N-gage are giving away one free N-gage activation code for anyone living in the UK, this code will turn any trial game in to a full version. Unfortunately for any living out side the uk there is no plan to provide this service to other countries but you can always hope. To get this free licence code then you have to go to http://www.n-gagewizard.com/ and follow these simple steps. Read more
At the moment the only way to update is ota (over the air) and it will be available to only a few product codes but will shortly be available via nokia software updater. The update doesn't have a change-log yet so this won't be the last post about it but for now ill tell you what I know. So far it has been confirmed to have a performance increase and some bug fixes so it should bring the nokia N96 to life once again. If you are updating ota then the update will only be 6MB but if you remember the update to v20.050 was only 3MB so this could be quite a substantial update but as I haven't be able to update yet I can't confirm whats new. If we go by past phones
normally when they reach the v30 firmware then they start to become great phones so i will be great to how this update pans out.
If you have updated and you have noticed anything please let us know.
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Summary: Changing the font on your Nokia N96 is quite a task but an even bigger task is finding a font that actually looks good on your N96. FontRouterMan changes that by letting you adjust Length, Size, Font Style, Letter Spacing, Word Spacing, Bitmap Type and min and max Size. Also FontRouterMan will let you chose a font and ask where to find it so this means you can change the font even if you phone is not hacked because it can read fonts from anywhere. FontRouterMan will let you adjust any font so that its very usable and is another way to personalise your phone just to how you like it.
Overview: I know the font I’m using isn’t looking that clear at the moment let me explain why, Every time you want to change some thing about your font then you have to restart your phone before it takes effect. So this will take a while to do my advise is not to turn any setting down and only increase them about 3-5 points to start with and use bold. After that you will probably what to change it some more and I would say to do that over the course of the day because I guess that the phone won’t like to be restarted every 5 minutes. There is two Applications that you have to install but they are both in the link at the bottom as well as some fonts.FontRouterMan is in the RC (release candidate) stage which means that it’s basically ready for distribution and its free.
Please note that one of the applications needs to be signed!
Summary: I haven’t been impressed with too many applications these days normally because they only have one use. Its going to be a mouth full to tell you what Best Profiles can do for your Nokia N96 but ill give it a go. To start with lets go through the basics, Best Profiles will let you chose to change your profile everyday or just the selected days, you can also set up key words and whenever an event happens in your calender that uses that key word it will change to a selected profile. Best Profiles will also use your GSM location to chose a profile (which so far I have only been able to define a country but you mite be able to work or home locations) and of course it can change your profile when you charge your phone. With all this going on it could well happen that your profiles overlap so Best Profiles has a priority setting for each profile change it does. Now lets get onto the good stuff, first for every different profile you can have different wallpapers, Themes and sound notifications. Also upon activation of a profile you can set it to run multiple applications, different backlight settings and even bluetooth activity. All this needs a bit of planning what if you just want a quick change well Best Profiles has the ability to let you activate any profile at a certain time, after a certain time, for a certain time and even lock for a certain time if your not sure what other profile mite activate.
Overview: On its own Best Profiles doesn’t seem that much but if you think of the possibilities for example my previous post was power mp3 that could start playing music as soon as it opened so if you set that as the application your profile runs it could be an alarm clock that doesn’t stop. Just think what it could do I’m 100% sure that someone will think of an even better use of this application and I would love to hear about it when you do. Unfortunately I have some bad news Best Profiles isn’t free its only £6/$10 but I know that it will put most people off which is a shame because it is a good application and one day there will be a time this application will help you.
Nokia N97 is coming in the next few months to the market and some videos are now being published around the web about the this Nokia cell phone. Some of those videos are not only a look trought the design of Nokia N97, bue also an exploration of the funcionalities of this new device. Indeed Nokia N97 came to substitute N96 – Only God knows if there will be an N98 our N99, but the chances are good – Who knows if 2010 will be the year of the big revelations. I image how would be a competition between the Nokia N98 and the iPhone Nano.
Well, these are only dreams. For now I selected from Youtube a nice “Nokia N97 Hands-On”. For now you can only buy Nokia N96
I was just looking at the back cover of the N96 review unit, and I noticed something strange: there seems to be a new language, it’s one that is very similar to my mother tongue, it’s called “Portugese”. If anyone knows where the language is from, please let me know!
I just received my first Nokia N96. Well, it isn’t mine, but it’s going to stay with me for this week or so. Nokia PR in South Africa sent me one for a review at PhoneReport, and I decided to quickly share my thoughts in this blog. I don’t feel like going all formal at PhoneReport because I just wrote an English exam…
I was only expecting the phone to arrive next week, but this morning I received an email saying that they will drop one off when they collect the E71 I photo reviewed here.
So what are my first thoughts? Nothing better than put them in point form:
It’s huge, occupies most of my hand, when compared to my innocent N95. I like it! – good
No memory card – I’m fine with 16GB, thank you very much. – good
Ovi leaflet in the box. Could be more interesting, such as uploading features, geotagging, etc. Well, Nokia seems to be getting there, slowly. – ok
Keys feel very cheap, they have a plastic that feels as it’s moving. – bad
There’s a car charger, something besides numbers tells me the battery will die very quickly. – good
No music in it. Not even one track. – bad
The included movie, Transformers, is locked. I haven’t browsed through the box to find the code. – bad
It comes with a free Tetris game. Why not Asphalt Urban or something? – bad
The display is huge. – good
Speakers are loud. – good
My fingers fit nicely on the first keypad row, and typing isn’t bad at all. Will have to see tonight with MXit. – good
Transitions not on by default. Why not? – bad
Auto-rotation not on by default. Why not? – bad
Navi-wheel doesn’t work. – bad
Flash doesn’t seem to be very powerful, will have to compare it later to the N95. – bad
That’s pretty much it. I will think of something more concrete when I write the actual review. Until then, those of you who do have the N96, please share your knowledge/problems at the N96 discussion forum!
Nokia will be throwing a challenge in India, entitled “Nokia N96 24GB is big!”. Of course the N96 only has 16GB built-in memory, but you could always buy an additional 8GB memory card.
The company will show users how to make use of such a large amount of memory via the means of playing a game where one has to catch as much as multimedia files as possible. Six Nokia N96 are up from grabs, two for students only, and there is even more NSeries devices to be offered for gifts for on-spot contests, such as the one which Nokia will travel to College Campuses in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai and provide users with hands-on preview of the N96.
At the right N96 N81 8GB, and at the left the N81 8GB N96. It’s not just the display that’s bigger, but there are few minor changes in cosmetics on the front. The keys are slightly separated, and the multimedia key is smaller. The navi-wheel is made thinner and higher so that it feels good to the finger.