though), 2 MP Camera, 3.5 AV connector, FM Stereo Radio, 55 MB internal memory (more than enough for Series 40), though no memory card included but supports up to 8 GB and amazing 1320 mAh battery with 7 hours talk time.

Though searching over web didn’t confirmed me about the processor, but it seems that it would offer 64 MB RAM and 128 NAND ROM. Enough for a Series 40 na????

Could find the official specifications here

 

Now the best part of the deal. What’s the price? 90 Euro before taxes means should stand somewhere Rs. 5, 500/- or Rs. 6, 000/- if I am right about conversion rates.

 

 

I know you cant believe it.. but the world is sure going to change and the ruler is back. Really will be interesting to see if it returns back the era of non-touch phones. And don’t run to Nokia Priority shops, it’s scheduled to be released in Q2 means somewhere around June/ July 2010.


Nokia C6 Do you think that something holding you back, when you take a Series 40 device in your hands? Do nokia_c6 you think that a Series 40 device is made for only school going teenagers? Do you think that you can’t live without latest Symbian 9? You think that it would be like living in some village without the cool apps you had in your N82, N97? You still don’t want to loose the grip with touch device. Nokia still with you 🙂

Nokia C6 represents surprisingly the only touch device among these three next gen messaging devices. Nokia N97 like full keypad, Nokia 5800 like screen, full Email support for Gmail, Yahoo, Live Mail, Ovi Mail, IM client available from Ovi Store for Gtalk, Live Messenger, Yahoo or Ovi Chat. Almost exactly same or better customizable home screen than Nokia N97. What more you could wish for?

Here comes more … nHD 16:9, 640x 360, 3.2” TFT screen with 16M colors, 5MP primary camera with Integrated Led Flash, secondary front camera for video calling, FM Stereo Radio, feee ovi maps voice navigation with Integrated A-GPS (No compass though), WLAN, 3G, 200  MB Internal Memory, 2 GB Card included and supports up to 16GB, Micro USB Connector (Not sure that it could be charged through the same or not) and the amazing 7 hours talk time with 1200 mAh battery, What else you wished for?? Really pushes N97 way behind. rocessor will be the same as Nokia 5800, 434 MHz ARM11 and will feature 128 MB RAM

Could find the official specifications here

 

Again the best part of deal. Nokia really got the point right what I mentioned in my Nokia 5800 post and my dream phone post. The price is highest among the three but still just 220 Euro means will stand somewhere Rs. 14, 000/- – Rs. 15, 000/- obviously if I am right about conversion rates.

 

 

You are really thinking na.. if have already bought Nokia N97 Mini or didn’t bought due to high price or even if you started loving your Nokia 5800 like some die hard. Why Nokia does this? Why their own products stands like best rivals? Its time to enjoy and make fun, for them who waited for better. Yes!! this one is also scheduled to be released in Q2 means somewhere around June/ July 2010.


Nokia E5 Do you think that IMs and Social updates are for only kids and youth? Do you think that  being ae51 professional meant to keep you away from social? Do you think that business phone are made of something else and fun phone of another? You ask that why a strictly professional boss or executive can’t be a active socialite? Yes!! Nokia heard you ..

Nokia E5 brings best of their business phones like E63 and E72. Same qwerty keypad, same long battery life, best 5MP Camera with full focus, best of the connectivity with 10MB upload speed/ 2MB download speed with HSPDA/ HSUPA, favourite contacts with images on home screen, One click IM/ mail clients, support for Microsoft Exchange and Lotus Traveler means covering 90% business mails all over the world and never to miss free Ovi Maps Voice Navigation with Integrated A-GPS Support. Yes!!! this one also packs the same conversational view of IMs/SMS and graduated Nokia Messaging.

You may be disappointed that why business devices still has those 2.4 “ QVGA LCD 320×240 as this one has, but 250 MB Internal memory and support for 32 GB card (2GB included) really come to blow your mind. Here comes Nokia to take you in wonderland, the talk time of 18 hours 30 mins on GSM. Really some trick behind this as its still 5 hours and 30 mins on 3G and battery is BL-4D 1200 mAh. Really wish to know details behind this GSM optimizations. But its amazing for people, who finds them travelling most of the time. This really seems unbelievable when you know that it features the same processor earlier Nokia N900 & Nokia E72 and more of RAM will be 256 MB. Great!!!! Superb!!! Really making me restless …

Oh!!! you are waiting for the price na… here it comes … 180 Euro before taxes means somewhere Rs. 12, 500/- or Rs. 13, 000/- I guess. Same price as Nokia 5800. I really love this price tag. The next few month will be hard as this device is not gonna released in Q2, but Q3 means in September/ October I think. Let’s see when it will make it to India. I hope very soon.

