Friday, December 31, 2010

Review and Specs of Nokia C6-00

C6-00 Nokia Review

Nokia C6-00 is the elder brother of Nokia C3-00, Nokia C6-01 will be hitting the market very soon as well. C6-00 is playing a very important role in Nokia's dooms day game plan.

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We all know Symbian is badly beaten by Apple iOS, Google propelled Android (Andy), RIM's Blackberry OS. Most probably Windows Phone 7 will join the club soon, at least that's what Microsoft's propaganda machine is trying us to believe in.

The C6-00 features a slide out QWERTY keyboard, and a 3.2 inches touch screen. Although, its not capacitive touch but still its better than Nokia's C3-00. Nokia C3-00 features an awesome 5 mega pixels camera as well, and the result is pretty nice. Camera is accompanied with an LED flash, the C6-00 also makes geo-tagging a possibility. Camera software sports face and smile detection system.


Nokia C6-00 also supports the all time well known OVi app store, and allows you to install various applications.
What are the available colors for Nokia C6-00?
Black, and White and believe me both are awesome.
Nokia C6-00 has got the looks, but the software it runs on is pretty old and nothing comparable to iOS or Android etc. And the processor is very week, a 437 MHz of muscle is nothing comparable to Snapdragons hidden inside Windows Phone 7 and many Andy(Android) devices. Snapdragon is a 1 GHz processon, more than double.

There is a major difference between C3-00 and C6-00, it is that C6-00 is a Symbian S60 based device whereas C3-00 is a less capable S40 series device.
Nokia C6-00 contains many other interesting features which are  front-facing camera for video calling, Wi-Fi, HSDPA, Assisted-GPS and stereo Bluetooth. An accelerometer is also built in to do automatic screen rotation, alarm snoozing and call silencing.
The 128 MB memory combined with the limited processing power inside the box appears to worsen matters, as soon as the new device charm factor ends the user finds that the phone is not good at even opening images and going though video galleries.
Nokia C6-00 runs on a 1200 mAH Li-ion batter, which gives up to seven hours of talk time and can stay on standby for 17 days. 
An overview of Nokia C6-00 Specifications or specs is given below.
Nokia C6-00 definitely supports Micro SD memory card up to 16 GB.
One very good decision by Nokia people is that they are now making phone with standard 3.5 mm audio jack, that means you can plug any stereo and any head phone in your home into Nokia C3-00 or Nokia C6-00 or Nokia E72.

Size: 103.8 x 52.5 x 13.9 mm
Weight (with battery): 131 g
Volume: 65 cc

Keys and input methods
Touch screen
Slide out QWERTY keyboard
Dedicated camera key

Display and user interface
Nokia ClearBlack display for improved outdoor visibility
Screen size: 3.2"
Resolution: 16:9 nHD (640x360 pixels) AMOLED
16.7 million colours
Capacitive touch screen
Orientation sensor (Accelerometer)
Compass (Magnetometer)
Proximity sensor
Ambient light detector

Power Management
BL-5CT 1050 mAh Li-Ion battery
Talk-time (maximum):
GSM up to 720 min
nokia_C6-00_white_lying_open_sideWCDMA up to 290 min
Standby time (maximum):
GSM up to 420 h
WCDMA up to 380 h

Data Network
GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 33
HSDPA cat 9 10.2 Mbps
HSUPA cat 5 2.0 Mbps
WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g/n
TCP/IP support
Capability to serve as data modem
Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes

Bluetooth version 3.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
High-Speed USB 2.0 (micro USB connector)
3.5 mm AV connector
Micro USB charging
FM radio
2.0mm charging connector

microSD memory card slot, hot swappable, max. 32 GB
2 GB microSD memory card included
Internal memory: 340 MB user memory

Software platform & user interface
Symbian ^3 for Nokia
Java MIDP 2.1
Qt 4.6.2, Web Runtime 7.2
HTML 4.1
Software updates Over the Air (FOTA) & Over the internet (FOTI)
Flash Lite 4.0
OMA DM 1.2, OMA Client provisioning 1.1

Nokia Messaging, Social, Ovi Maps with free , Lifetime navigation, Ovi Store, Nokia Ovi Suite, Cmail, Ovi Suite 2.2, Web TV, Games

The price of Nokia C6-00 in Pakistan is currently Rs. 18500. It is a nice phone in the end.

