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SATtracker for BlackBerry 10
With SATtracker for BlackBerry 10 you can track the ISS (International Space Station) and almost 1000 other satellites, see their current orbits and locations, calculate their visible night time passes over any location.

  • supports ISS and 920+ other satellites which can be quickly selected from the built-in database and changed anytime

  • automatically downloads current orbit data for highest precision, stores previously downloaded data for use without Internet connection

  • track the ISS and two other freely selectable satellites at once

  • see on map current satellite location and orbit path within the next hour with 5 minute steps

  • get a detailed list of all upcoming visible night time passes over any location (date & time, duration, azimuth and elevation of approach, transit and departure)

  • supports both GPS and manually entered coordinates of your location.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:26 in category
PanoRIMio for BlackBerry 10
PanoRIMio is a native (BB10 Cascades), feature rich Panoramio viewer for BlackBerry 10, providing you easy and quick access to tens of millions of Panoramio pictures from around the world, easier and quicker than on Panoramio itself. Countless images of any location are at your disposal within seconds and can be viewed in a multitude of ways.

Multiple location input options (address or place of interest, coordinates in either decimal or DMS format, map, current location from GPS) let you easily select the exact place you want to see pictures of, and you can even choose a range in kilometers around the selected point to include images from.

Don't want to browse by location? There is also a "Tag / Keyword" option that shows images by tags or subject - just type e.g. "HDR" to view tens of thousands of beautiful HDR pictures, or "sunset" to see countless sunset sceneries, or even "Car crash" for images of car accidents from all around the world. Or anything else you'd like to see.

Select from four gallery types to view the images in your preferred way: filmstip-like vertically scrollable list, tile grid, slideshow with configurable interval, or the classic map layer.

The application is also integrated with Google Maps and Street View, showing you the exact location an image was taken at.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:20 in category
Jolla smartphones to feature HERE maps
Sailfish OS now supports HERE's mapping and positioning technology. Jolla announced an agreement to license positioning services and map technology from HERE, a Nokia business, to be used in Sailfish OS. This will provide users with up-to-date map data and rich location information, such as restaurants and hotels, from over 190 countries around the world.

Enabling fast and accurate retrieval of positioning information anywhere in the world, these services are essential for any mobile maps experience. A global map and location content offering also brings Jolla one step closer to achieving a fully equipped mobile operating system. The mapping asset is an integral part of Jolla's complete user experience.

"We are excited that HERE is providing its leading positioning services for Sailfish OS and that our maps application will be powered by HERE cloud services. This will help us deliver the optimal mobile maps experience to our customers," says Jolla CEO, Tomi Pienimäki.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:04 in category
Jolla Harbour now available
Jolla has fixed some small issues and the Jolla Harbour has been relaunched today. Dry dock and slipway for Jolla developers - Jolla Harbour is home for developers with all the engineering tools needed to launch apps to Jolla Store.

At the moment it only supports free applications but Jolla has been working hard on adding support for commercial applications in near future.

If you are developing apps for Sailfish OS, simply go to and be ready for the upcoming launch of the Jolla phone!

 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:02 in category
Nokia continues to FINISH OFF MeeGo, Symbian and ITSELF - they're cancelling Ovi Store support for Symbian and Harmattan applications
It looks that what's been done to Symbian and MeeGo so far still isn't enough for those who destructed Nokia's own operating systems and the company itself.

Now, starting from January 1st, they're cancelling support for Symbian and Harmattan applications in the Nokia Store. A message stating so has just been sent to all Nokia Store publishers. The existing content will remain available, but neither new applications nor even updates to the existing ones will be accepted. They are going to focus SOLELY on Windows Phone and the Asha series, i.e. only on what they sold to Microsoft.

It looks that Nokia continues to do EVERYTHING it takes to support Microsoft, even if it is harmful to Nokia itself. Or else, what other company (especially in THIS financial condition) would be just giving up like this on yet another revenue source, and probably quite a good one considering that only in September Symbian and Harmattan users have downloaded nearly 700 copies of my applications (and I surely am NOT the most popular Ovi store publisher), which shows that there is an ongoing demand for Symbian and MeeGo software.

And it makes me wonder what has happened with Nokia's PROMISE to support Symbian until 2016. A company that doesn't keep their own promises should get what it deserves, and I hope that Symbian and Harmattan users will not forget how they've been cheated and misled.

Hopefully by that time someone else will decide to launch a '3rd party' appstore supporting Symbian and Harmattan.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 20:01 in category
Petition to Nokia to fully open source Symbian
In the light of the recent news about Nokia and Microsoft, those who remained loyal to Symbian have created a PETITION to Nokia and Microsoft, calling them to release full source code, including the latest builds, and make it fully open source to preserve the platform and let the community go on with it. The petition has quickly reached over 2,500 signatures, and counting.

If you still care about Symbian OS, please sign the petition here.

