Understanding Nokia’s Mobile Operating Systems

Mobile phones, just like any other form of technology, have their own special language which can be confusing for a newcomer to the subject.  If you’re a reader of the news here on the Dial-a-Phone blog, then whenever a handset is talked about, invariably the subject of its operating system comes up.  If you’re unfamiliar with the terminology used, discussions on this won’t mean much, so for the uninitiated, here is a crash course on the operating systems used in this case, by Nokia. Series 30. If you have a modern, basic Nokia mobile phone, then chances are it’s running […]

Nokia Store Selling Skype

In a brave decision to advance with technology (a year after their rivals), Nokia have added Skype’s Voice-over-IP software to their Ovi store.  The new application will allow Symbian smartphone users to make calls over Wifi, 3G or any other data connection – using the “smart” instead of the “phone.” Apple allowed the potential phone-killer into their app store last year, understanding that it isn’t ready to finish off traditional calls just yet (and that banning it only leads to unlocked phones).  Free calls with Skype still depend on your callee having the software installed as well, and the huge […]

Add GPS Data to Your Nokia X6 Photos

One of the great things about having a camera phone with GPS is being able to add geo-location data to each of your pictures.  This information is almost as essential to keeping track of your memory as having a date and time code on your pictures, as it means that you’ll never forget where you took a photograph again! Here’s how to do it: Fire up the X6′s camera by visiting the ‘Menu’, then ‘Applications’ and selecting ‘Camera’. Then press ‘Options’. Then ‘Settings’. Find the ‘Show GPS Info’ option and ensure that it’s set to ‘On’. Your pictures will now […]

Nokia Simplify Range with Naming Makeover

Nokia say they have been working on renaming their mobile phones since 2008, but we only started hearing about the move during the middle of last year, when the C and X series phones came to our attention.  Nokia World saw the launch of the Xseries phones in the form of the X3 and X6 and today has seen the new C5 unveiled. With the X and C now added to the existing, well-known, Eseries and Nseries phones, Nokia have decided to clarify how their new naming system works. The Nseries phones remain their top-of-the-range techno powerhouses, followed by the […]

Nokia Cseries Made Official with the C5

Today sees the announcement of a new smartphone from Nokia, which brings with it the announcement of a new ‘series’ of phones.  Named the C5, this is the first phone in their new line of Cseries handsets, and is an affordable and stylish smartphone.  Here are the specifications: A 2.2″, 320×240 pixel resolution screen. 3G with HSPDA. Symbian S60 3rd Edition OS. 3.2 megapixel, fixed focus camera with VGA video and LED flash. GPS. MicroSD Card slot for cards up to 16GB. Bluetooth and a 3.5mm jack socket. The C5 has a sleek stainless steel chassis and weighs just 89 […]

How to Watch Sky TV on a Nokia Mobile Phone

If you have a friend with an iPhone you will undoubtedly have heard about the Sky Mobile application. Now, in yet another bid to increase competitor’s chances of app survival, the Sky app has crossed the border into Symbian territory. The app, which allows you to watch SkySports on your handset, check the latest Sky news and sports headline as well as offering a remote record function is now available from the Nokia Ovi store. The app currently works on the N97, N97 Mini, Nokia 5800 and 5530 however, updates are on the cards for other handsets, and for a […]

Nokia X10 Leaked, More Symbian^3 Hardware?

The Nokia Xseries currently contains the X3 and the X6 smartphones, but this could change soon with the introduction of the third phone in this relatively new class.  Currently named the X10 – although surely Sony Ericsson will have something to say about that – it’s the latest smartphone rumour connected with the Symbian^3 operating system. On the eve of Nokia’s anti-climactic press conference at Mobile World Congress, there were rumours we would see the debut of the N8, touted to be the first phone to wear Symbian^3.  Obviously this didn’t happen, so will the X10 swoop in and collect […]