Guest writer David Addington brings us a detailed review of one of the landmark texts in the smartphone industry and a superbly detailed history of Symbian itself. Read the review and then grab the (e)book!
Recent Reviews - Series 60
With pervasive Internet something that we've all become accustomed to, i.e. every device having access to the Internet, it's not surprising that Wi-fi tethering has seen a resurgence in interest. One of the first solutions to allow laptops (etc.) access to your phone's mobile Internet over wi-fi was that from Joiku (see our review in early 2008, and as covered in my interview) and, four years later, the solution is still as relevant as ever - in fact, it's had a major facelift, making it a clear candidate for a full review here.
Galaxy on Fire is such a rubbish name for a great game. I’d go so far as to say that even Roger Corman would reject it (and he ended up with “Battle Beyond the Stars” once). Get past the hokey name, and you have a wonderful mobile version of the sprawling space trading games that used to be religiously popular when having Mode 7 on your computer was cutting edge.
Here's a common scenario. You've acquired a spare battery for your smartphone, either by buying one on purpose or by inheriting one from another device. Yet, in order to charge each, you've got to power the device down and swap cells, effectively using the phone itself as the charger. If, like me, you juggle more than one phone and more than one battery for each, this can get very tiresome. Enter this latest mains battery charger from Mobile Fun, compatible with nearly every Nokia smartphone battery from the last few years and reviewed right here. Summary? It's a slam dunk.
David Gilson dips into his wallet to subscribe to the tenner-a-month Spotify Premium, giving him streaming and download access to just about all the DRM-ed music he'd ever want from Spotify's servers. Is it ultimately worth it and how good (or limited) is the mobile (S60) client? Find out in David's detailed Spotify Premium review.
My Little Tank is a classic PDA game that has now made it onto S60 3rd Edition along with an extra 20 levels. Can the retro gameplay measure up to modern standards? Find out in All About Symbian's review...
The fledgling Resco Image Viewer was reviewed by Ewan back in 2006, but Steve Litchfield thinks it's high time to try out the more mature Resco Photo Viewer 5.0 on Nokia's flagship E90 Communicator.
Westward, originally released on the PC, is a cocktail that mixes in elements of town simulation, RTS, adventure and humour. Does it combine the best of all worlds, or is it an unwieldy mess? Read our review to find out...
Nick Anstee tells his own email story and ends up reviewing an email staple from the Symbian world...
Although he reviews it on the Nokia E90, note that it's also available for every other Symbian OS-based phone.