NS BASIC Corporation today announced NS Basic/Symbian, an an easy to use rapid application development tool. With a look and feel similar to Microsoft’s Visual Basic, it will allow many new developers to create applications for Symbian OS devices. “The ability to create apps for Symbian has been a frequent request.”, said George Henne, President of NS BASIC Corporation. “There are a large number of developers that would like to create applications for Symbian OS that are not interested in learning C++. By leveraging on the work we have already done for Palm OS and Windows CE devices, we’ve created something that will let them get up to speed quickly.” NS Basic/Symbian is a complete, easy to use BASIC development environment for Symbian OS devices, with a look and feel similar to Visual Basic. NS Basic/Symbian provides a full, modern implementation of BASIC, with proper subroutines, user defined data types and event driven execution. The development environment runs on a Windows desktop. NS Basic/Symbian includes over 150 statements and functions. Support is provided for file handling, TCP/IP, graphics and more. A full set of standard screen input and output objects and dialog boxes are included. A 150 page spiral bound Handbook and lots of sample code is included. The environment features a Visual Designer, which allows you to graphically lay out your objects, set their properties and write code that responds to and controls them. NS Basic/Symbian runs on all Symbian smartphones based on UIQ 3 or S60 3rd Edition. A release date has not been announced. Pricing details are to follow.
ETen Glofiish M800 approved by the FCC
“The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has certified E-Ten Glofiish M800 communicator. This is a successor to the X800. The Glofiish M800 is packed in the slider form with the side slide out QWERTY-keyboard.The specs of E-Ten Glofiish M800:
Networks – GSM/GPRS/EDGE (class 10) 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, UMTS/HSDPA 2100/1900/850 MHz
OS – Windows Mobile 6 Professional
CPU – Samsung SC32442, 500 MHz
256 MB ROM, 64 MB SDRAM
Display – 2.8” touchscreen (640×480 pixels, 65K colors)
Bluetooth2.0 + EDR
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Built-in GPS-receiver (SiRF Star III)
Camera – 2-megapixel with auto focus and flash
0.3-megapixel camera for video calls
Battery – Li-Ion 1530 mAh
Dimensions – 113.8×57.8×18.4 mm
Weight – 178 g” via mobile-review.com
Gamepark GP2X F200 Released With Touchscreen and More
“Gamepark have today released what they hope will get homebrew and amateur developers buzzing and entice many games and ports from the Nintendo DS over to the GP2X with the release of the GP2X F-200 with the main new selling feature being the Touchscreen and its availability in white.Features
Color: White All new touch screen interface New and improved 8-way digital pad Comes with various games built-in: Blocked, GhostPix, Cavestory, Phishy, Ruck-Man, SQdef 5 new game titles available at launch Multi-tasking functionality: enjoy music while reading e-books or browsing photos 3.5 inch LCD screen with 320*240 (30 frames) resolution Simple and convenient e-book viewer Size: 134.6×82.9×29.6 mm Weight: 161g (without battery)
The GP2X F200 is on sale at Play Asia for US$ 169.90 (~82.71 GBP) For those who dont know there are hundreds of Games, Applications and Emulators for the Console all available at GP2X News.” Thanks to dcemu.co.uk for this one..
iPhone like screen auto rotation hits the N95!
“Add a touch of iPhone to your Nokia N95… This app uses the N95’s built-in level sensor to change the display lay-out from portrait to landscape and vice versa.
rotateMe v2.0 on N95 with auto rotation function like an iphone.Available (unsigned) end november.A new version will be also available for n73, N80 and E65:- New User Interface- Rotate the screen by launching the app (like an E60)Developer site: http://www.bysamir.fr/rotateme/” via n95blog.com