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The first thing I bought for my Nokia N8 was a screen protector. It was a cheap, RM10.00 piece of sticky plastic pasted on the N8 screen. First, the clear display was blurred by the screen protector. But I thought I could live with that as long I can protect my N8 screen from scratches. I put my phone in my pocket with my keys and coins … sure enough after a few days, there were scratches on the screen protector.

I said to myself, “see … the screen protector is doing its job, preventing the keys and coins from scratching the display”.

After a few more days, after hundreds of phone calls later, my oily cheek started to weaken the screen protector adhesive and a few days after that the screen protector just peeled off in my pocket.

Not satisfied with the “cheapo” screen protector, I searched the net for a good screen protector for my N8.

And … this is what I found!

I don’t need a screen protector after all. The N8 is fitted with a gorilla glass which is very scratch resistant and the anodised aluminium body is hard enough to withstand the daily abuse of keys and coins in my pocket.

I have not found any information on the glass used for the N8 camera … hopefully it’s gorilla glass as well.

This looks like to be Exclusive for Malaysia.
Luv the bluetooth earpiece.

via by TheGuru on 4/25/10

The Nokia E72 is already available in several colors – black, bronze, and purple. However, Nokia’s not done milking the color train, as they’ve recently outed the white edition of this QWERTY-equipped Eseries. Apparently, it’s only going to be available in Malaysia, at least initially, which means if you want to use it on AT&T’s 3G network in the U.S., you’re likely going to be out of luck for a while.


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As with the Nokia N97 Mini Gold Edition, the white Nokia E72 comes with some color-matched accessories, including a white leather pouch and matching headphones. That’s about it – quick and dirty, it’s a white version of the E72. Enjoy.

Nokia Booklet 3G Video

Posted: 24 August, 2009 in Gadgets & Toys
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I don’t have the full specifications yet … but drooling over the promo video.

Check out the video.

I have a stainless steel version that looks like shiny PLATINUM … I dont need gold 😀


continental Add Gold To Your Nokia E71 for just 9.874USD!

The Nokia E71 is a surprisingly customizable device, you can add whatever you want from ringtones, themes, batteries, memory cards and headphones. But never thought of taking the experience to the next level?

The Nokia E71 is one of the strongest and sturdiest devices Nokia ever made, but it can get better than that, with just 9,874.oo USD! A fancy company

gold pizero

called Continental offers to overhaul your Nokia E71 and convert it to the E71 Gold version for this amount of money, there are also other models like platinum and rose for a bit less, check it out here: Continental

Of course that converting an E71 to a Gold E71 takes a bit of money, in the meanwhile, the closest thing I could get is the Gold theme by Pizero, which you can download here: Gold Pizero

Via: Tehks

Got news from the the nokia e71 blog that E71 uses can update the quickoffice that comes with the E71 to a newer version 6 of the application.

The process is pretty straight forward. Launch Quickoffice on the phone. Select upgrades and downloads from the menu and the software will connect to the internet to check for the update. Once connected to the Quickoffice server, you can download it straight to the phone or via email. I recommend getting it via email, in which case you’d have the copy of the .sis installer if you need to do a reinstall next time.

Intall the new quickoffice using PCsuite and the system recognized there’s a quicksheet already install and prompted that the phone will need a restart after the installation.

The first time you launch Quickoffice after the update, a registration page pops up. Just key in your email address … ad you are done. Quickoffice premier 6.0 on the E71, FREE!

The Nokia E75 slider phone is out … ahead of the official announcement, but it’s out.

Here’s the specifications taken from Expansys (the one jumping the gun)


Package Contents
– Nokia E75
– Battery (BL-4U)
– Mains Charger (AC-3)
– Software CD
– User Guide
– Stereo Headset (HS-45)
– Data Cable (CA-101)
– Capacity: 1000 mAh
– 320 x 240 pixels
– GSM: 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-Band)
– WCDMA: 900/2100 (Dual-Band)
– HSDPA (3.6Mbps)
– 3.2 mega-pixels (auto-focus)
– Digital Zoom
– LED Flash
– Hi-Resolution VGA Video Recording
– 30fps Video Recording (QVGA)
– Supported formats: MP4, 3GP, H.264, Flash, H.263 & Real Player
– Video Streaming
– Supported formats: MP3, AAC, eAAC+ & WMA
– FM Stereo Radio
– Nokia Music Store
– Nokia Podcast Support
– Nokia Music Manager Support
– Windows Media Player Sync
– Monophonic
– Polyphonic (64)
– MP3
– Talking Ringtones
– Video Ringtones


– MMS (with video) – E-mail (POP3, SMTP, IMAP4, MS Exchange)
– Instant Messaging (MSN)
– Text-To-Speech Reader

– Phone Book (unlimited)
– Dialled Calls (30)
– Missed Calls (30)
– Received Calls (30)
– microSDHC (external)
Call Features:
– Hands Free
– Caller ID
– Voice Dialling
– VoIP Support
– microUSB
– Nokia 3.5mm AV connector
– Bluetooth (2.0)
– Wi-Fi (IEEE 802.11g)
– GPRS Class 32
– Nokia Maps
– Device Lock
– Remote Lock
– Device and memory card encryption
– Mobile VPN support
– Dual Home Screens (Work/Personal)
– Office Document Viewer (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
– PDF Document Viewer
– ZIP File Manager
– Nokia Web Browser
– Dual Keypad Design

The E75 is expected to retail around  US$580, so that would make  this the new E series flagship model.

