Nokia has extended its Life Tools selection with Life+, a web-based addition to its advice-and-information-dispensing SMS service, reflecting just how widespread basic data services are these days. Nokia Life (as the service was renamed in February) uses SMS to deliver information in a wide variety of languages to what we're now …
@author: a feature of the Symbian-based Asha handsets
There are no Symbian-based Asha handsets. The Ashas all use S40 which is *NOT* Symbian.
Re: @author: a feature of the Symbian-based Asha handsets
I have no idea why Reg authors continually think Asha phones run on Symbian. If we're confusing operating systems over similar graphic designs, I don't see why Asha phones can't be MeeGo based...
Why not provide local language?
"... including China, Indonesia, and India. Life+ will be available in just those three, and only in English, ..."
Can many poor people in those countries read English? If you want to get people as future paying customers, I'd have thought a native language service would be the best way to get them to feel good about you.
calling india or china 'emerging societies' is hilarious, since they've been around longer than we have, at 4000+ Years. And just a few centuries ago, we were still in the habit of killing anyone who dared to claim the earth was round.