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Sunday, August 14, 2005

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Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Nokia leaves Symbian for Linux?

First of all the answer. Impossible!
This started with a recent article from ARCchart which says that Nokia could use Linux ( like Palm will do in the future with their handhelds ) for the Series60 platform.
The main reason for this was that Nokia, even if it owns about 50% of Symbian Ltd, pays a 5$ license on every phone sold with Symbian OS. This 5$ fee is insignificant thinking that the other parts of a Series60 phone usually cost way over 100$.
Another reason was that Nokia has developed the Nokia 770 tablet on Linux instead of Symbian OS. The reason why Nokia did this is because Linux is better for this job. Nokia 770 is not even a phone. Is a totally different gadget. For such a device Linux is a big advantage because with a small effort they will port open-source programs to Nokia 770's proprietary Linux.
I find the migration, for Nokia's Series60, impossible because Nokia is just doing a great job with Series60 now. They have 75% of the SmartPhone market. This shows that this Symbian OS - Nokia formula is a great one and Nokia does not want to lose it's market share with such a switch

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

Smartphone sales doubled in second quarter

Symbian extends its market share lead over Microsoft and Palm, according to the latest worldwide market share study.
Worldwide shipments of smartphones more than doubled in the second quarter of this year compared to the same quarter a year ago to 12 million now, with less than 6 million a year ago. I find this to be very good news especially for the Symbian market which has increased to 76% compared to Linux 13%, PalmOS 4%, Windows 4% and RIM 1%.
Nokia ships now 63% of all mobile devices running an OS, compared to Microsoft 16% and Palm 10%.
Also Nokia increased it's market share from 33% to 55%.
This is very good news for Symbian phone owners and especially for Nokia Series60 owners

Monday, June 20, 2005

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Wednesday, June 08, 2005

N70 is the "Best SmartPhone Ever"

This is what Mobile Review says about the Nokia N70 ( article )
They reviewed both the phone and the 2 MP camera.
This phone is absolutely great. It is the only Nokia Series60 with both Stereo MP3 Playback and Radio.
Read the review and come back here to comment about the phone

Monday, June 06, 2005

Darla Reads Me

Believe it or not Darla Mack read me. This is a very good thing for me because I respect her very much. She made an article about an application that she found on this blog. This is the link to her article.
Thanks Darla!

Monday, May 30, 2005

Nokia N90 Review

The Nokia N90 got a review from Mobile Review. They reviewed the Phone and the Camera

in two separate articles. The review is great. Unfortunately now I've found out that this enormous phone has an inferior battery

Sunday, May 29, 2005

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Monday, May 23, 2005

Googlism for Symbian

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fMSX for Series 60

"MSX emulator for Series 60. MSX is an 8-bit home computer that first saw light in 1983. With this emulator you can play games available in the web for the MSX platform
There are two flavors of the emulator:
  • "a" which works on all Series 60 based devices
  • "b" which is specially optimized for Symbian OS 7.0s or newer based devices (e.g. Nokia 6600). The "b" flavor runs faster on Symbian OS 7.0s or newer based devices than the "a" flavor and it supports some of the new OS features. The "b" flavor does not work at all on Symbian OS 6.1 based devices (such as Nokia 7650 or Nokia 3650)"
I find emulating different platforms on the Series60 a great thing. This is yet another emulator that you can try. Download it from this site

MMC Compatibility List

Howard Forums has a post with a MMC Compatibility List that will help you when you will need to buy a new MMC card for your mobile phone. In theory all MMC cards work the same. In fact some might not be compatible with your phone and the only way to find out is see that experiences had some people with different brand of cards. This is the thread with the list

Sunday, May 22, 2005


This is the ultimate club/pub/cinema/train fun you can have with your bluetooth enabled mobile phone.
Throughout Bluejacking you can scare, make fun of or flirt with a person with a bluetooth enabled phone that is within 10 meters of you.
Using Bluejacking you can send anonymous messages to another bluetooth enabled device and best of all it's absolutely free.
To Bluejack someone you need to create a contact on your phone and in the name field you should type your message. Then select "Send via bluetooth", select a target and then see who has the phone you've just Bluejacked.
There are some programs that make this process more complex if you want it like that. One of them is the new Nokia Sensor ( article ) developed by Nokia as a social bluetooth app. The only issue is that is works only with newer phones ( Series60 v2 only ). The other is MobiLuck which is compatible also with older devices and the Nokia 6230.

The Mobiles Show Podcast

After I've bought my iPod I've starter to search some nice podcasts to listen to. And what could be better than a Podcast about Symbian, Mobile Games and 3GSM. This podcast's name is "The Mobiles Show" and can be found in

Google XHTML Search

Another article which may not be exactly related to Symbian but is a tool that I like very much. The think is called Google Mobile.
"Google mobile lets you search and view the Web on your mobile phone. Google takes HTML pages normally viewed on a computer and translates them so that you can see them when you're on the go. To get started, simply type in your search query, and Google will return the most relevant results in a format your phone understands."
It works on every WAP 2.0 enabled phone, not only on Symbian.
You can search the Web, Images and Local with the possibility of turning SafeSearch on and off.
You can view it in your desktop browser if you what to know how it looks like.
The address is

Saturday, May 21, 2005

Nokia 6680 and 3230 Reviewed

My favorite review site, Mobile Review, made two reviews about this two phones.
This is the one for Nokia 6680 and the one for Nokia 3230.
Those guys really deserve to be number one in phone reviews. I enjoy every review they make. Maybe they might just work a little bit on the translations and spelling but this is not a bit issue.