Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Symbian: Share Online updated to 4.3

Share Online is an application thats makes it easy to share photos with family and friends directly from your Nokia phone. Share Online 4.3 is an update to version 3.1 and 4.0 which are currently shipping in several Nokia devices like 6220 Classic, 5320 XpressMusic, N78, N79, N85 and N96.

New in version 4.3:
* Direct share to Contacts - You can now share directly to contacts in your device address book
* Improved Post Editor - Easier uploading with a streamlined post editor screen. Easier to select destinations for sharing and upload and easier to see all the items you’re uploading.

Release Notes:
- Do not install over the following Share Online version due to a compatibility issue with the photos framework:,,,,,
- To check what version of Share Online you have, go to Options->About in the application.
- Do not install over previous versions of Share Online 4.3 that are in ROM.
To uninstall this version, you will need to restore the device.
Source: Dailymobile

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bluetooth 3.0 Gets Formally Adopted

Bluetooth SIG has announced today that it has formally adopted the Bluetooth Core Specification Version 3.0 High Speed (HS), also known as Bluetooth 3.0. The new release of the short-range wireless technology is meant to offer increased data transfer speeds and wireless Bluetooth experience at the same time. Manufacturers of devices that utilize the technology can now apply it in their products, offering users the possibility to send large amounts of video, music and photos between different electronics and home entertainment devices.

The increased speeds that Bluetooth 3.0 can offer come from the 802.11 radio protocol. The technology now includes the 802.11 Protocol Adaptation Layer (PAL), which allows for increased throughput of data transfers at speeds reaching almost 24 Mbps. At the same time, the new standard is also meant to offer increased power savings for mobile phones that use Bluetooth 3.0, courtesy of the built-in enhanced power control.

”The new iteration of Bluetooth technology is based on the inherent qualities of the current 2.1 EDR version, such as Simple Secure Pairing and built-in, automatic security. At the same time, Bluetooth 3.0 HS can offer developers, manufacturers and consumers backward compatibility with older standards, offering enhancements of the technology with every new specification release. Those who would like to learn more about the compatibility between Bluetooth-enabled devices should visit the Bluetooth Gadget Guide.

Among the applications that consumers will benefit from when it comes to Bluetooth version 3.0 HS we can count the Wireless bulk synchronization of music libraries between PC and music player or phone, Bulk download of photos to a printer or PC, as well as the ability to send video files from camera or phone to computer or television.

The formal adoption of the standard is only the first step in the lifecycle of Bluetooth 3.0. Wireless chip manufacturers and Bluetooth SIG member companies (including Atheros, Broadcom, CSR, and Marvell) will make the second step, namely providing device manufacturers with silicon solutions based on the technology. Products that will support the new standard are expected to come to market in about 9 to 12 months.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Joikuspot Light 2.4 now supports Nokia 5800

JoikuSpot is a free mobile software solution that turns a Nokia Smartphone to a WLAN HotSpot. You will carry internet in your pocket. Connect your laptop to web everywhere! Free JoikuSpot Light allows you to freely surf the web. With Premium Edition you can do much more: Premium is optimized for fastest connection speed and maximum connection stability, connects to your corporate intraweb and email securely (Outlook, Gmail, etc.), and supports all additional network protocols such as Skype and MSN. In addition, there is no forced landing page in Premium Edition.

13 languages are supported.

JoikuSpot software is installed directly to the phone. When switched on, laptops and iPods can establish instant, secure and fast WLAN connection via phone’s JoikuSpot HotSpot using phone’s own 3G internet connection.
Multiple devices can connect to JoikuSpot in parallel and seamlessly share the same 3G internet connection. Connection is not limited to laptops, but other WLAN gadgets can connect as well.
This version works with both s60v3 and s60v5 phones


Source: Dailymobile

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Nokia N97 firmware on Nokia 5800!

It seems that the Nokia 5800 really can work with the Nokia N97 firmware. A Chinese guy successfully ported the Nokia N97 firmware (with some small modifications ) to the Nokia 5800. This is the first time someone been able to adapt a Symbian S60 platform from one phone to another. I’m not sure if these pics are 100% real so they may be fake.

Source : Dailymobile, Symbian-freak

Friday, April 10, 2009

Nokia Releases Firmware Update for Nokia 5800 Xpress Music

The new Firmware brings speed improvements, new features and bug fixes

The Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia has just released a firmware update for one of the most popular handsets on the market right now, the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music. According to the news on the Web, the phone's software has been brought to version, and it is available through the Nokia Software Updater.

For the time being, there is no official word on what the firmware update consists of, yet some changes that it might include should be a smoother general operation coupled with faster screen rotations, while the playback of videos goes much better than before, especially when it comes to YouTube content, making the 5800 almost as good as a dedicated client for YouTube. Other improvements brought by the firmware version include new search capabilities, meaning that the 'Search' on the standby screen does not perform the operation on the phone's content only, but goes on the Internet as well. The new software update is also reported to come with the usual series of bug fixes. Users who would like to update their devices to the latest firmware version can do so either via a PC Suite or through an over-the-air (OTA) update. A 3G or a WiFi data connection would provide better speed, more stability and reliability.

Since the Nokia 5800 features data preservation capabilities, users should be able to find all their personal info in its place after the process in completed, yet making a data backup before proceeding with the update won't hurt anyone. Those who would like to perform the update over-the-air should access the dialer on their homescreen and then enter *#0000#. The device update screen will show after this, offering information on the currently running version of the firmware. The update can then be performed via the 'Check for updates' option in the menu. Those willing to make the update through the Nokia Software Updater should go to the company's site.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Space Dancer, the First Multi-Touch Game for Nokia 5800 XM

It seems that the first multi-touch application developed for the Symbian S60 5th edition operating system, or for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, has finally made it into the wild. The game, called Space Dancer, comes from a UK programmer, Jamie Fuller, and it seems to reminds us of the popular Guitar Hero console games.

The version that has been recently released is only in alpha stage, yet it is great to hear that a multi-touch application for the high-end mobile phone is already available. According to the developer, Space Dancer can be seen as a game similar to 'Guitar Hero' or 'DDR', where users have to press one or more buttons along with the music. The multi-touch system used in the game is only an experimental one, yet we should remember that up until recently it was almost impossible to run multi-touch applications on resistive touchscreen displays. Others too are working on this at the moment, and companies like Stantum are reported to also be successful in their attempts. The new game Jamie Fuller developed for the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic allows users to play it in landscape mode, by tapping the title of the song on the main screen, and then pressing the corresponding onscreen buttons as the red laser approaches them.Unfortunately, the game creator says that he doesn't intend to make any further improvements to the version released now, which will be a great loss in case the title proves to be a rather popular one. Those who would like to see what the game looks like can do so by watching the video below. In case you'd like to try the game for yourselves, you can download it for free from Softpedia via this link.

Courtesy: Softpedia, Symbianfreak

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Symbian: ScratchPad - Draw your notes on the Nokia 5800 and S60v5 phones

With this application you can take a note simply writing on the phone display like a paper notepad. It saves every scratch you made and support pages for new memo.You can also turn pages or tier a page.


The application is optimized for the Nokia 5800 and S60v5 phone.

Source: dailymobile

Friday, April 3, 2009

Wave Secure

Wave Secure is an ultimate security application for your phone. I suggest everyone to installthis software as it can help you to get your stolen/lost mobile. It not only helps you to track your lost/stolen phone but also ensures full security of the data present in the device. You can easily track the lost device via a Buddy Notification or over the Internet. You can alsoremotely Lock your stolen mobile, so that nobody can misuse the device & data. I installedthis software software in my mobile and feels that applications like this should be bundled with every mobile.

Secure and how:
Track the lost/stolen device via Buddy Notification or over the Internet

Remotely Lock the lost/stolen device, so that nobody can misuse the device & data

Take a Backup of your data including Contacts, SMSs, Calendar Entries & Call Logs

Erase the data on the stolen device to avoid misuse

Restore the data back onto your device once you find it or even restore it on a new device which has WaveSecure installed


Phone Guard - secure your phone from thieves

Description:Phone Guardian is a mobile security anti theft software for your Series 60 v3 Symbian smartphones.

In case your mobile is forgotten or stolen, Phone Guardian will allow you to remotely secure and auto lock your Symbian mobile by sending a lock SMS.

Once locked the phone remains secured. It will not be possible for the thief to use your phone or to uninstall the Phone Guardian software. Mobile can only be unlocked by sending an unlock SMS with a password.

Phone Guardian sends automatically a secure SMS, where information that allows you to catch the thief is included. Armed with Phone Guardian, your smartphone will be secure as in safe!

Note: Before installing the new version of the software, uninstall the old one and reboot your phone.

New in version 3.0:

  • You can choose to install Phone Guardian without icon and launch it by dialing your secret number
  • You can trace the phone not only with CellID, but also with GPS now, including network based GPS
  • New SMS commands for better remote handling
  • You can buy the application directly from your mobile
  • Now alarm SMS can be sent to 3 numbers. 2 alarm SMS numbers and the number you are sending the lock SMS from

Key Features:

  • Remote mobile lock and unlock with lock SMS
  • Method of software launch selection
  • Two Alarm numbers available
  • GPS tracking option available
  • GPS tracking option can be turned on and off with the help of SMS message
  • Phone Guardian becomes active (locks the mobile, emits the siren) when a different SIM card is inserted or on lock SMS
  • Operator specific and location information (Now GPS coordinates available) is automatically sent to the number specified, including the number of SIM, IMSI and CellID numbers. This information can now be obtained at any time.
  • Siren option can be put on and off, also remotely using SMS
  • Uninstall is possible only with the right password
  • Phone lock is independent from phone restart

Registration Information:

The trial version of the software is limited for 5 days. The full version of the software is obtained by a license code provided upon purchase. The license code is based on the unique IMEI provided and the application can be used exclusively on the device it is licensed for. The license cannot be retrieved and applied to other devices.

Warning!!! Please do not forget the password you set in the trial version! There is no way to unlock the phone unless you buy the software and enter the reg code!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Secure your bluetooth connection

Bluetooth remains the single most exploited connectivity method for viruses to propgate. If you're in a crowded theater and someone unleashes a virus there'll be havoc. Sure, anti-virus apps are there but hey! prevention is always better than cure right?

Symbian Guru released the updated version of the popular bluetooth security app, BT Guard- security software which helps to protect the phone from unauthorized access via Bluetooth. Now the application is fully compatible with mobile phones Series 60.5: The Nokia 5800 Xpress Music, and the Nokia N97.
  • All bugs were fixed and the Buy feature was added.
  • BT Guard changes your Bluetooth status automatically, making your phone invulnerable and saves your battery life.
  • BT Guard changes Bluetooth status automatically according to your settings.
  • When it is time to change your Bluetooth status the application can ask you for confirmation to turn it invisible or off.
  • Also if you are receiving or sending some data you can set the software in that way that it will not bother you.
More info as well as pdf user manual for BT Guard can be found on http://www.symbianguru.com

Those of you who have already bought the app can also upgrade for free. Just download the app and register with your previous reg-code.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Nokia Handwriting Calculator Freeware for Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Mobile

Today I came across a new application for my Nokia 5800 XpressMusic for doing math very easily. The Handwriting Calculator from Nokia Labs will allow you to calculate handwritten math expressions. The Nokia Handwriting Calculator makes use of the touch capabilities of the Nokia 5800 Mobile to give you a very great experience. There is also a version available for Nokia N810, N800(Maemo) and Windows PC.

The Handwriting Calculator worked very much better on my Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Mobile surpassing my expectations. Actually it is just a showcase of Nokia’s newhandwriting recognition technology. This application will help you to enter your calculations easily and get the results much faster as you can do it with your standard S60 calculator. I even tried the PC version of the applications and it worked pretty well.

The S60 version works on Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and should work on other S60 5th Edition mobiles.
The Maemo version works on Nokia N800 and N810 and should work on Nokia internet tablet deviceswith OS2008 software.
The PC version works on Windows XP SP2 and Vista.


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