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Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 formally released for Symbian

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Maps Suite 2.0 combines Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive as well as the new Nokia Public Transport, and enhances them with key application shortcuts developed specifically for Symbian. Now you can instantly access useful information such as weather, guides, and your current location.  Existing capabilities, such as deep traffic integration and full offline maps, are combined with new, rich enhancements such as tighter application integration, improved ease of use, and greater personalization options.

Nokia Maps Suite 2.0 formally released for Symbian

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Maps Suite 2.0 combines Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive as well as the new Nokia Public Transport, and enhances them with key application shortcuts developed specifically for Symbian. Now you can instantly access useful information such as weather, guides, and your current location.  Existing capabilities, such as deep traffic integration and full offline maps, are combined with new, rich enhancements such as tighter application integration, improved ease of use, and greater personalization options.

Nokia Carla screenshots leak, show new browser and keyboard

     

"The upcoming update to the mobile Nokia OS, carrying the codename "Carla", shows up in screenshot form. The screenshots don't show much, however, you can get a taste of what the update is going to bring. First, there's the new on-screen qwerty keybord, which seems to have been inspired by its Windows Phone cousin. The Nokia Browser has also been updated to a new version, which features some new UI improvements. But the most noticeable change comes from the lock screen. Gone is the classic Unlock Button, and replacing it is a Swipe to unlock method. The user interface of the Music player also sees some improvements in the form of a refreshed UI, as does the Options screen, which borrows the looks of the Meego Harmattan UI. The Nokia Carla OS update is reportedly destined for the Nokia 700, 701, 603 and the Nokia 808 Pureview. Unfortunately, the update won't be coming for the 1st generation Symbian^3 phones such as the Nokia N8, E7, C7 and C6-01." via gsmarena.com

Upcoming Tizen OS browser takes the crown in HTML5 tests

Upcoming Tizen OS browser takes the crown in HTML5 tests

"We know little about the upcoming Tizen OS except for the fact that it stems from MeeGo and is backed up by Samsung, but here’s a teaser - the browser in Tizen topped HTML5 speed test results. Running on an unnamed device, the Tizen browser came first among other browsers in beta or development, even outpacing the Chrome Beta for Android. “Tizen 1” scored 387 points with 15 bonus points, a result that places it securely at the first place for rendering HTML5 content. The closest runner-up is the browser on RIM's upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform with 361 and 10 bonus points, and the third in line is Chrome Beta scoring 343 point, also with a bonus of 10. Now, that won't tell you much unless you look at the figures in comparison. Current browsers like the one in iOS 5 and Android score much less than that. Apple's mobile Safari scores 305 with 9 bonus points, while Android's stock browser got a main score of 256 and 10 extra points. We don't know what secret sauce Samsung spiced up its Tizen browser with, but it seems to work well, so this only sparks our interest. Rumors suggest that the browser is based on the WebKit rendering engine like mobile Safari and the one in Android. With the web transitioning to HTML5, these results will gain even more importance in the future." via phonearena.com

Upcoming Tizen OS browser takes the crown in HTML5 tests

Upcoming Tizen OS browser takes the crown in HTML5 tests

"We know little about the upcoming Tizen OS except for the fact that it stems from MeeGo and is backed up by Samsung, but here’s a teaser - the browser in Tizen topped HTML5 speed test results. Running on an unnamed device, the Tizen browser came first among other browsers in beta or development, even outpacing the Chrome Beta for Android. “Tizen 1” scored 387 points with 15 bonus points, a result that places it securely at the first place for rendering HTML5 content. The closest runner-up is the browser on RIM's upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform with 361 and 10 bonus points, and the third in line is Chrome Beta scoring 343 point, also with a bonus of 10. Now, that won't tell you much unless you look at the figures in comparison. Current browsers like the one in iOS 5 and Android score much less than that. Apple's mobile Safari scores 305 with 9 bonus points, while Android's stock browser got a main score of 256 and 10 extra points. We don't know what secret sauce Samsung spiced up its Tizen browser with, but it seems to work well, so this only sparks our interest. Rumors suggest that the browser is based on the WebKit rendering engine like mobile Safari and the one in Android. With the web transitioning to HTML5, these results will gain even more importance in the future." via phonearena.com

