Samsung Omnia i900

Samsung Omnia i900

The new Samsung Omnia i900, now here's a good non-Nokia phone but is expensive. It seems like a lot of people are into Samsung now unlike a year ago wherein being seen with a Samsung phone is like being the poorest of the poor or the most uncool thing ever. There is one catch though, despite the Samsung Omnia 1900's power packed features, users are reporting that no one gets to use the GPS of their Omnia because of a bug and no firmware flash update is available.

Here's the Pros and Cons of the Samsung Omnia 1900:


* Quad-band GSM support
* 3G with HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
* Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional OS
* 624MHz Marvell PXA312 CPU and 128 MB RAM
* 3.2" 65K-color touchscreen with resolution of 240 x 400 pixels
* 5 megapixel autofocus camera with wide dynamic range mode, face tracking, smile detection, geotagging
* 8 to 16 GB of storage memory, microSD expansion
* Built-in GPS receiver with A-GPS
* Wi-Fi
* Stereo Bluetooth and USB connectivity
* FM radio with RDS
* Optical joystick with virtual mouse functionality
* Built-in accelerometer for auto screen rotation and call muting
* TV-out
* Solid build and great finish
* Slick design and slim body
* Nice battery life
* Fast response and performance
* Excellent thumb-optimized software package
* Thumbable virtual QWERTY keyboard with optional landscape mode
* TouchWiz UI
* DivX video support right out of the box
* Above average audio quality
* Headset comes with a 3.5mm audio jack


* No stylus slot
* Poor sunlight legibility
* Memory card not hot-swappable
* Non-standard display resolution
* No dedicated 3D accelerator
* Non-standard USB port
* Web browser lacks real Flash support

Nokia 5800 Touchscreen Phone

Nokia 5800 Touchscreen Phone
Nokia 5800 or the Nokia Touchscreen Phone or the Nokia Tube as variously called is what is Nokia's answered to the latest touchscreen phone craze. The Nokia Tube will have: A-GPS and Wi-Fi, a 640×360 touchscreen, Symbian S60 and an 8GB SD card for music. And coinciding with the launch of the Nokia Comes With Music Service on Oct. 2, 2008, some pundits are betting that the Nokia 5800 Touchscreen Phone will also be launched on that day to coincide with the Nokia Comes With Music Service launch since it will be the perfect phone for the Nokia Comes With Music Service.

Nokia Comes With Music

Nokia Comes With Music
Don't you know that Nokia has a new service called Comes With Music. What this do is to allow anyone who buys any XpressMusic cellphone handset device, access to the record company catalogue who have joined the Comes With Music service like Sony BMG, for a year. Then at the end of that year, you get to keep the tracks or transfer them to another (presumably Nokia) compatible device. This is a pretty good deal! Imagine the wide range of music available for you to enjoy! Yes, too many exclamations here because this is indeed a great idea.

This service would best complement the Nokia 5320 XpressMusic. The Nokia 5320 XpressMusic is a perfect phone for Nokia Comes With Music Service! Why? Because the Nokia 5320 XpressMusic comes with an application called "Say and Play." Say And Play does what the application name says, it allows you to say an artist of a track name, then it will play the said track. Isn't it cool! Rather than maneuvering menus, you just get to talk to your phone and it will play it. But since it is a Nokia, it is not just an XpressMusic Phone, it comes with HSDPA connectivity, dedicated N-Gage gaming keys, a 3.5mm headphone jack and memory that is expandable to 8GB. Exciting news for music lovers!

How to improve your Nokia Camera Pictures

Ever been frustrated with the way your multi-megapixel Nokia camera photos still not up to par even with a lower resolution photos taken by a digicam? Well, that's the way it is. A digicam is built for a dedicated quality photo technology. But you can do something about your photos taken by your Nokia mobile phones by digitally enhancing it. How to improve your Nokia Camera Pictures you may ask.

The simple trick is actually to download and use a PC application called Mobile Phone Enhancer. It is a handy and powerful free tool capable of fixing problems in Nokia mobile phone camera photos. It provides a quick and easy way to improve the quality of your images:

1. reduce artifacts and digital noise
2. correct poor contrast and color
3. fix the dark corners problem with its powerful filter.

Basically, It is capable of fixing;

* JPEG compression artifacts;
* Vignetting (darkening of the corners around the image);
* Poor color reproduction;
* Poor contrast;
* Poor sharpness
* Noise.

Mobile Phone Enhancer can convert an image with pronounced defects into a very usable photo.

Download Mobile Photo Enhancer

Free Calls, Chat and Text Messages for Nokia phones

There is a service that lets you have Free Calls, Chat and Text Messages for Nokia S60 phones called NimBuzz. Nokia users need to download the application before one gets to use iits many capabilities. Which are that NimBuzz is an all in one software for VOIP, conference, IM, chat and file sharing across multiple IM. Nimbuzz also offers a widget for social networks. You can place this widget on your profile page, website or blog. Nimbuzz currently supports Skype, Google Talk, MSN, AOL, Yahoo Messenger, Facebook, Orkut and Myspace. The particularly useful VOIP application works on Nokia S60 devices over a 3G or Wi-Fi network.

Nokia N73

The Nimbuzz software and the Nimbuzz IM and Text Message Service are completely free. PC calls from Nimbuzz are also free. Mobile calls from Nimbuzz, however, are charged at local fixed line calling rates.

Download NimBuzz for Nokia Phones here

Nokia E66 new thin business lifestyle phone

The new Nokia E66 has just been announced officially to be released in July 2008. The E66 is features packed with a 3.2 megapixel auto-focus camera, a front-facing camera for video calls, WiFi, A-GPS, 3.6mbps web browsing speed in its fastest HSDPA band, and it also can be used in the following bands: GSM, EDGE, WCDMA and HSDPA. It has a large 2.4-inch QVGA screen. It has a 13.6mm thickness, and new styling. There's only 110MB of internal memory, but you can supplement that with a 8GB microSD card. The E66 comes with a slide design and the usual numerical keypad.
It also has the same feature as the Nokia E71, that where at the push of a button, one can switch from business—where the screen is filled with notes on the next appointment or task—to personal home screen mode, a wallpaper of perhaps a favorite photo along with shortcuts to the music player and Internet Web browser.

The E66 also is pre-loaded with a program called Mail for Exchange, which is particularly for mobile e-mail clients who use Microsoft Exchange. It also support e-mail accounts with several Internet service providers, including Gmail (Google mail), Yahoo! mail and Hotmail [Microsoft]. It is geared towards business professionals and comes in grey and white stainless steel color and material.

Nokia E71 with full QWERTY keyboard

At the annual Nokia Connection 2008 in Singapore, Nokia unveiled the Nokia E71. Nokia E71 is the newest in the business phone models of the E Series. The E71 runs on the Symbian S60 platform and is pre-loaded with a program called Mail for Exchange, which is particularly for mobile e-mail clients who use Microsoft Exchange. This feature has been announced by Apple to be also in the new iPhone 3G. The E71 also support e-mail accounts with several Internet service providers, including Gmail (Google mail), Yahoo! mail and Hotmail.
Nokia E71
Nokia E71 Back View
At the push of a button, one can switch from business mode, where the screen is filled with notes on the next appointment or task, to personal home screen mode, a wallpaper of perhaps a favorite photo along with shortcuts to the music player and Internet Web browser.
Nokia E71 side view
The E71 do not include though a Blackberry service, included on all of Nokia's previous corporate phones. But is not seen as a major problem for Nokia, which has always offered a wide range of e-mails on its devices.

