Crazysoft releases Croker for Symbian and Win Mobile devices!

“Croker is another fun & addicting game by CrazySoft. It is based on the ‘Poker’ idea twisted into a unique and completely new kind of gaming. Once you give it a try it will suck you in for sure!• Game Objective:You must make groups of cards:1) 2 pairs (2+2)2) 3 of the kind (3)3) Full house (3+2)4) 4 of the kind (4)These groups are made like in Poker. Once the groups are made the cards are replaced by new ones and points/life earned.’Croker’ just released for:1) Pocket PCs, 2) WM Smartphones, 3) PCs, 4) Symbian S60 3rd Edition 5) and Symbian UIQ3.” Check it here:

Mozilla Gets Serious About Mobile Firefox!

“There is good new for Firefox fans; Mozilla has promised to devote much more time and resources to a version of its web browser for smartphones.Mike Schroepfer, the Mozilla Corporation’s vice-president of engineering said in his corporate blog, “we are serious about bringing the Firefox experience and technology to mobile devices.”He went on to say, “Up until very recently device limitations required writing new mobile browsers from the ground up. Being able to leverage all the investments in the Mozilla platform across both desktops and devices is the right approach. There is far from a dominant player in this marketplace and even the best mobile browsers today have compromises in user experience, performance, and compatibility. There is still *plenty* of room for innovation.”In addition, Schroepfer promised that the upcoming Mobile Firefox will be able to run Firefox extensions on mobile devices and allow others to build rich applications via XUL. Mozilla has had several forays into mobile applications before, but is now committed to expanding its small team of full-time mobile contributors that are focusing on this project. Christian Sejersen, recently the head of browsers at Openwave will be heading up the platform engineering effort and setting up a R&D center in Copenhagen, Denmark. Schroepfer wasn’t very specific about when Mobile Firefox will be available, aside from the fact that it won’t debut until after the release of Firefox 3 for desktops and laptops.He also didn’t say which mobile operating systems this browser will be written for.” via

UIQ Technology announces nine new partners

UIQ Technology, provider of the open user interface software platform, UIQ, to world leading mobile phone manufacturers, today announced nine (9) new partners that are all joining the UIQ Partner Program; UIQ Alliance. “This announcement not only demonstrates our continued commitment to provide accessible partner applications and services for our customers, but also the rapid growth and market acceptance of our partner program and our product, UIQ” says Elisabet Melin, VP Marketing. “We are very pleased to welcome our new partners into the UIQ Alliance and look forward to a good cooperation.”The purpose of UIQ Alliance is to shorten time-to-market when creating UIQ phones. UIQ Alliance is a business case driven partner program giving early access to UIQ releases, roadmap updates, joint marketing, technical support and other. New members: Visto enables “on-the-go” professionals to have instant and secure access to personal and corporate information from the convenience of their mobile phone. They provide messaging services to a broad set of mobile devices. Epocware is a subsidiary of Paragon Software Group and supply the mobile market translation dictionaries, personal productivity & information management applications ARM By using ARM, developers can create a wealth of mobile phone applications, allowing data-enabled (2.5G and 3G) mobile phone users to stay in contact, in control and informed wherever they are. weComm is a world leader in interactive mobile data solutions, including interactive mobile TV, rich mobile media applications, betting & gaming and financial trading applications, and has over 40 patents/patents-pending for Mobile Quality of Service over variable wireless networks. Flander is one of the world’s leading companies dedicated to the development and testing of mobile communications software and devices. Flander will guarantee that ported solutions are developed according to the best technical approach and according to UIQ guidelines. Neustar NGM is one of the world leaders in next generation communication solutions for Mobile Operators. NeuStar’s Mobile IM, Presence and portfolio of communications solutions are deployed to over 30 Operators globally. NeuStar NGM is headquartered in London and is part of NeuStar, Inc. Inmote is a new training and development services company. Inmote is a Certified Symbian Training Partner and can deliver a complete portfolio of Symbian courses to its customers. Inmote provides development services to complement existing development teams. EMCC Software is a provider of mobile software solutions, consultancy services and training. EMCC are already members of the UIQ Alliance as a Competence Centre. The new membership deepens the cooperation as they are now also becoming training partners in the UIQ Alliance. As a renowned UIQ Competence Center, EMCC is a preferred supplier to many platform providers and handset manufacturers. SysOpen Digia is an agile software house providing and implementing ICT products, services and technologies for its customers to improve their competitive advantage – solutions for the needs of a transforming world. Apart from being members in the UIQ Alliance as a Competence Centre, they are now also deepening their UIQ Alliance membership by also becoming training partners.

