Monday, March 22, 2010

Win with Ovi maps

Has Ovi maps helped you get out of a sticky situation? Share your experience to win every week one of the following Nokia GPS smartphones:
  • Nokia N97 mini with the latest Ovi Maps v 3.03, a car holder and a car charger; or
  • Nokia X6 with the latest Ovi Maps v 3.03, a car holder and a car charger; or
  • Nokia E72 with the latest Ovi Maps v 3.03, a car holder and a car charger.
The winners will be announced on March 30th 2010, April 6th 2010,  April 13th 2010 and April 20th 2010. You can read the stories at

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Hows your Nokia E63 reception?

I have found reception with 3 a little frustrating but I cannot figure out whether it is the carrier or the phone. I would often experience drop outs and broken reception, to the point that I am tempted to see if the Nokia E63 flies. As you are all mainly E63 users, I thought it would be interesting to get your feedback. How do you find the phone reception on the Nokia E63? what is the most common issues you have? if you would like to comment on a phone that is not the Nokia E63, please ensure that you state the model.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Quick Nokia E72 Pros and Cons

I know many of you would like a quick, easy review on the E72 so here's a shorter version.

- 3.5mm headphones jack
- much faster processor
- 5.0 megapixel camera
- better keypad than E71 and E63
- OCR scanner (take photo of business cards to add to contacts)!
- customisable snooze length for alarm!
- voice search for music
- accelerometer included so you can turn-over-to-silence (incoming calls, alarms)
- torch (hold down spacebar for a little while)
- in-built compass as well as GPS means more features possible

- keypad edges not too smooth
- quite a plain look
- still looking..

Australia Availability of E72
- Virgin E72 on $49 cap
- Optus E72 on $69 cap
- Three E72 $10 per month on $29 cap
- Vodafone E72 $10 per month on $49 cap
- Telstra E72 not available

Have you noticed anything else? What would you would like to know about the E72?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Three introducing unlimited 3-to-3 calls

Click to see enlarged price guide for 3 new caps

Vodafone and partner, Three Australia are changing their mobile phone cap plan as of tomorrow with unlimited free calls to other three users included in their new cap plans that are $29 and higher. Currently there is nothing on the website about these plans but check back tomorrow.

The trade-off is that calls will now be charged per minute at 90c. This means that if you talk to someone not on 3 for 1 minute and 3 seconds, it will cost $2.15 (two minutes + 35c flagfall). The plans are expected to be rolled out tomorrow (Thursday 11th March 2010). Remember to take advantage of the  $64 cashback offer and get someone else on three to refer you for an extra $25 as well.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Nokia user's response to Google 5 tips for using Buzz

Official Google Mobile Blog5 tips for using Google Buzz on your phone

Just had a look at the article by Google about Buzzing on your mobile phone but some of the items do not apply to Nokia phone users, at least as far as I can figure out. We'll take them in turn and then reply in red.

1. Search for a place to post from

Tagging a post with your location is easy and fun. You can just tap the location box in the posting screen to add a place name or an address. Or, you can search for a place. Click ">" in the location box and scroll down a bit to find the search box. This will allow you to search for places nearby and tag your post with that location. You can only post from the location determined by Google using GPS or with a Nokia E63 mobile phone tower triangulation.

2. Learn more about a tagged place
When you see a location tag and the little red pin attached to someone's post, you might want to learn more about that place. Click 'Show map' to see the address of that place and a small map, which you can tap to see a bigger, fully functional map. You can also click the place link to view business details, reviews, photos, and more. Clicking on a location within a buzz will tell you more about the location and even give you the opportunity to get direction to the location, see whats nearby, add a star or call up the location on your mobile.

3. Choose to share privately or publicly
The Google Buzz web app provides options to share your post publicly on the web or privately with the groups you select. To create a new group to share privately, you'll need to visit Buzz in Gmail or from your computer. Your location is attached to your post by default, either as an address or a place. If you don't want it attached, you can simply tap the 'Remove location' link. Next time you post, we will remember your choices for the sharing option (public or private) and for the location tagging option (whether or not to include location). For Nokia users, currently you have no choice but to buzz only from the location determined by Google. You are also unable to remove the location link. This may change in later builds.

4. View mobile profiles and follow new people
You'll often find interesting public posts or comments made by people you're not following yet. If you'd like to start following them, simply tap on their name to visit their mobile profile page, click the 'Buzz' tab, and tap 'Follow'. The 'Contact Info' tab includes info pulled from their public Google profile that they've chosen to share and any additional info you may have about them in your contacts, making it easy for you to contact them with one click. For Nokia E63 users, you can only view the person's buzz and reply to their buzz. Your location from which you reply will not be revealed.

5. Auto-finish @reply
When you want to include someone in a post or comment, you can use the @reply feature. On mobile devices, simply type "@user", which will be automatically expanded to "" for you. This will save you time typing on the phone. This feature is currently not supported in the Nokia E63.

E63 won't reply SMS

I am not sure how many of you have been experiencing a similar problem with your Nokia E63. When I receive an SMS from someone, when I open up a reply, the keyboard doesn't work. The only button that works is the home button but otherwise, there is no way for me to type the SMS reply. Is this a problem with the most recent firmware? I am using 200.21.012 on a Nokia E63-3 RM-450 (use *#0000# to find out). Would like to hear from you all :)

* PS - Just wondering.. why is the department of transport advertising the dangers of speeding on a Nokia blog?

Best Nokia Reviews Win the E72 Trial for our 100th post

We have decided the winners of the Nokia E72 trials are Omar Alvarez from California, USA and KJ Loh from the island nation of Singapore. Congratulations to both of you and we will arrange with Nokia for your trial over email. Here are what they thought of their current phones and we look forward to hearing what they think of the Nokia E72. 

Nokia E63 review 

MY nokia e63 is an amazing phone, like every phone it has some pros and some cons. some of the pros include a bright screen, a cool featured flashlight, flash camera pictures, Quick office (document, worksheet, and presentation), it has a common headphone jack, WIFI, qwerty keyboard, easy button functions.

some of the cons include the menus are a bit hard to get by, the customization of the phone is a tad bit difficult, there is no easy to get to volume control.

Overall i love my phone, it is an amazing piece of art. despite the cons, the phone is very sleek and unique. everything you need in a smartphone is there and even more. what more could you want?

My thoughts on this blog are just amazed. this blog has given me ideas and help for my phone. i love it. 

Nokia 5630XM review 

I am using a nokia 5630xm. Although it is a xm phone but i'm using at no less a e-series ( by the way, my previous phone was a e65) from a glance, this phone seems small but to me it has no lag on me, responsive, the keyboard touch is good for me. And after using quite some time i still feel it is sturdy and solid with no less sensitivity.

i use the phone extensively with the built-in applications as well as third third party applications. They complement each other. I'm using my phone in day to day basis for office email and calendar by mail for exchange, personal email using nokia messaging, surf net using opera, twittering using gravity, snaptu, navigate using google maps.

There are other features that i like very much. i get home media to work streaming music from my home server to the phone. That is so cool! Well i'm not sure gd its because me my old LAN. I do like the streaming to be faster so that i can start to stream movie. the ovi share file work nicely too.

the only i am so nagging about and also hope nokia can do it is to standardised the application or shorten the time for a application to be available to all platform. We just feel so left out for many great beta that only available on newer phone.

Frankly i am new to my e63 rather i'm familiar with mye65, i find you have are very important source.
The information in it allow me to use my phone the fullest. I'm so looking to have a chance to get a hand on the latest application.

I'm from singapore.
kj loh
Sent from my Nokia phone

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