Nokia highlights landmark achievements for its key service areas

16. February 2010 at 08:43

Nokia highlights landmark achievements for its key service areas

With a great user experience, an aggressive global rollout plan and a focus on local relevance, Nokia felt that it was time to commend some of the landmark the Nokia services have achieved. Taking a look at the Ovi umbrella of services, Nokia particularly highlighted the success of its Location, Music, Store, Messaging, Money and Life Tools services. Full press release after the break.

Mobile World Congress: News Round Up

16. February 2010 at 00:14

The first day of the Mobile World Congress is over and all major announcements have been brought out to the media. We’re going through the key-announcements which are relevant to the Symbian world. Due to the lack of time we’ll cover these and many other topics in the next days. Nonetheless, here are the major announcements:

Symbian Foundation Unveil Symbian^3

15. February 2010 at 10:00

Symbian ^3 Is Here

Symbian^3 – S^3 – is the first entirely open source release following the platforms transition to an open source license on February 4th, 2010. Symbian^3 brings with it some key features yearned for by Nokia users for sometime now; multi-touch with support for pinch and zoom, single tap throughout the UI and more intuitive multi-tasking. S^3 will also include support for HDMI, so users can plug their device into a TV and watch a 1080p movie. The new graphics architecture will use hardware acceleration to offer users a much improved user interface and the new homescreen supports multiple pages for widgets, enabling the user to just flick between each one. Check out the video demonstration after the jump.

Sony Ericsson kicks off the MWC with the Vivaz Pro

14. February 2010 at 23:31

Today, at Sony Ericsson’s press conference, just one day prior the Mobile World Congress 2010 kicks off, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro has been announced. In it’s roots it’s pretty much the same as the Vivaz, that have been announced a week ago, but with two differences – a full qwerty-keyboard and a 5 megapixel camera instead of 8. Running on S60 5th Edition it comes equipped with a 3.2-inch touch-screen, WiFi, GPS and a five megapixel camera. On top of that, the Vivaz Pro records HD videos and comes, as already highlighted, with a full slide out qwerty-keyboard. The Vivaz Pro will b e available in Q2 of this year

February 14, 2010 – BarcelonaSony Ericsson Vivaz™ pro, announced today, adds a QWERTY keyboard to the touch screen offering, delivering a user experience optimised for messaging and entertainment. The full QWERTY keyboard allows consumers to communicate quickly and efficiently via email, SMS or social networking updates.

Just like flagship phone Sony Ericsson Vivaz™, announced in January, Sony Ericsson Vivaz™ pro allows consumers to produce and broadcast their best experiences in HD video. The open platform also allows users to personalise their entertainment experience by downloading great applications through PlayNow™ and the Symbian Developer Community.

Intel and Nokia to Report Current Development

12. February 2010 at 14:28

Nokia IntelBack in June 2009, Intel and Nokia announced a partnership. Thus for we haven’t seen or heard anything of the results. At Nokia’s press conference in Barcelona Nokia along with Intel will report about the current development. However, what can we expect? Nokia says, that this partnership enhance to shape and drive the future of mobile computing. SymbianWorld will  be covering the Event and the whole Mobile World Congress live from Barcelona. The press conference starts at 11:30 and is followed by Nokias press conference in which they hopefully announce something big. Of course you can watch the conference at http://events.nokia.com. Anyway, keep an eye on SymbianWorld as we’ll bring you all news, interviews, videos, pictures and first hands-on.