Symbian Belle on Nokia N8 demonstration

This is beta software Symbian Belle demonstration. The final version will have more changes. Nokia have done well with UI / UX, very clean and easy to use. The phone workes steadily, rapidly and without any problems.

Nokia N8 EMF Anti-Radiation Shield

If you've read this blog before you know that I'm a skeptic. Particularly about online shops marketing pro-health and welfare merchandises. I have explored various websites and I've gathered information on Cellphone EMFs and their negative results of cell phone radiation. That was in part the reason I had headaches and I was fatigue at that time. So I have invested a small amount of money in the EMF Anti-Radiation Protector strip. You can imagine how I felt when I discovered that I no more experience head/eye aches and fatigue. Everything was gone!!!

I'm astonied and I want to share with you that this little strip made a huge difference in my life. I advice you to invest in this anti-radiation-shield rather than whatever you were about to buy for $10.

BTW: This radiation shield does not improve the battery life of your N8. But that's nothing equated to no longer having headaches and tiredness.

Click here to see more info on the product

Grid Touch - Free App for Nokia N8

If you've updated your OS to Anna and you're still not pleased with your N8's interface you can install Grid Touch free from Ovi Store. It allows you to organize, find and launch your favorite apps really fast. It moves a lot better than N8's native inteface. Supports zoom in/out function.

Symbian Belle Preview

Although Symbian Anna was just released, a new video leaked with the next N8 operating system: Symbian Belle

Homescreen, Widgets and Notifications Bar

Photo Gallery

general features:
  • More homescreens
  • Improved status bar
  • Modernised navigation
  • New apps
  • Informative lock screen
  • Visual multitasking

Read all the features of the new OS on Nokia website

Anna for Nokia N8 is released

This is the official demonstration of Symbian Anna running on the Nokia N8 at the Nokia Connection 2011 in Singapore. I have talked about Anna a little in the past. Although it's just released, people started roumors about the next Symbian OS: Belle

Symbian Anna main features:
- Virtual portrait QWERTY for fast, one handed typing
- Split screen view while typing; so you can see message threads, webpages, contacts or email
- An easier to use and faster browser, delivering quicker page loads and improved navigation
- Refreshed Nokia Maps including simpler search, new public transportation routes and the ability to check-in to Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare or local social networks
- A feature to share your location via email and SMS (even to non-Nokia phones)

Nokia Announce Their First 1GHz Phone

Since the launch of the iPhone, Nokia has struggled to regain their place as the number one mobile phone brand. With reported losses of £427 million in the second quarter of 2011, the Finnish brand is doing everything they can to try and claw their way back up the smartphone ladder. It has been well publicised that, from late 2011, all their smartphones will run on the Window Phone 7 operating system, and this month saw the announcement of Nokia’s latest offensive: their first Symbian-powered 1GHz mobile phone.

Dubbed the ‘Nokia 500’, the new handset has been called ‘the world’s fastest affordable phone’. As well as the impressive 1GHz processor, the device will have a 5-megapixel camera, a music player and a FM and Internet radio. It will also come preloaded with a wide range of entertainment apps including Shazam Encore, Lonely Planet guides and Gig Finder, as well as the social networking heavyweights like Facebook and Twitter. The phone will also feature the latest version of Nokia Maps, which is optimised for social networking and features pedestrian and vehicle offline navigation with voice guidance

Nokia N8 camera tips

Here are some tips you should know about Nokia N8 camera:

Start N8 Camera Fast
You can start fast the camera application by pushing the shutter button.

Switch to 16:9 image capture
go to Options > Settings > Image Quality > Print 9M (large)

Disable N8 camera capture sound
Start camera, go to Options > Settings > Capture tone > Off

Set your own scene mode by default:
Select the wrench key from main camera app screen.
Select Scene Mode (upper left of the screen)
Select M (User Defined) > Edit
From there make your own settings, but don't forget to change "Set as default scene mode" to "Yes".

Other Nokia N8 camera tips:
Red Eye Reduction does not work that well, so you should disable it and fix the eyes in photoshop.
Sometimes the pictures needs more contrast. Set it from your manual scene mode.
CameraPro application is better than N8's default camera application

Nokia N8 Alternative Browser

If you are not that pleased with the original WebKit browser that comes with N8, I have three Nokia N8 Alternative Browsers.

Opera Mobile and Opera Mini
Opera is the best Nokia N8 alternative browser.
pros: It's really fast and has qwerty keyboard in portrait mode. Fluid/quick navigation.
cons: No Flash support, facebook pictures really small

UC Browser
UC browser is an a colorful alternative to N8's native browser. It's pretty fast, but I have not managed to save facebook password. I need to insert it everytime I access the website. No Flash support. Low ram consumption.

Other browsers:
Bolt Browser
- It's small and fast
Digia @Web Browser
- It's a facelift on the original web browser (flash support included)

O2 takes the lead in mobile broadband

Having a smartphone with access to all the latest features and apps is all well and good, however, a great many of the features that make a smartphone so useful in the real world rely on mobile internet. It appears that mobile phone provider O2 has come out on top in the latest study into mobile broadband speeds...

The latest study has been undertaken by Ofcom, who unearthed a number of interesting revelations for the various leading mobile phone providers, some of which will be more welcome than others.

Both Orange and T-Mobile will be forced to double their efforts, as it was revealed that their latest “Everything Everywhere” venture suffers from speeds that are slower than other leading providers, including Three, O2 and Vodafone.

Ofcom's testing of the different providers has been noted as incredibly thorough and comprehensive, incorporating data from a whopping 4.2 million unique speed tests; it has managed to reveal several key differences with the services provided by the various networks.

One of its most interesting findings showed that O2 was faster than all other network operators during the peak evening period of 8-10pm. O2 also managed to notch up another victory over web page download tests; they were faster than the other top four operators in downloading the full HTML (with the exception of images) of some of the United Kingdom's most popular web sites.

The testing will come as unwelcome news to some of the operators, as it serves to highlight that there is clearly still big differences in the quality of services offered by the various leading providers. Smartphone users around the UK will undoubtedly be using the newly available information to influence their choice of network provider.

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N8 Youtube Video Downloader

With this app it's really simple to download Youtube Videos on your Nokia N8.

You have the option to download videos in more than one resolution - MP4(360p), MP4(720p) and MP4(1080p) depending on the quality of the original video.

N8 Youtube Video Downloader is free but data connection may be required for any additional component to be installed.

How to Soft Reset Nokia N8

In case you need to hard reset Nokia N8 phone due to various reasons, here are the steps you need to follow:

1) Select call and type in *#7730#
2) Press the power key and select Offile Profile
3) Call again to *#7730#
4) Confirm Hard Reset

This will remove all the information you have stored on your memory (internal memory and 16 GB memory). The N8 Soft Reset operation can take up to few minutes depending the amount of information you have installed on your cards.

Here is an alternative way to master reset the phone

Free Photo Apps for Nokia N8

Joyeye Lite Touch

This free photo app can be upgraded from Joyeye FX. If it's not working that way you'll have to unninstall everything and start over. Visit download page to see more about this N8 application.
Download it from Ovi Store

ShutterPro Preview Edition

This free app for N8 is an extended photo app that allows you to experience full power of Nokia N8 camera. With SutterPro you can take amazing pictures and you can add special effects to them like tilt-shift or color filters. The software allows facebook upload!
Download it from Ovi Store

Nokia Panorama

I just love this N8 free photo software. As you can see, with Nokia Panorama you can take high-quality smooth landscape panormic images with your phone. The software combines multiple photos in order to create a wide panoramic picture.

Download it from Ovi Store

Nokia N8 vs iPhone 4 video test

This is a Apple iPhone 4 vs Nokia N8: Side-by-side HD video comparison. I think N8 is way better than apple when it comes to its camera

How to Disassembly Nokia N8

A short video tutorial on how to Disassembly your Nokia N8 phone. As you can see, it's not that hard...

HD Movie shot with N8

Nokia N8 Presents - "The Commuter" from Nokia HD on Vimeo.

Software Update OS for N8

It seems that the long awaited Software update OS for N8 is here. And it's ever more than that. It's a new OS called ANNA. Anna OS was made due to clients multiple complaints regarding Symbian ^3 problems.

The new OS for Nokia N8 ANNA provides homescreen scrolling, better internet browsing, QWERTY onscreen keyboard for portrait orientation, new iconography and better OVI Maps.

It will be available for download in the following months. Subscribe to our feed in order to get the latest news

Nokia N8

The Nokia N8, Finnish mobile giant Nokia's high end smartphone, has attracted a lot of interest since its release last year. The phone boasts the best version of Symbian yet with a more interactive interface and a better browser than any other Nokia smartphone yet.

What sets the phone apart from the competition though is its camera. The Nokia N8 has probably the best camera on any phone on the market currently, it boasts 12 megapixels, has the biggest image sensor out of all its rivals and, with f/2.8 aperture and 5.9mm focal length, it is a camera that beats many of the cheap digital cams on the high street.

This domination in terms of camera phones has not gone unnoticed and it has been revealed that photographer Jason Hawkes will use the N8 to undertake his new aerial photography project.

Hawkes has in the past photographed countries such as Norway, Colombia, Morocco and the USA from the sky and his latest task is to take photos of Great Britain using a phone, the N8. Hawkes spoke of the use of having a good camera with him all the time on his phone, praising the Nokia N8 for its ease of use.

Hawkes said "My main attraction to this project was they say that the best camera you have is the one you have on you. I don't always have my camera equipment with me but I always have my mobile and the N8 has a 12-megapixel camera with truly amazing image quality.
By its very definition, aerial photography is very difficult to do, so we're pushing the limits of this camera as far as we can go."

John Nichols, of Nokia UK, added: "HD Horizons is the most exciting challenge yet for the Nokia N8, but we are always looking for new ways to push its capabilities."

If you are wanting to look at the specification of a Nokia N8 visit

Opera for Nokia N8: the best browser

If you're looking for the best Internet browser for N8, we, at N82-Download have the solution for you. We have tried many Internet Browsers for N8, but the best of them all is definitely the Opera Browser for Nokia N8. It has so many cool features that are way better than the default browser on N8.

new features:
* Line Set.
* Share option.
* Pinch to zoom.
* Support for HTML5
Download Opera Mobile for N8

Free TV with Nokia N8

The software used to watch free TV on Nokia N8 it's called SPB TV. It allows quick and easy access to 150+ live channels. You can preview channels, access picture-in-picture mode and TV guide. There is no subscription fee.

Check for SPB TV in OviStore

Nokia N8 DropBox Free Software

Nokia N8 is an amazing phone, but its biggest downside is the OS. Symbian is so poor when it comes to available apps that it's almost frustrating for an hardcore user like me. That's the main reason there is no Official DropBox application for Nokia N8. Fortunate, there is a third party app that allows you to connect your N8 and your dropbox account. It's called WiDropBox and works like a charm. With this free app, you can upload and download files on your DropBox account. This file can be found in Nokia Store, so just search for WiDropBox. Another mobile client for Dropbox is cuteBox

Nokia N8 Free video calling

I wasn't pleased to hear that Skype does not have video call support for Nokia N8. It messed up the day because I was really hoping to have video calls with my friends on this amazing gadget. It seems that the Skype video-calling for Symbian is still under construction, so we need to use an alternative. There are many free apps out there that allows video call function, but FRING is the best. Along with video calling, it allows you to connect to your other chat platforms: MSN Messenger®, GoogleTalk™, AIM®, ICQ® , Facebook® & Twitter.

Fring ( is the groundbreaking mobile communication service that gives users internet-rich communication from their mobile phones. fring members make FREE video calls, voice calls, live chat to other fringsters and to friends on other social networks.

Fring leverages the mobile phone's internet connection to create these communication experiences. fring is available on all major Smartphones, on any mobile operator, and any mobile internet connection (3G/4G, Wi-Fi, GPRS, EDGE).

Nokia N8 Torrent Software

SymTorrent is a cool BitTorrent client for Nokia N8. You can download multiple torrents with this software and you can pause or resume the downloads. Torrents can be started from the internet browser. Remember this is free and it's open source, so please support the developers on their website.

ps. It seems that this torrent software can be found only at the link above, because OVI Store has removed it from its database due to some music copyright infringement.

Nokia N8 Video Review

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The best eBook reader for Nokia N8

On my old N82 I used QReader, but that does not work so good on my N8. That's why I searched for an alternative.

Albite Reader is an open source software for your N8. It looks great, and as you can see in the video has plenty of ways to optimize and make it fit your needs.

Implemented features via Official Website

anti-aliased bitmap font in four sizes with over 850 glyphs, including latin, cyrillic and greek
hyphenation for 29 languages
23 character encodings, including UTF-8 and most of ISO-8859 and Windows-125x
animated touch-guided scrolling
horizontal and vertical scrolling
on-touch dictionary look up
units conversion: temperature, length, area, ...
portrait and landscape view
images and basic styling
color profiles
portable book settings
table of contents

Android Home Screen for Nokia N8

If you are not pleased with the original Nokia N8 home screen, there are many apps that will change it for you. I love Voyager Home Screen because it allows me to customize my home screen with amazing clocks, start menus, weather and news, smart dialing, google, events and many more features. This N8 app also features multiple screens (just like Android) for me to change, and the transition is very smooth compared to the Nokia N8's original.

Voyager Home Screen (vHome) is the most powerful desktop UI on Nokia phones.Give you HTC Sense and iPhone style UI on S60 , and totally free! Powerful home screen features include: 1) Beautiful big retro clock or analog clock 2) News feeds and weathe 3) Put all your apps into neat pages to flick through ,like iPhone 4) one click on/off widgets: bluetooth, silent profile,phone lock. 5) send twits from home screen

Nokia N8 Chat Software

You can use multiple free chat software when talking to your friends, but it seems that only a few are worth installing. So, here are the ones that got into my list:

1. NimBuzz - Free Calls, Chat, Messaging and more on your Nokia N8. Nimbuzz is the first in my list because it has a better interface and allows me to send pics more facile on Yahoo Messenger. Also features Facebook chat.

2. Fring - You can connect multiple chat clients. It's not that great when it comes to the interface, but it's the only software that let me make a video call. It uses it's one video call server.

3. Skype - You know what Skype is all about. What you don't know is that it does not have support for video calling on Symbian platform. That means you can only make audio calls on your Nokia N8. Maybe they will do something about this in the future, but for now, it's on the 3rd place in my list.

How to make Nokia N8 faster

Nokia N8 is not the fastest smartphone on the market, but you can use some tips and tricks I'm using in order to boost it.

1. Don't use wallpapers on home screens.
2. When not using wifi, disable wifi search.
3. Disable/uninstall programs that autostart. You can do that using M-Guard
4. Disable programs that run in background. That will slow down your N8 and it will drain your battery.
5. Clear the browser cache memory
6. Update your firmware. Nokia always improve their OS from time to time.
7. For faster Homescreen response times, disable Themes Effects
Click below on OPTIONS - THEME EFFECTS and select OFF)

Nokia N82 and Nokia N8

Because Nokia N82 was so old, I bought a new phone. Nokia N8! That's why this blog will focus more on Nokia N8 from now on. thank you for being with me so far, and I hope to gather new friends with the new Nokia N8 trend. I will post all the cool stuff I'm installing on my Nokia N8 more often. Download, share, comment!

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