Here are some breif highlights from the video:
- Running on MeeGo 1.0 with tablet user experience
- Simple mode – easiest way to access applications from icons
- Panel mode – ‘more personalised, rich and dynamic environment where users have access to their own content’. Library panel for eBooks, friends panel for social network status updates, video panel for quick access to videos, image panel for image.
- There’s a demonstration of media player and playback of 720p video clip.
- Demonstration of multi-touch – zooming of images via pinch and five finger multi-touch in a finger paint application.
- Battery lifetime of ‘around 6 hours’.
- Multi-tasking of applications, with a task-switcher bar along the bottom of the screen.
Nokia N8 | USB On-The-Go Video Demo
Ever wondered what the USB on-the-go feature on Nokia’s upcoming Nseries flagship entailed of? Well check out this awesome demo to see what the Nokia N8 is capable of in this department. Not only can you connect a USB memory stick to your device and access all its data, you can also connect other smartphones, and access their data as you would with a flash drive. All I can say right now is that there is no need for an app for that!
Nokia N8 Video Review | Part 1 Of 3
The Nokia N8 is by far the most anticipated device for all Nokia fans, from the most impressive spec sheet yet, advanced photography features and new Symbian^3 OS. Well, we’ve so far seen leaked images, video functionalities and more, however now we bring you a three part review courtesy of Nokia Itself. In this first video Chris Bennetts, Senior Project Manager at Nokia talks through the Nokia N8’s homescreen, demonstrating the customisable abilities of the handset, true multitasking that makes running multiple apps a breeze, the lighting-fast onscreen keyboard, email and messaging, Internet and browser capabilities and finally maps and navigation. Check out the full walkthrough of the new Nokia N8 after the break, and stay tuned for part two and three next week.
Google Buzz For Mobile Now Available For Nokia’s Symbian Devices
Back in February, Google launched its fairly successful Google Buzz for mobile service, a tool to start conversations when you are out and about. Currently this service was only available for the iPhone OS and Android 2.0+, however Google have just announced an XHTML version of the Buzz website which can be accessed from many other mobile devices, including those running Nokia’s Symbian OS.
Simply type buzz.google.com into your browser. Then when you log in using your password, you will be able to view the stream of buzz posts, post publicly or privately, comment or like a post, and more. You can also tag your post with your location, however Google have confirmed that location features may not work on some devices. Google Buzz for mobile is now available in 37 languages through buzz.google.com.
Spitfire For S60v3 & S60v5 | Record Anything, Anytime, Anywhere
Spitfire by Lionear Ltd is a loop-based audio recording and remixing application for mobile devices and it is currently available for Symbian S60 3rd and 5th Edition devices. It has four tracks for audio playback; audio can be either recorded through the device mic or loaded from a library of preset loops. Besides operating as a standalone app, Spitfire provides upload functionality for sending your tracks into Spitfireplayer.com. Check out the video demo after the break to find out more.
Project Nike | A Nokia/Yahoo Partnership Rumoured
Nokia has collaborated with a some big names over the last couple of months, with likes of Intel and Microsoft recently hopping aboard the mothership, in an aim to strengthen its provision of devices and services. The latest organisation to be targeted by the mobile phone giants is Yahoo!.
According to several sources, Internet service provider Yahoo! has stated that it is set to hold a press conference on Monday to announce the partnership. The tagline to this conference reads: “Please join Yahoo! CEO Carol Bartz for an exciting announcement about providing global consumers with rich online and mobile experiences, and bringing forward a new era in keeping consumers connected.”
The rumours suggest that the idea behind this partnership, codenamed ‘Project Nike’, is that Nokia will pre-install certain Yahoo services onto its phones and broaden its service offering. We’ll keep you posted on this once we find out more.