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Symbian welcomed the availability of Nokia's Symbian OS-based Nokia 9300, the first business device on a US operator network with BlackBerry Connect. The Nokia 9300 is now available in the U.S. through Cingular Wireless and features the popular BlackBerry wireless services via the Blac...
Symbian announced that Symbian OS, the market-leading open mobile operating system for advanced mobile phones, is being used in the NTT DoCoMo FOMA D702i and NM850iG, two new phones launched today on the FOMA network.
BlackBerry Owners can now use both 'Google Talk' and 'Google Local' for their BlackBerry device. Google Talk for the BlackBerry is a version of the Instant Messaging application for the BlackBerry and it enables users to send / receive instant text messages with other Google Talk comm...
Canadian firm Research in Motion, maker of the popular handheld phone device that is BlackBerry, has been rocked by a 4 year old lawsuit that has resurfaced. It is potentially so grave that industry watchers are openly questioning the firms survival propsects. Gartner, for example, has...
Windows Live Messenger, the successor to MSN Messenger, allows ussers to make a phone call from virtualy any PC to virtually any phone in the world, targetting SKype's position as in the Internet's big bear in VOIP services. The phone function (result of a partnership between Microsoft...
Access your GMail messages from your mobile at http://m.gmail.com. The Series 60 application lets you use most of your existing Yahoo account features, such as email (which supports push), instant messaging, and uploading photos. This really is amazing software and I would recommend y...
Ebay has become on of the largest brands to launch a direct consumer mobile strategy in launching its mobile site. Simply text 'EBAY MOBILE' to 87222. The SMS text message we send you will cost £0.10 (Vodafone users are charged £0.12). When you receive the SMS, just select the URL in t...
Kyocera Corporation, along with its subsidiary, Kyocera Wireless Corp., and Nokia Corporation, along with its subsidiary Nokia Inc., today announced that they have entered into a patent license agreement. Under the terms of the agreement, Kyocera is licensed under Nokia's essential pat...
Samsung Electronics, Co., Ltd., (Samsung) today unveiled an uncompromising product portfolio for 2006, led by the most diverse and advanced slim phone line up for North America and Europe. Samsung's six new slim phones average slightly less than half-inch thick and deliver unprecedente...
Nokia , the global leader in mobility, today announced three new Bluetooth Headsets; the tiny and stylish Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-800, the powerful Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-900 and the sleek Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-200.
A recently published round-up of useful Symbian applications that are all open source confirms that, while tracking down open source applications for Symbian isn't a cakewalk, there are rich pickings for those who persevere.
Mobileplay, a new first-of-its-kind service, has just the thing to dress up your holiday purchase or gift of a PDA, BlackBerry or smartphone: free games, news, weather, blogs, astrology forecasts and more that you can share with your friends and colleagues.
Openwave Systems Inc. , the leading provider of open software products and services for the communications industry, today announced a strategic reseller agreement with Thumbspeed Inc., a leading developer and publisher of mobile applications, to enable Openwave to offer Thumbspeed's i...
Cyril Houri, founder and CEO of Mexens Technology, announced today the hard launch of Navizon, the world's first software based, peer produced, wireless positioning network. Navizon is a software system which can be loaded onto a mobile device to provide its users with geographical po...
It is amazing what is in 38K of Midlet, and it is good to see Google pushing the envelope on mobile like this. As per my comments previously on this page, there already exists MGMaps which provides a J2ME interface to Google Maps but it is not as slick as this. Check this out from Goog...
ThunderHawk Symbian Series60 (S60) Edition complies with Symbian interface guidelines while offering the same features and functionality users have come to expect from ThunderHawk, according to Bitstream. It is similar to browsing on the desktop because ThunderHawk includes functionali...
According to Danger, MIDP support for the hiptop is supposed to be out 'Real Soon Now' but a specific date has not been published yet. MIDP support will get sent out to all current subscribers as an Over the air update.
Nice to see some of the more useful application content being made available for J2ME - one of the things I missed on the K750i was a Streetmap for when I managed to get lost (again) in London !! You can get the Jar from here and the Jad from here. Interesting take on which phones are...
Opera purports to enable true web applications to be developed that have access to the phone's functionality through the Opera Platform DOM interface (provided by the Application Player) and can communicate with servers using XMLHttpRequest. The Opera Platform SDK is currently availab...