The Nokia E71 is a descendant of the trend setting "Communicator," now a decade old. It has a full QWERTY keyboard squeezed on to a conventional phone shape and Internet connect speeds which is up to as fast as 3.6 MBPS. The E71 is an improved version of its predecessor, the E61i and is as slim as a ball pen at 57 mm, is twice as fast as the previous version, with a standby battery life that can last up to 20 days.

The E71 comes in grey and white stainless steel, a material that gives it additional strength and a touch of class. It will be publicly available on July 2008.

Download the new Nokia default ringtone here

Nokia has made a new Nokia tune. A Nokia tune is that default ringtone that is simply called Nokia.aac. The new one is officially released in the newly released Nokia phone N78. You can download for free the new Nokia default tune here.

See the Nokia N78 video and the N78 specs and features below:

Linux To Power New Nokia Phones

linux logo
Nokia, the world's top mobile phone maker, expects the role of the Linux operating system in its product portfolio to increase as the role of its Internet-focused devices grows. Linux has had little success on cellphones so far mainly due to the lack of calling functionality. Nokia hopes to change all that in the coming mobile phone models.

Nokia has used Linux for years in its Internet tablets, large phone-like devices used to access Internet on the go, but it lacks calling functionality. Nokia hopes to expand that calling functionality range and believes that the role of Linux will grow.

Linux is an open source operating system which is available to the public to be used, revised and shared, which means it has a large developer community which could result in more attractive programs and lower costs for Nokia.

Right now, Nokia cellphones are built on the Symbian operating system well ahead of competitor Microsoft's Windows Mobile in market share.

Nokia's cellphone maker competitors Vodafone, Motorola, NTT DoCoMo, Samsung Electronics, Huawei and LG Electronics, have also joined Linux alliances and also plans on a cellphone built on the Linux Open Source platform.

Certificate Expired error Trick

Have you ever wanted to install a Nokia phone theme or apps but everytime you do so, it says "Certificate Expired?". Fret no more, you can now install that Iron Man theme or the latest fancy mobile app you ever so wished.

Some software particularly of Symbian 60 version 3 gives "Certificate Expired" error. Isn't it annoying? The simple trick to overcome this is when you install those applications are:

1. Change your Nokia cellphone's date to Year 2006 or even lower,

2. After changing the date, that's the only time you install the application, and

3. After its installed change the date back to (i.e. 2008 )

Want more? That's it really..enjoy your new app or theme.

Install Asia Maps in your Nokia

Install Asian and country specific India maps to your Nokia maps capable phone or even non-Nokia phones that are maps capable. Here's how:

1. Download these maps:


2. Unzip the downloaded map files and drop them into the appropriate folders on your memory card.

3. On Nokia the folder structure is cities with a subfolder called diskcache, filled with subfolders called 0 to 9 and a to f, and each of these folders have a series of subfolders 0 to 9 and a to f of their own.

4. Map files have the extension .cdt. Example:

[memory card]\cities\diskcache\6\d\filename.cdt.

5. On some Nokia phones maps are stored in:


6. You may need to tell your computer to show hidden files and folders.

7. Voices for all versions of Nokia Maps.[memory card]\cities\english\etc.

That's it. Enjoy!

Standalone RSS feed readers for Mobile Phones

If you want a standalone RSS feed reader application for your Nokia capable phones rather than the Web-based Mippin, there are two free apps to do just that.

1. Viigo

Viigo is a standalone application that gives you quick access to news, sports, entertainment, weather, markets, blogs, or any RSS feed that you want. It has a well-organized channel library that lets you select from hundreds of sources of information. Navigation is efficient and easy.

If you’re accessing a news source, for example, Viigo gives you a handy list of the headlines. Clicking on a headline brings up a capsule summary. You can then elect to view the whole article, which is nicely formatted for the small screen of your Nokia device. Viigo, unlike Plusmo, grabs the whole article. In general, I like the interface and the presentation of content. You can download Viigo at

2. NewsGator Go for Windows Mobile

was recently released as a freebie after having been a
commercial product. This application gives you the ability to track and
manage all your RSS content on your mobile device. It can also play
streaming audio and video. You can download Newsgator Go at

Free Nokia Charging Stations in the Philippines

Nokia Charging Station
Have you ever experienced being "low-bat" or even "no bat" at all while mobile or outside. Fret no more, you can always charge your Nokia cellphone for free in over 200 selected establishments. Inside said establishments are the Nokia Charging Stations and contrary to its name, it doesn't charge anything, although you would be tempted to eat out, while waiting for your Nokia phone to be fully charged, since most of these Nokia Charging Stations are located in fastfood outlets.

The Nokia Charging Stations are located in select outlets of Wendy's, Burger King, KFC, STI branches, and Ayala Cinemas. Charging stations are also located at all Nokia stores within Metro Manila, as well as Nokia Care and Smart business centers.

See photo of a Nokia Charging Station above located in a Wendy's outlet.

My Nokia 5310 Experience

Hi Guys (pasensya na kung ala tele-novela eto). Share ko lang po at sigurado makakatulong 'to.

Last saturday, me and my wife decided to buy new phones - gift namin para sa mga sarili namin. hehehe. Since malapit lang kami sa SM Tunasan, dun kami namasyal at tumingin ng mobile phones. Pero konti yung choices kaya I decided na sa Festival Mall na lang ako bumili at para marami rin ako pwede pagpilian.

Nagpunta ako sa Abenson pagpasok namin ng wife ko, meron nag introduce ng Nokia 5310 XpressMusic - promo girl sila ng Nokia. Sa design palang (kasama na rin yung promo girl hehehe), nagandahan na ako lalo na nung pinakinggan ko. Superb talaga yung quality ng music. So I ask the promo girl where can I buy this phone at sabi nya sa Nokia Store sa 4th floor halos katabi lang ng jolibee papuntang cinema.

Pero bago ako pumunta dun, nag ikot ikot muna ako sa lahat ng store. Nagcanvass at tumingin din ng ibang model. Pinagpilian namin kasi K810i or Nokia 5610 XpressMusic. Tumingin din kami ng Motorola and Samsung but since di kami masyado familiar sa models nila. We decided na Nokia na lang. Lahat ng pinuntahan naming store walang Nokia 5610 so we decided na next time na lang kami bibili.

Pero parang tinutukso kami ng Nokia 5310 kasi meron na naman kami nakita na promo girl ng Nokia sa 3rd Floor (I forgot kung anong store yun). I take a 2nd look sa unit na 'to at napilitan kami pumunta sa Nokia Store sa 4th Floor.

Ang price kasi sa ibang store eh Php 13,250.00 but I not sure kung legit store sila. I decided sa Nokia Store na lang kumuha kasi 2 units yung kukunin ko and since new model eto inisip ko baka may problema yung unit at software, meron ako guarantee at warranty.

Di na ako nag tanong ng ibang model, ask ko agad kung magkano yung Nokia 5310 XpressMusic. Sabi nung girl na kausap ko Php 14,500.00 and last price na yun. So sabi ko, sige kukuha ako ng 2 units (red and blue). Pero walang stock ng blue so no choice 2 red units binigay sa akin.

While preparing the items, sabi nung girl at nung isa pang guy na kausap ko, kaka-launch palang nitong model na 'to last friday sa Makati. I forgot kung anong venue pero ganda daw nung naging launching at yung mismong unit ang ginamit na sound system.

