[Mobile] Nokia e7 coming to India in March 2011!

It is a known fact that Nokia’s sales are dwindling due to increased presence of Android, but that does not at all mean Nokia doing any compromise with it’s quality it is known for. With the latest Nokia e7 already launched in selected European countries, is soon going to mark its presence in the Indian market too.

Nokia e7 boasts of Nokia’s top-notch quality and improved functionalities.

Nokia e7 Specifications

  • Screen size: 4”
  • Full-QWERTY Keyboard
  • Resolution: 16:9 nHD AMOLED and 16 million colours (that is Awesome 🙂  )
  • Capacitive touch screen (just like Apple iPhone)
  • All connectivity features including WLAN, HSDPA Cat9 (upto 10.2 Mbps) and HSUPA Cat5 (upto 2 Mbps)
  • 8 Mega-pixel camera with dual LED Flash. A 3 MP front camera also.
  • 16 GB Internal memory.
  • Read all the features here.

Watch the video below which inspires the making of Nokia e7:

a Video of Nokia e7

Just watch all the videos of the phone I have included here and you will find it amazing. Few sources claim the launch price of the phone to be around Rs. 26000. However that is a matter of speculation. Do leave your comments here and let me know what all kind of gadgets you are interested in.

Official Source: Nokia e7

Microsoft partners Nokia: Is it a Marriage of Convenience!

In a post yesterday by Pratik Parekh, he discussed the potential rumor of Microsoft buying Nokia or RIM. Today Microsoft announced that it is partnering with Nokia.  This was news that was not exactly shocking or surprising and most people were already discussing it a lot around the web.

Microsoft – Nokia partnership!

  • It seems that Windows Phone will power Nokia when it comes to smart phones. Smart Phones are a sore point for Nokia. It has sat by and seen its share in this category dwindle considerably, thanks to iPhones and Android.
  • Nokia Maps will become of core importance to Bing Maps. This is a very interesting development as Nokia is quite good with mapping and Bing is losing steam to Google Maps. This sort of cooperation will help Bing maps become a lot more locally relevant.
  • Bing will power search on Nokia phones. This is crucial again for Bing for survival. Search in recent times is used more and more through phones.
  • Nokia might benefit when their application store is integrated with Microsoft Marketplace.

Why this marriage could fail!

  • Nokia and Microsoft are different companies. Nokia has a more open corporate culture when efforts are made to keep  allow employees network and work freely with each other. Microsoft on the other hand is slightly more bureaucratic. Such diverse corporate cultures can always be difficult for one partner if not both.
  • For Microsoft this is a way to expand, while for Nokia this partnership is a life-line. It needed a shot in the arm but I am not sure Microsoft was the what they were looking for.

Microsoft does one thing very well. That is they really good at working with other companies. Remember Apple! It has this very efficient way for working with another company and giving itself an advantage over competitors. I am not sure that is good news for Nokia in the long run. 😛

What are your views on Nokia and Microsoft partnering up? Is it too little too late for Nokia? Do drop in your comments.

Android overtakes Symbian by 1.9 million sales!

Even if you think it doesn’t matter how far Android can go, ‘I will stick to Nokia’, then I must tell you that Android has now officially broken all records with higher sales figures than Symbian in the last quarter of 2010.

What’s more interesting is that while Android’s popularity has been ever on the rise, Nokia has adopted Symbian and have started to develop it in-house. Now we need to wait for the future which will tell us whether this was a bad business move by Nokia or not!

The survey conducted by a Research firm “Canalys” which revealed that while Symbian sales stood at 31 million, Android managed higher sales at 32.9 million smartphones during the last quarter of 2010. The sales were possibly fuelled by exciting handsets launched by Samsung, LG and HTC.

I am not predicting that Nokia’s strategy to become the leader in Mobile Technology is a failure, however Nokia must be very careful with its plans there are a lot of Nokia lovers out there specially in India.

Will Nokia manage to take Symbian to a new level ? Do drop in your comments.

Source: Canalys

Apple’s new solution for iPhone 4 is the iHand [Funny]

Recently I wrote about Nokia poking fun at Apple’s iPhone by showing how Nokia phones can be held without ever the fear of losing connectivity. While the laughter around the net was about to die out, we have we came across a incredibly funny idea post about an accessory for Apple called the iHand. As holding the iPhone 4 in your hand can cause the phone to lose connectivity Apple will roll out this accessory called the iHand which replicates a hand. 😀

Image: Scoopertino

The detail of this spoof is funnier with ideas like it will in various tones like iHand Caucasian, iHand Black, iHand Indian, iHand Asian. 😛

Apparently the accessory will cost $69 and will help people to hold the iPhone 4 without any signal issues.

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Do write in your funny comments about the iHand. 😛

Link: Scoopertino

Nokia makes fun of Apples iPhone 4’s network loss

You might be aware the the latest iPhone 4 have been having a lot of issues with network being lost if held in the hand and the problem is apparently resolved by using the phone in a case. This has been probably Apple’s biggest embarrassment as it has been know to put out products which are vigorously tested.

Apple has made a great deal of advertisements mocking Windows for its buggy software and the fact that it does not get the simple things right. They have recently thanks to the iPhone, invaded into the territory of Nokia.

So what does Nokia do after Apple iPhone 4 woes? It decides to mock Apple with its own instructions on how you can hold a Nokia handset without losing connectivity. 😛

Nokia further mocks iPhone by saying that the key function of its mobile phones is to be able to receive and make calls. 😛

Most times when there is a public relations disaster the competitor will always take advantage of it. We all know about Apple’s fantastic advertising ability especially when they dished it out to Microsoft and lately its response to Adobe’s “we love choice” campaign.

What goes round comes around and I guess it is Apples time to take a few knocks from Nokia.

What are you views on Nokia making fun of iPhone network issues? Do let me know through your comments.

Link: Nokia Conversations