Nokia have announced their latest touchscreen handset, the Nokia 5230, a "competitively priced" media device. The 5230 lacks the WiFi and true GPS of its bigger touchscreen siblings, but has the same S60 5th Edition OS, A-GPS and Ovi apps integration; it also has the social networking widgets that have proved so popular.
Nokia and AT&T have officially announced the Nokia Surge, an entry-level S60 handset with slide-out QWERTY keyboard and 3G connectivity. First spotted in pictures and video earlier this month, the Surge has a 2.4-inch 240 x 320 display and a somewhat unique form-factor among Nokia devices.
Nokia have announced a new, rugged cellphone, the 3720 classic, and to celebrate they've been kicking it around a little. Entirely leak-proof, shock-resistant and dust-sealed, the Nokia 3720 classic still squeezes in a 2-megapixel camera, Nokia Maps (on an included 1GB microSD card) and Bluetooth 2.1.
Videos of the Nokia 3720 being mistreated after the cut
Nokia have announced that their N97 flagship smartphone will go on sale worldwide this month. No word on pricing for any of the 75 countries that will soon be getting the 3.5-inch touchscreen handset, nor specific availability dates, but the UK will apparently get it on unlocked and SIM-free from Nokia themselves as of June 19th.
Nokia have thrown open the doors to their Ovi Store, making the previously limited-access download system available globally. The store can be accessed either from a Nokia web browser, at https://store.ovi.com/, or via the Ovi Store app which is available to download to "more than 50 Nokia devices" including the soon-to-arrive N97 shown here.
Nokia has just revealed that their Ovi Store will start out with a considerably larger catalog of items than their direct competitors like the iTunes App Store and the Android Market. In fact, they're starting out with about 20,000 things!
The Ovi Store is set to open in late spring, just in time for the release of the Nokia N97 smartphone in July. The "items" in the store are said to include games, general apps and even short-form videos. GPS will be used to filter content as well by city and locality.
This marks a sharp difference from the first app stores. The iTunes App Store started with only 500 apps and the Android Market started with just about 50 apps. The only problem is that Nokia is hitting some resistance from U.S. carriers in receiving full support for the Ovi Store.
Nokia have officially announced the launch of the 5800 XpressMusic in the US, a day later than predicted, where the touchscreen media-friendly handset will retail for approximately $399 before taxes and subsidies. The 5800 uses a 3.2-inch wide-aspect resistive touchscreen, and features the latest touch-friendly version of the S60 OS. There's also a 3.2-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and integrated stereo speakers.
Nokia somehow has managed to quietly release a major update for the North American (NAM) edition of the N96. This update is not like your typical bug fix; this improves everything from overall stability of the handset to improved responsiveness to the camera’s image quality.
If you like the idea of a secondary LCD screen, such as Nanovision's UM-7x0 series, but are feeling less than flushed with cash after the holidays, how about turning your Nokia Internet Tablet into a wireless sub-display? Obviously that's only helpful if you already have a Nokia Internet Tablet, but assuming that's the case there's a relatively straightforward guide at the Internet Tablet Talk forums. In effect, you use a virtual display driver called ZoneScreen to fool your Windows 2k/XP/Vista PC into treating the Tablet as another monitor.
Nokia’s first touchscreen handset, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, has finally found its way to our doorstep, and we've been playing with it for a week or so now. That's plenty of time to play around with all the available features, and a lot of our holiday shopping time went into this device. Codenamed the “Tube”, this handset brings a touchscreen element that Nokia has not really taken part in before. Being a mid-grade phone that is not aimed directly at Apple’s iPhone, how does it stack up?