Nokia N8 announced ... N86 successor revealed.

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Today Nokia announced their new high end camera oriented smart phone and their first Symbian ^3 OS device. (Even though FCC approvals and other information regarding the device have been floating around for at least 24 hours before the announcement.)
The Nokia N8x series line has not seen an update since the release of the 8MP camera packing N86, which at this point seems to be the last non-touch alphanumeric slide smartphone.

Has Palm's comeback failed?

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Palm was once a major player (and even a leader in some regards) in everything related to handheld computing (or should I say "palm" computing). They had the majority of the PDA market with their Tungsten line and was a success with their Treo line. This was early in the last decade tough, and a lot has happened since then.

Ovi store quietly changes ratings standard

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Today I noticed that when I went to, something was different. All of the star ratings had changed from the 3 star rating system to a 5 star rating system. This is something that many user have complained about. There was always a feeling that you couldn't really accurately rate an application or tell its worth with only 3 stars to go by. On the 3 star system most apps ended up with 2 stars.

Opera Mobile 10 and Opera Mini 5 graduate from beta

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Opera announced this week that Opera Mobile 10 and Opera Mini 5 have fully launched. Both have been in beta for awhile now and it is good to see these great alternative browsers finally released in stable form. They are available across a vast range of devices. To get the version that is best for your device just head on over to in the default browser of your mobile device.
Launch video after the read link.

Impression of Need for Speed Undercover on Palm Pre Plus

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Just at random I walked into a Verizon Wireless store while traveling and gave Need for Speed Undercover on the Palm Pre Plus a spin.
Here are my impressions in the video:

N97 gets updated to v21

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As of today,the v21 firmware series update is out for those with the Nokia N97

This latest release promises to improve overall performance and slight features changes.

Ovi Maps has gone FREE

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Ovi Maps is the Turn-by-turn navigation software that is included on all Nokia smartphones with GPS. Today Nokia announced that the Turn-by-turn feature will now become free in the latest release of Ovi Maps.
This is likely a response to the latest release of Google Maps Mobile on Android which offers free turn-by-turn voice directions.

Happy New Year

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From everyone at Reaper PC/PDA, have a Happy New Year.
Enjoy 2010 smartphone and PDA fans.

That screenshot is of the theme on my smartphone.
If you a a Symbian 5th (aka Symbian ^1) or Symbian 3rd edition device, then you can download the theme here.

Nokia Point and Find arrives on the N97

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Yesterday an update was posted on Nokia Beta Labs for an update to Nokia Point and Find. This update now brings compatibility to the N97. This is the first touch screen interface Symbian device that has been added to the compatibility list for this program. Update post here.
A video and my impressions of the app after the read link.

Opera Mobile Beta 10 out now

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Opera has released the beta of Opera Mobile 10. Currently the only download available is for Symbian OS S60 3rd edition and 5th edition based phones. This includes but is not limited to the Nokia E-series/X-Series/N-series devices, Sony Ericsson Satio, and the Samsung i8910 HD.
Like all other Opera betas, this download is free and lets you use the browser without trail limitations till the release of a final version. Video and further details further in the article.


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