Monday, December 31, 2007

Sony Ericsson Stuff!

Get all your Sony Ericsson stuff here!

I. Java Apps!

Java apps for your Sony Ericsson Phone!

II. Sony Ericsson Themes and SkiNS
Everything to make your Son Ericsson handset look cool & stunning!

III. Sony Ericsson Games
All kinds of game to make your Sony Ericsson handset your favorite mobile gamer!

More coming soon!

Nokia E-Series Stuff!

This is a collection of Symbian & Java applications, themes, games, tricks, hacks and tweaks - all tuned for your E-series handset!

I. Softwares - S60 V3
apps on s60 v3
II. Softwares - Java
apps on java
III. Games
games on s60 v3
IV. Themes/Skins
themes on s60 v3
V.Tricks,Hacks & Tweaks
tricks for eseries
VI. Camera Tricks
camera tricks for eseries
VII. Using Maps/GPS
how to use advanced maps techniques with GPS
VIII.Codes - Eseries
Codes for Eseries phones
IX.
E-series help! (new!)
Help on common problems faced by E-series users
X. New S60 V3 apps
apps on s60 v3

Have a gr8 Day!

Nokia N-Series Stuff

This is a collection of Symbian & Java applications, themes, games, tricks, hacks and tweaks - all tuned for your N-series handset!

I. Softwares - S60 V3
apps on s60 v3
II. Softwares - Java
apps on java
III. Games
games on s60 v3
IV. Themes/Skins
themes on s60 v3
V.Tricks,Hacks & Tweaks
tricks for nseries
VI. Camera Tricks
camera tricks for nseries
VII. Using Maps/GPS
how to use advanced maps techniques with GPS
VIII. Reviews Galore!
Reviews on accessories based on Nseries
IX.Codes - Nseries
Codes for Nseries phones
X. New S60 V3 apps
apps on s60 v3

Have a gr8 Day!

Saturday, December 29, 2007

NGage Next Gen - All you can see






Here's a link to all the pictures you'll ever want concerning the New Ngage Next gen app which is due to (hopefully) come out optimistically by next month, and pessimistically by next year ;)

ARGH n95 Screen Flip?

I saw this post at the Nokia Forums the other day. It seems someone's N95 has decided to incorporate Samir's rotateMe app all by itself - ending up rather Topsy-Turvy..
This is the post:


nicbh
New User
Posts: 1




Message 1 of 1

Viewed 11 times


Okay my n95 has started flipping the screen upside down (neither of the two regular ways it would go) randomly. Especially if I turn it off and on again. Any suggestions?
29-Dec-2007 02:58 PM


If any of you can help him out, please do so - this is the link.

Mail for Exchange


If you're using Exchange for the corporate email, you should install the Mail for Exchange application. Mail For Exchange program will provide you with access to your Exchange mailbox.which also features push email. This way you won't have to check for emails each time, the email are pushed to your phone the second they arrive at your mailbox so that you get them instantly.It's Very handy, andyou can even set it up so that it doesn't push any emails in the weekends! :) Tip: The application doesn't work with the normal "TDC WAP 3G+GPRS" setting, since it uses a proxy. You have go use a non proxy setting. You can get the TDC non proxy setting by going here and choosing the "internet" setting.

Nokia Beta Lab's Conversation


Overview

Conversation is a messaging application that allows you to follow your conversations, organized by individual contact. In addition, the application provides an easy way to reply to messages, and continue the conversations.

After installation, the application will appear in your device as an application shortcut, and as a new tab in your Contacts application.

Installation instructions
Your have to install two separate files in the order specified below. Also, we recommend that you use the latest software available for your device.


  1. Install Nokia Internet Services Support Package to the device memory (not to the memory card). Note! If you have Gizmo or Windows Live already installed, you don't need to install this support package.Download (SIS, 730 KB)
  2. Install the compatible version of Conversation application HeRe.
Have a great time with your conversations! ;)


Friday, December 28, 2007

nice..

Nice little video but I saw it a few days too late I guess :( Guess being on the Information Super High Way by itself won't get you anywhere, you need to have an aim.. Anyways here's the video for all of you who'd missed out on it as well...Special thanks to Clement Clarke Moore, and to all of you out there, be safe, be happy, and enjoy life to the full.

Why NokMote is bigger than we think!

A few days ago I'd posted here about Samir's latest 3D Accelerator based app, the NokMote. But unlike previously shown where it was basically touted to be just a menu controller, Waynder from Symbian-Freak has shown that it does a much better job in turning the phone into a game controler - similar to the Nintedo Wii.

The moment the NGage app gets released, the Mobile Gaming World is going to undergo a reveloution, with possible side-shocks hitting the likes of the Sony PSP,Nintendo GBA, and maybe even the PS3&XBoX! After all using the N95 all Ngage games are playable on TV . We are on the verge of a new era in Gaming, that's for sure!

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

And we bring to you..

Hey guys and gals! Guess what, Nokia's very own WOM-World is going to send me a N800 next week so that I can spend some time reviewing it. And since I won't be needing my N95 then, I'm going to send it off on a vacation - to the Nokia Care Center - for some rejuvination therapy ;) It seems to be a little out of shape lately, with creaking slides, light leaking sides, and a multimedia button that makes a ticking sound..not to mention the system crashes! They seem to have increased after I updated to v20!! It's been long since I've played with a touch screen..my last touch was a 7710. Anyways, the N800 posts will start rolling in a week, so if anyone has anything that you want me to try out on it, just ask. Ciao!

Coming soon..

Given over here are the most awaited phones among smartphone freaks as of now, and they include the sleek N81-like N96, the elegant E61, and Nokia’s WiMAX phone. The specs put up here may not be what actually does come out, but it will give you an idea of what to hope for. Assuming that they do come out.

1) Nokia N96

Nokia N96 is simply out of our imagination. This phone is specially designed with two keyboards.
The main features of the phone are
• It weighs only 115 grams
• It has 10 GB internal memory
• Has digital speakers
• Has 4 speakers
• 6 mega pixel camera with optic zoom
• Has 3.2 inch screen with 16 million colors
• Bluetooth, Wifi , infrared and USB 2.0
• FM Radio
• Phone is available in two colors
• GPS
• Touch screen
• MP3 and MP4

2) The second upcoming mobile is E61

This phone is a great gadget for communicating through email. The features of Nokia E61 are as follows
• better Email with one touch
• You can view and edit email with quick office and acrobat reader
• Its connectivity speed is very high( 3G)
• You can take the advantage of voice features as VoIP calling and conference calling
• It has 2 mega pixel camera

Nokia’s WiMAX phone in 2008

Nokia had revealed that it will launch WiMAX in 2008. Till now only North America and Europe had wireless Technologies on 3G and 3.5G. In supporting Intel wireless standard Nokia will Motorola and Samsung. Nokia did not mention any details about this product. But this cell phone is going to be very stunning. The only information about this product is that it comes in two styles i.e. mobile and fixed locations. This cell phone is going to be eye catching and outstanding.


Courtesy http://mobilemanic.co.uk

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

NokMote in action!

Our beloved Samir, the creator of RotateMe is going to bring out yet another great app, and this one too is based on the newly found 3d accelerometer of the N95 and other similar smart phones running the S60 V3 platform. This app allows you to control your phone completely using shakes and turns. Really nice way to get things done when your alone, but in public, people may laugh at you.. ;)

It's called the NokMote..(rolling drums)...




http://www.bysamir.fr
http://www.forummobiles.com

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Everybuddy!!!

Monday, December 24, 2007

N95 Accelerometer & FlashLite

Watch this video. FlashLite can also do this with the help of N95 Accelerometer APIs. It's been created and edited by Abhijit and Ganesh and Debashish Paul and has been hosted at http://designtraffic.blogspot.com


Sunday, December 23, 2007

Wiki says : N82

The Nokia N82 is a smartphone announced by Nokia on November 14 2007. It is part of the company's Nseries line of smartphones, and features the N-Gage gaming platform and the Nokia Music store. The N82 runs on Symbian OS v9.2, with an S60 3rd Edition platform with Feature Pack 1. It has a 5 megapixel camera, and is the first Nokia phone with Xenon flash.

Like the Nokia N95, the N82 includes a built-in accelerometer, for video stabilisation and photo orientation (to keep landscape or portrait shots oriented as taken). The N82 has automatic screen rotation as a standard feature, unlike the N95, which requires third-party applications for screen rotation.


Form factor Candybar
Operating System Symbian OS 9.2, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1
GSM frequencies 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
GPRS Yes
EDGE (EGPRS) Yes
WCDMA Yes (2100 MHz only)
Screen 240x320 pixels, diagonal 2.4", 16 million colors
CPU Dual CPU, ARM 11, 332 MHz
Graphics 3D Graphics HW Accelerator (OpenGL ES 1.1)
Internal Dynamic Memory (RAM) 128 MB
Internal Flash Memory 100 MB
Camera 5 megapixel camera with real (Xenon) flash, Carl Zeiss Optics: Tessar™ lens; Front camera, CIF sensor for video telephony
Video recording Yes, MPEG-4 VGA (640x480), 30 fps
Multimedia Messaging Yes
Video calls Yes
Push to talk Yes
Java support Yes, Java™ MIDP 2.0, CLDC 1.1
Memory card slot Yes, microSD
Bluetooth Yes, 2.0
Wi-Fi Yes, WLAN IEEE802.11 b/g with UPnP (Universal Plug and Play) support
Infrared No
Data cable support Yes, USB 2.0 Full Speed via Micro USB interface and mass storage class support to support drag and drop
Browser Nokia Web Browser with Mini map
Email Yes, Easy-to-use e-mail client
Music player Yes
Radio Yes, Stereo FM Radio with Visual Radio support
Video formats MPEG4, AVC/H.264, H.264, H.263, RV, with OMA DRM 2.0/1.0 & WMDRM support
Audio formats MP3/AAC/eAAC/eAAC+/WMA/M4A with playlists, with OMA DRM 2.0/1.0 & WMDRM support
TV out Yes
HF speakerphone Yes, with 3.5 mm audio jack and A2DP wireless stereo headphone support
Battery Nokia Battery (BP-6MT) 1050mAh
Talk time up to 260 min (GSM)
Standby time up to 225 hours (GSM)
Weight 114 g
Dimensions 112 x 50.2 x 17.3 mm
Extra features Integrated GPS (A-GPS), Stereo Handsfree Speakers

Friday, December 21, 2007

N95 Popcorn Magic!

