Nokia’s Ovi (Finnish for “door”) App Store will soon be open. Niklas Savander, the company’s EVP of services, claims that it will have a catalog with 20,000 items. The site can be accessed either in a preloaded N97 or downloaded onto Nokia products. Short videos, “mobisodes,” and other media and entertainment files can be found in several languages. A custom-built recommendation engine and GPS app will also be available.
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Nokia has added a new smartphone to its E series. The E52 has lots of handy features including GPS, music player, social network links and browser. At a size of 116 x 49 x 9.9 mm, it has an incredible 8 hours of talk time and 28 days of standby. Exchange 2007 allows viewing and sorting emails with an auto-complete feature that enters contacts based on those sent and received. The handheld has a 3.2 megapixel cam, USB charging, Quickoffice editor and undoubtedly a pretty high price tag, but maybe you can deduct it as a business expense.
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With all the hype from the new Star Trek movie, we figured it wouldn’t be long before someone came up with a Special Edition Phone. The Nokia 5800 Star Trek Edition is a basic 5800 with a 3.2-inch touchscreen, a 3.2 megapixel cam and GPS. The fun starts with the wallpapers, 8 ringtones and screensavers and ends with a Phaser application. Most of the major providers will carry the phone before you go see the flick May 8.
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Nokia has improved its 5800 XpressMusic software. New is a faster user interface and download time, a built-in mobile dictionary with voice playback and support for 38 languages, and an automatic/manual Application Update that can be used directly to the phone. There is second camera support for still image capture and a burst mode for shooting pictures without hitting a button. The download is available now on their Nokia Software Update site at no charge.
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So you may be asking yourself, ‘What’s a Zeemote?’ Firstly, you need to stop talking to yourself in public. It’s creepy, and it doesn’t work with your trenchcoat. Secondly, the Zeemote is a little whiz-bang doodad for doing analog gaming on your mobile device. Come with me into the land where some of us actually carry one around for a mobile gaming fix while our PSP/DSes are lodged firmly in a crocodile gullet.
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Net is that Nokia has corrected the problem that some of the 5800 XpressMusic smartphones were experiencing with 3G networks. Supposedly it was a configuration change that was at fault. The company says that the 5800s will be back in flagship stores soon. If you have any problems you can still call them at 1-888-665-4228 Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM EST or contact them at customer care.
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ABI Research surveyed 235 smartphone users in the U.S. who installed applications in 2008. Their result was that 16.5% spent between $100.00 and $499.00. That’s a lot of apps considering that many of them are free or less than $25.00. Analyst Jeff Orr sees this as the reason, “Apple is seen by some as hurting the market with its iPhone App Store. It drives the price of content down to $1-2, using a model similar to its successful iTunes music store. If you exclude Apple from the mix, applications for other platforms cost about $7-25 each.”
He went on to say that Apple’s marketing did a lot to get others to work on their own. Look for application storefronts from Nokia, Palm, RIM and Samsung to come this year.
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Nokia takes on Apple with their new N97 handset with a Symbian S60 OS, a 3.5-inch touchscreen, GPS, HSDPA, FM transmitter and tuner and a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash. In addition, it also has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard, WiFi and Bluetooth capability, 32GB memory and a microSD slot that can manage up to 16GB. Look for the N97 early next year with an approximate price of €550 ($695.00.)
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Think you can design a cool set of headphones? Nokia is sponsoring the Music Almighty Contest. Download a “Style Palette” or “Freestyle” template and come up with your creation. You can alter the color, add graphics, and drag and drop components. Five winners get to go to the UK to see their designs become realities. The deadline is Dec. 31. If you want to see some of your competition, head over to their gallery.
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Nokia has decided to launch its “Comes with Music” package in the UK first after making a deal with Carphone Warehouse. The arrangement allows users to permanently keep the music they have downloaded during the year on their 5310 XpressMusic Phone which will be offered in 8 Special Editions. Warner Music Group, Universal, and Sony BMG have all agreed to participate in the program that should begin next month. Contact Carphone if you live across the pond and would like to pre-register.
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