Dec 14 2011

How to Flash Symbian Belle to Nokia N8?

Category: Mobile Phones,Nokia,Symbianksg91 @ 1:00 pm


As I mentioned in my previous blog posts, Symbian Belle for Nokia N8 appeared on Navifirm and I flashed it to my Nokia N8. And then Symbian Belle official release was delayed to Q1 2012 as mentioned  here and people are almost frustrated because of so much delay. Everybody out there want to try Symbian Belle but some don;t know how to do it and some are afraid to brick their phone. I got several request for explaining how to flash Belle to Nokia N8 on twitter ( @ksg91 )  and  explaining this in 140 char is almost impossible. So, as promised, I am writing this post on how to flash Nokia N8.

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Dec 06 2011

Symbian Belle Not Coming in Q4 2011? – Update

Category: Mobile Phones,Nokia,Symbianksg91 @ 3:35 pm

Its been long enough since Nokia announced Symbian Belle and started shipping few Symbian Belle devices, all existing Symbian Anna users are waiting eagerly and losing their patience for receiving Symbian Belle for their phones. Nokia promised to release Symbian Belle to all Symbian Anna devices in Q4 of 2011. Symbian Belle for N8 already made an appearance at Navifirm for a while and still there is no sign of Symbian Belle officially.

Yesterday, in reply to @vivekkl ‘s question for release date of  Symbian Belle for N8, @nokia replied “coming months” .

 

I have already asked @nokia and @NokiaHelps personally serveral time and up till now they were saying it will come before the last week of Dec ends! Sudden change in release plan? This may be very disappointing. However this is not first time any release is delayed, just remember the delay in Symbian Anna. Well, we may have the same fate for Symbian Belle also.  It is also being guessed that release is postponed because of some testing. Some rumors says it will come to Thailand in Feb 2012. Whatever the reason maybe, but this delay is surely going to affect the interest of users.

One thing I will like to say to Nokia is, no doubt, you take great stuff  but you are late to bring it to the market and lose the interest of customers. I think, Nokia seriously need to consider this thing.

Many N8 users have already lost their patience (including me) and already running Symbian Belle leaked from Navifirm. And this leak runs pretty fast and with almost no bug! Still we crave for official release because official is official! :P

UPDATE:

@nkumar_ tweeted following pic

Now, this looks a like, Symbian Belle is not really coming this month. It has been postponed for some reason.

If you got any news about this, please let me know. :)

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Dec 04 2011

Review: Lyrics by MusiXmatch

Category: App,Review,Symbianksg91 @ 1:28 pm

Are you lazy enough to search for the lyrics of the song you are playing or just wish that Music Player can show it while playing the song automatically? Well, then Lyrics by MusiXmatch is the perfect App for you. This free app features a gorgeous looking UI which is inspired by the WIndows Phone’s Metro UI. Beautiful UI and sleek design makes the perfect thing anyone would ever wish. Lyrics is developed in Qt. Not only the beautiful UI and design but it possess nice features as well. Read more to learn more about the app!  :P

 

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Dec 01 2011

Symbian Belle got some Bug?

Category: bug,Mobile Phones,Nokia,Symbianksg91 @ 11:49 pm

Symbian Belle for Nokia N8 appeared for sometime on Navifirm and some users managed to download it and uploaded to  file hosting sites as I mentioned here , I, losing all the patience, flashed it to my N8. It is said to be official Firmware for T-Mobile. How ever I encountered some bug / malfunctioning of this.

Last night, I installed Gravity and Swype only. But in the morning, when I tried to open Gravity from Homescreen, shortcut wasn’t responding. I thought to open from menu but encountered error: “Homescreen: Application can not be run because of security reason”. After all this, I thought to restart my phone (a standard method to solve issue in Symbian ;) ). After phone started, I couldn’t find Gravity or Swype in my phone, they were gone! I downloaded Gravity again and installed. After installation, when I started Gravity, my all accounts I added previously was there! This is strange, because if application existed, I would have been asked to overwrite it! However, old data was still there!

I was still not sure if this happened just to me, but a twitter user @TKay_88 also said he faced same thing on his Symbian Belle for N8! I won’t consider this to be a serious issue and comparing to the fun of Belle, I can surely ignore it.

Apart from this, I have not found any issue with Belle. Phone has become amazingly fast and new UI is awesome! I must say, I am in love with Symbian Belle! :)

Did you guys find any problem with your phone? Do share here. :)

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Nov 29 2011

Symbian Belle for N8 appears on Navifirm – Updated

Category: Mobile Phones,Nokia,Symbianksg91 @ 7:27 pm

As the rumors were saying Symbian Belle for N8 should be releasing on week 48 and I predicted it to be released on 29th on one of my tweets. Well, this prediction turned true to some extent. Today, Symbian Belle (v 111..030.0607) for Nokia N8 (RM-596) appeared in Navifirm, reported by many users and blogs. However I was busy giving my exam (>_>)

Currently, only Quality Assurance server is responding but it is not showing Symbian Belle. Remaining two servers are not responding.

