A better Calendar? Papyrus put to the test for Symbian

“On running Papyrus, you can cycle through three views of your Calendar data, ‘Grid’, ‘Month’ and ‘List’. These are all on the right soft key – which is normally reserved for back/exit in the style guide. My suspicions are that because Papyrus is a multi platform application this is (a) leading to a lot of bloat and (b) the soft keys are following the Windows Mobile style guide rather than Series 60. Sigh.The Grid View presents you a week on a single page. And one of the biggest advantages of Papyrus over the built in S60 Calendar is the font size. The default is small, and that means that, even showing two columns, you’re able to see enough of a diary entry to make sense (or at least jog your memory). You can also see the default colour scheme. ‘Today’ is show in yellow, green is the weekend, and blue is your cursor. Left and right advance the cursor per day, while up and down will skip a whole week. It’s fast, if not entirely intuitive.” Read more here:

Moto Q in Black Makes Global Debut in Canada

“Motorola Canada today announced the global launch of the Moto Q in Black, the latest Moto Q colour available from Bell Canada. The Moto Q in Black is a broadband-enabled smartphone that combines voice, data and multimedia functionality in a design that is less than 1.15 cm thin.The Moto Q in Black operates on Microsoft Windows Mobile software and is designed to place familiar features of the desktop computer, such as Outlook, Pocket Explorer and other popular Microsoft applications, into the hands and pockets of mobile users. Added productivity benefits of the Moto Q in Black also include enhanced security features and push e-mail (to help ensure important messages arrive securely in employees’ hands as quickly as they arrive in their office inbox), the ability to use the Moto Q in Black as a broadband modem and freedom to download third party enterprise applications.Features of the Moto Q in Black include: Soft touch, matte black finish Dimensions: (H) 116 x (W) 64 x (W) 11.5 mm Weight: 115 g 1xEV-DO network-enabled 2.4”, 65,000-colour TFT QWERTY keypad with 5-way and thumbwheel navigation 64 MB SDRAM/128 MB Flash ROM 1.3 megapixel camera with flash Tethered data support E-mail and Web-enabled Outlook Mobile Standard desktop document views supporting Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Adobe Acrobat using embedded file viewer Media Player 10 Mobile Internet Explorer Mobile Pocket MSN including MSN Hotmail and MSN Messenger Bluetooth wireless technology enabled Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP) Speaker phone Calendar To-do list Alarm clock Calculator Text messaging “via slashphone.com

The top 10 selling phones in October 2006 from Krusell

Link's Awakening DX on the Game Boy Color “For October 2006 we have several newcomers at our Top 10 list, such as Nokia 6233/6234, Sony Ericsson K610i and Qtek 9600/HTC Tytn. We have high demand for cases for all of these models and we believe several new models from HTC and Motorola will enter the top 10 list for the upcoming months. Interesting to see is the continuous demand for Sony Ericsson 790i/K800i. Week after week it keeps taking the first position. We were confident in this unit from the beginning and predicted a high demand says Ulf Sandberg MD at Krusell International AB. 1. (1) Sony Ericsson K790i/K800i2. (2) Sony Ericsson K750i/D750i/W800i3. (-) Nokia 6233/62344. (-) Sony Ericsson K610i/K618i/K610im/V630i5. (10) Motorola Krzr K16.(7) Nokia 55007. (6) Nokia N738. (-) Qtek 9600/HTC Tytn9.(8) Sony Ericsson P99010. (-) Nokia N70( ) = last month’s position.The Swedish manufacturer of carrying cases for portable electronics, Krusell, has released their “Top 10″-list for October 2006. The list is based upon the number of pieces of model specific mobile and smart phone cases that have been ordered from Krusell during October 2006. Krusell’s list is unique due to the fact that it reflects the sales of phones on six continents and in more than 50 countries around the globe.”