11/23/2009, Spotify has just updated their software to be inclusive of the entire Nokia device range, which translates to Spotify Premium users being able to access their Spotify accounts on their favorite Nokia device via a Symbian application. As for Spotify free users, they will first need to make the upgrade jump in order to take advantage of this capability. Mobile Spotify users will be empowered to create and synchronize playlists, […]
11/18/2009, Could the Symbian S60 operating system be dying a slow but sure death? That is what most people would think with word going around, stating that Nokia will include Maemo on all of its flagship N Series smartphones down the road instead of the old faithful, Symbian S60. It won’t be immediate though, but gradual with the transition being brought to completion when 2012 rolls around. Well, at least the […]
11/15/2009, According to market researcher Gartner, Windows Mobile lost a whole 28 percent of its smartphone market share between last year’s Q3 and this year’s Q3, dropping from 11 percent to 7.9 percent. Apple’s iPhone unsurprisingly rose from 12.9 percent to 17.1 percent, as did RIM’s share jump from 16 percent to 20.8 percent. Symbian’s share dropped about 10 percent from 49.7 to 44.6, and Google’s Android stands at 3.9 percent […]
11/14/2009, Rumors always seem to do amazing things to stocks, and it seems that Palm’s stock has been positively affected by the latest rumors, rising by 8% amidst speculation that the company may be bought out by Nokia. You have to admit that the news does seem a little weird though, seeing that Palm and Nokia don’t have all that much in common. Nokia focuses on Symbian and Maemo, while Palm […]
11/13/2009, Skyhook aims to improve GPS performance on your S60-powered smartphone with its latest plug-in known as Maps Booster. Maps Booster will hook into the Location sub-system in Symbian OS and adds WiFi-based location services, making it a boon when you’re in urban areas – a place where traditional GPS struggles no thanks to the concrete jungle and lack of sky coverage. Maps Booster can be purchase from the Nokia Ovi […]
11/12/2009, While we talked about Samsung adopting its own Bada mobile operating system for future handsets yesterday, this doesn’t mean that Samsung will drop the Symbian platform completely, as they will continue to cooperate with the group Symbian group. We’re guessing this makes perfect sense, especially when you want to reach out to the widest range of customers possible.
11/11/2009, In what will certainly be a painful blow to Symbian, Samsung’s senior VP, Don Joo Lee, has confirmed that the company will ditch Symbian from its smartphones in 2010, replacing it with the recently announced Bada. Samsung will continue to use Android and Windows Mobile, but analysts predict that the use of Windows Mobile in Samsung phones will drop significantly next year, and become just a minority by 2012. If […]
10/30/2009, Nokia might be losing its marketshare in the US, but that doesn’t mean the resilient cellphone manufacturer from Finland is going to give up the fight anytime soon. Word has it that they will be working in tandem with AT&T on a new Symbian-powered handset, where it will probably run on Qualcomm’s Snapdragon processor as well. This is interesting as the resulting handset will probably be a rival to the […]
08/12/2009, As promised, we bring you the agreement between Nokia and Microsoft, where Microsoft Office Mobile will see action on Nokia’s Symbian smartphones. Office Mobile (comprising of Word, PowerPoint, Excel and OneNote) will be made available for the Nokia E Series handsets from next year onwards, followed by other smartphones running on the S60 platform thereafter. Apart from that, Microsoft Office Communicator Mobile and Microsoft SharePoint Server will also be brought […]
08/07/2009, Sony Ericsson could out more than just the Symbian-powered Satio this year, as the Sony Ericsson Jalou might also follow suit later this fall. According to whispers, the Jalou will follow the Satio’s footsteps, powered by the Symbian S60 5th Edition on board alongside having quad-band GSM and tri-band HSDPA connectivity. Other possible features might comprise of a 3″ touchscreen display, GPS navigation and Wi-Fi connectivity.
07/13/2009, The Nokia Surge is Nokia’s product that handles social networking cheaply. At $79, the handset has a sliding keyboard that should make broadcasting status updates faster and easier. The Surge runs on S60, an operating system used in smarter Nokia phones. it has good messaging capabilities and flash support for a close to desktop web experience. The phone will also be loaded with JuiceCaster, a social network connector application that […]
07/09/2009, The Nokia N97 is the tip of the spear in Nokia’s smartphone lineup. It is the most powerful, smartest and fully featured phone of the company. It is also the first Nokia phone to make use of a large touch-display and that alone has raised the expectations from die hard Nokia fans that have refused to switch over to the iPhone. And Nokia has put quite a lot of work […]
05/31/2009, Guess Internet surfing on Symbian powered handsets, particularly those that fall under the Symbian S60 5th Edition umbrella, will be a much more pleasant experience with an update of Flash Lite. If you happen to own a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, why not make a beeline for that Flash Lite player upgrade to version 3.1 from the “App update” utility? Those who are running on an unlimited data plan need not […]
05/12/2009, oFono is an open source architecture and implementation for GSM/3G mobile telephony. The goal is to get the community to participate in a complete software stack that anyone could subsequently use as long as they abide by the GPL licensing conditions. The vision of oFono is to provide: “an easy to use interface that can be used to create rich telephony applications without requiring one to have a deep understanding […]