New Nokia N79 v11.049 Firmware Updates Available, Major Release

“If you are using the Nokia N79, its time for you to check if the new v11.049 firmware updates is available for your region. You can check the firmware using the Nokia software updater. Other than the new version of N-Gage and Mail for Exchange in this updates, Nokia team has put up the longest list of improvements I have seen so far. Check out the detail change log here.
New features:
– New version of N-Gage
– New version of Mail for Exchange
Active Idle
– Search & WLAN information difficult to read in Active Idle.
– Active Idle screen becomes blank in landscape mode.
– Default Active Idle shortcuts configured.
– Active Idle going dead after quickly accepting and rejecting an incoming video call.
– White boxes shown on the screen while doing orientation change quickly in idle mode.
Application Manager
– The sis file which is installed to MoviNand or SD card cannot be seen in application manager.
– Wrong Feature Manager flag used for seamless link functionality.
– Flashlite sis installation is not successful in the first attempt.
Application Update
– Unable to upgrade graphic icons in Media Player / Media Settings via sis file.
– Unable to upgrade ROM based UI application by installing new version to memory card.
– Application Update self-update never completes.
– Upgrade of BrowserAudioVideoPlugin.rsc via sw installation is not possible.
– Upgrade of Connection Manager via sw installation is not possible.
Audio Performance
– Tunings improvements for IHF audio.
– Keypad tones cannot be tuned for IHF.
– UI Accelerator toolkit (Hitchcock/Alfred) stub file missing.
– Locking keys and then opening camera reveal confuses orientation sensor.
– Disable orientation in alarm ringing, incoming call and semi active state.
– Panic after orientation change.” Read more here:

O2 Germany announces the new Xda Guide Windows Mobile Smartphone

“O2 Germany today announced the new O2 Xda Guide, its latest Xda smartphone running Windows Mobile 6.1 which will replace the Xda orbit 2. The Xda Guide comes in an O2 exclusive design and is running on Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional. The Xda Guide is powered by a Qualcomm MSM 7225 CPU at 528 MHz and features GSM/GPRS/EDGE as well as UMTS/HSDPA/HSUPA in addition to Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi b/g and GPS. The Xda Guide comes with a 2.8″ QVGA touchscreen and sports a 3.2 megapixel camera, 256 MB RAM and 512 MB ROM which can be expanded by microSD cards. A 1 GB microSD card is part of the sales package and holds TomTom Navigator 7 (with maps for Germany, Austria and Switzerland).” via

Review of GSM/UMTS communicator HTC Touch HD

“Occupying the entirety of the Touch HD’s face is a 3.8-inch display, with a four-key navigation cluster perched right below. Overall, it sports a self-effacing design with slightly rounded edges and generally smooth forms, but at the same time the Touch HD doesn’t look overly simplistic or boring. As for the materials, the HD is a true fest for those who value the utilitarian side of mobile phones more than anything else. Plus the front fascia employs a flatbed design without any seams or ridges all thanks to the plastic screen protecting the Touch HD’s display. ” Read more here: