NameThatNokia: Jason Mraz I’m Yours on two classic Nokia diallers

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The title mentions that these handsets are two Nokia devices. Which ones?

They’re covering Jason Mraz’s song, “I’m Yours”, using the keyboard (is that the dialler button tones or some ‘app’.


update : apologies folks,  this might not even be a Nokia.  Power of the Nokia name to make something popular?  Haha.

Nokia Z Launcher updates to v1.1.3Beta

PicsPlay_1422688769711An update for Z Launcher was pushed to my Note today.  V1.1.3beta.

There’s afew more features,refinements and whatnot.


Version  1.1.3-Beta

– Preliminary support for icon packs

– Long press on text – you can uninstall or hide app app from the ranked list, in addition to existing long-press behavior such as long-pressing the icon to drag it to the favorites bar

– UI improvements for a wide range of Android devices

– Improved design and performance of carousel widgets

Improved Scribble handwriting recognition

– Play store icon will load Play store without pre-searched text (We heard you on this one!)

– Bug fixes

Jolla raising money once more to add more storage and ever so slightly bigger battery, removes proximity sensor.

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Jolla has been fundraising again. They’re pretty much at the 2 million mark.

There’s a 64GB version for $249.

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Battery is up to 4450mAh (before 4300mAh). 150mAh on a tablet…will that be a visible change?

The display is fully laminated, and that the tablet includes gyroscope and compass sensors. However, proximity sensor will not be included in the Jolla Tablet unlike previously mentioned.

Everything so far is on track for delivery.

Cheers Alvester for the tip!

Nokia Q4 2014 Results


Fourth quarter 2014 highlights:

  • Non-IFRS diluted EPS in Q4 2014 of EUR 0.09 (EUR 0.08 in Q4 2013); reported diluted EPS of EUR 0.08 (EUR 0.05 in Q4 2013)
  • Net sales in Q4 2014 of EUR 3.8 billion (EUR 3.5 billion in Q4 2013)

Nokia Networks

  • Nokia Networks achieved 8% year-on-year growth in net sales, from EUR 3.1 billion in Q4 2013 to EUR 3.4 billion in Q4 2014, primarily due to strong performance in North America.
  • Nokia Networks achieved strong underlying operating profitability with non-IFRS operating profit of EUR 470 million, or 14.0% of net sales, compared to EUR 349 million, or 11.2% of net sales, in Q4 2013.
  • Mobile Broadband achieved 13% year-on-year increase in net sales, driven by strong growth in overall core networking technologies and modest growth in overall radio technologies. Within radio technologies, strong year-on-year growth in LTE was partially offset by a decline in mature radio technologies.
  • Global Services returned to year-on-year growth for the first time since Q4 2012, with net sales up by 3% and particularly strong growth in the strategically important systems integration business line.


  • HERE achieved 15% year-on-year growth in net sales, from EUR 255 million in Q4 2013 to EUR 292 million in Q4 2014, primarily due to HERE’s leading market position and positive trends in the automotive market.
  • In Q4 2014, HERE sold map data licenses for the embedded navigation systems of 3.9 million new vehicles, compared to 3.2 million vehicles in Q4 2013.

Nokia Technologies

  • Nokia Technologies achieved 23% year-on-year growth in net sales, from EUR 121 million in Q4 2013 to EUR 149 million in Q4 2014, primarily due to Microsoft becoming a more significant intellectual property licensee in conjunction with the sale of substantially all of Nokia’s Devices & Services business to Microsoft, as well as higher intellectual property licensing income from certain other licensees.
  • In Q4 2014, Nokia Technologies non-IFRS operating expenses increased both year-on-year and sequentially primarily due to investments in business activities, which target new and significant long-term growth opportunities, as well as increased activities related to anticipated and ongoing patent licensing cases.

 Full year 2014 highlights:

  • Nokia’s full year 2014 non-IFRS diluted EPS grew by 40% to EUR 0.28 (EUR 0.20 in 2013); reported diluted EPS of EUR 0.30 (EUR 0.05 in 2013)
  • Nokia’s full year 2014 net sales of EUR 12.7 billion (EUR 12.7 billion in 2013)
  • Nokia Board of Directors will propose a dividend of EUR 0.14 per share for 2014 (EUR 0.11 per share for 2013, in addition to which a special dividend of EUR 0.26 per share was paid in 2014)

Source: Nokia

Cheers Viipottaja and Alvester for the tip!

Pimping my Band with Nokia Nostalgia!


Dear MNB Readers!

Does that wallpaper on the Microsoft Band look familiar to you? That isn’t a Microsoft made wallpaper…I’ll come back to what’s behind the 12:02…and to the Band.

Let’s briefly talk Windows Phone. Since the launch of Windows Phone 7, critics have often spoken out against a perceived lack of customization options for Windows Phone. Depending what types of customization they were looking for, some of their points were valid, some have been resolved and some are still waiting to be fixed with Windows 10 for phones (Start Screen wallpapers for example).

One often overlooked feature of Windows Phone is the ability to change the Accent color and as regular Windows Phone (WP) users know, the accent color follows you throughout the UI in almost every location that there is a color beyond black and white.