 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:17 in category
EasyStreetView - Street View optimized Google Maps client for Symbian
EasyStreetView is a Google Maps client focused on, and optimized for, quick StreetView access and usage. You don't have to switch back and forth between the map and the street view, no need to drag and drop the Pegman, either. Both the map and street view are shown on one screen. Simply enter an address, then just tap on a street/place you want to see and that's it - a marker will be shown on the map and street view will be displayed. The map and street view are integrated with each other - you can switch to a different street/place anytime just by tapping on different area on the map and street view will change instantly. As you move on the street view, the marker moves on the map, too, always showing you the current, exact location. The map and street view can be zoomed in/out and panned independently.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:56 in category
ISSTracker for Symbian
ISSTracker for Symbian Anna & Belle (also available for MeeGo Harmattan) tracks satellites and predicts their visible passes over your location. It supports ISS (International Space Station), Hubble Space Telescope, and any other satellite listed at defined by the user. ISSTracker automatically downloads current orbit data (TLE) and shows realtime-updated satellite location now and within the next hour on a Nokia Map (street, terrain, satellite) zoomable from world map to street level. Prediction of visible passes includes appearance and departure times and azimuths, visibility duration and highest elevation. Supports both GPS and manually entered coordinates.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 22:04 in category
GeoCoder for Symbian Anna & Belle
GeoCoder lets you quickly find any location and get LOTS of information about it, which would otherwise require browsing multiple resources. For any place / address / coordinates / map position or for the current location you'll get: its exact address and postcode, exact elevation, road distance and travel time (for driving, bicycling or walking), sunrise/sunset times and day length, dusk/dawn times and daylight duration, moonrise/moonset times, timezone/DST information, current weather and 7-day weather prediction, 360° panorama of the exact location, Nokia Map and fullscreen Google Map with Street View, related Wikipedia entry, and more - all that with one tap.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 19:21 in category
MoonCalc Pro and Biorhythms ported to BlackBerry 10 (Z10)
I've just finished porting MoonCalc Pro and Biorhythms from MeeGo/Symbian to BlackBerry 10 (Z10) and got them approved by RIM for distribution in the AppWorld store. The remaining applications will be released for the Z10 within the next two weeks, followed by Sailfish OS versions for the upcoming Jolla smartphones.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 08:16 in category
Parental Controls for your child’s Blackberry
It's almost frightening how quickly technology develops these days. It doesn't seem like too long ago that phones were simple, making calls and sending texts. Now, we have phones that are essentially full computers, with full access to the internet and all its features; video calling, music sharing, maps, everything.

It's quite fantastic really, knowing that you have full connectivity anywhere; that millions of pages of information are at your fingertips wherever you go and you're never cut off from the world around you. The problem is that this applies to everyone that has a mobile phone, even your children. It means they can access the internet and all its videos, social media and app stores wherever they are, away from the protection of the family home and your watchful eye.

Some parents worry about what their children get up to on the internet, and that's only natural. There are many opportunities for mischief on the internet and some all too well known dangers too. Some parents might have already had something of a close shave or seen some warning signs, and want to prevent things from getting out of hand.

Luckily, mobile phone developers have kept up with parental pleas and included control features so parents can determine what features a child can access on their mobile - the best of these being the Parental Control app on Blackberry.

What is Parental Controls?

Parental Controls is a Blackberry app that allows you to disable or edit certain features on your child's phone. It is available for download from the BlackBerry® App World for any users on BlackBerry® 6 or BlackBerry® 7, and a version for BlackBerry® 5 should be available very soon. Those of you that purchased your phones after Summer 2012 should already have the application on your devices, so won't need to download it yourself.

How Parental Controls can give you peace of mind

The Parental Controls application gives you an array of options, allowing you to disable certain features entirely or just to edit or limit a feature. It doesn't only cover internet access and apps, but the phone’s own calling and messaging features as well, and even the camera. Editable features include:
  • Phone Calls: using this option you can enable or disable calls to the phone. You can also limit incoming calls only to contacts stored to the phone, meaning you child won't receive calls from anyone unknown.

  • Text Messages: enable or disable text messages.

  • Bluetooth: enable or disable direct file transfers from phone to phone over Bluetooth – your children and their friends might use this to share photos.

  • Location Services: use this feature to turn the phone GPS feature either off or on. This feature can show your child's location if used with certain apps, but is also needs to be on if they want directions to a destination from their location on Google Maps.

  • Browser: enable or disable internet access via the phone's web browser.

  • Youtube Uploader: decide whether or not your child can upload videos straight from their phone to Youtube.

  • Application installation: this might come in useful if your child is spending too much on apps. You can use this to disable the ability to download new apps to the phone.

  • Email accounts: enable or disable the addition of new email accounts to the phone.

  • Facebook and Twitter: enable or disable access to these two social media applications on your child's phone.