It comes buttered too! but that's beside the point. But I should ask you to not try this at home! Not because it's dangerous or anything, but because the pop corn may get into your slider which could make it all squeaky like! ;)

Nokia N96??!

Symbian Freak has got it's hands on a load of pics of the N96 that's been leaked into their inbox, but they don't seem to be too happy with the phone. One of the reasons touted being that it has a crappy LED flash - but there are 2 crappy LED flashes actually, so I think I wouldn't mind that ;) Anyways the handset does look cool in a N81 kinda way,.. Honestly I don't think it's good enough to be with the N9* series - it belongs with the N8*. Wonder who takes care of naming these sets over at Nokia..?

Another speciality of this set is that it runs on Series60 3rd Edition FP2 - now that's more than good enough reason to go for this phone I'm sure. I'll be posting a review about the FP2 OS soon..watch this space for a link!
Read more about the N96 here.

Courtesy Symbian-freak.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

NGage Name Registration Open!


The guys at NGage have opened up the Name Registration Counter over there so that you can register your player name mow before someone else beats you to it. Guess the game has already begun!

Reserve a Player Name HeRe!

Getting the low down on my N95

Only recently did i realize how much more i had to learn about my precious little Multimedia Computer Phone that the N95 is.. but simply googling for it didn't bring out any more than the usual" N95 for 250$" offers and a slew of free ware apps and review pages. Which is when i remembered my old pal - Wikipedia. I usually only go there for getting info on projects and seminars that i'd wanted to do for college, so i thought why not? Wikipedia must have got something interesting to say about my phone,, and so i clicked on Go in the Wikipedia HomePage. Go ahead click on it to see what I saw! They've got everything over there from the A-GPS details to the acceleromoter - even the technical specs are given clearly in the Specification sheet!

Universal Body Glove Cargo Cellsuit Pouch with Armband



The Body Glove Cargo Universal Case is a sleek and sporty case that carries more than cargo. Just slide your phone inside the pouch and pull the drawstring for a secure fit.

The screen stays visible through the window, while the durable, water-resistant outer case protects your Nokia N95 Classic/8 GB phone from bumps and scratches. For added convenience, this model includes an armband.

Features:
  • Stylish sport look.
  • Screen visible through clear window.
  • Phone held secure with drawstring.
  • Velcro strap can attach to a belt, bag, or purse.
  • Made with water-resistant neoprene.
  • Includes armband.

    Universal Accessory.

    Warranty: 1 Year
    Manufacturer: Body Glove
  • BT Guard v.1.0 for S60 v3 : secure your Bluetooth & save battery

    SymbianGuru released the new software BT Guard, the security software which protects your phone from Bluetooth intrusion and saves battery life.
    Application switches Bluetooth off or to invisible mode automatically, based on the user defined settings. This protects one of the most vulnerable places on the mobile: the Bluetooth connection and saves you from the unwanted Bluetooth request connections and attacks.

    Key Features:
    • BT Guard changes BT automatically after the defined period of time elapses
    • Bluetooth can be turned Off or set to Invisible Mode
    • Application may ask for your permission, this setting is fully customizable (ask always, never, only when an active connection detected)
    • 10 days full functional trial
    More info as well as pdf user manual for Bt Guard can be found on www.symbianguru.com.

    Wednesday, December 19, 2007

    Phone Wallet v.1.0 for S60 v3 : secure & organize your info

    Symbian Guru released the new software Phone Wallet – security software which keeps your confidential info safe and secure and organizes your data in your personal way.

    Phone Wallet secures your personal and confidential information using strong data encryption algorithms, so the data is not available to others and is secure, even after the disk dump of the phone. To access your data you should enter the correct password.

    You may enter any information you need to keep secure, from passwords to the credit card numbers and you can be certain that everything is safe. There are many preinstalled folders and data types with icons. You can easily add or delete folders, records or fields, everything can be set according to customers’ wishes. You can organise data as you wish. There are no limits to numbers of records, fields and folders. You can create as many fields or records as you wish and need.

    To get this application more secure, the autolock function was implemented. After some period of time the application gets locked, for example after some idle time. Also it gets locked in background, for example when you have no time to close the application and should answer the urgent call; application gets closed automatically.

    Key Features:

    · Strong data encryption for your data security with Advanced Encryption Standard (AES)
    · AutoLock function after some time of being idle
    · Application is locked when it goes to background
    · Layout settings for icons and view styles
    · Total flexibility for adding, deleting and editing of folders, records and fields
    · Many data are predefined for you, so the application is ready to use right after install
    · Nice application design

    More info as well as pdf user manual for Phone Wallet can be found on www.symbianguru.com.

