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Start Phishing any Sites in less than 5 Minutes

Phishing is certainly an exciting hacking arsenal for any hacker. It is completely a social engineering. It is an art of tricking the user to think that it is a legitimate website while we silently store the login information. So, today I am writing a tutorial on how to setup a complete phishing site so that you can start phishing in less than 5 minutes. So lets start.
Start Phishing any Sites in less than 5 Minutes

First of all, you will need to make an exact replica of the website you are trying to perform phishing. Don't worry, we will use a simple tool that will do all the stuff. Secondly, you need a php script that logs in all the information typed by the user in the form. That's it.


You will need to download "Automatic Phishing Creator". All you need to do is just fill in the website name you want to phish. Fill in the name of the php file you will get and the name of the log file you desire. The phishing creator will then create a exact replica of the website and a php script file. That's it. Now you are ready to start phishing.
Start Phishing any Sites in less than 5 Minutes

Now, you will need to host your file to a server. You can use t35.com, awardspace.com or any similar hosts and register a free hosting space. Or you may buy a space. Its your choice. Now, go to the control panel and upload your two files. Then change the permission of the file to "777", i.e. full permission. Now, your site is ready for phishing. Send the link of your site to victims and then when people type in their credential thinking its a real site, you will have their username and password. It is this easy.

Note: Antivirus may alarm the phishing creator software. This is normal. Just turn of your antivirus while you are doing phishing and later turn it on after you are finished.
Start Phishing any Sites in less than 5 Minutes

ChitChat for Facebook - Facebook Chat For Your BlackBerry Mobile

I know you may have heard of ChitChat.org.uk which has been renowned for providing excellent free Facebook chat service for Windows users. You might have also used their free Facebook chat messenger for Windows. Now they have launched their updated service for BlackBerry users who can now chat on Facebook directly on their mobile phones. Though their Facebook chat BlackBerry application is a paid one but it’s worth every single penny of it. At just $1.99 ChitChat for BlackBerry comes with lots of useful and amazing features.

Update: Chit Chat for BlackBerry i.e. Facebook messenger for BlackBerry is now available for free.

Features of ChitChat for Facebook

Personalized background and message bubbles for your Facebook chat with your chosen font color and size


23 most popular Facebook emotions


ChitChat Messenger Keyboard shortcuts – just exactly what BlackBerry users love.

  • Alt + T focuses your cursor on Facebook chat typing input screen
  • Find friends easily in long buddy lists by just starting typing their names

Customizable sound, vibration, and flash light alert for new Facebook chat messages.

Easy quick view of your buddy list, current conversations as well as messages


Keep an eye on BlackBerry battery condition and your local time right on ChitChat for Facebook


Find out more about Chat on Facebook with your BlackBerry. What more do you need in a Facebook chat messenger for your BlackBerry?

User Testimonials for ChitChat for Facebook on BlackBerry

So what people are saying about ChitChat for Facebook? Here is one of several satisfied customers speaking about this sporty BlackBerry app.
“I'm really pleased with my purchase of Chit Chat. This Facebook messenger application enables me to keep in touch with my Facebook friends on the move and whilst I'm at work. I particularly like that I can customize the look at feel of chat conversations to suit me.” – James Davis.

Is ChitChat for Facebook Safe?

Completely. According to Webutation the site and its application is clean from malware, virus, child safety, and has excellent Web Of Trust (WoT).

Download ChitChat Facebook Messenger for BlackBerry

You can directly purchase this amazing Facebook messenger on your BlackBerry device from Mobihand. Please check "Update" at the end to download this Chit Chat Facebook Blackberry Messenger for free.

Price of ChitChat for Facebook for BlackBerry

It comes only for $1.99.

Update

Chit Chat for BlackBerry i.e. Facebook messenger for BlackBerry is now available for free. Download free Facebook messenger for Blackberry here.

Nokia C1-02




Key Features
1.8in 128x160 pixel screen
FM radio
3.5mm headphone jack
microUSB slot
Proprietary OS


Latesttechnomanias says...
The Nokia C1-02 is in the right price brackets, and cuts out unnecessary features with aplomb,
but lesser-known manufacturers beat it on price.

Pros:
Cheap
Simple
3.5mm headphone jack

Cons:
Ugly screen
No camera
No downloadable apps

Our full review of the Nokia C1-02
Reviewed by Andrew Williams
24 March 2011
Our Rating
6/10

Scores in detail
Performance
6/10
Value
8/10
Features
3/10
Design
6/10

Price as reviewed: £33.00
Nokia C1-02
The Nokia C1-02 is Nokia's latest ultra-budget phone. It boasts few features, but if you need a phone to use and abuse or one whose battery will last longer than the smartphone average of two days, it may be worth a look.

There's no ceremony to the design of the Nokia C1-02 - even compared with the C1-01 it seems like the vanilla option. We took a look at the black version of the handset, but those looking for a spot of colour may pr
efer the pink and blue versions Nokia also produces. These coloured editions keep the black main body of the phone though, making do with a coloured backplate and fascia.


The battery cover makes up the entire back of the phone, and in-common with most budget Nokia phones construction feels solid. With a basic design, all-plastic construction and 77.5g weight though, you'll have to try pretty hard to convince yourself that this is anything but a budget phone.

There's a lot to admire about Nokia's no-nonsense approach to the C1-02 though. It has left the mobile-staple camera out entirely, which would have been borderline useless at this price point. To balance this out, there are a few additions that are left out of many ultra-budget phones. Top of the list is a 3.5mm headphone jack, letting you use your own earphones to listen to music or the FM radio without an adaptor. This is a feature left out of many budget Sony Ericsson rivals, for instance.


Underneath the battery cover there's a microSD card slot, which supports cards up to 32GB according to Nokia. We didn't have such a large card to hand to test this out, but the phone had no trouble with card hot-swapping in our tests, re-scanning for music and photos where necessary without a hitch.

On the phone's side, next to the proprietary charge socket, is a microUSB slot. When connected to a PC, the Nokia C1-02 lets you access your phone's memory using mass storage mode or through the Ovi Sync software. With no camera on-board this slot won't be of much use unless you intend to make the phone double as a media player, but it's a worthwhile addition nevertheless.


There's no physical volume button, which may irritate those used
to being able to thumb a side volume rocker to change media or call volume quickly. Instead, volume is changed using the D-pad that surrounds the main select button on the phone's front.

Wireless connectivity is very limited. Bluetooth and GPRS mobile internet are in, but the faster EDGE and HSPA "3G" internet capabilities are missing. This is a basic phone, and is not intended as a web surfing tool, even if it is capable of the odd emergency browsing session.

Unlike its C-series brother the C1-01, the Nokia C1-02's keypad mounts each key discretely - each poking through the hard plastic of the phone's non-removable fascia. Although arguably less attractive than the C1-01's approach, this gives the keys very definite contouring that makes texting easy to get to grips with from the off.

The one design quibble we have about the phone's front buttons is that we occasionally found ourselves accidentally prodding the D-pad alongside the main select button, above the keypad. With a phone this basic though, the effects of doing so are rarely more than a momentary annoyance - it cropped up most often when trying to unlock the phone from standby.

The C1-02 runs a very simple edition of the S40 platform, the poor cousin of Nokia's long-standing S60 Symbian operating system. It's much like the proprietary budget solutions offered by the other main mobile manufacturers. Your home screen tells you the time and date, while all other features are accessed using the apps menu, a 3x3 icon grid that'll seem instantly familiar to any previous Nokia users.

This puts basic functions like messaging, the music player and browser at your fingertips, but additional apps are kept within submenus unlike on a higher-end smartphone device. That the top layer of this interface remains so simple at all times makes the C1-02 a good choice for inexperienced mobile users, or those still adamant that smartphones are for victims of technology or marketing (or technology marketing? - Ed.).


It also helps to minimise the time your eyes have to spend transfixed to the screen, which is a good thing because the C1-02's display isn't pretty. At 1.8in and 128x160 pixels, it's small but that's not the screen's main issue. The low quality of the LCD means that its contrast and colour shift significantly as soon as the handset is tilted even slightly. What's on-screen is still fairly easily visible in normal usage, but it's much less easy on the eye than a higher-quality panel. This effect also afflicts other budget phones, like the Sony Ericsson W205.

As with the phone's aesthetic design and lack of camera, nothing about the phone's screen is trying to rise above its ultra-budget station. Whether that's a problem or not depends on how cheap a deal you can get on the C1-02. Much better-quality screens can be had once you skip above the £40-mark, and while this phone isn't even available below this price yet, we're sure it will be soon.
Delve below the top layer of the Nokia C1-02's interface and you'll find a selection of apps pre-installed. Besides the now-obligatory alarm clock, media player and calculator, there's a stopwatch, to-do list, note taker, world clock, unit converter and - our surprise pick of the week - a full expenses manager. Like the phone itself, these apps are functional but ugly - and slow to load too. If apps are a concern though, you should be looking at spending more than £30 on a phone.

Three games are included on top, a puzzler, pinball game and Sudoku, but you'll have to make do with this spread of apps and games. A trip to the Nokia web portal directs you only towards ringtones, not more apps.

Call quality is reasonable, if a little quiet and scratchy-sounding, and without any fancy tech to drain the battery - beyond Bluetooth - the battery should last for up to a week. After the C1-02 got the basics down, we were disappointed to hear the mediocre audio quality produced through the 3.5mm jack. It'll suffice for the odd bout of radio-listening when your MP3 player's run out of battery, but tunes sound thin and weak when played through this phone.

At the time of writing, the Nokia C1-02 is not yet widely available in the UK, but will retail for around £30. It's hard to do a phone down on value when it sells so cheap, but do bear in mind that you're paying a slight premium for the Nokia name, and perhaps slightly increased build quality. Alcatel's low-end phones are far more cut-throat in their pricing - the bare-bones OT 209 is available for as little as £2.95 when you buy some top-up credit - and Vodafone's range of ultra-budget handsets offer very similar fare to the Nokia C1-02, but for slightly less money.

Nokia N9 Review , Specifications



Nokia N9 review one of the most powerful smartpho

ne device can be called the smart, slim, stylish MiniBook released by Nokia after unbelievable success for Symbian^3 OS9.5 Smartphones first time having AR

M Cortex-A8 OMAP3630 1 Ghz, PowerVRSGX530 processor with 8M

P autofocus camera with high performance Carl Zeiss optics. N9 only1 smartphone released by Nokia in 2011.

Like a dream few years ago now N9 Nokia much more powerful having all the features in a computer on your palm in reality competitor to Motorola Atrix.

Before read it full review, please see the below Photos for Nokia N9 (Click on each image to see in zoom)

You may also download Top 10 Nokia N9 Games for

2011. Nokia N9 Review , Specifications.


Processor Speed and Memory:

ARM Cortex-A8 OMAP3630 1 Ghz, PowerVRSGX530 powerful processor

Supports Internal Memory

1024MB RAM, 16GB/64GB storage

Integrated MeeGo OS, v1.2 Harmattan

Unlimited Photo Call Records save upto 30 days

Unlimited Contacts Phone Book

Nokia N9 Review , Specifications.


Camera and Display:

8MP autofocus camera with high performance Carl Zeiss optics having 3264×2448 pixels Resolution with Auto focus, Video, Geo tagging, LED Video light, Face & Smile detection VGA.

Secondary Camera for Video call with Dual LEd flash

4 inches Screen Display 360×640 pixels

Super AMOLED Capasitive Touch Screen with 16M color

Nokia N9 Review , Specifications.


Special Features

Slim and Smart QWERTY Keyboard with T9

Supports Meego OS

Accelerometer Auto rotate sensor (Auto-rotate)

Proximity auto turn off sensor

Touch sensitive controls

HDMI Dolby Digital Plus ResultsTv output Via Composite & HDMI Cables

Hard Anodized aluminum casing

Input Multi-touch method

Save for Scratch-resistant surface

Voice Command, Document Viewer

Photo & Video easy editor supports Flash Lite v4.0

Recorder and Player for Audio, Video files

Extended MP3, MP4 player

MP3, WAV Ring tones, Vibration supported

3.5 mm Head Phone Jack

Speaker Phone, Downloadable Games

Stereo FM radio with RDS & FM Transmitter

Nokia N9 Review , Specifications.


Messages Support

SMS, MMS, Email, Quick Push Email

Instant Messaging

T9 Words Input Method

Nokia N9 Review , Specifications.

Internet / Web Connectivity

Connect via Bluetooth v3.0, Micro USB v2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and GPS

Data connect Modes via 3G, GPRS, EDGE, WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds Internet Browsing

Nokia N9 Complete Review , Specifications.


Battery Power

Standard Li-Ion 1450 mAh (BV-5JW) Battery

Stand-by time upto 380 hrs (2G) and upto 450 hrs (3G)

Talk time upto 11 hrs (2G) and upto 7 hrs (3G)

Music play time upto 50 hrs

Nokia N9 Review , Specifications.


Mobile Size and Appeal

480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches Size

135 grams Weight

116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm, 76 cc

Available in various Body Colors

Nokia N9 Complete Review , Specifications.

Nokia C1-00


Introduction


After years of watching their rivals introduce one dual SIM phone after another, a few months back Nokia finally decided to join them and unveiled its first mobile phones capable of accommodating two SIM cards at the same time. Eager to see what it held in store, we took one of them, the Nokia C1-00, for a spin around our testing grounds.

Nokia C1-00 official photos


Instead of even bothering to catch up with the competition, the Finns chose to play the game by their own rules and made their first steps into the dual SIM mobile phone market by announcing a couple of entry level devices. No luster and certainly nothing groundbreaking, these devices (including the C1-00) pack only the most basic of features.
So, you get what you pay for. And what you need. Which is dual SIM telephony. The Nokia C1-00 works with two SIM cards and comes with a color display, a built-in FM radio and a handy flashlight.
Here’s the pros and cons of getting a Nokia C1-00.

Key features:


• Entry level dual SIM feature phone
• Dual-band GSM support (GSM 900/1800 MHz), no dual standby
• 1.8" 65K-color display of 128-by-160-pixel resolution
• FM radio
• Flashlight
• Low price
• Promising 1020mAh battery


Main disadvantages:


• Only one SIM card is active at a time
• Keypad not comfy enough
• No memory card slot
• No support for GPRS, EDGE or Bluetooth
As the short specs sheet reveals, there is no camera on the C1-00 back, and there is no need to look for a memory card slot either – you won’t find any. However, it would’ve been more surprising to actually see those on a 30-euro mobile phone. Long story short, the Nokia C1-00 feature pack is actually just fine.
What isn’t, though, is the phone’s dual SIM functionality. While this still is a dual SIM capable device, there is no dual standby on board. In other words, only one of the two inserted SIM cards is active at a time while the inactive one is unreachable.

Nokia C1-00 live shots


Despite that, the Nokia C1-00 is still quite useful. You don’t need to turn off the phone each time you want to toggle the active SIM card, and let’s not forget that the C1-00 is among the most affordable phones out there.
Let’s see what else is under the Nokia C1-00 hood. Join us on the next page to take a look at the phone’s design and construction.

How to Create a Link To Smoothly Scroll To The Top of a Page by jQuery

"Go to top" is a very popular link that we use to put into web pages when pages tend to be long and users always need to go back to the top of the page to avail the options. Users can obviously go back by scrolling up and up and up. But we can also provide them with an option at the bottom of a page, clicking which will automatically take the user to the top of that page.

The most natural and effective way to do it is to place a "quick link" or "inpage link" which should be linked to the ID of the topmost element on the page.

Example of go to top link on a webpage:


<html>
<body>
  <div id="header">header content here...</div>
  <div id="content">page content here...</div>
  <div id="footer"><a href="#header" id="goToTop">go to top</a></div>
</body>
</html>

Now when anyone clicks on the "go to top" link the browser points him/her to the top of the page i.e. where the element div with ID "header" is located in the page.

