Opera Mobile 9.5 beta now available for Symbian UIQ3

“We did knew Opera Software will push its mobile browser beyond Windows Mobile and make it available for the Symbian UIQ3 smartphone owners as well. Today that happened and now owners of such Sony Ericsson smartphones as P1, W960, G700 and G900 can download the first beta version of the browser. Widget support is included in the package!In the other news, Windows Mobile owners can grab the beta 2 of Opera Mobile 9.5 which, like the UIQ version, also includes support for widgets. At the same time, Opera has released an updated Opera Widgets SDK that now includes a developer version of Opera Widgets for Symbian S60, and an updated widgets.opera.com website with several mobile-optimized widgets.Hopefully we’ll see the full, non-beta version of Opera Mobile released till the end of the year. That’s for both Windows Mobile and Symbian UIQ. In the meantime, hop over to download page the latest betas.” via intomobile.com

Samsung announces the i7110 at the Symbian Smartphone Show

Samsung today announced the I7110, the latest Samsung smartphone based on S60 and Symbian OS with 12.9mm thickness. The candybar phone will be showcased for the first time at the Symbian Smartphone Show in London on Oct. 21st – 22nd. The I7110 offers cutting-edge mobile phone features, including a 2.6″ AMOLED (Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen, to deliver outstanding experiences in navigation, multimedia, and connectivity.


The I7110 boasts geo-tagging and navigation capabilities in pedestrian and driving modes. The AMOLED screen makes it a perfect pedestrian navigator as it provides sharp images even under intense sunlight. Currently, the pedestrian navigator is available in 10 cities in Western Europe including Amsterdam, Barcelona, Berlin, Helsinki, London, Madrid, Milan, Munich, Paris, and Rome. In addition, the FM transmitter enables drivers to receive the voice navigation guide via car speakers.


Users will be able to enjoy high resolution photos with its 5 megapixel camera featuring auto focus and LED flash. It also comes with the latest digital camera features including ‘smile shot’ and ‘blink shot’ functions. The I7110 supports multi-codec formats including DivX, thereby saving users from the issues associated with converting video files. It also features 50MB of internal memory and a SDHC-supported micro SD slot, allowing users to store various digital contents up to 16GB. The smartphone’s 1,200 mAh battery can facilitate up to 11 hours of talk time and extended multimedia experience.

To offer seamless connectivity for multimedia experience, the I7110 comes equipped with HSDPA and Wi-Fi connectivity. The phone also offers an 8-way optical mouse to maximize the easiness of mobile browsing. The Samsung I7110 will be available in Russia from November 2008 and will soon be introduced in other markets.

  • Network: HSDPA 3.6 Mbps (900/2100), EDGE / GPRS (850/900/1800/1900)
  • Symbian OS V9.3, S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2
  • Display: 2.6″ 262K QVGA AMOLED
  • Camera: 5 Megapixel CMOS with AF and LED Flash
  • Smile Shot, Blink Shot
  • Video Player (DivX / H.263 / H.264 / WMV / MP4, RV)
  • VGA 30 fps / QVGA 120fps Video recording H.263+AMR NB
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • DNSe 2.0
  • Music Player (MP3/ AAC / AAC+ / eAAC+ / WMA / RealAudio)
  • GPS Navigation: Pedestrian & Driving, Geo-tagging
  • Optical Mouse, Accelerometer, FM Transmitter
  • Embedded 3D Games : FIFA 2008, Asphalt
  • Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA)
  • Bluetooth v2.0 / USB v2.0 / Wi-Fi
  • 50MB User Memory
  • microSD card slot (up to 16GB)
  • Size: 118 x 52 x 12.9 mm
  • Battery: 1200 mAh
  • Talk time: up to 11 hrs/ 6 hrs (EDGE/WCDMA)
  • Stand-by time: up to 427 / 451 hrs (EDGE/WCDMA )