Happy Holidays From The Nokia Review

Apologies for the belated Christmas wishes, we hope you all had a great day with your family and friends and that Santa’s brought you all what you asked for. If a new Nokia was on your Christmas wish list and you were lucky enough to receive one, then we want to hear from you. Drop a comment after the break and let us know which device or accessory you received and what you think of it.

Also make sure you check out our free downloads section to grab the latest apps, games and themes to make the most of your new device.

How To | Sync Gmail Calendar & Contacts With Symbian^3 Devices

Here’s a quick tutorial on how to sync your Gmail Calendar and Contacts with Symbian^3 devices. The video tutorial is demoed on a Nokia N8, but this method is the same for all Symbian^3 powered handsets. Check out the tutorial after the break.

First of all, if you use a Google Apps account, you’ll need to make sure that the ‘Google Sync’ option is enabled in Service Settings > Mobile.

Then follow the steps below on you Symbian^3 device:

  • Create New Mailbox and select the Mail for Exchange option.
  • Enter your login details leaving the Domain option blank.
  • Hit Next until you see the Mail for Exchange Server option and enter m.google.com.
  • Finally decide what and how to sync and you’re done.

Swype Beta For S60 5th Edition Updated | Release Candidate

Swype Beta for Symbian has just been updated to a release candidate (v1.0.16481) for S60 5th Edition handsets. The new update fixes a host of bugs as well as a few additions in the settings menu which include Copy and Paste, and the Edit Layer. Hit the jump to find out more.

Here’s what the team had to say:

“Thanks in no small part to your feedback on the previous beta releases, we are now happy to bring you a release candidate of Swype for S60 5th Edition phones. This is currently on its way to final quality testing for Ovi Store, and we wanted you testers to have first crack at it.

An awful lot of changes have been made to the application since the last update, not the least of which is better support for language downloads and language performance improvements. You’ll also find the Copy and Paste now appear in the Settings menu as well as the Edit Layer, and a lot of bugs have been quashed.”

Nokia N8 Software Update | Apps Update 1.0

The Nokia N8 has received a new software update titled ‘Apps Update 1.0’. This is again not a new firmware update but a core applications update to improve the stability of phone applications. Hit the jump to find out more.

Checking the details of this software update revealed a short description stating: This update improves the stability of phone applications. This the same description as the first software update the Nokia N8 received in October 2010 title ‘Phone Apps’. The update is around 1.1MB (1086 kB) and can be downloaded by going to MENU > APPLICATIONS > SW UPDATE.