That’s what it is … Scary. What started as a perfectly relaxing Sunday morning almost turned into a nightmare.

I’ve been putting this off for a while but last Sunday, I decided to go ahead and do a firmware update recently announced on my Nokia E71. Here’s the story …

Early Sunday morning, I switched on my PC, plugged on my Nokia E71 and ran the Nokai Software Updater (NSU). The updater software promted me to make sure I’ve made a backup of my device memory. Okay, to be on the safe side, I synced my contacts and calendar into Outlook, then use the PCSuite again to to a full memory backup. After that was done, I did another backup. On the phone menu system, I selected TOOLS > MEMORY > OPTIONS > BACK UP PHONE  MEMORY. It took about 10 minutes, but I was satisfied because I now have three versions of “back up”.

I started the Nokia Software Updater (should be called Firmware Updater, if you asked me), acknowldges that I have done my back up and the update status bar started to move.

“Kids,  go play next door … Dear, do not switch anything on or off for the next 30 minutes … Bibik! do not start the washing machine untill I say so”

That’s how paranoid I was on Sunday morning. I was afraid any of the electrical appliance could cause the fuse box to trip and shut down my PC ( I don’t have a UPS). I could very well “brick” my phone, and turn it into a paperweight,  if there were a power failure while the E71 firmware was being updated. 

The NSU took about ten minutes to download the firmware from the internet and another fifteen minutes or so installing the firmware update. The update was a success. I don’t know if it was just me being excited, but I was quite sure the letters and fonts look better. Navigating through the menu was spiffier. By this time, it was time to go out and do some weekend groceries. So, I clipped my phone back into the casing and off to the supermarket I went. I received a couple of calls while I was shopping, and since the phone is like a brand new phone out of the factory, I couldn’t tell who were calling untill I answered them. I made a mental reminder torestore the back up the moment I reached home.

Okay … back at home, I connected the E71 to the PC once again, launched PCSuite and went on to restore from the backup I made on the PC. It took a quite a while to put everything back to the phone.  A pop up on the screen tells me that the restore was completed and the phone prompted that it needs a reset. I pressed OK.

That’s when the bad things happen.

After the reset and the usual Nokia handshake, there was a message on the phone “Phone start up failed. Please contact the retailer”


I kept calm for a while, switched off the phone and switched it back on moments later. … ding ding diiing ding dooonngg … the nokia handshake … and …


Then I started to panic. 

I called a cousin of mine who has been a Nokia user as long as I can remember to ask if he knows what to do in such situation. He did not answer. I called the store where I bought the phone. They were still closed for Chinese New Year. My goodness.

Out of desperation, I switched off the phone and took out the phone and the SIM card. I though if this Symbian device is like windows, cutting all power amd do a fresh restart would help.

I was wrong. After 30 minutes, I put the phone together and switched it on again only to see the same disappointing message.

“Arrrggghhhh ….. I killed my phone”

I started to sweat, my tummy feel like I swollowed a bunch of butterflies … the feeling was horrible. I feel distress and depress at the same time.

I called my friend Dr. Jamal and told him what happened. He felt sorry for me but did mention that he read somewhere that the phone can be factory resetted by pressing a combination of keys. He cant recall which key combo but we was sure it can be done.

My hopes were back up and went off googling. After following a few links I found a site that explained how to do the hard reset.

There are two ways.

(1) key in *#7370#

(2) switch off the phone. While keeping the green phone button, 3 and #key [correction: press 3 + * + green keys, thanks Punes, for correcting] press the red power button to switch the phone on. keep everythind depressed untill the nokia handshake comes on screen. Let go of the keys only after the handshake screen dissappears.

I could not even get my phoe to start, so I went straight to option (2).

I pressed the three keys as instructed, and being short of a third hand, I asked my son to press the power button.

Ding ding diiing ding doongg … hand shake … and YAYYYY!!!!! the standby screen. At that point in time, I was the happiest man in the world. 

What a relief. The first person I called to test if the phone is working was Dr. Jamal. The phone call went on without any problems. 

This was one heck of a weekend “adventure”. I learned a few things out of this.

I’m just glad I got to use my Nokia E71 again.