If you recall a few weeks ago Nokia released an Urbanista styled Widget, basically the widget combined with a GPS enabled handset and the Sports tracker application allows us to track and upload our movements, tagging places with images as we go along (Detail here).
A little while ago the Sports Tracker Application also received an update which now allows a user to upload video clips along with pictures taken during the journey to the Sports Tracker web site. Following suite, the Widget has also been updated with the ability to add videos along with all the above. This basically now means you can stream your location to the web widget, along with images and video, geo-tagged to the location you took them. Get it here.
Symbian Freak reported a few days back about availability of Windows Live client for Nokia in USA and a few more European countries. I’m happy to say that it is also available for download in India, just go to download! in the Menu and you’ll find the client listed as Mail, IM.
The Share online configuration for Windows Live Spaces is still missing but at least now the mail and IM client is available officially in India. Go ahead, download it!
Nokia today introduced two new music-enabled devices as additions to its XpressMusic range; the new Nokia 5320 XpressMusic and Nokia 5220 XpressMusic. Both music devices are expected to begin shipping in the third quarter of 2008, with an expected retail price range of 160 to 220 EUR, before taxes and subsidies.
Our focus however will be on the 5320 which is a S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 based device. It features a 2 megapixel camera , a 2” QVGA screen, a 3.5mm audio jack and HSDPA. The new feature it brings is ”Say and Play” for the music player, which allows you to to just say the name of the song or album you want to be played, and you shall be obeyed. However its real world usability is doubtful; if you use voice dialing for contacts then this is the thing that might suit you (video of it in action). For the rest of us dedicated music keys are present to for quick access to music anytime.
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Google owned popular networking website, Orkut now has a mobile version accesible from any web eqipped cellphone. Just point your browser to m.orkut.com to get going.
If you have a web-enabled phone and a data plan, just point your mobile web browser to m.orkut.com, and stay connected to your friends anytime, anywhere.The mobile site has been made with the fact in mind that the phone’s data network isn’t as fast as your computer’s, so only the features ‘most useful’ according to Google are being made available.
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S60 wizard Samir has officially released the rotateME beta 5 for the general public! It is one of the most widely awaited applications ever and is compatible with the N95, N95 8GB and the N82 while a special version for N80, N73, E65, N81 is in the works.
Beta 5 brings a world of improvements, the biggest for me is the ability to hide the application from the default task manager! This is something I really wanted as it makes the experience complete, it is as if the rotate functionality comes inbuilt! The options to adjust sensitivity and reactivity work well and allow you to control the angle of tilt at which the screen rotates. The auto start option is also present. All in all a complete package. Wonderful work from a great man! Cheers to you mate! In case you can spare it, donate Samir a few PayPal dollars.
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Anuj from the Nokia N95 Community on Orkut reports that the Nokia Map Loader has been updated to version 1.3 and the maps have also got an update. While the Indian map data has only increased from 19.7 MB to 21.1 MB, China it seems has gotten a big upgrade and is now upto 190 MB. In case you spot a change, do drop a comment.
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Nokia continues to release great free applications to go with their S60 phones. The latest in line is the Nokia Internet Radio application, it surprisingly is ‘officially’ compatible with the N95, N95 8GB, N91 and the N82. However it apparently works with most other S60 v3 devices too. Shoutcast playlists come up with a full directory of hundreds of compatible stations and there is no need to search for stations on the net. The quality of the stream at 128 kpbs is great! A must download.
Update: I just spent more time with the application and I also really liked its UI and ease of use. The streaming quality can also be selected according to the connection you are using to connect to the servers. Neat!
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