XpressEXIF by Igor aka kAIST is an application of photos browser that works to show .jpeg files exif information and powered with kinetic scrolling capability.

The application will initialize/load all of the photos in the device before it actually shown the photos's exif and prompted all the photos in thumbnails.

The exif information that was shown in this application were as the screensnap below;

Here's a video to show how's the application works

XpressEXIF works perfectly on Symbian S60 5th OS platform like Nokia 5800 XPM, 5530XPM, N97 and N97 Mini.

Download XpressEXIF 

pros : Kinetic scrolling and fast photo load up.
cons : Loading are required for every start up mean it consume time. A lot memory took place to run the application.

Via [dailymobile]


Nokia has just released 2nd minor firmware update for Nokia N97 with V12.0.026.

As you can see, it's just a minor update whereas the kinetic scrolling has yet applied on this firmware update. The changes of this update were better memory driving and fixed web browser errors.

The update can be done via NSU & FOTA (Firmware update Over The Air) All you need to do is dial *#0000# on the dialler, go to option and check for updates. Connect via WiFi for the updates as data downloads are required for the updates unless you are on unlimited plan.

Firmware V20.X.XXX will be expected to release in mid of November 2009.


Opera has just released a new version of mobile browser, Opera Mini 5 Beta.

It's a total new interfaces that works as handy as the desktop version of browser. The browser works ideally on touchscreen devices such as Nokia 5800 XPM, N97 & N97 mini and also keypad-ed phone.

The Opera Mini has added a few quite practical features that I would say, such as speed dial, password manager, tabbed browser, power kinetic scrolling and option click (second click/right like mouse pointer)

Captured some screen snaps of Opera Mini 5 Beta.

Speed Dial - Speed dial works like a set of visual bookmarks of your favourite Web pages and can be access in with a single click. It's just like what IE 8 & Google Chrome has. Ergonomic mini QWERTY keyboard added for keys input. Auto complete URL also available for ease typing.

Tabbed Browser - With Opera Mini, you can have few Web pages loaded at the same time without interrupt one session to start another and the pages can be tabbed easily from one to another.

It displays the overview of page and suggests where to begin your reading before zoom in by double click. Kinetic scrolling and intelligent zooming made page reading easily and fast. Opera Mini are capable to detects Web page designed for mobile view and display optimally. It does support landscape & portrait display.

Highlight, Copy, Paste & Search are another interesting features that not to miss in a Web browser.

Password Manager - There's no more hassle to key in usernames and passwords over again when it can save your credentials.

Although it's a java mobile browser, it does able to give a superior web experience on a mobile device.

Pros: Fast and user friendly interface, awesome power kinetic scrolling, application launching seem way faster compare with older version.

Cons: Does not support video playback eg; Youtube and flash.

Download you Opera Mini 5 Beta now or visit http://m.opera.com/next with your mobile browser.


Nokia has just release new firmware update for Nokia 5800 XpressMusic V31.0.008 (for RM-356) & V31.2.008 (for RM-428).

The update are only applied on NSU as FOTA are unable to detect the new update.

There are no full details of the changelog yet. From what I can see, the interaction of the interface seem smoother and more responsive. The new Ovi Maps 3.0 are included in this firmware as introduced in Nokia World 09.

Kinetic scrolling and the new homescreen layout are yet added-on in this update. When the major update will released?

Nokia Software Updater can be downloaded HERE.


dsma has designed a theme Auriel used iMac Icon set with added 6 wallpapers & frame.

This theme is designed for Symbian S60 5th like Nokia 5800 XPM & Nokia N97.

Theme can be download HERE



Dr. Jukka has another useful application, Key Lock Clock.

Key Lock Clock is a freeware application that would be able shown the time, date, miss call and unread message without unlock the phone.

The default light to go out are 1 second, longer timeout can be set between 1 second to 3599 second /1 hour.

Additionally this application can be used as a Table clock when the charger is connected.

This version was designed for Symbian S60 5th OS platform like Nokia 5800XPM & N97. It's also should work well with all Symbian S60 3rd OS.

