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Opera Mobile 10.1 Arrives on Symbian

Barely a day after Opera 11 Beta was released, Opera Software has launched Opera Mobile 10.1 final for Symbian (Symbian^3, and Symbian S60 3rd and 5th editions). “Powerful smartphones deserve an equally powerful browser,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “Opera Mobile 10.1 today brings the best mobile browsing experience to the world’s most popular smartphone platform.”

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Opera 10.1 for Symbian features JIT (just-in-time) compilation for Carakan JavaScript Engine, which is not yet available on Opera Mobile for Android. JIT should significantly boost Opera’s JavaScript rendering speed. In fact, Opera is claiming that the latest build is nine times faster than its predecessor on SunSpider benchmark. Like its desktop counterpart, Opera Mobile uses Presto rendering engine and Vega graphics library to offer a powerful web-browsing experience.

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Also new in Opera 10.1 is Geolocation, which enables web applications like Maps to directly grab your current location (obviously, with your permission).

Opera Mobile 10.1 retains all the usual goodies we have come to love from Opera, including powerful tabbed browsing, search bar, history, visual speed dial, find in page, bookmarks, online sync, password manager and Opera Turbo. You can download it from opera.com/mobile or by browsing to m.opera.com from your mobile browser.

Nokia 6303i Firmware Updated To V07.10

Nokia has released a firmware update for the Nokia 6303i Classic handset. The Nokia 6303i Classic is the successor to the highly popular Nokia 6300. The handset features a 2.2-inch display with QVGA display and runs on Symbian S40 OS. The firmware version is 07.10 and improves the functionality of some inbuilt apps of the phone.

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The firmware update includes an improved Facebook application along with an updated country and region maps for the Maps application. The firmware also fixes some bugs and improves the stability and performance of the handset.

Nokia has also included an in-device user guide with this firmware update. Users can update the firmware of their handset either by using Nokia Software Updater (NSU) or by going to Applications->Software Update and selecting the update.

Acer Unveils New 4.8 Inch Android Smartphone

Acer has announced a new Android smartphone which sports some really awesome hardware specifications. The new Android smartphone will sport a 4.8 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a droolworthy resolution of 1024 x 480 pixels. It will be powered by a 1 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and will presumably come with more than 512 MB RAM.

It will also have an 8 MP camera with autofocus and LED flash as well as a secondary 2 MP camera for video calling. It also packs in HSDPA 14.4 MBps connectivity and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with DLNA and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. It is a Dolby certified phone with HDMI support.

It is easily the best Android smartphone announced yet, in terms of both form and function. No pricing details were released for this “100% phone and 100% tablet”, but it will be launched in April 2011. It will most probably run Android 2.2 Froyo or Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

Acer 4.8 inch Android Smartphone

Backup iOS 4.1 SHSH Blobs for iOS 4.2.1 Jailbreak or iOS 4.1 Restore

If you are planning to jailbreak your iPhone or jailbreak your iPod Touch on the latest iOS 4.2 update, you might want to backup your SHSH blobs so that you can restore your iDevice in case something goes wrong or if you want to downgrade your iDevice.

Though a jailbreak for iOS 4.2 is available, it is untethered, so you will have to jailbreak your device when you restart it so backing up your iOS SHSH blobs might be beneficial in the future. Backing up the SHSH blobs is similar to the earlier guide for backing up iOS 4 SHSH blobs.

All you need to do is download Tiny Umbrella from here. Once you download the software just follow the instructions and back up your iOS 4.1. Though a jailbreak for iOS 4.2.1 is already  available it is always better to stay on the safer side. Tiny Umbrella is available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. The update is a one click process so it should be fairly easy.

Jailbreak iOS 4.2.1 with Redsn0w

Yesterday, Apple released the highly anticipated iOS 4.2.1 for the iPod Touch, iPhone and the iPad. The iOS4.2 update is a minor one for the iPod Touch and the iPhone but it brings a bucket load of changes for the iPad. With the iOS 4.2.1 update, the iPad gets AirPlay, AirPrint, Game Center and Multi-tasking etcetera.

Today, the iPhone Dev Team has released an updated version of Redsn0w which is capable of jailbreaking users’ iTouch device running on iOS 4.2. The only downside is that the jailbreak is a tethered one which means that users need to jailbreak their iTouch device again when they restart it. However, for the iPhone 3GS (older boot rom), iPhone 3G and the iPod Touch 2G (Non-MC) this jailbreak is an untethered one.

Here are the steps to jailbreak your iTouch device using Redsn0w 0.9.6b4 :

Step 1: First and foremost, users need to update their iTouch device to iOS 4.2.1 using iTunes 10.1. They also need to download Redsn0w from here. You can also directly download iOS 4.2.1 IPSW.

Step 2: After that, users need to fire up Redsn0w and point it to the iOS 4.2.1 IPSW file. Once the IPSW file has been successfully identified by Redsn0w, users need to click on the Next’ button to proceed.

redsn0w Jailbreak iOS 4.2

Step 3: Users then need to select the Install Cydia’ option along with any other feature they would like to use.

redsn0w Jailbreak iOS 4.2 Install Cydia

Before proceeding with the next step, users need to make sure that their iTouch device is switched off and plugged in to the computer.

