We had some awesome responses, so thanks guys! But we bet you want to know who the winner is, right? It’s Robert M.! That’s right, step up (or sit down and wait for our congratulatory email). Thanks to everyone who took the time out to enter, and as usual, we’ve got some killer giveaways in the works.
We told you we weren’t taking the whole giveaway thing lightly! In the market for a brand new Nokia N78 NAM phone? Stop right there — there’s a chance you could win one! Just to be clear, the exact model of this N78 is the N78-3. That has the 850MHz/1900MHz UMTS/HSDPA bands along with quad-band EDGE. Want to win it? All you need to do is leave a comment here and take our site survey which is at the bottom of the article. No information will be shared, etc. It helps you as much as it helps us! In the survey, there is a comment box at the bottom. In that comment box, drop in the same name you leave a comment with and we’ll select one of you!
The giveaway will run until July 6th at 11:59PM ET or until we get 1,000 entries. Whichever comes first.
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You also get the 3 free months of Nokia Maps 2.0 included with the phone.
Ahh FP2. There’s no question that there’s plenty that Nokia’s latest flavor of S60 doesn’t address, but there’s also plenty it does address. Remember the SSU functionality we just spoke about in our post on Diablo? Well it’s not just for Tablets! Feature Pack 2 brings with it Seamless Software Updating (SSU) that allows users to update pieces of the operating system without the need for a full flash. What does this mean for N78 owners? It means you can update your firmware without losing your data! This initial OTA update is a minor release but we ran the update earlier and confirm that it went perfectly with no data loss whatsoever. Firmware version 11.043 change log highlights:
Improved Bluetooth stability
Improved Music Player stability
Improved Camera performance
Naviscroll performance tweaks
The only other thing we’ve noticed so far is that the maximum display brightness has been turned down a few clicks. We liked the bright display but the simple fact that we’ve now confirmed lossless software updating works is more than enough reason to go through with it.
There are some handsets that are born crowd splitters, no question. For some people it’s love at first sight and others won’t even bat an eye. Nokia’s first Feature Pack 2 device to come to market, the N78, is just that. It’s sleek, thin and different with smooth lines and and a nice form factor. At the same time it’s a quirky handset with an atypical keypad and a back cover with an odd pattern. Specs-wise, it has plenty of juice; 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and autofocus, internal GPS and OEM geotagging, integrated FM transmitter, and so on. Are specs enough incentive for the user to work through it’s oddities though? We’ll let you be the judge. Enjoy the 16 minutes of N78 walkthrough-love and then let us know what you think.