Nokia has done a good job supporting Bengali fonts into mobile phones , compared to other major Mobile brands in Bangladesh’s enormous cell phone market. With the N9 , bangla experience is a joy.
With full bangla character support on web pages, reading sites like prothom-alo and other bangla based fonts are pretty good. Bangla support on RSS feeds and in applications are flawless.
Bengali Numbers are also availble as the Clock on the upper status bar of the N9 interface , even on the lockscreen’s standby clock, which is pretty neat and would make many people exclaim some “wows!” none the less . Calendar looks neat thanks to the sharp numbers.
The fun doesnot end here, the calculator application is simply amazing thanks to the bengali fonts. Works perfect with the fonts and a smooth interface makes it the first bengali calculator on a mobile device. Hats off on that to Nokia , especially Meego OS for supporting the beautiful crisp Bengali Fonts.
Meego OS being open source , chances remain open for possible Bangladeshi developers to implement a true bangla user interface on the N9’s brilliant Swipe UI and great Qt based applications for the N9. It would really be welcome if the Meego team at Nokia would come up with improving bangla language support in the main UI for Bangladesh.
Nokia Kinetic Device prototype was shown to the world in the NOKIAWORLD2011, since then the concept has received lots of interest, many eager to know Nokia’s potential future phones. More wanting to know what will they be using in the future to communicate and keep up with their Virtual Social Activities.
Here’s a video from IntoMobile on their Youtube channel showing more of the Nokia Kinetic Device (prototype)
At the Developer Day in Mexico, Nokia shed some light on the next two Symbian versions – Carla and Donna plus further information on the Symbian Belle update rollout.
Symbian Carla is intended for smartphones with a 1GHz processor or higher and will be released in late 2012 or early 2013. It is going to offer a new web browser, new widgets, lots of new NFC capabilities and Dolby Surround audio enhancement. The processor minimum requirement means all the Symbian^3 and Symbian Anna handsets (N8, C6-01, C7, E7, E6, X7-00) are not going to get this version
Symbian Donna will be exclusive to dual-core processors, but at the current release intervals, most probably we won’t see it before the end of 2013 or the early 2014. We wonder how many cores the mobile processors will offer by then, but now we know Nokia’s Symbian smartphones three years from now will have two cores. Well, this is just not right, but Nokia has always been good at optimizing the Symbian OS for far less capable hardware as the competition is using.
As far as the current Symbian Belle is concerned – Nokia X7-00, E6 and 500 are going to get the update until the end of this year, while the Symbian^3 (already updated to Anna) devices will receive it in Q1 2012. It seems Belle will be the last update for the Symbian^3 and Anna generation.
Nokia plans to abandon Symbian in 2016, so we guess there won’t be much left to see after the E(ve?) version. But the platform has at least four years to live, the new handsets and Symbian versions all have warm reception, so who knows how the things will turn out in the future.
HumanForm was created in a joint effort between Nokia Design and Nokia Research Center to translate the most promising new nanotechnologies into meaningful user experience, prototype those for decision making; and transfer and set aspiration for future portfolio.
Project is a key to bring significant user experience benefits to the market thereby creating mindshare and value share through nanotechnology enabled experiences.
HumanForm is a visionary solution for a dynamically flexible device beyond touch screen and voice communication where technology is invisible and intuition takes over. Natural interactions are enabled with kinetic user interface.
HumanForm concept and a follow-up Nokia Kinetic Device prototype were launched in Nokia World 2011.