Name: Satkunanathan, aka "S.Manimaraa"
Web Site: http://www.symbiandreams.com
Bio: Marketing Professional ,Soft Skills Trainer ,Mobile and Gadget Freak. Founder and Chief Editor of Symbiandreams.com .
Posts by S.Manimaraa:
- Performance improvements and Bug Fixes
- Increased number of home screens from three to six
- Improved status bar with more notifications
- New Applications come with : a new suite of powerful business apps from Microsoft includes Lync (IM for businesses, like Microsoft Communicator), Sharepoint, OneNote, Exchange ActiveSync and PowerPoint Broadcaster.
- New lock screen : improved with new wall papers and notifications like Android has one.
- Improved NFC integration : Now you can have more fun with the NFC technology
- Performance improvements and bug fixes.
- Fix: Application Settings was not saving user’s changes.
- Performance improvements and bug fixes.
- App’s size reduced from 1.3Mb to about 600Kb.
- Fix: When next song was played, mute and volume level were not respected.
- Average speed and pace
- Max speed
- Energy spent (kCal)
- Training Diary for workout data analysis
- Diary sync to sports-tracker.com service for further analysis
- Sharing of workouts to Facebook, Twitter and the Sports Tracker community
- Login – fewer Nokia Account login prompts
- Notifications – more reliable push notifications
- Keyboard – various bug fixes including stuck CAP lock, frozen cursor, delete key stops functioning, and we also added split-screen feature
- Interoperability – compatible with latest versions of various Qt components, especially important because upcoming versions of Nokia Store (3.2.044 or greater) use a new version of a dependency that is not compatible with the previous Pulse version 0.91.6
- Improved application performance, stability and user experience by adding the photo upload progress bar. It is especially useful in slow connectivity cases.
- Bug fixes related to locale preferences for various regions that caused posting failures.
- Quicker respond time for posting items/comments
- Participant list loads quicker
- Fixed various bugs, especially for Mobi UI to provide a better user experience
- Best social networking experience provided by Windows Phone release 7.5
- Best Internet browsing experience with Internet Explorer 9
- 3.7" WVGA TFT, ClearBlack capacitive touch screen with pinch zoom, 800 x 480 pixels and 16 million colours
- 5 MP camera with auto focus, LED flash, high definition 720p video recording with 30FPS and one-touch image sharing
- Nokia signature hubs: Nokia Drive, Nokia Music
- 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB program memory, 8GB internal user memory, and up to 7.6 hours of 3G talktime
- Redesigned Home Screen for fast access to your favorite features
- Three new icons added: Recent Chats, N-World and Groupchat
- Block contacts that annoy you
- New “Notifiable” icon – the green half moon
- Change your password from the inside the app
- 30% faster login
- Added predictive text input and language choice in search field
- Fixed issues with browser freezing
- Fixed issues with browser when Opera Link is enabled
- Fixed issues with text selection and cut/copy/paste
- Fixed issues with reappearing search engines after deletion
- Fixed issues with selecting text using Up/Down navigation keys
- Fixed issues with third-party input keyboards (QQ, Baidu, Sougou)
- Android powered 5.3” display phone, bigger than any other phones at the moment
- Comes with a digital pen to make the tasks easy on the touch screen
- Equipped with 2500 mAh battery to guarantee you a one day of use minimum
- All other experiences of the Samsung Galaxy SII and Tab devices on one device
- Just open the software update application in your phone
- Phone automatically checks for the updates and let you know the availability
- You will get the update ,If your phone have Symbian^3/Anna operating system( like Nokia N8)only
- It gives the look and feel of Symbian Anna platform ( Icons and images are really nice )
- More reliable in Syncing the data
- less connection problems
- New support view/page available
- Improved sync log shows you what has changed during syncing
- More stability and more reliability
- Symbian Browser v184.108.40.206 to give you some better browsing experience
- Supports International Domain Names (IDNs)
- New Nokia Maps v3.06
- Supports non-ASCII letters as Arabic or Chinese
- Some stability improvement and bug fixes (hopefully )
As per the strategic move the Former Nokia C.E.O Stephen Elop had taken few years back ,Nokia has been sold to Microsoft recently . People like me blamed ,Nokia’s decision to take Stephen Elop as their C.E.O in 2010 . I have written in a post here at Symbiandreams calling Elop as the trojan horse .Now the claim has been proved. After destroying the already dwelling ship ,Nokia ,Mr.Elop went back home- Microsoft as their mobile division head.
It is very sad ,for old Nokia fans like us. That the legendary device is going to be no more soon.
This interesting infographic,given bellow is a nice job of waypharer.com ,and it simply shows the mobile phone’s very long way of growth . For those who are caring the mobile industry ,it is very useful to know the facts (historical data )of mobile industry like when the frst mobile phone entered the market ,and what are the key changes took place and in what time periods etc….Thanks for the nice folks at Waypharer.com for letting me know this .
I was hesitant to open up my decision here for a long time ,but everything has an ending point . I have never dreamed that Symbian would have this fast .Nokia inspired me like lot of others . Because of Nokia I started watching the global mobile industry from the tiny country which is not a market for Smart phones those days.
I have spent most of my earnings in buying the Hi-End Nokia devices ,before it touches Sri Lanka . I could remember that ,I was the almost first retail customer to purchase Nokia N95-8GB(2) in Malaysian stores ,when I was working there. I had strategically chosen the Singapore border as my living place ,to make sure that I visit Singapore every weekends to play with the new Nokia devices and keep an eye on the mobile phone industry.
I have written most of my reviews of mobile phones after doing an out right purchase of the Nokia devices. Later ,Nokia’s integrated marketing division ,called WOMWORLD/Nokia started to send me trial devices .
I got lot of friends and foes because of my passion towards Nokia via Symbiandreams.com . As many of other Nokia freaks did ,I have stopped writing after losing the interest on Nokia ever since their shift to Windows Mobile .
Nokia was the leader of Asian markets few years back ,and now the Korean mobile giant Samsung have over taken all shares.Nokia means nothing here ! ,a one time King of phones.
I have moved to Android platform a year back ,and found it is really rocking .
I was thinking to close this blog officially for long time ,but I am compelled to keep this blog for some reasons but not myself here. Yes I am quitting from Symbiandreams.com .(Updated : 20/Dec/2012)
Advertisers ,thanks a lot for the support that helped me a lot to come out hard times in my life !
Goodbye everyone ,you can reach me always at my new blog teckdiary.com where I write about gadgets and phones ,specially on Android platform.
I guess you got the correct meaning !
It’s a quick heads up !, Nokia closes it’s contacts storing facility from 24th of January 2011 .
You will no longer be able to view your contacts on the web after January 24, 2012. Contacts will continue to work great on your Nokia phone. Syncing or backup will continue to work normally and your data will not be affected. You can also export your synced contacts to your personal computer at any time, even after web access is discontinued.”
Nokia sent notification emails regarding this today . Just follow this link to learn more and do the needful !
Nokia Belle Update is Ready for Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia E6, Nokia X7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7, and Nokia Oro.
Nokia have changed the name of the Symbian Belle to Nokia Belle and started to ship devices pre installed NB. But guys you have to watch that the Word Symbian is no more with Nokia here after.
“The enhanced versions of Nokia N8, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6-01 have now started their journey from the factories to the shops with Nokia Belle preinstalled, arriving first in China, then around the world.” Nokia said.
If you own a Nokia 701 / Nokia 700 or Nokia 603 it means you already have played with the Nokia Belle as those are coming with Nokia Belle O/S
Changelog of Nokia Belle.[new features of Nokia Belle ;December 2011]
How and When get Nokia Belle ?
You have to wait until the update available .Nokia Belle should be available for download in Nokia Servers from March 2012 as per Nokia’s press release .
Via : Nokia Conversations
Some more Symbian based applications get updates in this season. Soundtracker is one of the famous music applications ,that has been updated to the new version with some bug fixes and feature enhancements .
