Battery information on your device is very critical especially if you’re heading somewhere without any charging source. Knowing what’s using your battery also helps in identifying what activity is sucking the most juice. There hasn’t been a proper way of finding out apart from gauging roughly with those battery bars.
To manage your battery resource, Nokia has released an application called the Nokia Battery App. Developed together with VTT Technical Research Centre, this app will help you understand your battery usage in the most simplest terms by giving you a estimated time remainder for different uses such as Talk, Music and Web Browsing. You can even add this as a widget on the home screen too. Apart from that, there’s even a nice little statistic feature which shows you how you’ve been using your battery so far. This is pretty much similar to the battery usage found on Android devices today.
With this app, you could possibly plan ahead your next charge and learn how to conserve your device energy better. Of course like any monitoring app, its accuracy may not be 100% but at least this gives you some form of reference for your usage. It is available for Nokia Symbian^3 and S60 5th edition devices which is downloadable from the Ovi Store here.
Check out our screenshots from a Nokia N8 after the jump
Nokia N8 and other Symbian^3 devices can now have a piece of Angry Birds fun! You can download Angry Birds for Nokia Symbian^3 on Ovi store. There are 2 version, the LITE version and the FULL paid version at US$2.29.
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For those who don’t know what Swype is, it’s the fastest way to type on mobile devices. It is such a big hit among Android users and devices such as Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab already have Swype pre-installed. Earlier on, Swype also made an appearance for S60 5th Edition for Touch via Nokia beta labs.
Nokia N8 and C7 users can get Swype from the OVI store or download directly here.
The limitation now however is that it only works in landscape mode.
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Maxis has finally revealed its Nokia N8 bundling on their site. It goes for as low as RM999 over 24 months data contract on top of existing Value Plan 50 plans and above. If 24 months is too long, there’s a 18 months and 12 months option that offers the device for RM1149 and RM1299 respectively. Maxis data plans starts from RM58/month for 500MB and up to RM88/month for 3GB quota.
Nokia N8 is the current top of the range Symbian^3 device you could get at the moment with a retail price of RM1699. Running the latest Symbian^3 OS, this would be the game changer for Nokia to face off the likes of iPhones, Androids and most recently Windows Phone 7 devices.
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We couldn’t make it to both launches today but the word on the official pricing is out. The first part of the morning, Microsoft has launched Windows Phone 7 in Malaysia with the HTC HD7 and HTC 7 Mozart. The HTC HD7 that’s exclusive to Maxis is going for RRP RM2399 while the HTC 7 Mozart is going for a RM2099.
Next, the pricing of the anticipated Nokia N8 has been revealed too. As we roughly estimated earlier, the Nokia N8 goes for RRP RM1690 while the Nokia C7 was announced with RRP RM1490.
More details later as soon as we get it.
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Nokia Research Labs has been working on a prototype called Plug and Touch which extends its TV output capabilities to the next level. With your normal HDTV set up, it is possible to have “touch input” despite having no touch input capabilities.
This is made possible with the app’s hand gestures and “touch” recognition via the Nokia N8’s 12MP Camera. Although it is not a finished product but we admit, it is pretty good for a proof of concept. Imagine doing presentations or surf the web on your TV with this thing.
Check out the demo video after the jump.
If you’re unconvinced with Nokia N8‘s HD video shooting capabilities, wait till you see this. Nokia showcased a video titled Dot, which is the world’s smallest stop-motion animation character shot on a Nokia N8.
Of course this isn’t the Nokia N8 alone as the fine details were assisted by CellScope technology, which is basically a microscope attached to the device. Put that together with Nokia N8’s 12MP camera and its Carl Zeiss optics, you’ll get a fantastic video.
Watch the video right after the break.
Nokia claims it’s new AMOLED with Clear Black Display trumps all other display technologies when it comes to visibility under direct sunlight.
Engadget has put up a side-by-side comparison between Nokia’s latest E7 with the iPhone 4 Retina Display and although we have some reservations on the accuracy of the camera’s ability to capture accurately what our eyes can under direct sunlight – taking into account polarisation and everything – but we’ll agree that there’s barely a discernible difference between the two display technologies.
Check out the video on Engadget’s site.
Nokia’s recently introduced C6, C7 and E7 comes with a Clear Black Display (CBD). The engadget team that was covering the Nokia World 2010 event managed to compare a prototype E7 against the iPhone 4.
According to engadget, the iPhone 4’s 3.5″ retina display at 960×640 seems to have noticeable blue warmth and it isn’t as vibrant or bright as the CBD. However the CBD does seem to be oversaturated.
From their short play, they reported that the Nokia E7’s AMOLED is just as good as the Samsung Galaxy S‘s Super AMOLED screen. We’ve yet to see its true potential outdoors considering CBD’s true strength lies on visibility under sunlight. Check out more comparison shots after the jump.
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Several hours ago Nokia has announced several new smartphones – Nokia C6, Nokia C7 and the Nokia E7 at Nokia World 2010. This as an important event where Nokia showcase its latest offering in today’s smartphone arena. All 3 smartphones are running the latest Symbian^3 operating system and offers 8 Megapixel cameras with 720p HD video recording capabilities. Read on to find out more.