After ma-prepare yung items at ma-test, pinalagyan ko ng music para ma-test. Eto na po, lumabas na tunay na ugali ng ibang seller dyan. Kapag bayad na tinatamad na entertain yung buyers. Sabi nya, sir bluetooth ko na lang yung music kasi for testing lang naman. Sabi ko sa kanya, akala ko ba punuin mo ng music yung memory ng 2 units na kinuha ko eh di matatagalan tayo nyan. Sabi nya, sir wala po kasi sa laptop yung mp3 nasa N70 na demo unit nila.

So no choice ako. Nilagyan nya ng 5 songs yung unit ko at ako na raw magbluetooth sa unit ng wife ko. Hanep na customer service yan!!! Utusan ba ako!!! Hehehe.

Para maganda talaga maging quality nung music, they recommend a Nokia Headset or Nokia Bluetooth Headset. I forgot the models pero eto yung ginamit na pang demo nung mga promo girls. Malayo talaga quality using the headset included sa package. Since wala silang stock nagrecommend na lang yung guy na kausap ko. Sabi nya either Boss or Sennheiser na lang bilhin ko. Ni recommend nya Sennheiser PX-100, PX-100W or PX-101. Naghanap agad ako ng Sennheiser at walang ibang model na available kundi yung PX-100. At dahil excited ako magamit yung Nokia 5310 binili ko na din yung headset.

While testing the headset dito na nagsimula yung problema namin ng wife ko sa Brand New Nokia 5310. Nakareceive ng text yung wife ko at nung unlock nya yung phone walang response yung cellphone. Sabi ko ano nangyari dyan?!? Baka naghang?!? So pinabalik ko agad sya sa Nokia Store since nandun pa rin kami sa Festival Mall. Ako naman naiwan para bayaran yung headset at ma-test na rin mabuti.

Habang nagtest ako, yung sa akin naman ang naghang. So no choice din ako kundi bumalik sa Nokia Store. Pero di na ako umabot sa Nokia Store at nasalubong ko na agad wife ko. Sabi ko anong nangyari?! Sabi daw sa kanya naghang. Alisin na lang daw yung battery to reset the phone. Since late na masyado di na lang ako bumalik sa Nokia Store. Sabi ko imonitor na lang muna namin ng wife ko.

Habang nagcommute kami pauwi ng San Pedro, eto na naman yung phone. Naghang na naman ng hindi man lang namin ginagamit. Naka standby mode lang sya. That time pareho nakalagay sa bulsa namin yung phones. Sabi ko baka naghang dahil naiipit sya. Inisip ko kasi dahil slim yung phone kya ganun ka-sensitive.

Mula nung Saturday night na bilhin namin yung units hanggang ibalik namin ng wife ko nung Sunday, 5 times naghang yung unit ng wife ko at sa akin naman 3 or 4 times. Napansin din namin mahina yung speaker nya kaya sa call we can't hardly hear yung kausap namin. Lalo na kung nasa open or public place kayo even using the headset na kasama medyo mahina kahit na adjust na namin yung volume.

Nung ibalik namin sa Nokia Store sabi nya baka daw sa software yung problema kasi pareho nangyari sa units namin. So sabi ako anong gagawin natin dyan eh halos wala pang 24hrs kung ginagamit!?! At sayang yung oras at pagod namin lalo na yung pera na pinambili dyan saka sa mga accessories!?!

So nirefer nya kami sa Nokia Care sa Alabang Town Center. Pagdating dun ang haba ng pila at yung iba eh nagmumura na!?! Hehehe. Ganun ba kataas ang mortality rate ng Nokia?!? Pati customer service very poor!?! Lalo na yung nasa lobby walang ginawa kundi mag internet at makipag telebabad!!! Kaya pala lagi busy yung hotline nila!!!

Nung time ko na, ask nila ako kung ano problema. So nilabas ko yung 2 units ng Nokia 5310 at sabi ko wala pa pong 24hrs na ginagamit eh 5 times na pong naghang. So sabi nya ang possible lang daw na pwede gawin eh reflash at reprogram daw. Pero same version pa rin daw yung install kasi wala pang updates kasi nga bago pa raw.

After nya dalhin sa technician ng Nokia Care, sabi nya di ko raw agad makukuha yung units at kelangan ko pa balikan kinabukasan. Sabi ko, kagabi ko lang binili yan at ayaw ko na mag aksaya pa ng oras dahil lang sa defective na items ng Nokia. Buti na lang at nirefer pala kami nung Nokia Store kaya binawi nung customer service instead balikan na lang daw namin after 3hrs.

Hindi ko na hinintay yung 3hrs. Bumalik agad ako after 2hrs at nakuha ko din yung units namin after pumila ulit kami ng 30 mins. After checking the items, napansin ko palpak yung pagkakabit nung original screen protector at sabi nung customer service ganun daw talaga kasi nilalagyan nila ng adhesive tapes. Sabi ko sana naman ayusin nila kasi maayos yun nung binigay ko. Wala na daw sila magagawa dun at palitan ko na lang. So halip na uminit ulo ko kinuha ko na lang yung units at umalis na kami.

While on our way home ulit after ng pagod, medyo naging kampante na ako kasi maganda na response nung units. Pero this morning habang nagplay ako ng music, bigla na lang nawalan ng sound sa headset ko. Akala ko tapos na yung music pero ng tingnan ko naghang na naman. So text ko agad yung wife ko kung naghang din yung sa kanya. Matagal na di nagreply yung wife ko yun pala di nya natanggap text messages ko kasi naghang din pala yung unit nya. 3 or 4 times naghang units namin ng wife ko.

So I decided na palitan na lang ng ibang units itong Nokia 5310 XpressMusic ng ibang units. Balak ko pa nga magdemand ako ng full refund at Sony Ericsson na lang kunin ko.

Nang dumating ako sa Nokia Store, pagpasok ko palang sinabi ko na agad na walang nangyari sa ginawa ng Nokia Care at papalitan ko na lang ng ibang units. Nakapagtaka lang kasi di na nagreact yung mga tao dun sa Nokia Store at pinapili na lang ako ng ibang units.

I decided na Nokia 6300 na lang ipalit ko at makakatipid pa ako ng almost 9K para sa 2 units na kinuha namin. Pero sabi nung girl na kausap ko hindi daw pwede kasi policy nila na hindi daw pwede magrefund. So medyo nag init ang ulo ko at sabi ko defective yung binigay nyo sa akin at malaki abala ginawa nyo.

Dahil tatagal lang yung usapan namin, I decided na Nokia N73 Music Edition na lang kunin ko at Nokia 6300. Nung compute nung girl may balance pa daw ako 1.3K. Sabi ko pwede bang wala na lang ako idagdag para man lang mabawi nyo yung abala na ginawa dahil lang sa defective units?!? Di raw pwede pero bigyan na lang daw nya ako ng discount at ginawa na lang 1K.

Guys, akala ko sulit ako sa Nokia 5310 XpressMusic!!! Pero sakit ng ulo at malaking gastos ang nangyari sa amin ng wife ko!!!

Sana maging sulit naman etong Nokia N73 Music Edition at Nokia 6300 para sa amin ng wife ko!!!


