Saturday, February 17, 2007

I am lucky, I have test the Nokia E90

This week with the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona have been really interesting.
I hope I next year will be able to join this event.

But lucky me, I have actually this week been able to test two new Nokia phones (here in Stockholm): the Nokia E61i and the Nokia E90.
They are really great phones, especially the Nokia E90 phone with integrated GPS and also a radio!
I can't wait till I own a Nokia E90 phone, for more information read the My-Symbian review

Nokia also released a new a version of Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite, Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite 8.0, read more about it here. I have now also got the software and will test it later.

my favorite apps for my Nokia E61 phone

I haven't really understand how many great applications you are able to download and install on a Nokia E61 phone (many times they are also for free). I have wifi at home, this is really great (Nokia E61 support wifi), because of that I use my phone more often than before (I don't have to start up my pc - I use my phone instead)

I have install these applications on my Nokia E61 phone:
- gmail, read more here.
I think it is the best JavaME application ever!
I forward all my E-mail to my gmail account and because of that I am able to read all my old Email from the phone, It is really great application!
- Nokia Mobile search
Free Nokia application, search from the phone
- Search (a local search application), download from here.
This is really great, I now able to search locally data stored in my phone
- Adobe Reader
- Opera mini
- Google Maps
- Screenshot for Symbian OS (S60)
sometimes you need to take a screenshot, this application help you
- smart2go, read more here.
The free software Nokia ship with the Nokia E90 phone

I haven't installed these applications yet, but I will later test them also:
- fring, read more here.
- Windows Live search for Mobile, read more here.
- Push email and SyncML with open source Java ME project, read more here
- Nokia Intellisync Mobile Suite 8.0, read more here.

What application is missing?
Well I would like to have skype on my phone!

Read Tommi's S60 applications Blog about Shortlist of interesting S60 add-on stuff

Sunday, February 11, 2007

karate training camp with Sensei Mikael Lundström, 5th Dan

Today I was at a karate training camp with Sensei Mikael Lundström 5th Dan, he is the head of Kimura Shukokai Sweden. I think it was great training camp, we learned new fun kata called ANONKO. But now my body hurts after practising karate 5h during this weekend.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2

S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 was announced today.
Read about it here

Improvements in Java™ support in S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2 focus on providing support for the subset of the Mobile Service Architecture (JSR-248). The goal of JSR-248 is to reduce the fragmentation of Java APIs.
  • support for MIDP 2.1
  • The subset of JSR-248 has been implemented. It encompasses JSR-118, JSR-184, JSR-205, and JSR-226, as well as PDA Optional Packages for the J2ME™ Platform (JSR-75), Java™ APIs for Bluetooth (JSR-82), Mobile Media API (JSR-135), and Connected Limited Device Configuration 1.1 (JSR-139).
  • updated version of the Scalable 2D Vector Graphics API for J2ME™ (JSR-226)
  • Java™ APIs for Bluetooth (JSR-82) has been updated to v1.1.
read more at: S60 3rd Edition: What's New for Developers

Related to this see the article the Mobile Services Architecture Specification which introduces JSR 248 and next generation platform for Java ME devices.

The Sun Java Wireless Toolkit 2.5 for CLDC final version is now available for download, and is it is packed with lots of good stuff, including supported for all the JSRs under the Mobile Services Architecture Specification (MSA).
Read more about at it at C. Enrique Ortiz Mobility Weblog

S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2 focus on providing support for the subset of the Mobile Service Architecture (JSR-248). It look to me "S60 3rd Edition, Feature Pack 2" target low end devices. We have to wait and see when Nokia release support for the full MSA stack that target high end devices.