This is good news if you own a WordPress Blog and a Nokia phone. Finally WordPress App is available for Nokia phones running Symbian S60 and Maemo OS. Although there’s a Nokia N8 shown above, the app for Symbian^3 isn’t ready yet and WordPress is still working on making it available for phones like the N8, C6 and C7.
Download WordPress from the OVI Store here.
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According to a Bloomberg report, Sony Ericsson is phasing out Nokia dominated Symbian platform as they claim that the ecosystem isn’t as good as Android. Its CEO Djurberg also added that a X10 successor is expected to be announced this quarter and they would need to launch a Windows Phone 7 device soon.
Sony Ericsson did a horrible job on Symbian and did even worse on Android platform. Now they want to jump right into Windows Phone 7? We simply can’t understand what is their focus right now. When Sony Ericsson started to offer Android, we’re pretty excited as we would expected them to make feature-packed phones with no compromises. In the past, Ericsson was at the forefront of mobile technology especially at the time when Bluetooth and GPRS was introduced. We’re sure you remembered their flagship phones like the R380 symbian smartphone and the T39 which is among the first few to have Bluetooth and GPRS support.
Today, their latest Android line up is still running an older Android 1.6. Even the latest Xperia X8 was not spared while its Android rivals are churning out 2.2 Froyo devices right now. Their last flagship Symbian device, the Satio was utterly rubbish when it comes to usability. Our point is simple, if they can’t even do a proper job on Android, why bother with Windows Phone 7?
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Nokia claims it’s new AMOLED with Clear Black Display trumps all other display technologies when it comes to visibility under direct sunlight.
Engadget has put up a side-by-side comparison between Nokia’s latest E7 with the iPhone 4 Retina Display and although we have some reservations on the accuracy of the camera’s ability to capture accurately what our eyes can under direct sunlight – taking into account polarisation and everything – but we’ll agree that there’s barely a discernible difference between the two display technologies.
Check out the video on Engadget’s site.
Nokia’s recently introduced C6, C7 and E7 comes with a Clear Black Display (CBD). The engadget team that was covering the Nokia World 2010 event managed to compare a prototype E7 against the iPhone 4.
According to engadget, the iPhone 4’s 3.5″ retina display at 960×640 seems to have noticeable blue warmth and it isn’t as vibrant or bright as the CBD. However the CBD does seem to be oversaturated.
From their short play, they reported that the Nokia E7’s AMOLED is just as good as the Samsung Galaxy S‘s Super AMOLED screen. We’ve yet to see its true potential outdoors considering CBD’s true strength lies on visibility under sunlight. Check out more comparison shots after the jump.
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Several hours ago Nokia has announced several new smartphones – Nokia C6, Nokia C7 and the Nokia E7 at Nokia World 2010. This as an important event where Nokia showcase its latest offering in today’s smartphone arena. All 3 smartphones are running the latest Symbian^3 operating system and offers 8 Megapixel cameras with 720p HD video recording capabilities. Read on to find out more.
It looks like even the mighty iPhone 4 can’t stop Android’s progress in winning the hearts of mobile users.
Data released by Quantcast, an online analytics firm, has revealed Android’s upward trend is continuing strongly whilst the usage of iOS for mobile browsing is continuing to decline. In the month of August Quantcast analytics showed that iOS mobile traffic has dropped 11% from the beginning on 2010 to 56% despite the launch of the iPhone 4. Meanwhile in the same time period mobile web browsing on Android has increased 17% from under 10% to 25%. Mobile web browsing on BlackBerry has remained roughly stagnant in the same period.
Interestingly, Android is the only OS that’s seeing growth in usage for 2010, raking in near 19% growth whilst iOS dropped 11.4% and BlackBerry OS usage declined 1.6%.
Do note that the data is representative of mobile browser usage in the US and that for iOS only iPhones and iPods are tracked. Quantcast doesn’t consider iPads as a mobile device. You can get the full details on the methodology used by Quantcast here.
We managed to get our hands on a Nokia E5, Nokia’s latest in its line of E business phones. But unlike high-end E71 and E72 devices before it, the E5 is targeted at a different segment of buyers altogether. Nokia calls them life-builders, the 20 to 30 somethings who’ve just started on their careers and are building a life for themselves. They might not want to splurge on an expensive phone but are demanding mobile users and what a phone that can get the job done but doesn’t cost much. Basically what we have with the E5 is Nokia’s concept of a do-it-all phone at a grab-it-now price.
How does the E5 performs in the hands of life-builder? We’ll explore that in our in-depth review but for now let’s look at what you get for RM830 — the asking price for the E5 outright.
Read on for the unboxing of the Nokia E5.
Nokia users rejoice! Our favourite Swype input software is now available for Nokia Symbian S60 devices. Swype together with Nokia had worked closely together to integrate this quick input keyboard on S60 5th edition devices.
If you have a touch screen Nokia S60 5th edition device such as Nokia 5800, 5230, X6, N97 and N97 mini, you can download the beta here.
Check out the swype demo video by Nokia Beta Labs after the jump.
Symbian Foundation has revealed some screenshots of Nokia’s upcoming OS, the Symbian^4. This certainly is a fresh departure over the Symbian that we’re used to. From the screenshots, it looks like a cross mix of Blackberry/iPhone/Android/Bada as you can see strong similarities in terms of UI.
It doesn’t look as polish as today’s Android but being a sample screenshot, this is just merely a pre-production sample. We would expect this to be further improved before official release as the competition is not to be ignored.The Bada OS from Samsung is pretty refined for its 1st debut release and the upcoming Blackberry 6.0 OS is looking pretty good as well. There’s no denying that today’s smartphone offerings are getting very competitive and hopefully Nokia will be able to excite us.
UPDATE 20100715 1135: WhatsApp BETA for Nokia is for S60 3rd and 5th Edition. FREE for 90 days and after that is chargeable at US$1.99 per year.
WhatsAPP is an IM app which allows you to communicate across iPhone and Blackberry users. The beauty of WhatsApp is that it works in SMS-like manner and it utilises notification services which is more efficient compared to most IM apps.
We have been waiting for it to extend to Android and Symbian which will make it the universal IM for all mainstream devices. Today, it was revealed that the BETA version for Symbian is now available for download.
Download it now at http://www.whatsapp.com/nokia/