I thought that I would share my experience of the new Nokia Asha 201 here as it might be of some use to other users in the future.
This message is about video streaming & or downloading. Over the past couple of weeks I've been investigating this issue with Nokia. There are two issues here that I can see. One is that some staff at Nokia have been misinformed about this phone & that is then pasted on to customers. I've download, updated and re-download all the software that is available to this phone. As late as yesterday, I was told quite categorically that the Asha can stream video & I needed to update my service provider details. This is not the case. The Asha 201 cannot stream or download video content, no matter what app you try or what service provider you happen to use. I received an email from Nokia Customer Service today confirming the fact that the Asha's OS does not support video streaming & or downloading.
The second issue is a more personal one. The Customer Services here at Nokia seem unwilling to except that me the customer may know more that they do about one of their products. I've been trying to inform Nokia that the Asha can't use video content for a couple of weeks now, but they would not have it. Finally yesterday evening I sent an email to the Head of Western Europe at Nokia Conor Pierce. He got back to me with in ten minutes, & promised to help with this issue.
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09-05-2012 14:03 - edited 09-05-2012 14:04
P.S. I'm not a Nokia Official. Just another user like you.
If I was rude, I apologise, my wife says I'm rude all the time. I don't mean to rude, in fact I hate rude people. So, are you saying that if I follow your instructions and save that page to mini opera, with the beginning piece of code removed, then hey presto! mini opera will play video from youtube? If so, how? Did you do this? Get back to me & let me know. I'm going to even include a smiley, which, I also cannot stand when people do it. If this does actually work I may even include a heart!!!!!!! This spell checker keeps changing all my 's' to 'z' damn American spelling.
No problem. But you wont be able to play directly but will be able to download & then play on the device. It'll take you to the site of which I've attached a screenshot below. The mail might take upto 10 min to arrive so be a little patient.
That a hell of a lot of code, I've just gone through it to get to the start of it, so I could delete that first part with the http://. I installed it in the mini opera, and saved it in the new Nokia Browser beta, for the Symbian S40. So do I go to youtube to download, or do I go to zamzar?
i got the same problem... i removed the http:// ... but when i wanted to open the link i got the response: Error invalid URL.
what was wrong?
31-05-2013 9:34 - edited 31-05-2013 9:35
correct, this phone model does not support video streaming. for reference: http://www.developer.nokia.com/Devices/Device_spec
there are a few 3rd party "Youtube downloader" app in Nokia Store, but I don't have really much experience from those (the ones I have tried didn't work that great), so can't recommend anything specific. If someone has info on which of those apps might be actually good, feel free to tell me also. one fundamental "problem" with this phone model is that it does not have WiFi, just 2G and on top of that it's fairly low in specs. this combination would make smooth real time video streaming quite challenging.
20-10-2013 5:12 - last edited on 21-10-2013 13:16 by HDcoffee
Pls i want to know why i can't watch youtube videos with my Nokia asha 201.
Why can't my favourite contact on my home screen.
I also can't use the chat under massage menu. Each time i select it noting happen.
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@sleaf good to know. Sounds like a new feature of the Nokia Xpress browser.
Do you have the menu option Nokia » Menu » Settings » Configuration » Personal » (Options ») Add » New Streaming?