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Nokia X6 Firmware Updated To Version 12.0.091

Recently, Finnish mobile phone maker, Nokia, released a new firmware update for its popular handset, Nokia X6. The new version 12.0.091 can be easily downloaded from Nokia Software Update. The new firmware update comes with a wide range of fixes and improvements.

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Currently, this update may not be available for all the product codes. It is advised to backup all your data before updating your device. The complete changelog is not yet available. We will update this post as soon as we get the complete changelog, screenshots and videos of this firmware update. If you find something new or if you have some screenshots or videos of this firmware update, please share with us.

Till then, you can check out top 5 games and top 10 applications for your Nokia X6 devices.

Jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.3 on iPhone and iPod Touch with redsn0w 0.9.4

Apple released a new update OS 3.1.3 with minor fixes, however, users who have a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch will lose all their changes it they update to iPhone OS 3.1.3.

redsn0w 0.9.4 Jailbreaks iPhone OS 3.1.3

Hot on the heels of the new update, a jailbreaking software called redsn0w was updated to support iPhone OS 3.1.3 for iPhone and iPod Touch. The redsn0w team released a new update, version 0.9.4 to support jailbreaking and unlocking for iPhone OS 3.1.3.

However, unlocking is currently available for only iPhone 2G users, so it is advisable to iPhone 3G and 3GS users to stay away from the update for sometime, or else they will be carrier locked till an unlock jailbreak is available.

To jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.3 on an iPhone or iPod Touch, update iTunes to the latest version and update the firmware to OS 3.1.3. After that you can download redsn0w and follow the instructions listed out by Redmond Pie. redsn0w 0.9.4 is available as a download for both Windows and Mac OS X.

iPhone OS 3.1.3 Released for iPhone and iPod Touch

A new version of the OS, version 3.1.3 is now available as an update for the iPhone and iPod Touch. To be able to update to the latest firmware, users will have to download iTunes 9.0.3.

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The new update brings only a few fixes to the iPhone and iPod Touch which include:

  • Improves accuracy of reported battery level on iPhone 3GS
  • Resolves issue where third-party apps would not launch in some instances
  • Fixes bug that may cause an app to crash when using the Japanese Kana keyboard

iPhone OS 3.1.3 is available for all iPhone and iPod Touch models. You can either update your current iTunes or download a new version from apple.com/itunes in order to apply the new firmware to your device. If you have a jailbroken iPhone or iPod Touch all your changes will be wiped out, we will tell about tools which will allow you to jailbreak iPhone OS 3.1.3 in a future post.

Sony Ericsson Aspen Officially Announced

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Sony Ericsson announced their latest business phone in the market, Aspen. Sony Ericsson Aspen comes bundled with the latest WinMo 6.5.3 . Aspen also belongs under the GreenHeart banner of Eco friendly phones by Sony Ericsson. Leaked pictures of Aspen were all over internet few weeks ago and now it is official. This is the first business phone by Sony Ericsson after the P1i, which was released a long time ago.

Aspen homescreen

Sony Ericsson Aspen is a bar-shaped phone along with a QWERTY keyboard. Being a Windows phone, Aspen has the panel UI just like in the X1 and X2. Aspen will have a 2.4inch TFT touch screen, with QVGA resolution. Aspen also has top notch quad-band connectivity. Aspen will be available in two versions, 900/2100 MHz and 850/900/2100 MHz.

Aspen will be supporting Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, mini USB, 3.5mm slot and micro SD card support, and a 4 GB card will come bundled with the phone. The camera will have a 3.2 MP resolution with Fixed-Focus. Sony Ericsson Aspen will be available in Q2 of 2010. The price of the phone has not been disclosed.

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Sony Ericsson Aspen is the revival of the business phone line up from Sony Ericsson. After the failure of their Symbian UIQ packed business phone, they have turned to WinMo. Aspen will be available in Iconic Black and White Silver.

Nokia to put RADAR on Phones?

NRC (Nokia Research Center) has unvield  a brand new technology in the Demo House 2010 Research Exhibition held in Espoo, Finland. Apparently, mobiles can have RADARs!

This technology basically enables mobiles to track the speed and direction of moving objects. The device needs an active radar sensor for this though. It employs electro-magnetic waves to produce some kind of mobile wireless sensing.

If this technology really came to life, it could very well be the next big phone revolution. We would be enjoying a horde of new features like gesture support, better games and security. There’s no limit to what we might have.

NRC is not clear with all the details but looking at the video, it fels like Nokia is mostly done with this product.