  • Camera: enable or disable the camera from use.

  • Blackberry Messenger: allow or prohibit access to the Blackberry Messenger application.

Once your chosen settings are in place, these are locked with a four number PIN to ensure your child can't interfere with your settings. You can then allow your child to use their phone with complete peace of mind.

More information on Blackberry Parental Controls can be downloaded from the Vodafone website. There's also plenty of good information and discussion available to read on the Blackberry blogs.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 09:42 in category
Biorhythms Pro for Symbian
Biorhythms Pro is a mobile personal biorhythm calculator providing features missing from other apps of this kind currently available for the N9/N950: storing two persons' data (birth dates and names) and switching between them with one tap, biorhythm interpretation (textual explanation of what the current state means) and scrollable graph to quickly and easily change the date for the biorhythm reading, critical days warnings, information about history and explanation of the biorhythm theory, and more.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:08 in category
SunCalc for Symbian
SunCalc provides all important Sun related information for any location and date: times of sunrise, sunset, dawn, dusk, transit & altitude, various twilight levels (civil, nautical, amateur, astronomical), day and night length (also vs. previous day and solstice), shown both numerically and on a real-time updated, intuitive graph. See Sun's path through the sky on any day at a glance, be informed about all events. Supports both GPS and manually entered coordinates. The most advanced Sun app for Symbian and MeeGo.

If you're interested in astronomy, also check StarFinder and MoonCalc.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 14:49 in category
StarFinder Pro - quickly and easily locate stars, constellations, galaxies, nebulae...
With StarFinder Pro you can easily locate stars, constellations, galaxies, nebulae, star clusters, asterisms, meteor shower radiants. Just select the object of your interest and the program will instantly show you where in the sky it is located. Turn in the direction and look at the altitude shown and... there you have it! Useful for both naked-eye sky watchers and to aid in quickly positioning a telescope. Comes with a handy database of useful astronomical information for each supported object, and a direct link to related mobile Wikipedia article, should you need more details. Support for Solar System objects (all planets, the Sun, the Moon) coming soon as a free update.

For Moon observations, please also check MoonCalc Pro providing real-time calculation of moon phases, age, distance, coordinates, rise/set/transit times, angular size, perigee and apogee, azimuth and elevation, moon compass, and more.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:17 in category
Nokia Belle FP2 for the 808 PureView
Nokia Belle Feature Pack 2 is being rolled out for the Nokia 808 PureView. Improvements inlcude:
  • Gallery Grid view when you have the phone in landscape.

  • Access to more functions when you open your images from the Gallery widget on your home screen – swipe through other images, zoom, share, edit, and send images faster.

  • More information about your images, such as image resolution, ISO value, white balance setting, and file size, and the location. When you are connected online, one click will show you on Nokia Maps where the photo was taken.

  • Select and delete multiple photos in Gallery Grid.

  • New reset button in Creative mode to change all the settings back to default with a single touch.

  • Updated browser (to version 8.3) with enhanced HTML5 support.

  • New and significantly faster keyboard.

  • Nokia Car Mode – easy access to your phone's key features when you're driving.

This software update is being rolled out globally from today, 2 October. However, there may be regional variations in the precise delivery due to country and operator variants. To check if the update is available for you and to install the update, connect the phone to your PC and open Nokia Suite, or alternatively check the Software Update application on your device.

The Nokia 603, Nokia 700 and Nokia 701 will also get an update that includes the features such as the faster browser and Nokia Car Mode. The imaging and gallery enhancements, however, are for the Nokia 808 PureView only.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:55 in category
MoonCalc Pro - advanced Moon tool for Symbian and MeeGo
MoonCalc Pro is an advanced Moon tool for Symbian (^3, Anna, Belle) and Harmattan (N9, N950) smartphones.

Provides rich, real time calculations of Moon phase (also shown graphically), age, illumination, distance (in kilometers, miles, astronomical units, Earth radii), apparent size (in decimal degrees and arc-minutes), coordinates (right ascension, declination, ecliptic latitude and longitude), azimuth, elevation ("altitude"), moonrise and moonset times, perigees and apogees (times and distances of Moon's closest approach and farthest excursion, affecting its visible size and brightness), Moon Compass, current constellation (name and shape), and more.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:00 in category
Which internet connection provider is the best one for online gaming?
Internet connection speeds have come a long way in the last few years. A typical household can expect to get speeds of up to 8 MB per second. Compare this to ten years ago when 1 MB per second was the fastest and it's easy to see that we are advancing in technology beyond our comprehension.

If you like to play games online, like poker at Ladbrokes, and you want to find out which is the best internet connection provider how would you go about it? There are a few simple ways and here are just a few pointers to help you decide.

1. Figure out how much you're actually going to be playing. It's no good getting an unlimited internet connection and paying for that privilege if you're only going to play for 10 minutes a day. Unlimited data plans are more common than capped plans nowadays, but the amount you can access comes with its own high price.

