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Buy Unlocked Nokia N97 Mini 8GB for $479 [Gadget Deals]

The smaller cousin of Nokia N97, the N97 mini is already selling in the US. However, if you are looking to get a $100 discount on this phone, we have the right deal for you.

Buy Unlocked Nokia N97 Mini for $479

Amazon has the Nokia N97 Mini 8GB Unlocked US version up for sale for $479 with Free shipping. The actual retail price for the N97 Mini is $579, so the total discount comes up to $100.

Buy Nokia N97 Mini 8GB Unlocked from Amazon

WordPress For iPhone 2.1 Released

WordPress released WordPress for iPhone 2.0 just over a month ago, and it has been a huge success with over 55,000+ installs on the iPhone and iPod Touch together.  WordPress today announced that WordPress for iPhone 2.1 is now available for download on the App Store.

New Features:

  • A post or page can be deleted by swiping across its title in the Posts or Pages list
  • Commenter email addresses are now visible
  • The app now supports HTTP authentication for password-protected self-hosted blogs. Big thanks to Jeff Stieler for the patch.*
  • Fix for link helper not working in mid-sentence
  • Fix for lost content after changing status of post containing a <!--more--> tag
  • Fix for visual glitch with buttons in Comments section
  • Fix for problem recognizing valid URLs during set up

WordPress for iPhone is an open source project, so feel free to add your ideas/code to it. You can download WordPress for iPhone 2.1 from the iTune store.

Nokia releases Qt 4.6

Back in October, Nokia officially announced Qt Port To Maemo 5. This meant that any application developed for the Maemo platform can be easily ported to other Qt supported platforms. Today, Nokia released Qt 4.6, the latest version of the cross-platform application and UI framework which would now make it easier than ever for developers to create great applications for Symbian, Maemo, and other platforms.

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This release now includes the support for Symbian for the first time along with support for the Windows 7, Apple Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard) and the upcoming Maemo 6. Apart from that, it also supports powerful new graphical capabilities and support for multi-touch and gestures. The new multi-touch support along with gesture based inputs will enable the developers to create highly interactive applications.

Developers can hop and download the SDK from http://qt.nokia.com/whatsnew

Google To Launch Google Phone

There have been speculations on whether Google would be launching its own branded phone and by that we do not mean Android OS built in to Samsung, HTC or other branded phones, but a device/hardware manufactured by Google. Rumors do come true, or at least in the case of anything involving Goolge. A Google branded phone was spotted in wild.

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Gizmodo, has reported that they received this information from some trusted source. According to the source, the device does not run on the Chrome OS. Moreover, they call the OS a full version of Android’, which has got us quite confused. Besides that we are sure that this device would make good use of Google Voice to its core. We are quite certain that over the next few weeks, there would be an abundant supply to information over the web; or at least rumors.

24 mn Chinese Handsets Without IMEI Number To Be Disconnected In India

About 24-million Chinese handsets, will go off the air from December 1, 2009 in India as the Department of Telecom (DoT) has ordered all the telecom operators to disconnect all handsets without International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. Most of the cheap handsets imported from China does not have a genuine   IMEI number.

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IMEI is a unique 15-digit code that comes with every mobile phone and helps uniquely identify the handset. This number is reflected in the operator’s network whenever a call is made or received from any handset and therefore allows lawful interception of all calls. Mobile operators store these numbers in Equipment Identity Register (EIR) — so if a handset is stolen and its owner can provide the IMEI number to his operator then it can be ensured that all calls from this device is barred.

You can check the IMEI number on your device just by pressing * # 0 6 #. If you don’t find any number or if the number consist of all zeros, then you should contact your retailer as your device is probably a fake one. Check out this Wikipedia page, to know more on IMEI number.

Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness Hands-On Pics

Xperia Pureness is a futuristic handset manufactured by Sony Ericsson, that comes with a transparent display. It comes with 3G connectivity, USB port, NetFront web browser, 88MB of internal memory, expansion slot, Bluetooth, FM tuner, Exchange ActiveSync compatibility and a transparent scratch-resistant monochrome 1.8″ TFT display.

Check out the hands-on pics of Sony Ericsson Xperia Pureness below:

Sony Ericsson Pureness

Sony Ericsson Pureness

HTC Hero Running Android 2.1 (Leaked Pictures)

We had been thinking that Sprint is just playing with our feelings- they had promised an Android 2.0 upgrade to their HTC Hero, but so far it has been a highly disappointing affair. Now, there’s a reason to cheer up a bit; some images of a HTC Hero running Android 2.1 have been caught off guard.

Looks like HTC had been working on a way to port HTC’s sense UI to the Android OS. From the pictures, we can figure out that they have been succeeded. Android 2.1 will be available as a minor update to the Android 2.0 (Eclair) before we even welcome 2010. Check out the leaked pictures below:

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ViaTalk Launches iPhone App to Manage Phone Service

ViaTalk, a leading online phone service provider, announces today the launch of its iPhone application. Through ViaTalk mobile application for the iPhone you can port full control of the home phone service to a mobile phone.