The Demo House 2010 Research Exhibition is a joint effort by Aalto University, NRC (Nokia Research Center) and Technical Research Center of Finland.

Ovi Maps Racing Now Available

Ovi Maps Racing is a location-based racing game from Nokia, which is available for free on the OVI Store for limited period of time. The game would be played on the  drawings on Ovi Maps, in which you can race on the tracks through real world cities by utilizing the maps data by NAVTEQ and the GPS of the mobile device.

The game looks like a good come back by Nokia in the gaming world after the great debacle of Nokia on the  N-Gage fronts. Check out the video to see how awesome the game is:

 

The racing in the 3D environment is quite impressive and the experience of racing on the real world tracks cannot be matched. It would have been even more better if we could play against our friends, maybe in future? If you do not fancy making your own route for racing, you can use the preloaded ones and those aren’t that bad either. Ovi Maps Racing is currently available on all Nokia touch devices based on Symbian^1, that is Nokia N97 mini and Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition etc. The game is huge in size though, around 8MB.

Download the OVI Maps Racing game from OVI store. The game is available for free only for limited period of time, so hurry up.

Nokia N97 Firmware Upgrade Now available

As we had mentioned earlier that today Nokia would be releasing the firmware version 21.0.045 (RM-505) / 21.2.045 (RM-507) for the Nokia N97, it’s here. Its time to rejoice for all the Nokia N97 users. This upgrade is made available via Nokia Software updater on your PC and not via OTA (Over The Air) as it’s a major upgrade.

The Changelog for version 21.0.045 (RM-505) / 21.2.045 (RM-507) Includes:

  • Improved call reliability
  • Smooth touch screen scrolling
  • Browser improvements
  • Music player improvements
  • Improved image and video stability

As always, we would highly recommend you to backup all you data before the upgrade. Even though Nokia provides User Data Prevention it’s better to be on a safer side. It might be possible that the update might not be available in your region, in that case just chill and wait till it arrives for your region OR you can change the product code of your device and upgrade, if you are just too impatient.

If you notice any further change log in your device after the upgrade, just drop in a comment below and we would update this post with your tip and of course giving you the much deserved credits. Till then enjoy your upgrade.

Samsung Shark 2 S5550 Exclusive Review

Samsung Shark 2 S5550 is an amazing slider phone manufactured by South Korean mobile phone maker Samsung Electronics. This phone comes with a 2.2 inches AMOLED display, 5 megapixel camera, 3G connectivity, Bluetooth, excellent battery life and so on. The guys at PhoneArena has shared an exclusive review of Samsung Shark 2 S5550. Check out the review below.

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Samsung Shark 2 S5550 has a 2.2 inches AMOLED display with 240 x 320 pixels resolution, GPRS/EDGE, 3G connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1, 110 MB internal memory, 16 GB expandable memory, audio and video player, QVGA video recording @30fps, 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, Social networking integration with live updates and so on.

“The Samsung Shark 2 S5550 is a good attempt by the manufacturer to create a strong handset for the mainstream market. Phone quality on the Samsung Shark 2 S5550 turned out unsatisfying, to say the least. When it comes to battery life however, the Shark 2 is top-notch with its rated 11.7 hours of talk time and 26 days of stand-by. Shark 2 is a pretty cool phone with a characteristic design and a quite capable camera, so if that’s what you wish, then the Samsung Shark 2 S5550 is totally worth it.”

Check out the full review of Samsung Shark 2 S5550 here.

Samsung Shark 2 S5550 Video Review:

Nokia N97 Firmware Update To Be Available From February 1

Finnish mobile phone maker, Nokia, will release a firmware update for its popular mobile phone, Nokia N97 from February 1, 2010. The firmware version 21.0.045 (RM-505) / 21.2.045 (RM-507) will be available through Nokia Software Updater (NSU).

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The new firmware update comes with a wide range of fixes and improvements in browser, music player, touchscreen scrolling and so on. It is advised to backup all your data before updating your device. Check out the complete changelog below:

Changelog:

  • Improved call reliability
  • Smooth touch screen scrolling
  • Browser improvements
  • Music player improvements
  • Improved image and video stability

We will update this post with images and videos, as soon as the firmware update is released for Nokia N97.

[ via. DailyMobile ]

Gigabyte’s Android Phone Live Pics And Specs

According to the reports, Gigabyte is planning to announce its first Android powered handset at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), next month in Barcelona. This handset runs on Android 1.6 operating system and a 528MHz Qualcomm processor. Other features includes a 2 megapixel camera, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, GPRS/EDGE and so on. Check out the live pics and leaked specs of this device below.

