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Angry Birds Rio for Symbian lands in Nokia's Ovi Store

Angry Birds is one franchise that sure gives new meaning to the word cross-platform. Angry Birds Rio, the latest installment in the bird-slinging series from Rovio Mobile, is now available in Nokia's Ovi Store, ready to fly to your Symbian device. Angry Birds Rio has so far been spotted on iOS, Android, and webOS. As with the versions for all the other platforms, Angry Birds Rio for Symbian has...

Firefox 4 Mobile officially released for Android and Maemo devices

Moments ago, Mozilla stripped the release candidate moniker from Firefox 4 Mobile and pronounced it fit for public release. If you have a Nokia N900 phone, or a fairly-modern Android 2.0-or-later device, go ahead and install it from the Market, by using scanning the QR code after the break, or by visiting Firefox.com/m. Accompanying the release is the launch of Spark, a cute social game that's ...

PayPal app for Nokia Symbian smartphones now available

PayPal has (very) quietly released an application for Nokia Symbian smartphones, which is now available to download from Nokia's Ovi Store. It only seems to be downloadable if you're in the U.S. or U.K. at the moment, but support for more countries is probably on its way -- after all, the Ovi Store is perhaps the most global of all smartphone app stores. The PayPal app for Symbian is free,...

Nokia Software Updater for Mac now available

Nokia has released the first version of the Software Updater for Mac, via Nokia Beta Labs -- its arm that deals with experimental and pre-release software, akin to Google's 'Labs' features in their products. The Nokia Software Updater is an application that, like its name implies, allows you to update the software on your Nokia phone. Up until now, there's only been a Windows version of th...

Nokia will be allowed to customize every part of Windows Phone 7

In a bit of an about-turn, Microsoft will allow Nokia to "customize everything" in Windows Phone 7 in order to both differentiate it from handsets made by current WP7 OEMs, such as HTC and Samsung, and presumably to ensure smooth integration with Nokia's existing services. Microsoft had, until now, kept a draconian grip on the look and feel of Windows Phone 7. In fact, other than being allowed ...

Nokia Windows Phone will not support Qt, Symbian developers left high and dry

Following news of the Nokia-Microsoft strategic partnership, Nokia has sent a letter to its beleaguered developers to say that Qt will continue to be the development framework for its Symbian phones -- but as far as Nokia Windows Phone 7 devices go, Qt will not be supported. Silverlight and the XNA framework will be the only options for Nokia WP7 developers. In the letter, Nokia says that it pl...

Nokia gets Windows Phone 7, Bing, Xbox Live and Office in partnership with Microsoft

It's finally happened, Nokia's just announced that it'll be partnering Microsoft in a 'Broad Strategic Partnership' to not only take on Windows Phone 7 for future smartphones, but trade existing software technologies. Nokia CEO Stephen Elop, a former Microsoft executive himself, announced that he has managed to push through a union that'll see not only Windows Phone 7 taking primary duty on Nok...

Nokia Bubbles combines lock screen and shortcuts for Symbian phones

Nokia Bubbles is an experimental new way to unlock your Symbian phone and quickly perform common actions at the same time. When a phone with Bubbles is in sleep mode, you can hit the "apps" key to bring up a cluster of floating bubbles that serve as shortcuts for actions like opening an app or returning a recent call. When you drag a bubble to the lock icon in the center of the screen, your phone ...

A brief glimpse of Nokia's popularity outside the Western world

It's easy to forget just how different the customs of other nations are. While Americans carry dogs around in handbags, Koreans eat them. In England, we gurn; and in Spain, they throw tomatoes. We're a world of completely disparate customs -- yet somehow we can't fathom that Nokia and the Symbian OS could be ahead of Apple and Google in the smartphone market. It's really quite crazy. It's like...

Facebook launches mobile app for feature phones

Now that Facebook has built a massive international userbase, the company is making an effort to cater to a global audience that still overwhelmingly uses feature phones. The new Facebook for Feature Phones app works on 2,500+ mobile devices from popular manufacturers like Nokia, Sony Ericsson, and LG. It offers an almost smartphone-like Facebook experience, complete with home screen, contact sync...

SPB Migration Tool lets you easily transfer your data from Symbian or Windows Mobile to Android

One of the most annoying and time-consuming things you need to do whenever you buy a new smartphone is transfer all your data from the old phone to the new one. SPB, a software company best known for its Mobile Shell UI overlays for Windows Mobile and Symbian, has come to your rescue with the SPB Migration Tool. This part-service, part-app will help you easily get your data from an old Symbian or ...

Angry Birds for Symbian gets two new birds and two new worlds

Angry Birds for Nokia's Symbian smartphones has been updated to version 1.4.2 (the previous one being 1.2.1, for those keeping track). This is the 'normal' version of the game, not the holiday-themed Angry Birds Seasons, mind. The update brings two new worlds, one golden egg world, and two new birds: Boomerang and the Steroid Bird. There's also a new splash screen, and the main dashboard theme ...

Angry Birds Seasons for Symbian available now in Nokia's Ovi Store

Angry Birds Seasons has now become available in Nokia's Ovi Store. Angry Birds Seasons is Rovio's holiday-themed version of the insanely popular mobile game, and it has already been out for iOS and Android for a while. And starting today, it also brings its 25 new levels to devices powered by the new Symbian (formerly known as Symbian^3), such as the Nokia N8, C7, and C6-01. Like the Android v...

YouTube app for Symbian now plays higher quality video and supports new devices

The official, Google-made YouTube app for Symbian has received an update that takes it to version 2.4.10 and brings a few notable improvements compared to previous iterations. First off, devices running the new Symbian OS are finally supported -- meaning that you can run this app on a Nokia N8, C7, C6-01, or even E7 when that becomes available. Also in are higher quality videos, where the sour...

Skype for Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and E7 now available

Skype has released a new version of its mobile client for Symbian devices, which features improved call quality and support for smartphones running the new Symbian (formerly known as Symbian^3), such as the Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and the soon-to-be-released Nokia E7. The new Skype client includes SILK, Skype's high quality audio codec, to make sure that calls sound great even if you're on a low-ba...