2. See what the offers are from the various companies. Some do a group deal where you are able to get line rental, phone and internet under one offer. Others add in a television package on top. See what it is you want and try to match it with what's on offer. Again it's no good getting something you're not going to use.

3. Ensure that you can get the speeds that are advertised. Most sites carry a signal map - showing where the signal is stronger and weaker - much like you would see for mobile phone coverage. If you are paying for a 20 GB connection but only ever receive 5GB a second see if you can change for the lower package. Don't pay for something that you aren't receiving.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 10:04 in category
Digia to acquire Qt from Nokia
Digia today announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire Qt software technologies and Qt business from Nokia and further extend the cross-platform availability of Qt on mobile, embedded and desktop.

Following the acquisition Digia becomes responsible for all the Qt activities formerly carried out by Nokia. These include product development, as well as the commercial and open source licensing and service business. Following the acquisition, Digia plans to quickly enable Qt on Android, iOS and Windows 8 platforms. One of Digia's key objectives with this acquisition is to improve its position within the Qt ecosystem by further strengthening Qt's R&D capabilities and expanding its reach on many more platforms than ever before. As part of the transaction, a maximum of 125 Qt people from Nokia will transfer to Digia.

Read more @ Digia and

 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 11:18 in category
Jolla - ex-Nokia staff form a company and build new MeeGo based smartphone OS
Jolla is a new project started by former Nokia MeeGo staff and leading community members. Jolla, an independent company financed by a group of international and domestic private investors, continues Nokia's work on MeeGo based smartphones and aims to create its own MeeGo-based smartphone OS. Watch @JollaMobile for further news and details.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:00 in category
Top tips for quicker streaming
Online streaming has become increasingly popular over the past few years; more and more people are streaming video, radio and audio as part of their everyday lives. Several internet radio sites such as Last FM and Spotify have made it easy and enjoyable to listen to songs and radio on your computer, whereas websites YouTube and other TV networks offer great quality video content for those who want to catch up on their favourite shows and movies.

However, many people find they have issues playing this content without realising there are some simple steps you can take to improve the experience and make streaming run more smoothly.

The first thing to do if you are having issues with streaming video, audio or other online media is to check your internet connection via a broadband speed test website; the most common problem with slow streaming is that your broadband connection is not suitable for your needs. Therefore make sure you are receiving the fastest possible connection available in your area and within your price bracket.

If you are unhappy with your internet connection, then upgrade to a faster option. If you have dial-up, get DSL or a cable modem connection. If you have a cable modem, try streaming during the day when fewer people are online or see if your ISP offers a higher-speed connection.

Another simple habit to get into is to wait until the entire video or song has loaded! Most online players will offer two progress bars which overlap. One shows the amount of media which has played, while the other shows the amount of media which has being downloaded. Wait until the media has fully downloaded to receive uninterrupted streaming with no buffering.

If you are streaming video, then consider looking for a lower resolution option. Many sites offer several sizes of video, or the choice between regular and high definition (HD); if you are having streaming issues then choose the lower resolution option which doesn’t take as much bandwidth to download.

Consider buying a new router, especially if you have one which is several years old. You can connect your computer to the router using an Ethernet cable as opposed to a wireless connection to help increase your connection speed. If you share a connection with others in your household or office, then try to stream media when the other computers are not online.
Lastly, you can increase your system's available memory. This is easily done by upgrading your computer’s hardware RAM, or even by closing programs which are not needed when you are attempting to stream video, audio or any other media.
Additionally, close any extra open browser tabs as well as each other these use up extra bits of memory.

If you are still having issues, consider rebooting your computer right before you begin to stream media to make sure the RAM cache is cleared out. This however is not a long term option, so it is recommended you consider using one of the other above options for a long term improvement to your streaming.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 18:13 in category
Qt Creator 2.5 RC released
Qt Creator 2.5 Release Candidate has been released today. Since the beta release a lot of bug fixing (180+) has been done, including some crashes and some regressions in the C++ code model handling. Thanks to all who contributed to these 180+ fixes. Full changelog is available here plus there is also a new (experimental) plugin for direct support of autotools project. Qt Creator 2.5 RC can be downloaded from here.

 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:50 in category
Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1 available
Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1 (version 112.010.1404) has been made available for the Nokia 700, 701 and 603. The FP1 update brings support for Dolby Digital Plus and Dolby Headphone, improved multitasking bar, a set of new homescreen widgets, newer version of Nokia Maps and web browser (with better performance and HTML 5 support), and increases CPU clock on the 700 and 701 from 1 GHz to 1.3 GHz. The update is available Over-The-Air (OTA) as well as via the Nokia Software Update and Nokia Suite software.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:07 in category
Nokia Suite 3.4.21 available
Nokia Suite 3.4 Beta for Windows has been updated to version 3.4.21 and is now available for download.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:02 in category
Microsoft Office coming to Symbian
Microsoft Office is coming to Symbian, including the Nokia 701, Nokia 700, Nokia 603, Nokia E7, Nokia X7, Nokia C7, Nokia Oro, and Nokia C6-01. You can get it using the Nokia Software Update tool on your smartphone, or connecting your phone to the Nokia Suite on your PC. Office Mobile apps will also be available from the Nokia Store in a few weeks.

