Published April 19, 2010
e71 , nokia , nokia e71 , software , symbian
Tags: e71, firmware, nokia, nokia e71, nokia software updater, ovi maps, ovi suite, s60, software, symbian, update
Last week Nokia has released one more official software update for our beloved E71. New firmware – 410.21.010 should be available via Nokia Software Updater, or Nokia Ovi Suite 2 for most of devices. Please remember that for some product codes, especially those with operators’ customization, it may be available later.
Nevertheless, what’s inside? This update seems to be smaller bug-fixing and component updating release. It may help you with some stability issues plus having one of newest firmwares may be helpful in getting Ovi Maps with full drive and walk navigation for free. List of changes has been posted at E71 Fanatics blog in here.
P.S. Please keep in mind to make a full backup copy of your phone memory before you start updating your phone’s software.
Published July 20, 2009
e71 , general , mobile , nokia , nokia e71 , s60 , software , symbian
Tags: e71, freeware, mobile, nokia, nokia e71, phone, s60, sms, software, symbian, technology
Have you ever wanted to see text messages displayed on your glasses or maybe read incoming SMS using your brain power? Well, even if it not yet possible (at least not without being assimilated by the Borg :)) there is a very useful and free application, which simply displays next text message content on your display. No action is needed, no button needs to be pressed. You can choose for long the message body is going be to displayed and later of course read and reply the message as usual. I find it very useful during the meeting for example. The application called “SMS Preview” is available for free and requires sending only one message to register it. It can be downloaded directly with your mobile browser from m.smspreview.mobi, with your desktop browser from smspreview.net or from the Ovi Store: store.ovi.com.
Published June 16, 2009
Tags: e series, e71, freeware, mobile, nokia, nokia e71, office, quickoffice, s60, software, symbian, technology
Have you checked QuickOffice application installed on E71 lately, or maybe you read AAS regularly? I do both The good news for all E71 users is that you can update default QuickOffice (126.96.36.199 in my case) version 6 – for free. All you need to do is to access updates menu of application and install new one! Great surprise, not only for the owners of E71, but also E51, E52, E55, E63, newest E72, E75 and E90.
Published June 4, 2009
e71 , general , nokia , nokia e71 , s60 , software , symbian
Tags: e71, internet radio, nokia, nokia e71, s60, software, streaming, symbian
One of the blog readers – Prashant mailed me just a moment ago that his E71 NAM variant suggested updating Nokia Internet Radio right after it was started. My E71 (European variant) asked a minute ago as well. New version described as 1.16(0). Unfortunately I haven’t found any release notes or change log for this version.
Published June 2, 2009
e71 , nokia , nokia e71 , s60 , software , symbian
Tags: e71, e71x, here and now, mobile, nokia, nokia e71, s60, software, symbian, technology, weather, world traveler
I was going to write a short review on Nokia application called Here and Now, but today I have found interesting review of another free application for E71 and other S60 phones – World Traveler. I think presenting these two pieces of software together and giving a kind of comparison is even better idea.
Here and Now is a set of application and correlated service, which is offered by Nokia Beta Labs. First released version was available for Symbian S60 3.2 devices (I assume including E71x too) only. About two weeks ago it was also prepared for E71 and other S60 3.1 phones. Application is available on the phone from a web browser bookmarks list or directly from your folder with own installations. Instead of GPS it bases on a position given by your cellular network. It displays current weather information, forecast for following hours and more. It can quickly display you a list of cultural and entertainment events organized in your current neighborhood. If you are interested in any of those events it leads you to the browser for more details, including approximate distance. Application and service are still under development, but I already find it very useful, especially if you are “new in town”, or you travel a lot and you simply do not want to too much time spend setting up a list of “your cities”. It seamlessly adapts to your position. It helps you right here, right now.
The other weather-related tool I have installed on my E71 is World Traveler from Psiloc. This tool is much heavier, but definitely offers more features too. Except current weather info and forecast it offers currency table, world clock map and future plug-in manager. One really cool feature is an option to display current temperature and wind speed on your homescreen the same way as tasks are being displayed. If you play for few minutes with settings, including: lists of your cities, time zones and auto-update intervals this might be something you want to place on a bar of your often used shortcuts. Definitely World Traveler ‘look and feel’ is something, which makes the application more mature and attracts the user. Try, play and decide which one you want to use. I have both on my phone.
Published June 2, 2009
blog , blogging , e71 , mobile , nokia , nokia e71 , s60 , software , symbian , wordpress
Tags: blog, blogging, e71, e71x, freeware, mobile, nokia, nokia e71, nokia e71x, s60, software, symbian, technology, wordpress
Have you been looking for tool allowing WordPress blogging from your S60 mobile, which would allow pasting pictures, scalling those images, adding text formatting , post categories and more? I think I have found something close to this description. It is called WordMobi . This post have been created with this tool.
Posted by Wordmobi
Published May 13, 2009
e71 , general , hardware , mobile , nokia , nokia e71 , s60 , symbian
Tags: e71, e71x, mobile, nokia, nokia e71, nokia e71x, phone, s60, symbian
Many of my blog readers live in the States. They might be particularly interested that North American network AT&T offers now specially branded device known as Nokia E71x. What E71x stands for? Basically it offers the same hardware configuration supported by Symbian S60 Feature Pack 2, while original E71 runs on S60 FP 3.1 version.
Published April 22, 2009
e71 , mobile , nokia , nokia e71 , s60 , software , symbian
Tags: e71, freeware, IM, last.fm, mobbler, mobile, nimbuzz, nokia, nokia e71, nokia sports tracker, s60, software, technology, voip
Well, we have not available next firmware for E71, but in last several days there were released a few really popular and cool applications for E71 and other S60 devices.
Nokia Sports Tracker has been updated from version 2.05 to 2.06. You can get it by choosing in menu of your already installed application: Option > Check for Updates.
Nimbuzz – this multi-IM and voice communicator had a major update to version 2.0 which has a new organized in tabs user interface. Full information on changes in this version can be found here at Nimbuzz Blog
All last.fm users can now fully enjoy Mobbler – S60 last.fm client. Previous version 0.4.4 introducing Web Services has been quickly updated to version 0.4.5, which is free of following known issues:
- the font we were selecting was not working properly on some phones,
- some devices could not play radio because they do not support the equalizer,
- updated the Swedish translation.
I know some of my blog readers have encountered last week this font issue.
Published April 16, 2009
e71 , mobile , nokia , nokia e71 , s60 , software , symbian
Tags: e71, last.fm, mobbler, mobile, music, nokia, nokia e71, s60, scrobbling, software, streaming, symbian, technology
Today Last.fm client to S60 phones called Mobbler has been updated to version 0.4.4. New version brings a lot of small but nice changes. Full list of changes is available in Release Notes:
“The left joypad (or plus button) now allows you to do things with the current track like share the artist or track with a friends or add the track to one of your playlists, as well as viewing info about that track. We plan to add and make improvements here in future, like viewing bios etc. You can view your Last.fm data through the View submenu on the options menu. There are a number of lists you can view here and there a a few actions you can do in them. We are planning to add more and more options here in the future. There is now a sleep timer to turn Mobbler off for those of you that like taking our software to bed with them. You can now disable scrobbling so that you can listen to tracks without your friends knowing. You can also select the scrobble percentage that you want to scrobble anywhere between 50% and 100%. Album art is now higher quality and scaled correctly, so you may notice an improvement. Also Mobbler will display album art for music player tracks, if it can find it in the folder of the mp3. If not you can change a setting so that it will try to find it through Last.fm, display it, and save it in the mp3 folder for next time. We have added gestures for those of you that have 3rd edition devices with an accelerometer. So far all you can do is skip to the next track by flicking the phone to the right.”
I really like new, improved UI on my E71 and access to more Last.fm web services. Try it on your phone. As it is non-commercial project please check discovered & reported bugs, then maybe share your observations too at http://code.google.com/p/mobbler/