Sunday, April 22, 2012

NOKIA LUMIA 800 AND 710---COOL PERSONIFIED

KEE@FSWMAG.COM
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The new Lumia 710 is fabulously fun and practical and so cheap at RM 999!
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The new Lumia in fuchsia in music mode
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Never a dull moment with the Games in my new Lumia!


I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN A FAN OF NOKIA AND NEVER THOUGHT OF USING A SMARTPHONE AS I REFUSED TO CHANGE MY NOKIA 8800 SIROCCO LIMITED GOLD EDITION THAT SOLD FOR RM 5,999.

CRAFTED OF 14-K GOLD, IT WAS MY PRIDE AND JOY FOR THE LAST 6 OR 7 YEARS AND CAUGHT EVERYONE'S ATTENTION AT ALL THE PARTIES, GALAS AND SOIREES I ATTENDED RELIGIOUSLY.

Alas, after so many long years of dependable usage, it suffered a shutdown last week. At first it gave a warning sign as I could not access my phone book. But after every few hours I could enter fleetingly before the screen went blank again. However, I could still use it as a normal phone as all other functions worked like with Finnish precision.

Still, I felt even a dinosaur like me needed a new back-up phone so I trotted to the nearest Nokia and was shown the 710 Nokia at an affordable RM 999 which is 6 times cheaper than my Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold! And has more advanced, cutting edge features and is as sleek as my Christian Louboutain shoes.

Since I am not a gadget-gangster, I took the 710 rather than the 800 which costs RM 500 more as the only differences are amoled screen and 8 MP camera whereas my 710 already has a great screen and 5 MP camera which is good enough as I usually use my Leica and Canon cameras when shooting important events.

Using the Nokia is supposed to be easy-weesy-peesy but I was flummoxed by the touch screen keyboard which seems to be the size of a matchbox. How can my fingers, slim as they are, flick out the words?

True enough, I had great difficulty typing as kept getting A when I typed S or E when I wanted R as the alphabets are so close to each other! Worse, I even tried using a blunt end of a pen but it would not work! Apparently I still need my finger but the Nokia 710 keyboard is not the same size as my Acer computer keyboard!

"You just need 3 days to get the hang of it. I took 4." said Steve of Nokia. Concurred Carol Murugiah, "Once you master the new Nokia smartphone, you will never go back to your old analog phone again."

Glen Cha even showed me his fingers as did Steve. Both had fingers bigger, thicker and fatter than mine! "See, our fingers are bigger than yours and if we can type easily, you should be even better!"

I looked at my slim and sexy fingers with pride. They must be right! Anyway, with the prediction system in place, it is easier and faster actually. If I type 'Appre...' several words would appear at the top, like 'Appreciate', 'Apprehend' or 'Apprentice'! And when I type 'y', two most common words 'you' and 'your' pop up instantly!

Even more astonishing, the phone could predict or assume certain common words despite my pressing the first or second alphabets wrongly! For instance, I want to spell 'another' but press 'abo' and words like 'about', 'above' and 'another' will appear! Quite miraculous to a lowtech person like me!

My old Nokia phone did not have a continuous message inflow as each sms arrived individually. As a result, if the recipient replied a day or two late, sometimes I could hardly recall the question I asked or what I wrote! Now I have online threads and all messages appear coherently and in sequence! No more cracking my brains when my recipient replies "Yes, ok I agree". Agree to what, where, why and when!!!!

I also have to remember to press the button at the top right corner so it enters the power saving mode and is semi-switched off. Earlier I assumed once the screen goes dark, it is auto power saving mode so I put it inside my pocket. But I must have accidentally pressed against it as it rang my friend 6 times in a row!

The only sang is 'Profile History' as the phone number for Call Mobile is so small you need a magnifying glass to see the figures! It is also impossible to enlarge the numbers which is ridiculous as half the screen remains empty so there is plenty of space to show the phone number in large sizes. Not every Nokia user is 20 years old with razor sharp, perfect vision you know! I am still trying to figure out how to check on Missed Calls and retrieve my missed calls but as this is only my third day, I am sure I will discover how to do this soon enough.

But apart from this, my new Nokia 710 is as good and user friendly as it gets. So if you are in the market for a new phone, I don't think anything beats my Nokia 710 for its techno supremacy and affordability as RM 999 is really no cause to moan over the price.

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The new Nokia Lumia 710 is amazing!
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Let the music play!
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Angry Birds or Happy Hamsters or whatever, the games are endless


Let the Amazing Begin – the first Nokia smartphones based on Windows Phones makes its debut in Malaysia.

Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 are now available in Malaysia; stylish
devices featuring the best social and internet experiences with signature Nokia services.

Touted as the first real Windows Phone, Nokia reached a significant milestone with the arrival of the highly anticipated Nokia Lumia range of smartphones in Malaysia. The stunningly social Nokia Lumia 800 as well as the colorful and affordable Nokia Lumia 710 will are now available through Nokia‟s branded stores and partner retail outlets.