In February this year, Nokia announced that OneNote, Lync 2010, Document Connection and PowerPoint Broadcast were available for Symbian. Now, Word Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile and Excel Mobile are the latest applications to join the suite of Microsoft Apps built especially for the latest Symbian smartphones.

Office Mobile apps give you quick access to your documents so that you can get more done while on the go, or when you're not using your laptop. And because these apps were created by Microsoft, the functionalities are as close as possible – if not the same – to the Microsoft Office apps on your PC.

If you're a Word user, you'll appreciate the fact that with Word mobile, you can save or send documents while preserving tables, SmartArt and charts, or the pinch/zoom functionality to easily view and edit documents.

In PowerPoint mobile, you can edit presentation texts and speaker notes, or use the Outline view to quickly browse through slides. With Excel mobile, you can create charts, or insert formulae and view rich data and charts from anywhere.

Another convenient feature of Office Mobile is that it gives you a single view to documents – whether they're stored on your phone as files, as email attachments, or on your company SharePoint site.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:00 in category
Qt SDK 1.2.1 update and Qt 3D 1.0 released
The Qt SDK 1.2.1 is now available for download. It brings increased stability to the Qt SDK 1.2. The updated SDK includes Qt 4.8.1 desktop installers for Mac and Windows in addition to Qt source packages. Qt 4.8.1 is the first patch release to the 4.8 series with over 200 functional improvements to the desktop and embedded platforms. The focus of the error corrections, made by primarily by Digia, has been on desktop and embedded platforms with a large number of fixes focussed on QtCore, QtGUI and QtNetwork. For more details please see: Qt 4.8 library release.

Increased ease targeting Nokia N9 through bug fixes and added functionality: The added functionality in the Qt SDK 1.2.1 relates mainly to improved runtimes for testing. The Simulator now supports both landscape and portrait orientations. In addition, the Qt Quick Components in the Simulator have been upgraded to use the same version as is on the device. There are now three separate QEMU images - one each for PR1.0, PR1.1 and PR1.2.

In the last weeks there have also been some other updates that will help you with your Nokia N9 development:
  • An example application showcasing key Harmattan APIs. The application shows how to utilize Qt Mobility interfaces (e.g. maps, multimedia and sensor data) in applications.

  • The Harmattan developer library and UX documentation have been updated. The latter is available online, and the former is also provided within the Harmattan target for Qt SDK.

Other interesting projects:
  • Shader effects using QML. Have you noticed / tested the Qt.labs.shaders plugin yet? It ships with Qt 4.7.4 onwards, making it easier to make graphical effects with QML. A Qt 4 version of the demo is available here for desktop and Nokia N9.

  • For developers looking at 3D technologies, Qt 3D 1.0 for Qt 4.8.1 has also been released today. Qt 3D will be providing OpenGL accelerated 3D content defined in QML. Qt 3D packages for Harmattan and Symbian are not pre-built and you'll have to build them yourself. Nokia N9 build instructions can be found here.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:51 in category
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 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 13:14 in category
Nokia 808 PureView - Belle with 41 Megapixel camera
Nokia today ushered in a new era in high-end smartphone imaging with the Nokia 808 PureView. This is the first smartphone to feature Nokia PureView imaging technologies, bringing together high resolution sensors, exclusive Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia developed algorithms, which will support new high-end imaging experiences for future Nokia products.

The Nokia 808 PureView features a large, high-resolution 41 megapixel sensor (7728 x 5368 pixels) with high-performance Carl Zeiss optics and new pixel oversampling technology. At standard resolutions (2/3, 5 and 8 megapixels) this means the ability to zoom without loss of clarity and capture seven pixels of information, condensing into one pixel for the sharpest images imaginable. At high-resolution (38 megapixel maximum) it means the ability to capture an image, then zoom, reframe, crop and resize afterwards to expose previously unseen levels of details. With superior low-light performance and the ability to save in compact file sizes for sharing in email, MMS, and on social networks, the Nokia 808 PureView makes it possible for anyone to capture professional looking images in any conditions.

In addition to superior still imaging technology, the Nokia 808 PureView, also includes full HD 1080p video recording and playback with 4X lossless zoom and the world's first use of Nokia Rich Recording. Rich Recording enables audio recording at CD-like levels of quality, previously only possible with external microphones. The Nokia 808 PureView also features exclusive Dolby Headphone technology, transforming stereo content into a personal surround sound experience over any headphones and Dolby Digital Plus for 5.1 channel surround sound playback.

