Nokia X1-00 Is A Entry Level Music Phone

Nokia just announced a new low-end phone aimed at music lovers around the globe the Nokia X1-00.

The X1-00 is made with music lovers in mind, and sports a loudspeaker rated 106phon. According to Nokia, 106phon is enough to rattle your window frames!


The phone also comes with a 3.5mm audio jack, hardware keys to control to music playback, FM Radio and a microSD card slot, which supports up to 16GB memory cards. The handset also features a dedicated torch!

A special feature of the X1-00 is that it comes with five phonebooks. According to Nokia, the X1-00 might be shared between an entire family and even neighbors and thus five phonebooks will help them all save their contacts, separately.

The X1-00 runs on Symbian S30 which is enough to suffice to the basic needs of the people. The handset will hit the retail stores of some regions of the world by April. The handset should retail for around €34 before taxes and subsidies.

HTC Mozart Gets Copy And Paste, Unofficially!

When Microsoft launched its next generation mobile OS WP7, the company was criticized for leaving out many basic features like copy-paste, USB mount storage support etc.

In February at MWC, Microsoft announced that WP7 will get multi-tasking and copy-paste and a host of new features by the end of 2011. The company stated that the copy-paste feature will be coming to all WP7 handsets by March via the NoDo update.


Now, March has just begun and some folks over at XDA-Developers have found a leaked ROM for the HTC Mozart. The ROM looks like an official one and brings copy and paste functionality along with speed improvements to the handset. The WP7 build included in this ROM is 7355-89.

Mozart owners should keep in mind that flashing this ROM on their handset will wipe it clean from all data. The ROM is a generic one, so all carrier branding will be removed as well. Brave Mozart owners who flashed this ROM on their handset are reporting that they are pretty happy with it.

The Mozart is the first WP7 handset to get copy and paste functionality, unofficially at least! Hopefully, Microsoft will release the NoDo update for all WP7 handsets within the next couple of weeks.

Via PocketNow

Android 3.0 Honeycomb SDK Ported To HTC HD2

Google had made it clear that Android 3.0 Honeycomb is meant for tablets, and some features of Honeycomb will make it to the mobile version of Android, in the future updates. However, this did not stop the developers from porting the Honeycomb SDK to phones like the Desire HD and the EVO 4G.

Now, another favorite phone of the modding community the HD2 has also got the Honeycomb love from the developers. The developers worked day and night to port the Honeycomb SDK to the HD2. As usual, not everything works but this port will be able to give HD2 owners a taste of Honeycomb.

Below is a video of the Honeycomb SDK port running on the HD2 :

HTC HD2 Running Android 3.0 Honeycomb

Mobile data, SD card slot, graphics hardware acceleration and the hardware buttons work fine, and everything else including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and camera is currently in a work-in-progress state.

The HTC HD2 was released at the end of 2009 running Windows 6.5. Since then, the phone has been hacked to run all the different flavors of Android including Froyo and Gingerbread. Developers have also managed to get WP7 and Ubuntu running on the handset!


Nokia 5250 Firmware Updated To V20.0.004

Nokia has started rolling out a new firmware update for its budget oriented touchscreen handset the Nokia 5250. The 5250 sports a 2.8-inch resistive touchscreen with nHD resolution.

The handset is powered by an ARM11 processor running at 434MHz and packs 128 MB of RAM. The back of the phone sports a disappointing 2MP fixed-focus camera.


The new firmware update for the handset v20.0.004 brings general performance and usability improvements. The web browser has also been updated and it now comes with integrated search functionality.

The Ovi Store and the Mail for Exchange clients have also been updated to the latest version. This update also brings the new updated music player, as first seen on the Nokia 5800.  Nokia 5250 owners can update the firmware on their handset either by using Nokia Software Updater (NSU) or via OTA (Over-The-Air).

Since the handset features UDP (User Data Preservation), users don’t need to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Samsung Galaxy Pro Announced; Is A Mid-Range QWERTY Messenger

Samsung has just added a new member to their Galaxy’ line-up   the Galaxy Pro. The Galaxy Pro is mid-range handset, sporting a 2.8-inch touchscreen with a QWERTY keyboard, in a bar shaped form a la E71.

The handset is powered by a 800MHz CPU and packs 512MB of RAM. It features a four-row QWERTY keyboard as well.  The usual GPS with A-GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microSD card slot and a 3.5mm audio jack are also present.


The back of the phone sports a 3MP auto-focus camera. Sadly, there is no LED flash to aid night photography. The Pro will run on Android 2.2 with Samsung’s TouchWIZ UI on top of it.

Other specs of the handset including its pricing remains a mystery, as Samsung did not mention anything. However, Three U.K. has already confirmed that the Galaxy Pro will be coming to their network soon!

The Galaxy Pro is aimed at competing with budget oriented handsets messengers’ from Nokia and RIM.

Best Mobile Apps Of The Week for iOS, Android and Symbian – #8

Welcome to the eight edition of Best Mobile Apps of the Week for iOS, Android and Symbian. First of all, I would like to apologize to our readers as I did not post the Best Mobile Apps for the last 2 weeks. I had to give my Android phone to the service center, and was using a dumbphone for nearly two weeks.

In this edition of Best Mobile Apps of the week, I will introduce our readers to an awesome eye-candy widget for your Android homescreen, a new unlock screen for you Symbian handset. For iOS owners, I will tell them about an app that will allow them to wake up their PC remotely!

Below are the Best Mobile Apps Of The Week For iOS, Android and Symbian :

Wake (iOS)

As the name suggests, Wake’ enables iOS users to remotely wake up their PC. The app uses WOL Wake On Lan feature which is found in nearly all PCs and Macs computers. Users need to make sure that the WOL’ feature is enabled on their PC. They can do so from the BIOS of their PC.


The app is designed to work with both iPhone and iPad. This app is an extremely useful one for users who want total control on their PC, when they are away from it. iOS owners can purchase Wake’ from the App Store for $0.99 from here.

Maze Lock (Symbian)

In the last edition of BMATW, I introduced our readers to Nokia Bubbles. The app allows users to unlock their phone in a fun and yet efficient manner. Today, I would like to introduce our readers to Maze Lock from ThinkChange.

Below is a video of Maze Lock in action :


Maze Lock for Symbian is similar to the pattern unlock option found in Android 2.1+ handsets. The app is configurable to quite an extent and allows users to change the lock screen background, the date and time display style etc. The app supports all the latest Symbian handsets from Nokia as well as the older S60v5 based ones like the X6 and 5800.

Symbian owners can download Maze Lock for free from the Ovi Store.

Honeycomb Clock (Android)

The tablet version of Android Honeycomb looks stellar! The whole Tron like theme and animations definitely look very cool! Well, Android handset owners are not going to get the next version of Android with all these eye-candies anytime soon. Until then, they can get the Honeycomb look on their phone by using a Honeycomb theme for ADW Launcher.


Along with this, they can download and use the Honeycomb Clock widget from the Android Market. This widget replicates the awesome looking clock widget as seen in Honeycomb OS. Unlike the clock widget in Android 3.0, Honeycomb clock comes in multiple color choices for people who don’t like the blue color.

A free as well as a paid version of this widget is available on the Android Market. Android handset owners can download the app from here.

Samsung Galaxy S II To Ship With Nvidia Tegra 2 Chipset In Some Regions

When Samsung announced the hotly anticipated Galaxy S II at the MWC 2011, the company did not mention anything about a Tegra 2 version of the device. However, soon after the announcements, rumors started popping up on the Internet that the Galaxy S II will come in two variants one with Samsung’s own Exnynos chip, and another one based on Nvidia’s Tegra 2 chipset.