    Monday, December 17, 2007

    rotateMe v2.0 Beta 5 released

    Samir is going to publish the rotateMe v2.0 Beta 5 for the public due to the humungous amounts of e-mails that he recieved recquesting him to do so.

    There are lors of new features in this Version of his great app which includes(at last!) a feature to hide the app from the task manager. Move over here to get more info and click here to get the app! Remember though that the app is unsigned, you'll have to sign it yourself.

    Nokias little game..


    Nokia has published a little game in which you are in room and have to get to a secret meeting. Inorder to win the game you'll have to find certain things that are hidden in the room along with (obviously) an N95. Move on to this page inorder to play the game..May your N95 be with You! And if you do win, tell me how you got the Key to the Suitcase willya! ;)

    Ten pros and cons for the N95 - 1vs2


    It' sleek and black. It's got 128Mb of RAM. The dual processors clocked at 320 Mhz take care of things no matter how hard they are shoved at them. Demand paging makes the new N95-2 a super zippy device and the 8GB of embedded memory sure is indeed a great deal of space. The screen is a lot larger than you'd think from the stats and it's stunningly bright not to mention how it has been brought ot be flush with the device. There's 25% more juice in the battery and a slew of other tasty features... but is there a price to pay?


    Of course! You should know by now that not even Nokia can create the perfect device for every user (they purposefull do so!business tactics?) - so here's a list of ten pros and ten cons that I've come up with over the past month of exposure to this new variant of "the legendary", the Nokia N95 8GB aka N95-2.


    CLick here to read the whole story written by PseudoFinn.

    N82 impressions..

    Arshdeep Brar of the Nokia N-series Blog has posted his first impressons about the Nokia N82 that's just been released in India.. Seems he really loves the handset. Arshdeep has covered almost everything that recquires mention about the N82 , inclusing an in depth log of it's 1050mAh battery, in his own style of explanation. It's really nice..

    Read More Here.

    Saturday, December 15, 2007

    Your very own personal translator-N95


    Our great N95, the phone that had almost all the features that you'd wish to have on a smartphone, has just got better by adding yet another feature - and this one beats them all! This is the deal - Nokia has come up with a prototype camera phone application which, among other things, will reportedly make ordering dinner from your favourite foreign restaurant easier.
    Named Point & Find, the app incorporates numerous elements such as image recognition, GPS positioning and artificial intelligence algorithms to find out what you clicked! . Bear in mind though, that the actual working out of what image you may have snapped will be done on your network provider’s server because AI and Image Recognition recquires some serious processing power. This is not to say that the N95 is low on this! Once you have taken your photo the phone will connect to the net and hopes are it will provide the user with a selection of online purchase options, or in the case of say a movie image it will show movie reviews, or whatever it can find up on the net.
    Yet there’s more, Nokia have hopes of designing the concept to include the translation of foreign restaurant menus as well, so if you visit say a French cuisine restaurant where the menu is in French, just whip you mobile out, snap a picture of the menu and get it translated right there on your mobile screen. Apparently Nokia claims the prototype application is presently able to scan and translate 600 Japanese and 9000 Chinese words, still a bit of a way to go then before they cover all the bases, but Hey! It's still a great start!
    Courtesy PhonesReview.

    Friday, December 14, 2007

    Slow Performance on the N95-2

    You may have the latest firmware V 11.0.026 01-11-07 RM-320 Nokia (16.01) but your phone still seems to be slow?? Don't worry 'cuz you're just one of many users who have had the similar problem - and it may just be a side effect of tha main reason why you bought the N95-2 the first place - namely the 8GB storage.

    At the Nokia Forums, the debate seems to be goiing in full swing on this one,

    patc Mobile Guru Says:

    I *think* the Gallery scans the card when you open it .. at least, logic
    says it must as it finds new files without having to be manually refreshed like
    the music player.If it does, then having a larger card with more files would
    mean the phone taking a bit longer to work its way through the list of
    files.

    If any of you guys feel differently do let me know..

    Wednesday, December 12, 2007

    Nokia Energy Profiler


    Fed up with those battery drinking programs that you've installed lately? Well why don't you un-install them then? Or is it that you can't find which apps are good on mileage and which are not? Fear no more, with the Nokia Energy Profiler you'll be able to get the battery drain for a particular app in real time! Ofcourse it's of particular use to developers, but there's nothign in it that say we can't use it.

    With the help of a Red dot and graph, it will show exactly hoe the app used up your battery.. neat eH?

    Read Here.

    Tuesday, December 11, 2007

    N82 vs N95-1 - Speed Test

    All in all you can say, that both phones are pretty fast. Nevertheless the N82 is a little bit faster than the N95. It needs 3 seconds less to boot and also some seconds less to save a picture. However, it’s really mind-blowing when you compare the speed improvement of the new N95 firmware. Maybe the N82 becomes even faster with a new firmware, which I would welcome.

    Read it here.

    Awesome blog post. But WHICH one actually got a signal on the network first? Hmm.

    Man I love this N82 more & more.The speed improvement is amazing with the updated firmware for the N95.But I’m sure that when N82 gets an update it will become even more faster.Nice job man :-)

    Monday, December 10, 2007

    iPhonic N95

    Check out this video that shows an N95 with a iPhone style touchscreen!! It's fake ofcourse :) Psst..Most probably it's done with a bluetooth keyboard. Don't tell any1! Besides whoever heard of a touchscreen N95 anyway?!! But I must agree that th idea seems to be a little enticing..if only it had a bigger screen...

    YouTube yourself on your s60 v3 phone!

    Now this is what I've been waiting for a long,long time - they had promised it with the v21 firmware for the N95, but then they took it back, giving us a v20. But now we can have it without the firmware update thanks to MobiTubia.

    MobiTubia is a Flash Lite video player and YouTube application for the S60 platform. It enables mobile users to access flv clips(read as youtube's videos) using several different methods. Additionally, the application allows users to browse and search for specific content on YouTube right from your mobile making things way easier.

    It is not a browser plugin, but a very nice solution to play YouTube on S60 devices. The application is not available yet, but once it is I'll right up in front to get it! :)

    Here's a video showing it in action




    Yet another MobiTubia video from Symbian-Freak:

    Sunday, December 9, 2007

    The secret of the (almost) lost N95 headset


    Maciek from Chicago recently ran into trouble with his N95 headset when he sold it to his friend - apparently the headset refused to work because of the change in ownership and decided to be out on strike! Of course Maciek and his friend soon found a solution to this problem and in the end all turned out to well or as they say - all's well that ends well..

    Read Maciek's post here.

    Friday, December 7, 2007

    N95 cum N90 cum N91 ??




    Chek this out folks! The latest rumour to hit th eS60 V3 blogs is here with a cross between the N95 and an N90 with help from a N91 ;) . Personally I don't think it's gonna be a real hit, over complications alway lead to bad customer reactions..but it does look kinda cute and chunky
    Read about it here.. at Vaibhav's Blog.

    Thursday, December 6, 2007

    Squeezing 30 into 8

    Fed up with your commute? It's such a waste of time isn't it? Simply sitting in the subway or bus doing nothing else other than hear some music while the world whizzes by.. BUT fear no more! Bcause with just a few clicks you can turn your new N95 8GB or N95 with 8GB(microSD) into an awesome mobile movie theatre, packed with 30 of your favourite films at the best possible quality! Now there’ll always be something to watch, and the morning commute will fly by!

    Make the most of the new N95‘s massive storage space and gorgeous screen by packing it full of films – it’s the best way to beat commuter hell with your Nokia!

    Luckily for us, the guys at NokNok found out a waw to do just this..

    Read the rest of this entry fom here.

    Wednesday, December 5, 2007

    The hat that makes videos mobile? oooOH

    Check this out folks, the latest technical innovation in history is here..with the Hat that makes video Mobile! haha..funny phrase huh? Well this hat here is something that allows you to use your Multimedia SmartPhone HAnds-free, and i don't mean the call feature only. The hat holds the phone in place in front of your face, so that you'll be able to watch whatever's playing on it, without out having to hold it! Awesome huh?? :P

    Friday, November 30, 2007

    iGo's Power Extender - a must for n95ers

    Ever been in a fix when you thought that you have all the choicest gadgets in the world but not even one outlet to power them from?

    Electricity,Gadgets everywhere,
    But not an ampere to drink?

    Fear not, because with the PowerXtender from iGo(the makers of the Sierra) you'll be able to charge any of your gadgets from anywhere with just a pair of AA batteries.
    The good thing about the PowerXtender is that,like all things iGo, it's extremely portable. You won't have to set apart any space for it or for the powertips either..they are all compact. Speaking of power tips, they are available for almost any device and allows you to charge all of them from a single PowerXtender. If you're using one of iGo's wall outlets, you'll even be able to simultaneously charge many devices at once!
    Costing around 16 bucks,it's a great deal for every N95 user or any other phone for that matter. In this highly mobile world of ours, going out of charge in the middle of the day can be scary.

    Buy it
    here.

    Below is a video of the powerXtender in use.

    Thursday, November 29, 2007

    Orkut & N95 don't seem to pair

    It seem that recently lots of N95ers who are also Orkutians are unable to enjoy them both at the same time. The reason: The Orut Scrapbook doesn't seem to load on the phone's browser anymore. And the problem doesn't lie with the GPRS connection or the browser itself. It lies with the N95, for when I used the same opera browser on an N93i it worked!

    Waiting for the problem to be solved on the new firmware ended up as a waste of time. In the end though Orkut seems to be working to solve this problem on their own, perhaps they plan to roll back on their scrap book algorithm?


    ShakeRacer - Shaking in Joy!

    This is the best application that I've until now that uses the N95 accelerometer to the max!

    Check it out people and give me your view.

    Tuesday, November 27, 2007

    N95 - Get Lost?? How dare you?! ;)

    I'd recently had a read of the Granny Buttons Blog by Andrew Denny where he's standing on the bad side of Nokia Maps with a slight problem from the GPS.. hmm..mind you it doesn't seem slight the way he's worded it!

    ANyways it seems his n95 took him on a ride around the city. He says that it cussedly avoided the straight route, and in one case (No.2) it actually wanting him to drive away from the direction he wanted, cross a t-junction instead of turning left, and then going right round the neighbourhood and returning to exactly the place he set off! :D .., before going on his way again.

    Andrew it's just your phone's way of showing you that it's bored sitting around the house all day doing nothing..must've been bored the poor chap! I'm planning to take mine on a trip on one of those one way highways soon, I'm sure he won't let me down. Pray for me!

    P.S: If you update your phone with the new firmware I'm sure it will set things right.

    N95 FirmwWare updated too! :D

    Guys and gals, the v20 is out! And it brings with it a load of goodies for all n95ers to have! A glimpse at the change log was all it needed for me to almost loose my sanity. And then I did loose it, when I cancelled my 720 MB video download to make more bandwidth for my NSU to feast on :D!

    This is the evergreen ChangeLog(this must be the most-used word among symbian bloggers):

    1. New icon structure with addition of the N-Gage application and one free demo of fifa which can be played 10 times.
    2. Search app has its own place in the active standby
    3. Phone is much faster to operate and the real difference is seen in the boot time!(see it to believe it!)
    4. Multimedia menu still the same but does not pop up on opening the slider in the opposite direction.
    5. Free memory between 22-30 mb during normal usage.
    6. Camera has NEW auto focus sound
    7. Viewfinder grid added in the camera menu
    8. VIDEO ringtones. Native support for video ringtones finally added.
    9. Radio has a new icon.
    10. Music player has a new icon for podcasts, alongwith a new Visualization called Circles, and also new buttons on the Screen for the audio controls.
    11. Gallery opens really quick and (i think) it has a new animation in flipping pictures.
    12. New real player.1
    3. Same old flash lite 2.0, no youtube support.
    14. Maps app revised but not gone out on the road to see how soon it locks.
    15. Browser has slight changes.
    16. Keypress bug GONE!
    17. No out of memory messages yet.
    18. Wi Fi somewhat cleverer in detecting connections around!
    19. New menu added in videos, SET AS TONE
    20. Fast switching between landscape and portrait mode.
    21. DRASTIC decline in picture quality. I feel so.. Please report on it!
    22. Using the VGA Video calling camera, the camera sound (2) does not play properly (sorry for listing the stupidest of things, but these come to mind)
    23. Faster opening of Music Player.
    24. Showing of Videos in the ringtones to choose for profiles, and the video playback on receiving the call is GOOD and quick but does not play in fullscreen in landscape mode.
    25. New version of quickoffice.
    26. Same old barcode reader and zip applications.
    27. New icon for Radio and segregation of similar items in the Media Folder.
    28. Addition of Utilities folder.
    29. Better handling of calls, and no TALKBACK(echo) heard in speaker, as heard before, sometimes.

    The
    official Nokia announcement:


    ”This software version includes battery, stability & performance
    improvements enabling you to run faster and longer - giving you up to three more
    hours of music (up to 30% increase, from 9h to 12h of music playback). This
    release also includes a new version of Nokia Maps which provides faster
    positioning, faster Map Loader, and free 3-day navigation. Free N-Gage demo
    games are included and other games are available via Download! With the Nokia
    Music Store now live in the United Kingdom, users can enjoy the convenience of
    instant over-the-air downloads, regardless of where they are.”

    Now hopefully we can hope for some battery life improvement too! The Nokia Maps update is the same as earlier but the N-Gage demos are is a real hot spot! This firmware will definitely make the N95 the better phone and for once you can think twice about moving over to the N95 8 GB ;)

    Change Log courtesy http://blog.abhista.com/

    Monday, November 26, 2007

    N95 8 GB firmware - updated!


    While the whole of the Symbian world is busy behind the proposed v21 N95 firmware Nokia's released an update for the N95 8GB. That's right, an update already, when the phone's not even started crawling yet! Whywould anyone get a toddler a car when his older brother's still waiting for his bike?


    I mean the N95-3 was released just a few weeks ago! AAS thinks that it's probably just a quick bug fix and not a full fledged update - theN95 8GB's Internet browser did have some serious stability problemsthat users had been complaining about..some users are also hoping for a normal portrait screensaver to show up as well - seems they're fed up with the landscape one!

    Click Here To Update Your N95 8GB


    Tuesday, November 20, 2007

    V21 for our N95-1!?


    It's not a 21 valve engine but for all I know the new V21 Firmware update for the N95-1 is sure gonna rock..considering that Nokia is going to have to add lots of new stuff in the firmware like the Search, N-Gage and a solution to sinister key press bug. Not to mention about On Demand Paging and other features designed to bump up the performance! You know what this means?no?? We're gonna get a N95-1 with more RAM people!!

    But the problem is that the firmware pic has been dates as 10th October! How come no one's got it still remains a mystery...:(

    There lingers a doubt in my mind however, on whether the Demand Paging feature will make the phone slower upon everyday use. The pagingfeature actually stores bits of software data on RAM.When these data are moved to the main memory there would be more of a lag when the phone fetches the data - which happens when we open a app or run a game. After all there must have been a reason why the original designers decided to place it on the system RAM instead of on the main memory. Oh well,, let's just cross our fingers and hope for the best.
    Have you heard of the recent rumours doing the rounds? the one about the total free RAM increasing to a good 30mb. If that's true then I wouldn't give a **** whether the phone's faster or slower... 30MB of free RAM 8-)
    If you’re an owner of the N95 classic, you just got more reasons to hold on to your device than I'd provided before. After the screenshots tipped up yesterday, today Symbian Freak has the juicy details regarding this magical firmware that is not only supposed to bring things like Demand Paging, the new Search app introduced on the N76 and new folders and application including the N-Gage app. If that wasn’t enough the device’s free RAM jumps from 18-20Mb to almost a whopping 30Mb! No word if the new multimedia menu has made its way into the old faithful, chances are it will.

    The Update is OUT!! read it here

    Monday, November 19, 2007

    Phone Guardian v.2.0 for S60 v3 released: more security and more thief tracking

    Symbian Guru released the new version 2.0 of Phone Guardian – the security software which helps to protect the phone from theft and unauthorized access.

    New version of Phone Guardian introduces security fixes of the previous version. Phone Guardian has got new SMS commands for instant thief tracking, full lock and turning on and off the siren. The software has been translated in to many languages. Also new security engine was introduced. This engine is invisible for the users, but it allows more easy functional security updates in the future.

    Phone Guardian locks the phone automatically, after SIM change and on receiving of the lock SMS. Phone unlock is possible only using unlock SMS with right password or password entering in the application.

    Phone Guardian allows phone and thief tracking using the SMS with useful information. The Info-SMS contains always the current SIM card and phone number, as well as Cell ID information which allows territorial tracking of the mobile.

    Phone Guardian 2.0 has following new features:

    1. New SMS commands:
    - Full lock: helps you to lock the phone and emits the siren
    - Turn On/Off of the Siren: turns the siren on and off remotely
    - Info SMS: can be requested any time. It sends you info regarding your phone and location
    2. Phone Guardian was translated into new languages, such as French; German; Spanish; Italian; Swedish; Danish; Norwegian; Finnish; Russian; Dutch; Polish; Latvian; Lithuanian; Ukrainian
    3. The error with phone unlock after reboot was fixed
    4. Uninstall now is possible only using the Phone Guardian password
    5. New security engine was introduced which enables further extensions of the software in the near future.

    Phone Guardian 2.0 is free for all existing users, and it really is worth the money!

    N95 NAM ?? = Black, 1900MHz 3G !!


    Released on Friday 21st September 2007, weighing 1.44lbs, this phone is most probably yet other US Edition . Because it's based on the N95 Classic and not the newer N95-3 it seems to have been largely ignored. It even uses the same old 950mA battery to go with it! The only major differences seem to be that it has a black back body and is also optimized to work with the North American Network - hence the name.
    Find it faster and stay connected on the go with the Nokia N95 NAM. Built-in GPS mapping, location-based mobile search, and the Nokia Web Browser make it easy to navigate to virtually any destination.

    View emails and attachments on the device, connect to any compatible PC, or even play stored media on your compatible TV or stereo via UPnP architecture. Store up to 2GB of sound with expandable memory, then listen the way you want. Stream your music wirelessly to your compatible headphones, home or car stereo, even use your favorite headphones or home stereo speakers.

    The N95 NAM's camera has 5 mega pixels of clarity, featuring a 2.6" display and Carl Zeiss optics. Shoot in DVD-like quality video up to 30 frames per second. The Nokia N95 NAM is optimized for North American wireless networks.
    The handset costs only $649.95 at MobilePlanet and usually ships in 5 days.

    Thursday, November 15, 2007

    Only Dedicated case for N95 8GB


    The dedicated carrying case for the Nokia N95 8GB – just open the case and slide :)

    This stylish wallet covers and helps protect while giving you full access to all keys and functions on your N95 8GB. It's design is rather simplistic and seems to be a "sideways" model of the Original Nokia Case for the Classic N95 - while the N95 Classic case opens in a portrait form the 8GB case opens landscape.

    When closed the holster is kept in place by a groove on the leather. Upon close inspection,it seems that the materials used are also the same as that of the Classic case - including leather and the material inside.

    Selling at $26.95,the product usually ships within 6 days from Expansys if you're in the US. You can Buy it Here, though I'd suggest waiting out till Vaja brings out their version, their N95 Ivolouton Holster turned out to be a helluve winner in my review !

    Saturday, November 10, 2007

    10 reasons why the N95 Classic is better than the N95 8 GB


    Steve Litchfield of the AAS has posted a very interesting article in which he states 10 reasons(actually 9!) as to why the N95 Classic is better than the N95 8GB. hey aren't exactly that great but still they do have a point..and it's a great post for people who've previously bought the N95 Classic and are now in fits of anger due to Nokia's sudden release of this sequel phone. Click here to read the post.