Nokia answer to iPhone, N98 out soon

The Nokia N98 has been talked about on the net and is rumored to be released soon according to Nokia France. Despite it’s earlier claims that the iPhone is not a threat to its lucrative NSeries smartphones, Nokia's actions are opposite its public pronouncements. Nokia started scrambling for an answer literally the next day. The Result of that is the new Nokia N98 which really looked like an Apple iPhone, but when you look at the specifications there is a huge advantage over the iPhone.

Nokia N98 specifications:

* 7.2 mega pixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens
* Optical zoom x5 and digital zoom x20
* 3.5 inch VGA 16 million color touch screen
* Symbian S70 3rd edition (now that would be something)
* Graphics accelerator
* Bluetooth/WIFI b+g+n/HSDPA

Phone Specifications:

Network - HSDPA, GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Screen Size - 356 x 416 pixels (3 inches)
Colours - 32 million (or 16.7)
Internal Memory - 8 Gigabyte
Card Slot - Yes
GPRS - Yes
EDGE - Yes
3G - Yes (HSDPA)
WLAN - Yes
Bluetooth - Yes, Version 2.1 with A2DP Stereo
3D Stereo Speakers
Operating System - Mini Windows Vista Ultimate (or Symbian S70 3rd edition)
GPS Navigator Built In with Voice
TV Out/In
3.5mm Audio Output Jack
RDS FM/AM Stereo Digital Radio
DVB-H TV broadcast receiver

Camera Specifications:
(7.2) Megapixel Camera with Carl Zeiss Lens
Autofocus with Camera and Video Stabalisation
20 x Digital Zoom (Camera) 20 x Digital Zoom (Video) 8 x Optical Zoom (Camera) 4 x Optical Zoom (Video)
Xenon Flash (Camera) LED Light (Video)
Video (1.3 Megapixel at 60fps)

Hahaha, Lets Get it on!! Can't wait!

Hands On Review: Nokia N82

Nokia N82

After a 53-day experience with the Nokia N95 8gb I can't possibly avoid comparing it to my new N82. The N82 is just like most candy bar phones but with tiny keys. I find the N82 easier on the grip and the 14 grams lost from the N95 8gb is very much evident especially during heavy texting.

The N82 is not a perfect phone in terms of quality but neither is the N95 8gb.


I personally like the quality of the the keys and it reminds me so much of my Nokia 8850 before. Frankly, the pics and some reviews lie because the quality of the keys came as a surprise to me coz I never expected it to be this good. Initially, texting could be a bit of problem but that's only for a few days. You just have to get used to the tiny keys but after that there wouldn't be a problem at all.


2.4" display is another surprise. The 2.8" screen of the N95 8gb is obviously larger but while most people would prefer the larger screen let me tell you that it may have some disadvantages too. One would be some colors would not appear as sharp as it would appear on a smaller screen just like in the case of the N82. Colors are crisp, solid and very natural. There are a couple of themes that would appear ugly in the N95 8gb that are now looking great on my N82 despite the fact that both models have a screen resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.

The N82's screen contrary to reviews cannot be classified as dim. I can't understand why they tagged the screen of the N82 as such. Sure the N95 8gb has a brighter screen due to its screen size advantage but the N82 still manages to produce crisp and clean color reproduction.

User Interface or OS

User interface is just like your typical Symbian S60 OS-based phone. Same user-friendly interface and I can't find any fault as far as the interface is concerned. As expected with 128mb of RAM and speedy ARM11 332Mhz processor the N82 performs very well even if there are numerous apps running in the background.


As for audio quality the built-in speakers is good at best. Even at max volume the speakers cannot possibly match the N95 8gb's deep, thunderous sound. However, the bundled headphones is very impressive and there is no need to look look for a new set of headphones. In fact, the overall sound quality of the N82 with headphones is superior to that of the N95 8gb. Again, I don't understand why and I am basing my comments on my own experience with both models.


Browsing in the N82 is pretty much like the N95 8gb sans the larger screen. I can't find any faults with this phone's ability to display large web pages even those with flash animations.


The N95 8gb took clear pictures and took some tweaking for perfect shots. The N82 in contrast needs no tweaking and all you have to do is point and shoot that's all. If you're looking for a phone that could take the place of your point and shoot digital camera or DSLR for those casual shots then the N82 is definitely worth looking at. I am truly impressed with the N82's cam output and I can safely say that it can give my Olympus 8MP digicam a run for its money. Nokia has done a truly excellent job with the built-in cam of the N82.


As I've already mentioned above the N82 pretty much performs just like the N95 8gb. Battery life is obviously inferior to that of the N95 8gb's but I haven't really maximized the potential of the unit because I've spent less than 48 hours with it. In my own experience battery life improves after a charge and drain cycle of about two weeks.
Nokia N82


The N82 is a steal imho. While its price plummets really fast I would it give it a higher value for money rating than the N95 8gb. It has most of the N95 8gb's features except for humungous capacity of course but I will probably wait until the 8gb MicroSDHC becomes locally available. :)

Hands On Review: Nokia 6120 Classic

Nokia 6120 Classic
Almost a month na sakin tong phone and so far ok naman.. uunahin ko ang:


-for me, ok lang yung design, hindi man sya ganun ka appealing pero yung size nya is very compact talaga, at isa yan sa nagustuhan ko dito sa 6120.. pero medyo prone sya sa fingerprints at grease.. lalo na pag pinagpapawisan kamay mo.. at mas maganda kung gumamit ng crystal case for extra protection from scratches & dusts.. very smooth kasi tong 6120 kaya konting scratch lang mahahalata na agad.


-maliit tong phone kaya maliit din ang mga keys, kung mabilis kang mag type expect mo na na magkakamali ka talaga dahil dikit dikit ang mga keys, pero less ang errors pag medyo dinahandahan mo.. isang factor din yung may malaking mga daliri, siguro mas suited to sa mga babae or mga taong may maliliit na fingers..
-yung sa D-pad naman ok na ok sya, maganda ang response at napaka bihira ang errors sa pag navigate.. yun nga lang quidaw ka sa paggamit at huwag gamitin ang kuko sa pagpindot kasi nagagasgas agad ang chrome paint nito, nagasgas yung akin dahil pinahiram ko sa pinsan kong bata, naglaro sya ng games,panay kuko ang ginamit nya sa D-pad kaya may mga gasgas.. kaya di ko na talaga pinapahiram! (kainis bababa na value nito! hehe!)
-yung other keys naman are not that ok lalo na yung symbian key at "c" key, ang liliit! kaya dapat gamitin ang tip ng daliri sa pagpindot..


-2 inches lang ang display, kahit maliit very vibrant naman and very satisfied naman ako, pero siempre iba pa rin yung malaking display kasi mas enjoyable for watching clips & viewing photos..

User Interface or OS

-gaya ng sabi ng karamihan, isa ang 6120 sa pinakamabilis na symbian phones ngayon, yung OS nya is S60 ver. 3 Feature Pack 1, same sila ng N95, N82, at mga latest na Nseries phones..
After 2 years ngayon lang ulet ako bumili ng smartphone.. Nokia 6600 was my first symbian phone, sobrang bagal talaga, magvview ka lang ng pictures aabutin ka ng ilang sigundo sa pagbukas.. at madalas din maghang, kaya after nun hindi na ako nag smartphone, pero nung binili ko to, a breath of fresh air talaga!!!
yung perception ko sa smartphone ngayon ay nagiba na.. dahil talagang nagimprove ang OS comapred sa mga sinaunang smartphones or N-series phones.. kaya satisfied talaga ako sa performance nito =).



2mp camera w/ LED flash, average lang ang camera, pero much better sya sa 6300 at sa 5310. yung LED flash may tulong din kahit papaano lalo na pag madilim talaga.. pero di sya pwedeng gamitin as torch or light for video recording kaya medyo disspointed ako..
yung video naman is QVGA @ 15 frames per second w/c is acceptable naman lalo na't mp4 encoding sya.
-may secondary CIF cam din sya na pwedeng gamitin for video call or self portrait, pwede rin sya mag record ng video pero QCIF lang..

Multimedia/mp3 player

Very smooth ang playback ng video player ng 6120 kahit QVGA 30fps pa yan.. hindi choppy unlike ng ibang feature phones.. yung mp3 player naman ay ok lang din, nagsusuport sya ng album art at playlist.
sa quality naman ng sound, kahit mono lang speaker nya, malakas naman at medyo solid, pero malakas pa rin ang speakers ng 6233 at 6300..
through earphones naman.. pag full volume, basag sya.. malakas pero kulang ng bass,gumamit na ako ng A4tech, original, at ipod earphones ganun pa rin.. disaapointed talaga ako kaya dito ko namimiss ang 5310 at 6233 ko.. =(
Cute din yung video editor at photo editor! nakakaaliw!


-may bluetooth sya pero walang infrared, pero sakin ok lang, pero minsan naghihinayang din kasi may mga applications gaya ng "remote control" ang ma mimiss mo dahil applicable lang sya sa mga phones na may infrared.
-no wi-fi
-Browser naman, wala pa akong mabibigay na comment kasi hindi ko pa nagagamit, kaya useless ang 3G at HSDPA nito sa akin, lintik kasi na SUN Cellualr na yan, hanggang ngayon wala pa ring 3G!!! ;)

Battery Life:

-For me the battery really performs well, above average sya, in normal usage like few texting, calls, camera, gallery browsing, mp3 playing...umaabot sya ng 3.5 days.. much better sa 6233 at 6300. ;)

na agad mahaba na eh!

-masasabi ko lang sa phone na to ay.. almost perfect!
kung maayos-ayos lang yung keys, maganda ang sounds at may wifi hindi ko papalitan ito.. pero sa price nito, best buy talaga!
maliit pero very powerful! highly recommended! =)

Hands On Review: Nokia N95 8gb, a Do-it-All phone

Nokia N95 8gb

I tested the N95-Classic before I bought my N95 8gb and the latter definitely has superior overall quality especially the keypads and the slider mechanism. I just hate the lack of a camera cover but I don't think it would be a problem for me since I do take care of my phones very well.

I can't say anything negative about the design and construction.


Keys are quite easy to use and texting is a breeze. One of the best texting Nokia phones I have had in a long time.


2.8" display is also one the best in the business with outstanding sharpness and is one of the best for movie playback and web surfing. The huge display is also a luxury for the built-in 5MP camera.

User Interface or OS

User interface is pretty much your typical Symbian OS-based phone. Layout is standard fare for Nokia S60 phones and you can't complain about it since it is definitely user-friendly. Just be careful when installing 3rd party apps.


Video playback for me is a surprise since I converted some of my downloaded TV series into .mp4 format and playback is very smooth and quality is oustanding for such as small screen. It is really like playing movies in a small laptop to say the least.

As for audio quality the built-in speakers is outstanding and you can actually tweak it to suit your taste. The bundled headphones is not that impressive however but with a 3.5mm jack you can always look for a good set of headphones. Not much of a problem imho.


Browsing is also quite good since I am using a Wireless router at home. The N95's ability to capture Wireless signals is outstanding coz I have tested it when I had my vacation last month in Singapore. Some people complain about the lack of a touchscreen but personally I don't like touchscreen phones. Pages even those with heavy flash movies can be viewed without any problems although Youtube movie playback via the browser is not yet supported as of the moment (although a recent fix via firmware v.15 has addressed this issue but this is only available for Euro versions). I can't wait for firmware v.15 for Asian versions.


128mb of RAM with demand paging plus a fast 330mhz cpu makes the N95 8gb perform like a dual-core laptop. There are no more lags and almost everything comes to you in an instant. Thanks to the laggy N95 Classic and Nokia has learned its lessons very well. Battery life is also a strength of the N95 8gb. Even with heavy browsing and texting it would take 2-3 days before the battery totally runs out. Again, thanks to the Nokia N95 Classic's poor battery life.
Nokia N95 8gb

The N95 8gb version is quite pricey at 29-30k. But all I can say is if you need a Do-it-All phone then this one is for you. I never had any regrets in purchasing this phone. Numerous useful features, outstanding performance, huge memory capacity, superior multimedia playback, pc-like browsing experience, GPS, FM Radio, 5MP Camera with Carl Zeiss optics what else can you ask for in a phone? Who needs a Xenon flash anyway? Given the same lighting conditions such as in the outdoors the N95 8gb can definitely go head to head in picture quality with its N-series cousin the N82. I don't need the Xenon flash because my point-and-shoot digicam takes care of my photography needs.

I am just glad to have a Do-it-All phone. ;)

How to detect fake Nokia phones

Beware of fake Nokia cellphones being sold off EBay or the internet or even in your locality. Mostly these are from China with the design and packaging imitated from real Nokia phones. But not all phones Made In China are fake as Nokia has a plant in China that adheres to the strict standards of Nokia and supervised by Nokia itself.

Here are some red flag that tells if the Nokia phone you're eyeing is really a fake Nokia:

1. Low Price. Especially if its the latest Nokia phone models like Nokia N82, Nokia 5310, Nokia N95, Nokia N81, Nokia 6120, Nokia 6500 slide, Nokia 5610 Xpress Music etc.. and it is being sold at half or a third of the original price, which is an indicator that the unit might be fake.

2. The fake "Nokia" phones are lighter in weight than the original Nokia. Make sure to get a hold of the original Nokia phone in authorized Nokia resellers or Nokia dealers stores, if you plan to buy a brandnew or used Nokia phone off the authorized sellers.

3. Look for a 12-month Nokia warranty sticker ( usually says Limited Nokia Warranty ) slapped on top or side parts of the phone’s box.

4. Look also for a hologram showing Nokia connecting hands at one angle and the original enhancements logo at another angle in the battery. When you angle the hologram on the left, right, down and up sides of the logo, you should see 1, 2, 3 and 4 dots on each side respectively.

5. A tamper-proof label at the back of a unit and the type acceptance as part of one sticker and a Nokia tamper-proof warranty seal. Usually, for a Nokia phone to be totally serviceable and original (real), government regulation also requires a tamper-proof seal of a Telecommunications Agency or Department of the Government in charge of mobile phone use regulation, that is as if the sticker is one and the same as the tamper-proof label at the back of a unit.

Fake Nokia Pics
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Real Nokia
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6. Mobile phone interface is not the traditional Nokia interface. Usually if it is, the languange is broken English or wrongly spelled words. Usually, the interface speed and handling is also slow in fake Nokia's. Watch out for the Nokia phone Manual too for these observations. Fonts of the fake Nokia is also sometimes different.

7. Fake Nokia phones usually cannot use Nokia's 3G phone capability like video call or surf the net in 3G. It also does not have wifi or radio, for Nokia phones with such capability.
Real Nokia Pics

8. Fake Nokia phones also have lower camera capability than the original. For example, an original Nokia 5610 Xpress Music phone has a 3.2 megapixel camera, the fake Nokia 5610 will usually have a 2 megapixel camera. Check the camera when buying, take a picture using the highest setting of the phone and take note of the size of the resulting photograph taken in kilobytes. If the kilobytes (kb) is around 200kb only for a 3.2MP camera at its highest setting of 3.2MP, then the Nokia phone is fake. A 3.2MP camera have 400+kb file size.

9. Check the usual Nokia secret codes/shortcuts. Usually fake Nokia phones have no such capability. To check for the IMEI Serial no. press *#06#, take note of the number, it should be the same as in the back inside of the phone and the Box that came with the Nokia phone. Check also the other Nokia secret codes like *#0000# that shows the Nokia cellphone's firmware version, firmware date and Nokia mobile phone code. You can also check the Service Warranty secret code for further protection, press *#92702689#.

10. The Nokia Phone Unit, Battery, Charger, Data cable, etc.. should have the Nokia Care sticker.

11. Usually, if you have a Symbian Nokia phone, the fake Nokia phone does not have the Symbian OS.

12. If you really want to make sure your Nokia phone is real, buyers should buy only from authorized Nokia dealers/stores.

Nokia 6600 Secret Codes

The Nokia 6600 is one of the most successful mobile phone Nokia has ever produced selling millions of it. So it is but proper to present to you the secrets of the Nokia 6600.

Nokia 6600 Secret Codes

*#06# IMEI indicates (actually also a GSM is code - see further below)

*#0000# SW version announcements (e.g. V3.42.1, 16-10-03, Nhl-10)

*# 2820 # Bluetooth (BT) device address indicate

xx# Directory quick access (xx = storage location and afterwards lozenge e.g. 24 #)

Menu key Long pressing for "task manager" - switching between active programs (with "C" key programs can be terminated.)

Menu quick access Over in the menu e.g. to point 3.1 arrive simply 31 enter (if the third symbol a file is opened is for these and then in it started the first Programm/Icon).

Autostart go around When switching on of the Handys on to the pin inquiry the key "ABC" (pin) comes the whole time keeps pressed - this is to ignore (allegedly) the autoinitialization programs.

12345 ... is according to standard set the Nokia nokia-Sicherheitscode.

0 - for a long time press If one the "0" in the main menue for a long time presses those homepage of the standard WAP connection is called.

Caution - starting from here the codes are "dangerous"
*# of res wallet # ... is to be deleted the code around the "wallet"! Input like normal telephone number (not in wallet code inquiry windows).
NOTE! Afterwards the "wallet" is empty, can again be put on however with new code.

*# 7780 # The "original attitudes" and telephone re-establishes is again started (an appropriate inquiry and it follow before must the securitycode be entered).
NOTE! Afterwards various "attitudes" are away - among other things these:
·1 Points of entrance (Provider dependent points of entrance and attitudes)
·2 Bluetooth attitudes
·3 Favorite
·4 Allocation of the two keys (beside Navi keys) in the main menue
·5 Profiles are "neglected" (as with distribution) - still there however new bell tones, etc. are...
·6 SMS/MMS/E Mail attitudes
·7 Logos and spielstaende (allegedly) also deleted...
Programs, calendars and contacts, etc. not changed...
Also the sicherheitscode remains.
This putting back goes also via menu under "attitudes - general - original telephone once.".

*# 7370 # Soft format: If the Handy (only telephone memory) formats, puts back the attitudes (see * to # 7780 #) and implements a software RESET. (however still another inquiry comes before.)
NOTE! If the Akku to 75% are loaded at least, Akku do not only accomplish during the procedure under any circumstances remove! The procedure takes some minutes (approx. 3-4), is absolutely waiting!
This is "only" a soft format... Hard format with "green, 3, *"... see below.

Green, * 3 Hard format: If the Handy (only telephone memory) formats, puts back the attitudes (see * to # 7780 #) and implements a RESET.
NOTE! If the Akku to 75% are loaded at least, Akku do not only accomplish during the procedure under any circumstances remove! The procedure takes some minutes (approx. 3-4), is absolutely waiting!

Proceeding: Equipment switch off, which keep "green key" (take off) at the same time pressed, "*" and to "3" key and switch the equipment on (the keys thereby keep further pressed)... to "Formatting" on the display appears...
If that does not function, then equipment for 1 hour switch off, Akku so for a long time rausnehmen and again try.
"only" virtual the memory is generally cleared - genuine formatting can take place only in a Nokia service center, if the Fash is deleted there and/or new L.G. is installed.

Mixed *#92702689#, then switch - system menu off (goes with me not)

The following code do not fold (with me also):
* EFR0 # (* 3370 #) EFR activate (EFR = Enhanced Full rate Coding - language optimization)
# EFR0 # (# 3370 #) EFR switch off
* HRC # (* 4720 #) HRC switch on (HRC = helped rate Coding - language compression)
# HRC0 # (# 4720 #) HRC switch off

SIM LOCK Simlock status query: (use "*" the key over "p,w" and "+" indications to enter)
# pw+ 1234567890 +1 # Provider LOCK status
# pw+ 1234567890 +2 # network LOCK status
# pw+ 1234567890 +3 # Country LOCK status
# pw+ 1234567890 +4 # Sim Card LOCK status
The code 1234567890 must be computed with a program e.g. SmartDCT4Calc and/or DCT 4 code Calculator from IMEI, etc....
Info. to Simlock: SIM LOCK makes it for the offerer/network carriers possible, subsidized Handys to offer. Thus one makes oneself if necessary punishable if one SIM LOCK deactivated - in addition the warranty can purged. I take over for it no adhesion or responsibility!

Foodstuff to save wet Nokia Phone

If you dropped your phone in the toilet or the beach or anything that will make the Nokia phone wet, leave it turned off overnight in a bowl of uncooked rice. Huh? rice? Yes, rice, the uncooked one. Uncooked rice sucks out moisture.

One of just a few uses of rice. Only this time it's the healing qualities of rice. Some Nokia mobile phone enthusisasts also swears on the healing qualities of breakfast cereals and oatmeals.

Steps to Save Wet Nokia Cellphone

If you happen to wet your Nokia cellphone, submerge that Nokia phone in water or drop that Nokia mobile phone in water. Here are some steps you can take to save a wet Nokia cellphone:

1. Remove the Battery. This is one of the most important steps. Don't take time to think about it, electricity and water do not mix. Cutting power to your phone is a crucial first step in saving it.

2. Dry your Nokia Phone. Obviously you need to remove as much of the water as soon as you can to prevent it from getting into the phone. Use a towel or a paper towel to remove as much of the water as possible.

3. Soak in Alcohol. Alcohol is hygroscopic so it attracts water, it will dissolve all the water in the Nokia phone, which will then pour out of the phone with the alcohol. Any remaining alcohol will evaporate. Alcohol will not harm your phone but may mess up glue (from stickers and the like). Use 95% alcohol, not the regular 70% rubbing alcohol type. Do it outside!. If you use alcohol, do not follow the rest of the advice here, instead leave your phone outside for a day or two to dry.

4. Allow the phone to dry. Since you do not want to ruin your phone or lose all the numbers in your phone book, you need to allow the phone to dry. Don't try putting the battery back on to see if it works as this would risk damaging the phone with a short circuit. Leaving your phone in a bowl of dry rice will help to expedite moisture evaporation.

