Samsung Galaxy U Is Now Official

“Samsung has finally made Galaxy U for LG U+ official. The name of Galaxy U is indicates that the handset is a Unique grip design, Ultimate display, Utilitarian apps, and Ubiquitous features like WiFi. The handset will come in black or white color. Galaxy U features 3.7-inch AMOLED Plus WVGA (800×480) display, Android 2.1, 1GHz CPU, T-DMB, Wi-Fi 802.11n, Bluetooth 3.0, internet tethering, Allshare, 5MP camera with 720p HD video recording, OZ Store and Google Market support, GPS, microSD card (up to 32GB; 8GB bundled). The pricing will be 800,000 won which is $682 USD.” via

DivX Mobile Player 1.0 for Symbian now available

 align=“Never mind the date on the official download page, DivX Labs has officially released v1.0 of their ubiquitous mobile player for all S60 3rd Edition and 5th Edition smartphones (direct SISx links). Version 1.0 “has numerous updates and simplifications to the UI. It also has touch-screen support for S60 5th Edition users.” Initial feedback shows that desktop class DivX files (unsurprisingly) generally have bitrates that are too high for the limited processor speed in most current Symbian handsets. A figure of 600kbps is recommended as a maximum.

From the announcement page (again, ignore the date):

“ATTENTION: We have released a new 1.0 version for Symbian S60 3rd and 5th edition phones.

Even if your phone isn’t officially DivX Certified, you may still be able to watch DivX® videos by downloading and installing the DivX Mobile Player. Find out below if your phone supports the DivX Mobile Player and follow the link to download according to your phone’s operating system.

DivX Mobile Player 1.0 is beta software available for a limited time only and will expire.
For the older 0.94 release, please scroll down to the bottom of the page.

If you are reading this page from your mobile phone, try using the Mobile website instead.” via

BlackBerry App World 2.0 Out of Beta

“Today RIM has announced its BlackBerry App World 2.0 is out of beta and will start to push out the update notification for current BlackBerry App World user in the next few hours. The new version will support carrier / credit card billing support, BlackBerry ID and new section for application listing.”

BlackBerry App World Update


Just wanted to let you know that the latest version of BlackBerry App World™ is out of beta and available for everyone to enjoy. And as of today, BlackBerry App World will allow developers to offer applications for US$0.99 and US$1.99.

BlackBerry App World users will receive upgrade notifications over the next few hours.

When we launched the beta just a few weeks ago, we were able to offer new views, and carrier and credit card billing support. We also integrated BlackBerry ID as a new way of tying BlackBerry customers with their use for easy device switching and management.

Credit Card Payment Option
With the new BlackBerry App World, customers are able to purchase applications using major credit cards, including Visa and MasterCard. Carrier billing may also be supported by certain carriers.

Easier Application Discovery
BlackBerry App World adds new tabbed sections for various applications lists. Users can horizontally swipe or scroll to quickly view the Top 25 Free Apps, Top 25 Paid Apps and Top 25 Themes, as well as the Newest Apps and Recently Updated Apps.

QR barcode scanning is also supported, allowing users to scan a QR code associated with an application from anywhere – the web, print ads, brochures, etc. BlackBerry App World will quickly find the related application, and automatically open and download its page.

BlackBerry ID
BlackBerry ID provides customers with a device-independent user identification (ID) for BlackBerry App World. It enables credit card payments and allows customers to seamlessly transfer their personal library of free and purchased apps when they switch to a new BlackBerry smartphone.

Stay tuned as BlackBerry App World continues to grow and incorporate new features requested in our beta program.