Nokia today unleashed a firmware upgrade for its ailing 5800 XM. Nokia's first touchscreen device on the Symbian S60 platform had left users frustrated with a confusing user interface, faulty speaker and overall sluggish performance. The firmware upgrade will take on some of these issues (Nokia had earlier admitted the speaker problem was due to a hardware issue and consumers could get it rectified at any Nokia Care centre) and add some new functionalities as well. The firmware upgrade will improve the following:
- Faster user interface and faster download times
- New camcorder features: second camera support for still image capture in addition to video calls, burst mode that allows people to take multiple pictures one after another without needing to repress the picture taking button
- Mobile Dictionary: built-in dictionary functionality with voice playback of words utilizing text-to-speech technology, support for 38 languages
- Application Update: with Application Update people can check for available updates for applications and update them directly in the device. Applications can also be kept up-to-date by setting the checking to automatic. Source...