Posts tagged with: Symbian^4
  • by | May 27, 2011 6:07 AM

    If you are running Symbian^3 on your Nokia smartphone you will be able to review and apply updates to the applications you have purchased from the Store as a feature of the new Ovi Store update version 2.8. After the installation and log in process, the application will automatically check if any of your installed applications have an update available; in case there is an update for an app, you will be notified by a flag. According to Nokia, "this feature will be rolled out initially to S^3 devices next week. App update functionality for other device family clients will be rolled out ...

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  • by | May 26, 2011 11:57 AM

    Time after time, when discussing Symbian since news of its transition to Windows Phone 7 became public, Nokia has tried reassuring its Symbian-running user base that their phones are in no danger of being abandoned, that the company will continue to support the hardware and software through the end of their natural product lives, even long after its first WP7 handset is available. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop recently sat down to talk about his company and the future of Symbian, finally putting some actual dates to these predictions for Symbian's future. According to Elop, we can expect to see ...

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  • by | May 26, 2011 8:17 AM

    Independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries, Ofcom, has ruled that, starting today, May 26, as a result of new European telecoms law, no carrier can offer longer than two-year contracts. The rule applies for both new phone and broadband contracts which starting today will be limited to a maximum of 24 months. Some carriers offered three-year contracts but according to Ofcom regulations, network operators must offer a choice of contract lasting no longer than 12 months. "Shorter contracts are likely to promote competition and enable consumers to ...

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  • by | May 26, 2011 7:22 AM

    If you're a Best Buy Mobile customer you probably used the Upgrade Checker service at least once in order to find out whether you are Eligible for a new phone or not. The service can be accessed from Best Buy's website and requires you to fill in some information about yourself like your mobile number, billing ZIP code and carrier. If you're an AT&T, Verizon or T-Mobile subscriber you will be required to fill in just one more bit: a security measure like your social security or PIN number. However, if you're on Sprint, all phone numbers on the account will be displayed without any security ...

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  • by | May 25, 2011 4:47 AM

    The Nokia Oro is your Limited Edition Nokia C7 dressed in gold, leather and sapphire. We told you about Nokia's plans with the Oro and it looks like the Finnish phone maker is officially introducing the Oro. The smartphone is dressed up in premium materials of leather and 18 carat gold plating, with a menu key of sapphire crystal. Underneath is your Nokia C7 -- Astound in the US -- and it's running Symbian Anna OS for Nokia. It's got an eight-megapixel camera with dual led flash and HD video recording capability and a 3.5-inch capacitive AMOLED display. The price? Around 800 EU (around ...

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  • by | May 21, 2011 4:06 AM

    If you have a smartphone (and you do since you are reading our website) you know how smart these devices are: they can run tons of applications, keep you in touch with friends and colleagues, help you find your way around by knowing where you are and where you're heading. Well, your "smart" phone will become even smarter after some of these sensors will come out and manufacturers include them in your handsets -- and of course when platforms and applications will offer proper support. Benedetto Vigna, general manager of the MEMS division of STMicroelectronics, tells us what you can expect ...

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  • by | May 17, 2011 9:00 AM

    This chart shows shows us all the primary handset brands in terms of operating profits which excludes those companies that are loosing money. It is separated in two sections: Smart which stands for Smartphones and Diversified for those companies like Samsung and Nokia that sell both Smart and Dumb phones. You'll notice how Apple, RIM and HTC are dominating the smartphone market by owning 75% of the smartphone profits in Q1-2011. Apple proves to be the most profitable smartphone brand so far, as they own 55% of that portion. Surely sales figures may be a whole different story (see the next ...

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  • by | May 10, 2011 7:49 PM

    Yesterday we got word of Microsoft's latest plans for a press event to show off Windows Phone 7 gear. We're assuming to see mostly software, with Mango the hot topic of the moment, but we also looked at some other upcoming events, which other companies had announced, in order to see if we could find any connection to Microsoft's. There's a chance that Samsung's event, being held on May 24, the same as Microsoft's, could involve some WP7 hardware, but things aren't looking so hot for the other option we had considered, a Nokia event in Greece on May 17. Nokia's noticed all the guesswork ...

