The Lenovo S60 was announced earlier this year and was released in the Indian market during May 2015. Despite being released quite recently, the smartphone still shipped with Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. But now, the update to Android 5.0 Lollipop has begun seeding on units of the S60 already.
Hello Fone Arena Readers, how are you? Let me introduce myself shortly, I’m Michael Hell, from Austria, Europe. Some of you might know me as former Co-Admin of Symbian Freak Forums, or most recently, my own Blog – Thoughts from Hell! I love to write Reviews and all Kinds of Rants and Opinions about what’s going on in the Mobile World nowadays, I’m no Industry Insider by any means, i just love my Phones and the Things you could do with them. Reading user-based reviews should be essential for everyone who’re up to get something new and some Day i thought, why not help them!? Last Year i had Honor of meeting Varun over in London, as Part of the OVI Good Things Trip and i think we immediately connected and had some relaxed talks. Varun offered me a Spot at Fone Arena as Author and well, what can i say – here I am writing my first Lines. Get ready to read some more of my Rants and Opinions, right here on Fone Arena! 🙂
MyPhone, The 5800 app launcher which converts your 5800 to iPhone has just released a new version 2.40 with many new feature additions. Continue reading “MyPhone Adds New Features, Releases Version 2.40”
Last week, we were invited to visit the Nokia Research Center located in Bangalore, where the Nokia Research Team demoed us a pilot project called “We Meet“, a Location Aware SMS Based application. Continue reading “We Meet – A Location Aware, Group SMS Application”
Do you use a Nokia N Series/ E Series S60 phone to search on Google? Isn’t typing every query a bit too laborious with the 12-digit Keypad on these phones?
If you said “Yes” to any one of the above, here is some amazing news to you all. Google has now launched Voice Search for all the Nokia S60 Phones.
For the people who dont know, Spotify is a subscription based music streaming service which allows instant listening to specific tracks or albums with almost zero buffering delay.
To give you a basic idea of what to expect from the application, Spotify has released a video demo of its Client running on S60 which is currently in development and will be out soon.
Spotify Mobile Application will be soon available to all its premium subscribers shortly.
For more details on the S60 client, you can head over to Spotify’s Official Blog.
With over one million accounts activated in just over six months, Ovi Mail is quickly emerging as the email account for the developing world.
Since it is specifically designed for on device set-up, people can get their first email address and create and manage their accounts without any PC at all.
Tom Furlong, head of Consumer Messaging at Nokia said “More than just reaching a company milestone, this proves to us that there is a real appetite in the developing world for these types of tailored services“. He also added that “For first-time email users, Ovi Mail provides a digital identity and we are thrilled by its rapidly rising adoption rate“. Continue reading “Ovi Mail hits the 1 million mark milestone”
Have you ever been on the mobile web, reading an interesting article and wish you could quickly share it with your friends on twitter, delicious or Google reader? Well, now you can.
Just head over to http://o.yeswap.com in your mobile browser (Opera Mini or Nokia’s native web Browser). There you have lots of bookmarklets related to Twitter, Delicious, Google Reader, Stumbleupon, Zamzar etc. Continue reading “Create Bookmarklets on Opera Mini/ Nokia Default Browser/ Other Mobile Browsers”
Nokia Beta Labs has launched the Nokia Java Runtime 2.0 for Symbian S60 devices today. This new release gives the the S60 devices with several usability and performance improvements like:
* One-click application installation
* Improved application launch user experience
* Improved execution performance Continue reading “Nokia launches Java Runtime 2.0 for Symbian S60”
Nokia Ovi Store has been live for a while now. But if you are still stuck on what to install on your phone from the ovi store for free, pick one from the list below and you might not be disappointed .
Using this app, you can instantly preview all your incoming SMS’s to get the gist of the SMS and the sender when the SMS arrives on your homescreen. The duration of preview can also be customized to 30 seconds or until you click on the phone. Continue reading “8 Free Apps Worth Trying in the Ovi Store”
Being a power twitter user, have you ever felt the need of searching for tweets while on the go? There are various mobile applications available across the internet compatible with your mobile device using which you can tweet into your twitter account but you must be wondering for sure, whether there is any twitter application available, using which you can search for tweets right from your mobile device? Yes there is a twitter application which will fulfill this need of searching for tweets. Continue reading “Flash Lite application: KiTwitts available for download”
Until recently, there was no native client for Twitter on Symbian S60. And then Gravity came, Twittix followed it soon and now the market is abuzz with a lot of Symbian twitter clients in the pipeline.
TweetS60 is another native symbian S60 client for twitter from RavenSoft which is currently in private beta and releasing very soon.
But the big news about this client is that, the developers at Ravensoft are also working towards a free version of this client, which is a simply an amazing news for all twitter addicts like me 🙂
I was lucky to be a part of the Private Beta of the client held very recently. So Here I am, with a first hand review of TweetS60 Twitter Client.
The UI is pretty good, I especially loved the colors they have used in all the tabs. It has dedicated tabs for your main twitter timeline, @replies, Direct Messages’s, Your Favorites and Your Messages. You can do all the basic functions like Tweeting, Reply, Retweet, Direct Message, Follow, Unfollow People from the Options menu on the application.
Today Google announced the availability of its Mobile App for S60 Smartphones.
This app lets you access Search, Google Maps, Gmail, and other Google mobile services right from your phone’s home screen with the click of a button.
MyPhone is an application shell which can turn the UI of your S60 phone into an iPhone UI. The application has 2 different versions, one for the 3rd Gen Phone like E71, N73, N81 etc and another for 5th Gen Phones like 5800XM and Nokia N97.
The 5th Gen Edition of MyPhone is basically a flash based application with an iPhone kinda UI. But it looks quite impressive with a “Slide to unlock” feature, a Bottom Dock containing shortcuts for “Messages”, “Calls” and “Contacts” and many other shortcuts on the Home Screen as in an iPhone. You can also change to various other homescreens just by sliding forward/backwards on the UI. And if you want to customize the icons, you just have to long press on the icon you want to replace and touch on another icon with which you want to replace it with.
Nokia has kicked off its new venture CallingallInnovators which is a strong platform for all nokia apps developers to leverage their talents and hard work.
Here is what Nokia has got to say about its new idea:
This is your chance to show your talent, let your creativity bloom, and even see your application on millions of Nokia devices around the world.
Forum Nokia, Nokia’s global developer program, challenges mobile and web application developers worldwide to submit best-in-class applications for use on Nokia devices. Continue reading “Nokia is Calling All Innovators to Develop Apps”