But the problem is that the browser scrolls up the page in an instant making the user a bit surprising. So we can remove that element of unwanted surprise by let the browser scroll smoothly to the top of the page. For that we are going to need some JavaScript goodies and we will be doing that here using the jQuery framework. If you know nothing about then also its fine cause you will just need to include a JavaScript file and a very small JavaScript code in the <head> of your page.

Scroll a Page Smoothly to the top with jQuery

Include the latest jQuery framework from here - http://code.jquery.com/jquery.min.js, by adding the following line in the <head> section of your page.
<script type="text/javascript" src="http://code.jquery.com/jquery.min.js"></script>
After this, just add the next piece of code below it, within the <head> section of your page.
$(function() {
  $('#goToTop').click(function() {
  $('body,html').animate({scrollTop:0},800);  
  });
});
What this small piece of code does is that it listens to the element with ID "goToTop", and when it is clicked it smoothly scrolls the page to the top. The 2 parameters of the "animate" jQuery function are the action to perform and the speed with which it will perform, respectively.

So now you can put this to any of your pages and get them smoothly scrolled to any position any time users click on some particular elements on your page. but never forget to have the quick link to the top element's ID cause if JavaScript doesn't work or if some user disables JavaScript for security issues then also your go to top link will work without JavaScript.

Nokia N8 Wiki, Review Of Nokia N8



Nokia N8 Wiki: The first time Nokia's N8-00 popped up on our radar was way back in early February of this year. On that chilly, misty morning, we learned of a mythical being capable of shooting 12 megapixel stills, recording 720p video, outputting via HDMI, and -- most importantly -- ushering in the promised Symbian^3 touch revolution. It's been a long road of leaks, teasers, hands-ons, and previews since then, but at long last, the legend of the N8 has become a purchasable commodity. All the early specs have survived, including the 3.5-inch AMOLED display, but the key question today, as it was at the beginning, relates to that all-new software within: does Symbian^3 succeed in elevating Nokia's touchscreen experience or does it drag down an otherwise stellar combination of high-end parts? For that verdict and much, much more, join us after the break.





Hardware

Let us not waste time procrastinating here, it will be pretty obvious to anyone with a set of eyes that Nokia has formed one of the most robust specimens beautiful in recent memory with N8. In a sea of ​​robot tactile dominated by mobile, N8 manages to stand out, thanks to its aluminum construction (especially), wide range of colors and unusual mix of straight lines and curved sides strictly at the top and bottom. The most distinctive feature is obviously the compartment device projecting from the back, which houses the world's largest sensor image seen in a smartphone, a Carl Zeiss lens, Xenon flash and a loud speaker.

Nokia N8 Wiki



We have no complaints to tender in the apparent life of the device itself, which covers the extra hump on his back, but there are some notes worth. First, N8 spend most of their time resting on the horizontal lower edge of the camera section. In our time with the phone, we noticed that it has generated a nasty screeching sound when we slipped on a flat surface and we imagine in the long run this part of the body suffers a lot of wear. In addition, we found ourselves inevitably fingering lenses every time we kept up the handset to make a call. It was just the most natural place to go to our index, which is not a deal breaker in itself, but something to keep in mind if you are sure to keep your imaging equipment impeccable (and if you read our section photo below, you probably care).



We would be remiss not to note that the menu button in the lower left corner of the N8 seems rather out of place. Nokia likes to tout its phones are designed for one hand, but to go down, press the menu button and use the multi-variable functions that there was something fraudulent activity. We almost fell for this precious drop of aluminum, a couple of times while trying to manipulate our numbers over the button, and then solved using second-hand when we needed it.



Apart from some minor points, N8 really looks set to continue Nokia's fine tradition of making phones are built to last decades rather than months or years. The volume buttons are crowned with a little practice buds of the blind operation, the traditional lock screen cursor is also present and accounted for - comes with a surface very well and scored a finely tuned spring mechanism - and will be joined by some something of a rarity in Smartphones: a two-stage trigger for the camera, which is also easy to find and exploit.

Nokia N8 Wiki - Nokia





Internals



Much has been achieved by the use of N8 processor 680MHz, 1GHz in a world, but these figures are predictable attractive. N8 separated Broadcom GPU along with his heart treatment 11 ARM takes over when things are graphically intense and offers performance that rarely left us feeling low power. Add to that Symbian ^ 3 is capable of using the GPU hardware acceleration to run animations and graphics OS, grunt and should certainly be quite adequate to the tasks N8 is designed to perform. 720p movie was certainly no challenge for this phone. Much more worthy of criticism can be 256 MB of memory compensation, which divides the other come out with new phones, but again, the argument is that Symbian ^ 3 is a platform for more effective and the lower number of sheets appear to have had a negative impact on the user like the real world.



Our experience spans a variety of devices N8, we saw only a "memory full" error message once again - while watching a video file to your phone to open the calendar in the background.



Suffice it to say, you won't be lacking for options with the N8.



The range of additional features is also very spacious with 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0 and A2DP, GPS (both real and the type of support), USB On-The-Go support a 1200mAh battery, 16 GB integrated storage and of course a microSD slot to add up to 32 GB more. Light sensors and proximity are linked by an accelerometer and a magnetometer to ensure that no nook or cranny of vacancies in the aluminum body of the N8. Suffice to say, you can not lose with this team options.



It is also interesting to note that the recent dismantling N8 showed he is very friendly to repair user, through the use of Torx screws around with the battery compartment in particular, are just two of these screws away from being opened. It is comforting to know that even if Nokia moves away from the design of user-replaceable batteries traditional, it still offers a cell that is accessible to the owner a little more motivated. We have not had a chance to fully test the battery, but our time with N8 made a good impression - we were often able to obtain more than one full day of use out of it, but passport overuse of the xenon flash. The camera was the most powerful for us, with its oversized predictable lighting unit was the main culprit.



FM transmitter included in the N8 made us smile with nostalgia, because it leads to a time when we really cared about FM radio waves. That in itself is a pretty hit-and-miss affair. The shock is that the configuration is a breeze, prompting you to select only the same frequencies for the nearest Nokia Boombox drag, while the miss is the fact that we had a lot of noise and distortion when trying to listen to our music . Finally we have the position of our phone just to play almost perfect, but it is a matter of temperament and require a little patience and commitment of the user determined to squeeze every last cent of their value Technics hi-fi 1985. In a note less intrusive, we believe that drivers will really appreciate the inclusion of the issuer, in particular those who regularly have to rent because it provides unparalleled connectivity a manner compatible with earlier versions.



New even happier was found on the front of the video transmission where we were able to file a download. MKV our MacBook Pro and our only N8 OS X without any additional software before using the HDMI connection on your phone for video of the pump for our home theater projector. It was easy and simple, and Matroska format compatibility right out of the box is very nice.

Nokia N8 Wiki





Display



We have two words for you: Gorilla glass. We had to confirm this with Nokia, since nobody seems to have bothered to make an official announcement on the subject, but yes, the N8 comes with scratch resistant glass bulletproof has earned the admiration of both Droid dominant debut. We have scratched, clawed, approached and pushed the N8, but nothing that made a malaise. This is exactly what we've come to expect from these Gorilla crystal displays, which offer a real sense of confidence when plopping your expensive gadget in your pocket or purse that includes more than just stuffed toys.



What Lies Beneath is a large 3.5-inch 640 x 360 AMOLED lengthening. E ', of course, how often the panel, is no longer possible, but do not sag. N8 vitality and color saturation seems very accurate as an automatic brightness guess most of the time and gives you enough power - unless you have the sun shines directly down the phone, of course - for your Symbian OS ^ 3 operations. This resolution is really the only thing that the image on the screen, but it's not that Nokia can not do too much now.

Nokia N8 Wiki - N900







Camera



Nokia has a long history of images of the stage devices (N91, N73, N93, N95, N82, N86 and all come to mind), and is the leading camera manufacturer in the world by sales volume. While the N95 sets a new standard for camera phones when it launched in early 2007 and remains competitive in terms of picture quality, all for just a camera phone Nokia updates delivered little. Enter the N8, with 1/1.83-inch (12 megapixel) sensor, Carl Zeiss autofocus, mechanical shutter and a Xenon flash. Without mincing words, this is a phenomenal product, and the purpose N8. This marks an important step forward for camera phones, and improves N86 (latest images flagship Nokia) by a wide margin. Unlike devices like the iPhone with four very well but the artificial images, the N8 produces very detailed pictures and natural.



The color balance and light metering is excellent. The two-stage trigger feels wonderful, and locks both focus and exposure to medium pressure.





The images captured with the N8 contains a wealth of information and leave the door open for some serious post-processing. The color balance and light metering is excellent. A two-stage shutter release button feels wonderful, and locks as well as focus and exposure, half down. This will give advanced users a lot of creative flexibility in re-framing and / or play with the exposure. The less talented among us, we note that the use of a physical shutter button (instead of the icon provided on the screen capture), use a little 'more than the movement of the camera as part of the results. It was not generally the case, and trained professionals may be able to show us how to keep it true, but not raise the issue at a previous practice of the new flagship of Nokia.



N8 LED assisted autofocus is the fastest we've ever met a camera phone, but the focusing distance somewhat limited by the wide-angle lens with macro starts at 10 cm (four inches). Performance in low light, although generally quite impressive, sometimes with more noise than expected. We spoke with Damian eat at Nokia (the man behind the development of the camera N8), who explained that the goal was to keep the details at the expense of some noise, allowing more space to move to the finish . Although this approach is reasonable, we would like an option to enable additional noise reduction. With the flash enabled, the N8 is pure magic xenon. Photos of the macro night about two meters (six feet) is very similar with the flash.

Nokia N8 Wiki





N8 720p video files at 25 fps. It is more efficient than X-Droid, but the resulting image is uneven, like the iPhone and the Samsung Wave 4, which recorded a 30 fps. Instead of AF, the N8 uses an active system that keeps objects in focus hyperfocal 60 cm (two feet) to infinity. While this works well most of the time, then there is no macro for close-ups. Audio is captured in stereo and clear sound even when recording in noisy environments. The N8 was recently hacked to record movies at 30 fps with continuous autofocus, and shoot in JPEG quality 100 percent (default is 85 percent). Hopefully Nokia will make some (or all) of these features in a firmware update.



Although not as simple as the iPhone 4 or polished as Samsung S Galaxy, N8 camera interface intuitive enough for a user Symbian long time, and provides many useful options, such as controlling the flash, scene mode, face detection, exposure, white balance, ISO (100/400/800), sharpness, hue and contrast. There is no touching and no focus adjustment pan, although the latter is sponsored by a separate program (see our test shot here). The zoom slider on the screen is easy to reach a coincidence, seems superfluous, as the volume rocker also controls the digital zoom. Nokia also provides features to edit and tag photos and videos, but curiously no direct way to transfer content to sites like Flickr or YouTube, other than by e-mail, of course.







Ultimately, N8 camera is really a delight for photographers. He excels in taking pictures and jurisdiction for video recording. Yet there is room for improvement, and we hope Nokia steps up to the challenge. If you are looking for more test firing, took our own Miriam's Joire N8 decompression in San Francisco last week and captured some beautiful images, while the virgin full resolution version of our gallery above can be found in a zip file here.





Speaker / earpiece



Sound is another feather in the cap of the N8 is resplendent. It is strong on the border in full (for its size), and produces a clear and powerful. When placed on a flat surface, the rear audio port does a good job shot bounce sound into your resting place and the environment around you, but was less accomplished when placed in softer landing areas. We managed to disarm almost entirely innocently placed on top of a cushion. You could say it is a small gap and it would be great. By now more comfortable just using the headphones supplied by Nokia, which has a pair of noise-isolating headphones are clearly above the general mediocrity, launched on the phone. It also has an online music remotely via an integrated microphone for hands-free some of the old school.



Call quality on the N8 was also above average, with direct comparison with the iPhone 4 shows a slight advantage, but different for the Nokia. As the voice sounded a little tinnie N8, were also more natural, which makes the iPhone a "digital" in comparison. Not that this should not be any surprise, but Nokia has clearly taken care of the basics with aplomb here.

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Software

Nokia and the Symbian Foundation has encountered a unique challenge: the platform needed to evolve to keep it from breaking many years of architectural compatibility.



Looking at the spec sheet, the N8 is significant not only for its epic photographic equipment, but that will be the first Symbian OS ^ 3, the device hit the market. Of course, Nokia and the Symbian Foundation has taken up the unique challenge, Android and the IOS is not that far away: a forum is needed to evolve in the years to avoid rupture of compatible architecture. A very concrete example of that is in the form of Avkon, Symbian UI framework, a framework, which are in place since the creation of Series 60 in 2002, the odds are not many old-S60 Touch applications do not work on S60 5th Edition ^ 3 and Symbian OS, but the fact that one of them to do, is an indication that the soldiers returning Avkon just like the first day of 5800. To Devs, Avkon relative stability has made it easier to develop Symbian applications with any certainty who will work in the coming years - essential to attract high quality software for the platform.



This does not mean that Nokia is still standing. The company is slowly gearing up for its users and developers a clean break from the Symbian Avkon ^ Qt 4 and Meego, and to make that transition easier, the preview of the Qt framework for implementations have been available for quite a while 'time and the S60 5th Edition and Maemo. In other words, Nokia Devs gave plenty of time to wake up, to convert the products of Qt, and use them at this time - no need to wait for the first Symbian OS ^ 4 devices released in 2011 and go through several weeks of panic when you are able to understand that none of them high-quality applications to install. Qt supports the N8 out of the box.



That is fine, but there is still a big problem for third party call app Symbian ecosystem "primitive" is an understatement. As the issue of backward compatibility, some of the discomfort comes from the S60 is almost a decade of roots - a time when the phone from the store can be measured in kilobytes, not gigabytes. At that time, users had to get used to the websites and forums trawling SIS file download (or buy from vendors or those who can not be trusted) and transfer to your phone -. Just to repeat the process when updates are available. In short, the application discovery was almost impossible (ironically, Nokia helped create the concept of center application running with Download! Service, but never bothered to do something useful with it).









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Home Screen

But enough about the Symbian ecosystem -- let's get into the trenches. Overall, you can think of Symbian^3 as a refresh of S60 5th Edition / Symbian^1, designed in part to ease some very specific pain points of 5th Edition's early days and generally continue to make the platform more touch-friendly than ever. The first thing you'll probably notice is that you've now got support for multiple home screens, configurable between one and three. Depending on how you roll, you might be able to get by on just one screen -- but that'd be a lot easier were it not for the fact that Symbian^3 still only allows one widget size that takes up the entire width of the screen in portrait mode. We'd love to see these guys go the Android route and allow developers to choose a size that makes the most sense for their widgets; depending on the functionality and style, anything from one-by-one to four-by-four can make sense. This is still better than iOS by a mile, of course -- we'll take widgets with limited layout options over no widgets any day.



When we played with the N8 and its Symbian^3-based stablemates at Nokia World last month, we perceived the long delay between swipes and home screen changes as sluggishness; at the time, Nokia insisted it was a feature, not a bug. Pauses of any sort on a phone are rarely good, however, and Nokia seems to have taken the complaints to heart because the delay is nearly imperceptible on the production firmware. We'd note that there's still a minor learning curve here if you're coming from an iPhone or an Android device because the screens don't move with your thumb -- rather, you execute a swipe gesture, then the screen changes. Takes some getting used to.







UI elements

Early 5800 and N97 users might remember that the UI felt extremely rickety; it was obvious that Nokia needed more time to get its touchscreen ducks in a row. Over time, those devices' firmwares have improved, but you can look at the N8 as a culmination of all those efforts so far. Finally, the stylus (or plectrum) never feels necessary here -- which is an especially good thing, seeing how the screen is capacitive and it doesn't come with one -- and the entire interface features inertial scrolling and single-touch selection. We can't tell you how frustrating it was on the 5800 to not know whether a list would scroll under our thumbs or whether tapping an item would activate it or merely highlight it ... but all those inconsistencies appear to have been thoroughly squashed. We really couldn't find anything to complain about in that regard.



There are also small touches, random bits of intelligent design, sprinkled throughout the platform. Most of these aren't new, but they still make us smile when we come across them on a Symbian device. We still love Turning Control, a feature more recently picked up by a few other devices on other platforms here and there, which lets you silence your ringer or snooze your alarm just by flipping the phone over (the Gorilla Glass should save you from any potential for scratches from that maneuver). We also appreciated that the N8 has a screensaver that makes smart use of OLED's property of self-illumination: it's a very dimly lit outline of a clock and date. The remainder of the screen remains black, and therefore consumes zero power. We imagine the feature drains very little juice, and it's worth it just to be able to see the time as soon as you pull out your phone without fiddling with any buttons (yes, it's almost impossible to see in sunlight, but you can't win 'em all).







Browser

The browser is a mixed bag. Many folks will recall that Nokia was one of the first companies to really deeply embrace WebKit on mobile; in fact, in its early days, it was usually regarded as the best web experience you could get on a phone. Problem is, Nokia failed to iterate the browser to keep up with the times, and not much has changed with the N8 (your first clue is that the UI is largely carried over from S60 5th Edition). Symbian^3 adds low-level support for multitouch, and the browser is the biggest beneficiary of that; we're happy to report that both pinch- and double tap-to-zoom work really well -- they're generally smooth and fast. Scrolling is inertial and pretty well calibrated, but it tended to get jerky when rendering complicated desktop-optimized elements (think engadget.com). Like Nokias before it, the N8 features built-in Flash Lite, which rendered both embedded ads and movies with aplomb. We're sure they were to blame for some of the jerkiness when navigating sites, but when playing YouTube videos from within YouTube's site, everything came through smoothly.

The browser is one of the places where the N8 is definitely bumping up against the raw limits of its 'mature' processor.



Fundamentally, the N8's browser seems better-equipped to handle mobile-optimized sites than desktop ones. Of course, the same could be said of every phone, regardless of platform, memory, or processor -- but nowadays, Android, iOS, webOS, and Windows Phone 7 can all generally render them with reasonable performance and offer decent tools for navigating, whereas the N8 is really pretty bad at it. It repeatedly crashed loading engadget.com for us (though the mobile version worked fine, thank goodness), regularly ground to a halt while scrolling, and didn't look as good, largely because text isn't anti-aliased regardless of size or style. As far as we can tell, the browser is one of the places where the N8 is definitely bumping up against the raw limits of its "mature" processor -- it might not be possible to eke enough juice out of it to make a mobile browsing experience that can hang with the best at this point.







Ovi Maps, Messaging, and Email



Speaking of multitouch, let's take a look at a prominent app that doesn't have it: Ovi Maps. Mapping is one place where it's awfully hard to go back to a single-touch experience after you've had the opportunity to pinch and zoom (the Android 1.6-powered Dell Streak comes immediately to mind). Once you get past that, though, we immediately noticed how much faster the app loaded and AGPS lock was obtained than in any other Nokia device we've ever used. We're not sure if the improvements are borne from the app, the N8, or a combination, but we don't care -- it's good, and it helps put Ovi Maps within spitting distance of Google Maps' usability. On that topic, Nokia helps match (and in some ways exceed) Google Maps' built-in places directory by integrating a number of services, including WCities, Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor, Expedia and TimeOut, all of which expose location information for points of interest that can be sent straight to the map.

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It's good, but there's some weirdness in Ovi Maps that still holds it back from being truly great. For one, there's no way to search your contacts from within Ovi Maps. Strangely enough, you can choose an address visually using Ovi Maps when adding an address to a contact, but we couldn't find a way to then use that address as a navigation destination. The traffic data situation is similarly perplexing: when navigating in the US, we kept getting traffic information for German autobahns, which ... wasn't particularly useful. Confusing the situation further, there's an integrated service within the app called TrafficFlow that shows a map with colors indicating -- you guessed it -- traffic flow, and the data is actually showing for our local area, but it doesn't integrate with the actual navigation map. That's right, it's a totally separate, unrelated map -- you can't see this traffic information while navigating, you've got to go up to the Ovi Maps main menu and go into the separate TrafficFlow service. Not terribly helpful.



The email and messaging apps aren't much different than their S60 5th Edition equivalents, but one change really stood out for us: the N8 at long last includes a "conversations" mode for reading text messages in a threaded view. It's exactly what you expect -- alternating bubbles calling out messages that you've sent and received, all grouped by contact. What sets Nokia apart from the competition here is that it's preserved the single-message view as well; we can't imagine too many people prefer it, but if you fall in that camp, it's there for you. No need to panic. Oddly, we get an error when trying to send emails using Nokia's in-built Exchange support to connect up to Gmail, but it doesn't matter too much -- the phone supports Gmail accounts (along with a variety of other types) right out of the box, so you'll just use that for email and the Exchange connection for contacts and calendar.







