25 May 2007

Mobiola and Skype - new snapshot capability

Skype 3.2 has been released. The new featrues are: send money with PayPal to friends direct from Skype; video snapshot to your profile picture with photos of yourself from webcam; invitation friends from Hotmail, Gmail and Yahoo! Mail for a call; simple account management within Skype. So main interesting feature of Skype 3.2 for mobile phones owner is what they can easily and fast make snapshot of themselves within Skype using Mobiola Web Camera and setup this picture into account information.

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24 May 2007

Apple iPhone stuck with AT&T Cingular forever in US

Rumor and news about AT&T Apple agreement on iPhone for five years, according to a USA Today, tell us about not so happy vision of iPhone's future by heads of Apple. T-Mobile, the another GSM carrier in the U.S., won't be able to use iPhone. Fortunately there are another countries except US, so you can buy unlocked iPhone there.

Motorola RAZR2 V9 announced

The long-awaited successor of very popular motorola phone RAZR has been announced a few day ago. This is the new shiny RAZR2 V9. The main features of this phone are:
  • GSM 850/900/1800/1900, 3G HSDPA 3.6 Mbps
  • Size 103 x 53 x 13.3 mm
  • 262144 colors TFT 240 x 320 pixels display
  • Java J2ME support
  • Audio MP3/AAC/AAC+ support
  • Camera 2 MP with video capturing
  • Opera 8 browser
  • 45 MB of memory expandable by microSD cards
  • USB cable Interface and BlueTooth 2.0 connectivity
This will be very attractive and succesful phone on US market.

23 May 2007

How to detect version of MS Visual Studio or compiler in compilation time

To do this you should use _MSC_VER define like in this code:
#if _MSC_VER >= 1400 // this is Visual C++ 2005
#elif _MSC_VER >= 1310 // this is Visual C++ .NET 2003
#elif _MSC_VER > 1300 // this is Visual C++ .NET 2002

Convert Visual Studio 2005 solution and project to VS 2003 format

In some cases you would need to convert somebody's project in VS 2005 format into format of your VS 2003. There are no such convertion tools build into new or old studios. The solution is to download UnPrjConvertor application from this page. You can run this app to convert VS2005 solution into VS2003 or VS 6.0 formats. Also it converts projects .vcproj into .dsw format. But I can't to convert VC project file from VS2005 to VS 2003 format by this application. I've found that you just need to change version of file format in the .vcproj file from 8,00 to 7,10 and this file will successfully load in 2003 studio. Some of these projects will compile, some not, but most of them wiill.

22 May 2007

Nokia has announced another Series 40 phone - Nokia 3109

Nokia has announced the 3109 classic model. This device is from chep Nokia phones line. The new device is a Series 40 based phone that offers a J2ME support, long battery life. It has expandable memory via microSD cards. The Nokia 3109 classic supports email withattachments, and synchronizes calendars and to-do lists with personalcomputers through its USB connection. Also it has handsfree speaker, music player and 256k colour display. Nokia 3109 classic is expected to be available in the second quarter of 2007.

Mobiola Web Camera J2ME released in addition to Symbian version

I've reviewed previous USB and Bluetooth versions of Mobiola Web Camera for Symbian. Now Warelex has released a new version - for J2ME phones. This give you functionality that you can't expect from your phone. Mobiola makes from your phone a wireless PC web camera. A client J2ME midlet resides on the phone and a webcam driver is installed on PC. Now you phone will be compatible with any Windows application like messengers Skype, Yahoo!, AOL IM, ICQ, and Flash sites YouTube etc. Mobiola Webcam J2ME has only Bluetooth version.