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"We are happy to be able to provide the richest feature set, while maintaining the lowest price in the industry. Our new iPhone application adds to that, extending the accessibility and convenience of our online control panel to anywhere the customer desires," added Lucas Arduini and Eric Iversen, lead developers on the project.

ViaTalk Mobile app allows users to enjoy services such as call forwarding, voicemail access, special routing options, the ability to view call logs and return calls & control over security and privacy settings.

You can download the app from the iTune Store (direct link).

Opera Mobile 9.5 To Be Ported on the GSmart S1200

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Opera today announced that Opera Mobile 9.5 will be powering the Hamiwidget service on the Windows based Gigabyte GSmart S1200. So, now the GSmart users can enjoy easy access to the news, weather, live stock quotes, local search engines  and other online services with just one-click along with full-fledge web browsing on the Opera web browser.

Browsing is one of the main features on the GSmart S1200, and Opera Mobile is widely recognized as the best browser for smartphones,said Dr. Stanley Jenq, CEO of GIGA-BYTE Communications Inc. Because of Opera’s leadership in developing widgets for mobile phones, we predict a seamless delivery of CHT’s Hami services, giving users an even easier way to search, socialize and simply enjoy the Web,continued by Dr. Jenq.

Opera mobile has been ported on millions of mobiles globally as a default web browser. Recently, Opera has been concentrating on Opera widgets and with partnership with Hami, developed by Taiwan’s leading operator Chunghwa Telecom (CHT), Opera will be able to deliver local online information directly to the GSmart screen.

The GSmart S1200 has a 3.1high-definition, WVGA TFT LCD touch-screen, and comes equipped with the Qualcomm 7200A platform. The phone runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 and features the Multiple User Interface-Smart Pack.

Nokia E72 Video Review

Nokia E72 is an extra-ordinary business handset with a full QWERTY keyboard. Nokia E72 runs on Symbian OS Series 60 v3.2 and 600 MHz ARM processor. It comes with 2.36 inches TFT display, full QWERTY keyboard, 128 MB RAM, 250 MB internal storage, expandable upto 16GB, EDGE, 3G and an excellent 5 mega-pixel camera with autofocus and Carl Zeiss optics.

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Other features includes 3.5mm headphone jack, Nokia Messaging, Office Productivity Suites, FM Radio, A-GPS support, Java, Digital compass, Nokia Maps 3.0, multimedia player, document editor (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, PDF), flash lite v3.0, Push to talk and much more.

Check out the video review of Nokia E72 below:

Related: 20 Amazing Wallpapers For Nokia E72

Motorola Motus Photo And Specs Leaked

Motorola Motus is a new touch screen phone from Motorola, that comes with a slide out QWERTY keyboard. This handset is based on Google’s Android operating system. It runs on 528 MHz Qualcomm processor, coupled with 512 MB of ROM and 256 MB of RAM. Check out the leaked image and specs below.

Motorola Motus Leaked Photo

  • Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE
  • Tri-band 7.2Mbps HSDPA (850, 1900, 2100MHz)
  • 5 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • 256MB RAM
  • A-GPS
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3.1″ capacitive 480×320 display
  • Bluetooth 2.0
  • Weight: 133g
  • 1400mAh battery
  • microSD slot
  • Qualcomm MSM 7201A CPU
  • MOTOBLUR

[ via. BGR ]

Nokia E66 Firmware Updated To Version 400.21.013

Recently, Finnish mobile phone maker, Nokia, released a new firmware update for Nokia E66. The new version 400.21.013 can be easily downloaded from Nokia Software Update. It is advised to backup all your data before updating your device. Check out the complete changelog below:

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NEW FUNCTIONALITIES:

  • Gimlet v9.5 (v9.5.3.72)
  • Quick Office 5.3
  • Ovi Store 1.5 (v1.5.2)
  • Ovi Contacts Preinstalled
  • Mail for Exchange 2.9.176

CHANGES AND IMPROVEMENTS:

  • Email Setup Wizard update
  • WLAN Corrections
  • Internet Radio v1.16 Increased functionality
  • Camera functionality improvement
  • Incoming call hang issue fixed
  • Turkish SMS character input improvement
  • Many functionality and Stability improvements in Mail for exchange

[ via. Daily Mobile ]

Tweetie 2.1 Approved for Apple App Store

The much awaited iPhone app for , Tweetie 2.1 has been approved by the folks at Apple iTunes App store.

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Tweetie 2.1 packs in several new features including support for Twitter Lists, native retweets, Geo Tagging in Twitter and more. The app should show up in the App store in the next few hours. Tweetie 2.1 should be a free update for Tweetie 2.0 users, however, Tweetie 1.0 users will have to purchase the new app from the App store.

[via @atebits and @stevenrubel