Nokia Money To Pilot In India

Amongst the commotion of Nokia, Intel and MeeGo at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Nokia also announced that it has teamed up with YES BANK to introduce a live commercial pilot scheme of Nokia Money in India. Nokia Money will see its test debut in Pune, one of the largest metropolitan areas in India, and will be called ‘Mobile Money Services by YES BANK’. Check out the video of Gerhard Romen, Nokia’s Director for Alliances, after the break, to find out more.

Teppo Paavola, VP and General Manager of Mobile Financial Services at Nokia, stated that, “The Nokia Money initiative based on Obopay’s platform is initially targeted at growth markets and designed to work in partnership with multiple network operators and banks, involving distributors and merchants in a dynamic open ecosystem to seamlessly provide the new services. YES BANK is our first partner in India to bring this service to market”

The pilot scheme will let people transfer money to another person simply by using the persons mobile phone number. They’ll also be able to pay utility bills and top up SIM cards from the convenience of their devices.

New Firmware v31.012 | Nokia E55

The Nokia E55 has received a new firmware update, bringing it up to par with that of the Nokia E52 from earlier this month. The new update which takes the device up to v31.012, is a 7724KB download and is already available via FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air). New firmware updates generally contain 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. Unfortunately there is no official changelog, however we can tell you that Ovi Maps v3.03 is included in this update. The new firmware will gradually make its way round to you over the coming weeks depending on your region and product code.

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 also 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.

New Firmware v3.2010.02-8 (PR 1.1.1) | Nokia N900

The Nokia N900 has just received a new firmware update taking it up to v3.2010.02-8 (PR 1.1.1).

New firmware updates generally contain 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. Unfortunately there is no official changelog but we will update this article as soon as we know more. The new firmware will gradually make its way round to you over the coming weeks depending on your region and product code.

How To Update The Firmware

There are many ways of updating the firmware on your Nokia N900. To install the software on your device using FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air), simply launch the Application Manager and click update. There you will see a Maemo5 update. If the firmware update is not immediately available via FOTA, you can also update your firmware using NSU (Nokia Software Updater) 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 also 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. The N900 is known to wipe off some data when updating via NSU so please be careful and backup your content. Please share your thoughts and experiences with the new firmware in the comments below.