With a head-turning design, Nokia Lumia 800 offers the best integrated social experience and fast
Internet browsing, bringing content to life for the consumer. Combining familiar Nokia elements such
as leading imaging capabilities and mobile navigation, the Nokia Lumia 800 delivers the best
Windows Phone experience on the market. Nokia Lumia 710 extends the Lumia experience to more
people around the world with its affordability while offering personalisation with its colourful
changeable covers.

“Let's talk about the significance of the Nokia Lumia devices to us – from a strategy perspective, we
are delivering our first Nokia Windows Phones in Malaysia in exactly a year since we announced the
collaboration with Microsoft. And we have introduced Nokia's signature services which make these
phones much more desirable and relevant to consumers. This is a significant step forward as we
continue to drive innovation throughout our entire portfolio, and the Nokia Lumia smartphones is a
testimony to our capabilities in balancing technology innovation with optimal user experience,” said
Neil Gordon, Vice President of Sales, Nokia South East Asia. “Together with Microsoft, Nokia has
created a new ecosystem that opens up opportunities for developers, as seen in these first two Nokia
Lumia smartphones.


“The Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 embody core Nokia attributes in terms of craftsmanship,
trusted quality, vibrant colour and a no compromise attitude toward performance and experience. The
phones also offer the best in social networking through the People Hub, offering one touch access to
social networks,” added Neil Gordon. “Malaysia is a strategic market for Nokia, with a population of
socially connected, tech-savvy and design-conscious smartphone users, whom we believe will
certainly enjoy the phones as it complements their lifestyle”

The first two Nokia Lumia smartphones based on Windows Phone introduce a range of new
experiences designed to make everyday moments more amazing.

Nokia Lumia 800
The stunningly social Nokia Lumia 800 features head-turning design, vivid colors (cyan, magenta and black) and the best social and Internet
performance, with one-touch social network access, easy grouping of contacts, integrated communication threads and Internet Explorer 9. It
features a 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display blending seamlessly into the reduced body design, and a 1.4 GHz processor with
hardware acceleration and a graphics processor. The Nokia Lumia 800 contains an instant-share camera experience based on leading Carl Zeiss optics, HD video playback, 16GB of internal user memory and free SkyDrive storage for storing images and music. The Nokia Lumia 800 costs RM1,650.

Nokia Lumia 710
The purposely built, no-nonsense Nokia Lumia 710 can be personalized with exchangeable back covers and thousands of apps to bring the Lumia experience to more people around the world. The Nokia Lumia
710 is designed for instant social & image sharing, and the best browsing experience with IE9. It is available in black and white with black, white, cyan, fuchsia and yellow back covers. With the same 1.4 GHz processor, hardware acceleration and graphics processor as the Nokia Lumia 800, the Nokia Lumia 710 delivers high performance at an affordable price of only RM999.

Signature services and stylish accessories
Both Nokia Lumia smartphones include signature Nokia experiences optimized for Windows Phone,
including Nokia Drive, which delivers a full-fledged personal navigation device (PND) with free, turnby-
turn navigation and dedicated in-car-user-interface. Nokia Drive has the ability to preload maps in
over 100 countries worldwide, including Malaysia. Nokia Drive will only be available to Nokia Lumia
users and so represents significant differentiation over non-Nokia Windows Phone products as a
preloaded application.

Completing the ultimate mobile audio offering, Nokia also introduced the on-ear Nokia Purity HD
Stereo Headset by Monster and the in-ear Nokia Purity Stereo Headset co-developed by Monster Cable, a recognized leader in high performance audio. Both products provide a fresh listening experience and are the first output of the exclusive long-term partnership
between Nokia and Monster Cable, intended to introduce a range of premium audio accessories to
reflect the outstanding quality and bold style of the Lumia range.

All three operators in Malaysia – Maxis, Celcom and Digi - are offering Nokia Lumia devices with
attractive data plans.

About Nokia
Nokia is a global leader in mobile communications whose products have become an integral part of
the lives of people around the world. Every day, more than 1.3 billion people use their Nokia to
capture and share experiences, access information, find their way or simply to speak to one another.
Nokia‟s technological and design innovations have made its brand one of the most recognized in the
world. For more information, visit http://www.nokia.com/about-nokia

