Nokia's latest handset in the lower ends of the market, the C5-03, comes with smart styling, lots of plastic and a price tag to match. Running Symbian^1 (the OS formerly known as S60 5th Edition), it appears to be Nokia's entry level touchscreen device for 2011. It's likely to be a popular handset on Pay as you Go and low priced monthly contracts, so let's have a closer look at it.
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Despite having been around as a photographic technique for years, HDR (High Dynamic Range) photos shot into mobile geek consciousness last year when Apple added HDR creation to the camera software on the iPhone 4. HDR Photo Camera is a Qt application for Symbian^3 handsets that aims to give similar HDR photo creation capability. The trouble is that, despite the best intentions, this application tries to do everything in software and ends up being a victim of its own limitations.
Now this I like. It’s a huge number of little jigsaws, all gathered under just one application. And rather than use actual jigsaw pieces (which to be honest could look a bit twee) you get nothing more than pieces made up of smaller squares (think the leftover pieces of a game of Tetris) and a shape to fit them into. Here's my All About Symbian and Ovi Gaming review...
Polarbit have delivered another HD game into the Ovi Store, and Fuzzies is going to appeal to the smartphone holding puzzle lover, and especially those who prize quick reactions and planning under pressure. Can you capture the red flags and not kill any of the Fuzzies as they explore each level under your guidance?
Let’s make one thing clear from the very start of this review. This is not a Super Mario Bros clone. I know you have a character running around collecting coins from a scrolling landscape, I know you have lots of jumps that require timing and accuracy, and I know that you have to jump on the head of the enemy beasts to defeat them. That still doesn’t make Pixeline a Mario clone. Honestly.
Creating playlists can be something of a chore if you don't have the patience to put together the perfect mixes from your music collection. MoodAgent hopes to solve this problem by creating dynamic playlists based on your mood. Sounds too good to be true, so read on to see how well it works in practice and what else is on offer.
Turning the camera in your Symbian smartphone into a webcam for your Windows PC isn't a totally new concept, but EpocCam Pro promises easier set up and better quality than previous attempts. Pitched as an alternative to an expensive webcam, it does what it claims, although the use case for EpocCam Pro may be limited to those who travel with webcam-less Windows laptops and who want one less gadget in their bag. Read on for my review.
Now this is fun. This is addictive. And I can see myself losing a lot of time to this game in the future. Coming from Marko Brockman, who gave us a little email pointing out his new game, he describes it as a “strategy game of capturing and surrounding enemy territory.” Motti may be a Finnish military tactic, but is it a great tactial smartphone game? You can count on it.
They might be a touch late to the party, but Zombies are still cool enough to feature in their own games. The reanimated corpses of the dead are attacking once more under cover of night in Breakdesign's 10pm, and it’s your job to keep them contained in one area. Let too many escape and it’s game over. But there’s a twist. Just like Zombies in real life (err...) these inferni only come out at night.
While we may not yet have mainstream eBook support on Symbian, a little known set of gems in the Ovi Store are awaiting any Symbian toting comic book lovers. Dozens of titles from IDW Publishing are available for your viewing pleasure. Based around a generic application, there are many well known, and not so well known, titles available. Ranging from Transformers and Star Trek, to Danger Girl and Astro Boy, there may just be something to catch your eye. Read on to see what I make of the seemingly underground comic book market on Symbian.