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Nokia ECO – #FutureNokia for @WOMWorld

April 10, 2010 2 comments

All thanks to @WOMWorld for giving me an opportunity to bring out the creative side of me after a long time. In fact, its got me all nostalgic as it reminded me of the days where we used to have weekly photography competition at blogs.nokia.com and every week we had to come out with a fresh and creative idea. Well, here I am again with my creation of how a flagship Nokia device will look like in ten years time #FutureNokia. So,I’ll let @WOMWorld and twitterverse be the judge of my creation – #FutureNokia – Nokia Eco: The most envoronment friendly phone ever to be made.

PS: I also welcome negative feedback and comments :p – @nikhilchawla

Reset Lifetimer of your Nokia Device

March 25, 2010 3 comments

Nokia Lifetimer is a counter that keeps track of the Total call time of your phone. It will show how much the phone has been used, and it’s the best thing to check if you’re planning to buy a used Nokia Mobile or when you plan to sell your’s at a higher price :p

To see the Total Call Time or the Lifetimer counter, On the standby screen type the following code *#92702689# (Easy way to remember this is – *#war0anty#). And it will pop up a message that shows the lifetimer in hours and minutes.

Here is a detailed procedure to make this lifetimer zero.

REQUIREMENTS:

The following files are required to reset the lifetime:

  1. Nemesis service suite link: Download from Here
  2. Nokia Connectivity cable driver link: Download Here (This version of Nokia Connectivity is necessary if you are using latest PC suite)
  3. Lifetimer.pm file: See the download link down this post.

PROCEDURE:

1. Download and Extract the Lifetimer.pm file,  and Download Nemesis Service Suite.

2. Install Nemesis Service Suite on your Computer, It won’t take much time.

3. Install Nokia Cable Drivers (No need to install, if you have Nokia PC Suite already installed)

4. Connect The Phone in “PC Suite” Mode to the PC

5. Open Nemesis Service Software

6. Click on “Scan for new Device” Button on Top right Corner

7.  It Will take a few seconds to scan, and it will load up the software interface after communicating with the Phone.

8. Click the “Phone Info” Button.

9. On the Bottom left, Select  and open the “Permanent Memory” Tab, which is next to the Fbus info.

10. Click the “Write” button on Below right, and open the Extracted Lifetimer.pm file on your PC.

11. After the Lifetimer.pm file is opened , it will immediately start writing it to the Phone’s EEPROM Area.

12. The Procedure will end when the progress bar reaches 20%. This is normal , and on the bottom right side, it will display its down.

13. Unplug the Phone, and Restart it.

14. After boot up, Check the Lifetimer .

Download: Lifetimer.zip

K.I.S.S. NOKIA N900

March 6, 2010 2 comments

K.I.S.S. – KEEP IT SHORT & SIMPLE – N900 REVIEW

Everybody who knows me knows that the only device I would ever use for telecommunication is a Nokia, irrespective of whether it is a Nokia 5110 or a Nokia N900, it just has to be a Nokia. So when I got my hands on to the most powerful Nokia device known to man(Nokia N900) I was more than elated to express how it made go on a high. Though it was too short lived as just 7 exact minutes for Greek God of mobile phone’s doesn’t count at all but it was worthwhile as something is better than nothing. When I was handing the Nokia N900 back to my friend,the same line was going on in my head for which I was famous at s60 blogs when Kristina Ferrari & Raj Unny always used to refer my name with this line- ” Why do all good things come to an end?”

I wish had got more time to do R&D on Nokia N900 as its not available in India that I could have bought it and reviewed it but I am going to share whatever I could get grasp in those 7 minutes.

Here it goes:

K.I.S.S. N900 Pros:

  1. It’s a Nokia
  2. Maemo the future platform of Mobile OS
  3. ARM Cortex A8 600MHz CPU, PowerVR SGX graphics accelerator; 256 MB of RAM
  4. Contacts integration of Skype, Google Talk and other VoIP services
  5. WMV/RealVideo/MP4/AVI/XviD/DivX video player
  6. State-of-the-art Mozilla-based web browser with Adobe Flash 9.4 support
  7. 5 MP, 2576×1936 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, Dual LED flash, video
  8. 3.5″ 16M-color resistive touchscreen of WVGA (800 x 480 pixel) resolution
  9. The Paranormic wallpapers are to die for
  10. FM Radio receiver, FM transmitter

K.I.S.S. N900 Cons:

  1. Not officially available in India yet
  2. No voice recorder, no MMS, and no handwriting recognition
  3. No smart and voice dialing
  4. Large and heavy
  5. Limited application availability
  6. Till more Maemo developers come in the league – its only going to be liked by Nokia fanatics or techies
  7. Resistive touch screen makes it hard to compete with the likes of Iphone and Nexus One
  8. Only available in Black colour
  9. Not enough integration with Ovi services
  10. Cant be updated to Maemo OS 6.0 in the future

I dont have more to share as its supposed to be a K.I.S.S. Review  but I promise to do a more in depth review of the Nokia N900 once I get it for review from some source(WOMworld,S60 etc) or once it officially available in India.

P.S. : For all those who don’t know about my phone’s – http://nikhilchawla.wordpress.com/my-phones/