14 posts • joined Wednesday 21st October 2009 13:23 GMT
Re: Streetmap.eu Ltd. v Google Inc
or try streetmap.co.uk which seems to work just fine.
What a mess
I used Gravity by Jan Ole on my N97 and N8, and what he was doing in terms of usability and UI was light years ahead of any socials apps that Nokia themselves could develop in house.
It's a shame that Nokia keep shooting themselves in the feet.
Mobbler is a fantastic (free) app that not only scrobbles music played on the device back to Last.FM, but also lets you access Last.fm radio
Traffic Info is a (free) live traffic alert app, that will automatically alert you of traffic incidents in your vicinity, and up to 30 minutes ahead of the direction you are driving
Mobile Documents is a (free) email client that is optimised to handle email attachments, allowing you to preview, store and forward these without downloading them to the handset.
SPB Shell replaces the Symbian S60 5th ed GUI with a much slicker front end (expensive, but worth it)
Gravity is a Twitter / Foursquare / Facebook app that does a much better job then Snaptu.
Nice to see symbian getting some love on El Reg.......it's been a long time :p
Sent from my Nokia that doesn't have a detuned antenna.
Green with envy?
I can pick my muti-tasking-phone-with-a-foward-facing-camera-and-working-proximity-sensor and make a call.
So, no I'm not envious. I'm not even sure what you think I *should* be envious about.
But it is nice to see Apple so epically fail ;)
OS or UI?
Symbian as an OS is actually pretty good; for all those doomsayers telling us how useless it is, I'd point to the fact that it multitasks very well (actually, *incredibly* well, given how restrictive Nokias hardware is), and does a lot, if not all, of the things that iOS and Android phones do.
What lets it down is the UI, which is dated, and is shown up by the iPhone and android UI's
Indicative of this is a shell called SPB, which is available for Symbian S60 v5, which takes away the need for the awful Symbian UI, and replaces it with a much slicker, more intuitive UI
I had a conversation with Lee Williams this morning, and he admitted he had never used or looked at SPB shell. I think thats pretty indicative of Symbian as a whole: @don't look at the competition, just keep doing what we do@, and to that end.S^3 doesn't seem to be a huge step forward from S60 v5.
It is very clear that Nokias handsets, and choice of internals, over the last 2 years have severely crippled any Symbian evolution within the smartphone market.
But, maybe, Nokia don't want to chase the smartphone market........maybe they want to sell millions of S60v3 and S60v5 handsets in the emerging markets? A company that started making rubber boots and ended up as the dominant mobile manufacturer is no stranger to diversification and change, surely?
Who knows where the future lies, but I'd really like to see 3 major players in the mobile OS market, and I'd like to see 2 of them being a bit more open than iOS.
You seem to have missed the news that.......
......the N8 will be the first and last phone to run S^3.
And you also misreported that the N9 will run on S^4, when it has already been leaked that future N series devices launched after the N8 will run on MeeGo, with S^4 being used on feature phones.
I realise that you have written Nokia off as a contender, but please, try doing some research on your articles?
The *real* question is........
....does it still have a Guru Meditation when it crashes?
I *loved* my A500 and A1200 back in the early 90's :) As someone earlier pointed out, it always seemed to be the more creative types not bound by uniformity that owned and used these machines.
Unfortunately, I left the A1200 (complete with 54MB internal HDD) in a loft when I moved house...the buyer asked if I wanted it back when he found it, but I said no. Bloody fool.
Nokia Messaging not free?
"Nokia Messaging, a subscription email service based on its $430m Intellisync acquisition in 2005. So you can't get decent Exchange access out of the box, for free."
Blimey, maybe someone should tell Nokia their email service isn't free, because I, and many other Nokia users I know are using Nokia Messaging for no cost, which, last time I checked, was the same as "free"?
"Work in Cheltenham to crunch the data is being carried out under a secret project called Mastering the Internet..........
Earlier this year The Register revealed that Detica and Lockheed Martin were already both involved in Mastering the Internet, contracting on analysis software and hardware respectively."
So we know who is involved (EDS (now HP), Detica and Lockheed Martin), we know what the project is called (Mastering the Internet)..........
I'm just wondering what is so secret about the secret project we know the name of?????
Black 'copter just because.........
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