A little while back I wrote a N82 and N95 8GB comparison to pick out a winner and although close but the 8GB won. When we look at the Eseries for a flagship, there is only one device looking us in the face, the E90. While Nseries has a tendency of churning out flagship devices at a quick clip, this isn’t quite the case with Eseries. Traditionally Eseries has been all business with poor cameras, the old pop port, not so great music and so on while the Nseries has been all of that and then some more. When the E90 came out, it bridged this gap, at least theoretically with a 3.2 auto focus camera, stereo speakers, A2DP, GPS almost everything that one looks for in a music phone. But is it enough to make a long time Nseries owner jump ship?
This post pits two unlikely phones, flasgships of two different series against each other and we try and pick a winner.
Continue reading A Clash Of The Titans: But Does The Winner Take All?
The N95 8GB or the N95-2 is the successor to the N95 Classic (N95-1). A lot has been already said about the device both positive and negative; it has generally been dubbed as Nokia’s answer to the loads of complaints people have had with the original. Now being a device which benefited from public feedback, Nokia had to get this right. This post investigates how successful has it been in the endeavour.
Continue reading Reflections – N95 8GB: Complete Rundown
We had previously reported about the upcoming N95 8GB firmware v20.0.016, the good news is that it is now available via the Nokia Software Updater (via: AAS). The firmware as usual brings us some bug fixes and improvements, but this time it brings a new feature too – Automatic accelerometer based screen rotation a.k.a. the N82. Other changes include:
- Improvements in HTML format handling from Gmail IMAP server.
- WLAN, BT and USB connectivity improvements.
- Improvements to the Switch application.
- Stability in the Gallery when there is a lot of content.
- Startup functionality improvements
- The browser also gets some attention with improvements to embedded video functionality while sending email via browser flash plugin.
Make sure you do a full backup before flashing via NSU and it is best to re-install applications and only restore contacts, calender, notes and bookmarks. This firmware as always will still not be available for operator branded handsets and for some product codes. Full changelog after the break.
Continue reading N95 8GB Firmware v20.0.016 Available – Automatic Screen Rotation Is A Go
There are times when pictures speak louder than words and this seems such a time. Jump over for almost 50 shots of Nokia’s flagship. Right from the slide to the screen I am really liking this device! View on Ovi!
Ladies and Gentelman its time. The N-Gage platform has just gone live, the rebirth is complete. The application is now officially available for the N81, N81 8GB, N82, N95 and N95 8GB models.
Here is the (un)official announcement from the N-Gage Blog.
“We are live! The games, the devices, and the community are all here for you to finally get your teeth into. The Forums are back up and the new N-Gage application is here. There will be an official announcement on Monday, but for you, the N-Gage faithful we wanted to let you know we’re up and running! So come join our moderators in the Forums for our launch party, and start enjoying the next generation of mobile gaming.”
Meanwhile Ricky Cadden reports that the installation takes a long time and does not include any games and that the application works on the US N95-3 also. The showroom menu has the following games up for download. I personally am looking forward to Asphalt 3. What were you waiting for?
System Rush Evolution
Asphalt 3: Street Rules
World Series Poker
Continue reading Its Time To N-Gage – The Platform Goes Live
SF has the scoop on the the upcoming N95 8GB firmware v20.0.016. It will finally bring automatic screen rotation a.k.a. the N82. As usual there will be bug fixes and other stability and performance enhancements too. Chief among those are:
– Improvements in HTML format handling from Gmail IMAP server.
– WLAN, BT and USB connectivity improvements.
– Improvements to the Switch application.
– Stability in the Gallery when there is a lot of content.
– Startup functionality improvements
– The browser also gets some attention with improvements to embedded video functionality while sending email via browser flash plugin.
The firmware will be available soon across Nokia service centers and also via the NSU. Complete changelog after the break.
Continue reading New N95 8GB Firmware v20.0.016 Changelog Out – Firmware Awaited