17 February 2009

Free Skype VoIP client in Nokia phones

Nokia N97 picturesFinally Skype will embed its VoIP application to the Nokia mobile phones running Symbian S60. The first one will be the new N97 device. Moreover Skype software will be available to download onto other Nokia Symbian S60 models. But standalone version is less integrated into address books, messaging and other phone's built-in features. Integrated version of Skype client in Nokia N97 will be able to show when Skype contacts are online, send messages to them, launch free Skype-to-Skype voice calls, and use native phone client to make Skype Out calls.

Looks like we move to Skype availability on all Nokia Symbian smartphones.

16 February 2009

Symbian freeware in Ovi Store

Nokia Ovi free themes apps gamesToday at MWC 2009 Nokia has announced its new great service for smartphone consumers. This is a new Ovi Store - an application and content download service that will be launched in early May of this year. I've reviewed existing Nokia MOSH freeware download service which will be part of new Nokia Ovi Store. This means that Ovi Store will have a lot of free applications, games, themes, ringtones and other rich and free audio-video content. Supported Nokia devices contains a wide range of new and existing Symbian S60 smartphones and Series 40 devices. Since this service will be launched in May we doesn't have link to it yet, but we still can go to Nokia MOSH and enjoy free stuff.

05 February 2009

Nokia 5800 error "Expired certificate" solution

Nokia 5800 certificate expiredNokia consumers report the Nokia 5800 Express Music phones with touch screen got a software bug in installation software. This bug prevents you from installing any Symbian signed or developer singed sis packages with applications. You always got "Expired certificate" error message. For self-signed applications installation process finished successfully. This happens probably because of new Symbian S60 5th Edition software running on Nokia 5800. On some user forums people find a solution to solve this issue.

The main action you have to do is to reset your phone's software to manufacturer state via key sequence *#7370#. Device ask you to enter lock code, it should be 12345. But you can backup all your data before this action with Nokia PC Suite and restore it after resetting software.
Also it's better to update phone's firmware to latest version (to check version number press *#0000#) because in older versions you may still got "Expired certificate" error message sometimes later.

That's it! Now you can install any application you want, even developed for older S60 3rd Edition devices like Fring, Google Maps, Mobiola, etc.