Samsung Wave 723 is a Bada OS powered smartphone, which was announced back in August. It is the second Bada powered smartphone. This handset is finally available in the UK, exclusively on the airwaves of O2.
Samsung Wave 723 comes with a 3.2 inch Super AMOLED Display, Bada 1.1 OS, TouchWiz UI, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP, 5 mega pixel camera with LED Flash and Auto Focus, A-GPS, MicroUSB, Accelerometer and more.
Other features include ActiveSync support, Social Hub, Dolfin Browser 2.0, Samsung Apps, 3.5mm audio jack, 220MB internal memory, 16GB expandable memory, Music player with SoundAlive, up to 700 hours stand-by time, up to 14 hours 20 minutes talktime and 1200 mAh battery.
Samsung Wave 723 is currently available for free with a 2 years contract agreement and a monthly plan of at least £20.
At the beginning of this month, Samsung started rolling out the Android 2.2 update for the Galaxy S in the U.K. Samsung is slowly rolling out the update in various regions of the world. Today, the company has released the Android 2.2 update for the Galaxy S in India.
Samsung had earlier released the Android 2.2 update for the handset in October but it was later pulled back due to numerous bugs and performance issues.
However, the new firmware update being rolled out now is considerably much better. Galaxy S owners in India need to use Samsung KIES to update their handset to Android 2.2. The Android 2.2 update for the Galaxy S will bring with it better performance, speech-to-text, voice search, Flash 10.1 and other Froyo goodies.
Samsung has also tweaked their TouchWIZ UI on the phone with new colorful icons.
CyanogenMod is a very popular custom ROM in the Android modding scene. The ROM is based on AOSP (Android Open Source Project) and is built completely from sources. The advantage of CyanogenMod (CM) ROM’s are that it removes all the bloat ware from the phone and is generally based on the latest version of Android. Readers who want to know more about CyanogenMod ROMs can read this.
CM ROMs are available for a wide variety of handsets and include a lot of nifty new tricks. Now, the latest version of CM6.1 RC5 for the original Droid has added another new nifty feature lock screen gestures. Lock screen gestures will allow users to directly start their favorite app or service right from the lock screen with the help of a gesture on the screen.
As of now, this new nifty feature is available only on the Motorola Droid. However, I am pretty sure this feature will find its way in many more CM builds for various other handsets.
Another day, another new firmware released for a Nokia phone. This time it’s the Nokia X2. The software update is numbered version 04.90 and aims at improving the performance and stability of the device.
The firmware update also improves the camera image quality and an improved messaging application. Along with this, the audio quality of the handsfree speaker of the device has also been improved.
The Nokia X2 features a 2.2-inch QVGA display and runs on Symbian S40. The back of the phone sports a 5MP camera along with a LED flash. X2 owners can update the firmware of the device using Nokia Software Updater (NSU).
Users are recommended to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.
eBay is used to sell anything and everything, but it looks like someone has got their hands on a Nokia N87 prototype and is selling it on eBay for a bomb.
A German seller is selling a Nokia N00 N86 C Prototype with 12 megapixels camera, this is very much like the one the N87 was rumored to have. The price of the phone is set for $799.99, however, the seller is not the owner of the phone and found it in a bar, iPhone 4 anyone?
Phone is barely used, no scratches or dings. Its a rare prototype, fully functional. You might be the only person with this phone for a while! Its makerd (sic) as Nokia N00, but checking the phone, I might say its the prototype of the unreleased N87. Phone was found in a bar, its unlocked and fully functional!
From the pictures of the phone on the site, it looks like it is a N87 prototype, so who is Nokia going to fire now? If you are interested in buying the phone or having a look at it, you can hit eBay.
Nokia has released yet another firmware update for one of its low-end S60v5 based handset the Nokia 5250. The Nokia 5250 features a 2.8-inch screen with nHD (360×640) resolution. The handset packs a measly 51MB of internal memory and 128MB of RAM. The back of the phone sports a 2MP camera which is capable of recording QVGA videos at 30FPS.