Symbian has welcomed Nokia's announcement that it has introduced three new Symbian OS-based phones to its Nseries range of high performance multimedia devices. Symbian develops Symbian OS, the market-leading open mobile operating system for advanced mobile phones, also known as smartph...
This year it looks certain that a new participation record will be set, more than 16,000 votes have already been recorded, as more than 20,000 SYS-CON Media readers are estimated to cast their votes in this year's Readers' Choice Awards.
The combination of Nokia's slim, connectivity-rich enterprise devices, the world's most popular smartphone platform, Series 60, and Good's award-winning, enterprise-class wireless messaging and corporate application platform will provide mobile business users with all the applications ...
The latest advancement to embrace these two innovative platforms is the old, yet new again interactive fiction (IF), a fusion of books and technology. Readers can interact with characters from the convenience of their Symbian supported cell phone and Windows Mobile 5.0 PDA or smartphon...
A new offering on the market for secure applications running from mobile devices is offered by German company BeSeQure. Their solution works with Windows Mobile 5.0 as well as Blackberry and Java. Their implementation offers entire end-to-end security built on digital certificates, in...
'The Forum Nokia PRO Symbian Zone is an exclusive opportunity created by Symbian and Nokia for members of the PRO community to gain access to the new Symbian OS Library for Application Developers online,' said Bruce Carney, Head of Developer Marketing and Services, Symbian, as Nokia la...
Intellisync emphasized its commitment to Symbian OS today by announcing the availability of Intellisync Instant Messaging, a wireless corporate IM solution for Symbian OS smartphone users.
What the company is calling a 'flagship' UMTS smartphone is Wi-Fi enabled, has a 2 megapixel camera with autofocus and features a new hardware keyboard beneath the flip-down keypad. The phone will start shipping during Q1 of 2006.
Jarno Niemela of F-Secure in Finland has identified Cardtrap.A, a malicious SIS file trojan that tries to disable large number of system and third party applications and installs Windows malware on the phone memory card of Symbian OS smartphones.
In a major coup for Linux, Palo Alto, CA-based Trolltech Software 'the world's biggest producer of Linux software for mobile devices' just hired two execs closely associated with Linux's nemesis, Microsoft. Trolltech is readying itself for an IPO.
Mobile games publisher Telcogames and video games publisher Codemasters today announced a deal to bring a number of classic games titles to the new generation of Symbian Smartphones.
Symbian said its operating system was installed in 7.8 million phones, compared with 2.6 million a year ago. Total first-half shipments were 14.5 million, up 191 percent from the previous year.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected an application by Apple for the iPod, based on previous filings by Microsoft. This sort of technology tussle within the PTO is not unusual, although the circumstances around this particular fight are.
Ryman's blog can be read at ryman.eclipsedevelopersjournal.com. He is the latest i-technology celebrity whose blog is syndicated on SYS-CON's branded blog-n-play community pages next to James Gosling, Marc Fleury, Ben Forta, John C. Dvorak, Alan Williamson and others.
Aimed at the business market, the M1000 is compatible with international mobile networks including W-CDMA, GSM and GPRS networks as well as public wireless LANs. It provides POP and IMAP email capability and allows users to open and view Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Power...
Handango yesterday announced a new version of Handango InHand for Symbian - an intelligent, device-resident download client for smartphones and wireless handhelds.
TiVo Inc. announced today that the Company will be presenting at the William Blair and Company's 25th Annual Growth Stock Conference in Chicago on Thursday, June 23, 2005 at 2:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT).
Symbian is licensing source codes for Futuremark Corporation's current SPMark04 product and two forthcoming handheld benchmark products, and is also joining Futuremark's handheld benchmark development program.
Boston Communications Group, Inc. , previously announced that the non-jury trial to consider the Company's unenforcability defense in the patent infringement lawsuit brought by Freedom Wireless, Inc. against the Company commenced in the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts on June 7, 2...
MessageVine announced today that it has joined the Symbian Platinum Program to support the growing market for smartphones based on Symbian OS(TM). As a Platinum Partner, MessageVine is extending Mobile IM to the Symbian ecosystem. Symbian develops and licenses Symbian OS, the global in...
Symbian Limited has released its unaudited financial and operational figures for the first quarter ended 31st March 2005.





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