It is being said that Symbian Belle is pulled back from for the server. Reason may be, Nokia don’t want to lose the attention from their Nokia Lumia phones. Whatever the reason maybe, but one thing we can be assured about is, we are going to get update OTA soon. Let’s see how long it takes.

One of the member of  DailyMobile Forums managed to download all the files and they are uploaded to  http://www.multiupload.com/2M6DE8VMBO . You can download them if you are impatient. ;)

UPDATE:

 

Finally. Product External server is responding in Navifirm and showing 111.030.607 update for N8 but no variant! So, Symbian Belle update is pulled from public view. Let’s see, how long they keep it like this.

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Nov 26 2011

Review: Astroller

Category: App,Nokia,Review,Symbianksg91 @ 11:29 pm

Overview

Ever wondered which star you’re looking in sky at night or ever wanted to know about any star or planet you’ve looked? Well, then Astroller is here for you. All you got to do is to point your phone at the sky and Astroller will identify the object you’re looking at. It doesn’t only identify the object, but feeds you with the details of the object. Astroller uses the GPS and compass to provide you the best accuracy you can expect from any app. Read more to discover what Astroller can do.

Author: Heliotrope

Version Reviewed: 4.0

Price: Rs. 50

Buy

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Nov 04 2011

Nokia E7 – Beautiful Business Companion

Category: Mobile Phones,Nokia,Review,Symbianksg91 @ 10:25 pm

It’s been many days since I have had Nokia E7 in my hand, but couldn’t post the review. Well, I have been little busy with college because term end came and submission and all that started. Anyway, I am writing review now. Few weeks ago WOMWorldNokia (now @Nokia_Connects ) sent me a review unit of Nokia E7 and I am still playing around with it. My Nokia  N8 is still at Nokia Care for last couple of weeks as for further service and due to holidays of Diwali. So I was completely over Nokia E7 and being one and only phone with me, I got to know it much deeply than I may have got along with N8.  All I can say now is, it was very nice time with Nokia E7.

Anyways, I have been user of Nokia N8 for more than a year now and Nokia E7, like a cousin of Nokia N8, contains many similarities with Nokia N8 in design and spces, so my review will take many points of the devices from the perspective of a Nokia N8 user.

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Oct 08 2011

Symbian Belle rolling out on 26th October

Category: Mobile Phones,Nokia,Symbianksg91 @ 12:34 pm

Everybody is waiting for Symbian Belle, first big update taking major changes in Symbian’s Traditional UI. There are few phones already out running Belle and teasing existing Symbian Anna users. Well, your waiting ends now.

According to Nokia Tweet, Nokia France, by mistake, leaked that Symbian Belle is rolling out officially for all existing Symbian Anna devices on 26 October, on the same day Nokia World 2011 is starting. Lets, see how true this thing is.  Around 19 days and you will know. :D

Source:  http://nokiatweet.blogspot.com/2011/10/symbian-belle-update-coming-october.html

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Sep 26 2011

New Nokia Store

Category: Mobile Phones,Nokia,Symbianksg91 @ 4:17 pm

After Nokia announcing dropping of Ovi branding, you will have seen Ovi being dropped gradually, first social accounts then website etc, and finally Ovi Store is going to be replaced by Nokia Store.

Before Nokia Store is pushed as Software Update, Nokia has given its sneak peak to its betalab testers.

Nokia said on Betalabs:

We are offering members of the Nokia Beta Labs community a preview of the new Store client.  Please help us in testing it before it is deployed in a software update.

This beta Store client will replace the current Store client on your Symbian^3 or Symbian Anna device, and it supports nearly all of the features as the official Store client (Web Runtime).  The key new features this client brings include:

  • Easier navigation
  • Improved product details view, for a rich and fluid discovery experience
  • Quicker, smoother and more responsive than WRT client

 

This new Nokia Store has Symbian Belle look. You can see that Belle style Status Bar and Toolbar at bottom.  New store is made using QML components. Looks is quite stylish and smoother experience. Now there is no more blank tables when apps are being loaded but it is replaced by a rotating animation.

Well, seeing all these updates coming soon, I can say, we, N8 and first batch of S^3 devices, are getting Symbian Belle soon. :D

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Sep 25 2011

Nokia 701 Available in India

Category: Mobile Phones,Nokia,Symbianksg91 @ 1:57 pm

Last month, Nokia announced Nokia 701, with its brand new Symbian OS, Symbian Belle. It was expected that it will be launched in India on 28 septemeber but it is available on India Plaza now, at Rs. 16,999. If you can’t wait for official launch, just head over to http://l.ksg91.com/op31uT

Price of the phone is displayed Rs. 18,999 but as an offer you get it for just Rs. 16,999. IMO, it is priced pretty well.

This new Nokia 701 features 1 GHz processor, 3.5″  IPS-LCD display with nHD resolution , 8GB Internal Memory and 512 MB RAM. For more specific specification visit above link.

 

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