Opera launches the Opera Mobile Store for Blackberry, Android, Symbian and Java Smartphones

Opera Software, the leading provider of mobile browsers around the world, today announced that the Opera Mobile Store is now open and available at mobilestore.opera.com. This storefront is a featured Speed Dial link in the Opera Mini and Opera Mobile browsers, which makes the storefront immediately accessible by more than 100 million people who use an Opera browser on their mobile phones. The Opera Mobile Store has been built and delivered through a strategic partnership with Appia, the leading provider of open application marketplace technology. The Opera Mobile Store offers both free and paid applications for virtually any mobile platform and device. The Opera Mobile Store is available to Opera users and users of other mobile browsers, on all popular mobile phone platforms in more than 200 countries. The Opera Mobile Store uses Appia’s storefront commerce technology and leverages a wide catalog of applications for phones with Java, Symbian, BlackBerry and Android operating systems. The storefront experience is customized to each user’s phone, providing a tailored catalog based on the phone’s operating system, local language and currency.“The launch of the Opera Mobile Store supports Opera’s core belief in an open, cross-platform mobile Internet experience by providing Opera users with an integrated storefront of mobile applications,” said Mahi de Silva, EVP, Consumer Mobile, Opera Software. “Our partnership with Appia delivers to all Opera Mobile and Opera Mini users easy access to a wide variety of great content, on any device, all over the world.”To support the Opera Mobile Store, Opera Software has also launched the Opera Publisher Portal, providing developers with an easy way to get their applications onto the Opera Mobile Store and in front of millions of Opera users every month. In its pre-launch state, the Opera Mobile Store attracted more than 15 million users in February, from 200 countries, achieving more than 700,000 downloads per day. These metrics establish the Opera Mobile Store as a top 10 mobile application store around the world.“The Opera Mobile Store presents a remarkable opportunity for mobile application developers to distribute localized content through a single, far-reaching marketplace,” said Jud Bowman, CEO of Appia. “Appia is thrilled to partner with Opera to deliver an incredible storefront of applications to Opera users and beyond.”

Palm Pre 2 gets official webOS 2.1 update, Classic emulator hacked to work on it

New applications

  • Exhibition gives you access to special applications that optimize use of the smartphone while it is placed on an HP Touchstone charging dock. The apps include Time (clock app), Photos (photo slide show), and Agenda (agenda view).
  • Exhibition turns on automatically when you place your smartphone on a Touchstone charging dock. When the smartphone is not on a charging dock, you can manually turn on Exhibition from the Launcher.

Voice Dial

  • You can dial contacts using your voice by launching the Voice Dial application. Voice dialing can also be initiated by pressing and holding the volume button at any time, or by tapping and holding Phone dial icon on the Phone dial pad.

Feature changes to existing applications

  • Information backed up to your Palm profile now includes call history entries, text messages, and instant messages. Note that multimedia messages are not backed up.


  • This release offers support for Bluetooth keyboards.


  • If you download a music file that you received as an email attachment, the file name appears correctly after downloading.
  • Email messages containing multiple replies appear with the replies correctly separated and formatted.
  • This release fixes an issue where email message body text in POP email accounts was not being downloaded to the smartphone.


  • If you restore a Palm profile that includes one or more messaging accounts, the status icon showing your availability in Messaging appears correctly.


  • Thumbnail images appear correctly for images in the Wallpapers album.


  • If you search for a task or a task list by typing the name, the search term can begin with a symbol.


This release addresses a number of security issues with HP webOS software.

Nokia E6 Caught in Wild, This Time Shows Off Its Symbian UI

” Nokia E6 was first appeared last month in wild. The device will have QWERTY keyboard right directly below the screen. However, there’s problem on the screen. And now another picture of the E6 has been leaked.
As you can see above, the picture is showing off Symbian new update interface. The icons seems big and will probably easily touch since its a touchscreen handset. The E6 will absolutely perfect replacement for the Nokia E71. They’re quite similar but E6 is the advance version of it.” via slashphone.com

Review of Android 3.0 (Honeycomb)

“All events like incoming mail and messages from apps are highlighted in the bottom right hand corner, but they stay there for several seconds only. You can activate them again by clicking the icon with the clock. An icon with the quick customization of several items pops up together with the settings menu. Below are shown all messages you received. It’s up to you if it is convenient or not. Anyway, it is less irritating than Push messages in the middle of the screen in iOS.The keypad can be both horizontal and vertical. The copying of the text is supported. Click the text to highlight it and copy. Copying buttons are displayed in the top right hand corner. They would be more appropriate near the text.You can learn everything you need about the new interface in Honeycomb within 20 minutes. There is nothing difficult here, but some solutions are not obvious. For example, in the gallery you can send a video to other devices, but you have to press and hold your finger on the video. In the context menu this option is absent.”Read more here:

Apple releases iOS 4.3

This update contains new features and improvements, including the following:

  • Personal Hotspot*
    • Share iPhone 4 cellular data connection with up to 5 devices (combination of up to 3 Wi-Fi, 3 Bluetooth, and 1 USB)
  • iTunes Home Sharing
    • Play music, movies and TV shows from a shared iTunes library on a Mac or PC (requires iTunes 10.2)
  • New AirPlay features**
    • Play videos from the Photos app including the Camera Roll album, iTunes previews, enabled third-party apps and websites on Apple TV
    • Play slideshows from Photos on Apple TV using transitions available on Apple TV
    • Faster Safari performance with Apple Nitro JavaScript engine
    • HD video out using the Apple Digital AV Adapter***
      • View 720p HD videos from Videos app, iPod app, Photos, YouTube, Safari, Keynote, and enabled third-party apps on an HDMI display
    • Ping features
      • Push notifications for comments and follow requests
      • Post and Like songs directly from the Now Playing screen
      • Parental controls
    • New Settings
      • Messages setting for number of times to repeat an alert
      • iPad side switch setting to lock screen rotation or mute audio notifications and sound effects
    • Single tap conference call dialing with a pause to send a passcode
    • Bug fixes

    *Requires iPhone 4 with tethering data plan

    **Requires Apple TV (2nd generation) running software version 4.2 or later

    ***iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch (4th generation)

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    This update is available via iTunes.

    Android Passes BlackBerry OS In Web Traffic

    “Every day seems to bring along yet another statistic that shows Android briskly marching past the competition and today is no different. In the graph below you can see Android overtaking BlackBerry OS in web traffic requests for the first time. The data comes from StatCounter, which monitors some 3 million pages and 15 billion page hits so the data sample is pretty wide. Symbian, despite being the sick man of the mobile platforms, still manages to retain the top position with around a 30% share of traffic. BlackBerry OS has been steadily declining since November of last year and currently stands at 14.52% whilst Android, which has been steadily climbing since June of last year now stands at 15.16%. It’s arguably a testament to BlackBerry users’ loyalty that the difference between them isn’t more (at the moment anyway), but looking at the trends here that probably won’t be the case for much longer. A quick note on Apple’s performance here; iOS is still in second place and comfortably so, but there has been a slight decline over the past few months. That might reverse itself once the Verizon iPhone has had time to kick in though.” via mobile-review.com