Nokia Releases A Minor Update For the N8, C7 and C6-01

Nokia pushed out a minor application update for Symbian^3 phones yesterday.  I’m not sure if it’s available globally yet or not. It showed up on my US market N8 this morning and users in the UK and India are reportedly seeing it as well. To see if it’s available, run the “Sw Update” app in the “Applications” folder of the N8 or the “Applications > Tools” folder on the C7 and C6-01. The 1.06 MB update downloads quickly over 3G … Continue reading

The Best eBook Reader Apps For the Nokia N8

The Nokia N8 makes a great book reader thanks to its excellent screen and easy pocket-ability.  Just as the best camera is the one you have with you, the best eBook is the one you have in your pocket.  Dedicated book readers like the Kindle are OK, but unlike a phone, too big to carry everywhere. Unfortunately it’s not easy to find book reading apps for the N8 and other Symbian^3 phones like the C7 and E7.  In fact I … Continue reading

New Opera Mobile 10.1 Is Fast and (Mostly) Stable On the N8

The non-Beta version of Opera Mobile 10.1 for Symbian was released today.  It supports S60 3rd Edition, S60 5th edition (aka Symbian^1) and Symbian^3 devices. Like all of the Opera 10 Symbian variants, it needs a fair amount of free RAM, at least 40 MB and  70 MB or more  for best results. Download it from or (mobile). The main changes in this release are said to be increased stability and more localized versions.  There’s a  full change … Continue reading

How to Set Up Gmail and Google Sync on the N8

Update: Google pulled the plug on S60 mail and calendar sync for most users in 2013. If you set it up before 30-Jan-2013 it Gmail sync should still work .  However since 30-Jan-2013, only Google Apps for Work, Education, and Government customers can set up new Gmail sync accounts on S60. Source: Google Sync End of Life – Google Apps Administrator Help I’m really liking the N8 I got at last week’s Nokia Developer Day. The hardware and screen are … Continue reading