Upcoming Tizen OS browser takes the crown in HTML5 tests

Upcoming Tizen OS browser takes the crown in HTML5 tests

"We know little about the upcoming Tizen OS except for the fact that it stems from MeeGo and is backed up by Samsung, but here’s a teaser - the browser in Tizen topped HTML5 speed test results. Running on an unnamed device, the Tizen browser came first among other browsers in beta or development, even outpacing the Chrome Beta for Android. “Tizen 1” scored 387 points with 15 bonus points, a result that places it securely at the first place for rendering HTML5 content. The closest runner-up is the browser on RIM's upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform with 361 and 10 bonus points, and the third in line is Chrome Beta scoring 343 point, also with a bonus of 10. Now, that won't tell you much unless you look at the figures in comparison. Current browsers like the one in iOS 5 and Android score much less than that. Apple's mobile Safari scores 305 with 9 bonus points, while Android's stock browser got a main score of 256 and 10 extra points. We don't know what secret sauce Samsung spiced up its Tizen browser with, but it seems to work well, so this only sparks our interest. Rumors suggest that the browser is based on the WebKit rendering engine like mobile Safari and the one in Android. With the web transitioning to HTML5, these results will gain even more importance in the future." via phonearena.com

Upcoming Tizen OS browser takes the crown in HTML5 tests

Upcoming Tizen OS browser takes the crown in HTML5 tests

"We know little about the upcoming Tizen OS except for the fact that it stems from MeeGo and is backed up by Samsung, but here’s a teaser - the browser in Tizen topped HTML5 speed test results. Running on an unnamed device, the Tizen browser came first among other browsers in beta or development, even outpacing the Chrome Beta for Android. “Tizen 1” scored 387 points with 15 bonus points, a result that places it securely at the first place for rendering HTML5 content. The closest runner-up is the browser on RIM's upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform with 361 and 10 bonus points, and the third in line is Chrome Beta scoring 343 point, also with a bonus of 10. Now, that won't tell you much unless you look at the figures in comparison. Current browsers like the one in iOS 5 and Android score much less than that. Apple's mobile Safari scores 305 with 9 bonus points, while Android's stock browser got a main score of 256 and 10 extra points. We don't know what secret sauce Samsung spiced up its Tizen browser with, but it seems to work well, so this only sparks our interest. Rumors suggest that the browser is based on the WebKit rendering engine like mobile Safari and the one in Android. With the web transitioning to HTML5, these results will gain even more importance in the future." via phonearena.com

Nokia 808 PureView ushers in a revolution in smartphone imaging

Nokia sets a new industry standard with the first in a range of high end experiences based on exclusive Nokia PureView imaging technologies.
Barcelona, Spain - Nokia today ushered in a new era in high-end smartphone imaging with the Nokia 808 PureView. This is the first smartphone to feature Nokia PureView imaging technologies, bringing together high resolution sensors, exclusive Carl Zeiss optics and Nokia developed algorithms, which will support new high-end imaging experiences for future Nokia products.
The Nokia 808 PureView features a large, high-resolution 41 megapixel sensor with high-performance Carl Zeiss optics and new pixel oversampling technology. At standard resolutions (2/3, 5 and 8 megapixels) this means the ability to zoom without loss of clarity and capture seven pixels of information, condensing into one pixel for the sharpest images imaginable. At high-resolution (38 megapixel maximum) it means the ability to capture an image, then zoom, reframe, crop and resize afterwards to expose previously unseen levels of details. With superior low-light performance and the ability to save in compact file sizes for sharing in email, MMS, and on social networks, the Nokia 808 PureView makes it possible for anyone to capture professional looking images in any conditions. Read more inside..

Nokia Belle on Nokia 500 from today

" Nokia Belle will start to be rolled out to Nokia 500 owners today in most countries. It will be released in phases, country by country as soon as each relevant variant of the latest Symbian software is available. So the schedule will vary according to where you live and which network operator you are with. The majority of Belle enhancements will be available for the Nokia 500 including a visually improved browser enabling high-quality Web video viewing. Menus have been simplified and a notifications bar has been added to make accessing key settings or features, very fast. And a new larger live widgets display puts what’s really important to you on the homescreen." Read more inside..

Top 30 freeware for Symbian smartphones

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"Kicking off 2012 in a positive way, and heavily updated from the original feature, I've compiled a latest 'top 30 freeware' for all Symbian^3 smartphones. Excluding games, which tend to be a very personal taste (though there are some great free games too, if you look around). Hopefully this article is a great reference to point new Symbian users to, with everything from small utilities to major applications. And free, free, free...." Read more here: