Category Archives: Nokia

Nokia is no more–Microsoft Mobile OY is the new name !

Old Nokia N97

Nokia has been purchased by Microsoft last year ,and the the transition has been taking place over last six months since September 2013 . In a press  release today ,Nokia announced the last step of transition that is going to take place within next few days.

Nokia expects the sale of substantially all of its Devices & Services business to Microsoft to close on April 25, 2014”-Nokia

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Warning issued on Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet’s Charger


Nokia has officially announced today that ,they are in the process of offering a  solution for the consumers who purchased  Nokia Lumia  2520 tablet’s  travel chargers and for the people who got some variants of supplied chargers (European and UK variant of the AC-300 charger)  .

Continue reading Warning issued on Nokia Lumia 2520 Tablet’s Charger

Samsung Galaxy Note II–Landed at–Tips and Tricks ,Best Apps for Note 1 & 2 more to come

Galaxy Note II Vs Galaxy S2 Vs Nokia N97 displayed

It is fabulous to hold ,wonderful to see and useful to have – Amazingly superb and hot selling sexy Galaxy Note II, landed today and I have been (still)using it for last 8 hours tirelessly . As a person dedicated the life for  technology ,I have had a good insight on Galaxy Note II before the arrival ,and found the on hands experience pretty much same . The new comer has been added to my collection of Jewels (Most anticipated and betrayed Nokia N97 ,Most Successful Android device of the world-Samsung Galaxy SII )

Samsung Galaxy Note II  already surpassed 5 Million units of sales as of today ,as per Samsung .I am not sure that whether they have included the unit I purchased too( 🙂 )

Folks, anyway it is a quick heads up  , you can expect more tips and tricks of Note II , Mini reviews and  posts on Top apps for Galaxy Note 2 from my own experience in coming days ,  cheers ! :) 

Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820 now shipping

Nokia Lumia 920 pure view cam

Nokia has started shipping the long waited smartphones Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 with pureview cameras .”Both phones will appear in stores in France and the UK this week, then Russia, Germany and further select markets throughout the rest of November “ Nokia stated .

In the US, AT&T will introduce the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Nokia Lumia 820, Verizon Wireless will sell the newly announced Nokia Lumia 822, and T-Mobile will offer the Nokia Lumia 810.  All three will have phones in stores in November.

During November, the Nokia Lumia 920 will reach Australia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Poland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Thailand,  Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the UK, the US and Vietnam – As per the press release sent by Nokia today .

The Nokia Lumia 920 includes the latest Nokia PureView camera, capturing five times more light than competitor smartphones for bright pictures without flash, even indoors and at night. It also features built-in wireless charging, making it easy to keep the battery topped up throughout the day, as well as a better-than-HD display. The Nokia Lumia 820, Nokia Lumia 810 and Nokia Lumia 822 offer exchangeable covers in a range of vibrant colours, including the option to add wireless charging. Like the Nokia Lumia 920, they boast the world’s most sensitive touchscreen and Nokia ClearBlack display technology for easy visibility in the brightest sunlight. All phones come with the full suite of Nokia navigation applications, including Nokia City Lens, as well as Nokia Music for unlimited music streamed directly to the phone. – Nokia Press Release .

Hope everything will go fine with Nokia Lumias this time and the company will come up  with the help of this new devices as it’s last resort to survive .

Nokia falls further down– lost the place of top 5

Nokia was in the place of top 5 mobile brands since IDC started to track the mobile brands positions since  2004  as per the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker . But the Q3 0f 2012 results showing a steep downfall of Nokia . Nokia has been thrown away from the list of top 5 and RIM (research in motion )replaced Nokia .Nokia’s fall started few years back and the current C.E.O  Steve Elop made it fast .

Nokia is under mercy killing ?

Nokia(Nok) Quarter 3 sales in 2012 Vs Samsung Q3 Sales Vs Apple's Q3 Sales Table - 2012

Source: IDC Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker, October 25, 2012

Nokia (Nok) Sshares on 2012 Oct

Source : Businesswire

Nokia resumed Belle FP2 update– Check out with your device now !

Nokia Belle FP2 screen

Hi folks ,This is a quick heads up ,as I have promised last week ,I am updating you with the availability of the Belle FP2 update now !. Yes Nokia has put  back the Belle FP2 update  on it’s servers ,it should be available for your compatible Nokia phones ,please check it at your software update option of the phone .


Does Apple follow the footsteps of Nokia ? losing focus !

We had  a Global Mobile Giant called Nokia,was ruling for years ,Then Apple started to boom  ,later Android entered the game, wanted to take the leadership and almost done now !- S.Manimaran,

Apple follows Nokia

Did Nokia lose the vision after Stephen Elop ?

Nokia , one time emperor of Mobile phones ,now is a humble silent player  in the highly crowded mobile market. Nokia had the creativity and audacity to come up with new innovations time to time. Nokia created tons of own patents for the mobile industry. Best imaging devices ,gadgets with best connectivity  ,best Maps and  Apps  .It was true ,that Symbian started to face a some loses  by rival platforms like IOs and Android ,Later in 2010  Nokia’s Board of directors  have brought  in Stephen Elop as the C.E.O ,for unknown reason ,then the company had started to see a great fall instead of step by step growth .

Just before Stephen  Elop  took the office, at the end of Q4 of 2010 Nokia’s market share was 29%. then the next quarter for which we have data, Q3 of 2011, Nokia’s market share has crashed to 14%. Nokia used to  have a huge fan base , thousands of die hard blogs  and blogger to do free PR for them ,all had been slashed into very very small share within 6 to 8 months , as the Symbian Platform had been criticized by Nokia’s very own C.E.O “ a Burning Platform “,and  declared to be ended sooner . But then they have started to ship Some Symbian based mid range phones with Symbian Belle O/S afterwards ,comfortably stopped mentioning Symbian Belly ,they call it just Belly .

From the time of the shift of Symbian to Microsoft’s WP O/S (policy wise  only,when Stephen Elop announces the shift he was not ready with a Nokia Windows Phone to show the press even ),Nokia started to see all the downward trends in terms of sales ,profits and stability . No phones from Nokia  hit any record of sales like N8 did few months back from the shift,no any Nokia Lumia with Windows Phone operating system survived either .Nokia failed to capture any market remarkably as planned .

When I went through the Wikipedia’s pages of Stephen Elop ,I cannot see a success story behind him .

Elop was a director of consulting for Lotus Development Corporation before becoming CIO for Boston Chicken in 1992,[7][8] which filled for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in 1998.[9] In the same year, he joined Macromedia’s Web/IT department[8] and worked at the company for seven years[10], where he held several senior positions, including CEO from January 2005[11] for three months before their acquisition by Adobe Systems was announced in April 2005.-

He was then president of worldwide field operations at Adobe, tendering his resignation in June 2006 and leaving in December[13], after which he was the COO of Juniper Networks for exactly one year from January 2007-2008.[8][14]

Before starting at Nokia, Elop worked for Microsoft from January 2008 to September 2010 as the head of the Business Division, responsible for the Microsoft Office line of products, and as a member of the company’s senior leadership team. During his time at Microsoft, the Business Division released Office 2010.[15] – Wikipedia

The longest he worked was as a senor management officer ,that was 7 years at Macromedia,but the the C.E.O level positions he held did not last more than a year  in any company ,surprisingly Nokia ! .

What is the  common thing Nokia had, you can see within Apple now ?

As all of us know ,Steve Jobs was the company’s remarkable and buzz creating C.E.O ,the qualities he had created a huge loyal customers for Apple. The way he presented his devices on each press meetings ,release events, brought the attention of everyone ,and obviously the  products revealed by him also had some thing to talk about .

Considering the recent moves of Apple ,specially the missing Wow factor of iPhone 5 ,there is enough space to thing about the missing innovative part from Apple. iPhone 5 had a record of sales ,of course ,but that is done by the loyal customer base ,that can shift from the platform any time ,if no new things coming in, to keep them thrilled (Like something happened to Nokia ).

Apple iPhone5 still enjoys the reputation created by Steve Jobs in terms of sales ,but  how long you can keep the image unchanging  without adding value?

