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Sony Playstation 3 Firmware 3.50 Is Out; Supports Playback Of 3D Blu-Ray Movies

Sony has just pushed out a firmware update for the PlayStation 3 which adds support for playback of 3D Blu-Ray movies. Of course to playback 3D Blu-ray movies on your PS3, users need to make sure that they have a 3D compatible TV.PS3 3.50 Firmware update

Other changes in this firmware update includes :

* Facebook Integration: Developers will be able to create PS3 games that have deep interaction with Facebook. Once compatible PS3 titles are available, PS3 users can choose to access their information on Facebook including user name, profile, photos and friends list to enhance their gameplay experience.

* Grief Reporting Function: Users can send claim reports directly from the XMB for any inappropriate messages they receive from other PlayStation Network users. This feature is accessible from the option menu of the messages list in the FRIENDS category.

Users need to set their HDMI setting on Auto, and the PS3 will automatically detect your 3D supported TV and do the rest for you.

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Nokia E51 Firmware Updated To Version 410.34.001

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Nokia recently released a new firmware update for its business phone, the Nokia E51. The new version 410.34.001 can be easily downloaded from Nokia Software Updater or via Over-The-Air (OTA). This update is also available through Ovi Suite.

Official changelog for this update is not available yet but it comes with some fixes and improvements. Even though Nokia E51 has a User Data Preservation (UDP), you should backup all your data before updating this device.

This update may not be available for all product codes. You may have to wait for few days or even for few weeks before this update is available in your region.

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.

Nokia 5250 Firmware Updated To Version 10.0.011

Nokia released a new firmware update for its latest smartphone, the Nokia 5250. This device is the successor of highly popular Nokia 5230. This handset comes with a 2.8 inch resistive touchscreen, ARM11 434Mhz processor, 16GB expandable memory and so on. The new version 10.0.011 can be easily downloaded from Nokia Software Update (NSU) or via. Over-The-Air.

Nokia 5250

The complete changelog of this update is not available yet. The new firmware update comes with a wide range of fixes and improvements. Even though Nokia 5250 has support for User Data Preservation (UDP), you should backup all your data before updating this device.

This firmware may not be available for all product codes and region. You may have to wait for few days or even for few weeks before this update is available in your region. If you find something new or if you have some screenshots or videos of this firmware update, please share with us.

Nokia E52 Firmware Updated To V51.018

It’s raining firmware updates for Nokia phones. In the last couple of weeks, Nokia rolled out firmware updates for many of their device and today it is the turn of the E52. The Nokia E52 is the successor to the highly popular E51. Nokia E52 The new firmware updates many of the inbuilt applications of the phone like the Internet browser, QuickOffice, Ovi Chat etcetera. The new firmware update is numbered version 51.018.

Along with updating the core applications of the device, the firmware update also improves the performance and stability of the device. Here is the full change-log according to Mobile Living Room-:

* Browser upgrade to 7.2.6
* QuickOffice upgrade to 6.2.439
* Office 2007 compatibility improved
* OVI Music client update
* Lotus Notes Traveller 8.5.1 update
* myNokia update
* OVI Store 1.6 update
* OVI Sync 2.0 update
* OVI Files widget 1.2.3.0 update
* Nokia Chat 2.0 added
* Email, calendar, contacts improved
* Performance, stability & usability improvements

The firmware update will be gradually rolled out to different parts of the world. Users can update the firmware of the phone either by using Nokia Software Updater or via OTA.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Gets A Firmware Update – R2EA023

Sony Ericsson has just rolled out a new firmware update for their Symbian running multimedia oriented handset the Vivaz. The Sony Ericsson Vivaz runs on the old and out-dated Symbian S60v5 OS and features a 3.2-inch resistive screen. Sony Ericsson VivazThe main selling point of the phone is the 8MP camera at its back and its 720p HD video recording with continuous auto-focus. The firmware update is numbered R2EA023.

Here is the change-log according to DailyMobile-:

*Start up is faster.

*Google maps updated now has search by voice feature.

*Facebook and Roadsync Panels which can now be added to your standby screen.

*Enhanced performance and functionality for YouTube, Facebook, RoadSync and Barcode Reader.

*Stability improvement in the areas of W-LAN, MMS and Internet.

*Video quality improvement for playing MPEG4 format.

*Performance improvement when multitasking.

From the above change-log it is clearly visible that this firmware update is aimed at improving the performance and stability of the device. Vivaz owners can update the firmware of their handset by using the Sony Ericsson Update Service software. However, users are recommended to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update as a firmware update will wipe the phone clean of all data.

