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Nokia phones don’t like SMS

Various models of Nokia phones are susceptible to a remote exploit by receiving a specially crafted SMS. Phones running Symbian 8 through 9.2 and S60 v2.61 through 3.1, SonyEricsson phones running UIQ are also exploitable. The attack is “invisible” to the user and causes various problems including the phone refusing to accept further SMS messages […]

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UIQ on last legs

UIQ which was the user interface on top of Symbian developed by SonyEricsson and Motorola, both companies are concentrating on other operating systems and the UIQ business unit has filed for bankruptcy protection. The main competitor is Nokia’s S60 (which also sits on top of Symbian) and it looks like the Finns have won the […]

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Walkie-Talkie application, over Bluetooth – a RobK idea

An application has appeared on the website of dailymobile that looks ever so suspiciously like the idea this hack had for utilising Bluetooth on handsets for the purposes of a Walkie-talkie. The idea was aired to a few likeminded individuals following on from the Bluetooth Special Interest Group 10th anniversary this year. With even a […]

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Red Five Labs announce Net60 v2.0

At the Symbian Smartphone Show in London, Red Five Labs have announced the latest iteration of their .NET compact framework, the Net60 version 2.0 for S60 devices. The Net60 framework, along with Microsoft’s Visual Studio provide you with a powerful platform to develop apps for the S60 platform very easily. The app will be demonstrated […]

S60 Application Reviews

They are still happening, it’s just that I smashed my phone screen in my pocket the other week hence the reason for no updates. I should have my trusty N95 back with me tomorrow, so we should be back on schedule for a new review on Friday. As ever, if you are an application developer […]

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Nokia’s 5800 XpressMusic “Tube” announced

  It’s here, folks. Nokia has finally unveiled the first touchscreen Symbian S60 powered music phone, which has been majorly successful to draw all the attention towards it over the past few months, being dubbed simply as the “Tube” throughout its development cycle and even making a quick cameo in ‘The Dark Knight’. This touchscreen […]

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Nokia Beta Labs release Photos 1.5 Beta

The Nokia Photos team at the Nokia Beta labs have just announced the beta release of version 1.5 for the Nokia Photos application for your PC. The application can be used to organize, manage and transfer your personal media between your Nokia device and your PC. They have redesigned the overall visuals of the application […]

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The Samsung S60 device: 12 out of 10 sex factor

I was just having a geekery chat with MIR staffer, Ben Smith. He was at the Carphone Warehouse Christmas Preview event and, amongst the predictable stocking fillers, he came across the new Samsung handset — the i8510 — which runs Symbian S60. Mr Symbian himself, Rafe Blandford, had the gossip a few months back — […]

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Yeah, forget the Skyfire S60 browser

I posted a note last night about 100 beta invitations for the S60 version of the Skyfire browser. Forget that. Strike it from your memory. Screw it, with bells on. You can’t actually get the beta, if you’re in the UK, Europe or anywhere other than America. Which is one of the dumbest things that […]

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100x Skyfire S60 beta invites – any takers?

If you’d like to try the S60 version of the game-changing browser, Skyfire, then read on. We’ve got 100 invites to beta test the browser. Interested? It’s *definitely* worth a look. Head over to this address and enter the code SMSTN when prompted. In case you’re in need of a prompt: Skyfire Labs, makers of […]

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Today only, S60 QuickOffice for $1

For whatever reason, the folks at QuickOffice have decided that, for one day only, they are going to sell their well regarded S60 office suite for just one dollah! So for around fifty of your Great British pennies you can create, edit and view Word, Excel and Powerpoint documents on your S60 device. Sounds like […]

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The other touch user interface

While the iPhone froth continues unabated, Nokia is quietly working away on its own touch interface, S60 Touch. If you fancy taking a look at the UI in action, here it is: I’m already sold, if only for the cutesy sensor capabilities that Nokia’s built in (although I’d rather see a UI that silences the […]