Friday, December 31, 2010

Nexus One is one of the worst tech fail of 2010

Guess who else made it to CNN’s top ten tech fail of the year 2010? Nexus One. But the question which arises is this, does the first Google branded handset deserve to be in top tech failures list. Before we answer this question, I think it makes sense to determine why CNN chose to include Nexus One in the not so proud list of failures, in which iPhone 4 antennagate leads the sinking ship.
Nexus One’s name was taken because of the unusual sales model (sell online) that Google adopted :

Skype for Nokia updated to v1.5

Quick heads-up, Skype mobile client for Nokia smartphones running Symbian S^1 & S^3 OS update to version 1.5.0.15.
With all the benefits of Skype on your phone you can save money and stay in touch when you’re on the move. • Make free Skype-to-Skype calls and IM on 3G or WiFi. • Save money on calls and texts (SMS) to phones abroad. • Share pictures, videos and other files from your phone. It’s free to use Skype in a WiFi zone. If you use Skype with a mobile data connection, operator charges may apply, unlimited data plan recommended.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Nokia C6 Firmware successfully ported to Nokia 5800 by PNHT

PNHT guys has done it again – They have successfully ported Nokia C6 V20.0.041 Firmware to Nokia 5800 V52.0.007.

Is Rubyra1n Geohot’s jailbreak tool for iOS 4.3?

Want to know the name of George Hotz aka Geohot’s next jailbreak tool? According to RedmondPie, who received a tip from a person named David, George Hotz’s successor to the Limera1n is Rubyra1n as the  Rubyra1n.com domain was registered by the famous iPhone hacker on 27th March 2010.

Verizon iPhone isn’t attending the CES 2011

Now this is not what you want to hear when the Consumer Electronics Show is just one week away is it? According to InformationWeek, Verizon won’t be announcing the iPhone at Las Vegas next Thursday, as speculated earlier. If that’s not on the America’s most  3G reliable network agenda for CES? What will they talk about then? Find the answer after the jump.

Video How To Chat via Skype for iPhone

This was on the cards wasn’t it? Skype for iPhone has received an update which brings video chat to Apple’s iOS enabled iDevices. Yes, it allows you to do video calls on WiFi as well as 3G network. Mind you, the video chat is not limited to iDevices only, you can also engage in a one/two way video chat with the Mac and Windows machines as well. Video demo follows after the jump.

Gingerbread lands on the Windows Mobile powered HTC Vogue

Are you surprised upon reading this? I must admit, I am. Why is that? Well, think about it for a second! Gingerbread landing on a pretty old Windows Mobile device in HTC Vogue which happens to be the CDMA version of HTC Touch. This amazing port feat comes from an XDA developer named dzo who has managed to get the Gingerbread AOSP build up and running on HTC Vogue.
The build is of the basic nature but one that has the major components in working condition with the exception of video recording and GPS.

N97 and N97 mini gets a firmware update soon ?

Hi ,my friend  N97 users ,I have seen a good news (cannot make sure , whether it is good or bad right now ,Should be A  good one !)about getting a new firmware for out ill driven Nokia N97 phones.
Nokia N97 is a good device in many terms except the lack of physical memory and the issues caused due to that.After the PR2 of N97 ,we got some breathing space and still live with issues .But the upcoming Nokia N97 firmware 3 or 30 will bring more stability to our devices (hopefully)
Guys at NokiaSaga blog written a piece of scoop news that reveals about Nokia’s preparation to release New firmware soon for Nokia N97 and N97 mini.
This is an official  information page about Yahoo powered  OVI chat  service in Nokia phones,where in the compatible phone list you can see N97’s and N97 mini’s firmware version ,yes the upcoming version are mentioned there.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Nokia C7 Firmware Updated to Version 012.004

Nokia C7 gets minor firmware updated to version 012.004 (RM-675). Its previous software version was  v012.003.


You can update your Nokia C7 firmware over OTA (Over-The-Air) or via Nokia’s Software Updater application,  Ovi Suite on Windows PC . The Nokia C7 does have UDP (User Data Preservation), but its always a good idea to backup all your personal data before updating the  firmware.

HTC HD 7 Hitting the Indian Shores at Rs 29,990

 MUMBAI, INDIA (GaeaTimes.com) – HTC launched its Windows Phone 7-powered smartphone ‘HD7‘ in India in association with telecom operator Bharti airtel. HTC HD 7 is hitting the Indian shores with a price tag of Rs 29,990.
Good news for the airtel customers as they will get an exclusive data pack to download 2GB data per month for 6 months at Rs 300.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Samsung to launch Samsung Galaxy Player in CES 2011.

Samsung today announce that the company is all set to launch their next mobile phone equipped with the true entertainment features, the Android 2.2 (Froyo) based Samsung Galaxy Player (YP-GB1).The phone is almost looks similar to Samsung Galaxy S mobile phone and will be available in 8GB, 16GB and 32GB storage capacities. The Samsung Galaxy Player (YP-GB1) will be expected to launch in the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2011.

LG C310 Qwerty Dual SIM Phone Released

LG Electronics has launched a new mobile phone, the LG C310, which is an improved version of previous model, the LG C300.The new LG C310 is a Dual SIM phone with full QWERTY keypad. LG mobiles features 2.4-inch landscape display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels (QVGA), Wi-Fi connectivity and is built with 2 Megapixel camera, captures 1600×1200 pixels resolution images and enabled with video recording.

Sony Ericsson “Hallon” pics leaked online

Leaked images of a new Sony Ericsson phone with a large front-facing camera have hit the web. The newest leak is of a phone codenamed Hallon (MT15), which by the way is raspberry in swedish. The Hallon leaked via a Picasa album and is shot with a device called Sony Ericsson LT15. The Sony Ericsson Hallon, the unit (pictured below) appears to be sporting a slim and sleek form factor, a USB port, and standard 3.5mm headphone jack,

‘Blacklist’ for Nokia : Now block unwanted Calls & Messages!

BlackList is smart mobile app for your Symbian smartphone developed by Tarasov Software, protects you from unwanted calls, sms, mms and even from sms-spam. Just add contacts you wish to ignore in “Contacts” menu and forget about people who annoy you.
Blacklist Mobile is released in 2 variants: full and free Lite versions. Lite version allows you to add one particular contact to blacklist for free. No time limits, no charges, but just one contact. Consider using full version of Blacklist Mobile if you want to block as many contacts as you want + reject unknown/hidden numbers.

Redsn0w 0.9.7b2 & Redsn0w 0.9.7b3 for iOS 4.2.1 Released


After releasing the first untethered jailbreak tool, Redsn0w 0.9.7b1, iPhone Dev team has released two more beta versions today to fix some reported bugs. Let’s see the details of these two releases, Redsn0w 0.9.7b2 and Redsn0w 0.9.7b3.

Redsn0w 0.9.7b2:

The second beta is now available (testers ONLY please!).  This version should fix all the native app crashes (including Task switcher).  That’s the only change in from beta1….Bluetooth is still disabled.

Android 2.3 Gingerbread Ported to Samsung Galaxy Spica

After looking at the performance of Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Google’s Nexus S, many developers developed custom builds of the new Android OS to bring same performance and experience on other devices. Now, a developer at samdroid forum has ported Android 2.3 to Samsung Galaxy Spica.

Since Android 2.3 OS is quite new to everyone, including developers, they will need some time to develop fully functional custom Gingerbread OS for Android phones. Android 2.3 for Samsung Galaxy Spica is still in its Alpha stage, and doesn’t support most of the features.

Monday, December 27, 2010

The Top 40 iPhone Apps of 2010 & 2011

 The iTunes App Store is huge. More than 300,000 apps huge. I’ve watched this monster start from nothing and turn into a billion-dollar industry in only a few short years. We’ve been approaching this point for some time now, but it’s more apparent than ever that app exposure is of critical importance. A healthy majority of iOS app users discover new applications directly from their device as opposed to using iTunes. If you look specifically at the iPhone, the amount of real estate for discovery is only available to a very small percentage of the total apps.
There are currently 20 overall categories, with Games offering an additional 20 subcategories. Each subcategory is broken into three lists and displays a max of 100 apps on the iPhone. Throw in a small number from the Top 25 and Featured lists and you wind up with roughly 12,000 apps being shown at one time. This works out to only about 4% of all apps that receive visibility. One can browse beyond this number on iTunes, but that quickly becomes an overwhelming, laborious task.

Take the Nokia E5 “Love Cum Work Life” quiz & Get the chance to win Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-904

Nokia India is running a contest name Nokia E5Love Cum Work Life“, where you could win Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-904.
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We know the feeling. Life and work are in constant competition demanding equal attention and time. Satisfying both is a tough task to handle. Nobody seems to have mastered it yet, have you?
Here’s where you can check if you indeed have a wholesome love-cum-work life.What’s more, by daring to take this challenge, you stand the chance of winning a Nokia accessory to help you get the complete life.

HTC 7 Pro , a Window Phone 7 QWERTY Slider

Back in November, the HTC 7 Pro was first announced by HTC on 11 October. Today, O2 Germany has posted a landing page for the 3.6-inch WVGA device allowing customers to reserve their units, specifying January as the anticipated month of availability. No pricing was given. HTC 7 Pro is the latest Window Phone 7 device that is featured with a stylish QWERTY slider. The handset, which has virtually the same specs in terms of dimensions and weight as the HTC Touch Pro 2.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Jailbreak 4.2.1 Untethered: A beta version of redsn0w available.


It starts to feel good, the Dev-Team is a releaser of Beta tool redsn0w (0.9.7b1), this version allows untethered jailbreak (jailbreak conservation after restart) of 4.2.1.

This version works only on Mac OSX and requires the firmware iOS4.2 Beta 3 and the 4.2.1.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Skype prepares video chat on iPhone

Skype could announce at CES the advent of video on his client for the iPhone. This feature, reported by Engadget, is widely detailed in a help page Mobile version of Skype hosted by and linked to the Skype application for mobile phones sold by Verizon (page has since withdrawn, but still available at the time of writing this article).

The description mentions compatibility with iPhone 4, 3G, 3G and iPad while noting, of course, that the aircraft must be equipped with a camera if you want to be seen with his contacts. Opposite, the caller must use Skype for iPhone 3.0, the 2.8 minimum for Mac OS X 2.8 or 4.2 for Windows. Currently, Skype on iPhone is version 2.1.2.

Virgin Mobile to release red/black Xperia X8 in January

Virgin Mobile UK is set to release a limited edition red and black version of the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 on January 1st 2011. Currently the device is only available in white. The device will be a part of the carriers 2011 refreshing which also includes the HTC Desire HD. The red and black Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 will be selling on a £35 contract with 1000 minutes and 1GB of mobile data. Currently there is no picture of the device in this color set.

Friday, December 24, 2010

HTC Desire HD launched in India at Rs. 28,000.

Good news for all India’s who are waiting for long time for HTC Desire HD mobile phone. The phone is now available in India at a estimated retail price tag of Rs. 28,000.The price may very depending upon the individual state local taxes. HTC Desire HD is the latest Android 2.2 (Froyo) with HTC Sense user interface.
The HTC Desire HD features with 4.3 inches LCD capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels, 1.5 GB internal memory with 768 MB RAM along with Micro SD memory card slot which support up to 32GB and HTC provided 8GB Micro SD card with this phone. With the Android 2.1 OS, the phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8255 1 GHz processor with Li-Ion 1230 mAh battery. The battery seems to be low as compare to its specifications, but according to reviewers it is up to the mark because of some power optimisations made by the HTC with Qualcomm Snapdragon QSD8255 1 GHz processor and LCD touch screen.

now available at Mobilicity “Mobiflip”

The new Sidekick, the Mobiflip, has just rolled out in Canada and is now available on Mobilicity. Mobiflip is part of the Canadian company’s line-up of name-brand handsets. The Sharp Mobiflip talk-and-text device is now available for $100. Until December 31st, the device can be had for $50 when combined with the companies mail-in rebate offer. Fitted with a 3.2-inch rotating flip-out screen and a 3.2MP camera, the phone comes along with a full QWERTY keyboard for a seamless browsing and messaging experience.

Sony Ericsson to deliver new Xperia handsets at MWC 2011

Sony Ericsson has officially confirmed through a press invite that it will showcase its new range of Xperia smartphones at the Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona. Sony Ericsson is already sending out invitations to a Mobile World Congress event What’s interesting to note is that the invite specifically mentions there will be new XPERIA smartphones (there will be more than one!). The first thing that comes to mind is the Playstation Phone, rumored to carry Xperia branding. Previously, it was reported that Sony Ericsson has been buying domains and registering for trademarks on Xperia Play.

Windows Phone 7 launches in Thailand, immediately sells out

According to the Bangkok Post, the Thai launch of Windows Phone 7 was a success, with the only phone available — the HTC HD7 — selling out immediately. It is reported all the units were sold out in a short time.It went for 22,900 baht which comes to $760 more or less, with a 799 baht ($26.50) monthly data plan, though initial adopters get a 500 baht per moth discount for the first eight months.

Samsung Galaxy S nearing the 10 million sales milestone

Samsung has just announced that its worldwide sales of Samsung Galaxy S smartphones has reached the 9.3 million mark and it expects to hit the 10M million milestone by the end of 2010. If it does reach this grand milestone, it will be the first Android phone to do so.
Galaxy S has been a major hit worldwide and one suspects its Super AMOLED screen and speedy processor to be the reason behind its success. The Android smartphone got some deep love from their home market  – South Korea. The smartphone manufacturers saw an impressive sale of 2 million handsets compared to 1.8 million iPhones sold since the series debuted in November 2009.

in March 2011 Google to release Honeycomb i

Digitimes is up to its rumor sharing ways yet again. This time the Taiwanese blog is sharing a speculated release date for Gingerbread’s successor, Honeycomb. According to Digitimes, Google’s first tablet friendly OS will be released to the masses in March 2011.

