O2 (the mobile telephone company formerly known as BT Cellnet) are launching a Java Games Service - approx £1.50 will get you a Java game for your phone for a month's unlimited play. Septemeber has a hefty discount to 30p per game. More details at The Register.
The rumours about a possible Siemens Symbian OS based phone have begun to circulate again with speculation being that the launch is very close. The phone (some say the S55 - I'm not so sure) is based on Series 60 and shares a lot of common ground with the Nokia 7650.
There is an interesting article on 3g.co.uk, regarding software called Face Player which is designed to have messages spoken to you by a lip synced face. The software is operational on the 7650 and testing is already underway. That said who would want David Beckham reading their football results to them?
Palmtop magazine have relaunched with a new magazine that is cross PDA device in scope (replacing the previous Palm and Symbian centric offerings). Palmtop is one of the few PDA dedicated publicatios available in the offline world.
SwitchBlade is on a rant - this time it is about the decline of shareware and rise of low quality shareware and freeware. Remember the days of the Atari and Amiga? So does SwitchBlade and the comparison with today is not favourable.
Sony Ericsson are reported to have hired 'attractive young actors and actresses' to go around various towns and cities, posing as normal young folk, asking ordinary members of the public to take their photgraohs with a SontEricsson T68i mobile phone....
An article by Richard Bloor on the Wireless Development Network looks at the decision by some Symbian partners to drop the Psion Link Protocol (PLP), a protocol which has been used to connect mobile devices to desktop computers since Symbian's forerunner, SIBO, which powered the Psion Series 3's synchronisation and transfer capability.
There's an article on Linux Planet which considers the opinion that Microsoft has abandoned WindowsCE and is allying itself with Ericsson to produce broadband mobile software. Although Ericsson have said that this has nothing to do with WindowsCE, LinuxPlanet is hoping that this news, along with the news that Nokia intends to release a Palm based smartphone, puts Symbian in Peril - though it does depend on how you look at it.