The FCC has approved the tests for the unannounced Nokia T7-00 (RM-679). It has a triband WCDMA 850/1900MHz including the rare 1700MHz AWS band, and a dualband GSM 850/1900MHz. The bottom of the device says it has TD-SCDMA/GSM. Specs are not yet known, but an 8megapixel camera with dual-LED flash is likely. The HDMI port on the top of the device were omitted and in place is the micro-USB port. The lanyard hole is now on the left-side.
Looks like it's heading to T-Mobile USA just like the Nokia Astound.
Remember the Nokia Oro that leaked on May 4? That luxury edition of C7, is now official. Nokia has just announced that it will be launched in selected markets. It has a 18-carat gold plating, a sapphire crystal menu button that is eight time sturdier than a glass, and a Caledonian herds leather at the back. Inside the phone, it's basically a Nokia C7, but the OS is now an updated Symbian Anna. There's a pentaband radio connectivity, HSPA, Wi-Fi b/g/n, a 3.5in AMOLED screen, an 8 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash (apparently, an EDoF camera) with 720p HD video recording.
The Nokia Oro will be available in selected markets including Russia, Middle East, China, and Europe. Nokia says it will cost
A member of Daily Mobile forum posted that the Nokia X7 firmware version is now available for download at Navifirm Plus. It shows the version 021.013 and is newer than the previously published on RDA which is version 021.011.
Looking at the variant of the firmware, I can say that it is an X7 headed to Yoigo Telecom of Spain. I think it's already shipping. The product code is also different as on the RDA. Will we finally see Symbian Anna on other Symbian^3 devices soon? Soon. I mean in the next few days..
Application Updates. That's the most requested feature on the Ovi Store since it opened. And now, Ovi announced that they will release a newer version of Ovi Store that will support this feature. After updating to Store 2.8, you can now check for updates for your downloaded apps and games. No more hassle checking the Internet for the latest versions! When there is an update available, a little green flag on the top-right corner of the Account tab will appear. Click it and it will bring you to your Account page. You will then see an Updates section. Click it and it will take you to the list of available updates. You can tap Update all or update them one by one.
This feature is initially available to Symbian^3 devices only. Roll-out will start next week.
Aside from this, there are also other changes to the Ovi Store. Check out Ovi Publish for more info.
Yesterday, May 16th to be exact, the Symbian Anna duo Nokia E6 and X7 got their firmwares updated again. This latest update bumps the firmware version to v021.011 (previously v021.010) and the Web browser to version 22.214.171.124 (previously v126.96.36.199). That's not a major update though. As we know, Nokia is preparing it for the general release so they need to iron out bugs here and there.
More photos to be added in a while.
Symbian Anna release date is still hooked up on Q2 2011.
@qoyumnasri found an interesting image header on Nokia Homebase YouTube channel. It is an image of three Symbian^3 phones (N8, E7, and C7) running on an unknown version of Symbian which includes flexible widgets. Do you think it's the upcoming PR3.0 that is supposed to be released later on this year? Currently, the OS only supports up to 6 widgets in only one size. Only time will tell.
As the title says, a bunch of HD games are available for FREE at the Ovi Store. Yes, they are full version games and not those annoying free but ad-supported version or a demo copy. Many people got confused thinking if this is just a bug or something else. However, one user at Daily Mobile writes that on Sweden, those free games have their own category called "Summer Game Gifts". So it means this is a promotion by Ovi / Nokia. I still have one question though, why are they not promoting their own promotion? Meh, nevermind. Just grab your phone and get all of thos HD games that have gone FREE! Look for the yellow ribbon on the game logo thumbnails at the Ovi Store, it's the sign.
Free HD Games List: (As of 18:36 May 3rd)
Angry Birds Rio
GT Racing: Motor Academy HD
Angry Birds Seasons
Assassin's Creed™ HD
James Cameron's Avatar HD
Spider-Man: Total Mayhem HD
Monopoly Classic HD
The Settlers HD+
Hero of Sparta HD
Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X HD+
PAC-MAN Championship Edition
Guitar Rock Tour 2 HD+
The Sims 3 HD
Rally Master Pro
WSOP 3: Hole'em Legend FREE
Bounce Boing Battle
I will update this list if ever I find more. :)
NOTE: Only available on most European countries.