New native Symbian S60 Google Maps for Mobile with GPS support

“Google has created a version of its Google Maps application for S60 3rd Edition phones. Google Maps is now a native Symbian OS 9 application, which gives better overall performance compared to Java version. As an added bonus, the application now supports the use of the internal GPS in relevant phones; allowing you to see your current location. Read on for plenty of screenshots and a quick run through of the features.As a native Symbian OS 9 application, Google Maps for Mobile now has better performance. The most noticeable improvement is in load time, but moving around a map and basic operations are also faster. The main limitation is the speed of the connection, not the application itself. All map data is downloaded over the air which could have an impact on data bills for those not on unlimited data plans. Another advantage that is less immediately apparent is the fact it uses a lot less RAM during operations which should mean it has less of an impact.The application is now able to access (‘Show current location’) the internal GPS of the phone and the current location is indicated by a blue dot on the screen. With the GPS active, you can jump to your current location at any point using the ‘0’ key.” Read more here:

Palm Treo 500v Launched in Singapore

Treo 500v“Palm today announced the availability of the Treo 500v smartphone in Singapore on the MobileOne network. The Palm Treo 500v runs on the Windows Mobile 6 standard platform and includes high speed 3G/UMTS Internet access. The Treo 500v, is the first device in Asia to carry the new Vodafone user interface on Windows Mobile 6 Standard edition (formerly WM Smartphone edition). The new device delivers enhanced usability and ease of navigation to customers who want to keep on top of their work and social lives while on the go. “The Treo 500v’s sleek design and social-centric functionality, combined with M1’s high-speed 3G/UMTS network, deliver a compelling solution to a new generation of customers that enhances their mobile experience,” said P. Subramaniam, director of Enterprise and Alliances, M1. “The Treo 500v on the M1 network will appeal to a growing number of customers who are using their mobile devices to keep them in touch on the go, and helps balance work and leisure.” “The new Treo 500v adds a third internet ready Vodafone live! and Microsoft Windows Mobile device to our recently announced Global Handset range,” said Jens Schulte-Bockum, Global Terminals Director, Vodafone Group. “When combined with our high-speed 3G/UMTS network and fast access to the internet, along with great browsing and messaging support, we are confident the Palm Treo 500v will appeal to the growing group of consumers looking for the same functionality and ease of use our business customers continue to enjoy from this type of premium device.” The Treo 500 comes with a full qwerty keyboard and a 240×320 Transflective display with support for 65k colours. It has a tri-band GSM radio supporting the 900/1800/1900 bands and UTMS 2100. It includes 256MB memory with 150MB available for user storage and a microSD expansion slot. It also features a 2 megapixel digital camera and a Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR and stereo headset support. A mini USB port is provides for charging and connectivity as well as a 2.5mm headset jack. A removable 1200mAh battery is present for a claimed 10 day stand-by rating with 4.5 hours of talk time. It has dimensions of 16.5mm (D) x 61.5mm (W) x 110mm (H) (.65″ x 2.4″ x 4.3″ inches) and weighs 120 grams (4.23 ounces). The Palm Treo 500v smartphone is available now from M1 shops and selected M1 dealers for S$498 (on a two-year plan, inclusive of GST). For a limited period, customers also will receive 6 months of free subscription to M1’s 3G SunSurf 10 Plan/VAS (Value Added Service) which is bundled with 5MB of free local data monthly and valued at S$10.70 per month. The Treo 500v also will be available from major retail outlets in Singapore. ” via