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Face The Task Challenge II – Complete

QIK Video Is Here

One more step closer to winning 5 N96 trials for you – Task II is now complete. The difficulty I had was the lack of 3G which would have enabled me to stream content ‘live’, however I had an idea that would not only enable me to show off the N96’s streaming capability via either QIK or Flixwagon but also showcase its TV-out functionality.

The work around in my mind for the lack of 3G problem was simple. I shot the video using the N96 and then played it back on the TV, again via the N96. Since I currently have the good fortune of having two N96’s I used the other to live QIK the stream in order to meet the terms set forth in the challenge. As for what I would stream was a question. That was again answered by my buddy Sartaj Gill, who once again risked all to come up with killer modern day Ninja heroics. See for yourself!

(Note: The above QIK stream is present in order to fulfill the condition set out, however for a better experience – quality vise, check out this video uploaded on Share).

What do you think?

Face The Task Challenge II – Ideas Wanted

Face The Task Challenge - II

I had been away these past few days, attending a competition which I am pleased to say, I was successful at. Today when I got back, I had an old fashioned scroll waiting for me. The scroll that would reveal the second task in the Face The Task Challenge to win to five N96 trials for you. (I really love this form of communication).

This task, which may appear to be simple, is a little complicated for me. All I need to do is stream live video from the N96, but the catch for me is that there is still no 3G here in India and I really can’t imagine streaming over GPRS/EDGE. So that leaves me with WiFi, which means whatever I do will need to be shot at home – a severe blow to creativity.

This is where you come in, please send me ideas as to what could I possibly stream so as to get WOM’s stamp of approval. Who knows, the idea could win you a N96 trial. Rake your brain and shoot me an email – vaibhav(at)thehandheldblog.com

Here are the other ways you can win N96 trials in case I win the challenge:

  • Two N96’s will be raffled away amongst the commenters on any post on the entire blog, starting today. Basically, all comments made today onwards on any post on the site will enter you into the big lucky draw, so make sure you comment to increase your chances.
  • I will also be writing about the upcoming challenges and one N96 will be given away to the person who sends in the best idea to help me complete the challenge. Write in via email or the contact form.
  • One N96 is reserved for the most creative amongst you, send in your thoughts/reviews/opinions on anything mobile and if we like it, it’ll be published here and you will get your N96.
  • The last N96 will be a mystery and the way to get it will be revealed if and when I win the challenge.

Waiting for what you have to say!

Facing The Task Ninja Style – One Step Closer To Winning N96 Trials For Five Of You

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There has been a lot of Ninja action around the blogosphere lately and while things were pretty quite here at The Symbian Blog, but not anymore. Those of you who saw the N96 Unboxing Video must have seen that I had received the first of four tasks to try and win N96 trials for five of you readers.

The task was simple, I had to take geo-tagged phone of the Ninja and upload it via NokiaVine. The catch was that they didn’t want it to be a ‘run of the mill’ snap, so we thought we’d give them what they’d asked for. My buddy Sartaj Gill risked all at the edge of a rooftop dressed as the Ninja while I used the N96 to capture his heroics. We have hopefully come up with something special. What do you think?

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The parchment mentioned uploading one photo via the application so I choose the one in the middle, wise choice? Because, now something tells me that the first one was better.

Since all of this is being done to win five N96 trials for you, I better let you know how it is going to be:

  • Two N96’s will be raffled away amongst the commenters on any post on the entire blog, starting today. Basically, all comments made today onwards on any post on the site will enter you into the big lucky draw, so make sure you comment to increase your chances.
  • I will also be writing about the upcoming challenges and one N96 will be given away to the person who sends in the best idea to help me complete the challenge. Write in via email or the contact form.
  • One N96 is reserved for the most creative amongst you, send in your thoughts/reviews/opinions on anything mobile and if we like it, it’ll be published here and you will get your N96.
  • The last N96 will be a mystery and the way to get it will be revealed if and when I win the challenge.

That’s it, the first task has been completed and you know how to win the N96’s – the Ninja will return next week. Make sure you stay tunned to the latest by the subscribing to email alerts or the full feed below.