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Firmware update 4.21 with User Data Preservation for the 6120 Classic
As reported by users on our S60 3rd Edition Discussion Forum Nokia has just released a firmware update (v4.21) for the 6120 Classic, featuring UDP, i.e. User Data Preservation. This means that you no longer have to backup and restore your data when flashing your phone as it remains intact. Visit Nokia Device Software Update to get the new release.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 13:48 in category
[New] Native Google Maps client for UIQ 3.x
Google has just released a native C++ Google Maps client for UIQ 3.x based smartphones. It works much faster than the Java MIDP version and has richer functionality, including "My Location" function showing (approximately) where you are. To get the application, open www.google.com/gmm in the web browser of your UIQ 3.x phone.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:57 in category
[New] GDesk ported to S60 3rd Edition - first release available
Gary Leach of FiendSoft has recently started porting his famous UIQ 3.x GDesk application to the S60 3rd Edition platform. GDesk is a customizable and extendable desktop system. Icons can be placed on the desktop representing applications, page links and plug-ins; these can then be launched by simply clicking them (see the description of the UIQ 3 version here and 206 pages long thread on the UIQ 3 Discussion forum containing all the details about the application and available extensions here). Gary has just published the first (alpha) S60 3rd Edition release of GDesk, which can be downloaded from this thread on our Discussion forums (you must be registered and logged in to get the attached file).
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 01:51 in category
[Upd] Nokia Location Tagger updated to 1.0 beta 2
Nokia Beta Labs have just updated Nokia Location Tagger. What's new:

* Support for more devices. This version should work on most S60 3rd Edition devices.
* Improved usability. Many of you mentioned that GPS takes some time to lock and sometimes you miss the moment. Two improvements have been made: if there is no GPS signal when you capture a picture, it will be tagged with the last known good position in the last 1 hour. The previous version uses 10 minutes only. If there is no last known good position in the last 1 hour, the picture will be put in a queue until timeout. If your device is able to lock the position before timeout, all pictures in the queue will be tagged with this new position.
* Added "Show on map" feature to show the location of the picture on Nokia Maps. This feature works only on S60 3rd FP1 devices with Nokia Maps installed, such as Nokia N95.
* Many bug fixes, including the battery drain bug.

Get the new version from Nokia Beta Labs.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:59 in category
Motorola Z8 firmware update now available
Motorola has just released their first firmware update for the Z8 Motorizr UIQ 3.1 based phone (it's the same version that ships installed on new units). Download the update from Motorola Support website, install it, connect your Z8 with the USB cable and make sure that the connection is set to the USB modem mode.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:11 in category
[New] Finanz for S60 3rd Edition
Kylom have released S60 3rd Edition version of their well known Finanz, all in one business and finance assistant, featuring:

