Friday, March 05, 2010

Entropia Universe

Watch live streaming video from stargazing at

Watch one of the "ubers" namely Jenna Star Mercury
from the RCE game Entropia Universe play live.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Google Book Search opening up over 1.5 million for iPhone

Google has announced that it has extended its book search to mobile devices.

Mobile Phone Industry Is Massive

"4 billion mobile phone subscriptions on the planet, covering 60% of the population. 3.4 billion actual phones in use and connected. 3 billion unique phone owners. 3 billion active users of SMS text messaging. 1.9 billion cameraphones in use. 1.7 billion consumers of various premium data services on mobile. 1.35 billion active users of MMS 1.05 active users of browsing ("mobile internet") on the phones. The total content industry on mobile is worth 71 billion dollars. Messaging on mobile worth 130 billion. Total data on phones worth 200 billion. Total mobile services, voice and data, worth 800 billion and the total annual revenues of the mobile industry including handset and network equipment sales, worth one Trillion dollars." says Tomi Ahonen

Friday, November 28, 2008

Python Library for Japanese Mobile Devices

geomobilejp 0.1.0 is a Python library for handling GPS information of Japanese mobile devices, such as DoCoMo's iArea.



Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Treasuremytext 2.0

Treasuremytext is a free online service that allows you to forward any SMS to them for archiving. They have numbers setup in several countries for the service where you can forward your SMS. Forward any text and the message immediately shows up on their site. You can save memorable tweets, jokes and other messages you want to keep. There are no limits and Treasuremytext don't make any additional charges on the messages you send. Archived messages can be public or private. Treasuremytext also gives you your own URL and an RSS feed for your archived messages.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Free file browser for S60 v7, v8 and v9

ActiveFile for S60 Platform (formerly Series 60 User Interface) is FREE! program to browse all folders and files in your S60 v7, v8 and v9 mobile phones with wide range of functions on phone’s file system

Key Features

Here are some key features of ActiveFile:

  • File management with 2 panels(File manager similar to Total Commander). so, you can view one folder in the first tab and browse to another folder in the second tab
  • View all drives/folders/files on phone *
  • File sorting by name, extention, uid, size, date, and ascending, descending
  • Full file management with copy, move, rename, delete, make directory, make file, file properties, and set attributes
  • Search files & directories
  • Send files thru MMS, SMS, bluetooth, infrared
  • View file/folder details
  • Multi-selection
  • Allows to add open with every file type
  • Compress and decompress file using gzip format
  • Modify the attributes of files and folder
  • Quick check of available storage on your drives
  • Allow multiple instances. So, you can launch ActiveFile more than 1 instances
  • Hardware device & network info
  • View running processes, tasks, kernel objects
  • SMS creator tool to create SMS(fake SMS) and save it to a destination folder(Inbox, Drafts, Outbox, Sent folder) without used your sim card credit
  • Capture screenshot and save it to a file in JPEG, GIF, BMP, PNG, and MBM format **
  • Memory & battery monitor tool
  • Have an option to access inbox files
  • Messaging explorer
  • Folder shortcut or hotkeys
  • Command/menu shortcuts or hotkeys
  • Toggle to full screen

* Protected folders on S60 3rd edition are accessible only for ActiveFile with manufacturer capabilities

** Available only for S60 1st edition, 2nd edition & 3rd edition with extended capabilities or manufacturer capabilities

Free Download:
for Symbian OS 9.1, S60 rel. 3.0 with basic capabilities
ActiveFile_1.30.86_S60_3_0-basic.SISX - SIGNED
for Symbian OS 9.1, S60 rel. 3.0 with extended capabilities
ActiveFile_1.30.86_S60_3_0-extended.SIS - UNSIGNED
for Symbian OS 9.1, S60 rel. 3.0 with manufacturer capabilities
ActiveFile_1.30.86_S60_3_0-manufacturer.SIS - UNSIGNED
(Nokia 3250, 5500 Sport, 6290, 6650 T-Mobile, N71, N73, N75, N80, N91, N92, N93, N93i, E50, E51, E60, E61, E61i, E62, E65, E70)
for Symbian OS 9.2, S60 rel. 3.1 with basic capabilities
ActiveFile_1.30.86_S60_3_1-basic.SISX - SIGNED
for Symbian OS 9.2, S60 rel. 3.1 with extended capabilities
ActiveFile_1.30.86_S60_3_1-extended.SIS - UNSIGNED
for Symbian OS 9.2, S60 rel. 3.1 with manufacturer capabilities
ActiveFile_1.30.86_S60_3_1-manufacturer.SIS - UNSIGNED
(Nokia 5700, 6110 Navigator, 6120 Classic, 6121 Classic, 6124 Classic, N77, N78, N81, N82, N92, N95, E90)
for Symbian OS 9.3, S60 rel. 3.2 with basic capabilities
ActiveFile_1.30.86_S60_3_2-basic.SISX - SIGNED
for Symbian OS 9.3, S60 rel. 3.2 with extended capabilities
ActiveFile_1.30.86_S60_3_2-extended.SIS - UNSIGNED
for Symbian OS 9.3, S60 rel. 3.2 with manufacturer capabilities
ActiveFile_1.30.86_S60_3_2-manufacturer.SIS - UNSIGNED
(Nokia 6210 Navigator, 6220 Classic, N78, N96)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Nokia N79 is out

Physical features, power and memory


  • Form: Classic
  • Dimensions: 110 x 49 x 15 mm
  • Weight: 97g
  • Volume: 74 cc

Display and 3D

  • Size: 2.4"
  • Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA)
  • Up to 16 million colours with light sensor
  • Active matrix technology
  • Color and brightness control
  • Orientation sensor
  • Ambient light detector

Keys and input method

  • Numeric keypad
  • Navi Wheel
  • Dedicated camera and volume keys
  • Voice commands

Colors and covers

  • Available in-box colors:
    • Canvas white with light sea blue/espresso brown/olive green
    • Seal grey with espresso brown/coral red/white
  • Changeable Xpress-on™ smart covers


  • Micro-USB connector with mass storage class support, High-Speed USB 2.0
  • 3.5 mm AV connector


  • BL-6F 1200 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Talk time (maximum):
    • GSM 5 h 30 min
    • WCDMA 3 h 30 min
    • VoiP 4 h
  • Standby time (maximum):
    • GSM 372 h
    • WCDMA 406 h
    • WLAN 172 h
  • Browsing time with packet data (maximum): 5 h 54 min
  • Video playback time (maximum): 4 h 24 min
  • Video recording time (maximum): 3 h 30 min
  • Video calling time (maximum): 2 h 20 min
  • Music playback time (maximum): 29 h
  • Gaming time (maximum): 4h


  • microSD memory card slot, hot swappable, max. 8 GB
  • Up to 50 MB internal dynamic memory

Communication and navigation

Operating frequency

  • Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900, EGSM 900
  • Automatic switching between GSM bands
  • Flight mode

Data network

  • GPRS class A, multislot class 11, maximum speed 85.6/64.2kbps (DL/UL)
  • EDGE class B, multislot class 32, maximum speed 296/177.6 kbps (DL/UL)
  • WCDMA 900/2100, maximum speed PS 384/384 kbps (UL/DL)
  • HSDPA, maximum speed 3.6 Mbps (DL)
  • WLAN 802.11b, 802.11g
    • WLAN Security: WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, WPA-Enterprise, WPA-Personal, WEP
    • WLAN Quality of Service: WMM, U-APSD
    • WLAN wizard
  • TCP/IP support
  • Capability to serve as data modem

Local connectivity and synchronization

  • Bluetooth version 2.0 with Enhanced Data Rate
  • Add-on solutions enable integration into enterprise private branch exchange (PBX) infrastructure
  • Digital Living Network Alliance certification
  • UPnP support
  • MTP (Mobile Transfer Protocol) support
  • TV out (PAL/NTSC) with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, sold separately) or WLAN/UPnP
  • Nokia XpressPrint
  • Support for local and remote SyncML synchronization

Call features

  • Integrated hands-free speakerphone
  • Automatic answer with headset or car kit
  • Any key answer
  • Call waiting, call hold, call divert
  • Call timer
  • Logging of dialed, received and missed calls
  • Automatic redial
  • Speed dialing
  • Enhanced voice dialing
  • Fixed dialing number support
  • Virbrating alert (internal)
  • Side volume keys
  • Mute/unmute
  • Contacts with images
  • Talking ring tones
  • Conference calling with up to 6 participants
  • Video calling: QCIF / 15fps
  • Push to talk
  • VoIP


