Nokia makes world’s biggest cinema screen



ROSENGÅRD, Sweden - Last week, the Nokia N8 broke a world record for the world’s smallest stop motion animation, named Dot. Then on Saturday, the folks at Nokia Sweden decided to go the other way, erecting what must count as one of the world’s biggest cinema screens. Residents of the city district of Rosengård were treated to a movie night they will never forget, powered by a Nokia N8 through it’s HDMI port in stunning high-definition.

Creating the world’s biggest cinema screen is no easy task, as it takes a lot of planning, teams of people and specialised equipment to make sure it all comes together. The 1,428 square metre (that’s 51 metres x 28 metres) cinema screen is so large that it had to be assembled, and watched, outside. The screen was hoisted up in front of a tower block, and held in place by two giant cranes while four XLM HD30 projectors, each weighing 140 kilos, projected the Prince of Persia movie onto it. Onlookers were amazed and delighted to witness this world record happening in their own district.

About 1,500 people turned up to see this massive movie and it’s estimated that another 1,000 local people simply watched it from their apartments or balconies. The previous world record was held by Pinewood Studios in Middlesex, Great Britain, with a cinema screen measuring 73.1 metres wide and 18.3 metres high and with a total area of 1,338 square metres.


Launch: Nokia X3 Touch and Type


Nokia_X3_touch-and-type_1smGLOBAL – The debate’s been raging in recent weeks over which is better – touch screen or buttons? The latest Nokia X3 sidesteps that neatly by offering both a touch screen and a traditional 12-button keypad. It’s the first phone from Nokia to offer such a combination. All the details and more after the break.


Mary McDowell, who’s in charge of Nokia’s mobile phones, said the company recognises that many people still want buttons for rapid texting: “Our research tells us consumers who have invested years in becoming fast one-handed, one-thumb texters want to maintain their speedy edge for SMS, chat and instant messaging – yet enjoy the benefits of touch as well.”

Despite two sets of controls, though, the X3 Touch and Type is one of Nokia’s thinnest devices: it’s 9.6mm deep, 106mm tall, 48mm wide and weighs just 78g. The brushed aluminium finish and choice of five colours are also likely to appeal to fashion-conscious mobilists.

Even though it has a svelte profile, the X3 Touch and Type is full of features. It comes with four bands for voice, 3G, HSPA and WiFi for data, a music player and an FM radio. Mobile photographers get a 5-megapixel camera, with 4X digital zoom, which takes both still images and videos. The Communities app will keep you up-to-date with Twitter and Facebook.

The X3 Touch and Type has also got dedicated music and messaging keys for quick access to the music player and email. All the regular webmail and chat services are catered for by the included applications. Apps downloaded from the Ovi Store can be used through the 2.4-inch touch screen, so users don’t miss out on any of the latest games or productivity apps. They can also use the keys, of course, if they prefer, or adopt a hybrid approach.

In selected markets, the X3 Touch and Type will be offered with Ovi Music Unlimited, allowing access to a library of over 11 million tracks. For extra storage – up to 16GB – there’s a MicroSD memory card slot.

Battery life is rated at five hours talk time or 17 days on standby.

The X3 Touch and Type is expected to be on sale this quarter and will retail for approximately €125, excluding taxes and subsidies. It will initially be offered in China, Ireland & UK, Russia, Australia & New Zealand, Singapore, Germany, Spain & Portugal, France, Mexico and Saudi & Yemen. Other markets will follow later.




Everyone Connect with 3 New Nokia devices announced


Social networking and messaging brought to life with the Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5

Nokia has announced three new handsets – the Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5 – designed to put better messaging and social networking tools in the hands of more people around the world, at affordable prices. These new handsets feature full QWERTY keyboards, and enable access to a range of different email accounts, IM communities and social networks.
“Our messaging device range is very successful,” said Anssi Vanjoki, Nokia’s Head of Markets. “Services that provide easy access to the world’s consumer and corporate email and instant messaging are really popular on our QWERTY smartphones such as the Nokia E71 and Nokia E63. People want the best messaging and social networking experience on an affordable device, whether it’s sending a simple text or instant message, an email, or a direct message from their Twitter account. The Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5 are made for just that.”    read more..

Introducing Nokia Bots: add-ons that make daily routines easier by learning from your behavior

by Ari Tourunen, Symbian Devices, Nokia Bots team

We have just released Nokia Bots, a collection of add-ons that autonomously learn your personal preferences and improve the user experience with your daily routines. These Bots run on the homescreen and observe how you use your phone. If it seems that you could benefit from some customization, they automatically configure and activate themselves.



Skype now available for Nokia smartphones in Ovi Store


Skype for Symbian will run on any Nokia smartphone using Symbian ^1, the latest version of the Symbian platform. Skype will soon introduce this client to Symbian mobile devices from other manufacturers, including Sony Ericsson.

 "Symbian enables us to bring smartphones to more and more people and ensures scale for our solutions and compelling services, such as Skype. We're seeing around 1.5 million downloads a day on Ovi Store now and believe that the Skype client for Nokia smartphones will have wide appeal to Symbian users," said Jo Harlow, Senior Vice President for Smartphones, Nokia. more

Nokia celebrates 25 years of innovation at CTIA Wireless

Las Vegas, NV, USA - At the 25th annual CTIA Wireless 2010 show in Las Vegas, Nokia is proud to celebrate a quarter-century of wireless industry advances, highlighting the latest in apps, content, devices, developers, and creative innovation - all of which influences the way you live with technology today.  

At CTIA Nokia is demonstrating a wide array of solutions that help consumers connect to what matters most in their world. Making its first public debut is the Nokia 5230 Nuron, available tomorrow with T-Mobile, in addition to Ovi Maps and free navigation, and the innovative creations from the finalists of the "Push N900 Mod in the USA" -contest.  Featuring the creators of some of the hottest apps and content available on Ovi Store, the Nokia booth also includes gems like OpenTable and Shazam - just some of the examples of the vibrant and open Nokia ecosystem.

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Nokia announces its strategy for 2010, showcases Symbian´s UI


Nokia announced its corporate goals for 2010 and there are quite interesting, although not exactly unexpected, changes in its strategy. Some of the most important targets relate to a major facelift of Symbian´s antiquated interface, improvement in the operational speed of the OS and integration of multitouch support. Take a look at the video below to see what the concept interface looks like The world´s largest cell phone manufacturer also intends to roll out two trend-setters next year - one scheduled for the first and the other for the second half of 2010. One other thing that gripped our attention is that the company plans to release its first cell phone with Maemo 6 in Q3-Q4 next year. Nokia also intends to strengthen its global presence by churning out more smartphones with touch-sensitive screen and QWERTY keyboard and partnership with more carriers around the Globe. The manufacturer plans to maintain its focus on the developing markets, expects weaker handset price erosion as compared to the slump of 2009 and on the overall, to retain its global market share.

World’s first fring and Skype mobile video calls over internet!


Only a week after releasing our Android version, we’re very excited to announce the healthy arrival of….the world’s first mobile video calls over internet! (with fring and Skype video calls :-) )

Now for the first time ever fringsters can make and receive internet video calls from mobile devices (for free!), picking up your fring and Skype video calls from the road, and seeing the person you’re talking to from your mobile phone.

fring video is currently supported on Nokia touch (such as X6, N97 mini,N97, 5800), N95, N95 8G and N82 devices.

Coming soon on other popular platforms so stay tuned!


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