The smartphone is powered with the latest Symbian OS version - Nokia Belle Feature Pack 1. It is based on a single core ARM-11 processor running at 1.3 GHz. 2D/3D Graphics HW Accelerator with OpenVG1.1 and OpenGL ES 2.0 support makes good use of 808's 4" AMOLED ClearBlack display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass offering nHD (640x360) resolution). The 808 has 512 MB of operating memory (RAM), 16 GB internal storage space and support for microSD memory cards up to 32 GB, 128 MB graphic memory, and obviously all the technologies one might expect from high-end smartphone: Bluetooth 3.0, WLAN 802.11b/g/n, DLNA, NFC, USB 2.0 High Speed with USB OTG 1.3, HDMI connector (and composite TV Out as well), full set of sensors (accelerometer, compass, proximity, ambient light, A-GPS), quad-band GSM and penta-band WCDMA, HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps, FM transmitter and receiver, video calls, Nokia Maps with free car and pedestrian navigation, and more.

The camera (as mentioned, 41 megapixels, 7728 x 5368 pixels) has 8.02 mm focal length (35mm film equivalent 26mm @ 16:9, 28mm @ 4:3), f/2.4 aperture, 15 cm to infinity focus range, and a full range of modes, functions and filters known from other high-end Nokia camera phones. It records movies at 1920x1088 pixels @ 30 fps (Full HD 1080p) in H.263, H.264/AVC and MPEG-4. Videos can be edited directly on the device using video editor software.

Nokia WebKit browser supports HTML 4.1, HTML 5, Javascript 1.8, FlashLite 4.0 and Flash Video.

Nokia 808 PureView comes with 1400 mAh BV-4D Li-Ion battery providing talk time of 11/6.5 hours (GSM/WCDMA) and standby time of 465/540 hours (GSM/WCDMA). It has both the 2.0 mm and microUSB charging connectors, with USB charging supported.

The device measures 123.9 x 60.2 x 13.9 mm (95.5 cc) and weighs 169 grams. It will be available in white, red and black colors.

Read more: Full technical specifications, Product pages, Press release, Phone gallery, PureView technology White Paper, Hands-On video, PureView demonstration video, Promotional video, Sample unretouched photographs taken with the 808 PureView.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:29 in category
Belle available for the Nokia 500
Nokia Belle upgrade has been made available for the Nokia 500. It will be released in phases, country by country as soon as each relevant variant of the latest Symbian software is available. So the schedule will vary according to where you live and which network operator you are with.

The majority of Belle enhancements will be available for the Nokia 500 including a visually improved browser enabling high-quality Web video viewing. Menus have been simplified and a notifications bar has been added to make accessing key settings or features, very fast. And a new larger live widgets display puts what's really important to you on the homescreen.

This version of Belle has been specifically tailored to match Nokia 500's hardware performance. You can personalize your Nokia 500 with up to four home screens leaving all your favourite applications and services only a few taps away. You will also get Nokia Maps version 3.06.

Check the availability of Nokia Belle upgrade for your Nokia 500 in your country at the support pages. You can also see if Nokia Belle is available for your Nokia 500 by connecting your phone to Nokia Suite via USB. Software updates will be prompted to you.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 06:49 in category
Nokia Maps Suite beta for Nokia Belle
Nokia Maps Suite for Symbian Belle includes a series of tools that will help you experience adventures everyday: Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive and Nokia Public Transport are just the beginning. Just point your browser to Nokia Beta Labs to download it now.

With Nokia Maps you always know where you are and what's around you thanks to impressive coverage of over 190 countries and tens of millions of points of interest (POI). To find more easily the place you are looking for you can use voice search in English language, in the UK (it only works if you have a UK SIM). Geotagged photos and contacts on your Nokia smartphone are now displayed in Nokia Maps, which is therefore getting more personal. You can see all your memories on the map and immediately recognize home or office addresses of the people that matter to you.

Nokia Drive has been updated too. There's the same voice search engine as in Nokia Maps, and multi-point route planner is also included.

Nokia Public Transport included in Nokia Maps Suite beta has a more extensive coverage and a new algorithm that calculates the best route to your destination. It is also possible to save favourite destination on the app home screen. In addition to this, there's also the possibility to start Nokia Public Transport from Nokia Maps by long pressing on any point on the map.

Nokia Maps Suite also brings the latest weather forecasts. You can look at the weather for almost any area (more than 100) you want.

Two home screen widgets are included in Nokia Maps Suite, too: My location and Places. With them you can save among your favourites and share with your friends either your location or a nearby place. Directly from your home screen.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:29 in category
Camera Update now part of Nokia Belle
With Nokia Belle downloads starting this week, more people will have access to the great camera features offered as a preview in the Camera Update for Nokia N8, namely 30fps video recording and continuous autofocus in video close-up mode.