Now, an Nvidia spokesperson has confirmed to ITProPortal, that the Galaxy S II will indeed come in two flavors. Samsung will be shipping the Nvidia Tegra 2 version in certain regions of the world.


The reason cited behind this move from Samsung is because the company won’t be able to produce enough Exynos chips to fulfill the supply.

At the moment, it is unknown as to which countries or regions of the world will get the Tegra 2 based Galaxy S II handsets. The performance of these 2 SOCs should be similar, so users need not worry about which version they buy.

It may be also possible that Samsung may not ship the Galaxy S II with the Super AMOLED Plus screen in some regions.

Apple Releases Smart Cover and HDMI Cable for iPad 2

Along with the iPad 2, Apple also introduced a couple of new accessories for the iPad 2 an HDMI out cable and a cover. The HDMI Out cable will allow users to mirror content from the iPad to their HDTV in full HD resolution, while charging the device!

The cable works with all existing apps and supports rotation as well. The cable will set back users by $39. However, it is the ‘Smart’ cover introduced by Apple for the iPad, which is truly a must have.


This new cover from Apple covers the front of the iPad, and when users open the cover, the cover automatically wakes up the iPad. The cover puts the iPad back to sleep when users put it back on. The cover is made up entirely from magnets, which automatically grasp the iPad 2 and auto-align themselves.

The inside of the cover features a micro-fiber cloth, which cleans the screen of the tablet, whenever you close it. The new cover will be available in five colors including pink, and will be made up of either polyurethane or leather. The polyurethane cover will set you back by $39, while the leather cover will cost users $69.

As of now, it is unknown whether this new ‘Smart’ cover from Apple will be compatible with the original iPad or not.

Image Source Engadget

Apple iPad 2 Unveiled; Is Thinner Than An iPhone 4!

Apple just announced the successor to the highly popular iPad the iPad 2. The iPad was the tablet that kick-started this whole tablet wars and with its successor, Apple aims to stay ahead in this war.

The iPad 2 sports a brand new design, a new and faster dual-core processor dubbed as the A5, which is up to twice as fast when compared to the A4. The graphics core of the A5 chip is up to 9x faster than the PowerVR GPU found on the existing iPad.


The new iPad is only 8.8mm thick! Yes, it’s thinner that the iPhone 4! The tablet also sports a camera at the front (VGA) and at the back. Apple also managed to cut down the weight of the device to 1.3 pounds (Previously, 1.5 pounds).

Unlike the iPhone 4, the iPad 2 will ship in both white and black colors right from day one! The tablet will support both the AT&T and the Verizon network. Even though the iPad 2 sports a faster processor, the battery life remains the same at a whopping 10 hours with over a month on standby.

The iPad 2 will start shipping from March 11 in the U.S, and a bunch of other countries including Australia, Canada and the U.K.   on March 25th.

Image Source – Mobile Crunch

The Wi-Fi only iPad 2 will cost $499 while the top-end iPad 2 with Wi-Fi and 3G will cost $829.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc ROM Ported To Xperia X10

The awesome developers over at XDA Developers have done it again! A developer with the username TripNRaVeR has managed to port the Xperia Arc ROM to the Xperia X10.

The Xperia Arc ROM for the X10 is based on Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread with Sony Ericsson’s proprietary MediaScape and Timescape UI running on top of it. The ROM is still in its early stages so some bugs are to be expected.


Most of the stuffs including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, Network, Data and Timescape/Mediascape work just fine. One major gripe with the ROM is that the sound output of the phone does not work at all i.e. users won’t be able to hear what the other caller is saying while on a call.

Nevertheless, the developer TripNRaVeR has promised to fix the sound output bug in the next release. He has already warned that fixing the sound output bug may result in other stuffs not working.

Xperia X10 owners who don’t mind tinkering around with their phone, and want to taste the Gingerbread ROM on their handset, can visit this thread over at XDA forums.

Via Xperia X10 Blog