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Helpful software for Series60 3rd Edition mobile phones
Smartphones have become rather powerful little devices
you always have on your person, whatever the time or situation.
In case of devices running the Symbian Series60
operating system you have a large choice of freely available native software helpful in most diverse situations. And this is on top of the usual Java Micro Edition applications you are limited to on more proprietary platforms like Nokia's entry line Series40
, many Sony-Ericsson phones based on their Java Platform
messaging devices. Naturally, with the advent of the iPhone, all manufacturers are in the process of redefining their product line in that application platform respect.
Adding certificates to a Nokia E-Series phone
It's rather annoying to have those popups warning me about untrusted SSL certificates when downloading mail securely using IMAPS.
So here's how to add X509 certificates to a Nokia S60 certificate store.
E70 Firmware Update
The Nokia Software Update
to 3.0633.09.04 fried my E70 - probably an issue with german product codes (in my case 0526204): I ran into "software update failed" at 100% on the completion gauge with 2 Nokia logos and "test mode" on the E70 screen. Battery removal only causes a "System Error" after the white bootup screen (before even asking for the PIN, no Nokia logo during startup).
According to the local Service Point I took the phone to after that, this has happened others as well...
The quest for a free password manager on my new E70
While I am rather happy with the E70 smartphone so far, one thing I sorely miss, is a password manager on the device.
After some research I undertook the endeavour to install kedpm
on my E70 (with PyS60
), as I require a free and secure password manager that is available on both, handset and PC (jfreesafe
is lacking categories and there is no J2SE version, it seems)...
A useful application of mobile phone cameras
Snapping photos of business cards was one of the reasons I chose a business phone with cam
- even though OCR
has to be done off-board, sadly. Now, a 2D Barcode Reader would be a real treat, provided more and more business cards utilize QRcodes
in the near future! A sensible business feature for the top of the line Nokia business handset, I'd say...
Introducing the new Nokia E70 smartphone
Switched from my OPIE palmtop
, that served me well for over two years to a Nokia Smartphone based on the Symbian Series60 platform. Mainly I wanted to consolidate my gadgetry into a more integrated device (in conjunction with a new mobile plan).