 

I was already impressed with Nokia E72 and it was being loved all over the world… its like overkill. I love you Nokia. Anyone still holding BlackBerry?


For me, the announcement came like a dream came true and Nokia seemed to be like some Santa giving all my wishes. As Thomos on Engadget wrote, Nokia bringing the best of smart phones in affordable ‘dumb phones’ market. The world is sure about to change. The complaints seem being over now that Smart Phones prices are getting as high that people started thinking about buying Netbook and doing compromises. I always said Smart Phones will realize into connections, when many will hold high end devices … it really about to happen. 🙂

For me, it will be more interesting to watch that how webkit based browser will fare in all of these device and what processors and how much RAM these are going to get as the same is not mentioned in press released but means a lot. Also have to see that if they will release the same IM client for other devices or not? Again … wait not over even now 😦 ….

Paul@WomWorldNokia already assured me that I will be on their mind once they get access to these dream devices. So, I will sure be back with more details, when get one of these in my own hands. Clocks started ticking slow .. 😦

Update: Updated the link for Dream Phone post. Was pointing to wrong article. Check again.

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My Dell XPS: Finally everything fine with it

As I told you all that it was all heart breaking to see it in hands of technician before even I could have tried my hands well over it. The Dell Executive Mr. Harpal arrived by 1:00 PM of the day next, better in time. But the wrong part of it was that he came here without new LCD and it was to be delivered separately by someone else. Although he came here after assuring that it must have been delivered already, but it was not. Even he was frustrated over it as it was disturbing his next call schedule. Meanwhile he went on talking with me and also diagnosing the piece. Conclusions were of course the same and even a bit further that no loose connection, but actually faulty screen.

As I told you all that it was all heart breaking to see it in hands of technician before even I could have tried my hands well over it. The Dell Executive Mr. Harpal arrived by 1:00 PM of the day next, better in time. But the wrong part of it was that he came here without new LCD and it was to be delivered separately by someone else. Although he came here after assuring that it must have been delivered already, but it was not. Even he was frustrated over it as it was disturbing his next call schedule. Meanwhile he went on talking with me and also diagnosing the piece. Conclusions were of course the same and even a bit further that no loose connection, but actually faulty screen.

After confirming that the parts might be reaching here by 2:00 PM, he went on opening the whole Laptop and detaching the screen. It was sure heartening to see as LCD is not at screws only and rather than being soft and cautious, he was just professional and I was scared if it could lead some scratches at some side (although nothing happened like that). In conversation, even he said that it was better that if I would have asked for a Unit replacement in place of being agreed for a part replacement. I was not able to do so as my flight was scheduled at 26th December and I was willing to keep the laptop by then anyhow. I’ll sure suggest others to never settled for anything less than perfect in case of delivery, but in my case, even now I was not with any complaints as there is no sign that anything might have been replaced, but still….. it will be a pain… just take a look, how was it over me?

Yes!! This is my newly came Laptop in pieces. But sure I got a better view of my laptop for sure before getting into any trouble and as being a Server administrator and experienced with hardware so much, it was not that bad with me as it might have been with any novice, who might be just willing to get the laptop working as soon as possible. But I wish to say to Dell that its really not good impression for the first timer. Beware of such incidents and keep the final check unit more tight and controlled.

Anyway, in the first look, like others, I am also annoyed with Windows Vista. Its really a Hogg when it comes to memory utilization, although as mine case is of 4GB and 2.4 GHz, so its not an issue, but I was really sure able to imagine that how divine it was, if I was getting it installed with Windows XP. I could have tried, but I was already warned that it would void the software support warranty. So, I have to live with it.

I was also troubled a bit with finger print scanner as it was giving me results like bad quality image etc. I told the same to Mr. Harpal. He tried once and it worked well. In fact the problem was with my finger. There were a few cuts over it, so it was not getting the perfect image. I tried with my thumb and it worked. I registered both of my thumb as only one finger was not allowed. After the same, I never tried with the passwords and always used the thumb only. Angutha Chhap 😉

Speakers, I was really never demanding about it with a Laptop, but it really does a decent job. I could give it very good marks. I am happy with its loudness for sure. Being a 2.1, its fine at its limits.