5. Heat your Phone. Apply enough heat to your phone to cause the water to evaporate without waterlogging your digital screen. One of the best things you can do to save a cell phone is to set it on the back of your computer monitor or TV screen over the heat vents. This is usually the perfect amount of heat to fix your phone. The convection action of the heat vents will help carry away the moisture in your phone. Leave the phone on the heat for at least 2-3 days. Another option is to leave it overnight in the oven on warm (make sure to take off the battery first).

6. Test your Phone. After you have waited 3 days, make sure everything is clean and dry looking and re-attach the battery to the phone and see if it works. If your phone does not work repeat step 4. If it still won't work, try taking your cell phone to an authorized dealer. Most of the time they can fix it.

7. Don't put the battery on for at least 3 days or longer if your digital screen is foggy.

8. The best way to dry out your phone is to place it in front of an air conditioner or air conditioning vent. Cold air won't damage your phone (hot air can warp or in extreme cases even melt plastic), and air from an air conditioner is dry, and so will evaporate water faster than you might think (which is why a car air conditioner will de-mist the windshield so effectively, even if the engine hasn't warmed up yet). Warm air from a reverse-cycle air conditioner works even better, of course. If you dry your phone in this way overnight it should be fine by the morning.

9. Use a hairdryer set on warm; it won't melt your head so your phone should be safe. Or use a food dehydrator. Or use the oven on the warm setting, make sure to take out the battery first though.

10. Don't heat the battery or it could leak acid. If you use an oven or hairdryer, make sure to remove the battery first.
If you use alcohol make sure to do so outside, and do not apply heat in any form, not even the gentle heat of a monitor. Do not hook up the bettery till the alcohol smell dissipates.

11. Do not apply heat to your phone other than mentioned above. You don't want to melt or burn your phone. Warranty fraud is naughty! If you dropped your phone in the can with your other 'droppings'–are you really going to send it in for a warranty tech to have to open? Yuck!

12. Most modern phones have more than one liquid damage indicator on them, only one visible to you (and sales/technician agents), and chances are, if the sticker under the battery is triggered (or would be, with the scotch tape trick), then the odds are that the internal stickers you can't access are tripped as well. This will still result in you paying a voided-warranty fee in the long run, and it may be best to just learn from your mistake (and not make it more financially severe!).

13. Even if all these steps are followed, minerals dissolved in the water can precipitate on solder and component pins, causing corrosion or shorting. Components pins are packed so closely together in a modern cell phone that even a small encrustation can create a short, rendering the phone inoperable.

Top 10 Nokia Trivia Facts

Top 10 Nokia Trivia and Nokia Facts

1) The ringtone "Nokia tune" is actually based on a 19th century guitar work named "Gran Vals" by Spanish musician Francisco Tárrega. The Nokia Tune was originally named "Grande Valse" on Nokia phones but was changed to "Nokia Tune" around 1998 when it became so well known that people referred to it as the "Nokia Tune."

2) The world's first commercial GSM call was made in 1991 in Helsinki over a Nokia-supplied network, by Prime Minister of Finland Harri Holkeri, using a Nokia phone.

3) Nokia is currently the world's largest digital camera manufacturer, as the sales of its camera-equipped mobile phones have exceeded those of any conventional camera manufacturer.

4) The "Special" tone available to users of Nokia phones when receiving SMS (text messages) is actually Morse code for "SMS". Similarly, the "Ascending" SMS tone is Morse code for "Connecting People," Nokia's slogan. The "Standard" SMS tone is Morse code for "M" (Message).

5) The Nokia corporate font (typeface) is the AgfaMonotype Nokia Sans font, originally designed by Eric Spiekermann. Its mobile phone User's Guides Nokia mostly used the Agfa Rotis Sans font.

6) In Asia, the digit 4 never appears in any Nokia handset model number, because 4 is considered unlucky in many parts of Southeast/East Asia.

7) Nokia was listed as the 20th most admirable company worldwide in Fortune's list of 2006 (1st in network communications, 4th non-US company).

8. Unlike other modern day handsets, Nokia phones do not automatically start the call timer when the call is connected, but start it when the call is initiated. (Except for Series 60 based handsets like the Nokia 6600)

9) Nokia is sometimes called aikon (Nokia backwards) by non-Nokia mobile phone users and by mobile software developers, because "aikon" is used in various SDK software packages, including Nokia's own Symbian S60 SDK.

10) The name of the town of Nokia originated from the river which flowed through the town. The river itself, Nokianvirta, was named after the old Finnish word originally meaning sable, later pine marten. A species of this small, black-furred predatory animal was once found in the region, but it is now extinct.

Nokia 61xx series Secrets

The world's biggest cellphone manufacturer Nokia unveiled its first mass market navigation-enabled phone, the Nokia 6110 Navigator.

Nokia 6110 Navigator is a GPS-enabled mobile phone that features integrated maps and turn-by-turn directions with voice guidance and turn arrows pointing users in the appropriate direction. The Nokia 6110 Navigator can also provide users with traffic information, weather services and travel guides. According to a company spokesperson, Nokia would launch "a number" of navigation devices in 2007.

Nokia 61xx series Secrets

Network Monitor
This is a hidden menu in your Nokia Phone. If you want to active it you'll have to reprogram
some chips inside of your phone. For example the Nokia 6110 Network Monitor:
1. Check your Software version. You can continue ONLY if you have 4.33, 4.73 or 5.24!
2. Take apart the phone.
3. Desolder the EEProm (ATMEL AT 24C64).
4. Read out the data with an EEProm progammer and save it to a file (backup).
5. If you have v4.33 or 4.73 then change adress 03B8 from 00 to FF.
6. If you have v5-24 then change 0378 from 00 to FF.
7. Write the new data to the EEProm and solder it back into the mobile phone.
8. Power on your phone and you should have menu number 10.

The Network Monitor gives you the following informations:
Carrier number
MS RX level in dBM
Received signal quality
MS TX power level
C1 (path loss criterion, used for cell selection and reselection). The range is -99 to 99
RLT (Radio Link timeout)
Indication of the transmitter status
Information on the network parameters
TMSI (temporary Mobile Subscriber Identity)
Cell Identification (CELL ID, number of the cell being used)
MCC (Mobile Country Code)
MNC (Mobile Network Code)
LAC (location Area Code)
Ciphering (on/off)
Hopping (on/off)
DTX (on/off)
Discarding cell barred information

What is WinTESLA?
Nokia TEst ans Service Locals Application.

Call Quality

*3370# Activate EFR
#3370# Deactivate EFR
NOKIA 6110
To view IMEI number enter * # 0 6 #
To view Software Version enter * # 0 0 0 0 #
Then you will see: (Software Version, Date of Software release, Phone Type)
To see more info about phone enter * # 9 2 7 0 2 6 8 9 #
Then you will see: (Date of phone manufacture, Serial and IMEI numbers, Purchasing date, Last Repair Date)
To increase call quality and decrease battery life enter * 3 3 7 0 # (to turn back enter enter # 3 3 7 0 # )
To decrease call quality and increase battery life enter * 4 7 2 0 # (to turn back enter enter # 4 7 2 0 # )

Your business card on the display:
Change your currency (Menu 2-7-2-1) to your provider-symbol or anything you want (3 letters max.)
Set the phone-cost unit (Menu 2-7-2-1) to 1
Enter the cost-limit (Menu 2-7-1-1) like your phone-number
Change one profile (Menu 3-...-3) to your name



Shows whether or not your sim card supports clock stopping. Not all versions of the software will report this.

