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Forum: Article and Feature Comments 09-09-2010, 10:37 AM
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Posted By slitchfield
Five apps on my smartphone... and I'm still rolling along...

You'll remember that, exactly a year ago, I published a piece here, 'Three apps on my smartphone...', looking at what I reckoned was a common fallacy when looking at smartphone app stores and the...
Forum: N-Gage 08-09-2010, 06:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,893
Posted By slitchfield
Review: Flying Drop

Ewan checks out the latest Tetris-variant/wannabe, Flying Drop, and finds it distinctly lacking in variation, addictiveness and fun. Which is not to say that it lacks colour or promise - it's just...
Forum: Series 60 08-09-2010, 10:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,343
Posted By slitchfield
Your Wednesday Reviews: MicroPinball Casino and Color Master

Botond.FM's 'instant' games have a definite appeal for quick gaming sessions. This is the latest incarnation of MicroPinball Casino, for S60 5th Edition phones, now with 'multitouch' even on...
Forum: Links of Interest 07-09-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,516
Posted By slitchfield
SPB Mobile Shell now available to the Vivaz and Vivaz pro

SPB Mobile Shell has been a popular homescreen replacement for Nokia and Samsung S60 5th Edition phones, but the Sony Ericsson Vivaz's alternative front end was more of a challenge to displace. SPB...
Forum: Symbian OS News 07-09-2010, 03:44 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,940
Posted By slitchfield
How many phones per day does it take to change the media?

One of the things that first aiders are taught is triage – the initial assessment of patients to work out which ones have a genuine problem and need to be looked at as soon as possible; and...
Forum: Links of Interest 07-09-2010, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,072
Posted By slitchfield
Getting prepped for the N8 and Symbian^3 with the official guide

We don't normally link to official manufacturer user guides going online, but I'll make an exception in this case, since both the Nokia N8 and Symbian^3 itself are going to contain items that are new...
Forum: Series 60 07-09-2010, 06:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,298
Posted By slitchfield
Review: EchoEcho

EchoEcho is a new cross-platform "where are you?" application and service, using SMS as its communications medium, to ensure compatibility with most phones. Reviewing it seemed like a job for Ewan...
Forum: Series 60 06-09-2010, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,737
Posted By slitchfield
We review all the Symbian-powered phones we can...

We review all the Symbian-powered phones we can get our hands on. There's a hint in the site name 8-)
Forum: Links of Interest 06-09-2010, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,719
Posted By slitchfield
Why battery life sucks

There is a great rant over on Mobile Fanatics, about battery life in mobile devices. The author makes the case that poor battery life is down to lack of optimisation by developers, citing Android as...
Forum: Series 60 06-09-2010, 11:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,100
Posted By slitchfield
AAS Insight 134 - Nokia E5, Swype, Ovi, Samsung

In All About Symbian Insight 134, we start with news of new, community created Samsung i8910 firmware, which leads to a discussion of Samsung's mobile platform choices. Rafe discusses the Ovi Files...
Forum: Series 60 06-09-2010, 06:32 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 8,737
Posted By slitchfield
Review: Nokia E5

Nokia's mission for the forward-facing, messaging-centric QWERTY market (think Blackberry)? Take the best selling E71/E63/E72 concept, interpret it in 2010 design language, beef up the internals and...
Forum: Series 60 05-09-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,481
Posted By slitchfield
Data Monitor

Do you have a monthly, weekly or even daily data limit on your mobile account? I know I do, which is why we leapt at the appearance of Data Monitor as a utility to help keep track of usage. However,...
Forum: Series 60 04-09-2010, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,948
Posted By slitchfield
Sports Tracker out and about around Edinburgh

Steve has already taken an in-depth look at Polar Bit / Sports Tracker combination (see his review here), but now I’ve got my hands on the Bluetooth heart rate monitor so it can talk to my...
Forum: Links of Interest 03-09-2010, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,536
Posted By slitchfield
It's only 30 mins or so of effort each time and...

It's only 30 mins or so of effort each time and there are always new features to play with. It's not like these are just bug fixes... 8-)
Forum: Links of Interest 03-09-2010, 03:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,536
Posted By slitchfield
Well, a lot of them anyway... Well worth playing...

Well, a lot of them anyway... Well worth playing with at least! 8-)
Forum: Links of Interest 02-09-2010, 07:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,536
Posted By slitchfield
Not many apps? There are hundreds for S60 5th Ed....

Not many apps? There are hundreds for S60 5th Ed. Plus the Ovi Store client works perfectly on the i8910 HD and then you've access to buying/downloading 90% of the same apps a Nokia X6/N97/5800 owner...
Forum: Links of Interest 02-09-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,536
Posted By slitchfield
All clear now, HX-V8-32 is fixed nicely 8-)

All clear now, HX-V8-32 is fixed nicely 8-)
Forum: Series 60 02-09-2010, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,560
Posted By slitchfield
ROFL. You could say that, but I couldn't possibly...

ROFL. You could say that, but I couldn't possibly comment. I'd be lynched! 8-)
Forum: Links of Interest 02-09-2010, 02:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,334
Posted By slitchfield
Orange UK launches HD Voice on the Nokia 5230, X6 and E5

Orange UK have announced a new service called HD Voice, which will give superior audio call quality over its 3G network on selected phones. Available free of charge, the service will initially be...
Forum: Series 60 02-09-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,560
Posted By slitchfield
Charging hassle a real barrier to 'normobs'

Having been a smartphone owner for longer than most, I suspect, as an All About Symbian reader, you'll be very used to the daily routines of charging and power management. Even with some of Nokia's...
Forum: Series 60 02-09-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,786
Posted By slitchfield
Battle of the Budget Smartphones: The Final Reckoning

And so we come to what we suspect will be the most contentious piece in Ewan's quest in comparing a £100 Android smartphone (the ZTE Racer) with an £80 Symbian smartphone (the Nokia...
Forum: Links of Interest 01-09-2010, 06:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,536
Posted By slitchfield
Hmm.... I've found a few bugs so far, suggest...

Hmm.... I've found a few bugs so far, suggest holding off upgrading until I give an all clear! 8-)
Forum: Links of Interest 01-09-2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,536
Posted By slitchfield
The i8910 HD's HX8 gets a big fix-up!

The saga of continually improving user firmware for the Samsung i8910 HD continues with the release a few minutes ago of 'HX-V8-Fixed', an update to the existing HX-V8-31, rolling in faster...
Forum: Series 60 01-09-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,033
Posted By slitchfield
a) you're exagerating (of course) b) the real...

a) you're exagerating (of course)
b) the real problem isn't that you can't do lots in 60MB of free RAM, though I agree Nokia should have put a lot more in. It's that Nokia's software keeps getting...
Forum: Series 60 01-09-2010, 11:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,815
Posted By slitchfield
The Nokia E72 updated to v51 firmware

The Nokia E72 has received a OTA firmware update from version 031.023 to 051.018, and is an 11MB download. It is a significant update with a wide range of changes. Notably, Web sees an upgrade to...
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