Nokia N97  

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Nokia today unveiled the Nokia N97, the world's most advanced mobile computer, which will transform the way people connect to the Internet and to each other. Designed for the needs of Internet-savvy consumers, the Nokia N97 combines a large 3.5" touch display with a full QWERTY keyboard, providing an 'always open' window to favorite social networking sites and Internet destinations. Nokia's flagship Nseries device introduces leading technology - including multiple sensors, memory, processing power and connection speeds - for people to create a personal Internet and share their 'social location.'

The Nokia N97 introduces the concept of 'social location'. With integrated A-GPS sensors and an electronic compass, the Nokia N97 mobile computer intuitively understands where it is. The Nokia N97 makes it easy to update social networks automatically with real-time information, giving approved friends the ability to update their 'status' and share their 'social location' as well as related pictures or videos.

The home screen of the Nokia N97 mobile computer features the people, content and media that matter the most. Friends, social networks and news are available by simply touching the home screen. The 16:9 widescreen display can be fully personalized with frequently updated widgets of favorite web services and social networking sites. The Nokia N97 is also perfectly suited for browsing the web, streaming Flash videos or playing games. Both the physical QWERTY and virtual touch input ensure efficiency in blogging, chatting, posting, sending texts or emailing.
The Nokia N97 supports up to 48 GB of storage, including 32 GB of on-board memory, expandable with a 16 GB microSD card for music, media and more. This is complemented by excellent music capabilities, full support for the Nokia Music Store and continuous playback time of up to 1.5 days. The Nokia N97 also has a 5-Megapixel camera with high-quality Carl Zeiss optics, 16:9 and DVD quality video capture, and support for services like Share on Ovi for immediate sharing over HSDPA and WLAN.

The Nokia N97 is expected to begin shipping in the first half of 2009 at an estimated retail price of EUR 550 before taxes or subsidies.

Nokia Strikes with the Nokia N97  

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I've been away for a while, but such and event can't be easily ignored

Coming up, photos and features

Intrepid Ibex it out!!  

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The new version of Ubuntu is out! v8.10 Interpid Ibex it out. Can't wait to upgrade!

Check out the features here

A very good use for the Calendar  

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I used to have my uni schedule on my phone as a jpg picture. Everytime I wanted to check my schedule, I popped up the gallery, opened the picture and kept zooming in till my desired slot. This usually took much time. I thought, there must be an application out there that facilitates the job.. Calendar!

I actually never use S60 Calendar. I dunno if it's because I have a very good memory or don't have much to do much in life. However I found out that with Nokia's Calendar you can enter all of your schedule data once, under the meeting template, then make it repeat weekly. What makes it easier is the stand-by screen. Suppose you have a Computer Science Lecture that you need to know its place. Just get your phone out of your pocket and look at it:
12:00, 2:00 Computer Sc. Lec, H4
Changing automatically, I love that magic part! Unfortunately I can't post any screenshots right now as my screen got fried yesterday (again!).

Change Java games Resolution  

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The good thing about Java games is that they're run on any phone that supports java. The only annoying problem is that they don't have a dynamic resolution. For example a game that runs on Nokia N95 will run on N80 on probably half of its screen as N80 has a higher resolution. However, there is always a workaround, a pretty old that I thought to bring it up for people who didn't know:

1. Using an archiver such as WinRAR, open the jar file.

2. Once you have opened the jar, you will see a folder called 'META-INF'. Open this folder.3.

3. In the META-INF folder there will be one file called 'MANIFEST.MF'. Drag this file onto your desktop and open it in notepad.

4. Now you must know 2 things to edit the file. First, you must know the original resolution of the game. Ususally this information can be found on the author's website. Second, you must know the resolution of your screen. Then type the following two lines at the end of the text in the MANIFEST.MF file:
Nokia-MIDlet-Original-Display-Size: www,xxx
Nokia-MIDlet-Target-Display-Size: yyy,zzz
In the example above 'www,xxx' represents the original resolution of the game. 'yyy,zzz' represents the resolution of your phone's display.
In the picture example below, the original game resolution is 176x208 and the target resolution of my screen (N80) is 352x416.5.

5. Now save the changes in the MANIFEST.MF file and drag it back into the META-INF folder in your jar file to overwrite the old one.

6. That's it! Now install the jar to your phone and enjoy your full screen game... Thanks to mobile 9

OR You can do it the EASY way :P

Download Nokia Screen Resolution Changer and it'll do all the work for you ;)

Here is also a list of different screen resolutions.

The Tube is official!  

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The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (aka Tube) has been officially annouced Today, the second of October as rumored.
"As Nokia's first mass-market device with a touch screen, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic turns a 'user interface' into a 'human interface' by truly putting people first.  For eample, we've introduced the Nokia Contacts Bar, which is like a digital RSS feed on your life," said Harlow. "By adding the benefits of touch screen technology to S60, the world's leading smartphone interface, Nokia is taking the familiar and giving it a human touch. We have used touch technology where it really adds value such as the Contacts Bar, Media Bar and clever shortcuts from the homescreen to menu items such as calendar, profiles and clock."
  • Main display
    - Size: 3.2"
    - Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels (nHD)
    - Up to 16 million colours
    - aspect ratio 16:9
    - automatic orientation sensor (Accelerometer) for display rotation
  • 3D image engine 
  •  Dimensions: 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm
  • Stylus, plectrum and finger touch support for text input and user interface control (alphanumeric keypad, full and mini qwerty keyboard, handwriting recognition, full screen handwriting for Chinese language)
  • Dedicated Media Bar touch key for access to music, gallery, share on-line, Video Centre and web browser
  • Physical keys for application launch key (menu key), send & end, power, camera, lock, volume up & down
  • Micro-USB connector, USB 2.0 High Speed
  • 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
  • MicroSD card slot, small DC jack, Micro USB cable interface to PC (CA-101), TV out interface (CA-75U)
  • Bluetooth version 2.0 supports A2DP & AVRCP
  • BL-5J 1320 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Talk time (maximum):
    - GSM 8.8 h
    - WCDMA 5 h
  • Standby time (maximum):
    - GSM 406.2 h
    - WCDMA 400 h
  • Browsing time with packet data (maximum): 3.4 h
  • Video playback time (maximum): 5.2 h, Video playback time (maximum, nHD/Mpeg4) 3.4 h, VGA video playback using TV-Out with Stereo BT Headset 3.8 h
  • Video recording time (maximum): 3.6 h
  • Video call time (maximum): 3 h
  • Music playback time (maximum): Up to 35 h
  • Gaming time (maximum): 5.6 h
  • MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, max. 16 GB
  • 81 MB internal memory
  • 8GB microSD memory card in-box, expandable up to 16GB
  • 3.2 megapixel camera (2048 x 1536 pixels)
  • Carl Zeiss optics
  • 3x digital zoom
  • Autofocus
  • Dual LED flash

 The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic will be available worldwide beginning in the fourth quarter of 2008 for an estimated retail price of 279 EUR before taxes and subsidies. The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic featuring Comes With Music will be available early next year.

Waiting for the real Flagship in 2009 <:o)

Where did your Nokia come from?  

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I found this interesting post on myE65 Blog. It says, where did your Nokia come from? Using your phone's IMEI you can determine where it has been assembled. Based on that, is your phone's quality. For example, if your phone crashes continuously, got cracks on it or so, then it's most probably manafuctured in a bad quality factory.

EDIT: The info below is not real, there are actually no factories in Emirates nor Azerbaijan. But you can try this thing just for fun :) Like if there were factories in those places and those 2 numbers in IMEI resembled them, where would your Nokia come from?
Dial *#06# to display your IMEI then,
  • IF the Seventh & Eighth digits are 0 , 2 or 2 , 0 this means your cell phone was assembled in Emirates which is very Bad quality
  • IF the Seventh & Eighth digits are 0 , 8 or 8 , 0 this means your cell phone was manufactured in Germany which is fair quality
  • IF the Seventh & Eighth digits are 0 , 1 or 1 , 0 this means your cell phone was manufactured in Finland which is very Good
  • IF the Seventh & Eighth digits are 0 , 0 this means your cell phone was manufactured in original factory which is the best Mobile Quality
  • IF the Seventh & Eighth digits are 1 , 3 this means your cell phone was assembled in Azerbaijan which is very Bad quality and also dangerous for your health
      I was lucky my phone was manufactured in original factory :) So, What about you? Where did your Nokia come from?

      MOHAA on Wine  

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      Mohaa on Wine is working geat! Didn't know Wine is that powerful. I faced a problem with Gamespy that connection to game server always ends with connection timed out, but that can be resolved by connecting from inside the game not from game spy software itself.
      My tendancy to totally remove windows from my computer is increasing day by day :)