  • We all know almost the full specifications of the Apple iPhone few months  before the release date – Steve Jobs had an iron curtain around the company ,that never permitted this much revelations .
  • Current C.E.O Tim Cook ,doesn’t seem to have any PR skills closer to Steve Jobs ,I mean the presentation skills ,and the ideas to create a buzz in a product launch or release.
  • Apple iPhone had a kick start ,then a steady growth  and now seems to be remaining same in terms of ideas
  • Apple’s iPhone started becoming less impressive (of course for techies )

Who else playing well ?

No doubt it is Samsung ,Samsung is the shiny star at the moment which delivers number of different innovative gadgets  like S3,Note 2,Android Cams etc. Google gets tons of hits these days for Samsung Phone searches .

Copy Cat case and Samsung

Yes ,there is small fall caused by the Apple’s case ,but Apple itself had infringed plenty of patents from Nokia ,then settled the matter out of the court by paying licensing fees .For instance , using Bluetooth,Wi-Fi and mobile data connection together in a single device is Nokia’s patent ,that is widely used by all major phones these days.


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New Nokia Xpress Internet Platform – Download and Save your data usage

Nokia Xpress Internet Demo

Download Nokia Xpress (Internet Platform) ,which compresses the data about 90% and saves your mobile internet bill.

Nokia Beta Labs has rolled out a new internet platform  for Nokia Lumia phones called Nokia Xpress ,which is said to save over 90% of your data use .Nokia  Xpress Internet is a cloud based technology ,mixture of Software and Hardware (Nokia Servers ) . If you own a Lumia device you can head over to beta labs to download the Xpress Internet .

Watch  this video ,to explore Xpress Internet:

Features of Nokia Xpress Internet :

Save more.  Get the most out of your data plan by harnessing the Nokia Xpress internet platform behind the app. It automatically compresses data by up to 85% so you use less of your data plan and save battery charge, all while rapidly getting to the sites you care about. Nokia Xpress for Lumia offers several tools for controlling your data usage and ultimately saving more money, including:

  • Data Usage Monitoring – Data usage and savings are reported as a live tile on the start page and via a detailed dashboard in the app, giving you a quick view of your data usage and savings.
  • Saved Pages – store any web page locally to view later from the “Saved Pages” screen or pinned to the start screen, even with no cellular data connection. Useful in situations like checking in with your mobile boarding pass at the airport when there’s no coverage, or preparing your reading list for the train ride home.
  • Save to SkyDrive – love that new video?  Save it to SkyDrive with just a click without having to use any of your precious data plan.  The video will be waiting for you on SkyDrive where you can download it later when you’re on Wi-Fi, at your PC or on a preferred data connection. Share it easily with your friends. (MP4, PDF and other file types are supported)

Discover more.  Use the convenient Nokia Xpress for Lumia start screen as a jumping off point to the latest that the web has to offer. Convenient, time-saving features enable you to rapidly retrieve your favorite content and quickly share with your social network, including:

  • Magazine – Nokia’s unique Magazine feature automatically asks you if you want to add sites with feeds to your collection as you visit them. It then presents the feeds to you in an appealing, easy-to-use magazine layout. Turn the pages with a swipe to quickly and easily read what most interests you.
  • QuickLinks – automatically adds tiles for your frequently visited sites on the QuickLinks screen and orders them based on frequency of visit. This effortless way to organize frequent destinations means you’re only a click away from the content that you care about most.

Via : Nokia Beta Labs

Belle FP2 update – pulled back by Nokia–Will be back shortly !



Latest Update : 04/10/2012

Why the Belle FP2 Update has been suspended ?

In Nokia’s latest announcement they have claimed that the Belle FP2 update caused some issues only with the Nokia Music App,therefore the update has been suspended ,but the resuming date and time still unknown,stay tune with us as we follow Nokia for this.

Latest statement from Nokia’s employee at the discussion forum :

“Nokia started to roll out a software update to Nokia 808 PureView, Nokia 603, Nokia 700 and Nokia 701 on October 2. We encountered some technical issues in the software which are limited to Nokia Music application. We are working to solve the problem, and will continue to deliver the software update as soon as possible. We apologize to our consumers for any inconvenience this has caused.“

Original Post(03/10/2012) 

Nokia has started to roll out Belle FP2 firmware update ,we have just reported in our blog ,and later we have found ,that the update has been suspended in the Nokia Servers for a while ( temporarily) due to some bugs found in during the updates.