* classical business and finance calculations, including loans, annuities, compounded growth, margins, discounted cash flows, net present value, etc.
* currency converter where 48 currencies are displayed on several pages. You can select the 48 currencies out of a list of more than 100. Exchange rates can be updated directly via an internet connection.
* functions calculator with 48 functions, which you can program to do just any mathematical calculation you decide, with one or more variables.
* days calculator and a "percentages for dummies" module.
* plain vanilla hand calculator, which can be operated flip open or flip closed (P990i), in standard algebraic mode or in RPN mode (Reverse Polish Notation).
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:24 in category
[New] Syntrax for S60 3rd Edition
Syntrax by Klaar is a full featured sequencer, MIDI compatible sound synthesis and sample editor all wrapped up in a nice little package. The program offers true mobile composing, all modern musicians want when away from the studio. Full library of preset songs and sounds is included for you to start working with.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:04 in category
[Upd] P.I.P.S. v1.2 for UIQ 3.x
Symbian has recently updated their PIPS libraries for the UIQ 3.x platform to version 1.2. The v1.2 release features IPv6, multicast support, new IOCTLs and socket API enhancements as well as various bug fixes. This release is the same as the S60 3rd Edition PIPS package in the Open C release in November 2007. You can get the new release from Symbian Developer Network.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 02:21 in category
[New] PhoNetInfo for S60 3rd Edition
PhoNetInfo by Patrick Frei is a freeware application which retrieves and displays detailed phone and network data, including information about firmware, IMSI, IMEI, SIM card and battery status, WLAN IP, MAC, MTU and speed, bluetooth MAC and device class, network mode, name, signal strength, Cell ID and country code, CPU speed, type and architecture, RAM and ROM size, running tasks, MMC & SD Card information and more.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 06:09 in category
[New] GETrack for UIQ 3.x
GETrack by Quentin allows recording tracking data from your Bluetooth GPS receiver and send the track via bluetooth to your PC for direct use with "Google Earth". For business, holidays and fun. There's no need for any conversion software on the PC side. The tracking data is ready to be used with "Google Earth". These files can then be sent by email to your friends or you can put them on your website.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 05:47 in category
[New] Car Expense Manager for UIQ 3.x
With Car Expense Manager from FlyingBird Software you can keep track of your car's consumables, costs, fuel and much more.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 05:20 in category
[New] Google Search for S60 3rd Edition
Google has released a native search client for S60 3rd Edition smartphones. It adds a shortcut to the Standby screen of your phone (and an icon in the menu) launching a search box which shows Google search results in the web browser. The client can be downloaded from the Google Mobile website.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 02:31 in category
[New] Nokia Text Messenger for S60 3rd Edition and Vista
Nokia Text Messenger from Nokia Beta Labs is a Windows Vista gadget, with which you can view your latest SMS messages, and send new ones, conveniently from your Windows Vista sidebar.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 05:47 in category
Nokia Maps 2.0 Beta now available
Nokia Beta Labs has just published the 2.0 Beta version of Nokia Maps software. This new release includes a series of enhancements and improvements including Walk - pedestrian navigation, satellite maps, enhanced search, Traffic information, enhanced Drive navigation mode and more. Downloads are now available from Nokia Beta Labs for both devices with older versions of Nokia Maps preinstalled and for devices without Maps application.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:45 in category
Sony Ericsson announces the G700 and G900 UIQ 3.x based smartphones
Sony Ericsson has just announced two UIQ 3.x based smartphones: the G700 and the G900. Both offer very similar functionality, with the main differences being camera resolution (5 Megapixel on the G900 and 3.2 MPix on the G700) and G900's Wi-Fi connectivity (G700 is WiFi-less). The G900 also includes additional imaging software and has different colour and keyboard layout. Both devices are the smallest UIQ-based phones ever made by Sony Ericsson: they measure 106x49x13 mm and weigh 99 g. Both are equipped with the usual QVGA (262,144 colour TFT, 2.4") touch sensitive screens and, what's new and warmly welcome, they include a d-pad for navigation. They also include an enhanced and improved 'home/standby screen', supporting customizable modules and providing quick access to frequently used functions without forcing the user to go any deeper through the screens and menus. Both devices support UMTS 2100 and tri-band GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900. Expected availability: Q2 2008. Check full press release, product information and photos @ SonyEricsson.com.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:34 in category
Nokia N96: Feature Pack 2, Digital TV and more
Nokia today unveiled the Nokia N96, optimized for video and TV. With a large 2.8" screen, 16 gigabytes of internal memory and support for high-quality videos in a wide range of formats, the dual-slide Nokia N96 represents an exciting new chapter in mobile media. The N96 supports common video formats including MPEG-4, Windows Media Video and Flash Video, making favorite videos easy to view. Transferring and accessing videos is even faster with the high-speed USB 2.0 connection and WLAN and HSDPA support. In select markets, the integrated DVB-H receiver offers live broadcast TV with an automatically updating program guide. The massive memory can store up to 40 hours of video content and can be further expanded with an optional microSD card to a total of 24 GB. For added convenience, the Nokia N96 features a 'kickstand' on the back cover that allows for hands-free viewing. The N96 features media keys, a 3.5 mm headphone connector and built-in 3D stereo speakers, a 5 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, flash and video light. It allows DVD-like quality video capture at 30 frames per second. Further, with the integrated A-GPS, consumers can now 'geotag' their pictures with location data and share them with their online communities. The Nokia N96 is expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2008 with an estimated sales price of approximately 550 euros, before subsidies or taxes. Read full press release @ Nokia.com.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:06 in category
Nokia 6120 - new Navigator
Nokia today introduced the new Nokia 6210 Navigator, the company's first GPS-enabled mobile device with an integrated compass for pedestrian guidance. The Nokia 6210 Navigator comes with Nokia Maps 2.0, also announced today, and includes full voice and visual turn by turn guidance at no extra cost. Combined with an 'accelerometer' which measures changes in direction and orientation, the built-in compass makes it easy to follow the map when strolling about on foot. When turning the device, the map automatically maintains its orientation. The integrated Nokia Maps 2.0 application will plot the quickest route to the desired destination and illustrate it on the map. Thanks to high-speed 3.5G connectivity, detailed information about each point of interest, like the phone number or web address is a click away. The Nokia 6210 Navigator supports assisted GPS (A-GPS), which enables the GPS receiver to acquire the satellites in just seconds. The device is ready for use out of the box, even without a SIM-card. Local maps are pre-loaded on the 1GB memory card of the Nokia 6210 Navigator and map updates are included in the sales price. For an additional fee, users can purchase multimedia city guides from premium content providers. Browsing the Internet and using instant messaging, email and widgets is fast with the high speed 3.5G HSDPA technology on the Nokia 6210 Navigator. The device also features a 3.2 megapixel camera, MP3 player and stereo FM radio. It is 15 mm thick, weighs 117 g and has a 2.4" screen. The Nokia 6210 Navigator is estimated to start shipping in the third quarter of 2008 in select markets with an estimated retail price of EUR 300, before taxes and subsidies. Read full press release @ Nokia.com.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 15:55 in category
Nokia 6220 Classic - 5 Mpix camera with Xenon and Zeiss optics
Nokia has just introduced the Nokia 6220 Classic, a full-featured device that combines a 5 megapixel camera with A-GPS functionality. The highlight of the Nokia 6220 Classic is its 5 MPix camera with Xenon flash and Carl Zeiss optics - on par with many single purpose digital cameras on the market today. With its high-speed HSDPA connection updating blogs or uploading photos and videos to favorite sharing sites like Share on Ovi or Flickr can be done right from the phone. A-GPS functionality allows photos to be 'geotagged' - making them easier to search and share. Images can also be viewed on a television screen with the integrated TV-out feature, sent from phone to phone via wireless Bluetooth connection, or viewed in full color on the phone's large 2.2 inch display. Nokia 6220 Classic also includes preloaded WidSets service, FM radio with RDS and up to 8 GB of memory. In addition to its imaging capabilities, the 6220 Classic enables Adaptive Multi Rate - Wideband speech coding technology, giving a more natural sound to human voice in phone calls. It helps when having a conversation in a noisy environment such as in traffic or public place. The Nokia 6220 classic is expected to start shipping in the 3rd quarter of 2008 in selected markets with an estimated retail price of 325 euros, before taxes and subsidies. Read full press release @ Nokia.com.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 15:49 in category
Nokia N78 announced
Nokia today introduced the Nokia N78 including integrated A-GPS, with free Nokia Maps, WLAN and high-speed HSPDA 3G connectivity, a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, and support 3.5mm headphones and microSD memory card, currently available at up to 8 GB (2 GB card is included in the sales package). The novelties of the N78 are geotagging of photos and an integrated FM transmitter that allows music to be played on any FM radio, in a car or at home. The Nokia N78 automatically tags images with capture location metadata, making it possible to view the capture location on a map either on the device itself, or online. The Nokia N78 is expected to start shipping during the second quarter of 2008, with an estimated retail price of approximately 350 euros, before taxes. Read full press release @ Nokia.com.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 15:41 in category
Samsung G810: S60 3rd Edition FP 1 smartphone with 5 MPix camera
Samsung Electronics today announced the Samsung G810, with a 5 megapixel camera including optical inner zoom and face detection. The 12.9mm thin G810 has HSDPA connectivity at 3.6 Mbps, Wi-Fi connectivity and is based on S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1. It's a slider phone with a metal brushed body. The large 2.6" TFT LCD screen offers a convenient environment when viewing content on the Internet or maps on the GPS navigation feature. The phone is equipped with a 3.5mm earphone. The G810 will be available in Europe from March 2008. Read full press release @ Symbian.com.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 15:17 in category
LG KT610: Communicator-like S60 smartphone
LG has just announced the KT610, an E90-like clamshell device with full QWERTY keyboard, two screens (small 160x64 pixel cover display and a 2.4", QVGA internal display), 2 Megapixel camera, 3.6 Mbps HSDPA and built-in GPS receiver. The phone is based on Symbian OS 9.2, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1. The KT610 will be available from May 2008. Read full press release @ Symbian.com.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 15:03 in category
[New] Animator for UIQ 3.x
With Animator from Ola Melén you can create animated drawings. Everything that you draw will become animations. You can draw free hand drawings, straight lines, rectangles, ellipses and you can also add text and images to your drawings. You can save your animation in SVG and GIF format. Take a photo, write your personal greeting on it and send as MMS or email to your friend. Your greeting will appear animated on the recipients display!
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 12:29 in category
Opera Mobile 9.5 announced
Opera Software announced the commercial release of Opera Mobile 9.5 — the latest version of its Web browser for smartphones. Participants at the Mobile World Congress 2008 will be the first to experience the improved functionality of Opera Mobile 9.5. Built on Opera's unique core architecture, the Opera Mobile 9.5 desktop-like browsing experience has been enhanced with innovations such as zooming and panning that make it easier to navigate, load pages quicker and get users closer to the Web content and entertainment they want. With Opera Mobile 9.5, users can experience the real Web and interact with content exactly as they do on their PC. The new version utilizes Opera's Presto rendering engine to achieve page load speeds comparable to a desktop experience. The Opera Presto engine was modified and improves browsing performance significantly by accelerating the handling of Web pages. It dramatically improves page responsiveness on pages with heavy use of languages such as JavaScript and Ajax, ensuring smooth, hassle-free browsing.