The new firmware update for the handset is numbered v11.0.008 and aims at improving the general performance and stability of the device. Along with this, it also improves the Bluetooth performance when using a Bluetooth headset. The FM radio of the handset has also been improved with this firmware update.
Nokia 5250 owners can update their handset either via Nokia Software Updater (NSU) or via OTA (Over-The-Air).
The dev team has released a new unlocking tool for the iPhone to unlock iPhone 3G and 3GS. PwnageTool 4.1.3 unlocks iPhone devices with baseband later than 05.13.04. The new hack for the AT+XMPP exploit requires users to upgrade to baseband 06.15.00 before attempting an unlock.
PwnageTool 4.1.3 will unlock devices which includes iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS and the 3G based iPad. However, iPad users will have to download firmware 3.2.2 to upgrade their baseband.
Certainly don’t update to 06.15 if you don’t need to! Only do this if you need the unlock and you’re stuck on 05.14 or 05.15, and you’re willing to assume the above risks.
An unlock for iPhone 4 is not yet available, however, this should be available in the next few weeks. Please note that there is no way to come back down from 06.15, and there’s no hiding the baseband version from Apple. So this will void your warranty so make your decisions very carefully.
This PwnageTool also contains a 4.2.1 bundle for iPhone3G ownersâ€¦for all else, it’s still only 4.1. If you have an iPhone3GS with an old bootrom, the new redsn0w will handle 4.2.1 for you (in fact it covers 4.2.1 for all devices, even though some of them are still tethered at 4.2.1 until @comex can work some untethering magic). iPhone3GS users with old bootroms who want to go to 4.2.1 should not use this PwnageTool! Update to stock 4.2.1 first, then use the upcoming redsn0w to update your baseband.
Android already has quite a few decent role playing games like Zenonia, Dungeon Hunter and Crusade of Destiny. However, all of them fail to capture the depth we have come to associate with RPG games. The good news is that if HyperDevbox lives up to its promise, then we will soon have a truly stunning RPG for Android.
You might already be familiar with HyperDevbox thanks to their other awesome Android game – ExZeus Arcade. They are currently working on Spectral Souls – Resurrection of the Ethereal Empires for Android, which will feature a stunning 52 soundtracks and 84 characters. All of this will amount to more than 1 GB of data and provide in excess of 100 hours of gameplay.
Spectral Souls is an official port of the PSP game by Idea Factory, and is a tactical role playing game. Don’t expect this to be a walk in the park, as HyperDevbox has stated that the game will be deep and challenging. Check out the video embedded below to get an idea about the gameplay. Spectral Souls will be released before the end of the year. It will require a meaty processor (although there will be a low-resolution mode), and run on Android 1.6 and above.
Yesterday, we had told you about the expected launch of Micromax’s new budget Android phone. Today, at the Micromax Blogger Meet in New Delhi, Micromax announced the new Micromax Andro A60, its first Android phone.
The specifications are the same as we announced earlier – it comes with a 2.8 inch resistive touchscreen display and a 3.15 MP camera. It is powered by a 600 MHz processor and runs the Android 2.1 Eclair OS. It comes with 150 MB internal storage and supports up to 32 GB microSD cards. It also offers 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity.
The Andro A60 looks quite stylish but the low display size and resolution is definitely a concern.
Micromax is also planning to launch another mid range Android phone soon, with Android 2.2 Froyo and a 3.5 inch capacitive touchscreen. It also announced plans to launch an Android tablet in the coming months.
Nokia has released a new firmware update for its first capacitive based S60v5 phone the Nokia X6. The new firmware update is numbered version 30.0.3 and improves the core applications of the phone. Along with this, the touch screen performance and the memory management of the phone have also been tweaked.
* Here and Now
* New version of Ovi Maps and Ovi Store
* Improved Browser
* Improved chat in Ovi Contacts
Nokia X6 owners can update the firmware of their handset either via OTA (Over-The-Air) or via Nokia Software Updater (NSU). 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.
Nokia will slowly roll out the update to the various regions of the world in the upcoming weeks.