Well we tech geeks sure love tech stuff and gadgets and me specially love mobile devices, smart phones. Unfortunately technology always evolves and we put our eyes to the new fancy devices. What happens to the old ones? well they are not so old to throw away, but not so fancy to sell either, they just dust in a corner with a dying battery. Besides not being old throwing away a mobile phone or any new techy device is harmful to the nature as you may not now. I decided to do something with my old toys and gone for the best thing recycling them.
I knew there were couple of websites around for this job but I never used them and I did not like the idea of check. I was looking for decent money and bank transfers then I came across cash for phones website. You know the system, you simply type in phone make/model, state your condition, they state your price and that is it basically. They send you all the information with a special envelope to send back your phone (do not forget to delete all your personal information beforehand) once you send your phone and if it is in the promised shape viola money is in your bank account.
You can do something for the environment, world resources with your dusty mobile phones and make a decent money to spend on yourself
Ovi store worked for me only once, after then it is always download failed. It is annoying that everything works fine, you already have content for the phone but you can not get it because of the store error. Fortunately problem only occurs in the Phone Ovi Store. Here is the the solution.
- Go to Menu then Settings
- Select Application Manager
- Select Installed Apps.
- Scroll down to Ovi Store and Select it
- Tap on Options then Uninstall
- Tap on Internet then enter www.ovi.com
- Select the Store menu
- Enter your details, and download the applications from there via browser.
In my review I said email client is integrated with messaging centre as usual, It works integrated with phone but lacks of Iphone kinda features. Well Nokia has Nokia Messaging application again free which covers all the missing stuff. Supports push on all emails Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, Your personal emails etc. It only lacks the Email icon on the top like the other Email application. I believe they will put that in following days with home widget support also.
- You can download from Ovi Store
- You can open and download from http://email.nokia.com
Nokia already is experimenting with the new touch screen options. Beta labs produced a nice application called handwriting calculator, it is basically what we all dreamed about. You write the equations on the paper/screen and put an equal at the end and viola application does the operations and gives you the result Even for the complicated recognitions. Here is the examples I took, sorry for the quality they are captures with Iphone camera. Lol the irony. You can install it from the Ovi Store free.
This is actually my response to a yahoo answers question.
I just got my Nokia n97 and as an Iphone 2G and 3G user. I wanna go over some aspects.
N97 is new and not many applications and games developed for it yet but it already has large list of existing symbian applications. It has free download application already and Ovi store. Filled with some nice apps already in 1 week time. Compared to the appstore which happened 1 year later (copy catting the installer - jailbreak / hack - idea ) and 1 year old. Do not expect dumb applications such as bill divider or metro maps, Nokia will say you have a mind and calculator. Iphone users are mainly dumb - me too - it spend 1 years before you can even use a IM application on it. Iphone came to this point in 2.4 years while Nokia - Symbian phones did everything for years.
As a user development part should interest you also, why? Because apple sells the Iphone SDK and training, meaning you need to pay apple in order to develop some application or game for it! While symbian is open and used for years. Anybody can do anything with it, if they set their mind to it. If you really want touch and view experience I suggest you to wait 2 more weeks and get the HTC Hero Phone. It is bringing the Android OS - developed by Google for Mobile Devices - which beats the crap out of Iphone experience. In couple years Android and Andro Phones will grow much more than Iphone closed SDK.
Touch screen is pretty accurate. You can touch with anything unlike iphone you are suppose to touch with your bare skin. Comes with its special pen, which is pretty good in handwriting. Makes writing a lot faster. Supports double clicking. Sliding, scrolling is not as fancy and smooth as Iphone. You are suppose to point click and scroll like in PC environment, not with the whole screen. N97 keyboard is nice and enough spaced to let you write fastly. Symbols and numbering options are not user friendly as IPhone's though.