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The latest Ovi Maps 3.0 Beta was just released. Now supports the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and Nokia N97!

The new release includes:

  • Additional features such as weather information, safety spot warners in selected countries, extended country coverage for traffic info service and premium POI’s (Point of Interest) content for travel, selected events and cinema
  • New maps data version
  • Quicker zooming & panning
  • New “Shop & Licenses” format
  • Also, a number of fixes and enhancements onto both Maps Updater and Map Loader have also been implemented – with Maps Updater supporting 21 different languages
  • Last but not least, many bugs have been fixed!

Maps 3.0Beta works with Nokia devices based on:

S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 (E63, E66, E71, E90 Communicator, N81, N81 8GB, N82, N95, N95 8GB)
S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 (E55, E75, N78, N79, N85, N86 8MP, N96, 5320 XpressMusic, 5630 XpressMusic, 5730 XpressMusic, 6210 Navigator, 6220 Classic, 6650, 6710 Navigator, 6720 Classic)
S60 5th Edition (5800 XpressMusic & N97)

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Hey, just found that Ben Smith from Flickr had posted Nokia N97, N82 and HTC Magic picture samples for camera comparison. The pictures were taken in day time. You can view his Flickr pictures here. So what are your thoughts about the comparison?

From the samples, I think:

  • The Winner: Nokia N97
  • 1st Runner up: Nokia N82
  • 2nd Runner up: HTC Magic

Related Post:
Nokia N97 Camera Samples – Malaysia

The Nokia N86 8MP, the winner of the TIPA Award for the Best Mobile Imaging Device in 2009 is now shipping globally. However, the device isn’t listed on the Nokia website yet. So there is no official price tag yet.

The device features variable aperture, which results in vibrant photos even in challenging bright and low-light conditions. The fast mechanical shutter and Automatic Motion Blur Reduction ensure shorter latencies and less motion blur. Processing times between pictures have been more than halved in comparison with many other camera phones.

Uploading pictures and videos on social networking sites like Ovi Share and Flickr is fast and simple with high-speed connectivity of the Nokia N86 8MP. 8GB of internal memory provides enough space for up to 4000 photos and the memory can be increased even further with an exchangeable 16GB microSD card.

Source: Nokia Press

Related post: Download the Nokia N86 8MP Flash Time Screensaver

TehkSeven released a new S60 Theme, Prestige (Solace). I love every S60 theme series by TehkSeven. His themes are smooth with simple backgrounds which is the point I like. The theme is 100% SVG and supports all S60 3rd edition, E series devices are included.

Change Log:
– Re-released with “seven” style icons
– New digital and analogue clocks
– Changed glass effects for various menus to a smooth gradient
– Added icons for the contact/calendar application for E series devices (E71/66/75)
– Nokia E75 is now supported
– Added over 100 new 3rd party icons
– Edited various icons

Download here!

You can donate to show your supports to the theme author for free S60 themes.

Lost the original Snakes 3D after formatted your Nokia S60 phone? You can get it back here.

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The Snakes is a whole new level based world of gameplay, containing over 40 stages of complex mazes with colorful and brilliant 3D graphics, not to mention the impressive gameplay generated soundscapes. Quick reflexes are needed in making those sharp turns and collecting scattered power-ups, shields, teleporters, and other specialities.

  • 42 levels of addictive gameplay.
  • Constantly changing soundscapes generated by the gameplay.

Play Frozen Bubble with accelerometer sensor! Samir added some new functions to the original Frozen Bubble. The description below explained the game’s features.

About Twisted version

New functions added to Elias Konstantinidi version.

  • Accelerometer: Use accelerometer sensor to play and to set settings:
    “Twist” your phone left and right and press a key (or touch screen) to launch the bubble.
  • Dynamic volume and balance: Change music behaviour according to phone position.
    There is 2 options:
    • Volume: The more you rotate your phone, the more volume will be less.
    • Balance: Stereo balance change according to phone positions (better with earphone ).

You can set you own music by putting a file called fbtwisted.mp3 in c:\Data\Others

  • BackLight: Dynamically change backlight intensitivity according to numbers of bubbles explosed.
  • Vibration: The more you explosed bubbles, the more vibration duration will be high.
    You have to enable vibration on your phone settings and unplug usb cable to get this option working.
  • Touch Screen: This version is partially ported to S60 5th edition platform, with touch screen and high resolution.
    To simulate OK key, touch the game screen.
    To simulate Up and Down keys, touch the arrows.
    To simulate left and right menu softkeys, touch the pinguins.

    A version fully compatible with touch screen and with a whole new design is at work.

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Click here if you are looking for the original Frozen Bubble.

You’re not a S60 phone user if didn’t play S60 Frozen Bubble before. Frozen Bubble is a S60 game which you can’t miss, especially the new S60 phone owners. Although, Frozen Bubble’s graphic isn’t as high as other S60 3D games we can find nowadays like the n-gage games and others. It is a very addictive classic S60 game. Thanks to Elias Konstantinidi who ported this game to S60 3rd platform.

As you probably already know Frozen Bubble is a popular free puzzle game (especially in Linux platform). User controls a small canon, shooting bubbles and tries to hit other bubbles so to create groups of 3 or more bubbles of the same color. Whenever this is accomplished these bubbles go away. The purpose of the game is to eliminate all bubbles from stage.

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