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Free Navigation Comes To The E71 & E66

‘You spoke, we listened’ is what the Nokia Conversations post detailing the free navigation offering for the E71 and E66 starts with and I have got to say that this is phenomenal news for all you E71 and E66 owners. You can now enjoy free worldwide pedestrian and car navigation on your E71 or E66 along with all the other benefits of Ovi Maps such as side loading of maps and the ability to use them without a data connection.

Free Global Navigation Comes To The E71 & E66

The only things missing from the offering are Michelin and Lonely Planet guides, an almost non issue. Why I am specially pumped about this news is because in my experience the E71 had stellar GPS performance.

The process of making the latest version of Ovi Maps available for existing devices is quite involved, but the team managed to include complete navigation functionality. Due to technical constraints in backporting the app to existing devices, it isn’t possible to offer further premium content such as Guide Michelin and Lonely Planet guides. These two devices will also be the last of our S60 3.1 and older devices to sport this version of Ovi Maps.

The free navigation edition of the Ovi Maps application is available from the maps.nokia.com website, in case you are reading on the go, I have managed to extract the direct download link. If you read through the quote, you will notice that the E71 and E66 will be the last S60 Feature Pack 1 devices to get this offering. Sad news for those of you with N82’s or N95’s.

The Nokia E72 v E71 Head To Head

The E72 press release itself stated that it was designed to build on the success of the E71. It in many ways in very similar to the E71 – dimensions, weight, form factor and so on, infact show the E71 and E72 to a layman on the street and chances are he’ll be at a loss to identify separately.

But there is quite a bit to the E72 that is new. The faster 600 mhz processor, feature pack 2 with all the fancy UI and under the hood improvements, a 3.5mm jack, a very good 5 Megapixel Camera and a few more things. But how good is it? Is it really worth the upgrade?

We find out in the following video.

Changelog For The E71 & E66 v300.21.012 Firmware

The complete changelog is now available for the new v300 firmware that came out for both the E71 and the E66 on July 2nd. Amongst other things, the update is expected to improve camera quality on the E71, however it blocks the ‘hack’ on both devices.

So have a look at the changes and decide for yourself if you want to update.

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Nokia E71 FW 300.21.012

PURPOSE

  • This release is a major feature release and also was intended to correct main complaints from Customers and Operators

NEW FUNTIONALITY:

  • Mail for Exchange 2.9
  • Numonyx USB Flashing support
  • Gimlet 5.2 (v 9.5.2.66)
  • Turkish SMS Support
  • Support for Rapido Yawe 1.15
  • Myspace, Youtube and Facebook support (NA for HK and Taiwan variants)
  • User experience improvements
  • Increased robustness of the Home Key functionality. This helps avoid the problem of Home key not opening the menu

CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Improved Switch application functionality
  • Internet Radio 1.15 Increased Functionality and Stability
  • VoIP upgrade Improved functionality and stability
  • Download Client 3.2 Greater stability and improved functionality
  • Email Setup Wizard Update Supports Gimlet 5.2
  • Simplified MMS Notification handling support
  • Support for conference numbers longer than 24 digits
  • Improvements in Browser for seamless YouTube support
  • Language menu can be accessed when Chinese Language is used
  • Bug fixes for the NokiaPC Internet AccessApplication
  • Improved BT headset connectivity
  • Many functionality and Stability improvements in MfE

GENERAL

  • Stability and functionality improvements
  • Increased robustness in handling SMS
  • Updated Time zones
  • Updated Operator names database
  • Localisation improvements
  • Updated Startup settings
  • Security Updates and vulnerability fixes
  • Phone not suspending packet data connection when receiving call Fixed
  • Many bug fixes for MyNokia feature
  • Minor audio related bugs fixed
  • Updated helps

BROWSER

  • Minor stability improvements

CALL HANDLING

  • Minor improvements in Call handling and quality

CALENDAR

  • Stability and Minor Functionality improvements

CONNECTIVITY

  • WLAN functionality Improvements
  • Fix to prevent Wifi Certification issues when Wifi alliance moves to Win 2008 as the test server
  • Fix for the one way audio problem seen in Cisco VoIP client
  • Memory leak fixes

CONTACTS/PHONEBOOK

  • Minor UI Improvements
  • Stability and functionality improvements for search functionality

EMAIL

  • Mail for Exchange upgraded from 2.7.22 to 2.9.158
  • Gimlet updated to v5
  • Email setup wizard updated
  • Support for Exchange Server 2007 in MfE
  • Many functionality and stability improvements in MfE
  • Robust Synchronisation of Calendar and email items

INTERNET RADIO

  • Improved functionality
  • Increased application stability

LOCATION/GPS

  • Increased A-GPS stability
  • Better stability in location services

MESSAGING

  • Usability improvements

QWERTY KEYBOARD

  • Usability improvements
  • Keyboard mapping corrections

SMS

  • Support for receiving more SMSs. Allows more than 4000 messages in inbox

SWITCH APPLICATION

  • Application updates and many stability and functionality improvements

VOIP / SIP

  • Many Usability, stability and functionality improvements

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Nokia E66 FW 300.21.012

PURPOSE

  • This release is a major feature release and also was intended to correct main complaints from Customers and Operators

