Everyone’s favourite feature phone, the Nokia 3310 is back and it’s now available in Malaysia. The throwback device was announced a few months ago at MWC 2017 and you can have it as early as next week.
If it wasn’t clear before it will be now as popular messaging application WhatsApp is stopping support for several older operating systems, including one that had its latest phone launch in Malaysia less than a year ago.
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WhatsApp Web is now live and ready to use on your desktop computer. This is made possible on Chrome and setting it up is as easy as scanning a QR code from your mobile device. In terms of availability, it currently works on Android, Windows Phone, Blackberry, BlackBerry 10 and Nokia S60. Sorry iPhone users, it isn’t available due to platform limitation.
For this to work, make sure you’re having the latest WhatsApp version (Android: 2.11.498) and you’ll find a new “WhatsApp Web” option in the menu. If it doesn’t show up, it might take a while or you can try restarting your phone.
Today Microsoft has officially acquired Nokia and the Finnish phone manufacturer is now known as Microsoft Mobile. To reflect the change of ownership and name, the Nokia logo at their Finland Head Quarters is finally taken down and it will be replaced with Microsoft as shown above.
With Windows Phone being a main priority for Microsoft, loyal Lumia users would expect more innovation in order to stay ahead of the smart phone race. Stephen Elop in his open letter also pledges continued commitment in supporting its current line up of feature phones, Asha devices as well as the newly announced Nokia X range. While Nokia as a company no longer exists, the Nokia brand is expected to be continue for its non-Lumia devices.
You can read Stephen’s open letter over here.
The Nokia 808 PureView has created a lot of buzz with its epic 41MP camera. A worthy successor of the Nokia N8, the Nokia 808 PureView is a mobile photography marvel that boasts a biggest sensor with the highest megapixel count ever for a smart phone.
Figures aside, let’s take a look at some sample photos that were released by Nokia. The result is simply impressive and the earlier suggested theory behind the teaser was right after all. Head after the break and be amazed! Be warned, the original photos are 10-12MB each.
UPDATE: Nokia 808 PureView Sample Photos here.
Nokia has finally revealed its super camera phone with the Nokia 808 PureView which was earlier teased as a Nokia N8 successor. The Nokia 808 PureView comes with a colossal 41MP sensor with Carl Zeiss optics which widens the gap with other rival camera phones.
While having a 41MP censor, it actually takes 38MP photos at 4:3 aspect ratio and 34MP photos at 16:9. On most camera phones, zooming in would normally distort the image by over-scaling. With the Nokia 808 Pureview, zooming in for 5MP-8MP will appear lossless, maintaining its true details. For full HD 1080p videos, you could zoom up to 4X without losing any details.
Just like the N8, it comes with Xenon Flash but in addition, it also comes with assisted LED for videoshooting in the dark. For audio, the 808 PureView has Rich Recording that boasts CD-like quality which is capable of recording stereo sound up to 140-145db. That’s 4X louder than conventional mics which is greatly appreciated in extreme audio conditions such as concerts.
On the smart phone aspect, the Nokia 808 runs on Symbian Belle with a 1.3GHz single core processor, 512MB RAM with 16GB of on board storage that’s expandable with microSD. The front features a 4″ AMOLED display that does 640×360 resolution with Gorilla Glass. With a big bulge for the lens, the 808 PureView is 17.95mm thick and weighs 169 grams. There’s also HDMI, DLNA, NFC & a built-in FM Transmitter.
The Nokia 808 PureView is priced at €450 which is about RM1800, and it is expected to ship in May 2012. It’s a pity that it doesn’t run on Windows Phone and the screen resolution of 640×360 is rather low compared to what its camera could do.
Head after the break for more details & video demos.
Nokia has announced its global roll out of the latest Symbian Belle update for Nokia X7, N8, C6-01, C7, E7, E6 and Nokia Oro. For Nokia 500 users, the update will be available much later in couple of weeks time. This is the 2nd Symbian^3 upgrade right after Anna rolled out about 6 months ago.
Symbian Belle aims to offer refreshed new experience on the same Symbian device. So what’s new? Belle now offers 6 customisable home screens, a new notifications bar with power toggle switches and an enhanced new Nokia Maps.
To upgrade to Belle, you would need to connect your Nokia device to the PC via Nokia Suite which is downloadable here. In terms of availability, Malaysian users should be able to update right now as indicated on their Belle availability page.
Head after the break for the step by step video.
Nokia has released the Nokia 603, which also runs on their latest Symbian Belle. Like the earlier Nokia trio – Nokia 600, 700 and 701, the new Nokia 603 is powered by a 1GHz processor and it is also NFC enabled.
The device measures 113.5mm x 57.1mm x 12.7mm and it weighs 106.7g. Compared to the Nokia 600, it is slightly taller and wider due to its larger 3.5″ Clear Black Display but it is slimmer by 0.3mm. The screen offers a nHD resolution of 640×360. There’s a 5MP at the back which supports 720p HD video recording. In terms of connectivity, it supports the usual Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi and 3G HSDPA with download speeds up to 14.4Mbps.
The Nokia 603 is available in both Black and White colours with back covers that comes in a variety of 6 colours. It is priced at about €200 before tax which is approximately RM867.
Head after the break for promo video and details.
The Nokia 600 is Nokia’s loudest smartphone ever with a dedicated speaker that’s rated at 106 Phons. The music oriented device features a curved back design and a 100g overall weight. The 3.2-inch nHD screen on the 600 pushes out 640×360 pixel resolution and comes with 2GB internal storage. The 600 also comes with a 5MP camera rear camera that shoots 720p HD videos. The Nokia 600 retails for RM740 outright.
The Nokia 700 is Nokia’s smallest smartphone. Weighing in at a smidgen under 100g, the 600 is 110mm long, 50.7mm wide and 9.7mm thick. Despite its diminutive dimensions, the Nokia 700 features a 3.2-inch Clear Black AMOLED display with Gorilla glass. In addition, you get 2GB of on board storage and a 5MP camera at the back which supports 720p HD videos. The Nokia 700 is also Nokia’s greenest phone with all the materials used in the device being 100% recyclable. The Nokia 700 retails for RM1,025.
Look out for our first impressions soon.
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First announced in August 24, Nokia’s brightest phone, the Nokia 701 is now here in Malaysia.
The C7 lookalike Nokia 701 boasts the distinction of having the brightest screen of any smartphone with a display capable of pushing out 1000nits, 300nits brighter than the former display brightness king, the LG Optimus Black at 700nits while the Retina Display on the iPhone 4 pushes a luminance of just 500nits.
The 701 features a 3.5-inch IPS LCD ClearBlack Display (640×360 pixel) which is also toughen by Gorilla Glass. Powering the Symbian Belle device is a 1Ghz processor with 512MB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. Imaging is comes in the form of an 8MP rear camera with dual-LED flash capable of shooting 720p HD video and a VGA front-facing unit.
The Nokia retails for RM1,130 outright and is available now.