Opera Mobile 9.5 includes numerous features aimed at elevating the mobile browsing experience. Not only is the user interface (UI) intuitive enough to master in minutes, Opera Mobile 9.5 introduces several new innovations that elevate the Internet experience on a handheld device. Users can take advantage of the intuitive Opera Zoom to dive into the page and get closer to the content they want. In addition, productivity tools like the ability to save pages for offline browsing, Web address auto complete and password manager help busy users make the most of their time. Web 2.0-enabled, Widget-ready and Flash support turn Opera Mobile 9.5 into a fully loaded browser allowing users to access all their favorite Web sites such as Facebook, MySpace and more. With Opera Mobile 9.5, OEMs and operators will have the capability to include Flash Lite 3, empowering their smartphone users with access to the full Web including the ability to watch videos on YouTube effortlessly. In addition, Opera Widgets, which are mini applications that allow content to be accessed easily from the device idle screen with just a few clicks, are included in the new edition — automatically engaging the user through ease of operation and meeting consumer demands for quick access to information.

The Opera Mobile 9.5 experience includes many of the innovations found in Opera's trend-setting desktop browser including:
* Intuitive user interface
* Tabbed browsing
* Improved text wrap
* Page overview, zooming and panning
* Landscape mode
* Save Web page for future offline access
* Call phone number from Web page
* Send link as SMS/MMS
* Send image as SMS/MMS
* Small Screen Rendering
* Password manager
* Web address input auto-completion
* History and bookmarks
* Copy text
* Opera Widgets.

Read full press release @ Opera.com. Video demonstration of the new browser is available here.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 10:34 in category
[New] JoikuSpot for S60 3rd Edition
JoikuSpot by JoikuSoft turns S60 3rd Edition smartphone to a WLAN HotSpot (Access Point). JoikuSpot enables S60 smartphone to share its 3G internet connection wirelessly over WLAN with any compatible WLAN device such as laptop or other smartphone. Multiple devices can connect to JoikuSpot in parallel and seamlessly share the same 3G internet connection. JoikuSpot acts as an internet gateway to external WLAN devices. When turned on, external WLAN devices can discover the open JoikuSpot and establish internet connection wirelessly using the mobile phone's 3G internet connection.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 14:38 in category
[New] Revival - Civilization type game for S60 3rd Edition
Revival by HeroCraft is a turn-based military strategy game in the best traditions of the world-famous game title, Civilization. You will have to explore continents, direct battles on land and sea, build towns, develop science and uphold the economy of your empire!
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 12:22 in category
[New] Revival - Civilization type game for UIQ 3.x
Revival by HeroCraft is a turn-based military strategy game in the best traditions of the world-famous game title, Civilization. You will have to explore continents, direct battles on land and sea, build towns, develop science and uphold the economy of your empire!
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 12:16 in category
[New] Revival - Civilization type game for UIQ 2.x
Revival by HeroCraft is a turn-based military strategy game in the best traditions of the world-famous game title, Civilization. You will have to explore continents, direct battles on land and sea, build towns, develop science and uphold the economy of your empire!
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 12:15 in category

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