Media

As media goes, neither the photo nor video viewing apps are terribly notable in their functionality -- they simply get the job done without much flair. It'd be great if Nokia had some sort of native movie rental / purchase ecosystem, because the app provides a link to go straight into the video section of the Ovi Store ... but alas, it's all indie content of unknown quality (some paid, some free). As for DivX, the official DivX Mobile Player for S60 5th Edition kept producing "general errors" when we tried to play video, but it's all good: all the sample DivX media we had on hand played without drama through the N8's built-in player, proving once and for all that Nokia has thrown a DivX codec in here. Great for the HDMI out, right? The photos app has a slideshow mode, but otherwise, there's not much to note -- you can send shots via MMS, email, or Bluetooth, arrange them by album, tag them, or export them for editing (more on that in a bit).

All in all, there's no mind-blowing functionality here, but it gets the job done admirably.



The music app appears designed to show off some of Symbian^3's upgraded graphics capabilities with a slick three-dimensional (if not overtly CoverFlow-like) album cover viewer that automatically engages when you rotate the N8 into landscape. You can select from a handful of preselected equalizer modes from inside the app, toggle the FM transmitter at a frequency of your choosing, and export songs straight to ringtones -- a drop-dead obvious trick that the iPhone should've learned eons ago. All in all, there's no mind-blowing functionality here, but it gets the job done admirably -- and the N8's sound, as we've already said, is superb both on headphones and through the powerful, resonant loudspeaker.



We'd mentioned the photo editing app before, and this is one of the neat ways that the N8 differentiates itself: it ships with really capable photo-editing capabilities in ROM. The photo editor -- which is a separate app entirely from the photo gallery -- lets you rotate, resize, crop, and adjust colors, saturation, contrast, and so on. You can also draw, add fake photo frames, make red-eye adjustments, and apply basic filters like sepia, charcoal, emboss, vignette, and the like, and you've also got a handful of optical effects like pincushion. It's relatively fast, efficient, and usable, and we can safely say you won't feel the need to buy any other photo editing suite for the phone.



The video editing app isn't quite as awesome. We found it tended to bog down a lot, and as far as we can tell, there's no way to save projects -- it's a one-and-done sort of operation. You can intermix photos and video clips on your phone with audio tracks to make new videos and add text captions (in the trademark Nokia font, of course), but we came away feeling like this one probably wouldn't get too much use unless you were desperate to throw something slick together for an MMS.







Keyboard



Many of the remaining apps that ship with the N8 are carryovers from phones gone by -- so rather than look at those, let's talk a bit about some of the OS services that affect you system-wide. First off, they keyboard remains a huge sticking point for us, just as it has been in S60 5th Edition devices of old. The biggest issue is that there's no QWERTY keyboard in portrait mode -- your choices are triple-tap or T9, just as they were in your phone from eight years ago. It's only when you change to landscape that you get full QWERTY. Predictive text in landscape is off by default, but we found that we did better with it on. Thing is, there doesn't seem to be a way to get the phone to replace your typing with the top suggestion when you press spacebar -- you have to manually select it, which we found slowed us down a ton. Sometimes you just have to trust the prediction, and Nokia doesn't seem to be willing to let you do that. Perhaps our biggest keyboard beef, however, is the fact that Symbian^3 still doesn't let you see any UI while the keyboard's in use -- regardless of whether you're in portrait or landscape, it completely covers the display with a full-screen keyboard and input box. That can be especially disorienting on websites when you're not certain you've tapped in the right textbox.

On a brighter note, Symbian^3 has really stepped up its multitasking game -- something the platform has already been doing pretty well for years. Pressing and holding the menu key below the display brings up a strip of cards -- effectively snippets of each app's display -- which you can swipe through to decide what to switch to or close (by hitting the "X" in the corner of the tile). Simple, right? The card view concept might be played, but it most certainly isn't played out -- this is quickly becoming the way to properly do a multitasking experience on a mobile device, and we're happy to see Symbian adopt it (just as Maemo already had).





Wrap-up

You know it, we know it, and Nokia sure as hell knows it. The Finnish mobile-making team shot itself in the foot with its N8 launch purely through a bungled execution on the software front. It's not unreasonable to believe that the hardware for this device was ready as far back as April -- which shines through with the perfectly thought out and built handsets our review team was provided with -- but delay after delay on the Symbian^3 front meant the awesomely specified hardware didn't see the light of retail day until, arguably, too late. Had this phone come out earlier this year, during what we might refer to as the pre-EVO era, its 720p video, spectacular camera, and high-end construction would have returned Nokia to the title of smartphone leader all on their lonesome. Seriously, the hardware is that good.



Let us also be clear about the software: we can say in no uncertain terms that the N8 is easily the best Symbian device that Nokia -- or any company, for that matter -- has ever made Nokia N8 Wiki. Unfortunately, by evolving at a glacial (and largely superficial) pace, Symbian itself continues to cater specifically to a market of individuals who were early smartphone adopters five or more years ago. That's a market whose continued loyalty only stands to shrink, not grow. And at a time when 720p video recording is no longer novel and 3.5-inch screens are starting to look a bit on the small side, even DSLR-like image quality isn't enough to justify a phone without a fantastic and thoroughly modern user experience to match. Symbian^3, sadly, regrettably, heartrendingly, isn't there yet. Nokia N8 Wiki...