Apple have released info on what new features and update that will come in version 3.0 of the iPhone OS. I’m not a iPhone user and will probably never be (but you never say never), but I think that some of the features should have been there from the start.
Some feature of the iPhone OS 3.0 taken from Engadget:
Peer-to-peer connectivity over Bluetooth for gaming and other info-swapping
Developers can now build apps that call out to Google Maps, and can also finally bring Apple-blessed turn-by-turn to the phone
Cut, copy and paste
MMS, along with forward and delete for multiple messages
Unlocked Bluetooth functionality on 2G iPod touch
A2DP stereo Bluetooth
Landscape view available for Mail, Text and Notes
YouTube account support
Engadget have also so kindly made a video walkthrough of the new firmware which you can watch in the embeded video bellow.
Nokia announced the officiell release date for Norway today. Nokia Store at Byporten in Oslo will have N96 on October 13, the rest of the country will have it two days later, that’s October 15, 2008.
N96 will cost €550, or around 4.400 NOK before taxes. I pre-ordered it for about 5.500 NOK. For the Scandinavian people, the N96 will come pre-installed with the block buster Transformers, it will have a 3 month free navigationlicense for the Nordic countries and a free N-Gage game of your choice.
I can’t wait for the N96 release, and will have a review on it when I’ve used it for some days. But that is almost a month away.
I did now that many Nokia cellphones have TV-out and that you can play games, videoes and use othe application on your TV. But it’s alwayse nice to see a good video of it when you don’t have such a phone. Which I will have this fall, the new Nokia N96.
In 2006 Nokia released the N93 smartphone, which included a very special feature: the ability to connect it to a television set through something called “TV Out”. It was very simple to use, you just plugged one end of the TV Out cable into the phone, and the other end into a TV, and the phone’s screen appeared on the television screen.
Many of their later phones have had TV Out too, including the N95, N82, 6220 Classic and others. However, Nokia has always promoted it mainly as a way of viewing photos and videos, and many people don’t realise the feature can actually be used with all the phone’s other functions too.
Amazon.com now have an offer for Nokia N73 Unlocked Smartphone 37% off. This is sale is only for US. The deal end on July 31, 2008. It only cost $219.99.
From their promotion statement:
Who says you can’t have fun with a business phone? The Nokia N73 smartphone packs the latest Symbian S60 software–ideal for business applications–as well as a handy 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, and an advanced music player–perfect for when it’s time to let your hair down. Other key features packed into its thin, bar form factor include quad-band GSM capabilities with EDGE data, a QVGA display, and a miniSD memory card slot. The Nokia N73 is the perfect solution for when you need a powerful phone for business and pleasure.
This is a quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900 cell phone with international 3G compatibility via 2100 MHz, and EDGE/UMTS
3.2-megapixel digital camera with Carl Zeiss optics and video capture
Flickr function lets you upload photos from device to personal online gallery
MP3/video player; expandable memory via MiniSD card slot
Up to 4.1 hours of digital talk time and 350 hours of standby
The first thing you’ll notice about the N73 is its active matrix display. With an adjustable display brightness feature, and support for up to 262,144 colors within 240 x 320 pixels, it’s perfect for viewing documents, images, and Web pages. A high-quality handsfree speakerphone allows for conference calls and multitasking (combining voice calls with calendar viewing, SMS, and email), while the XHTML browser allows for convenient Internet use. The N73 sports a user-friendly and intuitive interface while maintaining a small, slim, and sleek design.
If needs be, the N73 can be a business workhorse. The N73 also comes stock with support for leading push email clients, giving you easy email access in real time. There’s even an XHTML browser for convenient Internet viewing, and you’ll be able to load pages fast with the N73’s EDGE data compatibility.
Connectivity with compatible PCs and supported devices is simple and easy with the N73’s infrared, Bluetooth wireless technology, and USB cable compatibility. Other built-in tools include an organizer feature that includes contacts with images, a calendar with an accept/reject function for meeting requests, and to-do list. There’s also a built-in office application viewer for documents such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel attachments (Microsoft Office, 2000, XP and 2003). The N73 even sports a unique feature that allows you to search for files or content (including messages, emails, and notes). Lastly, the N73 also comes with the ability to synchronize with Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes–a feature that allows you to have the latest meetings, contacts, and notes on hand.