21 May 2007

Sony Ericsson P1 - the competitor of Apple iPhone on european market

This powered by UIQ 3 smartphone for networks UMTS 2100-GSM/GPRS 900/1800/1900 will have these main features:
  • This phone has full alpha-numeric QWERTY keyboard
  • 3.2 megapixel camera with very useful feature - business card scanner(!)
  • Large 2.6" touchscreen Transflective TFT display with 262,144 color and 240 x 320 pixels resolution
  • Push email including support for Exchange ActiveSync™ and BlackBerry® Connect™
  • Integrated WLAN and VoIP enabled
Also this model has following features:
  • Opera™ Web Browser 8.0
  • Video recording/streaming/viewing supporting H.264 playback
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with stereo A2DP
  • Support of MP3/AAC/AAC+/e-AAC+ audio formats
  • Support of Memory Stick Micro™ (M2™) cards
  • Connectivity is Bluetooth 2.0, Infrared, USB with mass storage

17 May 2007

Motorola has presented MOTORIZR Z8 along with Razr2

The UIQ 3-running Motorola MOTORIZR Z8 has been presented again. The first presentation was in February 2007 at 3GSM congress. And now again with presentation of RAZR2 - The Next-Generation RAZR Motorola has mentioned about it's long-awaited UIQ3 slider phone.

12 May 2007

New version of Salling Clicker remote control for Windows

Salling Clicker is a remote control software. It lets you control applications on the PC running Windows or Mac OS from a mobile phone or PPC. Salling Clicker offers control of PowerPoint, iTunes, Windows Media Player, and other programs like WinAmp using plugins. Salling Clicker works with all Bluetooth stacks. The program works with over 301 devices. This application can be used as wireless presenter, media remote control, call handler.

10 May 2007

Nokia has added 3 new profiles - Nokia 3109, Nokia 6263, Nokia 6555

    Some peoples have found that there three new UA profile on Nokia web site. It seems that Nokia prepares some phones to release.
  • Nokia 3109
  • Nokia 6263
  • Nokia 6555

08 May 2007

Forum Nokia has presented Series 40 platform 5th Edition (not Symbian)

Nokia has announced the new edition of its Series 40 feature phone platform (it has 5th number, not 4th as we all expected). The new Series 40 5th Edition is a hardware, software and API architecture, based on Java ME technology. It supports the latest version of the mobile information device profile (MIDP 2.1). Series 40 provides an rich Series 40 UI that enables developers to build multimedia applications and services for Nokia feature phones. Series 40 5th Edition incorporates Bluetooth and Infrared connectivity and synchronization capabilities, also Series 40 5th Edition delivers a glorious mobile browsing experience with browser supporting a number of mobile browsing standards. The Series 40 5th Edition also implements the JSR-248 Mobile Service Architecture specification, as well as the latest version of Adobe's Flash Lite 2.1 player. In addition, Series 40 5th Edition delivers the Advanced Multimedia Supplements (JSR-234) and enhanced versions of the Java APIs for Bluetooth (JSR-82), the Mobile Media API (JSR-135), the J2ME Web Services Specification (JSR-172), and the Security and Trust Services API for J2ME (JSR-177). New developer tools will be available very soon in June 2007.

04 May 2007

Seven new phones from Nokia. Three of them are Series 40 - Nokia 2660 Nokia 2760 Nokia 2630

Nokia introduced a range of seven new handsets specifically made for the needs of consumers in emerging markets.

The Nokia 2760 is a Dual-band folding GSM phone for E900/1800 or E850/1900. The Nokia 2760 features a VGA camera, FM radio, e-mail and mobile Internet access via a WAP browser. Additionally, the Nokia 2760 supports MMS and Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging, for recording and editing messages on the go.

The Nokia 2660 is a Dual-band folding GSM phone for E900/1800 or E850/1900. The Nokia 2660 features include FM radio, e-mail and mobile Internet access via a WAP browser. Additionally, the Nokia 2660 supports MMS and Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging, for recording and editing messages on the go.

The Nokia 2630 is a Dual-band GSM phone E900/1800 or E850/1900 (for some markets) that includes a VGA camera, FM radio, e-mail and mobile Internet access via a WAP browser. Additionally, the Nokia 2630 supports MMS and Nokia Xpress Audio Messaging, for recording and editing messages on the go.

03 May 2007

Video of a girl that dancing in the bathroom (Nokia N Series)

Nice PR move from Nokia. Just read the title of this post and then watch the movie clip. Wasn't what you've expected to see? But still this is what the title claims.