24 November 2005
Opera 8.5 for S60 also includes customizable keypad shortcuts, enhanced image handling and more extensive language support. There is new languages in Opera. Opera also have its Small-Screen Rendering (SSR) technology, which dynamically reformats full Web pages for mobile devices to give the best possible user-experience. SSR keeps as much of the original page design and layout as possible while gently adapting the page to fit the width of the screen, eliminating the need to scroll around horizontally.
Also Opera 8.5 can correctly run AJAX web pages, what is very helpful in modern web.
Opera browser is shareware software with 14-days trial period. After this you can buy Opera 8.5 to continue using the browser. Opera 8.5 is a free upgrade to owners of previous versions of Opera. For example, on some models of Nokia phones Opera browser is preinstalled and you don't have to pay for upgrade.
You can download Opera Mobile and buy it.
21 November 2005
- you have to create a Semacode which contains URL to Wikipedia site. You can do it online on their site;
- then you have to print this semacode tag and place it on a real world object, for example on the Microsoft headquarter in Redmond;
- now anyone who wants to get information about this thing can use mobile software for Nokia cameraphones with Symbian OS;
- you have to install this software reader on the phone and launch it; (also there are readers for J2ME cameraphones)
- now you can point the camera of your phone at semacode tag and load page from Wikipedia about this object.
This project can become wide popular because of its simplicity and usefulness. Lets wait awhile.
17 November 2005
Nokia have released a new version of its Wireless Presenter for Nokia 6680 phone.
With Wireless Presenter you can use your Nokia 6680 to control PowerPoint presentations, music players and other Windows applications. Nokia Wireless Presenter software allows you to access your Windows desktop applications via Bluetooth wireless technology. You need to install this software in both your PC and your Nokia 6680 to remotely control the mouse and keyboard functions.
You can download this application here. 1.8Mb English
16 November 2005
But in some cases standard Symbian applications and services can interrupt your audio input/output, for example, beeping of key pressing. You will get KErrDied error code then. What we should do to avoid this? The solution, recommended by Nokia developers is to setup priority of your client to 80, like this:
iAudioPlayer->SetPriority( 80, EMdaPriorityPreferenceTimeAndQuality );
So you won't be interrupted by other clients and will not block audio at all for clients with higher priority.
14 November 2005
But recently such software was created by Mobiedge. It is Mobiedge Radio - a Wireless/Wired Podcasting Client. As developers claim: "Mobiedge Radio is a podcatcher (podcasting client) that runs on an S60 mobile phone. You can use it to download, read, manage your subscribed podcasting feeds on your phone."
You can buy this software application at Handago here.
If you have purchased Mobiedge Newspaper software you don't need to buy this one, just upgrade to version 1.1 of Mobiedge Newspaper.
07 November 2005
The Sony Ericsson P990 will be the first commercially available smartphone to adopt Symbian OS v9.1 and the UIQ 3 software platform.
262 k color
Flash Memory: 128MB
Shared memory for storage: Up to 80MB user free memory
External memory: Up to 4GB Memory Stick Duo Pro
Max JAR Size: Unlimited (but depending on available storage)
Max SIS Size: Unlimited (but depending on available storage)
QWERTY, QWERTZ, AZERTY and Russian keyboard options
4GB Memory Stick Duo Pro
Press release says:
Developers can program in C++ or Java to create powerful professional and personal productivity tools for the P990. The smartphone is based on Sony Ericsson's Java Platform 3 (JP-3) and supports four new JSRs including Web Services (JSR 172). It is the twentieth phone from Sony Ericsson to support Mobile Java 3D with JSR 184. The P990 supports both CDLC and CDC Java environments, and standard Java applications can run in both flip-open and flip-closed modes.
03 November 2005
With the browsing experience accentuated by its huge high resolution color display (320 x 240 pixels, up to 262,144 colors), the Nokia N71 supports the new Nokia Web Browser with Mini Map. A pocketable entertainment system, the Nokia N71 keeps people entertained with digital music, videos and stereo FM radio and is the latest member of the Nokia XpressMusic family.
Nokia N80 is the first ever handset to enable seamless home media networking between compatible TVs, audio systems and PCs.
Nokia N92 is, the first integrated DVB-H mobile device in the Nokia Nseries range for watching broadcast TV programs.
For more info go to Nokia site.