Nokia C3 Firmware Updated To V04.45

Nokia has just rolled out a new firmware update for their budget oriented messaging phone – the C3. The firmware update is numbered version 04.45 and aims at improving the performance of the device. This firmware updateNokia C3 is a pretty minor one and is targeted at fixing the bugs present. The Nokia C5 sports a 2.4-inch screen with a resolution of 320×240.

The device also sports a QWERTY keypad and runs on the out dated S40 OS. The Nokia C5 also features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi but lacks 3G and GPS. Users can update the firmware of their device either by using Nokia Software Updater or via OTA. Updating the firmware will wipe the handset clean, so users are recommended to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

Nokia C6 Firmware Updated To V11.0.029

Nokia has just rolled out a new firmware update for the C6. The firmware update is numbered v11.0.029. This firmware update is a pretty minor. It only aims at fixing the bugs present in the phone along with increasing theNokia C6 performance and stability of the device. The Nokia C6 features a 3.2-inch resistive screen with nHD resolution. The handset also features a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and runs on the S60v5 OS.

Here is the full change-log according to The Nokia Blog-:

Stability

*Browser baseline updated, about 250 corrections
*Widgets are leaking RAM, amount of memory leak decreased a lot
*MPX Harvester stopped scanning when encounters File System corruption or other issues
*Improvement to refreshing library in Music player
*Securewidgetpreinstaller slows phone start
*Boot up improved in production

Email

*Mail for Exchange: calendar sync improved
*E-mail message gets scrambled by Email forwarded or replied email are scrambled and full of foreign (mostly Chinese) characters
*Special characters are not displayed correctly in opened mail

Usability

*Big Clock not shown when device lock activated
*Device lock fixed

The firmware is slowly being rolled out to the different regions of the world. The Nokia C6 features UDP (User Data Preservation) so users don’t need to make a backup of their data before proceeding with the firmware update.

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Nokia C5 And X2 Get A Firmware Update

Nokia has just rolled out minor firmware updates for the Nokia C5 and the Nokia X2. The firmware update for the Nokia C5-00 is numbered v032.010, while that of the X2 is numbered v04.80. The C5-00 firmware update bringsNokia C5 with it performance and stability improvements. Along with this, the performance of the web browser and search function have also been improved. This new firmware update also includes the latest version of the Facebook application. Nokia has also bundled Qik application with this firmware update.

The firmware update for the Nokia X2 also aims at improving the performance of the device. The performance of the camera application and the SIM lock feature of the device have been improved. Users can update the firmware on their device by either OTA (Over-The-Air) or by using Nokia Software Updater.

Don’t forget to make a backup of your data on the device before you proceed with the firmware update.

Nokia C6 Firmware Ported To 5800

The Nokia 5800 was the first Symbian S60 v5 based phone from the Finnish giant. Nokia was heavily criticized for the clunky and out-dated S60 v5 UI. However, the 5800Nokia C6 sold like hot cakes all over the world, and still does, thanks to its irresistible price and features like Free Walk and Drive navigation. Due to its popularity, the handset is also very popular among the modding/developer community. Custom firmwares for the 5800 were out for quite some time now.

However, the folks behind PNHT have now managed to port the Nokia C6 firmware over to the 5800. Except for a few differences including the side slide-out QWERTY keyboard on the C6, the internals of both the phones like Processor speed, RAM are totally identical. Users who are interested in installing the Nokia C6 firmware on their phone can check this thread over at PNHT forums.

The Nokia C6 firmware is also compatible with the Nokia 5530. Kudos to the folks at PNHT for their hard work!

Nokia 5800 Firmware Updated To Version 51.0.006

Nokia recently released a new firmware update for its first S60v5 touchscreen phone, the Nokia 5800. The new version 51.0.006 can be easily downloaded from Nokia Software Updater or via Over-The-Air (OTA). This update is not available through Ovi Suite. The new firmware update comes with improved browser and performance. Check out the complete changelog below.

nokia 5800

Nokia 5800 Firmware v51 Changelog:

  • Improved Mail for Exchange
  • Improved video calls
  • Improved browser
  • Improved Performance

Even though Nokia 5800 has support for User Data Preservation (UDP), you should backup all your data before updating this device. This update may not be available for all product codes. You may have to wait for few days or even for few weeks before this update is available in your region. If you find something new or if you have some screenshots or videos of this firmware update, please share with us.