Soundtracker’s new release available for beta testing on Symbian, S60, and Series40 phones. This release of Soundtracker Radio includes the following:
S60 5th Edition S^3, Symbian Anna and Symbian Belle (v1.7.4)
Click here Download Soundtracker Now
Soundtracker is the first Geosocial Internet radio. Soundtracker has the largest fully licensed music catalog for Internet radio in the world. 8M tracks to create and share station with any artist, any genre, any language. Soundtracker is social listening and discovery, where friends share stations and listen together in real time. Soundtracker is also hyperlocal listening and discovering allowing users to tune into nearby stations created by other users, play what’s hot around the city.
Source : Beta Labs
Hi folks, one of the great mobile applications Sports Tracker is now available for Windows platform too.
Sports Tracker for Windows Phone comes with the tried and true tracking features, the training diary and the ability to share workouts on Facebook, Twitter and sports-tracker.com.
The Diary will also sync your workouts to sports-tracker.com for backup and further analysis on the bigger screen (not to say that the screen on the Nokia Lumia 800 isn’t nice and big but you know what we mean).
Features of Sports Tracker for Lumia 800(Windows Phone Version )
Via : Sports Tracker Blog
Nokia Pulse ,the famous application for the Nokia phones got an major update from Nokia Beta Labs. Head over to the official changelog of the Nokia Pulse here .
Pulse for Symbian – new version 0.91.21 Changelog
Pulse for Windows Phone – new version 0.9.1.19 Changelog
Web – updated pulse.nokia.com
Go to http://betalabs.nokia.com/apps/nokia-pulse/download_and_installation to download the latest clients.
Source : Nokia Beta Labs
Nokia today announced the Nokia Lumia 710 will hit shelves, less than one month after the Nokia Lumia 800 reached the stores .
Available Markets :
“The Nokia Lumia 710 will start selling today in Taiwan alongside the Nokia Lumia 800. The Nokia Lumia 710 will then reach stores in Singapore, Hong Kong, India and Russia in the next seven days and continue its global roll-out over the coming weeks “ Nokia stated in the press release today !.
Price of Nokia Lumia
If you want to taste the Nokia’s Windows phone at an affordable price tag ,just go for Lumia 710. Nokia Lumia 710 is priced at 270 EUR, excluding taxes and subsidies.
Availability of Nokia Lumia 710
Availability will be via operator partners, retailers and open channels depending on local situation Nokia said.
Nokia Lumia 710 Product Specifications:
Lumia 710 Can be personalized with white or black body design, five vibrant exchangeable back covers (black, white, cyan, fuchsia, and yellow) and thousands of apps
Nokia Lumia 710 is the younger brother of Nokia Lumia 800 ,the hi end device in the Nokia’s windows phone line up .
If you have experienced either Windows Lumia 800 or 710 ,just let me know at this comments section ,Thanks.
Insights about Nokia’s sales trend are not that much good these days !. Nokia’s latest hi-end phone Nokia Lumia is generating a good sales in some countries ,but the result in Nokia’s own country ,Finland seems almost negative. Where do you go Nokia ?
Nokia have had a market share of about 76 percent one year back and about 90% some more years ago in Finland.But the latest sales figures in Finland have fallen to 31% that means 45% percent of shares have been gone !
Read more about Nokia’s sales in 2010/2011
Click here to Continue with Nokia’s interesting insights at TecKdiary.com (my new blog entry about techno world )
Source : TecKdiary.com
The famous IM client for your Nokia (Symbian Powered )phones,Nimbuzz gets a refreshed look and feel now !,entirely redesigned user interface and lot of bug fixes are the highlights of this latest version Nimuzz 3.3 . The new Nimuzz 3.3 is not available in Nokia OVI stores yet,but you can download it directly in your phone by pointing your browser to get.nimbuzz.com .
