Apple has released the latest software update for the iPhone, aimed at mainly fixing bugs with the current 2.0 release. The update is 249.2MB and can be obtained by connecting your iPhone to your desktop PC / MAC and checking for new updates through iTunes.Read More »iPhone 2.0.1 Software Update Released
Great little fold-able touch-screen design the Plica is a dual screen device you can fold in half or use both in conjunction as desired. With the big touch-screen it’s easy to use the on-screen virtual keyboard with ease, whilst also having another big screen to view other content on.
The designer is James Platt and the design is a very unique one, but can also be very practical. Reminds me of the Nintendo DS design, except with a much better sized wide screens.Read More »Plica Concept Phone
According to Digital Trends, Nokia is planning to axe Blackberry Connect from their latest E Series handsets, the Nokia E71 and E66. So far there are mixed messages amongst all involved.
RIM claims it’s still working with a host of companies which includes Nokia, whilst this is true and there is still support for the older handsets that support the Blackberry Connect service, there is no word from Nokia on the availability of Blackberry Connect for their latest E Series devices which are predominantly aimed at the e-mail-centric consumer.Read More »Nokia E71 and E66 not getting BB connect?
If you are looking for a game that is user intuitive, responsive and simply cool then you need to try Aqua Forest. Using the iPhone’s touch screen and accelerometer it let’s you draw water, fire and wood on the large iPhone’s screen to your desire.
I know there are other handsets with the accelerometer and some also have touch screens but I can assure you none do it as well as the iPhone – not even close.Read More »Aqua Forest [iPhone Game]
Rune Larsen has designed a revolutionary concept phone, one which reacts physically to the needs of the user. The design consists of a two layered plastic, where one would morph into shapes needed to operate the handset (i.e. keyboard appears when you enter a text field).Read More »Nokia Shape Shifter Concept
Nokia E66 and E71 officially launched.
Nokia E71 Featured Specs:
- Optimized mobile email and messaging experience with full QWERTY keyboard and pocket-size for one handed typing.
- Two customizable Home Screen views with active stand-by plug-ins and application shortcuts – fast and easy switching between e.g. business and personal modes.
- Quick access to applications with One-touch keys (Home, Calendar, Contacts, Email).
- Intelligent input with auto-completion, auto correction and learning capability ensuring fast and error-free typing.
- Nokia Calendar and Contacts for Eseries applications with improved features.
Michell Bak over at the Unofficial Sony Ericsson Blog has posted an in depth review of the Sony Ericsson W890, the upgrade to the old W880 this model has one thing for sure; it has sex appeal in abundance!
Initially listing the advantages and disadvantages of the handset, Michell goes through comparing it with the W880 and W890, he also looks at all the other functions of the handset including the Camera, Music and Call Management. You can head on over to the full review and leave a comment, be warned it has LOTS of pictures so 56k (who is on that nowadays anyway?) it might take a while to load.Read More »Sony Ericsson W890
With the release of SDK for the iPhone from Apple, we can expect a host of new applications and games being developed for the device. Most of those will obviously make use of the touchscreen UI and the built in Accelerometer sensor, two features Apple has more or less designed to perfection.
Freeverse, a software and games development company based in New York is aiming to take advantage of those exact features.
The guys at Freeverse obviously love their iPhones, a fact stated on their website. Now they are planning to develop a few games which would take advantage of the touch UI and the Accelerometer and make games for the iPhone. The plans so far are;Read More »Freeverse binging Flick Sports Games for the iPhone
There were many things I was looking forward to being revealed in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress 2008. Nokia’s UI was one of the things that had me excited, also to see which new devices they would be revealing, which they did. The 6210 Navigator and the N78 at which Zach at SiMo seems to be very happy with and so he should be, finally Nokia have done something right for the NAM market. Myself personally, I couldn’t give a (insert expletive here)! Yes they give the NAM market a reason to love Nokia and will probably give them a way into the US market as evidently it has been a pretty poor show on their part.
The N96 and 6220 classic were also announced and yet still I’m not the slightest bit excited, so there seems to be only one thing left that could get me excited, Nokia S60 Touch UI! Wow!, Well it should have been, except it kinda blows, why? Two main reasons:
- What’s New? Apart from it being a “touch” OS there has been nothing added nor is there any WOW factor in the UI to get excited about. Yes it keeps in with the S60 OS and users will be familiar with the interface and menus, but where is the WOW factor!?
- Where is an actual working model? Even a prototype model running the Touch UI would have gotten a better response and anticipation, seeing is believing, see the Google Android Demo here, working on an actual device!
My favourite screenshot application and the one that I swear by is available in V3.01.
Screenshot for Symbian OS is an application to take screenshot on your Symbian OS mobile phones (S60 3rd). You can capture screenshot and save it to a file in JPEG, PNG, BMP or MBM format. The screenshot can be sent directly to a PC via Bluetooth.