17 April 2009

Upgrade your Nokia 5800 with free apps

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic GPS navigation6 April Nokia has released a new TV commercial with its first touch-screen device Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. This video shows what a cool things you can do with your 5800 device like Internet messaging and browsing with web video support, GPS navigation, picture and video uploading to Flickr and YouTube.

I wonder how we can extend these rich capabilities of this perfect device with freeware applications? The first thing I thought was extended messaging to many IM networks with Nimbuzz, Octrotalk, Palringo, Yeigo, Bombus and other such applications. The second thing would be free and low-cost VoIP telephony with great VoIP clients like Fring or Truphone. Other interesting option would be making from your phone a wireless webcam or microphone for your laptop which is possible with help of WWIGO or Mobiola Webcam and Mobiola Headset application.

My question to readers: how else we can upgrade our 5800 touch devices with Symbian freeware?


Anonymous said...

I also would like to "upgrade" the navigation sw included in the phone. The sw where you have a compass with directions to your destination. I would like to also have the distance in nautica mile, the speed in knots and also a indication in the track in degrees which you are moving. Then it can be used as a low cost navigation tools in ultralight aeroplanes.

Regards pjolter

Ali said...

I'm not familiar with the Nokia mobile but I am VERY familiar with touch screen technology as I have had an iPhone since the initial launch.

When it comes to that device, I am still blown away daily by the things it can do. Now that other carriers and mobile manufacturers are getting involved, I think that the future is going to be very exciting for ALL mobile devices - can't wait to see what they think of next!

TheRohan said...

Hey guys…
The Mobile Sensor API (JSR-256) is now supported in S60 5th Edition devices. In addition, the API can be added to the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic using a add-on, which can be downloaded from Forum Nokia.

Check the link for download and more info: http://www.forum.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/e5ef83fe-9830-4b10-9f0c-95ada52400b8/sensor_s60_5_0.html

TheRohan said...

Nokia Multimedia Converter 2.0, including an enhanced user interface and support for 128 kbps video bit stream, is a tool for converting common multimedia files (such as AVI, WAV, MPEG, and MP3) into standard 3GPP/AMR, H.263, wideband-, and narrow-band-AMR-supported formats for use in mobile phone applications such as MMS. Original and converted multimedia and 3GPP/AMR formats can be played on a PC.

For Downloading and Request serial number Check: http://www.forum.nokia.com/info/sw.nokia.com/id/d1c17a7f-1231-4385-8c17-04f28f4f2d8e/Nokia_Multimedia_Converter_2.0.html