Key Lock Clock unsigned version can be download directly from Dr. Jukka website.

To sign the unsigned application can be done at Symbiansigned by filling in IMEI, email address and upload the unsigned file.

To check IMEI, key *#06# in dialler.


Nokia N97 will be getting a new firmware version 2 or to be exact V20.X.XXX.

The new firmware expected to be released on October 2009 with alot improvement and adds on eg;

The major changes would be system-wide kinetic scrolling.
Improved QWERTY typing experince with displaying alternative character when a key is pressed and held.
New facelife Music player.
Complete new widgets with CNN, MySpace, ESPN and etc.
Support VoIP.
New version of Ovi Maps.
Better memory handling with increased new memory allocation.

Below is the video of the new firmware 2.0 for Nokia N97.

Via [gsmarena]


Nokia Betalabs has released a new GPS navigation application for Nokia Symbian OS platform, Ovi Maps Beta.

Ovi Maps can find you current location, places nearby, addresses that you are looking for and also able to save all your favourite places.

This Ovi Maps can be works in offline services by download the country map via Map Loader. If you are by online, you will be able to check the weather forecasts, events running around and all explore premium travel content by Lonely Planet and Michelin for over 1000 destinations.

The changed or upgrades from the previous release was;

Improved application start up
Brand new menu with one touch access to content and services
New and improved one-box search
New features in car navigation services like "Drive home" and "Track Me"
New features in the pedestrian navigation services like "Walk home" and "Track Me"
Text-to speech for voice guidance in car and pedestrian navigation.

Currently the Ovi Maps Beta works with S60 5th OS which are Nokia N97, Nokia N97 mini, Nokia 5800 Navigation and Nokia 5800 XpressMusic.

To install download the Ovi Maps beta and Map Loader.

There are 7 days trial given of worldwide navigation on Ovi Maps Beta. Claim the free 7 days trial HERE

Check the video below to know more about Ovi Maps Beta

As you know Ovi Maps are still in beta, before they actual released the matured/graduated application feedbacks and comments are crucial from the users. Do leave your comments and feedbacks here at Forum for Ovi Maps Do also leave your comments on blog. Cheers!

via [nokiabetalabs]


2 days ago Nokia has just announced 2 new Music devices with new a series "X" during the Nokia World 09 event at Stuttgart, Germany.

Nokia X3

Nokia X3 is a Music slide phone based Symbian S40 OS platform and it's the first S40 device with Ovi Store enable.

Nokia X3 has a 3.2 megapixels camera, 2.2" screen (240 x 320 resolution) and with expandable memory for music storage up to 16GB via microSD.

It also come with dedicated music keys for easy music access and paired with Bluetooth 2.1 for better wireless headset experience.

Nokia X3 will be expected on shelf in Q4 2009 with price tag 115 euro before tax and subsidies.

Nokia X6

Nokia X6 is the first Nokia phone with finger-operated capacitive touch screen user interface.

It has a crispy clear 3.2" touchscreen with 16.7M colours and 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio optimised for photos and video display.

The X6 has integrated with internal memory of 32Gb, 5 Megapixels Carl Zeiss optic, dual LED flash, TV-out, A-GPS, Ovi Maps, Playlist DJ and full web browser with Flash Lite support.

Nokia X6 is a Comes with Music device which mean you'll be able to download and own it as much all-you-can-hear music as you like without have to pay extra.

Will be expecting more uniques and interesting user interface of this model with the advantage of Capacitive touchscreen.

Nokia X6 will be available in the 4th quarter 2009 and will be selling at 459 euro before tax and subsidies.

via [nokiaconversation]

Any comments bout the new Nokia X series? Do leave your comments here.


Nokia has just released the full specification of their's first Netbook, Nokia Booklet 3G on the Nokia World 09 Keynote.

