First Glimpse | Symbian^4 UI

As the release of Symbian^3 draws inevitably close, the anticipation for what Nokia has in store is becoming pretty exciting. Today we managed to get our hands on a couple of very cool videos demonstrating some of the features of the upcoming Symbian^4 OS. The first video takes a quick look at the multiple homescreens, implemented with versatile widget support, similar to that of the Nokia N900. The second video showcases the Photo Gallery application, which is pretty cool and has a sort of thumbnail mini map when viewing photos in full screen. All I can say is that the delay in releasing a new device can only mean that there is something big about to hit us soon, and the excitement is definitely building up here. Check out the video demos at the break, and let us know what you think.

LCG Slick For Symbian Updated | v0.60 Brings Facebook Chat To Your S60 Handset

LCG Slick for Symbian has recently been uptaded to v0.60. Slick is a messenger application for mobile phones and allows you to chat with your friends though various online messaging services. This new updated version of Slick now supports Facebook chat, along with a few more cool features. Check out the rest of the details after the jump.

Slick Features

  • Supported protocols: ICQ, Yahoo, Facebook chat, AIM, MSN, Google Talk, Jabber
  • Text messaging
  • Emoticons
  • Alerts – sound, backlight, vibration, notify window displaying the number of new messages
  • Group and buddy management (add, delete, rename)
  • Message history
  • File transfer – send and receive files
  • Sending / receiving offline messages
  • Downloading files sent as links

QT Based UI Running On AAVA’s Moblin 2.1 Smartphone

Check out this AAVA Reference Design, running on a QT based UI, which is the frame work for the upcoming MeeGo OS. The demo is showcased on AAVA’s Moblin 2.1 smartphone, and is just a glimpse at what’s yet to come from Nokia. Hopefully it won’t be too long before we get to see some real Nokia demos of it’s new Mobile Computing OS. Video after the break.

Sky Mobile App For S60 5th Edition Hits The Ovi Store

The Sky TV Mobile app for S60 5th Edition has just hit Nokia’s Ovi Store and is available to download right now absolutely free. Sky Mobile lets you watch Sky TV live on your Nokia handset, including live Premier League matches or highlights from previous games. Even if you’re not a football fan, being able to set your Sky+ box using the Remote Record will come in handy next time you realise you’re going to miss an episode of your favourite TV show.

The Sky TV Mobile app is currently available for most S60 5th Edition devices including the Nokia N97, N97 mini, 5800XM and 5530XM. Versions for the Nokia 5230 and the Nokia X6 are due shortly. There is also a limited version of the Sky TV Mobile app due for ten other Nokia handsets soon.

Sky Mobile is available from the Ovi Store absolutely free.

Nokia Research Centre Demo Concept Explore & Share Technology

The Nokia Research Centre has just recently showcased a fascinating new Explore and Share service, that gives them a new way of selling and delivering services at retail. The demonstration shows how a consumer can download Nokia content like music or videos directly onto a device easily with this novel technology. The file transfer of a music album took less than ten seconds. Very impressive indeed. Now its just a matter of squeezing this technology into the device so consumers can do the same at home. Video after the jump.

Jo Harlow Confirms That All Future Symbian Handsets Will Be Based On Symbian^3

In this video, Jo Harlow, Senior Vice President of Nokia smartphones, discusses some of the significant aspects of Symbian^3. Jo also goes on to talk about where smartphones are headed in the future in terms of both Symbian and Meego, and how all future Symbian devices will be based on Symbian^3. Symbian^3 will enhance the user experience with better graphics performance, the speed of the UI, and less user prompts, making the experience “WOW but familiar.”