I came across a great article on wmpoweruser (WMPU) titled “Your style, your personality, yourself – your Windows Phone” and it made smile as I began doing the same thing with my Windows Phone devices about a week earlier. The article that is linked above gives examples of how a WP user can match the OS Accent color to their clothing and other clothing accessories. Sure, it may seem simple and is usually overlooked but no matter how hard I try, I cannot reproduce the awesome simplicity of matching accent colors with my iOS and Android devices. Here is an example of what I simply called “Red Day”.

1. Red Phone (Lumia 1520)


2. Red Accent color in the Windows Phone OS


3. The Red Accent color from Windows Phone set to sync with other Windows Device that you may own. (Desktop, Laptop, Tablet)


4. Clothing that matches the Accent color (usually a shirt)


5. A Microsoft Band that has been Pimped to match!


So we see that by using Accent colors in Windows Phone and Windows, you can customize your devices to match almost any occasion. Does the red and black wallpaper on the Band look familiar?

The reason I smiled when reading the WMPU article is because it was a moment of “wow, someone else is thinking of similar things to do with Windows Phone!”. I took it a little further by integrating my Microsoft Band into the mix. By default, the Microsoft Band has a limited selection of wallpapers but with the excellent Pimp My Band app (PMB), you can use any picture for your wallpaper and custom colors that you would like. This is huge as it not only makes the Band look more like a stylish smart watch but it also lets your creativity flow and change day by day and as little or as often as you like.


Changing the wallpaper on your Microsoft Band via the PMB is as simple as choosing your photo source and the Accent color of your tiles. Extra points if someone knows where the wallpaper pictured below comes from.



After making your selections, simply click the Save icon in the bottom left and PMB will sync your Background/Wallpaper and Accent color to your Band.



Where does the Nokia nostalgia come into play? Well, if you haven’t guessed it yet, those backgrounds on my Microsoft Band are good ole’ Symbian and Maemo 5 backgrounds! Pure Nokia creations!


Using the Nokia made backgrounds on the Microsoft Band simply makes me smile. It is like having a piece of Symbian and Maemo 5 and more right there on my wrist, mixed in with a dose of Modern Windows flare. Maybe it is the low native resolution of the Symbian and Maemo devices that fit the Band so well or the excellent coding in the PMB app or rose tinted glasses but everything just looks sharp and stunning without any weird formatting issues. I even have a few old screenshots thrown in there in the event that you would like a piece of Symbian Bell on your device.


Feel free to download and use the small collection of Nokia made wallpapers via my OneDrive link:

Here are a few more examples of matching the Nokia backgrounds to the Accent colors on Windows Phone and the Microsoft Band and also the Windows Phone UI.

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I believe Ali has a better collection of Nokia wallpapers than I do and if so, he, or anyone else is welcome to share his/her/their collection. Some people may not see any point to this article or any value in Accent colors or syncing the colors or even matching the colors to your clothes but I found it to be a nice little bonus, a conversation piece that most people have never seen possible to the same degree with their iOS and Android devices. If anything, I made a few people laugh with all of the red, orange, silver, blue and other colors that I had on at that moment in time. I believe technology should make us smile.

Take a break, slow down your day and find the time to liven up your device with a mix of the past and present and images and colors that make you smile. Appreciate the small things in life. You never know how what a new wallpaper and a splash of color will do for you and your device or how you may cause an onlooker to smile, due to the simplicity that made you smile, and what that smile will mean to others.

As always, thank you all for continuing to support MyNokiaBlog. Have a great day and enjoy whatever you have that makes you smile.


Demitrius Harris


P.S. If you have questions about the Microsoft Band, ask away and I will respond in the comments section. I hope to have a full review in the future. Also, do you call the pictures Wallpapers or Backgrounds? Even in the Pimp My Band app, the pictures are referred to as both Wallpapers and Backgrounds.


Skype Translator preview rolling out

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Hello MNB Readers,

Registered users of the Skype Translator Preview should receive an email notifying them that the promised preview version of Skype Translator is now available.

What is Skype Translator? Have a look for yourself.

From the Registration description:

Skype Translator gives you the ability to speak another language without learning one. Simply set up a Skype video or voice call with someone who speaks another language and start talking. Translator is currently available in English and Spanish. More languages are coming soon.

When you use Translator:

Your conversation is translated into another language in near real-time.

What someone else says is translated back in your language.

An on-screen transcript of your call is displayed.

And you can send instant messages across 40+ languages.

If you haven’t registered, you can register at the link below.

Registration Page

Have you registered for Skype Translator and received your email to download the app? How do you like it so far? Considering the only spoken language translations are English and Spanish (40 textual language translations) in this build, which language would you like the Skype team to focus on for the next spoken language release? Would you like to see Skype Translator Preview on Windows 10 for phones?

As with all of Microsoft’s Preview programs, feedback is key so if you are using the Skype Translator Preview, please leave feedback through the app to help the team create the best Skype experience that the world has ever seen.

Have a great day everyone and thank you for choosing MyNokiaBlog!

Demitrius Harris