Specification:

  • 2.8 inches QVGA display
  • 528MHz Qualcomm processor
  • Android 1.6 OS
  • GSM 900/1800
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • A-GPS
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • 192MB RAM
  • 512MB ROM
  • microSDHC memory card slot
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 1200mAh battery

Live Pics:

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HTC Touch2 Weather And MP3 Ringtone Settings Updated

Recently, Taiwanese mobile phone maker HTC Corporation delivered two new updates  for its popular handset, HTC Touch2. This update for the HTC Touch2 allows you to get the weather update automatically, on the basis of your current location. The second update allows you to use any MP3 file as your ringtone.

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According To HTC Corporation,
“This update for HTC Touch2 allows us to bring you updates wherever your location, so you know the relevant weather information for where you are, no matter if you are on a 3G or a 2G network. The second update for HTC Touch2 allows you to set any MP3 file as ringtones for incoming calls.”

This update is suitable for ROM versions less than or equal to 1.33.XXX.X. It is advised to backup all your data before updating your device.  Both the updates are available for download on HTC’s support website.

For Weather update, click here.

For MP3 Ringtone Setting update, click here.

Motorola Zeppelin Leaked Pics And Specs

Motorola Zeppelin is a dual SIM handset manufactured by mobile phone maker Motorola. This handset is not announced yet. Recently, we got some leaked pics and specs of this device. This handset comes with a 5 megapixel camera, Android 2.1 operating system, two SIM slots, HDMI output and so on. Check out the leaked pics and specs of Motorola Zeppelin below.

Motorola Zeppelin Leaked Specs:

  • 3.2 inches touchscreen display
  • 480 x 320 pixel resolution
  • Android 2.0 or 2.1
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • GPRS/EDGE
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • 3G Connectivity
  • A-GPS
  • HSPA capabilities
  • FM radio
  • HDMI output
  • MotoBlur

Motorola Zeppelin Leaked Pics:

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This phone is expected to be announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), next moth at Barcelona.

Samsung S5620 Monte Leaked Pics And Specs

Samsung S5620 is a full touchscreen handset manufactured by Samsung Electronics. This device is also know as Samsung Monte. This device comes with a 3 inches touchscreen display, 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, GPS and so on. The guys at Daily Mobile has shared some exclusive leaked pictures of Samsung S5620 Monte. Check out the pics and leaked specs below.

Samsung S5620 Monte Leaked Specs:

  • 3 inches touchscreen display
  • Samsung touchwiz OS or Samsung BADA
  • Qualcomm processor
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • 200mb internal memory
  • MicroSD card slot
  • GPRS/EGDE
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3G connectivity
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS

Samsung S5620 Monte Leaked Pics:

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This device is expected to be announced at Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month in Barcelona.

Firefox Mobile for Android Coming in February

Mozilla is looking to take the mobile world with storm with the release of Firefox Mobile "Fennec" for . However, another interesting news from Phandroid confirms that a Firefox Mobile version for is under works and will be made available for downloads soon.

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This news comes shortly after the release of Firefox Mobile "Fennec" RC3 for Maemo, which suggests that a final release of the Maemo version is just around the corner. Firefox Mobile for Android will be made available as a beta release somewhere in February 2010. Unlike other browsers, Firefox Mobile has support for extensions. However, it still has to challenge the mighty Opera Mini and the impressive Skyfire before it goes on to become one of the best browsers for smartphones.

Are you looking forward to using Firefox Mobile on your Android device?

Image courtesy: Phandroid

Samsung Galaxy 2 Leaked Pics And Specs

Recently, the pics and specs of Samsung Galaxy 2 was available all over the web. Samsung Galaxy 2 is the successor of Samsung’s popular handset Samsung Galaxy. This device comes with a  3.7 inches AMOLED screen, 5 megapixel camera, 1 GHz Snapdragon processor and so on. The specs of this device is quite similar to that of Nexus One. Check out the leaked specs of Samsung Galaxy 2 below.

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Samsung Galaxy 2 Leaked Specs:

  • 3.7 inches AMOLED display
  • 1 GHz Snapdragon processor
  • Android 2.1 Operating System
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3G connectivity
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • A-GPS
  • 32GB internal storage
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • microSD card slot

Samsung Galaxy 2 is expected to be announced at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) next month. It is rumored that this device will be launched at Q2 2010. Complete specs and price of this phone is not available yet. We will update you as soon as we get more information regarding this device.