All About Symbian Podcast

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News and views on Symbian phones (smartphones - S60 and UIQ) from the AAS Team.

In All About Symbian Insight 150, we start with news of the small 'Video update' for Symbian^3 phones, which bring subtitles and improved codecs to the Video player application. We then discuss the winding down of Nokia's Ovi Music unlimited service and wonder what will come next. Rafe shares his …
In All About Symbian Insight 148, we start with news of the small 'Apps update' for Symbian^3 phones and discuss how software updates should work. Rafe shares details of the latest Swype updates, David runs through the new beta version of Nokia Email for the E72, E52, E73, C5-00 and …
In All About Symbian Insight 148, we start with a brief discussion of announcements from CES, before moving on to a news round-up. Rafe talks about the availability of  Nokia Big Screen from Beta Labs and the evolution of Point and Find, Ewan comments on Skype's acquisition of Qik and …
All About Symbian Insight 147 is our special Christmas themed edition. We start with a round up of new and notable games, such as Angry Birds Seasons, Real Golf 2011 HD and RoboDef. Then it is on to music with news of Mobbler's release for Symbian^3 devices and details of …
In All About Symbian Insight 146, we start with news of updates to Google's YouTube client ad Skype, which mean both are now fully Symbian^3 compatible (N8, C7, C6-01 and E7). Ewan shares new of a Nokia Messaging and Mail for Exchange update for the 5800, X6 and 5530. Rafe …
In All About Symbian Insight 145, we start with news of the latest beta of Ovi Maps (adding on phone download of maps). We also cover the release of Opera Mini 5.1 (beta 2) and clarify some of the differences between Opera Mobile and Opera Mini. We discuss the news …
In All About Symbian Insight 144, we start with a round up of recent firmware releases: 5800 v52, 5530 v32 and E72 v52. We then discuss the recent release of version 10.1 of the Opera Mobile browser, which leads to a discussion on Steve's recent mobile browser comparison and how …
In All About Symbian Insight 143, we share news of the appearance of Wellness Diary in Beta Labs, discuss Gartner's Q3 figures for smartphones and note the release of the latest batch of Symbian based phones in Japan. The main part of the podcast covers the SEE 2010 event. Rafe …
In All About Symbian Insight 142, we start with Rafe explaining the SYMBEOSE initiative and the potential of Symbian as a platform for future embedded devices. Steve shares his initial thoughts on the Nokia C7, before leading a general discussion on positioning and Europe versus the US.  Ewan covers the news that the Nokia C6-01 …
In All About Symbian Insight 141, we start with Ewan giving his opinion on the Nokia N8. Steve talks us through the Nokia Social update, highlighting the important changes and what still needs to be worked on. David shares details on the Symbian^1 Swype update, which brings improved performance and …
In All About Symbian Insight 140, we start with a few news items: Ovi Calendar 2.0 in beta, Nokia's new DAB radio headset and the arrival of the developer version of Qt 4.7 for Symbian devices. Rafe shares some additional C7 thoughts and answers questions from David and Ewan. In …
In All About Symbian Insight 139, we start with a discussion of the newly announced Nokia C5-03, suggesting there's more to this device than the quiet launch might suggest. We then continue our N8 discussion of previous weeks; this time we focus on web browsing, messaging and text entry. Rafe …
In All About Symbian Insight 138, we start with the news that the Nokia C7 has started shipping and the availability of Internet Radio on Ovi Store. We follow up with some general discussion on how much should Nokia, or any manufacturer, should lead app creation and discuss Nokia's Panorama …
In All About Symbian Insight 137, we start with the news that Samsung is to cease Symbian developer support and the details of the latest beta release of Opera Mobile. David tells us about *Spark, a potential homescreen replacement application. The second half of the podcast is all about the …
In All About Symbian Insight 136, we start with a look back at Nokia World. Each of the team share their impressions and favourite moments from Nokia's premier event. We move on to a discussion of Sony Ericsson's Symbian plans. In the second half of the podcast we touch on …
The All About Symbian team are at Nokia World 2010, running at the ExCeL Centre in London's Docklands. The team talk about the event, we find out about the new phones and technology, and chat to various people, including Reuters, Forum Nokia and Rovio - the team behind Angry Birds.In …
In All About Symbian Insight 135, we start with a look ahead to Nokia World. What are the team expecting and what devices will they be taking with them? We move on to a discussion of Nokia N8 pre-order pricing, after which Steve offers some concluding thoughts on his time …
In All About Symbian Insight 134, we start with news of new, community created Samsung i8910 firmware, which leads to a discussion of Samsung's mobile platform choices. Rafe discusses the Ovi Files closure and talks about how the thinking behind Nokia's Ovi service strategy has evolved. David shares his Pixel …
In All About Symbian Insight 133, we start with news of the Nokia 5250, Nokia's cheapest ever smartphone, which leads to a general discussion in the importance of low end handsets. Steve shares some more detail from his recent reviews of Let's Golf and Mommax's Mains Battery Charger. Rafe talks …
Rafe, Ewan, Steve and David discuss V Festival, the C6, SugarSync, Foursquare and much more.In this podcast we cover:     Mobile data in rural areas V Festival application    Foursquare client for Symbian Discussion of location check-in services and location availability Discussion of Facebook …