Nokia Web Browser S60 (OSS Browser) description

Black and blue “Till recently Nokia was dealing only with one major browser-supplier, namely Opera, which armed most of the smartphones with its products. Yet once Nseries stepped into limelight, Nokia set the goal to develop and integrate an application of its own, so that it could outdo Opera’s one. To make the task easier to accomplish, Nokia simply turned to available to all codes of open-source resources and compiled their solution basing off them. The engine of the final version is almost alike that found Apple Safari Browser, though there are several more components used there. Over at Nokia they decided to embed API browser management, connect a couple of additional modules, re-work the interface and merge it with download manager, which is in fact a part of the any operating system used. The given browser is enabled only for handsets running Symbian 9, in other words powered by S60 3ed edition. Several models feature this app as a pre-installed one, for example the N80, on some you will find a default S60 browser with a possibility to replace it with OSS Browser (it’s the old title, used for distinguishing from the standard browser). Functionality-wise the OSS Browser leaves the default one far behind – so let us look into what makes it so supreme. But before doing so, I shall clear up the terminology for you: for the time being, all Symbian 9 S60 handsets incorporate OSS by default, which is specially marked in order to discern that installed on earlier models from the new one. In future exactly this app is going to receive all patches and consequentially reserved space on all upcoming S60-powered handsets. ” Read this interesting article at

Golf Pro 2 review at allaboutsymbian

“There’s a well known English saying that you shouldn’t look a gift horse in the mouth. In the context of Golf Pro 2 (for more on the name, see the note at the end of this review), its availability for free with some of the Nokia S60 3rd Edition smartphones should, in theory, mean that noone’s going to complain too much if the game itself disappoints.However, there’s a problem. With a really good game, the purchase price is irrelevant, you’re going to be playing it for a dozen hours a week and whether it’s free or costs 30 Pounds doesn’t matter that much. In the case of the original Golf Pro Contest (for S60 2nd Edition devices), Rafe and I would each play it daily and rated it very highly indeed. And with sports simulations, it’s not a question of working through some quick plot and then getting bored. In Golf Pro Contest, there was always last time’s score to beat, and with different wind strengths and directions for every hole, every time. Yes, there were some flaws, such as the single course, the confusing wind indication and the occasional lie detection problems, but the sheer gameplay carried us through.” Read it all here:

Review of GSM/UMTS handset Sony Ericsson W850i

“The handset’s design doesn’t appear monolithic – it has eye-grabbing uncommon elements, making it look somehow different them all other devices of the same class. The same holds true for Sony Ericsson W900i, where official black finishing was diversified with orange edging of the navigation pad. Other manufacturers are not aiming at experimenting with outlook of their products and thus present solutions in austere style without flashy colors. Though the first glance won’t reveal any fancy parts of the construction, saving for the button under the screen, painted in orange.” Read this big review here: