25 July 2006

Nokia starts shipping N73 and N93 smartphones

Nokia has begun shipping two new smartphones in its N series: the N93 and N73. Both of them run S60 Third Edition of the Symbian OS 9. Nokia describes the N93 as "the ultimate mobile device for spontaneous video recording." This device has a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 3x optical zoom, etc. This smartphone supports GSM with EDGE and WCDMA. Also connectivity includes Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

21 July 2006

Nokia has opened the first flagship store in the USA

Nokia are on Saturday checked out the full line of Nokia's products at the opening of the giant mobile phone maker's first US flagship store, complete with huge LCD and LED panels and hands-on time with cutting edge S60 devices. It was the first of four flagship stores that Nokia plans to open in the North America, and the second in the world.

20 July 2006

Nokia E50 have been approved for US

According to the FCC report the smallest S60 smartphone Nokia E50 is ready for the US. This phone offers enterprises a cost-efficient way to extend mobility to a broader range of employees, by providing employees an access to corporate email whenever required. Also some sources have said that it has two versions - with/without the camera.

12 July 2006

Symbian OS v.9.3 have been released

Symbian has announced of availability for developer of new version of the Symbian OS. Symbian OS v9.3 is targeted for 2.5G, 3G and HSDPA networks. There are new development tools for Symbian OS:
  • awareness for the Eclipse/CDT IDE framework and Nokia's Carbide.c++ Development Tools for Symbian OS v9.3 phones;
  • configuration tools to easily create and customise Symbian OS variants
  • Symbian OS v9.3 is fully backwards compatible with previous versions in the v9 family. New hardware support:
  • Native support for WiFi
  • USB 2.0 on-the-go, allowing faster device connectivity
  • New operator services:
  • HSDPA support
  • Introduction of IPSec for UMA service (Voice over IP)
  • Improved 3GPP R5 support
  • Native support for Push To Talk
  • Java JSR 248 support
  • And new updated statistics for Symbian – At the end of Q1 2006 70.5 million Symbian OS phones had been shipped by licensees worldwide to over 250 major network operators.

    10 July 2006

    Blog about Symbian descriptors

    Jo Stichbury, the author of Symbian OS Explained, is maintaining a blog which is targeted at Symbian Descriptors. This information could be very helpful to Symbian developers.

    06 July 2006

    Nokia Canada gives away a bunch of camera phones to Canadian bloggers

    Canada.com have published an article from National Post about this Nokia Canada initiative. Nokia Canada teams up with Matchstick, a Toronto company, to spread the message about Nokia's new camera phone through the blogging community. If the bloggers have over 400 hits a day, are young and hip and use Rogers Wireless service, they qualified for a free phone. "We believe that is one of the most honest forms of advertising out there," said Mila Mironova, brand development manager with Nokia Canada.

    03 July 2006

    Nokia has released podcasting software

    Nokia has released a new software for Nokia N91 music phone - a new Podcasting application. The application is mainly designed for Nokia N91, but it works on other S60 3rd Edition devices. The Nokia Podcasting application, which is still in beta, lets you subscribe, download, preview and play audio and video podcasts.