Nokia C-600 Price : 
  • What is C6-00 Nokia price in India.
  • C6-00 Nokia price in India is 9700 rupees.
  • What is C6-00 Nokia price in in Pakistan.
  • C6-00 Nokia price in in Pakistan is 18500 rupees.
  • What is C6-00 Nokia price in in Australia :
  • C6-00 Nokia price in in Australia is 215 AUD.

The Nokia C6-00 Poem 

Real friendship isn't a big thing, it's a million little things
Like the little things that get us through the day
Nokia C6, staying close has never been so easy
Experience the joy of being close and in touch even when apart
Bring your closest friends and family to your homescreen
Priortise 4 or up to 8 contacts
Be in sync, know instantly what's going on
With updates on your homescreen
So you know when someone needs your attention, and a little boost
All your favorite chat accounts in one place
Choose your preferred way to respond spontaneously
Setup all your favourite email accounts
Homescreen widgets to help you stay connected
Convenience of touch screen, with easy to use QWERTY keyboard for quick typing
So you can stay in touch with your friends and family, whenever, wherever
Because what matters most in life is Close Friendship

Nokia C6: Staying close has never been so easy :)

Alternatively, The Nokia C6 poem can be called Nokia C6 Song or some might like to call it The Nokia C 6 Rhythm :) 

Most probably you found this C6-00 Nokia review useful.
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Thursday, December 30, 2010

BCM2157 Chipset, Less than $100 Smart Phones Will Be Possible

BCM2157 Chipset, Less than $100 Smart Phones Will Be Possible

I'm not kidding folks, this is really truly possilble. According to Jim Tran, VP/GM – Handset Line of Business for Broadcom, some of Broadcom’s bullet points are:

  • The BCM2157 baseband, since it combines many functions on one chip, is able to run more efficiently, meaning less battery power will be needed than on current basic handsets. Low-cost, low-power, 65 nm digital CMOS process means the silicon will be cheap. The dual-core processors will run at 500-800mhz. Supports portable Wifi hotspot and Android 2.2 and up
  • According to the company, the new Broadcom BCM2157 Android platform targets mass market smartphones mainly, as it provides high-end smartphone features on more affordable 3G Android handsets.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Nokia C3-00, and Samsung Corby Line Up The Mid Range Hot Shots

My Personal Nokia C3-00 Review

This post is a personal Nokia C3 00 review, I've used Nokia C3-00 myself. Looks like Nokia has identified the market need correctly. And it has come up with an economic hand set, Nokia C3-00. This phone gets you very close to a smart phone, in half the price of popular iPhone/Windows Phone 7/Android gadgets. Still there are many good Nokia C3-00 apps out there, and Nokia C3-00 wifi capability is nice. Although Noki C3-00 wifi is not as strong as the wifi in a lap top, but still people after all Nokia C3 00 is an entry level fone(you can gift Nokia C3 to your papa easily). And there are many many Nokia C3-00 free themes also available.
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The Good:

Wifi: The coolest thing is Nokia C3-00 wifi capability is awesome, and by awesome I mean "literally awesome". I bought a Nokia C3 00 just because I knew the Nokia C3-00 wifi is solid.
Nokia OVi Store Logo, nokia c3-00 themes nokia c3-00 apps nokia c3-00 wifiNokia OVi Suite and store connectivity: Every thing in Nokia C3-00 can be synchronized with a PC using Nokia's free OVi Suite application. It is also possible to back up your contacts, photos, music, and even phone state using OVi Suite. You can send/read received messages from OVi Suite as well.
Then comes in the OVi App store, which is a nice app store though nothing comparable to Apple's App store. You'll find many good games and productivity software for free. OVi suite works good just because of the solid Nokia C3-00 wifi capability, you can easily download Nokia c3-00 apps over Nokia c3-00 wifi. It is also possible to do Nokia C3-00 update using Nokia C3-00 wifi. Anyways, I keep downloading Nokia C3-00 themes over Nokia C3-00 wifi ;)

Built in messenger software: lets you log-on to MsN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, GTalk, and Nokia OVi chat. Good thing, this messenger can be minimized and you can continue fiddling with music or photos after it gets online.

