New Firmware v30.009 | Nokia N86 8MP

The Nokia N86 8MP has recently received a new firmware update taking it up to v30.009. The new firmware brings many updates and improvements to your Nokia N86, including updated versions of Nokia Messaging, Ovi Store, and preloaded maps data along with the new Ovi Maps v3.3 with free voice guided turn-by-turn navigation. New firmware updates also contain more general bug fixes and optimizations necessary for the software on your device to perform properly, therefore we recommend you always keep your device up to date. The new firmware will gradually make its way round to you over the coming weeks depending on your region and product code. Check out the full changelog after the break.

Changelog

SW Improvements & Bug Fixes

  • YouTube application preloaded
  • Support for Comes With Music PIN-less activation
  • Map data updated to version 23.XXX
  • N-Gage application and games removed
  • Update to new device first use flow (Cherry v1 Wk46 release) to support Indonesian active users
  • Ovi Store version updated to v1.5.6
  • Nokia Messaging 1.1 baseline updated (Freestyle 2.0 baseline 11)
  • Lots of quality improvements in e.g. Messaging, Maps and browser area.

New Features

  • Ovi Maps 3.3 with new Share Location feature and free global lifetime navigation.

*New Ovi Maps v3.3 includes free map updates for more than 70 countries, and free travel guides from Lonely Planet and Michelin. Share your location in Facebook with the Share Location feature.

How To Update The Firmware

There are many ways of updating the firmware on your Nokia handset. To install the software on your device using FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air), type in *#0000# on the home screen or go to Device Manager. Then select Options, Check for updates and follow the on screen prompts. If the firmware update is not immediately available via FOTA, or the device you are using does not have support for this service, you can also update your firmware using NSU (Nokia Software Updater) and or Nokia Ovi Suite on your PC. Once you plug your device in, select the PC Suite option, ensuring that the phone has a Sim Card inserted and the profile is set to General. Some devices support UDP (User Data Preservation), which will preserve all your data and content on your device during these updates. However we still recommend you do a full backup in order to guarantee the safety of your data. Please share your thoughts and experiences with the new firmware in the comments below.

Nokia Announce The Nokia E5 | The Benchmark For Future Eseries Devices

Rounding off the trio in todays announcement, we see the first addition to the Nokia Eseries range that incorporates the new naming convention. The Nokia E5 is designed for those that want to be productive in both their professional and personal lives, the Symbian S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 based Nokia E5, follows the successful blueprint of devices such as the Nokia E72 and Nokia E63. The Nokia E5 combines high quality business features with all of the personal networking and entertainment capabilities that a busy professional expects from a smartphone. At £160 before taxes and subsidies, the Nokia E5 is expected to be available in Q3 2010.

The Nokia E5 is perfect for managing busy schedules with a variety of productivity applications available in the Ovi Store. And with direct access to over 90 percent of the world’s corporate email through Mail for Exchange and IBM Lotus Notes Traveler, it’s easy to keep in contact from anywhere.