Chris Heathcote describes it as "The Future of Mobile Gaming," and who are we to argue? Series 60 Conkers has to be one of the greatest game ideas yet, and turns any device (in Chris case a 6630) into the gaming platform for the season... "the next generation of tangible physical locative mobile play" is here. And when all the conkers are finished, the extreme mode kicks in. Nice one Chris, but I need to check my insurance first for the latter.
N-Gage users in Italy, France, Spain, Germany and the UK can take advantage of Nokia's new online N-Gage Store to purchase the accessories announced at E3. The range includes the N-Gage QD Dual Sim pack, Bluetooth handsfree unit and the Snap-on Speaker. We'll review the accessories in the near future.
Nokia today announced the addition of three new business targeted Series 60 phones to its portfolio. The Nokia E60, E61 and E70, the first of the new Nokia Eseries range. The phones are based on Series 60 3rd edition and Symbian OS v9.1. The Nokia E60 provides a classic design with 3G and WLAN functionality. The E61 is a GSM quad-band, WCDMA2100 (3G), WLAN phone with, a full keyboard on the phone, a 16 million colour screen, and support for all the major corporate email systems. The E70, with two variants one for Europe/Asia (triband GSM with WCDMA) and one for the Americas (GSM50, in place of GSM 900) is an all in one messaging device with when opened up reveal a full messaging keyboard.
Sony Ericsson today unveiled the P990, the follow up to the sucessful P910. The P990, running on Symbian OS 9 and UIQ 3 features a QVGA (240 x 320 pixels with 262k colours) touchscreen, flip down keyboard, a 2 Megapixel camera (with auto-focus and camera light) on the back and a front VGA camera for video calling, FM Radio, 80 MB internal memory, Memory Stick Pro Duo expansion slot, and triband GSM, UTMS (3G), USB (for charging and PC connectivity) Bluetooth and Wifi (80.211b) connectivity. It weighs in at 155g and it's dimenisons are 114 x 57 x 25.
According to the latest Canalys report EMEA smartphone sales have increased by 170% in the last year and now accounts for 7.5% of all mobiles sales. Series 60 dominates with just under 80% of the market share with Series 80 taking another 13%. UIQ has 4% with Palm, Blackberry and Microsoft taking 5% between them.