Step 4: Now, in the next step users need to hold the Power’ button and whilst holding the power button, they need to hold the Home’ button. After around 10 seconds, users need to release the Power’ button whilst still pressing the Home’ button.

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Step 5: After this, Redsn0w will work its magic and will jailbreak your iTouch device running iOS4.2.1.

This step is only for iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS (newer boot rom), iPod Touch 4G, 3G, 2G and iPad owners.

redsn0w Jailbreak iOS 4.2 Rebooting

Step 6: Since this Redsn0w jailbreak is a tethered one for the above said iTouch devices, users need to use the Just boot tethered right now’ option in Redsn0w every time they restart their iTouch device.

That’s it folks! You have now managed to successfully jailbreak your iTouch device running on iOS4.2.1.

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Direct Download Links for iOS 4.2.1 IPSW for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

iOS 4.2.1 is out for the , and . You can easily upgrade to the latest iOS version by using iTunes. However, if you are having trouble with downloading or upgrading your iDevice to the latest iOS software, you can download the iOS directly to your computer and use the restore method to install the new OS. Download links for iOS 4.2.1 are listed below.

If you have a jailbroken iPhone or jailbroken iPod Touch, you can safely upgrade to iOS 4.2.1 as a jailbreak for iOS 4.2/4.2.1 through RedSn0w is now available

iOS 4.2.1 for iPhone users

iOS 4.2.1 for iPad users

iOS 4.2.1 for iPod Touch users

iOS 4.2.1 is not available for iPhone 2G and below and iPod Touch 1st generation. If you have an older iPhone you might want to convert the iPhone to an iPod Touch.

Nokia 5530 Firmware Updated To V32.0.007

Nokia has released a new firmware update for its second S60v5 based touch screen phone the Nokia 5530. The Nokia 5530 features a 2.9-inch resistive screen with nHD (360×640) resolution. The firmware update for the handset is numbered V32.0.007. The firmware update is a pretty minor one and aims at fixing some bugs and improves the stability of the device.

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Here is the full change-log, thanks to ZCJ-:

  • Poland PTC ERA Polish NDT Settings Error
  • Breathing Light is translated wrong
  • Facebook arabic: wrong translation in security notification
  • Touch screen vibration, In Arabic UI it is translated wrong
  • Only incoming calls possible, outgoing not possible

The Nokia 5530 features UDP so users need not worry about their data before proceeding with the firmware update. Nokia 5530 owners can get the firmware update either via OTA (Over-The-Air) or via Nokia Software Updater (NSU).

Pictures Of Motorola Olympus Surface On The Internet

Motorola_OlympusAndroid lovers have high expectations from the still unannounced Motorola Olympus. The Olympus is expected to be based on NVidia Tegra 2 and will be fully’ loaded with all the latest technology. The handset is expected to be announced by Motorola sometime early next year.

Now, Engadget has got their hands on what is arguably the Olympus. At first glance, the Olympus looks like the Motorola Defy. However, on closer inspection it is clearly evident that the screen of the device is bigger than 3.7-inch (4-4.3-inch possibly). From the images, it is also clear that the handset will sport a front facing camera.

Android And Me suggest that the Olympus will pack an 8MP camera with 1080p recording and a mini-HDMI port. Earlier it was though that the Olympus will be a Verizon exclusive device but now it looks like the handset will come to multiple carriers with AT&T launching the phone first.

LG Optimus S Receives A Maintenance Update

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LG recently released a new firmware update for its budget smartphone, the LG Optimus S. This handset is the Sprint’s version of the popular LG Optimus One. The latest firmware update is numbered LS670ZV9 and it comes with Swype pre-installed along with normal bug fixes and enhancements. Check out the complete changelog below.

Changelog:

  • Remote Wipe Command
  • Enhanced password policies: length, alphanumeric, expiration, history, max failed attempts, inactivity lock, password recovery to the device.
  • Set Out of Office messages from the device
  • Accept/decline/tentatively accept meeting requests from the device
  • Corporate directory contacts search while composing email
  • Delete Exchange Calendar meeting requests and notify participants from the device
  • Modifying an Exchange Calendar meeting request (change date/time, add/remove participats) and notify participants about the meeting modifications
  • Add Swype keyboard functionality as an option when entering text

This firmware update is available Over-The-Air (OTA). You should backup all your data before updating the phone, just to make sure that no important files are lost during the installation.

Apple Goes Live With iOS 4.2

Apple has now released iOS 4.2 to owners of iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches. The new update to iOS 4.2 brings AirPlay and, the previously pay-to-play feature, Find My Phonefrom MobileMe to all devices. The major changes are aimed towards the iPad, bringing multi-tasking and Game Center, as well as application folders, Safari search and an improved mail experience.

Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple, says iOS 4.2 makes the iPad a completely new product, just in time for the holiday season.. This new update aligns all iOS devices to the same version, and should help with a unified experience across the mobile product line.