NEW FUNTIONALITY:

  • Mail for Exchange 2.9
  • Numonyx USB Flashing support
  • Gimlet 5.2 (v 9.5.2.66)
  • Turkish SMS Support
  • Support for Rapido Yawe 1.15
  • Myspace, Youtube and Facebook support (NA for HK and Taiwan variants)
  • User experience improvements
  • Increased robustness of the Home Key functionality. This helps avoid the problem of Home key not opening the menu

CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Improved Switch application functionality
  • Internet Radio 1.15 Increased Functionality and Stability
  • VoIP upgrade Improved functionality and stability
  • Download Client 3.2 Greater stability and improved functionality
  • Email Setup Wizard Update Supports Gimlet 5.2
  • Simplified MMS Notification handling support
  • Support for conference numbers longer than 24 digits
  • Improvements in Browser for seamless YouTube support
  • Language menu can be accessed when Chinese Language is used
  • Bug fixes for the NokiaPC Internet AccessApplication
  • Improved BT headset connectivity
  • Many functionality and Stability improvements in MfE

GENERAL

  • Stability and functionality improvements
  • Increased robustness in handling SMS
  • Updated Time zones
  • Updated Operator names database
  • Localisation improvements
  • Updated Startup settings
  • Security Updates and vulnerability fixes
  • Phone not suspending packet data connection when receiving call Fixed
  • Many bug fixes for MyNokia feature
  • Minor audio related bugs fixed
  • Updated helps

BROWSER

  • Minor stability improvements

CALL HANDLING

  • Minor improvements in Call handling and quality

CALENDAR

  • Stability and Minor Functionality improvements

CONNECTIVITY

  • WLAN functionality Improvements
  • Fix to prevent Wifi Certification issues when Wifi alliance moves to Win 2008 as the test server
  • Fix for the one way audio problem seen in Cisco VoIP client
  • Memory leak fixes

CONTACTS/PHONEBOOK

  • Minor UI Improvements
  • Stability and functionality improvements for search functionality

EMAIL

  • Mail for Exchange upgraded from 2.7.22 to 2.9.158
  • Gimlet updated to v5
  • Email setup wizard updated
  • Support for Exchange Server 2007 in MfE
  • Many functionality and stability improvements in MfE
  • Robust Synchronisation of Calendar and email items

INTERNET RADIO

  • Improved functionality
  • Increased application stability

LOCATION/GPS

  • Increased A-GPS stability
  • Better stability in location services.

MESSAGING

  • Usability improvements

SMS

  • Support for receiving more SMSs. Allows more than 4000 messages in inbox

SWITCH APPLICATION

  • Application updates and many stability and functionality improvements

VOIP / SIP

  • Many Usability, stability and functionality improvements

[via: S-F & Spaziocellulare]

New Nokia E71 Firmware v300.21.012 Now Available

Nokia is really on a firmware rollout spree. The Nokia E71 is the latest device to get a new firmware in the form of v300.21.012, up from v200, which is available via the Nokia Software Updater. Unfortunately there’s no changlog available yet, but I’ll update this post as soon as we find out.

New Nokia E71 Firmware v300.21.012 Now Available

Since the E71 doesn’t support user data preservation, you will loose all data on your phone memory when you update, so might be wise to hang on for a little to know what you are in for before updating. If you, fire up the NSU and see if its available for your product code yet.

[Image via: Spaziocellulare]

Rumour: E71 To Get 5MP Camera & FP2

This is one rumour I can’t pass up, specially when it comes from trusted Russian insider Eldar Murtazin. According to the rumour, Nokia is apparently prepping a variant/upgrade to the E71 – the E71i which will feature a 5MP camera along with FP2. There is no word on whether it will be blessed with a 3.5mm jack as well. The announcement is expected to be around September, probably Nokia World and the handset is suppossed to come out in Brown/Mocha.

If this is true, this is great news. In fact, I was going to publish a post on what I thought would be a killer Nseries device and it had the E71 getting a makeover with a 5MP camera, 3.5mm jack, FP2(just for the USB speeds and access point prioritisation), possibly a bigger screen and the Eseries+Nseries software inside. This rumour comes quite close.

via: BGR

The Nokia E71 Hits v. 210.21.006 – Available In India

Nokia has just rolled out a 107.4 MB firmware update for the E71. Version  210.21.006 brings minor bug fixes and doesn’t seem to bring any substantial changes. The update is available via the NSU across Asia and Europe.

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The usual caveats about backing up your data etc apply, remember the E71 doesn’t have user data preservation unlike the newer FP2 devices. I’m also glad to confirm that the update is available in India as well (Thanks Faridur!).