Internet Radio on S60 3rd Edition phones through WiFi and GPRS

Screenshot of the built-in Realplayer software with a list of stations installed
“So, how does this work in practice? Well, I tried out a couple of methods of getting internet radio on my Nokia E61 smartphone. There was no practical difference between using them with Wi-Fi and using them with GPRS, the sound quality was perfectly good on both, although of course the GPRS quality (speed) may vary from network to network. The first method was using the internet radio workaround detailed on the Eseries blog, and recently featured on All About Symbian.To use this method, you download a set of files which contain the Realaudio stream addresses of popular internet radio stations (links to the files are available on the blog page). You then connect your phone to your PC, and transfer the files into the C:/data/videos/ folder in the internal memory of the phone. After disconnecting your phone you open its Gallery application, select “Streaming Links”, and you will see a list of internet radio stations. Just click on the station you want, and wait for the stream to start. You can set it to use either GPRS or Wi-Fi by opening the Realplayer application separately and choosing the appropriate access point in its “Settings” menu, or you can pick an access point the first time you use the “Streaming Links” menu.” Read this nice article here:

msystems Announces Availability of High Capacity SIM Cards

Screenshot “msystems announced the availability of high-capacity mSIM MegaSIM cards through its Microelectronica subsidiary. In addition to the currently available 128-megabyte, 256-megabyte and 512-megabyte msystems MegaSIM SIM cards, 1-gigabyte MegaSIM products, planned for commercial availability by the end of the year, will be mass produced at the Company’s Microelectronica facility in Spain.The unique features of MegaSIM enable the creation of new revenue opportunities for mobile network operators (MNOs) and the delivery of increased value to subscribers through new services, content and applications. For example, storing downloaded data directly onto the SIM card, MNOs can control content distribution with built-in DRM support associated with the customer’s unique subscriber ID. MegaSIM is well suited for DRM related solutions and provides a high level of flexibility to the subscriber. The new 1-gigabyte SIM card will allow users to securely store thousands of songs or hundreds of high resolution photos, as well as personal productivity data and other content of their choice.The mSIM MegaSIM series, a family of secure, high-capacity SIM cards, combines the flash expertise of msystems and its TrueFFS flash management system, its field-proven mSafe crypto core technology, globally trusted in tens of millions of smart cards and Microelectronica’s smart card expertise and top-of-the-line secure manufacturing capabilities. With high-capacity flash storage (64 megabytes to 1 gigabyte), independent processing power, high-speed data protocols and crypto functionality, MegaSIM technology is set to transform the SIM into a unique platform which combines SIM level security, high capacity storage and the ability of the mobile network operator (MNO) to provision storage on any MegaSIM-empowered handset. This combination accommodates the ever-growing personal mobile storage needs of subscribers.” via

CNET Asia reviews the Palm Treo 750v

“Palm’s first Windows Mobile-based Treo to hit Asia arrives with something of a splash. It was September last year when the company announced a US version of its Treo, called the Treo 700w. Now we get the Treo 750v, exclusive from M1 in Singapore where it’ll cost you S$1,268 (US$806.72). Long-serving Palm fans might feel they need to force themselves to forget about the Palm OS and grudgingly live with Windows Mobile, but in fact there are plenty of good things about this smart phone that mean it stands up well in its own right. Unfortunately, there are a couple of bloopers too.” Read this review here: