Archive for November, 2009

Mobile throwing! Hillarious!

November 8, 2009

Markku teaches facts about Finland, cell phone throwing and the S60 the operating system.

Brand New Windows Messenger S60 Client with Contacts Integration

November 8, 2009

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Its been a while since I have used MSN, the Chat service from Microsoft, Windows Messenger, or MSN as many of you will know it by.  Google Talk, Twitter, and Ovi Contacts had started to make their way into more, and more mobile devices, and this was probably down to Microsoft announcing that MSN will no longer be free to use, and it would become a paid service.

Well, I have no idea what happened about this paid service for MSN, as I have just installed this brand new client on my N97, and 5800, and there was no mention of paying for this service, however, in the Terms of Service, there is mention of paid for parts of the service, which you will be requested to fill in billing information for.

Anyhow, back to this free MSN client, its pretty darn good actually, and is by far the best MSN client I have used on a mobile device.  It does exactly what Ovi Contacts does too, that being deep Integration of your contacts on your device, adding an extra tab at the top of your contacts screen(see screenshots). I have only tested this client with S60 3rd Edition, so please let us know if it also works well on your S60 th Edition.

The download file is just under 3MB in size, but the good news is, it gives you the option of where to install the file on E71. Be patient whilst installing, as it does take quite some time to finish installation, and configuration into your handsets OS, so do not, cancel installtion once started, as this may cause you some problems.

You can checkout this MSN client for S60 here on Ovi Store.

Nokia sues apple over iPhone

November 8, 2009

Nokia, the world’s top handset maker, today filed a lawsuit against rival Apple, alleging that its iPhone infringes on 10 of Nokia’s patents.

The Finnish company said the patents cover wireless data, speech coding, security and encryption and affect all Apple iPhone models shipped since the iPhone was introduced in 2007.

“The basic principle in the mobile industry is that those companies who contribute in technology development to establish standards create intellectual property, which others then need to compensate for,” said Ilkka Rahnasto, Nokia’s Vice President for Legal & Intellectual Property. “By refusing to agree appropriate terms for Nokia’s intellectual property, Apple is attempting to get a free ride on the back of Nokia’s innovation.”

Nokia said it had invested $60 billion in research and development.

Google launches voice search for Nokia users

November 8, 2009

Search engine major Google unveiled a mobile application for Nokia handsets that will allow users find information through speech on Tuesday.

“The application is equipped with speech recognition technology to understand Indian accents. Its software enables users of Nokia S60 handsets to access information on the Internet by voice search,” Google India said in a statement.

Nokia S60 includes most N and E series models like N-86 and E-63.

“The extension of Google’s search by voice feature to more mobile handsets is a natural next step for our mobile strategy … With the launch of this service for Nokia S60 handsets, we would be catering to a larger segment of mobile users, as a significant number of Nokia phone users are on the S60,” Google India head of products Vinay Goel said.

The application can be downloaded for free from Google’s mobile website m.google.co.in.