Nokiapp Showdown #5 – browsers at Nokia Connects

  Nokia Connects has published a comparison between two Symbian browsers; Opera Mini 6.5 and MiniBrowser Mobile 4.0 PLUS that Izzy from Nokia For Us and I collaborated on. The post includes videos of both browsers in action including a speed test comparing Opera Mini with the Nokia browser and an in-depth walk through of MiniBrowser Mobile 4.0 PLUS. Read the full post here: Nokia Connects: Nokiapp Showdown #5 – browsers

Opera Mobile 12.0 Symbian Update One Fixes Bugs, Restores <video> Support.

Opera Software today issued an update to Opera Mobile 12.0 for Symbian.  It fixes a number of bugs and restores HTML5 <video> and <audio> support.  Here’s the changelog. Fixes: Fixed crash when logging into Twitter Fixed bug with web forms auto-submission Fixed HTML5 audio/video tags support (now we score 319 + 9 bonus points on Improved performance of zooming animations and general responsiveness during page loading Fixed a number of startup/shutdown crashes Changes for font size in opera:config can now … Continue reading

Hands On With Opera Mobile 12 For Symbian and Android

Last week, Opera Software released Opera Mobile 12.0 for Android 1.6 and up and for Symbian 3rd edition FP1 and later. Here’s a rundown of the new features in Opera Mobile 12 as well as my impressions using the new browser on both platforms. New Features on both Android and Symbian: The Start Page (image below, left) has been redesigned. Now it can store and handle more than 9 speed dials. To make adding Speed Dials easier, a new “Add … Continue reading

Latest Social Update Fixes the Nokia Belle “Feature Not Available” Sharing Bug

Update 22-Feb-2012: Nokia has released an update to the Social app that fixes the Sharing bug described below. A hard reset is no longer needed as updating Social restores the abilitity to share images from the Gallery to Twitter and Facebook.  To install the update eithr run Software Update on the phone or use Nokia Suite’s Phone Update feature. Updating my Nokia N8 to Belle went pretty smoothly.   I didn’t encounter the any of the email sync  or unresponsive UI issues that … Continue reading

Nokia Belle On My N8 – First Impressions

Belle, the latest OS upgrade for what used to be called Symbian phones, was released yesterday in most markets for the C6-01, C7, E6, E7, N8, X7 and Oro. Update: Belle for the Nokia 500 was released Feb 15.)  I was pleasantly surprised  to see that updates for US phones were available on the first day of the rollout. This is a welcome change from the Anna release which came to North America months after it was available in most countries. … Continue reading

Mobile Site Mini Review – @JebBrilliant’s “The Mobile Perspective”

Formerly aBrilliantBlog, this is @JebBrilliant‘s blog on all things mobile. Jeb is the community manager for and also runs a trade show and events production company. At The Mobile Perspective, Jeb covers mobile services, VOIP, social networking and devices. Content includes reviews, news and opinion pieces as well as video interviews with industry executives and major players. Jeb uses WordPress Mobile Pack to deliver a small footprint, quick loading version of the site to all mobile browsers. Unfortunately, the … Continue reading

FBReader Now Available For Symbian and Harmattan

My favorite eBook reader is now available for Symbian 5th Ed. and later and MeeGo/Harmattan.  It’s FBReader, which I started using around 2005 on a Sharp Zaurus Linux PDA.  FBReader is open source software that runs on just about every Linux based portable platform including Android and Maemo as well as on Linux, Mac OS X and Windows PCs. The Symbian and MeeGo/Harmattan versions are labeled as Betas with the disclaimer that aren’t production quality. A  production release for both … Continue reading

Opera Mini and Mobile For Symbian Update Fixes Opera Link Freezing

Opera Software has released important bug fix upgrades for the Symbian versions of both Opera Mini 6.5 and Opera Mobile11.5. The updates fixs a bug that caused both browsers to lock up if Opera Link bookmark synchronization was enabled. There are some other fixes including one where deleting pre-installed search engines did not “stick”. The change-log is below: Added predictive text input and language choice in search field Fixed issues with browser freezing Fixed issues with browser when Opera Link … Continue reading