The Nokia E90 gets its update

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Nokia has released another new 'v200' software update for the E90 Communicator, available now for unlocked devices on Nokia Software Update. The new version is v210.34.75 and this installed fine on my E90 using NSU [under Windows Vista in XP SP2 compatibility mode, but still...] More below...

E90 update

Initial impressions (including changes since v7.40 firmware):

  • Flash Lite 3 added, with Flash video support. Rafe reports that his E90 runs YouTube videos perfectly, but on my (admittedly proto) device Web's still unstable, for me, at least.

  • Web runtime is also supported.

  • Maps is still v1.2, i.e. the 'old' version
  • New 'Set up Internet telephony' shortcut on standby screen

  • Includes Quickoffice, many enhancements over the old 3.85, although without the extra functions of the v4.5 and v5.0 paid upgrades. There are also extra options in Quickmanager, specifically more rebrands of Epocware products. The new Quickoffice is apparently back-ported from the version which will be standard in S60 3rd Edition FP2.

  • Application opening and booting seem faster. I don't think that v210 has demand paging though - seems more like optimisations. The camera seems to start faster, too.

  • A boat load of bug fixes and tweaks. The 'Today'/# bug in Calendar seems to have gone away. Anyone confirm this with a decent size Calendar dataset?

Have you spotted anything else new or that doesn't work?

Steve Litchfield