Archive for November 3, 2010

Gallery: MeeGo 1.1 on the Nexus One (plus instructions!)

November 3, 2010 2 comments

Back in September we saw a host of Android Devices trying out MeeGo.  Japanese Moblin developer Mitsutaka from has ported over MeeGo 1.1 to his Nexus One giving detailed instructions too if you wanna give it a go yourself. News comes by way of Siraj from MeeGoArena

It looks a tad stretched and if you look at Mitsutaka’s older blog posts, you’ll see certain things aren’t working fully yet but he says this one is more responsive. via MeeGoArena

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Leaked: New Budget QWERTY – Nokia X2-01

November 3, 2010 3 comments

Continuing to bring QWERTY to the masses, from the popular C3 now to an even more accessible x2-01.

Nokia X2-01 Specs:

  • S40 OS
  • 2MP Camera
  • QVGA display
  • Compact 119,4 x 59,8 x 14,3mm
  • 114g
  • Comes in Grey, White, Red and Purple
  • QWERTY keyboard
  • Bluetooth
  • FM Radio
  • Support for MicroSD card / DailyMobile

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Vopium announces Free SMS Support for 19 Countries Across Asia – Free SMS to 2.5 Billion Asians

November 3, 2010 3 comments

Vopium, a global provider of low cost VOIP communication solutions, has announced free SMS support for 19 Countries across Asia, enabling Vopium users to connect with over 2.5 billion people for free. Available for iPhone, Android, Blackberry, and Nokia, Vopium is an application that allows users to send free or low-rate SMS and make low-rate international high-quality phone calls directly from their mobile phone.

(Thanks to Claire for the heads up)

These countries consist of:

  • Afghanistan
  • Bangladesh
  • Bhutan
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • India
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Malaysia
  • Mongolia
  • Nepal
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • Sri Lanka
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam
  • Pakistan
  • Indonesia.

Note: No China.

Vopium is available to download from the Ovi Store – there’s a specific S^3 version.

Vopium allows you to save up to 90% when making international calls or sending SMS from your mobile phone in your home country – and this without changing your current operator or SIM-card. With Vopium you can also back-up all your contacts and calendar items online – and it’s free! It only takes a minute to download and install and you get 15 free min + 15 free SMS to anywhere in the world to get you started. Start reaching the world for less today!

Press Release:

For the rest of the year, you can send free SMS text messages to Asia if you have the Vopium application installed on your mobile phone. The application is easy to install, and in addition to the free SMS service, Vopium also offers low-cost international calls of a quality far exceeding what you may know from Skype.

With Vopium on your mobile phone, you can send free SMS text messages for the remainder of the year to your friends, family and other people in most Asian countries, such as India, Japan and Thailand, enabling you to send text messages to more than 2.5 billion people in Asia.

– This offer gives everybody a chance to find out how easy it is to send an SMS to friends and colleagues if you have Vopium installed on your mobile phone. The free offer applies to most countries in Asia, but we also offer low-cost SMS rates to the rest of the world. For instance, it only costs EUR 0.09 to send an SMS to the USA, says Tanveer Sharif, CEO at Vopium.

Vopium works on more than 900 mobile phone models

Vopium is a free application that you can download to your mobile phone. All you have to do is enter your mobile number at You then receive an SMS text message containing a link which activates the Vopium application. You can choose to download the Vopium app directly from app stores, whether you have an iPhone, Android, Blackberry or Nokia phone.

Once Vopium is installed, you can send free or low-rate SMS and make low-rate international high-quality

phone calls directly from your mobile phone. Vopium is designed to run on more than 900 types of mobile telephones, so even users of older phones can benefit from the offer of free SMS to Asia.

Vopium works via Wi-Fi and from your PC, where the offer is completely free, as well as from the mobile network where, depending on subscription type, there may be a small data charge to the provider. For subscribers with a flat data rate, the offer is, of course, absolutely free. Read more about the offer Everyone can send Free SMS to the following countries;

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China Mobile – world’s largest mobile carrier – joins Linux Foundation – Huge Boost for MeeGo Project

November 3, 2010 6 comments

China Mobile is the largest mobile carrier in the world in terms of subscribers and based on market value. It is now one of 10 Gold Members and the first Chinese enterprise to join the Linux Foundation

“China Mobile’s decision to join The Linux Foundation and their commitment to Linux could represent a seismic step toward a realignment of OSes in China and in the telecommunications industry,” said Jim Zemlin, executive director at The Linux Foundation. “For The Linux Foundation, the opportunity to present Linux as a choice to 560 million users is a power-packed proposition.”

Bill Huang, General Manager of China Mobile Research Institute, stated: “China Mobile recognizes The Linux Foundation as the world’s foremost nonprofit Linux organization, the focal point for Linux technology, standardization and innovation. We see enormous value in the open architecture of the Linux system and look forward to contributing to Linux on a global scale.”

In terms of MeeGo – there’s now over half a billion subscriber data when designing your Mobile OS. China Mobile has already dipped into the Linux MobileOS world with their OPhone OS – based on Google Android and currently has about 50,000 developers, 20,000 apps and 25 million downloads as of June 2010. (Really, Million or Billion? 2.7m is what Ovi Store does in a day – 81M/Month). China Mobile has already teamed up with Nokia before on App development with the Mobile Market (MM) Ovi Development Partner Programme aimed to be a one stop service for developers. So a push and contribution towards MeeGo development isn’t too hard to imagine.

In terms of other support in China, we’ve already seen China based Red Flag produce one of the first MeeGo tablets – the NPad (not to be confused with another windows 7 nPad)

Linux Foundation / WSJ / ReadWriteWeb

Video: Nokia N8 Camera/Film School #8 Multimedia News Reporter

November 3, 2010 Leave a comment

In this episode we’ll get some tips on how to be a reporter in front of and behind the camera.

There are some key basics:

– The introduction

– Personal interviews

– Cut away scenes

– Wrap up

You can possibly do this on your own my getting yourself a tripod. Either a standard tall tripod or a gorillapod which you could wrap anywhere.


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