On top of that, the camera UI in Belle has been further improved compared to the earlier application update. For example, the placement of the on-screen shutter button was changed for better ergonomics in landscape and portrait orientation, and the main controls were moved to the bottom of the viewfinder for a cleaner look.

If you update to Nokia Belle, it is recommend NOT to install the earlier camera update on top of it as Belle already contains a newer version.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:15 in category
Nokia Belle upgrade available for download
People who own the latest Symbian ^3 / Anna smartphones can now update them to Symbian Belle – bringing a fresh look to their screens thanks to the latest user interface. Once you have installed Nokia Belle you will still have the same phone, but it will feel like new, with improved performance.

Starting today, with Symbian Belle, you'll be able to transform your Nokia N8, Nokia E7, Nokia E6, Nokia X7, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7, or Nokia Oro device, by adding a whole load of enhancements. For Nokia 500, Nokia Belle will be made available within the next few weeks.

Nokia Belle delivers more personalisation options than before. You can have up to six home screens that are easy to personalize, leaving all your favourite applications and services only a few taps away. New larger live widgets display what's really important to you right onto the homescreen, so you'll always be kept up-to-date. Want to place a shortcut from one screen onto another? That's simple. A long press and a drag to the side of the screen moves it to that screen.

The new and improved Nokia Belle interface also includes new features like imaging applications with HD video recording at 30 frames per second and a visually improved browser enabling high-quality browsing and viewing of Web videos. The menus have been simplified and a notifications bar has been added to make accessing key settings or features, very fast. Plus, with Belle you can also boost your productivity on the go with a wider selection of Microsoft Apps, such as Lync and OneNote that will soon be available for free download on top of Nokia Belle.

Nokia Belle will be available in the majority of the markets today, including countries like India, Russia, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Poland, UK, Germany, Italy, Vietnam and Indonesia. You can check the availability of Nokia Belle in your country in our Nokia Belle pages – including the Nokia Belle update rollout status.

As Nokia Belle is a major update, you'll need to connect your phone to a PC to perform the update. To start, make sure you have the latest version of Nokia Suite (3.3 or later) running on your computer, and then connect your phone to the computer with a USB cable. For a step-by-step download tutorial, there's a video available that tells you everything you need to know.

If you've got any questions about Nokia Belle, you could try the frequently asked questions page that explains all.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 20:46 in category
Qt SDK 1.2, QtCreator 2.4.1 and more
Nokia has released Qt SDK 1.2. This update sets a new baseline for the developers for a longer perspective. Some of the features have already been available as online updates, but Qt SDK 1.2 now integrates the very latest tools, most recent mobile build targets for Symbian and Nokia N9, and the still fresh Qt 4.8 for desktops. Some improvements to the SDK and its maintenance tool have also been introduced.

As a summary, this is what is new in the Qt SDK:
  • Fixes for Qt Creator 2.4 in a new 2.4.1 patch update

  • Qt 4.8 for desktops delivering Qt Quick 1.1, Qt platform abstraction, Qt WebKit 2.2, and threaded OpenGL

  • More Qt Mobility examples for Nokia N9 and Symbian devices

  • Ability to specify network proxy setting in the SDK Maintenance Tool

  • Update to the Symbian Complementary Package introducing Analyze Tool plugin and new CODA 1.0.6 installation package

  • An update to Notifications API improving the end user experience and fixing issues in the Nokia N9 implementation of the API.

If you already have Qt SDK installed, you can update to the latest version by running Update Qt SDK from the Qt SDK application folder on your computer. If you first time are getting started with Qt SDK, you can download 1.2 from the download page.

 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 01:35 in category
Microsoft Apps available for Symbian Belle
Microsoft Apps have been made available for Symbian Belle smartphones. These incude:
  • Microsoft Lync 2010 Mobile - for cost efficient IM, presence, audio and web meetings on-the-go.

  • Microsoft PowerPoint Broadcast - quick broadcast of presentations directly from PC to mobile.

  • Microsoft OneNote - rich note taking with images. Syncs with Microsoft SkyDrive.

  • Microsoft Document Connection - single view to documents stored on mobile, including email attachments as well as documents on Microsoft SharePoint 2010 sites.

The Microsoft Apps are available through Software update. To get them, use the corresponding function of Nokia Suite or Nokia Software Updater.

 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 18:38 in category
Qt 4.8.0 released
Qt has reached another important evolutionary milestone today as Qt 4.8.0 has now been released. Featuring Qt Platform Abstraction, threaded OpenGL support, multithreaded HTTP and optimized file system access, Qt 4.8.0 can be downloaded as binary or source packages. Here are some key features that are new in Qt 4.8.0:

  • Qt Platform Abstraction (QPA). QPA restructures the GUI stack to enable easier porting of Qt to different windowing systems and devices. More info.