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  • by | May 10, 2011 3:41 AM

    If you have a Symbian smartphone like the exceptional Nokia N8 running Symbian ^3 and you need to always be connected to your professional network, you can now use the official LinkedIn application that was released in the Nokia Ovi Store. LinkedIn is a business-oriented social networking site and you can now take full advantage of the social network on your Nokia smartphone with the official app that's been released for free in the Nokia Ovi Store. It allows you to do all the things you'd expect from an official client, like checking your Profile, editing it, take a look at your invited, ...

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  • by | May 3, 2011 1:48 PM

    With Nokia's resources reallocating towards Windows Phone 7 development, we've been wondering what, if anything, the company would do to boost Symbian sales in the platform's ending years. Nokia's made it abundantly clear that it won't be abandoning the platform, but there's a lot of play in-between continued software support and actively promoting new Symbian sales. One idea the company may be considering to draw some new attention to its smartphones is to position them as high-end luxury items. To that end, we've just gotten our first look at the Nokia Oro, a Symbian-powered smartphone ...

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  • by | April 15, 2011 3:58 PM

    Interested in doing a little beta testing on your Symbian smartphone? Nokia's just released the beta version of Ovi Maps 3.07, adding a handful of new features to the popular app. Since the release of Ovi Maps 3.06, Nokia's focused on UI changes that may not add a great deal of new functionality, but improve how you access data with the app and hopefully make it more natural and easy to use. One part that has received a notable overhaul is the appearance of place pages; the redesign includes reviews from numerous online sources, as well as user-submitted content, and access to an image ...

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  • by | April 13, 2011 5:27 PM

    With Angry Birds on its way to Windows Phone 7, the extent of Rovio's reach over smartphone gaming is nearly total, with BlackBerry the most notable holdout. Perhaps recognizing that big fans of the game will likely end up playing it on multiple smartphones as they upgrade to new devices, and even on multiple platforms, Rovio has decided to introduce global cross-platform game status syncing, allowing you to pick up from where you left off regardless of what smartphone you're using. This represents an ambitious plan for Rovio, taking a game that's played locally and introducing a ...

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  • by | April 12, 2011 7:55 AM

    The Nokia E72 is a phone running S60 3rd Edition which will not die out that easy especially with the manufacturer being committed to constantly improving and adding features to the software. A recent minor update, v54, is reportedly improving on the auto-focus of the phone while taking pictures. While not being included in the list of changes, several users have seen the feature improve. What's included though in the changes are the addition of SIM Lock 3.0 and B2B Certificate of phase 1 and updated startup settings baseline. The Vlingo application and Ovi Files have been removed and the ...

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  • by | April 12, 2011 7:13 AM

    Fujitsu is reportedly working on a phone, called LOOX F-07c, which looks to be able to dual-boot between Symbian and Windows 7 (not Windows Phone 7) and it will be heading to DoCoMo according to rumors. The LOOX F-07c will sport a four-inch WSVGA screen with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and at its core will sit an Intel Atom processor (Atoms power lower end Netbooks). Added are a 32GB SSD as well as USB and HDMI sockets for a phone which is capable of switching from Symbian to Windows 7 with just the push of a button. Since neither DoCoMo nor Fujitsu confirmed the information, file ...

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  • by | April 8, 2011 2:56 PM

    Next Tuesday is shaping up to a big day for smartphones; Microsoft's MIX conference will likely involve plenty of smartphone content, HTC is planning a press event in London, and now Nokia's started sending out invitations to a London event of its own. The invitations show that Nokia intends the gathering to focus on Symbian smartphones, but other than that, the door's wide open. There are plenty of models that have popped up on our radar that would be likely candidates for Nokia to show off; last week the T7 made a series of appearances in Nokia's systems, with a 640 x 360 display and ...

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