Posts tagged ‘New’

Hey @Nokia, there’s a new kid on the block

You might have already known this by now if you had been following me on twitter ( @bharadc23 ), but there is a purpose in posting it here and now. Sole purpose is to provide clarity on my priorities and this blog’s future.

14th of October 2010 was the day this site became known in the Nokia community, thanks to this special unboxing video i made for my now year old blue N8 –

This site was started as a hobby to just share whatever news i found interesting, and obviously, Nokia news was very interesting to me, so i started sharing a lot of it here, interspersed with news from other companies as well. So, after some time, i felt i needed to concentrate on Nokia news elsewhere, hence i wrote for Jay Montano’s MyNokiaBlog starting January 2011. It went really well and i personally thank Jay for letting me write in one of the most influential Nokia blogs ever. I enjoyed getting noticed by a larger audience. Meanwhile, i was getting some review devices from Nokia and i was reviewing them here, along with the other company quintessential news features and opinions.

After some months of this routine, i had problems in getting myself back into writing mode, it was very hard, you might see the number posts in the recent months was nothing compared to my earlier starting months. I wanted to start afresh again, but it was really really hard writing every bit of tech news with work getting higher priority, so i was hard at thinking what to do, then this happened – Some thing spurred me to write a post about how i started writing about Nokia, and them everything dawned. I am absolutely a hard core Nokia fan because i have used Nokia phones and lived with them all my life. Hence –

I decided to start my own Nokia site, presenting to you — NokiaBuff.com ( Follow on facebook / twitter )

It will be all about Nokia and it’s ecosystems. I will provide you up to date Nokia news and reviews there.

What will happen to thegadgetbuff then ? It stays ! The Gadgetbuff will be outlet for opinions and reviews on other platforms. It is not possible for a single person to bring you up to date news on every platform, so i will be reporting on really huge game changing news, delivering my opinions from time to time on whichever i find debatable and interesting.

So, that’s it. I am proud to join the Nokia community as a real Nokia blogger now. Wish me luck ! Please do visit the site if you are a real Nokia Buff ! See you on the other side.

Don’t forget thegadgetbuff too, classy opinions coming when big stuff like ICS and other iNews happens ! 😉

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Blazing fast Windows 8 boot times revealed on video

Last time we saw the new ribbon interface being demoed and now yet another reveal, full of awesomeness this time. Long time requested feature on Windows is a faster boot time, which was never implemented till now.

Usually what happens when you shutdown your windows machines  : Kills all processes, kernel shuts down, and during startup : Loads kernel and starts all apps

What MS have done in Windows 8 : Kernel is set to hibernate with less write data to disk, so while starting up, the kernel resumes almost instantly after POST ( power on self test )

MS explains this in an image :

Microsoft claims this process makes Windows 8 50-70% faster than the current boot times. Hard to accept ? Well, they got a video demo for that, warning : dont blink

Source MSDN blogs via WinRumors

Next generation Symbian, [Belle] launched

Like they teased us earlier, they have brought on the new Symbian and have launched it at the Hong Kong event today, along with three new devices, more on the devices here – ( Nokia 700 Nokia 701 and Nokia 600 ).

Symbian Belle is the next iteration of the Operating system after Anna. Belle brings a completely modern interface with lots of new widgets and Apps. Fortunately due to a leak, i have been using a beta version of Belle and wow, it rocks !

Read on to find out the features and new UI tweaks.

New features :

  • Free form live Widgets !
  • Six homescreens to stuff everything up
  • New swipe down thin status bar ( Like Android )
  • New navibar at the bottom, does away with Avkon softkeys
  • New lockscreen
  • NFC support

Here’s a video tour

Here’s the official promo :

Subscribe for more Belle news and reviews.

Source Nokia conversations

August 24th – Nokia – Symbian Belle launch with new devices ?

Nokia have started a countdown meter over at their facebook page hinting at a new Symbian on 24th August, unveiling at Hong Kong, China. last time they said “New Symbian” was the launch of Symbian Anna with devices E6 and X7. Anna has been rolled out for all the Nokia symbian 3 devices like N8,E7,C7 and C6-01, and Belle has been doing it’s beta rounds in the form of leaks, which i am running on my N8 now.

Jay over at MyNokiaBlog has found that Belle is indeed getting launched, but what all devices are we gonna see ? And what would be their specs ? Jay thinks three devices namely the Nokia 700,701 and 600 are going to be launched with Belle. I too think the same.

Also, it’s gonna be awesome to see trolls bitching about Elop killing Symbian, again ! now that Symbian is starting to look awesome with a fancy UI upgrade.

So, what do you think ? will Belle make Symbian attractive for consumers again ?

Also, if you want to follow the event closely follow @varunkrish from FoneArena.com , @clintonjeff from ZOMGitsCJ.com  and @jadejavu from SymbianWorld.com will be attending this event and livetweeting it.. There should be a hashtag for that event soon.

Source Nokia via thenokiablog

True caller 2.10 adds support for Symbian^3 and a mysterious feature

True caller, an amazing app that gets you info on unknown callers ( like location, country etc ). While this is the main functionality there are lots of added advantages too.

Quoted from their website :

Social Caller ID see your Facebook and LinkedIn friends latest status message and profile picture on incoming/outgoing calls
Caller ID+ by sharing your address book information with other CallerID+ users we can now support CallerID service for all countries in the world! It´s only possible to make a lookup on incoming calls and requires you to opt-in share.
Call Filter – mark numbers as spam and get notified or block them from calling you
Update phonebook with missing information
SMS-Popup shows you a preview of the incoming SMS and who the sender is
Tweet your incoming/outgoing calls with TrueCaller directly to your Twitter
Name and number search in more than 27 countries
Maps and directions

Thats a lot if you ask me. Now go ahead and DOWNLOAD IT HERE.

Changelog is after the break and the interesting part, too is after the break, read on :

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The Gingerbread digest

A christmas gift from Google

Gingerbread is the latest and greatest flavor of the Android operating system from Google.

Days,having progressed with dark leaks and rumours, finally has seen the light. Gingerbread is launched along with the second Nexus phone from google called Nexus S, made by samsung. This must not be a surprise because of being repeatedly leaked by engadget.

First lets get to the device which runs the new android Gingerbread which is supposed to bring in some nice improvements.

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New Devices launched : C2-01 , X2-01

Nokia,today launched two new entrants into the low-end feature phone market. Following the weird naming scheme, they named it C2-01 and X2-01.Both are S40 feature phones and they majorly appeal to the non-smartphone buyer who is budget conscious.These kind of phones usually sell well in developing nations like India/Indonesia/Phillipines.

Read on for videos and features.

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