All About Symbian - Nokia (S60) and Sony Ericsson (UIQ) smartphones unwrapped

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Old 09-10-2008, 03:22 PM
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The E90 Communicator hits v300!

Hot off the press, the Nokia E90 has had another big firmware update, to v300.34.84. We're installing it as I write this and we'll report back during the day on anything new found.

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Old 09-10-2008, 03:34 PM
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Blimey, might install this myself before the E90 goes back.

Should be interesting to see what happens...

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Old 09-10-2008, 03:35 PM
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Thanks for the heads up, Steve, I'm installing it on mine now, too. Fingers crossed for UDP...

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Old 09-10-2008, 03:53 PM
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No, no UDP. Firmware installed ok eventually, had to go through 2 or 3 battery-out cycles. Not good for my stress levels 8-)
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Old 09-10-2008, 03:55 PM
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Same here, Steve. I'm on my 4th. :-\

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Old 09-10-2008, 05:26 PM
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Well typical - it gets released while I'm stuck at work.

Oh well, I know what my job is for tonight, once I'm all finished here...
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Angry Crippling Maps?

I upgraded my N82 to the newer version of maps a while back, and after the update it didnt render the strip chart route route anymore? The strip chart was quite useable for navigation. I am now prompted to whether I want voice guidance (which I dont and at the low value of the South African Rand cant afford) I decline, and the stripchart is also withheld, so satnav is useless - except to show me a map.

It still works on my E90 though, so I am loathe to upgrade, which will cripple the device as I brought it,
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Old 09-10-2008, 06:48 PM
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Blackberry no longer works!

Hi,

I installed the latest firmware, and it looks like blackberry no longer works!

I have the latest version of blackberry (8.14.1, as per the Download! app).

This is a complete showstopper for me - anyone know how I can revert to 210.34.75?

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Cool Hackable?

I wonder if my E90 will still be hackable with this new firmware? Probably not :-(

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Old 09-10-2008, 06:59 PM
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Further feedback on maps 2

I now compared my N82 running Maps2 side by side with E90 running maps 1.2. The feature they deleted was called Route to and Route from. While I dont begrudge the Maps people making a buck, I think its sneaky offering a feature and then disabling it later (when they realise they arent getting as many subscriptions as they wanted, or anticipated) The dishonesty in this is that, the guy testing the phone in the shop buys the phone with the feature (even possible as a result of the feature. It then gets disabled a year later - essentially breaking faith with the original deal) What aggrieves me even more is Nokia's apparent complicity in this. Or was the deal from the start that they would pull the functionality as soon as Nokia have sold enough of the model and don't need the promise of this functionality to sell the phone anymore? Not good. This is cheating. I, for one, wont upgrade.

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Old 09-10-2008, 07:36 PM
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I now compared my N82 running Maps2 side by side with E90 running maps 1.2. The feature they deleted was called Route to and Route from. While I dont begrudge the Maps people making a buck, I think its sneaky offering a feature and then disabling it later
Looking at Maps 1.2 on a 5320 and there's no "route to" or "route from" options, so I don't think these were free features of 1.2 either.

I don't remember Maps ever having route planning for free, think it was always a pay-for feature (though I don't use it so I could be wrong). The whole business model was meant to be free maps with premium routeplanning, wasn't it?

A lot of phones come with the route planning free for a trial period, is it possible that the E90 you're looking at has this free trial period running? It could be that the trial period is somehow lost when you move to 2.0.

Are you absolutely sure that it is a totally non-subscription version of 1.2 you are running on the E90?

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Routing with free nokia maps

The free version of nokia maps supports routing - but not voice navigation. You have to select something like add to route and add the other route points you want to have.

So route from/route to was not deleted, it was just renamed and is working a little bit different (in version 2)...

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I have Nokia E90 and maps really have 'route to' and 'route from' choice for free that let you plan the route for free but without voice guidance or turn by turn, they disappears on maps 2 though.

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Old 09-10-2008, 08:48 PM
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Remote lock

There is a new remote lock feature under "settings > security > phone and sim card > remote lock".

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Product Code

Can someone please submit the Product Code for an E90 that's getting this update? As usual, mine's barred out. Tchh!

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