  • Threaded OpenGL support. Enables those of us that are not OpenGL-ninjas to render OpenGL from more than one thread concurrently. More info.

  • Multithreaded HTTP. HTTP requests are now handled in a separate thread by default. This should make application guis smoother, as networking will no longer use the main event loop.

  • Optimized file system access. The file system stack received some heavy lifting under the hood. The result is better I/O performance, achieved by reducing the number of system calls performed for I/O and by better use of cached data, when available. The improvements in performance can be seen across all platforms.

Qt 4.8.0 ships with QtWebKit 2.2.1. More details of the major changes can be found in the Qt 4.8 beta blog post. Qt 4.8 Docs are now available on Qt DevNet.

 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:06 in category
Qt Creator 2.4.0 released
Qt Creator 2.4.0 has been released. Changes since 2.3.1 can be found in the changelog, and if you have a lot of time you can also check the commit log with around 1300 accepted commits. The standalone release can be downloaded from DevNet.

 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:28 in category
Opera Mobile 11.5.1 for Symbian
Opera Mobile 11.5.1 update has been released and is available today for download from Changes include:

* Added predictive text input and language choice in search field
* Improved stability in out of memory situations
* Fixed issues with browser freezing
* Fixed issues with browser when Opera Link is enabled
* Fixed issues with text selection and cut/copy/paste
* Fixed issues with reappearing search engines after deletion
* Fixed issues with selecting text using Up/Down navigation keys
* Fixed issues with third-party input keyboards (QQ, Baidu, Sougou).
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 18:01 in category
New Qt SDK release with significant Nokia N9 Harmattan and Symbian improvements
The new Qt SDK 1.1.4 brings major stability, performance, and functionality improvements for the much improved Nokia N9 Harmattan target as well as the Qt 4.7.4 "bundle" for all Symbian^3, Symbian Anna, and Symbian Belle smartphones. You now have better tools than even before as well as a large installed base of modern Symbian phones and the Nokia N9 to target with Qt apps.

For Qt on Symbian, the release offers closer integration of Qt into the Symbian operating system services. Qt graphics system, split view keyboard, and support for Symbian Belle UI features are all included. In particular the improvements with regard to the Qt Quick Components 1.1 and Qt Quick 1.1 modules are significant – and will truly ease and speed up development. The Qt 4.7.4 release bundle for Symbian contains Qt Quick 1.1, Qt Mobility 1.2, Qt WebKit 2.1, and Qt Quick Components 1.1.

With regard to the Nokia N9, the Qt SDK Harmattan target is now a full release and installed by default. Other visible changes are the evolution to a single unified sysroot (no tools-level distinction between Platform API and its more productised subset), a single target (with debug and release flavours of the build), and major up-dates to the documentation.

Read more here and here @ Qt blogs.

 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:54 in category
Nokia Store QML client updated to 3.18.032
Today's update of the Store QML client for Symbian (version 3.18.032) provides some fixes to issues that have been reported by the Nokia Beta Labs community and also prepares for some new features that will be deployed on the Store backend soon:

* Fixed: The installation failure of the App updates when the user selects "Update All".

* Fixed: The theme is installed on C: although the preferred location is E:

This new version can be downloaded from Nokia Beta Labs.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 22:49 in category
Nokia 600 cancelled
"After careful consideration", Nokia has decided "not to ship" the Nokia 600 Symbian Belle-based smartphone. "We are constantly continuing to refine our portfolio to bring consumers the best possible range of devices to meet their diverse needs", they said.

Nokia 603, 700 and 701 are still shipping. Well, unless one day they cancel them, too, that is.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 22:44 in category
Opera Mobile 11.5 for Symbian released
Opera Mobile 11.5 has been released today for Symbian, Maemo 5 (Nokia N900) and MeeGo (tablet and netbook). This version includes Data Usage view and a core upgrade to Opera Presto version 2.9.201. The browser will now show you exactly how much data you have spent and saved. A dedicated page, easily accessible from the help menu inside the Opera Mobile, keeps count of how much data you are spending and saving.

Opera Mobile 11.5 change log:

* Data Usage view
* Star bookmark in URL
* Support for system bookmarks
* Support for Symbian Status Bar, Notification Bar
* New Turbo setting (disabled on WiFi but enabled on 3G)
* Support for cache on mass storage/SD card on selected devices
* Improved Youtube/RealPlayer integration
* Improved localization for more languages
* Device-specific improvements and fixes
* Fixed various stability and performance issues
* Core update 2.9.201

Opera Mobile core 2.9.201 change log:

* ECMAScript 5.1, including strict mode
* Optimized memory consumption of JS engine
* HTML5 microdata
* New IDNA specification implemented
* Network performance improvements
* CSS 2.1 compliant display:list-item
* SVG optimizations
* Support the intermediate state for Checkboxes.

Get the new version from
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 22:21 in category

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