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Nokia is launching new mobile phones almost every month at the moment. While currently the most advertised one is Lumia 800, which is its high-tech product, but the Finnish mobile phone producer doesn’t forget about budget phones which are its main focus. Here comes the new Nokia X2-02, a brand new member of the X-Series, that has Easy Swap SIM technology onboard which allows for two SIM cards at once and up to five registered. The phone will cost 60 euros (pre-tax) and for such amount you will get a decent phone that may not have dual-core processor or top-notch video recorder, but has dual-SIM card functionality and 443-hour battery life. As it is an X-Series phone the X2-02 is focused on music. The phone has FM antenna, MP3 player, in-built loudspeaker and can record songs from the radio. Moreover, there is a 32GB memory inside and a flash card memory slot, so there is a plenty of space for your music. Nokia X2-02 features also include 2 megapixel camera, GPRS, Bluetooth and dedicated Facebook and Twitter applications. All this come in five different colors and weighs less than 100 grams. However, none of the operators have announced that it will have this new Nokia phone in its offer yet.
To celebrate the launch of new Nokia Lumia 800 in the UK the Finnish phone company gives Londoners free Wi-Fi hotspots. Nokia teamed up with Spectrum Interactive, a Wi-Fi provider, to provide 26 free hotspots on the streets of London. It is a trial that is supposed to check the demand for and use of on-the-go Internet access. The hotspots will not be restricted to Nokia customers as any free Wi-Fi in London enabled device will be able to use them. Key areas included in this trial are Oxford Street, South Kensington, Knightsbridge, Tottenham Court Road, Westminster and others.
free Wi-Fi in London
The trial lasts from November, 1 to December, 31 and if it is successful the analyzed data will be used to plan the best locations for new hotspots and necessary bandwidth for wide-ranged hotspot rollout that should be placed in 2012.
A Brit from Somerset has got the first prosthetic arm with a built-in smartphone dock. The man, Trevor Prideaux (50), was born without his left arm. In his life he had constant problems with using his phone as he had to balance it on his prosthetic arm or put it on a flat surface to use it. Thanks to experts from Nokia his problems are gone. Technicians at Exeter Mobility Centre designed and built a special prosthetic that has a built-in dock for Nokia C7. Mr. Prideaux says that now he can take calls and make texts just by using his one hand, while the phone sits inside his other arm.
Prosthetic with an in-built smartphone dock is a one of a kind item, but creating a production line of such prosthetic arms could greatly benefit the disabled. Trevor Prideaux says that there are many people out there, like motorcrash survivors or soldiers, who struggle without a limb and using a smartphone is often an issue for them, such prosthetic arm as his will ease their life.
The Nokia tune is one of the classic ringtones that were being used throughout the history of mobile phones and is definitely the most recognizable one. Probably every mobile phone users had this ringtone set at one point of his life and Nokia estimates that across the world it is heard over a billion times a day.
This year Nokia ringtone has given an opportunity for everybody to become a part of the history and create a new Nokia tune that will be the default ringtone for the new Nokia 2012 products. Everyone who is interested can take part in the competition and submit their own version of Nokia tune at http://nokiatune.audiodraft.com until October, 2nd. Then the judges will pick 5 most creative entries plus another 5 will be chosen in a public voting. Finally the top 10 tunes will be reviewed by the judges by October, 7th . The winner will be awarded $10,000 and lifetime fame of being the composer of Nokia tune 2012. Additionally places from the 2nd to the 6th will get $1,000 each and their ringtones will be available at Ovi store.
Check the promotional video clip below and the competition website to listen to some of the remade Nokia tunes – Nokia ringtone.
A team of artists created the largest stop-motion movie that has been ever done. They used life-sized boat and an actor. All was filmed during seven days on a Welsh beach. To create the movie they had to rent a crane to capture the whole set from 36 meters above the ground. However, the most incredible is the fact that they haven’t used any fancy professional cameras but instead 3 Nokia N8s. The movie is titled Gulp and it tells a story of a fisherman on a sea looking for his daily catch. Watch below this excellent project.
Both mobile phone companies have recently shown their new mobiles to the world. Nokia expanded their Series 40 phones by introducing Nokia C2-03 while Sony Ericsson presented new Xperias , including Xperia active, which is endorsed by famous tennis player – Maria Sharapova.
Nokia C2-03 is packed with new features which make the phone a bit smarter, but it is not in the smart phone segment yet. The phone has a 240×320 touch screen with 65k colors and additionally a sliding keypad. It is equipped with a 2 megapixel camera and a SD card slot to store the photos. Moreover, it has software with new Nokia Browser and Nokia Maps loaded. Most importantly, Nokia C2-03 is a dual-SIM card phone, which includes a new feature that allows the user to switch between SIM cards without rebooting the phone. While this mobile doesn’t have cutting-edge technology it is an affordable phone as it will cost less than 80 euros (without any subsidies), which sounds like a good deal.
The Xperia active is a completely different phone that targets sporty people. It is a dust and water proof mobile that has scratch resistant touch screen, which works even if it or your fingers are wet. Being water proof Xperia active can survive up to 1 meter underwater for about half an hour. The smart phone runs on 1GHz Snaprdragon processor and has a 5 megapixel camera with LED flash and 720p recording capability. Finally, it will include Android 2.3 and will have lots of pre-installed sports applications for people with an active lifestyle. The phone will be released in the last quarter of this year but its price is still unknown.
designed by Nokia and Microsoft, however the company haven’t confirmed if we will see the phone this year.
It should be noted that 40 handsets heralded by Nokia is a global number and includes models for specific countries or operators. There is no information yet about how many new Nokia phones will
hit the British market this year.
Nokia has created an interested concept phone which may lead to the charging free future. The concept phone is called Nokia E-Cu. E stands for ecology while Cu for copper as the phone is covered with it. Thanks to thermogenerator which is integrated into the phone it can convert any source of heat into energy. This revolutionary idea means that putting the phone on the radiator will charge it, but it can also easily convert body heat. If this concept phone becomes available, we will charge our phone by carrying it in a pocket.
One of the videos on Nokia’s Research Center presents a stretchable electronic skin which has been developed by dr Stephanie Lacour with the help of Nokia. This invention may lead to the production of devices that can have flexible forms such as mobile phones that can be worn on the wrist or woven into a jacket or sleeve. Amazingly, the new material can be stretched without losing its capability.
Check the full demonstration which is available on YouTube: