Nokia N80 Internet Edition

Nokia have announced an updated version of the N80, due out later this year. The N80 Internet Edition appears to be the same phone but with updated software features including a couple of extra apps, a wi-fi setup wizard and SIP support for Voice over IP. A number of sites are claiming that it will support Skype, but this appears to be lazy journalism by equating VOIP with Skype, which as we all know doesn’t use SIP. Confusingly there are SIP settings menus on the existing N80, but no software to take advantage of them as yet…

It will be interesting to see if the features really are just software related, or if any of the hardware gets updated. Also, if it uses a newer version of the Series 60 v3 OS. Of course, as an N80 owner I’m hoping that it is just software and that I’ll be able to upgrade my phone.

Talking of which I previously promised to blog my review of the N80, which I was hoping to do after the release of the new v4 firmware. This promised to fix a number of problems, not least the fact that web browsing caused the phone to run out of memory after a couple of pages. Unfortunately, the folks at my local Nokia Service Centre got something wrong during the upgrade and the phone is back at Nokia 🙁 Maybe if they take their time they will send me back an N80IE…

4 thoughts on “Nokia N80 Internet Edition

  1. I will be watching this thread for any updates 🙂 I really would like to see a N80 update with all the N80i features.

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  3. I recently tried to do the V4 update at home, and it failed. I was told the file was corrupted and this then caused the phone to “lock” with the phone unable to be switched on. I then had to take it to a repair centre to have it fixed by being sent back to Nokia for a week. My suggestion to anyone who wants V4 is to get a service centre to do it FOC for you. There is also someone on Ebay selling a link that supposedly upgrades your phone to the Internet Edition. Has anyone tried it ? Does it work, or will it knacker the phone ?

  4. Kyalion, did you use the official Nokia Software Updater or some other means of doing the upgrade? Any firmware upgrade of any hardware has the potential to bork the whole device if it goes wrong, so I think you were just unlucky.

    With regard to the N80i upgrade – don’t bother falling for an eBay link auction. Just go to:

    http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/forum/showthread.php?t=54352

    Which tells you all about it. However a disclaimer and word of caution. This is not an official upgrade route and as such will certainly void any warranty you have on the phone. You do so at your own risk, and given your previous experience…

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