Digitimes, while talking about MSI’s tablet lineup for the upcoming CES 2011, unveiled the release date for the Android 2.3 sucessor:
On the other hand, MSI is set to display its 10-inch Wintel-based tablet PC as well as engineering samples of its ARM-based Google Android model. MSI is also prepared to sell an Nvidia Tegra 2-based model in April or May after Google releases Android 3.0 in March.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

FaceTime Resolution Mod (Cydia Free)


FaceTime Resolution Mod is a new tweak cydia that will help you improve the image quality of a call FaceTime.
Indeed, it can simply change the image resolution for better quality.
Only available for iPhone 4, the resolution "native" of FaceTime is 240 x 320.
This tweak can increase the resolution by passing it to 480 x 640.
A little "snag" the tweak must be installed on 2 devices (the caller and callee) for this to work.

Symbian Theme ‘DoubleDown Grunge’

Here is cool Symbian Theme ‘DoubleDown Grunge’ for Nokia touch phones. Theme is fully compatible with Symbian^1 and Symbian^3 phones.
 

Skyfire available iPad.


We had talked some time ago of the new browser that allows you to read (in part) certain Flash files.

Behold, now available on iPad,
Skyfire Web Browser for iPad (4$).

To recap, this software performs a conversion of Flash files into a format readable on iPad / iPhone.


Nexus S received First OTA Update

Only 6 Days after its official release, the Google/Samsung Nexus S has gotten its first OTA (Over-The-Air) Update, which brings the device to version GRH78.

No full changelog available just yet for the 1.9MB Update, but apparently it contains “important bug fixes plus the latest version of Maps” and only makes changes to framework.jar, kernel and Maps.apk.
You can wait patiently for the update to come along. Just dial *#*#checkin#*#* from the dialer and you should get the update notification. Or you can use the manual steps below to install it yourself.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Windows Phone 7: Facebook App Update (Version 1.1 )

In this video, the guys at WMPowerUser goes over the new features in v 1.1 of the Facebook for Windows Phone 7 app!

SmartConnect – Automatically connect your Nokia 5800 / N97 to wireless networks

SmartConnect is a connection manager that automatically connects Nokia SmartPhones to wireless networks. Users pre-define their network preferences so that their device switches to Wi-Fi networks and back to a 3G / 2G network if Wi-Fi coverage is lost.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Frigout available on the App Store (free)

 Fring, the application to make calls via VoIP WiFi/3G introduced a new feature allowing users to make calls via Fring to landlines and mobile phones.

The service is available fringOut (updated application, now in version 4.0.0.9) and enables international calls International 0.6 cents per minute.

Users can activate the service and add fringOut credit application ...

56 iPads = A Maousse iPhone!


If you plan to go for a stroll in Londa, go walk to St. Pancras station.

A giant iPhone consists of 56 iPads there throne and promotes "Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light."

I see myself with a trick like that on the living room wall

Google: Nexus One getting Gingerbread in the coming weeks

Ever since Nexus S went live, Nexus One users had only one thing in one mind – when will we get the Gingerbread OTA update we were promised? We now have the official answer to this very important question. According to a tweet posted by GoogleNexus, Nexus One will be getting the Android 2.3 OTA in the coming weeks.

Since Google knows you are waiting anxiously and impatiently for the update, it wants you to take a chill pill and wait for your share of the pie. Here’s the tweet:
The Gingerbread OTA for Nexus One will happen in the coming weeks. Just hang tight!

Cool Symbian Theme ‘GreenLights'

Awesome Symbian Theme ‘GreenLights’ for Nokia touch devices by Babi. Theme is fully compatible with Symbian^1 and Symbian^3 phones.

Samsung Mobile Announces Samsung

Samsung has just released its latest feature phone, the SCH-r710 Suede, a device that is being launched by Cricket in January 2011. The handset would come with support for Cricket’s nationwide 3G network, enabling customers to enjoy voice, Web, text, video and other services more, in addition to benefiting from unlimited access to millions of songs, ringtones and ringback tones. The Samsung Suede has a slim design, and features a 3-inch touch screen display, a virtual QWERTY keyboard, and a simple user interface.