Mail Client: An application which has built in support for Hotmail(Windows Live Mail, Yahoo Mail, GMail, and Nokia OVi Mail).
There's a build in application for facebook and twitter as well, but at least on my C3-00 its not working. I am using Snaptu (free)for checking out Facebook and Twitter. This application works well on Wifi and EDGE/GPRS connections.

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The Bad:
The phone often crashes when you try to forward MP4 files.
Not all MP4 files are supported, the picture disappears for some files.
2 mega pixel camera is totally crap.
When you're typing a long tweet or facebook status update, or in my case even blog draft :p and there's music playing in the background the phone becomes dead slow, letters appear slowly on screen while you type.
I tried to perform Nokia c3-00 update many times but it failed. I currently have version 4 of the OS.

Samsung Corby:

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Earlier this year(2010) Samsung introduced its amazing line up of budget "Almost Smart Phones" called Samsung Corby. Corby line up included Corby TXT, Corby, and Corby Pro. All the Corbies had 2.0 megapixel camera. And there were Wi-Fi capable versions as well. A Corby Txt is pictured below, this one seems to be closest competitor of Nokia C3-00
Samsung-Corby-Txt-Front, nokia c3-00 themes nokia c3-00 apps nokia c3-00 wifi

Corby Pro was all about touch touch. I think Samsung wanted to steal some of iPhone lovers. Or lure in people who got iPhone on their wish list, but don't have enough bucks to buy one.
Samsung-Corby-Pro, nokia c3-00 themes nokia c3-00 apps nokia c3-00 wifi

Samsung Pro sports a nice slide out keypad as well, an attempt to bring in high end Nokia phones look and feel, I think.
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But I think Nokia's OVi store has played an important role in success of Nokia C3-00. Because OVi store contains a whole lot of applications, which can be easily downloaded for free or maybe purchased.

Nokia C3-00 Wish List:
Before specs I think a wish list is much more important, cause you'll find specs on many other sites as well.
  • A browser app which could be minimized just like Messenger, and Media Player. In fact, the capability to hide any running application and move out to other applications. The number of concurrent user applications can be limited.
  • S60 like home key, which would make switching between applications much easier.
  • Pop up alerts about new call and SMS on PC when a C3-00 is connected to PC via OVi suite.
  • An easily customizable  grid/list view background
  • A Blackberry style scroll wheel.
Nokia C3-00 Specs(Specification):
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Technical Specs

Developer Platform
    Series 40 6th Edition (initial release)
Operating System
    Nokia OS
Screen Resolution
    320 x 240 px

Browser, Flash and Web Runtime
Browser Details
    HTML over TCP/IP
    Opera Mini
    WAP 2.0
    WebKit Open Source Browser
    XHTML over TCP/IP
Flash Technology
    Flash Lite 3.0
Flash Lite Features
    Wall Paper

Camera Resolution
    1600 x 1200 px
CMOS Sensor
    2.0 Megapixel
Video Recording Formats
    H.263, MPEG-4
Video Features
    Video Player
    Video Recorder
    Video Streaming
Video Playback Formats
    3GPP formats (H.263), H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Graphic Formats
    BMP, GIF87a, GIF89a, JPEG, M3G, PNG, SVG-T, WBMP
Theme Version
    Series 40 Theme v3.0
Suggested Theme Template
    Series 40 Compact UI
Audio Features
    Audio Recorder AMR
    Audio Streaming
    Bluetooth Stereo
    Handsfree Speaker
    MP3 Ringtones
    Music Player
    Stereo FM RDS Radio
Audio Formats
    AAC, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, M4A, MIDI Tones (poly 64), Mobile XMF, MP3, MP4, RealAudio 8, SP-MIDI, True tones, WAV, WMA 10 Pro, WMA 9