Keyboard is sure divine and I really never had seen anything better than it. I have seen many of HP/ Compaq and even the other products of Dell, but it really something superb. The material also gives you a feel of its robustness. Although in first impression, you might say that it was better, if it was total black in place of being silver, but sometimes later, you get used of it.

Camera is also nice. I have a 2 MP camera with my Desktop as well, so I was already aware that what it could be offering and I found it on the same scale.

People, who might be willing to get a full review here, would be feel little disappointed as I am writing only my experience and not exploring it completely. Of course due to the constraints of my job requirements now days, which are really keeping me on toe.

Few more good things to say about my deal were, it was including a Bluetooth Mouse, which is being very very handy to me and the case, which came as bundled even if you opt for none, if very nice looking and comfortable enough.

Anyway, ending here. Feeling really tired enough.

Finally recieved my sweeet heart, Dell XPS, but still :(


I was waiting for the same very egarly and you all could understand the same very well. Got call from Security of my office that Sir! your consignment has arrived. I almost ran to the same. Checked the packet from all the sides to make sure that its in perfect shape and then signed the delivery reciept. Got the import paper, Tax Invoice and BlueDart receipt. Taken the laptop inside the office and then it was the time to open it.

Everything seems to be fine and I was already aware, it was not very pleasant to look at its screen under daylight. But my aim was to check out all the configurations, so I went for that only. All the items seem to be inside the box except the dusting cloth, which I was expecting to be there as I recieved the same with last LattitudeVostro consignment for office, but the same was not there. Don’t know whether they ship it with XPS or not. They should, I guess. In next part, I went for checking the index as my home PC gives a ranking of 4.8 and I was expecting it to produce. I got 5.1, in which lowest score was from memory. I think one somehow should arrange a memory at 800 MHz at least.

Anyway, later the nightmare came in. Don’t know it was from start or just start. I felt the display is too dull, so I taken the laptop inside the room and found that its redish and somewhere look like one might be using 16 bit colours. I double checked but it was not the same case. I called up Service Center obviously. I never thought that I would be doing by very first day, but it was … after diagnosis of one and half hour, me and the executive on other side reached over the conclusion that my LCD panel must be culprit as external display was working just as fine as it should be. So, the conclusion was: one executive will visit my office tommorow with new LCD and connecting cables to diagnose and change accordingly.

I am not happy. I am really really not happy. Being an experiennced user, no complaints from Dell or their service, but they were supposed to double check the build before shipping, at least they themselves claim so, but I found the claim false in my case. Although I am happy over one thing that their promise of delivering the piece in time was right in place. I booked at after noon of 9th December 2008 and got it delivered by 15th December 2008.

Although funny part is that Dell Order Stats is still showing me “In Transit”. Although I will consider it delivered completely, when it will start working perfectly means after the visit of executive tommorow. I hope that there will be no repeated visits as I was to leave the city after next week, so I really pray to god to get this mess over before that

Dell XPS: Today is the big final day

Just dialed to Bluedart myself to know the status of the shipment and got to know that its out to be delivered and must be delivered before 5 PM in any case. I am really going impatient. Let’s see, when it will reach to my own hands

Dell XPS: Just one more day remained

It’s waiting of one more day, if everything goes fine. The Bluedart website showing the status as “In Transit, Await for Delivery Information”. I really have no idea that what does it means, but can’t do anything than waiting for tomorrow. Let’s wait for tomorrow …

Dell XPS: Wait continues

No Luck yet. No updates. Wait continues… This was the status till tomorrow.

After waiting till today, an impatient me went further to check the status on Bluedart itself, if it has started showing there as well as per instructions on Dell’s site. I am happy to see that my order status is showing there and its “In Transit” means must be on Airport. It is written to be booked on 12th December 2008 from Chennai and expected to reach here by 15th December 2008 as I reported earlier.

Dell XPS: The wait continues

Poor me!! My wait for my Laptop still continued. I guess, I am being impatient as the big date is expected to be 15th December 2008 and today is 12th, but… the status on site is still “Ship from Factory”. I guess tomorrow, it must be changed to “With Local Carrier”, if it’s not then I will be worried as 14th is Sunday and I don’t know that BlueDart works on Sunday or not.

Am I going to get it on Monday as expected?

Lots of questions running in my mind like what to check into it for the first time before signing the delivery? Then which software will do benchmark testing and in which manner have to verify all the configurations… and all and all… etc… Lets see… will update