    P.s: It did give me an air of relief; atleast there's somebody out there who thinks that a N95 isn't outdated!

    1.5 Decades ago..

    Forgotten Tech

    Fifteen years ago tomorrow, ladies and gentlemen, Nokia launched the world's first commercially available GSM digital phone, the Nokia 1011, the model number coming from the launch date: 10 November 1992.

    Nokia 1011
    Nokia's 1011: GSM first

    The 475g 1011 was rather heavier than today's slimline models. A lot of the weight came from the unit's nickel-cadmium rechargeable battery, which yielded a low - by today's standards - talk time of just 90 minutes. It could stay operational for 12 hours in stand-by mode.

    The 195 x 60 x 45mm handset could hold 99 phone numbers and the names of their owners, any of which could be displayed on the 1011's two-line screen. There was no colour, no camera, no Bluetooth, no memory card slot and the handset had to have an extendible antenna. But it did introduce one innovation that phone owners now use without a second thought: text messaging.

    However, the 1011 lacked that crucial component of all modern Nokia's: the infamous Nokia ringtone. This jingle wasn't introduced until 1994.

    The 1011 wasn't the first GSM phone, either. That honour goes to the unnamed handset Nokia developed for Finland's Radiolinja network in 1991. The Finnish phone giant also supplied testing handsets that year for Hutchison's Orange in the UK, then in the process of building its network up from the Rabbit service launched a few years previously.


    Nokia 1011

    GSM

    Development work on GSM - originally Groupe Sp├ęcial Mobile, later anglicised to Global System for Mobile communications - began ten years before the introduction of the Nokia 1011, in 1982. Five years, later 13 European nations agreed to mandate its use for their digital cellular networks.

    The first version of the standard - dubbed 'Phase 1' - was completed in 1990, paving the way for the completion of the Radiolinja network, which had been initiated a year earlier, in 1989, and became operational in 1991.

    However, unlike its predecessors, the 1011 was the first GSM phone to go into mass production. It operated in the 900MHz band, which had been adopted by UK networks Vodafone and Cellnet - now O2. Orange's phones operated in the 1800MHz band.

    For all three, GPRS data services were way off in the future. Orange didn't launch its digital service commercially until 1994, the same year that Cellnet launched a digital network alongside its analogue service.

    Nokia replaced the 1011 in 1994 with the 2100.

    Courtesy RegisterHardware a.k.a reghardware.

    Get hold of your bearings!


    Y-Inclinometer by Dr. Jukka is a simple app that displays vehicle angle while off-roading or climbing a bridge, or while simply driving in India! Just fix your phone in a secure cradle andngle it so that it is perfectly upright in your vehicle. Then launch the app!

    But make sure that you don’t lose your bearings and flip your vehicle while enjoying some off-road fun. And don’t do anything stupid like testing Y-Inclinometer’s readings to the limits - that could tilt things too much for your car to handle!!

    -->Download<--

    P.S: After installation the app won't show in the regular application menu, it will be in a new folder named as "Dr.Jukka.com". Have fun!

    Courtesy DiLiN's Symbia!

    N95's accelerator put to good use

    Check out this video of the N95 3d accelerator put to good use..through the moving ball app! This takes the N95 much more closer to the iPhone don't you think?!

    Courtesy DiLiN's Symbia!

    Friday, November 9, 2007

    N95 vs N95 8GB

    I've just got my hands on a video that showcases the differences between the classic N95 and the newer meaner 8GB edition of the same. After watching this video you'll be able to say for sure whether you really need to go for the newer phone just now or whether to wait out for the next revouloutionary pone from Nokia..

    Thursday, November 8, 2007

    N95 Undressed

    This here is a video in which the N95 is stripped of all it's clothes..uhm..housings to showcase it's inner finer details..

    Thursday, October 25, 2007

    Why EDGE versus 3G matters less than you think - MWN 3

    Havn't read the prequel to this sequel?? Read it ->here<-..


    We've all read articles about why the iPhone won't sell because it doesn't boast the latest and greatest 3G technology, which can transmit data at 1.8, 3.6, 7.2, and in some places, 14.4 megabits per second. Instead, Apple chose to go with the more ubiquitous EDGE system, which tops out at 0.2 mbits per second here in the US, and presumably will do the same in the UK and Germany when the iPhone launches there next month.

    But the question left unasked as been, "Does 3G really improve the user experience dramatically?" Most pundits would reply, "Well, of course Internet experiences improve with higher bandwidth. That's why the world went broadband." And if the pundit is having a bad day, they'll add "Duh.." Funny thing though. They're wrong. Bandwidth doesn't affect the mobile phone experience nearly as much as most people think. And in some cases, high bandwidth Internet is actually worse for the user than a low-bandwidth one.Guess there are disadvantages on surfing from a mobile phone! How can this be? Read on here to find out..

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