Additional features and Services of LUMIA 800
•Nokia Drive with turn by turn voice navigation available for more than 100 countries. Nokia Maps available from Marketplace at sales start
•Nokia Music and Mix Radio: Enjoy music from the world’s most locally relevant catalog (14 million tracks). 100 great radio channels with something for everyone. Nokia Music Store available in 20 countries and Mix Radio in 12 countries.
•Contacts transfer help users migrate phonebook contacts from other devices and platforms
•App Highlights promotes locally relevant apps and content
•Excellent camera. Superior shooting with Carl Zeiss optics and HD video
•XBOX Live Hub offers cool games, capability to see friends’ presence and leaderboards, 3D Avatar control and creation
•Outlook Mobile for corporate email and private email support
Nokia Standard Sales package includes
•Nokia Lumia 800 handset
•Nokia Fast USB Charger AC-16
•Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-185CD
•Nokia Stereo Headset WH-902
•Soft cover, color match to phone
•Quick Guide, User Guide and Product information leaflet
Nokia Original Accessories
•Nokia Purity Stereo Headset by Monster (in-ear), Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster (on-ear)
•Colourful and exciting portfolio of Bluetooth headsets, wireless speakers, car holder, charger, protective pouches, soft covers and functional cases
Colors
•Black, Cyan, Magenta
Technical Profile
•Networks: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
•Speed: HSDPA cat 10: 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA cat 6: 5.76 Mbps
•Display: 3.7” WVGA (800x480) AMOLED capacitive touch ClearBlack display with pinch zoom, 2.5D curved glass seamlessly integrated to unibody
•OS: Windows Phone Release - Mango
•Memory: 16GB internal user memory, 512MB program memory
•Camera: 8Mpix auto-focus Carl Zeiss, LED flash, Video capturing MPEG-4 720p @ 30 fps
•Size/Weight: 116.5 mm x 61.2 mm x 12.1 mm (LxWxT) / 76.08 cc / 142 g
•Connectivity: WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, A-GPS, micro-USB connector and charging, 3.5mm AHJ connector, Accelerometer, Proximity, Magnetometer, ALS
•Processor: 1.4 Ghz Single Core MSM8255 (WCDMA)
•Audio: MP3 player, Audio jack: 3.5mm, Supported codecs: mp3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, m42, m4b, wma, EVRC, QCELP
•Battery: 1450 mAh
Operating times
•Talk time: (GSM/WCDMA) up to 13 h/9.5h
•Standby time: (GSM/WCDMA) up to 265h/up to 335 h
•Music playback: up to 55 hours
Head-turning design
•Smooth, one piece body
•Screen that brings content to the surface
•Vivid colors that stand out from the crowd
Best social experience – instant social and
image sharing
•Instant combined Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn feeds, chat and SMS messages in one conversation
•From pocket to photo to Facebook in seconds
Best browsing experience with IE9
•New Internet Explorer 9 just like on your computer
•Buttery smooth experience, lightning fast performance, broad support of Internet standards for HTML5 applications


LUMIA 710
Personalize it to suit you with colors and thousands of applications
•Change covers to suit your mood - available in black and white with covers in five different colors
•Personalize your start screen the way you want it
•Group people based on how they fit into your life and pin individuals to the start screen for group conversations and photo sharing
Designed for instant social experience and
image sharing
•Keep in sync with Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
•Chat and SMS messages in one conversation
•Shoot, share and see photos easily
Best browsing experience with IE9
•Browse with the fast and familiar Internet Explorer 9
•Pin individual web pages to start menu
•Instant search from Bing as you type
•Switch smoothly between tasks
Additional features and Services
•Nokia Drive with turn by turn voice navigation available for more than 100 countries. Nokia Maps available from Marketplace at sales start
•Nokia Music and Mix Radio: Enjoy music from the world’s most locally relevant catalog (14 million tracks). 100 great radio channels with something for everyone. Nokia Music Store available in 20 countries and Mix Radio in 12 countries.
•Contacts transfer help users migrate phonebook contacts from other devices and platforms
•App Highlights promotes locally relevant apps and content
•XBOX Live Hub offers cool games, capability to see friends’ presence and leaderboards, 3D Avatar control and creation
•Outlook Mobile for corporate email and private email support
Technical Profile
•Networks: WCDMA 900/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
•Speed: HSDPA cat 10: 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA cat 6: 5.76 Mbps
•Display: 3.7” WVGA (800x480) TFT capacitive touch ClearBlackTM display with pinch zoom
•OS: Windows Phone 7.5 - Mango
•Memory: 512MB RAM, 8GB storage
•Camera: 5Mpix auto-focus, LED flash, Video capturing MPEG-4 720p @ 30 fps
•Size/Weight: 119mm x 62.4mm x 12.5mm (LxWxT) / 81.1cc / 125.5g
•Connectivity: WLAN 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, A-GPS, micro-USB connector and charging, 3.5mm AHJ connector
•Processor: 1.4 Ghz Single Core MSM8255 (WCDMA)
•Audio: MP3 player, Audio jack: 3.5mm, Supported codecs incl.: mp3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, wma
•Battery: 1300 mAh
Operating times
•Talk time: (GSM/WCDMA) up to 6.9 h/7.6h
•Standby time: (GSM/WCDMA) up to 400h
•Music playback: up to 38 hours
Nokia Standard Sales package
includes
•Nokia Lumia 710 handset
•Nokia AC-10 MicroUSB Charger
•Nokia Battery BP-3L
•Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD
•Nokia Headset WH-208
Nokia Original Accessories
•Nokia Purity Stereo Headset by Monster (in-ear), Nokia Purity HD Stereo Headset by Monster (on-ear)
•Colourful and exciting portfolio of Bluetooth headsets, wireless speakers, car holder, charger, protective pouches, soft covers and functional cases
Colors
•Front: black and white
•Back: black, white, cyan, fuchsia, yellow

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1 comment:

Halman Freud said...

I prefer Android than windows because there are more android mobile apps than windows apps. But windows works also well.