Changelog of Nimbuzz Ver 3.3 (November 2011)
It’s a quick heads up , the great Opera Mini web browser gets some update this days . Opera Mini 6 was a great mobile web browser ,particularly for Symbian based phones . Opera Mini 6.5 is the current stable version ,now upgraded to version 6.5.1 with some predictive text input facility ,head over to the change log section here.
Changelog of Opera Mini 6.5.1
How to download Opera Mini 6.5.1 for free in you Nokia/Symbian phone ?
Point your browser (in your phone ) : http://m.opera.com and choose the option to download.
A news item appeared on the Zdnet web site attracted me this week. That went on saying that Nokia has plans to release a Tablet PC in 2012 powered by Windows 8 concerning the current trends of the market.
Nokia’s rivals Samsung,Apple and Motorola has several types of Tablet PCs in the market already. In an interview with a French Magazine an official from Nokia revealed this.
“In June 2012, we will have a tablet that runs on Windows 8″, Paul Amsellem said in a telephone interview with the paper. –Zdnet
Nokia already produced a netbook with Windows ,and was quite successful in that too. Nokia seems to have a fluctuated market for the phones due to many reasons at the moment(transform from Symbian to Windows Phone ,etc),and may want to have a more stable position by offering a vast product range .
The expertise they have in handheld devices ,may let them offer a better device for the Tablet market ,What would you say ?
Samsung is launching it’s next mobile giant “Samsung Note” a phone looks like a tablet . Samsung enjoys the recent success of their Samsung Tab ,Samsung Galaxy SII in the world markets and moving further with this new products. The Samsung Galaxy Note is now available to buy at Carphone Warehouse ,it is a good news for the UK customers now !
Needless to say ,that Samsung Note is the hybrid version of it’s Tablet PC and Galaxy Si/II phones. Personally I love Galaxy SII and using for last 6 months ,I put back my Motorola Xoom Tablet after the using Samsung Galaxy SII. The 4.3’ screen size is really enough for web browsing and in rare occasions I felt about having a little big screen ,I guess Samsung understood us very well !
What is Samsung Note ?
I bet that Samsung Note going to create another record in sales !
Nokia Maps 3.8 ,the latest version of Nokia Maps 3.6 is now available for your Symbian ^3 /Anna powered phones.If you own a Symbian Belle Based Nokia phone ,then you already have the latest version of Nokia Maps.
How to get the latest Nokia Maps 3.8 in your phone ?
Nokia does it again ,confusing people by the names of the software with similar functions ,We had Lifeblog ,PC Suite ,Then OVI Suite now you get a software called Nokia Suite . If you update your current version of OVI suite ,that replaces with the new Nokia Suite Version 3.2 ,it has some UI changes ,performance and usability improvements over Nokia OVI Suite.
What is Nokia PC Suite 3.2
Basically it is a Phone-PC Syncing software same as OVI Suite ,helps you to copy your music ,photos ,contacts messages between PC and Phone .Updates your phones firmware ,and helps you to backup the entire data to PC and restore .
What is New in PC Suite 3.2 ?
Click here to download the New Nokia PC Suite Ver 3.2 .
Nokia is still working on the updates of it’s Symbian based phones. Next to the Nokia E72’ recent update the X6 gets a major firmware update now. The firmware of X6 is about 9MB ,you have the option to get the firmware over the air .
Changelog of Nokia X6 Firmware Version 40.0.002
How to update your Nokia X6 to newer firmware version 40 ?
Like many other Nokia phones do ,just type *#0000# in the dial pad and follow the onscreen instructions ,good luck !
Choosing a better mobile application has never been easier to everyone . Sunday Times of UK made it simple for you now.The Sunday Times expert reviewers had handpicked over 500 best apps and listed in their web site now.
Just visit the web site of best apps by Sunday Times and subscribe to their top apps list.You can let’s know what is your top 10 apps from the list of Sunday Times in our comments section .
Sunday Times App Awards
“These awards are different. We want you to help our team choose the apps that have amazed, educated or just plain entertained you. The best of your nominated apps will be selected for a special readers’ award and will also be considered by our judging panel in the main award categories”-Sunday Times