Email Tips and Tricks for the Nokia Mobile Devices

Here are some tips and tricks for setting up email on the Nokia E-71 and N-97 mobile devices.

  1. When setting up your first.last@student.shu.edu email, the password required is the one that was created when activating your Live@edu account. This may not be the same as your http://piratenet.shu.edu password.

    Click Here for a tutorial on how to reset your Live@edu password.

  2. The email application on the Nokia devices may need to have the Access Point set from the default to either Shu Campus, Shu wifi, or Internet.

    To set the Access Point for your first.last@student.shu.edu email:

    • E-71: select Menu, Mfe, Mail for Exc…, Options, Edit Profile, Connection, then Access Point
    • N-97: select Menu, Applications, Mfe, Mail for Exc…, Options, Edit Profile, Connection, then Access Point

    To set the Access Point for your Gmail email:

    • E-71: select Menu, Communic., Messaging, Gmail, Options, E-mail settings, Connection settings, Incoming (and outgoing) e-mail, Access Point in use
    • N-97: select Menu, Messaging, Gmail, Options, E-mail settings, Connection settings Incoming (and outgoing) e-mail, Access Point in use

Applications Galore

Thanks to Gerry Moth over at nokiaaddict.com,

here is a link to a list of applications he has recently used on Symbian S60 3rd edition devices, such as the Nokia N95 or the E71, which we are currently using in our academic and administrative pilots.

Thanks, Gerry, for putting this together!

Personally, I use the apps listed after the jump, which are included in the extensive list on the linked page.

Continue reading “Applications Galore”

PC Suite Download Information

Nokia-PC-Suite_1.pngAs a participant in the SHUmobile project, you have likely wanted to sync information with your PC, or will want to do this in the short term.  While both the E71 and the N95 come with software on the cd enclosed in the box, this software has since been updated.

You can download the newest version of PC Suite here.  This will work with both devices, and you can get started.

Remember:  if you go to choose “Update Phone Software” and it tells you there is an update, hold off.  Contact us, and we will work with you on that, as this is a firmware upgrade to the device’s operating system, and it will wipe the device’s data during the upgrade.  We will help you run a back up and restore and even do the firmware upgrade for you.

Have fun!

Nokia’s Indoor Positioning Research

Nokia Research Center has been developing a means of finding your way around unfamiliar places, building upon GPS outside to providing location information indoors.  When made commercially available, this will ultimately provide enhances location based services and specified mobile marketing.

This technology can be harnessed for self-guided tours for incoming students, or to provide enhanced directions and demonstrations for visitors, alums and so forth.

Watch this video introducing the concept:

Thanks to Keith Barros and IntoMobile

Lower Cost Devices to get High End Functionality/Services?

tech0505smartphones_385x270.jpgFundamental to the concept of SHUmobile is the belief that today’s “smartphone” is tomorrow’s “dumbphone,” in that as the feature functionality of devices such as Wifi, high quality cameras, GPS and so forth, will become cheaper to make and more readily available.  All About Symbian has an interesting article and brief discussion that indicates that Nokia is preparing for this paradigm shift in user expectations for smart devices:

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo (CEO) and Rick Simonson (CFO), discussed Nokia’s smartphone strategy during today’s Q4 earnings call.

Nokia intend to further expand S60 on Symbian OS to new categories and

market segments as well as continuing to push it on to lower cost

devices. As a result they are expanding the S60 investment when

compared to Series 40. Furthermore they believe the combination of

Nokia’s five services (Ovi) with a larger portfolio of such devices

will see a change in the definition of smartphone.

Read the whole story here.

SHUmobile is being designed by the Seton Hall University community to ensure that our students, faculty and administrators will ultimately be able to best utillize these new means of communicating, collaborating and creating and sharing content to extend and enance it’s already rich campus environment, both physically and virtually!