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Street Price Update – Nokia N97, Canon S90, Canon G11

Local Hong Kong street price for the following gadgets as requested from users.

Nokia N97 – HK$4,270 (US$548) from http://astglobalshop.com

Canon PowerShot S90 – HK$3,180 (US$408) from AV Life (tel: 25093398)

Canon PowerShot G11 – HK$3,930 (US$504) from www.vivaphoto.com

December 1, 2009 Posted by | Camera, Canon, Gadgets n Gizmos, Hong Kong, Mobile Phone, Nokia | , | Leave a comment

Street Price of Nokia N97 – Hong Kong

[Updated: 2 September 2009]

Seems like the prices of the imported version went up the past couple weeks and the prices for the local version have dipped a bit.

Import version

HK$4,418 (US$567) from http://www.cheaphk.com
TEL:3488-4804 FAX:3007-3425

Local version

HK$4,680 (US$600) from AST Global (TEL:31053202 / FAX:81470155)

[9 August 2009]

Import version

HK$4,098 (US$525) from http://www.cheaphk.com
TEL:3488-4804 FAX:3007-3425

Local version

HK$4,740 (US$608) from Sonic (TEL:66909664)

[2 July 2009] Been getting a lot of queries regarding the street price of the Nokia N97 in Hong Kong.  Here’s what I found out so far on the best deals for both the import and local versions.

Import version

HK$4,800 (US$615) from iMobile (Tel: 23818171, Fax: 23818172)

Local version

HK$5,230 (US$670) from www.beerbeered.com

Will update more along the way.

September 2, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Hong Kong, Mobile Phone, Nokia, Street Price | , , , , | 7 Comments

Nokia Booklet 3G Video

Are you impressed with the Nokia Booklet 3G? I’m not.

Source – Nokia Conversations, Mobile Gazette

August 26, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobility, Nokia, Video | , | Leave a comment

Video Review – iPhone 3GS vs Nokia N97: Browser Comparison

Well, think you have enough with the iPhone 3GS reviews, hmm… me too.  Always love those comparison videos where they pitch one phone against another.  Be it on the UI, the media player or the browser, always fun to check them out.  This vid from therevivedone features the duel between the Apple iPhone 3GS and the Nokia N97, bet you can tell that the iPhone wins out without even watching the vid given the processor, but nonetheless a nicely done vid, enjoy.

Source – therevivedone

June 30, 2009 Posted by | Apple, Beyond Geekiness, Gadgets n Gizmos, iPhone, Mobile Phone, Nokia, Review, Video | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Latest Price – Nokia N97

Latest price on the street is HK$4,980 (US$638) for HK local version, no plan/contract.  For more info, check out 栢力電子公司, 九龍深水埗鴨寮街210號地下 (G/F, 210 Ap Liu Street in Shamshuipo).

If you don’t know it, the official launch is tonight (16 June), at 9:35pm.  Check out major launching parties over at CSL1010 shop in Cause Way Bay.

June 15, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Nokia | , | 4 Comments

Nokia N97 Launching in June

Image from Nokia

Image from Nokia

Received confirmation that the Nokia N97 will be released the third week of June here in Hong Kong.  Received couple emails the past week asking whether the Asia version would have dual-SIM capability.  The answer to that is no.  For complete specification for the Nokia N97 to be released here in Hong Kong, check out this link, http://www.nokia.com.hk/en/n97/technicalspecifications.

Source – Nokia

May 27, 2009 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Nokia | , | 16 Comments

Nokia 5800 Firmware Now Available via Nokia Software Updater


Nokia 5800 XpressMusic gets a new firmware update, more information here. According to the changelog, the new firmware fixes the following –

  • Homepage is not defined for Vodafone Live!
  • Last word disappears when selecting receiver in SMS
  • My Nokia: phone displays “#” in front of Application name.
  • During Back-Up & Restore operation, calendar entries are not restored
  • Operator menu link within Welcome application
  • Invalid message pops up before playing the file received via Bluetooth.
  • Input Method, VKB just display number when selecting a WLAN access point which contains a password.
  • Chinese box HWR control buttons and FS HWR control bar are too small.
  • Unable to add image to Contact bar from Gallery when there is about 5 GB of data in memory card
  • In Arabic UI, in calendar, the arrows on the top are reversed in week view and day view
  • UI-rotation is too sensitive
  • Search: Google search service is missing in Search.
  • Contact could not display when switch numbers in Singtel 2-in-1 SIM card
  • Maps: Wrong layout of the strings in the Maps search and favorites views
  • Could not send new email if user name and password is not pre-defined
  • Phone drops from service when both A5/3 +GEA3 used simultaneously with WLAN
  • The Messaging application crashes a lot specially when replying or trying to send SMS you have to remove battery to be able to use the device again
  • License Manager for Maps is not integrated to SW
  • 5.0 Touch: Phonebook crashing when adding detail: Birthday, Anniversary
  • Web screen is messed up
  • Non stop Music Player “Library update”
  • Clock, Alarm is inactive when phone is power off.
  • APN Configuration Settings Update to be used for the Setting Wizard
  • Ex-Factory settings are wrong
  • UE unable to open Setting Wizard
  • StartUpSettings version updated.
  • Phone lost correct time during power off
  • USSD – “Call Control Send USSD” command
  • UE drops from 3G, then cannot sync to 3G cells
  • Browser: Flash objects causes problems while browsing