- Intel Atom Processor Z530, 1.6Ghz
- 1GB of DDR2, 533Mhz soldered down
- 120GB 1.8" H/SATA, 8MB cache with 4200rpm
- 1.3 Megapixel Webcam
- 10.1" LCD glass window screen with 1280x720 resolution HD
- Inbuilt 802.11b/g/n WLAN
- HSDPA 3G Modem (Data only)
- Integrated GPS + aGPS (Ovi Maps)
- Bluetooth V 2.1 + EDR
- Accelerometer inbuilt
- 16 cells, Li-Ion prismatic battery (last up to 12hours)


- 1 x HDMI 1.2 output
- 3 x USB 2.0
- 1 x 3.5mm audio jack
- 1 x SD card reader
- 1 x SIM/USIM slot


- Weight 1.25kg with battery
- 264 x 185 x 19.9 mm


- Operating System: Windows 7 Starter Edition, Home Premium or Professional
- MS Office Small Business 60 day trial
- MS Internet Explorer 8
- HDD protection utility, Hotkey utility , Knock Control utility, Power Profile Switcher, Battery Life utility
- Nokia Update Manager
- Ovi Suite
- Ovi Maps Gadget
- Social Hub
- F-Secure Internet Security 2010 trial

Nokia Booklet 3G comes with 3 different colours which is Black, Ice(White) and Azura (Blue). It'll be selling at EURO 575 before tax and subsidise.

Pros; Outstanding battery life, last up to 12 hours. aGPS enabled. 3G/HSDPA connectivity. HDMI output.

Cons; Expect voice and data instead of data only. Notorious 1.8" HDD and slow data transfer speed. RAM are not expandable as 1GB is too small for it's features.

via [nokiaconversations]


Some short updates of the Nokia World 09 Keynote at Stuggart.

Live Keynote Webcast can be view here NokiaWorld09

Nokia N97 Mini Introduced and will be selling at Euro 450. Video added

"Ovi Lifecasting" introduced on Nokia N97 mini.

Firmware for Nokia N97 V2.0 will be introduced on October.

Introduced 2 new Nokia Music devices, Nokia X3 & X6.

Nokia Booklet 3G will be selling at Euro 595.

Nokia N900 will be selling at Euro 500.


After the announcement of Nokia N900 and released videos by Nokia Conversations, it's has created a great awareness about the new top-end coming Nokia phone based on Maemo 5 Linux OS.

Here's the 10 great features of Maemo 5 in Nokia N900.

Live Multitasking.

Nokia N900 are capable to have live multitasking support. It has 1GB of RAM (256MB dedicated + 768MB Virtual Memory) allowing the apps to run background and show status on task manager seamlessly.

Multiple Homescreen.

Maemo 5 on Nokia N900 allow to have up to 4 different homescreens and can be switched between by swiping the screen. Beside that widgets and shortcuts can be placed anywhere at your desire.

Full Mozilla Browser.

Mozilla browser were put on board with full Flash support and interactive mode where standard mouse pointer for copy, paste and other normal features.

Divx/xVid Playback.

Nokia N900 has the capability to play full-siz Divx/xVid videos out without conversion-needed or any additional application to purchase.

Multiple Calender Support.

Maemo5 includes extensive calendar options, even the ability to manage multiple calendars! You can color-code each one, and even synchronize with an Exchange server, if that’s your thing. No word on Google Calendar, though.


It has much more integrated experience with SMS and IM combined as it can easily keep track of the conversation rather than the boring message. Real time availability of the contacts can be viewed on Maemo 5 like Ovi Contacts. Skype were also integrated, so VOIP can be done easily.

Killer camera with sharing features.

It has a precious optic of 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and a host sharing option like Ovi Image Exchanger.

Ovi Maps Integration.

Ovi Maps are introducted in Maemo 5 and includes weather information.

Nokia Messaging full HTML support.

Nokia Messaging makes it easy to setup access to nearly any web email service on the Internet as well as many ISP email accounts.

In-built Accelerometer

When you rotate the Nokia N900 into portrait mode, the phone application automatically launches, so you have quick access to make your phone calls. This will also rotate the entire user interface, so you could simply close the phone application and prompted you the dialler to make phone call.

Via [Maemo-Guru]