“What about the interface and general ease of use for each application? Adobe Reader 2.5 is certainly very slick, with its dynamic zooming function, in which you simply cycle through the zoom levels until you get to one you like, and its reflow mode, in which content is stripped out of the page and presented linearly, with no need for horizontal scrolling. But then Pdf+ has proper, documented (on-screen, in the menus themselves) keypad shortcuts that make scrolling through a document and adjusting the zoom level equally as easy, plus ‘Wrap to screen’, doing effectively the same job as ‘Reflow’.” Read more here:
NTT DoCoMo Adds imode to Symbian S60 3rd Edition devices!
NTT DoCoMo, Inc. announced today that it has begun providing a mobile solution based on a DoCoMo-developed application to enable mobile devices based on S60 3rd Edition and Symbian OS to use i-mode services like e-mail and web browsing, and also including other advanced services such as i-appli Java-based applications and i-channel news-headline push service.GLOBUL, a leading mobile operator in Bulgaria, has become the world’s first operator to sell handsets installed with the application: the Nokia 6120 classic, the Nokia N73 Music Edition and the Nokia E65. DoCoMo expects other i-mode operators around the world to also offer these i-mode handsets.S60 software built on Symbian OS is the world’s leading mobile phone software, and is developed by Nokia and licensed by some of the industry’s foremost mobile device manufacturers.About NTT DoCoMoNTT DoCoMo is the world’s leading mobile communications company. DoCoMo serves more than 52 million customers, including 38 million people subscribing to FOMA, launched as the world’s first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA in 2001. DoCoMo also offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode, the world’s most popular mobile e-mail/Internet service, used by more than 47 million people. With the addition of credit-card and other e-wallet functions, DoCoMo mobile phones have become highly versatile tools for daily life. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.nttdocomo.com.i-mode, FOMA, i-appli and i-channel are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.NTT DoCoMo’s FOMA service is only available to subscribers in Japan.”Symbian”, “Symbian OS” and other associated Symbian marks are all trademarks of Symbian Software Ltd.
SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian/S60 Now Available!
“Following releases for other mobile operating systems, Sling Media has introduced a version of SlingPlayer Mobile for Symbian/S60. This application gives Slingbox owners the ability to watch and control their home TV from their smartphone. Earlier this year, this company launched Symbian support in Europe with mobile provider 3, and it is now available to anyone. New features in this version of SlingPlayer Mobile include Wi-Fi support and a fullscreen landscape viewing mode. For those in N. America, Sling Media says this application is compatible with the Nokia N95, N75, and E65. In Europe, compatible smartphones include the Nokia N95, E65, N73, and 6120.The new stand-alone client is available in the U.S. ($29.99), Canada ($34.99), and the UK (19.99 GBP). In a related story, Echostar Communications has announced plans to have its subsidiary Dish Network acquire Sling Media for $380 million dollars in cash and Echostar stock.Dish Network is a satellite television provider, with the third-largest number of pay-TV subscribers in the U.S., and the company has investments in Internet access over DSL and satellite. Echostar was previously an investor in Sling Media since 2005. It’s unclear what the long-term implications of the buyout will be, but Echostar has previously experimented with mobile video in the form of a mobile viewing device that allowed users to download content from the company’s digital video recorders. Echostar CEO Charlie Ergen said that the acquisition would “allow [Dish Network] to offer innovative and convenient ways for our customers to enjoy their programming on more displays and locations, including TVs, computers, and mobile phones, both inside and outside of the home.” Analysts speculate that the company may plan to integrate the Slingbox mobile video functionality into its set-top receivers.The deal is still subject to approval, but is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.” via brighthand.com