As a Nokia Comes with Music user, I received an email today announcing that the Comes with Music service will soon become a part of Ovi and will be titled Ovi Music Unlimited. ”With a new name and a sleek new look that is easier to use, with Ovi Music Unlimited you’ll still have access to millions of free tracks, plus, a faster, easier way to browse, search and download music.” India has already seen this transition from Comes with Music to OMU (Ovi Music Unlimited), as have a few others, and it seems that Nokia is continuing to re-brand its Comes with Music services with UK consumers.
Ovi Music Unlimited will soon become the new face for Comes with Music, adding to Nokia’s impressive Ovi portfolio. If or when I get updated on this transition I’ll be sure to keep you updated, so stay tuned.
Nokia C6 Firmware Ported To Nokia 5800
The guys over at PNHT.org have managed to port the Nokia C6 firmware over onto the Nokia 5800. The video shows the fully working C6 firmware, which also works on the Nokia 5530. The firmware won’t be released anytime soon as it still needs to be put through some tests. But you can check out the cool video demo after the break.
Nokia N8 Video Review | Part 3 Of 3
A little sooner than we expected, but here it is, the third and final part of the Nokia N8 video review by Nokia. In this video, Chris Bennetts takes us through the Nokia N8‘s multimedia features, focusing more on the music and video side of things. He also gives a quick demo of the HDMI TV-Out feature, and explains how it can also be controlled using practically any bluetooth remote. Does this include the PS3 joypad? I’m not too sure, but hit the jump and let us know what you think. You can also watch Part 1 and Part 2 here.
Nokia N8 Video Review | Part 2 Of 3
The Nokia N8 is nearing its official release and what better way to get excited than a few hands on tutorials of some of its features. The first video we showed you by Chris Bennetts, Senior Project Manager at Nokia, focused more on the devices connectivity and the customisation limits. Today he gives a thorough walkthrough on the photography features, the video and image editor in particular. It’s an exciting prospect when you consider the quality of content you’ll able to capture with the device’s 12 MP camera and its Carl Zeiss Optics. Check out the video after the break, and stay tuned for part three next week.
Nokia C1 & Nokia C2 Unveiled | Introducing A Unique Dual SIM Connectivity Solution
At a media conference held yesterday in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, Nokia unveiled its latest Cseries mobile phones with three new products under the Nokia C1name, as well as the new dual-SIM Nokia C2 which will follow at the end of the fourth quarter of 2010.
Nokia C1 owners will benefit from a standby battery time of up to six weeks, the longest ever for a Nokia mobile phone, a standard flashlight – often someone’s only means of bright light – is paired up with a vivid color screen and FM radio with standard headphone jack, meaning the Nokia C1 is as much about entertainment as it is about convenience. The Nokia C2 features a dual SIM with dual standby capability. Along with the many capabilities of the Nokia C1, the Nokia C2 can also keep both SIM cards active; meaning calls and text messages can come to either number while the phone is on. The first SIM card on the Nokia C2 sits underneath the battery and the second is ‘hot-swappable’, a feature unique to Nokia which means it can be removed and inserted when the phone is on.
The most affordable of the Nokia C1 trio (C1-00) is priced at €30 EUR before taxes and subsidies and is the first Nokia mobile phone to feature a 2-in-1 double SIM solution. “By simply holding down a key, people are able to switch between SIM cards. This enables them to take advantage of reduced call rates, flexibility when traveling from one country to another, or helps with sharing a phone within a family and still use their own SIM,” said Alex Lambeek, Vice President at Nokia. “This is a great added convenience feature considering the low price of the phone.”
Where available, the Nokia C2 offers a wide range of information covering health care, agriculture, education and entertainment via Nokia’s Ovi Life Tools, as well as the email account for the developing world, Ovi Mail. In addition to Ovi Mail, people’s favorite consumer email and chat accounts can be pushed direct to the phone via Nokia Messaging. Listening to music is simple with the FM radio and music player, with a massive amount of music storage with the phone supporting micro-SD cards of up to 32GB.
The second and third devices in the Nokia C1 family (C1-01 and C1-02) are both single SIM products, and Nokia’s most affordable devices offering microSD compatibility, enabling people to store up to 32 GB of music, photography, or whatever other media suits them.
Both new devices bring very individual designs and exciting colors, bright color screens, web browsing over GPRS and access to Nokia web services such as Nokia Messaging. In addition, owners of the Nokia C1 (C1-01) will also be able to take video and photographs using the built-in VGA camera.
The estimated retail prices of the new Nokia mobile phones, before taxes and subsidies, are:
Nokia C1 (C1-00) – €30 EUR
Nokia C1 (C1-02) – €35 EUR
Nokia C1 (C1-01) – €39 EUR
Nokia C2 (C2-00) – €45 EUR
The Nokia C1 (C1-00) is expected to ship in the third quarter of 2010, with the Nokia C1 (C1-01) in the early fourth quarter, and the Nokia C1 (C1-02) and Nokia C2 towards the end of the fourth quarter 2010.