Revealing Hidden Menus of Nokia 6110

There are two menus on the Nokia 6100 series which are not enabled by defualt, and only appear when some optional accessories are fitted, namely the hands free kit or the car kit.

Note: The following instructions require you to short out certain contacts on your phone. Again, I will not hold responsible for any damages that may happen.

As you look at the bottom of the Nokia 6100 series, on the right, you should see 7 gold connectors in a row. For the following instructions I am going to refer to these as pins 1 to 7 with pin 1 the leftmost pin of the seven and pin 7 the rightmost pin.

Enabling The Hands Free/Headset Menu

Short out pins 1 and 2. After a few seconds, the word 'Headset' should appear on the display. You should now find that you have menu 3-6 enabled.

Enabling The Car Kit Menu

Short out pins 2 and 3. After a few seconds, the word 'Car' should appear on the display. You should now find that you have menu 3-7 enabled.

Removing The Menus

The only way to remove the menus is to select the 'Restore Factory Settings' option from the settings menu of your phone. When asked, enter your security code (by default it is 12345). Doing this will get rid of the menus, but will also set your ringtone back to it's default value and remove the uploaded ringtone if you had one in memory. It doesn't affect the game high scores, phone numbers etc.

Nokia 2110i Secrets

Nokia has one of the best mobile engineering and mobile phone design ever. They also programmed Nokia to be user-friendly. Here are some Nokia 2110i Secrets:

*#06# for checking the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity)
To view Week and Year of manufacture enter *#3283# [*# D A T E #]
The last two digits are the year. If the year is 95, the first two digits are the month. For 96 the first two digits are the week of the year.

To view the software version on 2110e / 2110i enter *#170602112302# or *#9999#
On newer phones, the code has been changed to *#682371158412125#

All Nokia phones (2110 and newer) have four different SIM locks which can be used to lock the phone for up to 4 different providers. But most phones with restriction only have one lock activated. (Lock 1)

The main code used in Nokia phones is :
#pw+(master code)+Y#
This code is able to check, activate or remove Sim card restriction (SP-lock).
Use the * key to get the p, + and w chars.
'Y' has to be 1,2,3 or 4 - depending of what lock you what to deal with.

#pw+1234567890+1# for Provider-Lock status
#pw+1234567890+2# for Network-Lock status
#pw+1234567890+3# for Country-Lock status
#pw+1234567890+4# for SimCard-Lock status

MASTERCODE = 1234567890

(master code) is a 10 digit code, based on the phones IMEI number.

Eg. To remove restriction on lock 1 type following code:
#pw+(master code)+1#
If you just want to check your phone use 10 random numbers Eg. 1234567890 as the (master code)
eg. To check if phone if restricted on lock 1 type the following code:

Bypass the SP lock With a Nokia 16xx/21xx/31xx/51xx/81xx

1. Insert SIM card of different provider.
2. Turn on the phone and press the UP VOLUME key for 3 sec.
Then release it and the phone says PIN CODE?
3. Press the "C" key.
4. Then Press * and wait until it disappears and appears again, then press * one more time and 04*PIN*PIN*PIN#

The phone now says: PIN CODE CHANGED (or ACCEPTED) and the SIM card is accepted until you restart the phone again.
NOTE: On version 5.04 Nokia has removed this option !

To enable display of cell-site names, [MENU] 4-9-1

Received calls
To see received calls. Same As menu options (012)
Enter : * then Memory then Find or * then the down arrow Missed calls

To see missed calls
Same as menu option (01 3)
Enter : + then Memory then Find or + then the down arrow

DTMF tones
Pressing Menu, then Green Phone button allows you to transmit DTMF tones

Car kit Programming
If you use a car kit with handsfree AND additional handset, and you want to switch from handset to handsfree: Press the left menu button, and put the additional handset on hook. Now you are on handsfree.

Nokia 3110 secrets

Nokia has one of the best mobile engineering and mobile phone design ever. They also programmed Nokia to be user-friendly. Here are some Nokia 3110 secrets:

*#06# for checking the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity) Information you get from the IMEI:


TAC = Type approval code
FAC = Final assembly code
SNR = Serial number
SP = Spare

*#7780# restores Factory Settings..(Memory, language, counters not included)

*#3110# for checking the phone's software (SW) - called firmware revision information.

#746025625# [*#sim0clock#]
Checks if the sim clock can be stopped. Sim clock stop is a kind of stand-by mode which will save battery time. This code doesn't work with software version 4.59.

*#92702689# [*#war0anty#]
Press the following warranty code:

6232 (OK) : Displays the Month and Year of Manufacture (0997)
7332 (OK) : Displays the date of the last repairment - if found ('DATE NOT SAVED'...)
7832 (OK) : Displays (if found) the date where the phone was purchased ('DATE NOT SAVED'...)
9268 (OK) : Displays Serial Number
37832 (OK) : Set the Purchasing Date MMYY (Warning: You can only do this once - So be careful ...)
87267 (OK) : Transfers ALL phone numbers, pictures, sounds from one phone to another

Service Prover Lock
The service provider (SP) lock is used to lock the cell phone to the SP's SIM card. Once the cell phone is locked to a specific operator, if one inserts a SIM card from a different operator the phone will refuse to accept it! The cell phone will however accept another SIM card from the same operator.

All Nokia phones (2110 and newer) have four different SIM locks which can be used to lock the phone for upto 4 different providers. But most phones with restriction only have one lock activated. ( lock 1)

The main code used in Nokia phones is:
#pw+(master code)+Y#
This code is able to check, activate or remove Sim card restriction (SP-lock).
Use the * key to get the p, + and w chars.
'Y' has to be 1,2,3 or 4 - depending of what lock you what to deal with.

#pw+1234567890+1# for Provider-Lock status
#pw+1234567890+2# for Network-Lock status
#pw+1234567890+3# for Country-Lock status
#pw+1234567890+4# for SimCard-Lock status

MASTERCODE = 1234567890

(master code) is a 10 digit code, based on the phones IMEI number.
(I can NOT give you the master code - SO DON'T ASK ME FOR IT !!!!!!!)

Eg. To remove restriction on lock 1 type following code:
#pw+(master code)+1#
If you just want to check your phone use 10 random numbers Eg. 1234567890 as the (master code)
eg. To check if phone if restricted on lock 1 type the following code:

Please NOTE that these codes could be used with care! A user told me that it's only possible to type in about 3 different codes on each lock! Then something bad will happen ..therefore be careful!

Bypass the SP lock
With a Nokia 16xx/21xx/31xx/51xx/81xx that are SIMlocked to one privider you can bypass the SP lock like this:
1: Insert sim card of diferent provider.
2: Turn on the phone and press the UP VOLUME key for 3 sec. then release it and the phone says PIN CODE?
3: Press the "C" key.
4: Then Press * and wait until it desapear and apear again, then press * one more time and 04*PIN*PIN*PIN#

The phone now says: PIN CODE CHANGED (or ACCEPTED) and the SIM card is accepted until you restart the phone again. NOTE: On version 5.04 Nokia has removed this option !

Fast silent mode
In the newer versions (v.7.11 or higher) a quick silent mode can by entered. Press Menu then #.

The 54# Tip:
Type 1#, 2#........54# on the keypad (when you're not in the menu) to get the phone number used for with this key when speed dialing.

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