Skype Now Available for Nokia Belle Symbian OS


While owners of Windows Phone still have to wait for a native Skype solution despite Microsoft’s acquisition of the VoIP telephony company, owners of Nokia’s Symbian smartphone with the latest Nokia Belle, former called Symbian Belle or Symbian^3 Belle, can now download the Skype app. Unfortunately, though, it doesn’t look like video calling is supported […]

Nokia Focuses on Location, Mapping for Growth


After having launched its 3D mapping campaign through Ovi Maps at the Where 2.0 conference in Santa Clara, CA, Nokia may be looking at an even larger re-organization campaign to deliver value to users through location services an apps. Nokia will be bridging its mobile phone business together with Navteq, which it had acquired, and […]

Nokia Attempts to Get Social with Special NFC Edition of Angry Birds


Nokia and Rovio, makers of the Angry Birds franchise, are hard at work to ready an NFC-compatible version of Angry Birds to create a social aspect of game play that mixes the social, real-life experience with the digital game playing experience. The game is being developed and will launch in the Nokia Ovi Store to […]

Nokia Uses Yahoo! to Host Ovi Mail, Chat


Nokia is now offloading the hosting of its Ovi Mail services from its own servers to Yahoo!’s servers and platform. The move is being positioned by Nokia as being more beneficial to consumers of the free Ovi Mail services as it delivers a faster, richer mail experiences, integration with Chat, and also access to other […]

Why Won’t Android Users Pay for Apps?


A study by IHS states that the Android Market grew by 861% in 2010. Of course most of that can be attributed to ┬áthe surge in Android device sales, but the growth of Android app sales isn’t as impressive as it might sound. While Android rivals iOS in terms of device sales, the Android market […]

Nokia to Focus on Apps to Drive Growth


Nokia is at a juncture between Symbian, which it had relied upon for years, and rolling out its MeeGo operating system, which will better position the world’s leading phone maker against stiff smartphone rivals from Android, iOS, webOS, and Windows Phone 7. To accomplish this, Nokia CTO Rich Green told developers at a QT summit […]

A Comparison of App Store User Terms

The hot topic of conversation lately seems to be the app stores that are popping up for mobile devices. Matthew Miller, on his Smartphones and Cell Phones blog, has a rundown of the terms and conditions at four mobile app marketplaces, which is an important factor to consider in your purchasing, though I’m sure many […]