Qt Demo On The Nokia N900 | HyperUI, Weather, MyBudget & ShopList

Qt is part of Nokia’s future when it comes to user interface. Check out these images giving you a few ideas on how it might look. If you have the ‘Extras Devel’ catalogue on your Nokia N900, you can find HyperUI (shown on the standby screen, the Application Launcher, the dial pad and contacts), Weather (current weather previews), MyBudget (for personal budget in several categories of expenditure) and ShopList (a shopping check list with several categories).

The Wonderful World Of Ovi Store

Check out this awesome Ovi promotional video which showcases some of the most compelling Nokia applications, including Facebook, Gravity, and Qik. The video has been directed by Hiro Murai, a famous music video director, who illustrates in a very unique way, what your mobile phone can do with these applications.

Skyfire Mobile Web Browser Updated To v1.5

Skyfire today announced that they have released version 1.5 for Symbian S60 3rd and 5th Edition. Skyfire is a free alternative web browser for your mobile phone, and version 1.5 now includes full support for high-resolution screens, has a fresh user interface (UI) that is more finger friendly, produces crisper text, allows smoother zooming, and has a full- screen mode that completely maximizes screen real estate. Check out the full press release along with a nice video demo of the application after the break.

Skyfire is also running a contest in which you can get your hands on a brand new Nokia N97. Details are at the end of the video.

“There was a great response when Skyfire 1.5 launched in December 2009 for Windows Mobile. Video, text, and images all look crisp and stunning in high-resolution,” explains Jeff Glueck, CEO of Skyfire. “We’re glad to bring all the unique new features of Skyfire 1.5 to our dedicated Symbian user-base.”

Additionally, Skyfire features a customizable homepage, integrating RSS feeds, Facebook and Twitter feeds, and Gmail, into one convenient stream. The Skyfire start page has been updated with high-resolution text and images.

New in Skyfire 1.5 for Symbian S60 3 Edition

  • Smooth Scrolling: Scroll operations are more fluid.
  • Updated UI for 3rd edition devices.
  • Performance tweaks: Many small enhancements for a more robust and faster browsing experience.

New in Skyfire 1.5 for Symbian S60 5th Edition (Beta)

  • Finger friendly UI: A new, intuitive, and finger friendly UI for high resolution touchscreen devices provides an easier browsing experience.
  • Smooth Scrolling: Kinetic scrolling has been enabled to Skyfire. Pan or flick the screen to move in any direction smoothly on touchscreen.
  • Full screen mode: For touchscreen, browse in full screen mode with no UI elements on the screen for maximum page visibility.
  • Auto-Rotate: Browse in portrait or landscape mode with a simple change of the device orientation.

To download Skyfire 1.5 head over to: http://get.skyfire.com/

Reliability | Nokia Testing Centre In Beijing

The Nokia Testing Centre in Beijing puts all Nokia handsets through a controlled yet extreme regime in order to guarantee the reliability of that device. Daky Yang is a Nokia Testing Engineer, and part of the team of people that put your Nokia handset through many different tests and scenarios in order to ensure they are hard-wearing and reliable. He went on to say that, “When we perform the tests, we understand that people use their phones in different ways. But we have to take all the phones through the most extreme tests.” Check out the video after the break to see exactly the kind of test Nokia perform on their handsets.