The Nokia N900 has today received the new PR 1.3 firmware update taking it up from v10.2010.19-1 (PR 1.2) to v20.2010.36-2 (PR 1.3). This new update brings hundreds of tweaks and fixes that will make your Nokia N900 run smoother than ever. Additional features include support for Ovi Suite and Ovi Music Store. But most importantly, it brings with it the ability for developers to dual boot with Meego!!! Hit the jump to check out the full changelog. Please share your experiences with this new update in the comments below. The new firmware will gradually make its way around to you depending on your region and product code.
Nokia N900 PR 1.3 Changelog
- Nokia Ovi Suite Support has been added
- Ovi Music Store Support has been added
- Many Performance Improvements
How To Update The Firmware
There are many ways of updating the firmware on your Nokia N900. To install the software on your device using FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air), simply launch the Application Manager and click update. There you will see a Maemo5 update. If the firmware update is not immediately available via FOTA, you can also update your firmware using NSU (Nokia Software Updater) on your PC. Once you plug your device in, select the PC Suite option, ensuring that the phone has a Sim Card inserted and the profile is set to General. Some devices also support UDP (User Data Preservation), which will preserve all your data and content on your device during these updates. However we still recommend you do a full backup in order to guarantee the safety of your data. The N900 has previously wiped off some data when updating via NSU so be careful and backup your content. And don’t forget to share your thoughts and experiences with the new firmware in the comments below.
GT Racing Motor Academy HD For Symbian^3 | Gameplay Demo On The Nokia C7
Enter the fascinating world of racing simulation and access the greatest licensed content ever for a racing game, including over 100 cars from the world’s most famous manufacturers like Ferrari and Lamborghini. Take your wheels for a spin on 14 tracks including the iconic Laguna Seca, as well as urban and even rally tracks. Pass driving tests, win cups and conquer challenges to become a racing legend in GT Racing Motor Academy. And if you have the Nokia N8, simply plug your device into your HD TV via the HDMI out for the full HD experience. Watch the gameplay video demo after the break.
Behind The Scenes Report On The Commuter | A Nokia N8 Production
As some of you may already be aware, tonight is the premier of ‘The Commuter’, a short film shot entirely on the Nokia N8 and stars Dev Patel, Ed Westwick, Charles Dance and the lovely Pamela Anderson. Nokia UK’s bright and bubbly entertainment reporter Natalia speaks to the McHenry Brothers to get the inside story of this production. Hit the jump for the video.
Hands On Demo Of The Nokia E7
During Nokia World 2010 in London, we managed to to get some hands on time with the Nokia E7. This business minded ‘Communicator’ successor is BIG, with the real glass AMOLED ClearBlack display stretching up to four inches wide. Slide up the tilting screen and you will reveal a full QWERTY keyboard, an essential tool in modern communication. Hit the jump to view an exclusive preview of this Eseries flagship.
The Nokia E7 also sports a full suite of business solutions from Mail for Exchange at no extra cost to a full editing suite of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents via the Quickoffice application. With lifetime voice guided navigation pre-loaded and an eight megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording capabilities strapped to the back, this upcoming number is definitely worth holding your breath for.
T-Mobile UK Not Shipping The Nokia N8 Until November
T-Mobile has reported that they are not expected to ship the Nokia N8 until early November, despite reports suggesting an early launch date.
According to Trusted Deals, although the official T-Mobile site claimed to have had the Nokia N8 available before its official launch, it looks like those customers who’ve paid will now need to wait a further two weeks before receiving the device.
T-Mobile was set to be the first network operator in the UK to be releasing the Nokia N8. Earlier on, the UK network provider claimed to be launching the Nokia N8 before its official release date which is 22 October. But now, it seems that T-Mobile won’t be releasing the Nokia N8, which will without a doubt disappoint several customers.
If you have paid T-Mobile for your Nokia N8, let us know how you feel about this below.