Tuesday, September 30, 2008

NGage - how they all add up

I'd got a phone stuffed to the brim with Ngage, the handset being none other than the 8GB edition of Nokia's gaming device the N81 8GB - built for the Ngage gaming platform.. It was stuffed with a variety of games, and in order to judge their popularity I had done a little test. I had given of the handset for everyone in my hostel to play for 2 weeks. The points beside each title shows how much of each game has been completed - which in turn is proportional t it's popularity.
  • Asphalt 5
  • Block breaker 1
  • Space impact 3
  • Brothers in arms 4
  • Brain challenge 1
  • Fifa 2008 1
  • Snakes subsonic 0

Friday, September 26, 2008

Symbian Application: Nokia Internet Radio Update v.1.06 - Now supporting Nokia E66 and E71

This version has been bumped to version 1.06 from 1.04. They have added support for the E66 and E71 with this release.

Note: For inital installs, it will install 2 instances…first being Internet Radio Update and then the actual Internet Radio application.For upgrades, it will install 3 instances…same 2 as above with a removal of your existing version in between.

Download the update file

You can also download the file from Nokia

Source: dailymobile

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

New bluetooth speakers coming to Sony Ericsson

According to the Shiny Shiny site Sony Ericsson will unveil a new bluetooth speaker system soon with the following specs:

2.1 Audio system with subwoofer
OLED Display
Ability to pair with up to 5 devices
FM Radio
Bass & Treble Control
Touch Control

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Symbian Application: Enhanced Calculator for S60 - Updated

Enhanced Calculator for S60 has been updated.

Change log:

Calculator should work now in Samsung devices (and maybe other manufacturer devices with QVGA screens) too
In some devices (S60 3rd Ed. FP2) Calculator was installed to a separate Applications folder. This is now fixed.

About Enhanced Calculator

Tired with the age-old Nokia S60 calculator? Here is a new one with advanced features and improved usability.

Key features:

- Standard calculator
- Scientific calculator
- Loan calculator

In essence, this is the same calculator application that is pre-installed in several Nokia phones based on Series 40. The purpose of this beta trial is to evaluate whether or not to replace the standard S60 calculator with the one used in Series 40.

Download the new verion of Enhanced Calculator:
Download (.jar, 77 KB)
Download (.jad, 5 KB)

Source: dailymobile.se

Saturday, September 20, 2008

THQ Wireless brings to you The Force

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

Join the dark side with the release of Star Wars:The Force Unleashed™, N-Gage edition. The story is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. This never before seen saga is coming to the N-Gage platform and will be the most explosive game N-Gage has seen to date. You will be cast as Darth Vader's Secret Apprentice, with a mission to rid the universe of Jedi. Face the decisions that will change the course of your destiny. Click now to unleash the force.
© 2008 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved.

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Sony Ericsson launches HCB-108 Bluetooth speakerphone

Sony Ericsson has launched its new HCB-108 Bluetooth speakerphone today, which offers consumers a wireless, handsfree calling solution. This small speakerphone claims a ground breaking 25 hours of talk time, and a month of standby time before needing a charge.

Measuring only 119mm x 61mm x 14mm (4.7" x 2.4" x .6"), the Sony Ericsson HCB-108 includes a handy visor mount, so you can quickly and easily mount it in whatever vehicle you happen to be driving. This Bluetooth speakerphone is set to be available in Q4 in your choice of black or silver.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Encyclopedia Britannica Concise

Get authoritative information along with vivid images! Supported by well researched facts, the Encyclopedia Britannica continues to be the most reliable source for information. Get IT Here..Encyclopedia Britannica Concise

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Supported by well researched facts, the Encyclopedia Britannica continues to be the most reliable source for information. It is an excellent teaching guide. The unsurpassed reference book contains comprehensive text supported by full-color illustrations which makes it easy to understand. The Concise Encyclopedia Britannica has been thoroughly revised and updated to make it your best reference companion.

