All you homebrew artists now have another toy to play with. Nokia has released Python for the S60 Platform software package to the community at large, in line with its continued commitment to mobile open-source software application development. The S60-platform, based on the Symbian OS, is a popular one among users, and now developers can fiddle with Python scripts and applications, easily loading them onto any S60-based device.Hop onto SourceForge.net, the world’s largest Open Source software development web site, to grab the source code for Python for the S60 Platform. Nokia hopes that by releasing the code, application developers can create new and innovative programs for S60 handsets, allowing users to maximize the functionality from one of the world’s most popular smartphone platforms.The creator of the Python programming language, Guido van Rossum, is glad that Nokia is providing Python to the public: “I was excited last year when Nokia announced its port of Python to its advanced phones. I’m even more excited now that Nokia is open-sourcing the port.” So are we, Guido. via mobilemag.com
Spb Software House releases Spb AirIslands for Pocket PC
Spb Software House releases Spb AirIslands – a new Pocket PC game based on a unique concept. This game is a combination of a real-time strategy game where you have to build a colony on an isolated island, and a set of mini-games. The 3 included mini-games are used to earn resources you can use later to develop your island. This unique concept allows Spb AirIslands to combine all the benefits of a desktop strategy game with all necessary attributes of a funny Pocket PC game. It submerges you into a unique world of an isolated island with its own history, rules, success strategy and spectacular story line. And, at the same time, you can always play one of the three mini-games when you have 5-10 minutes of spare time (for example standing in a line), thus earning resources for the big game. Amazing qVGA and VGA graphics, fantastic sound, hundreds hours of gameplay, and a game community website make playing Spb AirIslands an experience you don’t want to miss. Check this great game here:
Duke3D for Zodiac v1.7 is out!
MetaView recently released a new version of his Duke3D port to the Zodiac. Changes for this version are: – Sound playing fixed (braindead code, it is…)- thanks to JonoF (he has a Tungsten T, btw) the mirror is fixed, yeah!- on Zodiac we have now 3 screenmodes with scaling, you can change it in the “options” menu -> “Video Settings” inside the game (use left or right button to change the resolution)- music is broken, will crash your device, will be fixed later More information and the downloads can be found on the homepage here, you can leave feedback for this release on MetaViews forum post here. via emuholic.com
Fuel Cell battery for the PMP's from Samsung!
Samsung announced that they’re working on a Fuel Cell battery for PMP’s and PDA’s. Korea is the leading country when it comes to mobile devices, and especially since the launch of DMB, which is a huge success over there.It’s funny though to have an iRIVER PMP on the picture that is not sold anymore over there… via akihabaranews.com
Unicon MBridge WiFi Portable Media Player
Silicon Valley based Unicon Systems, Inc. is developing an interesting portable media player with Wi-Fi dubbed MBridge. The Wi-Fi (only 802.11b) enabled MBridge runs on Linux and features a 3.5 inch color screen. It has 2 USB ports, 1 high speed USB mini OTG, internal SD card slot and iR port. Unicon says the MBridge can access any music store to purchase and download music as well as working with online photo services. The MBridge runs software applications like MP3player, web browser and Instant messaging clients.The Unicon MBridge measures 3x5x0.75 inch. It weighs 6.5 ounes. Unicon Systems is taking pre-orders now. Everything USB reports that the MBridge will sell for $159.99 in October 2006. See also the MBridge product page. via i4u.com
Claygun review for pocket PC!
“.The concept is simple, the graphics are crisp, and the developers even threw in a storyline to make it a bit more interesting. The objective is to fly up the vertically scrolling landscape, taking out other flying objects, obstacles, and land-based items which are encountered at very regular intervals. Points are awarded for destroying as many targets as possible and as the levels progress the landscape becomes increasingly congested with enemies so dodging or blasting is absolutely necessary. At the end of each level, in order to progress to the next mission, you must destroy a boss or as the developers put it an evil SOB. There are three types of attack methods in ClayGun: shooting, close-range melee attacks, and full-screen bomb-type attacks, and the power of each of the attack methods are character-specific. What’s more the enemy AI appears to be spot-on and challenging as the levels progress as well as with tougher difficulty levels. .” You can read the the entire review HERE! via pdarcade.com
BenQ Siemens SXG75 Linux GPS phone now shipping
Arriving more than fashionably late to the 3G party, the first UMTS-enabled handset from BenQ-Siemens is currently arriving on store shelves across Europe. Introduced at CeBIT 2005, the SXG75 also scores two other firsts: it’s also the first Linux handset from a major brand name to go into widespread distribution, and even boasts integrated GPS – a feature shared only by communicators such as the HP iPAQ hw6515 and Mio Technology’s soon-to-be-launched Mio A701. Other highlights of the SXG75 include a high-resolution, 2.2-inch display, a 2 Megapixel camera and the ability to conduct video calls, as well as a stereo FM radio with RDS to back up audio and video playback support for a number of formats. Users can choose to store media in the 64 MB of non-volatile memory of the SXG75 or on RS-MMC cards, while business users will be pleased to find a comprehensive messaging suite with e-mail as well as PIM synchronization with desktops.Available now, the BenQ-Siemens SXG75 sells in the 375 EUR range, claiming up to 6 hours of talk time and 400 hours of standby. via infosyncworld.com
Review GSM phone Siemens SL75 at mobile review!
“The SL series attracted much attention for its design, and devices with such an index have won many awards. And the same fate fell to the first slider representative Siemens SL55. Many girls chose this model prompted exclusively by design peculiarity, and even poor functionality, low screen and polyphony quality did not bother them. The device’s popularity within the target group also grew because of mass replication of various cut versions of the SL55 for fashion houses and so on. But even in this condition the success of the model was rather modest and rival solutions, which appeared later had higher sales rate” Read this review here:
Its Official The imate JAMin (HTC Prophet)
It has been officially confirmed that the i-mate JAMin communicator is being prepared for the release – at the i-mate site appeared a page devoted to this device. The communicator is powered by Windows Mobile 5.0 and can work under quad-band GSM networks and supports GPRS and EDGE. However there is no info on the release date of the i-mate JAMin so farThe specs of the i-mate JAMin:
2.8” TFT LCD 240×320 pixels, 65K colors
64 MB RAM and 128 MB flash memory
Slot for SDIO and MMC cards
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
Dimensions – 108x58x18.2 mm
Weight – 150 gYou can check it here:
Remote access enhances mobile office via Treo 700w
Avvenu has unveiled a new free remote access service that supports the Palm Treo 700w smartphone, allowing wireless connectivity both to the Internet and to the user’s home or office computers.The service uses high-speed wireless access accessing Verizon’s EV-DO network, allowing fast downloads and access to files, photos, and other videos. Access is password-only, and data transfers are encrypted and transmitted using 128-bit SSL.The Treo 700w is the first smartphone supporting the service which runs on the Mobile Windows OS, meaning that a consumer who combines the phone with Avvenu can truly take the office along.”Avvenu transforms a Palm device into a portal that can access any of the user’s files, anywhere in the world they have a wireless connection,” said Page Murray, vice president of marketing at Palm, Inc.Avvenu also supports the Treo 650 smartphone, the LifeDrive mobile manager, and the new Palm TX. The remote access technology is available for free download at the Palm website.