Memory Functions
Maximum User Storage
    55 MB[1]
NAND Memory
    128 MB
SDRAM Memory
    64 MB
Memory Card type
    Micro SD
Memory Card Features
    Hot Swap
Maximum Memory Card Size
    8 GB
Maximum Heap Size
    2 MB
Maximum JAR Size
    2 MB
    1 2GB MicroSD card included in the sales package(Not always).

Local Connectivity
    Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
    Micro USB
    MTP (Multimedia Transfer Protocol)
    Nokia AV 3.5mm
    Nokia microUSB Cable CA-101
Bluetooth Profiles
WLAN support


Messaging Features
    OMA Instant Messaging and Presence Service v1.2.1
    OMA Multimedia Messaging Service v1.3
Email Solutions
    Nokia Messaging 3.0
    Ovi Mail
    Oz Email
Supported Email Protocols

Power Management
    2.0mm Charger Connector
Battery model
    BL-5J 3.7V 1320mAh
Talk Time up to
    7.0 hours
Standby Time up to
    33 days

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Nokia C3-00 is available in three colors, Metallic Blue, Pink, and Gold. The pink Nokia C3-00 can be an awesome treat for young teen girls, who love to sms a lot to their friends. Just give it a look, it looks truly sexy:
Nokia_C3-00_Pink, nokia c3-00 themes nokia c3-00 apps nokia c3-00 wifi

Ladies and gentlemen, I am happy to conclude that... Nokia C3-00 is no rival to iPhone or Android. But it is definitely a nice phone, with enough features for a common user. I mean c'mon! you can check your mails, facebook, twitter, listen to music, watch youtube, got internet chat,  what else do you need in $135? And it is clearly better than Samsung Corby line up. Go get one ;)

Nokia C3-00 Price :

Nokia C3-00 price in India ?
Nokia C3-00 price in India is 6500 rupees.

Nokia C3-00 price in Pakistan ? 
Nokia C3-00 price in Pakistan is 11500 rupees.

Nokia C3-00 price in Australia ?
Nokia C3-00 price in Australia is 135 AUD.

Nokia C3-00 price in Iran ? 
Nokia C3-00 price in Iran is 1389786 Iranian Rial.

What is Nokia C3-00 Restriction Code ???
By default Nokia C3-00 Restriction Code is 12345. Maybe the Nokia C3-00 restriction code is different depending on the region. Would be great if you can search some forums about Nokia C3-00 restriction code in your region and post the info in comments.

I hope you find this personal Nokia C3-00 review very useful.

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Say hello to World's First 23 Inch... full HD... Naked Eye... 3D Display

Eizo intros 'world’s first' 23-inch full HD naked-eye 3D display

Eizo just introduced their long rumored 23-inch full High Definition 3D display, the 3D goggles free version A.K.A "Naked Eye" one.

Here are the images!!!

Eizo DuraVision FDF2301-3D
Eizo DuraVision FDF2301-3D

Eizo DuraVision FDF2301-3D

The Eizo LCD panel sports a 1,920 x 1,080 resolution. Intended for the industrial marketplace, the FDF2301-3D uses several methods to bring 3D to viewers without active-shutter specs, such as directional backlight towards the viewer’s left and right eyes as well as a time lag.

Pricing will vary by country, and a base price hasn’t been published yet. But the DuraVision FDF2301-3D is scheduled to roll out during the second quarter of 2011.
3D technology has truly exploded since this time last year, but it still requires the use of 3D glasses for the most part. Will 2011 bring us more 3D-enabled goodies that don’t require any additional spectacles?