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Symbian themes

If you have not tried changing the theme of you Symbian phone for a while, you might just try. Some of the (free) themes in Ovi store change even the icons of native applications, dialogs and menus with something more colorful. That is not always useful but it is possible at least. It looks like […]

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Nokia Messaging and Nokia’s other messaging clients

Nokia’s Symbian phones have come with an app called Messaging for a long time. With that you can send and read sms, multimedia and email messages. Recently Nokia has pushed a new software out to Ovi store called Nokia Messaging that you can install to your device in addition to the old Messaging app (when […]

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Ovi Browser for Series40 based on Novarra technology

Nokia’s aquisition of Novarra is an example of a successful acquisition: the acquired technological asset soon surfaces as a new product in the new parent company’s portfolio. In this case, beta of Ovi Browser for Series40 devices came out after reasonable 5 months after Nokia got their hands on Novarra’s browser technology. I have a […]

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A good time to be Ovi developer

As you may have heard, Nokia has been working hard on creating and improving developer tools for Nokia platforms (most notably QT) and improving the Ovi store and the client. Great news came out last week from Forum Nokia: 1. The signing of Symbian applications is now free. The only fee you have to pay […]

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How to make money in Ovi Store with ads?

The answer: it is not easy to add ads to your Symbian C++ or QT apps at the moment. I hope that the situation will change. Most ad distributors support iPhone and Android, but lack support for Nokia platforms and Ovi store. 1. AdMob (now aqcuired by Google), probably the biggest mobile advertising company, fully […]

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As long as there is Ovi Store, Symbian is alive

As long as the owners of Nokia’s Symbian devices can go to Ovi Store and download new applications for their devices and therefore make their devices feel fresh again, Symbian can stay alive. As soon as Nokia pulls the plug off Ovi Store (shall it ever happen), Symbian is dead. After that, I’d imagine most […]