Tagged: Symbian

Spotify announces Symbian app

Spotify has expanded its mobile reach with a launch onto the Symbian platform – a potentially huge new audience spanning around half of the global smartphone market.

As well as a large range of Nokia handsets, the app will also run on a selection of Sony Ericsson and Samsung smartphones running the Symbian platform, such as the Samsung GT-I8910 Omnia HD and Sony Ericsson Satio.

To get Spotify’s Symbian application, users can either download it directly to their phones by visiting m.spotify.com through their mobile web browser, or by entering their phone number on the new Symbian information page to receive instructions via an SMS.

As with the other iPhone and Android Spotify offerings, the Symbian app is only available to those who are Premium, i.e., paid-up members of the service.

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Opera Mobile 10 for Windows Mobile

Days after releasing the Symbian version of Opera Mobile 10, Opera has now announced the launch of the Windows Mobile version of it’s next generation mobile browser.

 

Opera Mobile 10 for Windows Mobile is the successor to version 9.7 that had been announced earlier this year. The latest version of the browser has received a completely revamped look and now looks similar to Opera Mobile 10 for Symbian, which in turn looks similar to Opera Mini 5 released a few months ago. Like we had mentioned in our Opera Mobile 10 review, Opera has confirmed that they are bringing in a unified look to its browsers across various platforms. For the same reason Opera Mobile 10 for Windows Mobile sports a very familiar look – should you be used to the Symbian version of the browser.

 

Opera has enabled a host of features in this beta including Speed Dial, tabbed browsing, a password manager and its very own web browsing compression technology, Opera Turbo. In fact, the review of the Symbian version is in most ways applicable to the Windows Mobile, since it’s visually and functionally similar across various platforms.

 

The new version of the browser will turn out to be quite a different experience for Windows Mobile users

 

Source: http://www.techtree.com/

Sony Ericsson Embraces Android With Xperia X10 Smartphone

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Sony Ericsson has officially launched the Xperia X10, formerly known as the X3 or Rachael, a smartphone that is the first device build by the company using Google’s Android platform.

(ed: no confusion here with the X10 Wireless Security Cameras ads that flooded the net a few years ago) Just like HTC with its Sense user interface, Sony Ericsson has chosen to overlay the default Android UI with a new touchscreen user interface which it calls the UX platform and will provide “unrivalled” integration of “social media services” – think Facebook, Twitter, MSN and will allow the phone’s users to “truly humanise the way people interact with their phones”.

One executive vice president of Sony Ericsson, Rikko Sakaguchi, said in a statement that “With the X10, we are raising the bar we have set ourselves with entertainment-rich phones like Aino and Satio by making communication more fun and playful, multiplying and enriching opportunities to connect.”

The Satio and the Aino were two Symbian-based smartphones that were released back in October but aim at a slightly less upmarket audience compared to the X10 which will be the flagship model in Sony Ericsson’s 2010 range of devices.

Sources: http://www.itproportal.com/