Nokia holding five hour sale tomorrow, online and in Flagship Stores

By on June 24, 2009 at 10:26 AM.

Nokia holding five hour sale tomorrow, online and in Flagship Stores

Apparently Nokia’s online sale last week was pretty effective because the Finnish manufacturer has decided to give it another go. This time around the sale is good at both Nokia Flagship Stores — in New York and Chicago — and online as well for those who don’t live near a shop. Here’s how this one shapes up:

  • 5800            $280.00
  • E63              $195.00
  • E66              $275.00
  • E71              $285.00
  • E75              $380.00
  • N79              $260.00
  • N85              $330.00
  • N95 8G         $355.00
  • N96              $440.00

Not bad at all, Nokia. As you can see, some of the prices are even better than last week’s deal and all fall into range off the 30-50 percent off. So when can you get your Symbian fix on the cheap? Thursday, June 25th in New York City from 11am-4pm local time (Eastern) and in Chicago from 10am-3pm local time (Central). The sale will also be going down in the same time slot on nokiausa.com. Anyone eyeing some new kit?

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Stock sheet may reveal available dates of some upcoming handsets

By on March 6, 2009 at 3:47 PM.

Stock sheet may reveal available dates of some upcoming handsets

Rumored to be a portion of a stock sheet from Best Buy a “major national retailer”, this image above is reportedly reveals the release dates of a variety of upcoming handsets. No, there’s nothing too exciting there but if the source is reliable it does indeed fill in a few question marks that have been looming — namely the E71x release date. So let’s have a look… Starting with AT&T, the document lists both the Samsung i627 “Jackfrost” and blue Samsung A767 “Propel” as becoming available on March 29th. Next up is the Nokia E71x, listed as “E71 Charcoal”, finally arriving on April 1st and the LG Xenon, which was apparently delayed so long it’s now called “Zenon”, arriving on April 10th. Moving along to Verizon, it looks like the Nokia 7205 Intrigue will hit store shelves on March 15th along with Sprint’s Palm Treo Pro which has been delayed more than a connecting flight in Atlanta. Sure, the more exciting handsets of 2009 won’t be out until the Summer months and beyond, but there are a few nice looking pieces of kit here to tide us over in the meantime.

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Pre team not just aiming for iPhone, jabs N95 as well

By on January 30, 2009 at 10:32 AM.

Pre team not just aiming for iPhone, jabs N95 as well

Plenty of time has passed since the Palm’s Pre announcement at CES earlier this month but we still don’t mind when new coverage pops up – especially if HD videos are involved. In this interview with Palm’s VP of Design Peter Skillman, we also get to see Palm address the Nokia N95 in relation to the Pre for the first time. Skillman is very tactful in his criticism of the N95 8GB Serko hands him and describes the industrial design of the Nokia handset as having “a lot of topological complexity” compared to the sleek minimal design of the Pre. Allow us to translate if we may: N95, old and busted. Pre, new hotness. In all seriousness though, we still love the N95 8GB we have laying around somewhere, or ‘Black Betty’ as we call her, but Skillman’s assessment is mild. Symbian fans should just be thankful he didn’t get into the meat of things and compare the handsets on an OS level. Hit the jump for the full video.

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New Seesmic app for your Nokia N95

By on September 22, 2008 at 8:49 AM.

New Seesmic app for your Nokia N95

Seesmic, the quasi-popular video micro-blogging site, just announced the release of their app for the Nokia N95. The app will allow you to record videos with your phone and upload them so you can have video conversations with all your buddies – well, all your buddies who happen to own N95s or are registered on Seesmic, which aren’t that many. According to Wikipedia, there are only 20,000 users to date and about 70,000 viewers per month. But who knows? Maybe this app will become huge and you’d want to get in on it early, or perhaps it might be no different than YouTube except the video conversations are threaded and aren’t in real-time. There is a neat Twitter feature that allows you to notify all your Twitter-stalkers about the new videos you’ve recently uploaded. Why it’s only available for the N95, we don’t know, but if you’d like to give it a shot and let us know what it’s like, you can downloaded via your mobile browser at http://m.seesmic.com.

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Developer Turns N95 into Multitouch Smartboard

By on June 13, 2008 at 10:38 AM.

Developer Turns N95 into Multitouch Smartboard

He’s a witch! Stone him! Ok, ok… Put your pitchforks and torches down. Thai developer Sittiphol Phanvilai, creator of Mobitubia, is not a witch (or a warlock). He is however, a talented developer and engineer. Phanvilai’s latest research project is a doozy; he essentially transforms a Nokia N95 into a smart board with multitouch support. “Multitouch” may not be entirely accurate of course, since use of the N95’s camera means he doesn’t actually need to touch anything. Multigesture? This guy is basically a digital MacGyver as he uses LED light pens, film negatives, tape and a tripod to create what he has dubbed NeuScreen. The only thing that isn’t absolutely awesome about this demonstration is the choice of music. Sittiphol, buddy, give us a shout next time you’re going to whip up a showcase video and we’ll hook you up with something a bit more “Neu”.

[Via AAS]

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Nokia Celebrates Memorial Day with New N95 NAM Firmware

By on May 26, 2008 at 11:37 AM.

Nokia Celebrates Memorial Day with New N95 NAM Firmware

S60 people, stop drooling over the E71 for a few minutes so that we can give you some important news. Remember how we reported on the guy from Nokia stated that the new v20 firmware for the N95 NAM would be out in early June? Yeah, he totally lied. Ok, maybe he didn’t lie and plans were just changed a bit. As of early this morning the updated firmware is available for all to enjoy, possibly to celebrate Memorial Day. Whatever the case may be, it’s taken entirely too long but it’s here so back up your phone and get to flashing. Some noted improvements:

  • Flash Lite 3 support
  • Faster bootup
  • Faster camera load time
  • Integrated Search
  • Demand paging
  • No ASR
  • N-Gage demos

So there you have it; better than any Memorial Day sale we can think of. Hit the Nokia Software Updater and get rolling.

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