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Nokia C7 Get Its First Firmware Update – V12.003

Nokia C7

Few days back, Nokia N8 got its first firmware update and now the Symbian^3 powered Nokia C7, which was announced last month at the Nokia World 2010 get its first firmware update. The new firmware update for Nokia C7 is numbered v12.003 and it can be easily downloaded from Nokia Software Updater or via Over-The-Air (OTA).

The complete changelog of this firmware update is not available yet. This firmware is available for all the countries, but you may have to wait for few days or even for few weeks before this update is available in your region.

Even though Nokia C7 has a User Data Preservation (UDP), you should backup all your data before updating this device. If you have received this update, let us know the changes and share pics or videos of the firmware with us.

Motorola Cliq To Receive Android 2.1 Update

Motorola Cliq

There is a good news for all the Motorola Cliq users. After waiting for months, T-Mobile and Motorola are planning to roll out the Android 2.1 update for Motorola Cliq soon, but the exact date is still unknown. The news was confirmed from the leaked screenshot of an internal T-Mobile training system which shows that Android 2.1 update for Motorola Cliq is coming soon.

According to TMO News, employees are usually trained a week ahead of any scheduled release and the T-Mobile employees are set to begin their training on November 7th, so the Android 2.1 update is likely to come in the mid-November.

The update requires 30MB of internal memory and 100MB of available memory on MicroSD card. The update will be available only through the computer and not via. OTA (Over The Air). The whole process will take an hour to complete the update. Motorola Cliq XT is also expected to get the Android 2.1 update soon.

Samsung Xcover B2710 Launched In Russia, Coming Soon To Orange UK

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Last month, Samsung unveiled Xcover B2710, a new rugged phone in the Xcover range of phones. It comes with a 2 inch display, microSD card slot, built-in GPS receiver and more. This phone has been finally launched in Russia and it will be soon available in the UK, exclusively on the airwaves of Orange.

Samsung Xcover B2710 features a 2 inch display, GPRS/EDGE, 3G Connectivity, audio and video player, torch, FM Radio, 3.5mm audio jack, loudspeaker, video calling capabilities, 30MB of internal memory, microSD card slot, digital compass, pedometer, built-in GPS receiver, Google Maps support, up to 19 hours of talk time and much more.

Samsung Xcover B2710 is a rugged phone which protects the handset against shock, dust, water and drops. It is an IP67 certified device, which is the highest rating ever received by a Samsung handset. This phone is water resistant and it works even after being submerged in the water for up to 30 minutes.

Xcover B2710 is available in Russia for a price tag of 5,990 RUB (approx. $200). Orange UK claims the Xcover B2710 also features Wi-Fi. Orange UK will offer this handset on pay as you go and on pay monthly plans.

Angry Birds Android Alternative Download Links

Angry Birds are really angry today and they have made their displeasure very apparent by taking down both Rovio’s and GetJar’s site. If you are having trouble downloading Angry Birds for here are some alternative links posted by Rovio on their site.

Angry Birds

You can download the Angry Birds for Android game from here, here or here. If these goes down will try and add more mirrors.

GetJar Taken Down By Angry Birds

The Angry Birds were shooting for the pigs, but it looks like they got GetJar instead. Who would have thought that one game would have taken down the second most popular app store in the World? However, it has happened with the release of a free Angry Birds for today.

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Both Rovio and GetJar are fighting to keep up with the demand one of the most popular game and soon to be one of the most popular game on Android too.

If you visit GetJar right now, you will see just this message

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The tremendous load on both Rovio’s website and GetJar goes on to show how popular this game is. Go birds go.

Angry Birds For Android Available For Free

Angry Birds, the most popular game for and is now available for users for free. Rovio the publisher of the game have made the game available to users today morning.

Angry Birds for Android Free

The free release of the game has taken their site down, but you can download Angry Bird for Android from GetJar for now. So go ahead and use those birds to kill those pigs right away on your Android device. And if you have time, check out some Must Have Apps for your Android Device too.

RIM Launches BlackBerry Torch Smartphone In India For Rs.35,000

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RIM (Research In Motion) recently launched the elegant looking BlackBerry’s latest smartphone, the BlackBerry Torch. This is the first handset which runs on the new BlackBerry 6 operating system and first handset to feature the combination of a full touch screen display with an iconic BlackBerry keyboard.

With its new high-performance browser, powerful touch screen interface and easy-to-use BlackBerry keyboard, the highly anticipated BlackBerry Torch offers an exceptional mobile experience for both consumers and business users in India,said Frenny Bawa, Managing Director, India, Research In Motion.

BlackBerry Torch comes with a 3.2 inch touch screen display, slide-out QWERTY keyboard with backlighting, 5 megapixel camera with 2X digital zoom, VGA video recording, optical trackpad, 3G Connectivity, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v2.1 with EDR, geotagging, MicroSD card slot, 4 GB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, built-in GPS with BlackBerry Maps, up to 30 hours music playback, up to 18 days Standby Time, up to 5.5 hours talk-time and 1300 mAHr lithium-ion battery.

BlackBerry Torch has a broad range of communications and multimedia features, and this smartphone is ideal for socially connected consumers and packed with some advanced tools for business customers. BlackBerry 6 also integrates a new and rich WebKit-based browser on BlackBerry Torch that renders HTML web pages quickly and beautifully for a great browsing experience.

The universal search on BlackBerry Torch allows users to search through email, messages, contacts, music, videos and more on the smartphone, as well as extend search to the Internet or to discover applications on BlackBerry App World. BlackBerry Torch comes with a price tag of Rs.35,000.

Samsung Galaxy S Android 2.2 Update Is Here!

Looks like Samsung has released the official Froyo firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S. Many users over at XDA-Developers are reporting that they have been able to update their handset to the official Froyo FW (JP6) via KIES. Early reviews suggest that the lag issue which was present in nearly all the Android 2.1 FW is still present. Hopefully, this firmware update will fix the GPS issue which has been plaguing the Galaxy S from the start. Samsung_Galaxy_S

Here is the change-log   according to Brief Mobile :

* Android 2.2 JIT compiler
* Adobe Flash Player 10.1 compatibility
* New Android Market with auto-updating
* Speed improvements
* Pinch-to-zoom homescreen flyover
* Improved default keyboard
* Quick links to GPSand Auto rotationtoggles on notification bar added
* Slightly different graphics and transitions with app drawer and default icon dock
* Colored icons in settings
* GPS Fix
* Colored settings icons
* Media Hub
* Darker menu theme, navy blue color
* Better Exchange support
* Video records in MP4 format
* New Search widget
* New Gmail application

Ironically, @SamFirmware had managed to get his hands on the leaked firmware a few days ago. Samsung had even released the source code of the JPM firmware on their open source website before pulling it back.

Opera Mobile For Android Coming Within A Month

In an official blog post, Opera has confirmed that they are working on Opera Mobile for Android. Opera Mobile will bring with it pinch-to-zoom support and hardware acceleration. Hardware acceleration will allow Opera Mobile to run at lightning speed and make panning and zooming smoother by making optimum use of the GPU power.

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Opera has promised to deliver the first public beta of Opera Mobile within the next month’ and it will be available via Android Market or m.opera.com. The Norwegian browser company will also be releasing an updated version of Opera Mini for the iPhone with hardware acceleration and pinch to zoom support.

With Mozilla also working hard on Firefox for Android, the Android browser competition is sure going to heat up.

Nokia Unveils C5-03 Touchscreen Phone

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Nokia today launched the latest budget touchscreen phone, the Nokia C5-03. This handset runs on the outdated Symbian S60v5 Operating System. It comes with a 3.2 inch touch display, Wi-Fi connectivity, 5 megapixel camera and more. The Nokia C5-03 allows you to set-up your email easily through the Nokia messaging service.

Nokia C5-03 features a 3.2 inch touchscreen display with 360 x 640 pixels resolution, Symbian^1 (S60v5) OS, 5 megapixel camera with 4X digital zoom, Wi-Fi, 3G Connectivity, A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, Ovi Maps, Ovi Store, up to 35 hours of music playback, upto 7.5 hours of video playback and so on.

Other features include music player, stereo FM radio, Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR, Micro-USB connector and charging, 40MB internal memory, 32GB expandable memory, 2GB microSD card included Ovi Music, Ovi Mail, 4.5 hours of talktime on 2G, 4.5 hours of talktime on 3G and 25 days of stand-by time and 1000 mAH battery.

Nokia C5-03 measures 105.8 mm x 51.0 mm x 13.8 mm (L x W x H) and weighs only 93g. This handset has a 5 megapixel camera with 4X digital zoom, but no flash. It allows you to put your most important contacts directly onto the home screen in just two taps. The latest version of Ovi Maps comes with public transport support and location sharing through social networks.

Nokia C5-03 is available in 4 different colors – Graphite Black, Lime Green, Petrol Blue and Aluminum Grey. This handset comes with a price tag of €170 (approx. $240). It is expected to be available at the end of Q4, 2010.