Recently, we have posted “Maemo Theme” for Symbian S60 5th Edition phones. Now we are presenting an exclusive Christmas Theme for Symbian S60 devices. Check out the screenshots and supported phones list below:
Nokia has announced the availability of Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition in the U.S. It also comes with a lifetime voice-guided navigation for North America and a car kit for a price tag of $299.
The Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition features Ovi Maps for mobile and it also comes with pre-loaded maps for the entire U.S. and Canada. Of course you can download maps of additional countries using Nokia Map Loader. Other features of Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition include: stereo speakers and surround sound, playback time of up to 35 hours, HSDPA internet connection, a 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and memory expandable up to 16GB.
The Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition retails for approximately 299 USD and is available through www.nokiausa.com and other independent online and retail channels in the United States. If you buy this device before December 31st, you will get a 50 USD Visa prepaid gift card by Nokia to buy mobile applications, videos, games and more from the Nokia Ovi Store.
Playing games can be fun and mobile phones are no longer used to just play “Snake” these days. There has been a huge leap in mobile gaming, and we can now play “First person shooting” and “3D games” on those tiny devices. In the past we have covered games for 80+ awesome games for Nokia and Symbian v3 platform, here are the Top 5 Games according to me for Nokia S60v5 based phones including Nokia N97, N97 Mini, Nokia 5800, Nokia X6 and Nokia 5530 -:
5) Quick Block – Quick Block was one of the most popular game for Uiq phones. After the uiq platform was killed last year, the developers ported the game to Symbian S60v5 platform. The game is a very simple one, you just need to save your block from hitting few other moving blocks on the screen. The game has got decent graphics and it has a very addictive gameplay. Definitely a good game to kill some time! You can download Quick Block from here.
4) Labyrinth – Labyrinth is an accelerometer based game. Here the player needs to guide the ball through a board to a point given on the board. Being a motion control based game, this game is surely fun to play. The graphics of the game is also decent, but the game lags for a second or so sometimes which is irritating. Nevertheless, this is a must have game for your phone. A ‘Lite’ or demo version of Labyrinth can be downloaded from the Ovi Store.
The guys at Fone Arena have shared an awesome Maemo theme for Symbian S60 5th edition phones based on Nokia N900. The theme is called as “Maemo Arena”, and it works on Nokia 5800, N97, 5530 and 5230. Check out the preview below.
Back when I had the Sony Ericsson z550i, I used Yamigo’s awesome service to stay in touch with my friends and family over IM. Now, I have installed nimbuzz and Fring on my 5800 XpressMusic, yet I felt the itch to try out Yamigo’s service on the 5800. Okay, so lets get started before I bore you to death.
IMPS, as you know, directly connects your client with Instant messaging servers. Luckily, on your phone, you have it for free, though you have to use a third party like Yamigo to provide service. Yamigo provides it for free. Currently Yamigo provides free connectivity with the Yahoo, Aim, Icq and MSN instant messaging services. To use this service, you need to register at Yamigo first, which is not even a 5 minutes job. Once you register follow the instructions below.
There is an inbuilt IM client on your 5800 XpressMusic as highlighted in the image. Open it. You will find a screen something like this >
In preference Keep the following settings:
Then define new server. Configuration details:
Server Name – This is a descriptive name for the server which is used only within the IM Client for display purposes. Access Point in Use – This specifies the internet access point (settings profile) that should be used for IM client connections. Use an appropriate profile that will facilitate connectivity to the HTTP URL of the Yamigo IMPS Server. Web Address – http://yamigo.com/wv/control User ID – This setting should contain the name of the user account obtained from the Yamigo Server. Password – This setting should contain the password of the user account defined on the Yamigo Server.
Hit back and viola you are done! Get ready for chatting.
If you ever wanted to buy an iPhone, but had to settle down for a Nokia 5800 or Nokia N97 for the heavy features it offers, here is a way to turn your Nokia 5800/N97 to iPhone like UI. MyPhone which basically is a flash responsive document that turns your age old Symbian look into an iPhones UI.
The UI is pretty impressive on first look. It also has its own Slide to unlock feature.
After you unlock, you get a list of applications:
The developer has also managed to build a good looking flash-rss-reader and sketchpad (which is not responsive at all). After the third screen most of the icons are myself1, myself2 etc.. and are linked to settings.
Though the feel of the app is impressive on start but you get bored of it and its unresponsiveness. Moreover, since it’s just a flash file that is being played, it hides once you press the hard buttons. So fuzz, if you want to impress your friend this is not an option.
You can buy MyPhone for USD 12.99. Yes this delirious looking app is priced $12.99. What was the developer thinking?
Mobbler, one the best S60 client for last.fm music scrobbling, recently got an update. The new version 0.07(6187) now supports S60v5 devices like Nokia 5800 and Nokia N97.
Ever since I got Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, I am glued to listening music on it. I am happy that I can now share my music library details with my friends, through last.fm and Mobbler.
I faced few problems buffering the song. The track stops in between and just wont work and I have to go to next track to entertain myself. And it happens with most of the tracks. Is it the same with you? Hope Mobbler guys update/fix this soon.
Other than that, it consumes loads of RAM. But then it’s fine for me, as I don’t do much when I listen to songs.
PhotoFlow, from Scalado, is a piece of software that can be used to view, and zoom-in on, images stored on the phone. While it as many options as the phone’s default gallery, it is a better performer if you are simply interested in viewing images.
When you start the application, it first loads the skin for the app. The app then pulls in all the photos from the phones gallery and displays them on the skin.
Scroll in the photos sideways to browse though the photo gallery that the app creates. What I like most about this app is, it’s pretty fast if you just want to browse through the gallery. To view the image in full screen mode, you will have to tap the desired image or open the image through option, as shown in the image below. While the app does not support full image viewing, the image opens up in phones default image viewer.
Overall ratings: 3/5
What we like:
-The experience that the app provides for browsing.
Alright, Just last week @preshit tried to woo me to buy iPhone. While chatting over with him trying out applications on his iPhone 2G I tried out the iBeer application. Must say I liked it.
Today, while surfing i came across this application XpressBeer by Mobile Master on similar lines for Nokia touchscreen. Though the application is not as responsive as iBeer but i guess its cool to have one on your phone. This application will work on Nokia 5800 and Nokia 5530 XpressMusic.