The content includes the following:


Central Asia
Eastern Asia
Latin America
Middle East
North America
Oceans and Islands
South Asia

Film and Theatre

Science and Technology
Mechanics and Technology

Business and Government
Business and Economy

Key Features: <28,000>

Over 2,000 photographs enhance both the appearance and the content of this essential reference source .
More than 30 tables catalog important information in an easy-to-understand format.
Over 190 maps explain our world in a visual way, and more than 150 illustrations contribute to the educational experience .
Topics include: Arts, Business, Geography, History, Literature, Philosophy, Politics, Pop Culture, Science, Sports, and more.
Easy-to-use A-Z format .
More than 10,000 pronunciations to help with unfamiliar words .
New and revised material, updated maps, and the newest version of national flags make this reference source a relevant and practical guide.


Monday, September 15, 2008

Sony W910i MOBO Edition On its Way

Sony Ericsson has unveiled a new version of their popular W910i walkman phone - the SE W910i MOBO Edition. This announcement came a month before the 2008 MOBO Awards that will be held at the Wembley Arena in London. The specifications of the new phone, however, hasn’t been fully released to the public. But do know that the W910i MOBO should be on sale later this year, only across the UK and only via Carphone Warehouse.

As it is another version of the W910i walkman phone,then most probably the phone will come with pre-installed MOBO content. Also, primary staples of the original phone will probably be still there like its design, measurement and certain features. Features like a Walkman Player (version 3.0), TrackID, motion sensor, Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP, FM radio with RDS, quad-band GSM connectivity with GPRS and EDGE, HSDPA 2100 MHz connectivity, a 2.4 inch TFT display with 256K colors and a QVGA resolution, NetFront browser, email and IM, JAVA MIDP 2.0, a 2 MP camera with video recording, 40MB of internal memory and support for Memory Stick Micro cards would probably be in this new phone.
The handset price is still unknown but most probably, the the special phone will cost more than its original version (which is available across Europe for retail prices under 300 Euros).

Source: mobilewhack

N95 classic gets v30 - hurray!

Nokia Software Updater

An updated firmware, v30.0.015, has been made available for the Nokia
N95 classic. Updates include the latest versions of Nokia service
applications (Nokia Maps 2.0, Share online 3.0), inclusion of the full
N-Gage client and smaller updates to a number of applications. The
updates also adds automatic screen rotation to the N95 classic while removing the rotation when the phone changes to multimedia mode using the slider. While the update is being introduced elsewhere, it has still not been made available in India for this regions product codes. }:(

Ofcourse a lot of people are very much appreciative of the new firmware update.
Slightly older models have lots of advantages:

- More reliable firmware thanks to updates (or if there aren't many updates, such as on the N93, you'll know to avoid the phone by then)

- More reliable hardware, as they will have had time to sort out manufacturing problems

- Much, much cheaper than the launch price because early adopters aren't buying any more

- Easier to get hold of as there won't be supply problems with older models

- Lots of compatible accessories

- Greater choice of colours

- Developers will have had plenty of time to make their apps compatible with the model
Really the main reason people buy phones close to their release dates is just to show off about it and feel like they're at the cutting edge, but that's just an emotional advantage rather than a practical one.

If you mainly want a phone for practical purposes, buying a model released 12 or 18 months ago is actually a very good idea.

The N95 is the perfect example of this, it was an appallingly unstable and expensive device at its launch in early 2007 but it's now a good solid fully-featured reasonably-priced and reliable all-round multimedia device.
as said by Tzer2.
[Image058.jpg]Seen or heard about the Nokia N95 Smoked Edition?

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Symbian Application: Slide Helper v1.06

Freeware utility for the N95 and the N95 8GB to automatically perform useful functions as you close or open the slider.

- Hangup at the closing of sliders
- Headset detection
- Callback with selected key
- Lock keypad at the closing of sliders
- Shutting down the screen lights at the closing of sliders
- Lock keypad without messages and questions
- Unlocking the keypad at the opening of sliders
- Blocking unlock the keypad at the opening of sliders
- Blocking screensaver at the opening of sliders
- English and Russian interface
- Sounds at the opening/closing of sliders
- Autostart


[*] No slider sounds if silent profile is active
[+] Detecting of headset connection.
No hangup on closing slider if headset is connected.

Attention! Headset can be found out only during active conversation. During connection or during hooters in a tube (while the subscriber yet has not answered) headset cannot be found and conversation end will occur at closing of sliders in any case!

