New fring 3.36 with Upgraded User Interface for Symbian

Motorola MC75

“Hi guys, Big excitement here at fring – we’ve just released fring’s latest version 3.36, with some v cool new upgrades (available for all Symbian 9 devices)Having upgraded the GUI (the way it looks to you and me) fring is now better looking (as if that were possible) and more user friendly with an upgraded menu structure, and all of your favorite online communities and cool new fring Add-ons available in one easy place, making it simpler than ever to find what you need.And the new version now supports FAXL 3 Add-on development language 1st (if you’re a developer you’ll be excited – if not this will sound like a foreign lingo!) so that any Add-ons developed can now go live.We’ve also fixed a few bugs you’ve reported to us, to make fringing even more fun! Get it now here, or from your phone (close your current version of fring, point your phone browser to and click Download to be taken through the simple process) Let us know what you think and have a great day!” via

Nokia N96 Software Upgrade Available (version 11.018 or 11.101)


“If you are using Nokia N96, Nokia has released new software upgrade last week for most of the regions. The software will upgrade Nokia N96 to version 11.018 or 11.101 depends on your regions. These software releases contain improvements in the Live TV application (read more about Live TV here), sharper pictures through better imaging quality and autofocus accuracy, and faster system wide execution speed.This software release is available through either the Nokia Software Updater or directly through your Nokia N96. To get this software through your Nokia N96, click Menu > Tools > Utilities > Device Manager. Select Options > Check for updates and follow the on-screen prompts. Remember that you can also use Wi-Fi to download the update.
See a change log and bug fixes below:

  • Mobile TV is unable to set the platform guide after phone reboot
  • DM settings aren’t generated automatically, when Email settings are defined in variant
  • Audio: Phone resets when plugging/unplugging headset for several times during music playback
  • Video call: White or black screen flashes when power saver time-out expires during an active video call
  • 3D Ringing tone is too low, almost nothing cannot be heard during MT voice call
  • Illumination with Voice call: During an active voice call, power saver displays when power saver time-out expires and then phone goes to sleep mode while the call is still ongoing
  • Image Quality improvements
  • Device slows down when large numbers of pictures are transferred to the device
  • Slow to open the Reply screen for an SMS
  • ViewServ11 crashes under high CPU load
  • Phone jams or resets when taking photo during low power audio playback
  • Phone freezes after a new SMS is received during Visual Radio playback
  • Other error fixes related to general system stability improvements
  • DVB-H: It is not possible to access the TV services
  • DVB-H: No USER AGENT string in HTTP POST request
  • DVB-H: DVB-H receiver “Black Screen 2MB fix from TI”
  • DVB-H: Low audio volume in Mobile TV. DVB-H audio volume level is now set to be similar to N77″ via

Two new HP Pocket PC devices revealed!!

“HP’s mysterious new smartphone entrants have been revealed, and certainly look stylish enough. Apparently the result of bringing the design in-house the HP Ipaq VoiceMessenger and DataManager feature unique looks.The DataManager is a Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional device which features a slide-out keyboard, 2.8 inch QVGA screen (really?), WIFI, Bluetooth, Quadband GSM, Tri-band 7.2 Mbps HSDPA (European bands), HSUPA, A-GPS and a 3.1 Megapixel camera with LED flash. It has 128 MB RAM and 256 MB ROM, microSD expansion, with a 1140 mAh battery.The smartphone is 160g and 5.7 x 1.74 x 11.4 cm, and has a 2.5mm headphone jack. Opera Mobile is bundled, as is Google maps mobile and 30 Day Trial of Webraska Turn-by-Turn Navigation.The HP Ipaq Voice Messenger has similar specs to the DataManager, but instead of the slide-out keyboard features a 20 key suretype-style keyboard. The non-touchscreen Windows Mobile 6.1 Standard device has a 2.4 inch screen is which is regrettably also QVGA. The connectivity and GPS receiver is the same, but the device is much lighter at 107 g and measures 5.0 x 1.36 x 11.4 cm. Despite this it features a larger 1260 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery.Both devices feature micro-USB ports for synchronization. Both handsets also feature a new optical sensor that replaces the five-way navigator key common to many phone designs. This makes it easier for users to move through menus with greater speed while minimising the chances of mechanical failure, according to Neil Dagger, HP’s iPaq and wireless business manager. “You just glide your thumb over the disk, and you glide though the menus, tapping it when you want to select something,” he said.Both models also have a power saving mode that minimises power consumption if the battery charge level starts to get low while the user is out on the road.The two models will be available either SIM-free through HP resellers, or with a wireless contract through Vodafone Europe-wide..HP said that the iPaq Voice Messenger is aimed at users that want a phone for voice calls first, but who may also need to receive emails while on the go.David Wright, vice president and general manager of HP’s personal systems group, said the new smartphones were designed to bridge the gap between work and play, targeting what the company calls “prosumers”, or professional consumers, and small and medium businesses.The iPaq Voice Messenger costs 333 Pounds (SIM-free) and is due to ship in mid-November, while the iPaq Data Messenger costs 399 Pounds (SIM-free) and will be available from the end of November.” More photos here: