Ovi Chat Powered By Yahoo! Goes Live

Yesterday I received an email with the news that Nokia has announced that the updated Ovi Chat powered by Yahoo! service has been released. You can now invite your Yahoo! Messenger friends and Ovi Chat friends into your friend list, giving you access to an even larger community for chatting. Hit the jump to find out more.

If you have an Ovi Chat account but cannot log in, visit t.ovi.com from your phone or computer to accept the additional Ovi Mail and Ovi Chat powered by Yahoo! Terms and Privacy Policy. Once you have done this, you will be able to log in to your Chat account.

If you do not see some of your friends in your friend list, they might not have accepted the additional Terms and Privacy Policy. Please encourage them to go to t.ovi.com so they can join you on Ovi Chat and share in the updated experience.

Nokia E7 | Behind The Design

“Success is What You Make It” – The Nokia E7 tag line gives a glimpse of the thoughts behind this Communicator successor. Shunjiro Eguchi, Lead Industrial Designer of the Nokia E7 gives an insight to the thoughts behind the design of the Nokia E7. He talks about ‘making the complex, simple.’ The video after the break follows Shunjiro from his studio to the factory floor to explore the story behind the Nokia E7.

New Firmware v062.001 | Nokia C5 (C5-00)

The Nokia C5 has received a minor firmware update taking it up from v061.005 to v062.001. There’s no official changelog, but the new firmware is thought to bring more general performance and usability improvements. If you manage to update your Nokia C5 and notice any changes, please share your thoughts in the comments. More info after the break.

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.

Throw It Gameplay Demo On The Nokia N8 | Qt Paper Toss Clone

Check out this gameplay demo of a Qt-based Paper Toss clone for Symbian^3 – Throw It. Paper Toss is a cool little game for the iPhone and iPod Touch, that basically requires you to throw crumpled pieces of paper into a bin, and has different wind speeds and distances to keep you entertained. Well Throw It offers the same gaming experience on you Symbian^3 handset. Check out the gameplay demo on the Nokia N8 after the break.