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Nokia Messaging Hits The Nokia 5800

The wait for all you S60 5th Edition owners is over, the beta labs has just churned out the latest beta of the Nokia Messaging client for the Nokia 5800 and the upcoming N97. It packs the Nokia Messaging usuals like Push email delivery, IMAP subfolders and mobilizing up to ten mailboxes including Windows Live Hotmail, Yahoo! and Gmail.

Some of the highlights specific to the S60 5.0 client:

  • Even easier program navigation with support for ‘tap & hold’ contextual functionality
  • The client is completely fingertip-operated, no stylus required
  • Functions both in landscape and portrait views
  • Message previews in the inbox view
  • Displays address book contact photos in messages

Nokia 5800 Hits v21.0.025 – Update Selectively Available

The Nokia 5800 has just received a new firmware in the form of version 21.0.025, up from the earlier v20.0.012. The new firmware has limited availability so far and is currently only available for following HK product codes – 0575407, 0575408, 0581337.

New Nokia 5800 Firmware v 21

The firmware according to Nokia Addict brings faster bootup times, a snappier performance overall and for the camera as well. Jump over for the user generated changelog. The 5800 features user data preservation so you can update without worrying about your data, however a backup is still recommended.

Also, if you like to keep all your software updated, then it may be of interest to you that the Nokia PC Suite has received a minor update as well. It is now upto 7.1.26.0.

Two Nokia 5800 Rumours I’d Like To See Come True

The Nokia 5800 has been a huge hit worldwide, the sales figures have surprised most people. The first S60 Touch device from Nokia was supposed to be an experiment which would pave the way for the Nseries flagship. However, it has turned out to be quite a good device which suffers from just a few follies.

The two aspects I didn’t really like were the resistive touchscreen, which isn’t as responsive as we’d like it to be, and the second being the waste of the screen’s real estate. Two rumors have surfaced that might just right these wrongs.

The first is that Nokia is prepping a variant of the Nokia 5800 that would have a capacitive touchscreen. According to DigiTimes, Nokia’s initial orders of new capacitive touchscreens will result in the production of two million 5800 handsets, with shipments of the new version to begin in May-June. They further go on to state that Nokia is also expected to roll out more models with capacitive touch panels, including ultra-thin and QWERTY versions, starting the third quarter.

While this is music to my ears, I’m not sure putting in the capacitive touchscreen is a simple matter of swapping and replacing. But if Nokia actually do this, the 5800 will rock even harder. A typographical error (or what?) in a recent Ovi suite survey lists the Nokia 5800 and Nokia 5800 Xpress Music as two separate devices, and this might further fuel our hopes.

Nokia 5800 Running The N97's Firmware

The second rumour shows pictures of a 5800 running the N97’s widget enabled firmware. These may easily be fake and just a standard screenshot loaded in the full screen mode, but if someone has actually managed to do this – wonderful. The 5800 desperatly needs better homescreen settings and kinetic scrolling, at the very least.

Nokia 5800 NAM Gets V20 Via The NSU

Nokia 5800 NAM Gets V20 Via The NSUThe North American version of the Nokia 5800 that recently started selling again has received a major firmware update in the form of v20.2.014. The update is available via the NSU and should brings updates and bug fixes similar to the v20 that the Euro/APAC 5800 version was blessed with a month earlier.

Unfortunately, the change log isn’t available yet. Here are some of the updates that are expected to be included in the 5800 NAM’s v20 Firmware:

  • Faster operation, speed improvements for Java apps as well.
  • Geo-Tagging support for both camera and the video recorder.
  • Gallery loads much faster.
  • Improvements to the camera.
  • New music and download icons
  • Better touch sensitivity.
  • Flash applications now have a D-pad, like the java ones.
  • Improvements to Mass Storage profile stability.
  • 3 new application have been added.  “app.update” (in the application menu), “Dictionary” and Search (for files and media in storage and web).
  • Better bass reproduction.
  • Ability to edit the Artist, Album, Genre etc in the Music Player.
  • Zoom, Full Screen and Pan options for Flash video.
  • Much faster screen rotation.
  • Voice recorded files now show up in the Sounds folder in the Gallery.

Nokia Has Just Impressed Me Big Time

Five minutes back I received a call from a Nokia representative, she wanted to know if it was a good time to talk. Luckily I wasn’t in class and could talk. She said she was calling in regard to my recently purchased Nokia 5800 Xpress Music device. She wanted to know if I was facing any problems with the device?

Nokia Has Just Impressed Me Big Time

Since I have one of the first few batches of the device, I have faulty earpiece, a problem Nokia has acknowledged themselves. So I told her about the issue and the general lack of volume from the earpiece. Next, she said that Nokia was aware of the problem and would like to help get it fixed pronto. Her next question was whether I was okay with a Nokia Service center nearby to my place getting in touch with me in order to fix the earpiece. She also said they would try and get the job done as soon as possible.

Brilliant.

Something like this goes a long way in enhancing customer satisfaction, at least in my book. Everyone can make a mistake but acknowledging it and trying to make sure that customers get the fix too is commendable. Has any one of you go such a call?

Or is it only a Nokia India thing considering the huge sales the device has enjoyed here? Whatever it may be, the bad press has surely got Nokia on its feet!

An Investigation Into The 5800’s Earpiece Woes

Russian website Mobile-Review has been looking into the Nokia 5800’s earpiece woes and has produced a lengthy account of its investigation and the subsequent conclusion. They even have an official statement from Nokia.

Nokia 5800 Earpiece

They used multiple 5800’s in different settings and have come up with the following:

  • How long the phone is going to work before its earpiece breaks down depends on various factors and has nothing to do with the defect of the top right corner of the casing;
  • All broken earpieces have knobby contact surfaces (we examined them with an electron microscope) as well as scuffs all over juncture points;
  • As a rule the 5800’s earpiece works for at least a month before giving up the ghost.

The key conclusion being:

  • The failure occurred only when a working phone was placed in the box with the above mentioned air humidity level, our reference sample that spent two weeks in the same box, but was turned off, didn’t show any signs of this problem.

Basically, the earpieces were faulty and Nokia changed its earpiece suppliers in late January so therefore 5800s made (not bought) February 2009 onwards should be just fine. If you have a 5800 made before then, it is probable that you have a faulty earpiece. The simple solution to this problem is to hand over your 5800 to the Nokia Service Center and get the earpiece replaced.