  • SMS with support for concatenated SMS for long messages
  • Multiple SMS deletion
  • Text-to-speech message reader
  • MMS message size up to 300 kb
  • Automatic resizing of images for MMS
  • Common inbox for SMS and MMS messages
  • Cell broadcast


  • Supported protocols: IMAP, POP, SMTP
  • Support for e-mail attachments
  • Support for e-mail with filtering
  • Support for Nokia Intellisync Wireless Email
  • Support for Nokia Mobile VPN

Web browsing

  • Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML, WML
  • Supported protocols: HTTP, WAP
  • TCP/IP support
  • Nokia Web Browser
    • Mini Map
  • Nokia Mobile Search

GPS and navigation

  • Integrated A-GPS
  • Nokia Maps application

Image and sound


  • 5 megapixel camera (2584 x 1938 pixels)
  • Image formats: JPEG, Exif
  • CMOS sensor, Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar™ lens
  • 20 x digital zoom
  • Autofocus with two-stage capture key
  • Focal length: 5.2 mm
  • Focus range: 10 cm to infinity
  • Macro focus: 10-50 cm
  • Dual LED flash
  • Flash modes: On, off, automatic, red-eye reduction
  • White balance modes: automatic, daylight, cloudy, tungsten, fluorescent
  • Center weighted auto exposure; exposure compensation: +2 ~ -2EV at 0.33 step
  • Capture modes: still, sequence, self-timer, video
  • Scene modes: automatic, manual, close-up, portrait, landscape, sport, night portrait, night.
  • Color tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
  • Light sensitivity modes: high, medium, low, automatic
  • Full-screen viewfinder with grid
  • Active toolbar
  • Dedicated camera key
  • Slide cover for protection and camera activation
  • Landscape (horizontal) orientation
  • Photo editor on device
  • TV out (PAL/NTSC) with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, sold separately) or WLAN/UPnP
  • Nokia XpressShare
  • Nokia XpressTransfer
  • Rotating gallery with Navi™ wheel support
  • Slideshow from gallery with Ken Burns effect (automatic zoom and pan) and 3D sound effect stereo speakers


  • Main camera
    • Video recording at up to 640 x 480 pixels (VGA) and up to 30fps
    • Up to 8 x digital video zoom
  • Front camera
    • Up to 2x digital video zoom
  • Video recording file formats: MPEG4; codecs: H.263, H.264
  • Audio recording formats: AMR, AAC stereo
  • Image stabilization
  • Video white balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
  • Scene modes: automatic, night
  • Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, negative
  • RealPlayer
  • Video playback file formats: MPEG4, AVC/H.264, WMV, RV, Flash Video, H.263/3GPP
  • Video straming: . MPEG4, AVC/H.264, WMV, RV, Flash Video, H.263/3GPP
  • Landscape mode video playback
  • Video calling: QCIF / 15fps
  • Video ring tones (2 built-in tones)
  • TV out (PAL/NTSC) with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, sold separately) or WLAN/UPnP
  • Online album/blog: photo/video uploading from gallery
  • Rotating gallery with Navi™ wheel support
  • Real time video sharing to another compatible mobile device
  • Video sharing support (WCDMA network services)

Music and audio playback

  • Nokia Nseries digital music player
    • Playlists
    • Equalizer
    • Selection by artist, album and genre
    • Album graphics display
    • Skins
  • Music playback file formats: .mp3, .wma, .aac, eAAC, eAAC+
  • Audio streaming
  • UPnP music streaming
  • Dedicated volume keys
  • FM radio 87.5-108 MHz with RDS support
  • FM transmitter 88.1 - 108 MHz
  • Visual Radio support
  • 3.5 mm stereo headphone plug
  • Nokia Music Player
  • Nokia Music Manager
  • Nokia Music Store support
  • Nokia Podcasting support
  • Ring tones: mp3, aac, 64-tone polyphonic (35 built-in tones)
  • 3D sound effect stereo speakers
  • Integrated stereo speakers
  • Synchronize music with Windows Media Player

Voice and audio recording

  • Voice commands
  • Enhanced voice dialing
  • Audio recording formats: AMR, AAC stereo
  • Digital stereo microphone
  • Text-to-speech

Personalization: profiles, themes, ring tones

  • Customizable profiles
  • Ring tones: mp3, aac, 64-tone polyphonic (35 built-in tones)
  • Video ring tones (2 built-in tones)
  • Support for talking ring tones
  • Wallpapers
  • Screensavers
  • Ring tones
  • Pre-installed themes
  • Changeable colour themes
  • Automatic theme change with Xpress-on™ smart covers.


Software platform and user interface

  • S60 3rd edition, Feature Pack 2
  • Symbian OS version 9.3
  • Active standby
  • Voice commands
  • FOTA (Firmware update Over The Air)
  • Multimedia menu
  • Navi™ wheel support
  • Automatic UI rotation

Personal information management (PIM): contacts, clock, calendar etc.

  • Advanced contacts database: multiple number and e-mail details per contact, contacts with images
  • Support for assigning images to contacts
  • Support for contact groups
  • Closed user group support
  • Fixed Dialing Number support
  • Clock: digital, world clock
  • Alarm clock with ring tones or radio as alarm sound
  • Calculator
  • Calendar with week and month view
  • Converter
  • Written notes, voice notes
  • To-do list
  • Personal Information Management, Calendar, Contacts, to do lists support


  • Java™ : CLDC 1.1, MIDP 2.1, PDA (JSR 75), Java APIs for Bluetooth (JSR 82), Mobile Media API 1.1 (JSR 135), Mobile 3D Graphics API for J2ME 1.1 (JSR 184), Wireless Messaging API 2.0 (JSR 205), Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for J2ME (JSR 226), J2ME Web Services Specification (JSR 172), Security and Trust Services API for J2ME (JSR 177), Location API for J2ME (JSR 179), SIP API for J2ME (JSR 180), Advanced Multimedia Supplements (JSR 234), Nokia UI API
  • Flash Lite 3.0
  • Nokia Web Browser
    • Mini Map
  • Quickoffice (Quickword, Quickpoint, Quicksheet)
  • Adobe Reader
  • Zip Manager
  • Nokia Maps
  • Nokia Dowload!
  • Nokia Mobile search
  • Adding more applications:
    • Use the Download! Client - Visit to download free applications to your S60 device
    • Visit Nokia Software Market


  • Included try and buy games, full licence for one of the list :
    • Asphalt 3
    • Hooked On: Creatures of the deep
    • Worlds series of poker
    • Block breaker deluxe
    • Tetris
    • Space impact
    • System Rush
    • Brain Challenge
    • Mile High Pinball
    • Snakes Subsonic
    • Sims 2: Pets
    • FIFA 08
    • Midnight pool
    • Reset generation
    • Bounce
  • N-Gage application included


Sales package contents*

  • Nokia N79
  • Two extra Nokia N79 Xpress-on™ smart covers
  • Nokia Battery (BL-6F)
  • Nokia Travel Charger (AC-5)
  • Nokia Connectivity cable (CA-101)
  • Nokia 4GB microSD card (MU-41)
  • Nokia Music Headset (HS-45,AD-54)
  • User Guide
  • Get Started Guide
  • DVD

Recommended accessories

  • Nokia Bluetooth Stereo Headset BH-903
  • Nokia Bluetooth Speakers MD-7W
  • Nokia Car Kit CK-300
  • Nokia Video-Out Cable CA-75U
  • Nokia 8 GB microSDHC Card MU-43
  • Nokia Universal Charging Holder CR-99

No need to flash your high beams - just use you Trapster

Trapster® users share the location of police speed traps just by interacting with their mobile phones. The system uses the phone's GPS capabilities and wireless location, voice transcription, geocoding, reverse geocoding, and SMS, with a central database server. It communicates in real time, using the Internet to instantly alert other users as they approach the reported trap.

The Trapster® software and service is totally free and you can signup on there website for a free account and download this great piece of software.

Free Download: tms.jad and tmu.jad

Saturday, October 27, 2007

N810 Internet Tablet

The N810 Internet Tablet has been released. Here are the specifications of the OS2008 phone.


  • Weight: 7.97 oz
  • Length: 2.83 in
  • Width: 5.04 in
  • Thickness: 0.55 in


  • High-resolution 4.13” WVGA display (800 x 480 pixels) with up to 65,000 colors


  • TI OMAP 2420, 400Mhz


  • DDR RAM 128MB
  • Flash 256MB


  • Up to 2GB internal memory
  • Support for compatible miniSD and microSD memory cards (with extender). Supports cards up to 8GB. (SD cards over 2GB must be SDHC compatible.)

Operating Times*

  • Battery: Nokia Battery BP-4L
  • Continuous usage (display on, wireless LAN active): up to 4 hours
  • Music playback: up to 10 hours
  • Always online time: up to 5 days
  • Standby time: up to 14 days

*Operating times may vary depending on the radio access technology used, configuration and usage. The availability of the product and its features depend on your area and service providers, so please contact them and your Nokia dealer for further information.

Other characteristics

  • Smooth slide with integrated QWERTY keyboard
  • Built-in GPS receiver
  • High quality stereo speakers and sensitive microphone
  • High-resolution widescreen display
  • Integrated desk stand
  • Integrated VGA web camera
  • HW key to lock touch screen and keys
  • Ambient light sensor


  • WLAN standard: IEEE 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth specification v.2.0 . +EDR (profiles supported: HID, FTP, DUN, GAP, SPP, HSP, SAP and OPP)
  • USB high speed for PC connectivity
  • 3.5 mm stereo headphone plug

Language support

  • HW keyboard variants: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish-Portuguese, Scandinavian and Russian
  • User interface languages: British English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, American English, Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, Latin American Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese
  • User guide languages: British English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, American English, Brazilian Portuguese, Canadian French, Latin American Spanish, Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Russian, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, Arabic
  • Easy install for new applications, applets, and personalization
  • Operating system updates available over the Internet

Web Browsing

  • Browser based on Mozilla technology with state-of-the-art web standard support including AJAX
  • Page navigation with scrolling, panning or using hardware buttons, zooming in and out of web sites.
  • Full desktop Adobe® Flash® 9 plugin, including video and audio streaming


  • Built-in media player for viewing and listening to downloaded, transfered or streamed media content and easy-on-device management of media library
  • Direct access to shared media over Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
  • Supported video formats: 3GP, AVI, WMV, MP4, H263, H.264, MPEG-1, MPEG-4, RV (RealVideo)
  • Supported audio formats: MP3, WMA, AAC, AMR, AWB, M4A, MP2, RA (RealAudio), WAV
  • Supported playlist formats: M3U, PLS, ASX, WAX, WVX, WPL


  • Internet messaging and calling with video
  • Effortless and automated presence and contacts application for centralizing communication tasks
  • SIP support and interoperability with industry standard services


  • Map application with pre-loaded maps including points of interest
  • Premium services available on purchase including Wayfinder navigation


  • Browser access to familiar webmail services
  • E-mail application for personal e-mail usage with IMAP4, SMTP, and POP3 support


  • Full-screen finger usable image viewing and slideshow functionality
  • Image editing functionality with rotating, cropping, and scaling
  • Supported Image formats: BMP, GIF, ICI, JPE, JPEG, PNG, TIF/TIFF, SVG, Tiny, WBMP

RSS Reader

  • Reader for subscribing, managing and keeping up-to date with web feeds
  • Support for RSS 1.0/2.0 and Atom 1.0


  • File manager
  • PDF reader
  • Clock
  • Games: chess, blocks, mahjong and marbles
  • Backup and restore
  • Command prompt for the more adventurous users

Input methods

  • HW keyboard, full screen finger keyboard and on-screen keyboard

Monday, March 19, 2007

PerCushion Pillow Phone

"Just when you thought you'd seen everything in the world of mobile phones comes this, the PerCushion Pillow Phone. Basically, it's a pillow (i.e. the thing you use to sleep on) with a Bluetooth device embedded inside it that connects to your mobile phone (i.e. the thing you do not use to get a good night's sleep!).

Not only Bluetooth - the PerCushion also comes with an integratged microphone, loudspeaker, rechargeable lithium ion battery and LEDs that indicate whether the pillow's receiving a call or not (though presumably the loud ringtone screaming into your ear as you sleep might also indicate a call coming in!)"

Crazy and lazy idea.