Nokia was ‘the man’ last year. The highest rated mobile brand, says YouGov

19 Jan , 2012  

Our dear Nokia keeps making us proud!

YouGov is a global market research consultancy and the authoritative measure of consumer behaviour and public opinion in the UK

On the other hand …

YouGov’s BrandIndex is a daily measure of brand perception among the public, tracking many brands across multiple sectors simultaneously. So, as a subscriber, you not only get a real-time picture of your own brand’s health, but also that of competitors and whole sectors.
BrandIndex operates at a national and international level, allowing you to track brand perception in just one country, compare across multiple countries and/or monitor a global picture.

According to those guys,

Nokia took the top spot with an index score of 34.5, but fell nearly 8 points from 2010, while Samsung and the iPhone took second and third place respectively.
O2 was the highest rated network operator, and the second most highly-rated telecoms brands overall, after Skype.
It was a good year for Google, ranking as the most highly rated brand in the UK, while the index score which saw the second greatest increase between 2010 and 2011 – behind British Airways – was Android, followed by HTC.

We are doing it the Nokia Way!!!

via: Mobile Marketing

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Windows Phone

Battery Life Fix (Update) for the Nokia Lumia 800 arrives

19 Jan , 2012  

Over the past few months, as far as when the Nokia Lumia 800 (WP7) device was released, there has been just one major issue that customers have been complaining about – Poor Battery Life. The complain did not go un-noticed as Nokia promised to release a new firmware update that would fix the mis-calibrated battery.

Today, there has been a major update on the Nokia Lumia 800’s firmware to 1600.2483.8106.11500 and the update as expected makes a major impact on the Battery Life of the Lumia 800 plus better wireless connectivity.

According to Professeur Thibault all carriers in France are now pushing the update, except for SFR, which will start in a few days.

Has the received the update yet?


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Nokia Belle update coming next week. See proof

18 Jan , 2012  

Update (30th January, 2012): Just like we thought, it was a typo error!

It seemed like a joke just yesterday how our tweets were geared towards the forthcoming update. We posted on how anxious we are on receiving our dear Nokia Belle on the fore runners of the Symbian^3 devices. As usual we were suggesting best practices that would make migration to this new wonderful platform a great one. Then, @nokia replied Ondrej Farkas’ tweet! Guess what they posted?

Could that be true or was it a typo? There was no further addition on this tweet and this leads us to one particular question. Is Nokia Belle really arriving next week? Next week will surely tell. Stay tuned to @NokiaTips, we will sure give you feedback on this topic once there is any.

In Addition, here is the link to the tweet: You could follow up the conversation and maybe ask and do let us know if there are any more updates.

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Nokia Lumia 900 Announced – Exclusive to North America with AT & T

11 Jan , 2012  

Black side right      Black front

As rumored, Nokia announced it third real Windows Phone, Nokia Lumia 900 a.k.a. Nokia Ace. Sadly, it is exclusive to North America which will come with AT & T. It is the first Nokia phone to feature LTE connectivity which will take full advantage of high speed network of AT & T ‘s 4G network.

Nokia Lumia 900 has 4.3″ AMOLED ClearBlack Display having resolution of 480×800 px and with Cornering Gorilla Glass.  It also features 1.4 GHz CPU, F/2.2 8 MP wide angle Carl Zeiss Lens Camera, 1830mAh , etc. The missing thing in Lumia 800, a front facing camera, is also added in Lumia 800 which is 1 MP camera supporting Video Calling.

Watch Nokia Press Conference at CES 2012 announcing Lumia 900:

Also have a look at First Hand on Lumia 900 from Nokia Conversation,

It is not yet announced if Lumia 900 will be available outside later on or not. They also didn’t mention when it will become available in US.

Head to Nokia’s official site for more specifications and details:

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Maximizing Battery performance on your Nokia Device

31 Dec , 2011  

It’s obvious that most people want the best out of their mobile phones and that includes having a quality battery with long lasting life. In most situations, we involve ourselves with activities that consume our battery and we keep yelling “Low Battery!!!”. Nowadays, most phones have a lot of built in features that contribute to high level of battery consumption. Here are some tips you could adopt in your day to day mobile activities inorder to have a sweet mobile experience with maximum battery performance.

1. Decrease your screen display brightness:

Decreasing the brightness of your cell phone’s screen is the most definite way of increasing battery life. Most Nokia phones support this. So supposing the level of brightness in your cell phone settings is 8 / 10, a level of 5 is more than enough and looks more pleasing to the eye. I have seen phones having 1 / 5 brightness and still showing everything on the screen crisply. Over bright displays not only hamper usage, they cut down battery life by a large factor.


Also, cutting down completely on the back light is also possible. Many phones, specially the classic Nokia ones can work without requiring the use of a back light. Of course, in the dark you have to use a back light but if you are low on battery, turning the back light off can keep you up for some more precious time.

Same goes for in built flash lights on the phones – don’t use them if you are on low battery.

2. Switch the vibrate function off on your phone, using just the ring tone. The vibrate function uses additional battery power. Keep the ring tone volume as low as possible.

3. Charge only when required:

Charging your phone’s battery only when required helps increase battery life in the long run. Suppose your phone measures battery levels on a scale of 5. Your current level is 4. Don’t charge your battery unless you truly want to – if you know you don’t require portability, let the battery drain down to say at least 1 or 2, then charge it. Charging when not required cuts down battery life.

4. Switch the vibrator off, keep it ringing:

When you are on low battery, switch off the phone’s vibrator. The vibrator uses up a lot of battery power and if you can use the ringing tone instead, use that.

5. Switch off the phone! :

This is the most effective way of conserving battery. If you don’t need your phone, or you are in an area where there is no reception, switch it off. Of course don’t be tempted to switch it on/off again and again, it will bring your battery level down to zero!

Some phones have an Offline mode also meaning the connection from the network is cut, but you can continue to use the phone otherwise for WiFi, taking pictures etc. Putting your phone in Offline mode also helps save battery life, since you are not receiving/ making calls and because your phone is not interacting with the network.


6. Use a power saver, don’t play games:

Don’t use a flashy screen saver. Most phones support something known as a a power saver, where the phone simply displays Date/Time on the screen. Use it. Screen savers consume battery power that can be otherwise saved.

As expected, if you are low on battery, don’t play games. Games may squeeze every drop of a phone’s resources and will do the same with the battery.

These are simple tips that you can use to maximize the battery life and output of your battery. Conserve when you can! Feel free to add your own tips in the comment section!


You can find more resources on this topic at WikiHow




Unlock Landscape Orientation in Nokia N9 HomeScreens

29 Dec , 2011  

Nokia N9 does not allow Homescreens to be used in Landscape mode by default. That doesn’t mean Nokia N9 doesn’t support it. An app called N9Tweak allows you to enable landscape mode and lets you customize other things like behaviors of keys etc. You are suppose to write some commands to do this. Well, that’s geeky and probably you want something that let you do this with just simple interface, right?



All you need to do is download Home screen settings by: Vesuri and follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the app from (Store link) and install on Nokia N9. Don’t worry, it will not be shown as an app in menu homescreen.
  2. Now goto Settings > Applications > Homescreen and unlock the orientation or use the setting as per your choice. 🙂
  3. Enjoy your landscape menu homescreen!!!
For more tips, follow us @NokiaTips and stay tuned. Don’t forget to comment your problems or just give feedback. 🙂


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