Monday, December 20, 2010

A new kit 5 in 1 for iPad


The site gizchina announced the upcoming release of a kit 5 in 1 for our iPad.

Google Chrome10

Google does not slow down the pace and now offers Google Chrome 10 in the development branch of their browser. A version number that changes every now about 6 weeks and no longer means anything, even if it offers a small smile when we see that the firm of Mountain View is worth noting that this is exactly the version 10.0.612.1 [dev 10.0 - 33.2 MB - Mac OS X 10.5].
 

Nexus S is a Weak Phone

Just came across a review posted by Business Insider in which they share their experience of using Nexus S. The final verdict was not that good as you would have sensed from the title of the post. And based on the reasons they gave plus my own take on the phone, I don’t blame them for terming the Gingerbread flagship phone as a weak phone.
Business Insider aren’t impressed by the hardware that Nexus S possesses and had this to say:

LG Optimus 2X is now on pre order in Sweden

LG Optimus 2X Star has been already listed at the Scandinavian online retailer CDON.com today. Priced at 4999 KR without a contract (the equivalent of $730 USD), there is no delivery date specified. Subsidized pricing drops the cost to 3099 KR ($453.16 USD). The Optimus 2X, formerly known as the Star, is the first phone in the world that’s powered by a dual-core processor — the system-on-a-chip Tegra 2 by Nvidia. Although it would arrive on shelves with Froyo on board, the LG Optimus 2X is expected to receive an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread soon after launch.

Nokia Phone Windows 7 could adopt in 2011

 iPhone 4 ago  white or  white iPhone 4, Verizon, and there is Windows 7 Phone Nokia: things not necessarily improbable, but who are in the rumor stage long enough that eventually grow weary . Eldar from Mobile Review Murtazin delivers just a layer on the rumor is that the Finnish manufacturer will eventually adopt Phone Windows 7 instead of Symbian.
Although world number 1, Nokia loses market share slowly but mainly lost in image and emerged as a colossus with feet of clay. The firm now uses Espoo both OS, Symbian and MeeGo.
So far available for free with a open-source license, Symbian has been taken over by Nokia. It is the mobile operating system the most widely used (37% market share), but it is not much used by Nokia, its various support has gradually turned to Android. MeeGo is projected to be used on high-end Nokia, as successor to Maemo.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Battery Detective (Cydia fee) analyze the use of battery


This is a program that will interest you, because we are all mindful of our consumption of battery.
In fact 2 we'll discuss two applications:
The first BatteryInfoLite shows you the details of your battery, and the information is automatically updated in real time.

Nexus One gets a rooted Gingerbread build with functional apps

Yesterday, we shared with you the news of Nexus One getting a Gingerbread port. If you recall that post completely, the AOSP based Gingerbread port was in its early or should I say basic stage, as it didn’t have functional apps and required you to have hboot verison 35.0017. Well, thinks have just gotten better thanks to XDA Developer MicroMod777, who has posted a Gingerbread AOSP build that is rooted, has the Google Apps and doesn’t have any hboot version requirement.
Here’s the description of the ROM:

Nokia E63 Firmware Updated to Version 501.21.001

NokiaE63 firmware updated to version 501.21.001 (RM-437). Its previous software verison was v500.21.009.

You can update your Nokia E63 firmware  by using Windows PC applications  Nokia’s Software Updater or Ovi Suite . The Nokia E63 does not have UDP (User Data Preservation), so remember to backup all of your personal data before updating the device firmware.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Want Gingerbread on Nexus One? Here’s how you can

This was pretty much on the cards was it not, when we shared with you the news of Gingerbread hitting AOSP, or should I say going open source? Here’s what has happened. Google is yet to roll out the OTA Gingerbread update for Nexus One but a smart developer in Chris Soyars has managed to get an AOSP build of Gingerbread up and running on Nexus One. Steps to install Gingerbread on the Nexus S predecessor follow after the break.

Nokia E52 Firmware Updated to Version 052.003

Nokia E52 Firmware Updated to version 052.003. Its previous software verison was v051.081.

You can update your Nokia E52 firmware by OTA (Over-The-Air) or via Nokia’s Software Updater, Ovi Suite on Windows PC . The Nokia E52 does have UDP (User Data Preservation), but its always a good idea to backup all your personal data before updating the  firmware.
Note: It may take some time before the new firmware is available for your region.

Nokia Ovi Store client Updated to v1.08(206)

Today Nokia Ovi Store mobile client updated to v.1.08(206), Its previous version was v.1.08(121). The updated client welcomes you with some Special Offer-  Offering exclusive gift of premium apps from Ovi Store.