Those of you who still own Nokia smartphones, kindly check and download the free firmware updates for your handset. Recently, Nokia announced that Nokia N97, Nokia N97 Mini, older models E66 and E71 can be updated to the latest firmware. Download them free from the Nokia Software Update web page or via Nokia PC Suite Software Updater (a notification will pop-up if you are using this desktop application provided by Nokia). I doubt if many of my dearly-beloved readers have Nokia phones but a few of them especially from Europe, do still love Nokia in spite of the company’s clumsy smart phone strategy.
The Nokia N97 gets firmware version 22.0.110 which is a 5MB Over-The-Air (OTA) upgrade but will also soon be available via Nokia Software Update. This new version is a significant improvement on the previous firmware. It includes Ovi Maps 3.3 with free navigation and saves you space on the precious system disk. The N97 Mini also gets a new v12 firmware which also shares the same change log below.
Change log for this Nokia firmware update include the following:
- Maps 3.3 with free Navigation built-in
- Nokia Messaging stub built-in
- Default screen brightness raised to 75%
- Default theme now the jet black ‘Nseries 2′, giving longer battery life than the previous ‘Nseries 3′
- RAM optimisations
- Miscellaneous bug fixes
And for sentimental folks who still cherish their E71 or E66, Nokia isn’t letting your fondness unrewarded. These two phones also get a new firmware update to version 500.21.009. Aside from the change log mentioned above, the Nokia E71 and Nokia E66 models get a new version of Quick Office and an enhanced music player.