From my first Symbian phone, I’ve always wondered why is the IM application built in if it is of no use! Never have I got it to work, till now!
The question is why do we even need it?
The reason is that I always somehow tend to prefer the built in applications over the 3rd party ones. We have a number of Instant Messaging applications that have been available over the years. The best I’ve ever used was Agile Messenger. Other alternatives are IM+, Fring etc. The problem with Agile and IM+ is that they are paid applications! Fring is free but lacks the yahoo option! Also there are certain difficulties that I faced while using Fring. While using the IM client in it and typing, if I happened to receive an IM from my pal at the other end, what I was typing is gone! Now that sometimes becomes quite a nuisance!
Enter the default client! Its surprising simple to setup and use! It gives us the option to use Yahoo, ICQ, MSN & AIM.
Continue reading Using The Built In IM Client!
This video has been around on the Internet for ages now, however for those of you who’ve missed it, here goes! Its really interesting!
Statutory Warning: Do not try this at home!
Update: Pimp Your N95 – 2 is here!
We all have our N95’s safely in our possession, the out of box experience is great, there are a few good bundled in applications but should we stop at that? Shouldn’t we strive for more out of that awesome gadget? After all its a symbian 60 device and the best part about that is customisation! From adding features to changing the complete look of the device it can do it all! But do we? Some of us symbian lovers do, how about the people who are new to the OS? In this post i look at some of the additions we can make to get that little more out of the phone… Err ‘multimedia computer’ as Nokia calls it! For that matter i think it deserves to be called that too!
Continue reading Pimp Your N95!
Finally the after being initially released on the 30th of April in select regions the new firmware for the Nokia N95 is now available for product codes of the Indian Sub Continent.
The changelog can be found here courtesy Symbian-Freak. The new firmware improves the overall speed of the phone, specially the camera and the multimedia menu which was a pain to use earlier. Reports also suggest that the camera has improved as a result of noise reduction in the post processing algorithm of the N95 being decreased allowing for greater detail. More on this can be found here.
A few reasons why you should update!
– Faster and more responsive Interface
– Colours are now much better in photos
– Noise reduction is reduced
– Wifi works slightly better and gets a better signal.
The firmware is available via the Nokia Software Updater (NSU) which is available here.
For any questions, comments or feedback just drop a note in the comments section! Good Luck with updating! Its a 109.1 Mb download!
PS: Make sure u make a backup of the phone memory before you update!
The NSU has also been updated to v. 1.37.
Update: Here’s the complete story.
Okay, so here goes the first post of my blog!!! The reason I picked the N95 to talk about is simple, it’s my current obsession! So here goes how I feel after one month with the N95!! So here goes! This write up covers area such as Build Quality, The Multimedia Segment, The Camera, Web Browser, Gallery Application, The GPS and a General Overview of the entire phone!
Continue reading One Month With The Nokia N95!