Source – all about symbian, S60inside

January 22, 2009 Posted by | Mobile Phone, Nokia, Software | , , | Leave a comment

First Look Video – Nokia N97

Source – PhoneScoop, MobileBurn, NokiaConversation

December 4, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Nokia, Video | , | Leave a comment

First Look – Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Tube

This is by no means an iPhone competitor, merely as Nokia puts it, a music phone.  Check out the highlighted specs below –

  • Quad-band GSM (850/900/1800/1900), UMTS 2100, GSM/Edge, HSDPA connectivity
  • Symbian S60 5 Touch  OS
  • 3.2″ 640×360px, 16M color touchscreen display
  • 3.2mpx autofocus camera with dual LED flash and 30 FPS VGA recording
  • Carl Zeiss optics
  • Built-in A-GPS and Wi-Fi
  • USB 2.0 and  Bluetooth 2.0
  • 3.5mm headphone jack, TV-Out port
  • 150MB of User memory
  • microSDHC memory card slot (up to 16GB, 8GB memory card in a box)
  • Dimensions: 111×52×15.5mm
  • Weight: 109 gram

For full specification, check out Nokia’s website, link here.

Source – StuffMagazine, unwiredview, Nokia

October 5, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Nokia, Video | | 1 Comment

Video Review – Nokia E71

Part 1 of the review from MobileTechReview

Part 2 of the review from MobileTechReview

The going rate fro the Nokia E71 now is HK$3,800 (US$487) at all Citicall outlets.

Source – MobileTechReview

August 15, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Nokia, Review, Video | , | Leave a comment

Video Review – Nokia E71

Nice review out from the guys over at GazillaBlog on the Nokia E71, enjoy.  BTW, it is available now (import version) in Hong Kong for as low as HK$3,680.

Source – GazillaBlog

July 27, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Nokia, Review, Video | , | Leave a comment

Unboxing and First Impressions – Nokia N810


Size comparison pic showing N810 next to the N800 on top of an Asus Eee PC, photo from ARS Technica

[26 November] Found a great unboxing and first impression article on the Nokia N810 Tablet over at ARS Technica with some nice pics. Link here. The author’s verdict on it –

“Overall, I think that the N810 is a relatively impressive device, but the mediocrity of the built-in keyboard and the limitations of the free GPS software detract from the value of the most significant changes between the N800 and the N810. The N810 is still a very good product, but not enough to justify the $450 price tag when the N800 can be purchased for under $250. Potential N810 buyers are probably better off waiting. Those who regard the built-in GPS as a killer feature should also keep in mind that they will have to pay more for the full version of the WayFarer software in order to really make full use of the N810’s GPS capabilities.”

[Updated – 30 November] Another great unboxing video of the Nokia N810 from absolon3.

[Updated – 8 December] jkkmobile published the hands on with the Nokia N810 article. His take – it’s a no-buy. Read on and see if you agree or not. Bonus: some nice side-to-side comparison pics with the Everun.

[Updated – 10 December] tnkgrl Mobile ran an article on the comparison between the Nokia N800 and N810, link here.

[Updated – 6 March 2008] For those in Hong Kong, See-Digi (Tel: 2893 9119) is selling them for HK$3,980.

March 6, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobility, Nokia, Review, UMPC | , , | Leave a comment

First Look – Nokia N96

Official launch in Barcelona

Source – Mobilmaniask

Nokia N96 commercial

Source – blue13x

First look video from CNET

Source – QLJ555

Sweet phone right? well as for the specs, check out the following –

Continue reading

February 14, 2008 Posted by | Gadgets n Gizmos, Mobile Phone, Nokia, Video | , | Leave a comment

Nokia Cool Commercial – MC Farmer (Chinese rapper)

Highlight of the day @ BarCamp – MC Farmer. Nokia’s cool commercial in Chin, check out the true MC and you never know, rap might just be invented in China.

December 15, 2007 Posted by | Beyond Geekiness, Mobile Phone, Nokia, Video | | Leave a comment