If your phone is not prompting for an update by now ,don’t worry ,just wait  for the time,Follow us [] we will keep you updated .

Nokia announced it today in their discussion forums :

Hi all,

just a quick heads up. We’ve heard about some issues after the update and now decided to take the update files off our servers until we have investigated the case.

I’ll announce it here once the update is available again, but for the moment please don’t worry if your phone doesn’t get the update.


Best regards,

Yvonne –

To find out more about the Belle FP2 update ,and the supported phone models read our previous post here .

Source :

Belle FP2 update is live for Nokia Phones–603,700,701 and 808 Pureview

Nokia Symbian Belle FP2 update -02/10/2012

Nokia has rolled out the most anticipated firmware update Belle FP2 for the Nokia phones using Belle O/S . New Belle FP2 firmware is available via OTA(Over the Air).

Nokia 603, 700, 701 and 808 are the phones, eligible for a FP2 update now.

WHAT’S NEW in Symbian Belle Feature Pack 2

  • Camera improvements for easier use
  • Faster typing with the new keyboard
  • With HTML5 web apps, you can add your favourite web services directly to the start screen and apps menu. Services, such as web mail, are now available offline.
  • An enhanced music player
  • Car Mode now has a more simplified look and feel
  • Performance and usability improvements

Nokia 808 Pureview phone got some special treatment with the Belle FP2 update those are :

  • Gallery Grid view when you have the phone in landscape
  • Access to more functions when you open your images from the Gallery widget on your home screen – swipe through other images, zoom, share, edit, and send images faster.
  • More information about your images, such as image resolution, ISO value, white balance setting, and file size,  and the location. When you are connected online, one click will show you on Nokia Maps where the photo was taken.
  • Select and delete multiple photos in Gallery Grid
  • New reset button in Creative mode to change all the settings back to default with a single touch

Firmware is available since 02/10/2012 As Per Nokia

Via : Nokia

Nokia Maps empowers Oracle–new deal !

Nokia is the only map data provider  for Oracle applications


Oracle has signed an agreement with Nokia to use Nokia Maps in their platform,Nokia revealed this in a press release via email.With this new deal , Oracle’s Fusion Middleware MapViewer ,has been linked with Nokia Location Platform (NLP). Nokia maps cover almost more than 200 countries ,that will empower oracle developers to create more reliable location aware applications and solutions .

Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer is a J2EE service for rendering maps and creating mashups using spatial data. Oracle Fusion Middleware MapViewer provides services and tools that hide the complexity of spatial data queries and cartographic rendering, while providing customizable options for more advanced users such as developers of geographic business analytic applications. The integration of NLP allows users to easily include Nokia’s map data into their Oracle business application- Press Release ,Nokia.

About Nokia `s Location & Commerce Business
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of the lives of people around the world. The company’s Location & Commerce business, including NAVTEQ® Maps products, the Nokia Location Platform as well as Nokia Maps, aims to build and monetize unique location experiences for great mobile products, as well as the navigation industry, the automotive market and government and business solutions. Begin to explore our capabilities at

Nokia has great potential of patents and home groom solutions like Nokia Maps ,that will become to the survival of the company ,if the most anticipated Nokia Lumia 920 fails in the market .

You can Pre order Nokia Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 now–If you are in Europe

Nokia Lumia 920 pure view cam

Nokia Europe has opened there online shop and started to take pre orders of the two new devices .If you have the urge of using a Windows phone and ready to push out some extra bugs from your pocket then you can pre order the Nokia Windows phone now. Wait a bit ,the online pre order is now available for European customers only .

Germany ,Italy and Russian customers are allowed to do a pre order at the moment ,sooner more countries will be added hopefully .

Price tags of Nokia Lumia seems to be expensive .

Nokia Lumia 920 costs about $ 838 in Germany(Euro 649) and Lumia 820 costs about $ 645(Euro 499) there. But price of Lumia 920 is little better in Italy as it goes for Euro 599 but the Lumia 820 is given the same price tag as Germany.

Are you ready for a pre order ?

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