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2010

I am going to keep this post short because I honestly don’t want to bore you with all the details as why we disappeared towards the end of last year. It has been 3 months since our last post and that is just unfortunate. We knew we were going to be off for sometimes to take care of couple strategic issues but we didn’t anticipate it to take this long. All you wonderful readers should know is that we are coming back much stronger and with a better vision for 2010. I’ve taken this time off to define my own personal goals for the site and how they would relate to our readers. I am very excited about all of the enhancements coming in 2010- It is going to be a great year!

Stay tuned for posts starting to roll-in over the next few days.

And remember: it is twenty-ten not two-thousand-and-ten!

Get SPB TV and SPB Brain Evolution at discounted prices from Ovi Store

ust a quick heads up to you all. SPB Software has a sale going on at the Ovi Store! SPB TV & SPB Brain Evolution are both available at heavy discount from the Ovi Store.

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EA Sports™ Tiger Woods PGA Tour coming soon to a N-Gage phone near you

Last week, the Pro Series Golf N-Gage game’s page went offline and the downloads were pulled up from the Showroom leaving all the PSG owners stranded in case they wanted to re-install the game. But golf fans need not worry, as N-Gage is all set to get treated to another round of Golfing action with EA Sports™ Tiger Woods PGA Tour.

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Why the Ovi Store is more than just bollocks

Recently, Ewan explained “Why the Ovi Store is still total bollocks”. But he only carried one part of the story. The entire story is even more bollocks.

Read on for my take on why the Ovi Store is even more bollocks and the mess that was the Ovi Store & N86 compatibility.

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Updated Ovi Store Client (finally) available for the Nokia N86

Fresh on the heels of the v20 firmware update for the N86, the Ovi Store client has also been updated for the N86. The version number of the latest update of the client available for download is 1.05(315). You can download the Ovi Store client for your N86 by visiting this link from your phone – Download Ovi Store client.

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Nokia N86 brings Time Lapse photography for everyone

The N86 does it again. This phone simply doesn’t stop surprising me. This time what I stumbled upon is Time Lapse photography in the Camera on the N86. I’ll be reviewing the phone properly at length soon, but till then, I’ll be keeping these posts on the camera tests and new tweaks & features of the N86 coming in.

Continue reading for the screenshots & details on this new find.

N86 Camera – Close-up Mode Put to Test

N86 is Nokia’s first 8 Mega Pixel camera phone which made a leap not only in the mega pixel count, but also the camera optics & sensor as explained by Steve from AllAboutSymbian here – Quantifying the improvements in the Nokia N86’s camera.

A few days back, we brought you news about the new N86 firmware v20 update which packed in quite a few camera improvements according to the release notes. To check the “Improved Close-up Focus”, I went ahead and shot a few close up mode photos. The results are more than decent to say the least. I, personally, was stunned by the clarity of the shots & the crisp close ups.

Continue reading to check the photos for yourself.

Nokia N86 8MP gets firmware update v20 with Camera Improvements & Bug Fixes

Nokia N86 8MP has received the much awaited v20 firmware update bringing improvements to the camera including “Face Detection” as well as overall reliability improvements & bug fixes. This is a major firmware update & I would recommend all the N86 owners to update their phones without delay. Although the N86 supports UDP (User Data Preservation) meaning your data will be kept intact during the update, a backup never hurts and is always recommended.

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Read the full story for the changelog as well as details on what all has been updated / changed.

Step by step guide to set up Google Sync on phones with Mail for Exchange pre-integrated

Bought a new phone which came with Nokia Messaging integrated with the default messaging client for emails? You would have noticed that there is no direct access to Mail for Exchange client on these phones like on the other S60v3 phones. That is because Nokia has integrated the Mail for Exchange client with Nokia Messaging on the new S60v3 FP2 phones like the Nokia E75, Nokia E72, Nokia E55, Nokia E52, Nokia N86 8MP and Nokia 6710 Navigator. Due to this, users could not directly configure a Mail for Exchange profile for Google Contacts & Calendar syncing.

Read the full story for the detailed step by step guide on how to set up Google Sync on your phone.

Ovi Maps beta for mobile now available at the Ovi Store

At the Nokia World 2009, Nokia had announced the availability of Ovi Maps beta for mobile for the S60v5 Touch Screen phones. Till now, it was only available via the Nokia Betalabs.

Now, Ovi Maps beta for mobile is also available from the Ovi Store.

Ovi MapsBeta is compatible with the following Nokia devices:

  • Nokia N97
  • Nokia N97 mini
  • Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition
  • Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

To download Ovi Maps beta from the ovi store, visit this link – Download Ovi Maps beta. (Alternatively, you can also download the sis file directly from this link.)