Download Slide Helper (unsigned), If you dont know how to sign unsigned symbian application, Read this guide.

Source: dailymobile

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Mapsters Game Offers Free 6210 Navigator

The Mapsters is one of Nokia’s various marketing creations, designed to be appealing and offer an interesting way to learn about a specific product, in this case, Nokia Maps. They’re a dinosaur, a monster, and a robot that show you around Nokia Maps. Aside from the exploration aspect, they’ve also got a competition up and running over at the Mapster’s site, with the grand prize being a free Nokia 6210 Navigator.
The game is rather simple - you’ve got a simple map of the world, and a city will pop up along the bottom of the game area. Your goal is to click on the map as quick as possible, as close to where that city is actually located. Don’t be fooled, it sounds rather simple, but it’s alot harder than you’d think. You get points based on how quickly you click, as well as how close to the correct position you are.

My record is 135k, though that’s nowhere near the 268k that others have posted, so you’ll have to be pretty nimble to have a standing in this little competition. You can play here, just click on ‘Competition’ at the top of the site.
Source: symbianguru

Friday, September 12, 2008

GPSed: Mapping your impressions

GPSed is a location-based service for trip tracking from mobile. In real time tracks are traced on Google maps and stored in an online archive. With a simple geotagging feature it is possible to pin photos to a map precisely at a place they were taken.

Map GPS tracks from your mobile and keep them in a personal archive
Record tracks of your trips anywhere on the Earth from your mobile phone. Tracks are traced on Google Maps and stored in an online archive. All you need to start tracking is a mobile device with an internal or external GPS receiver.In areas without network coverage it is still possible to record tracks by a mobile device. These tracks can be imported to GPSed web service when you are in the area with good network coverage. Positioning data can be transferred online via GSM, EDGE, 3G or WiFi networks.

Pin your photos to a map with one-click geotagging feature
Take photos while traveling and link them to a map precisely at a place they were taken. The geotagged photos will be stored on your computer for easy and private access. See your geotagged photos in one click on Google Earth. You can get free desktop service GPSed Photo Take''n''Pin on gpsed.com.

Share your position coordinates and tracks with friends and family.
Sharing your trip impressions with friends is easy. Just select "Email to Friend" or send as SMS and your friends will receive a link to your public tracks. Post your records to Social Networks.

The uploaded tracks are stored on the server and available for review and management from GPSed web service.
Transfer your recordings via Bluetooth.
Make your tracks Public/Private.
Detailed track information.
Sophisticated user interface: tracks auto-zoom; compass and more.
Search among your tracks and public tracks of other users.

GPSed is fully compatible with mobile devices equipped with the internal GPS receivers. GPSed is also compatible with mobiles that can connect to the external GPS receiver via Bluetooth and with any GPS receivers (like Garmin GPS, TomTom GPS and others) that can record tracks in GPX, PLT, KML and other formats.

Source: handango

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Handy Safe for S60

Keep all of your important, confidential information safe and secure with Handy Safe. Store passwords, credit card details, user names, addresses, insurance policies and much more in one of the 35 unique forms included with this program. Can't find the form you need? No problem, Handy Safe also lets you create new, custom forms to fit your needs. Just in case you're still a little hesitant, Handy Safe uses password protection and a strong 448-bit data encryption program so you can rest assured your information is safe. Handy Safe has everything you need, when you need it, where you need it.

Features include:

Handy Safe Desktop - PC companion
Over 35 unique, built-in icons for organization
Customizable forms & 35 pre-designed forms

Courtesy: handango

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sony Ericsson IDP-100 - Sony Ericssons First Digital Photo Frame

For too long mobile phone images have been confined to the phone - hidden away and viewed only occasionally and only on a small screen. Now it’s time to unleash these photos and display them with pride with the help of the superb Sony Ericsson IDP-100 Digital Photo Frame, the ideal accessory to your Sony Ericsson Cyber-ShotTM phone.

Thanks to the easy transfer of photos from not only your Cyber-ShotTM but also regular cameras, budding photographers can display their best shots in all their glory. Transfer your favourite images in a variety of ways, BluetoothTM, USB flash memory, M2 card, micro SD, SD or MS Duo, to ensure that nothing is left unseen. With a sleek dark grey finish, which adds style to any surrounding, this stylish 7″ photo frame will let you display photos in either landscape or portrait format and can be mounted on a wall or sat on a bedside table or office desk.

“Memories are priceless and irreplaceable” said Jacob Sten, Head of the accessories division at Sony Ericsson. “The IDP-100 Digital Photo Frame is the perfect companion to your Cyber-shotTM phone and lets you display your favourite moments easily and in high quality for all to see. However, it’s not just mobile phone users that can benefit from the IDP-100. We are proud that the frame receives stores and displays up to 500 still images through a variety of options. Once uploaded they are automatically rotated, enhanced and re-sized to fit the frame - so that you can enjoy your memories instantly.”

The IDP-100 sits perfectly with the C905 Cyber-shotTM phone. The first phone to offer an 8.1 megapixel camera now has the ideal accessory that will help you show off your high quality images in all their glory. The photos can be displayed and managed with the touch sensitive control menu, just view the slideshow options and pick your personal preference. In addition, the Digital Image Correction (DIC), included with the IDP-100 will ensure the photos are displayed to perfection as it automatically adjusts your images - this includes colour correction, tone enhancement and even edge enhancement.

Get snap happy

* 7″ WVGA screen - the way they were meant to be seen
* Auto-rotation - no need to format your pictures the frame does it for you!
* Screen quality - brilliant and vivid colours
* Inbuilt BluetoothTM - BluetoothTM your images effortlessly
* M2 Memory StickTM and USB compatible - versatile ways to download your images
* Store up to 500 images on the internal memory
* Active touch control on the frame - remotes are things of the past
* World clock - three time zones so you can set which time of the day it turns on or offThe IDP-100 is compatible with all phones featuring M2 card, micro SD, SD and MS Duo, USB interface or BluetoothTM. It will be available in selected markets in Q4 in dark grey.

Sony Ericsson IDP-100 At a glance

* Size: 7″ LCD screen
* Aspect ratio: 4:3 or 16:9
* Viewing angle: 140º (H)/140º (V)
* Lifetime: to 50 per cent brightness: 10,000hr
* Brightness: 200cd/m2
* Panel resolution: 800 x 480 (WVGA)
* Pixel density: 0.1905 (H) x 0.1905 (V)
* Contrast ratio: 400:1
* Connectivity: USB 2.0
* Built in memory capacity: 128MB
* Weight: 320g for media product without stand
* Dimensions: W205XH145XD25
* Compatibility: All phones featuring M2 card, micro SD, SD and MS Duo, USB interface or BluetoothTM

Source: dailymobile

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sony Ericsson G705 Launched !!!

Sony Ericsson isn't at CTIA Fall 2008but it launched a shiny new cell phone in London. The Sony Ericsson G705 offers a hefty crop of features in a slim slider design in both black and gold.
Inside you'll find a 3.2-megapixel camera that can capture YouTube-compatible video. The high-end shooter offers a load of goodies, including a digital zoom, a flash and video light, picture blogging, and PictBridge photo printing.

Other offerings include stereo Bluetooth, a music player, an FM radio, support for Java, a speakerphone, Wi-Fi, messaging and e-mail, USB mass storage, personal organizer features, 3G (UMTS and HSDPA), an accelerometer, a full HTML browser, a voice recorder, instant messaging, phone-as-modem capability, Assisted GPS, and PC syncing. And of course, it makes calls, too.

In all, that's an impressive assortment of features, and the 262,144-color display looks top-notch. In some ways the G705 has a lot in common with the Sony Ericsson G700 and G900, which the company launched earlier this year at the GSMA World Congress. But unlike its predecessors, the G705 does not appear to have a touch screen.

As a quadband (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) handset, the G705 should arrive in worldwide markets, the Americas included, by the first quarter of next year. Orange will get its own variant called the G705u. That will be Sony Ericsson's first phone to support UMA technology.

Courtesy: Cnet

Monday, September 8, 2008

Explosive Nokia batteries - BL-5C

There had been news sometime of explosive Li-Ion batteries in the market. And they had started exploding with Dell systems at first and then Nokia handsets.. The pictures shown here are those of my dad's 6230i battery before he threw them away..they are BL-5Cs...

Friday, September 5, 2008

Sony Ericsson W660

The Walkman® player 2.0 transforms your phone into a powerful portable music machine. Enjoy one-click access to your music tracks via the Walkman® key.

Your music kit Tune in to your favourite station with the FM radio or stick to your own tracks - transfer from PC and store on Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™). A 512 MB unit is included.

Add some pictures catch the moment with the 2.0-megapixel camera. It comes complete with digital zoom, video recording capabilities and a built-in flash.

Music recognition What’s that sound? Just record a few seconds of music and TrackID™ (powered by Gracenote Mobile MusicID) returns the song name, artist and album to your phone within seconds.

Blog your lifeThe easy way to share your life in pictures. Take or choose a photo, add a little text and publish it for friends and family to enjoy

Flight mode Function that inactivates radio transmitters and receivers so that some functions can be used in places such as planes and hospitals.

Push emailInstant email on your mobile phone, just like on your home computer. Messages are sent directly to your phone as soon as they arrive.

More detailed specs to come

Full Specifications
2 Megapixel camera
2.5 x digital zoom
Bluetooth technology
conference calling
Flight mode
FM Radio
internal memory 32Mb
Java™ capable
PlayNow 3.0
real sound ring tones
speaker phone
Tri-band on 2G
Video Calling
video capture
Video download
Video Messaging
Video playback
Walkman music player

talk time 5.0 hours
standby 15.0 days

weight: 93g

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sony Ericsson Launches Xperia X1 SDK

Things appear to be better for the Xperia X1. Sony Ericsson has launched the SDK for it which means software creators out there can start inventing new Windows Mobile applications for the handset.
The SDK runs on visual studio so it will be quite easy for developers to start working on new apps. Testing them won’t require an actual Xperia X1 phone since all testing can be done straight on the PC where the handset is emulated.
The SDK release should suggest an official launch closing in soon. From what we know, Sony Ericsson has confirmed a Q4 release without suggesting any actual dates.

Sony Ericsson's been having a tough time lately, but there are still plenty of fans eagerly awaiting its Xperia X1 smartphone. Well, the company released an SDK today that should mean the X1 will be available soon.
One of the impressive aspects of the X1 is its gorgeous 3-inch touch screen that will have multiple panels for quickly launching applications. Today's SDK will enable developers to create these panels for different types of applications like music, games, e-mail, and more. The SDK's free and includes things like an X1 emulator, sample code, and Microsoft Visual Studio templates.

I've yet to get a hold of this smartphone, but it looks like the right size, and I love full-sized QWERTY keyboards. There will be built-in Wi-Fi, assisted-GPS, Pocket Office, and HSDPA 3G with up to 7.2 Mbps download speeds. There also will be a 3.2-megapixel camera with autofocus and video recording capabilities -- but I stopped caring about a phone's camera a long time ago.

Source: mobilewhack.com

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Review: Nokia Mini-Speakers MD-6

The Nokia MD-6 is a portable speaker for your mobile phone but also for your MP3 player or Laptop.
The MD-6 comes in a grey, small and thin package with following slogan on it: ” My music, everywhere, with me”. I’ll come back to this slogan later on.

The MD-6 is a speaker with a candybar format. The two speakers are hidden and are hold together by magnets. This is a really cool features since these are portable speakers which need to be resistance against scratches, dust and so on. Once you opened the speakers you can see a little LED lighting up in a white colour . This LED reminds you that the speaker is on and is ready for using.
The speakers doesn’t look really nobly nor cheap. It is made completely out of glossy plastic or at both ends matte which looks due to the black-red colour really stylish and modern. The cable is approximately 73cm long and can be stretched out of its cradle when needed what is really convenient and handy. It has a 3.5mm plug which is perfect for the N95, N82, Mp3 players or laptops. More over you can find two Audio Adapter for 2.5mm audiojack ( E66, E90, E77).

The package contains:
Nokia Mini Speakers (MD-6)
Nokia Audio Adapter (AD-63)

Nokia Audio Adapter (AD-52)
Nokia Carrying Pouch
4 AAA batteries
User guide

Courtesy : Symbianworld.org

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