“The recent released Nokia N95 has got a new firmware update. The new update will upgrade the current v10.0.021 version to v11.0.026 According to the source, the firmware update is currently rolled out to europe version, which includes performance and stability improvements to the browser and Nokia maps. ” via slashphone.com
Amazon Kindle: paper books go to the past!
“Amazon has introduced an e-book reader called Kindle. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos noted that paper books remain the last analog fortress in the digital world affecting the shift to the new technologies. The online giant is aimed at altering the situation and expects that the device will enjoy the commercial success. The Kindle applies e-ink technology, the display is monochrome (the color version is currently under development). The product weighs about 290 g and has a pencil width. The Kindle can store up to 200 books and the SD slot enhances the storage capacity to 1000 books. It lasts for several days to a week on a single charge, the full charge takes 2 hours.In addition Amazon has launched the Kindle Store online, which currently holds up to 90000 materials, including newspapers, magazines and popular blogs in future. The access to it is provided via EV-DO technology. Sprint is offering the service in the US without insisting on service plans and monthly fees. Besides the Kindle is shipped with the e-dictionary and the Wikipedia access, and will be available at $399.” via mobile-review.com
RIM working the mobile touchscreen OS for Blackberry
“Research In Motion has been reported as working on a next-generation OS for Blackberry’s mythical 9000 series. They’ve got a pretty fat list of improvements going on for the 9000s, in addition to the usual updates for the standard feature list. For example, they’re abandoning the half-and-half form factor and going with a single big touchscreen to compete directly with the iPhone and other very expensive, very cool phones. GPS location tracking, Wi-Fi, push email, and improved multimedia capabilities are also on the table for the rumored early 2008 release. Existing phones will not be forgotten, and will also be sporting some of the future-features. So if you like the feel of your Blackberry QWERTY, fear not – the 8000 series will still be whupping it up whether or not the 9000s take a bite out of the high-end smartphone market.” via crunchgear.com