Monday, March 31, 2008

symbian - critics say . . . . .

Symbian, among programmers is known for its complexity, this is the reason why i love programming for this platform. Analysts do write about the design flaws, unnecessarily complicating simple things like string handling. In fact symbian has the best implementation of multitasking which is very efficient for a small memory devices compared to multi threading.

Though symbina is considered to be the most reliable OS among the available mobile OS, there are competitors like Linux which despite the strong optimism of the adopters, haven’t been able to get the lime light. As all good things have small pit falls, critics do try to get these things to the techno world and try to question them like, “Does symbian really deserve the lime light its getting?”
One such article is here

He talks about symbian being a "pain in the ***" for Nokia. If we take a broader perspective, it is true. As I had mentioned in my previous post Nokia would like to unhook from symbian and yet give the same kind of handset that is as stylish and as powerful as a symbian phone.

His point on, lack of support for developers is one thing I disagree .Symbian has the best developer support that exist for a mobile developer. But yet again the support comes from Nokia :) for its S60.

Is phone’s OSX, 5 years ahead of time? ….humm... i would say the User Interface is awesome, but the OS as such has to stand the test of time.

He makes a right point in his statement where in he point out that symbian hasn't got a real competitor and that’s the reason why symbian seems to be the best among those. It's rightly said. Symbian has a history of 10 years and if we go back and compare the current OS and the first symbian OS build, there aren’t any significant changes. The changes what we see is basically from the framework providers like Nokia [s60] and UIQ. The changes what we see is from the recent years ~2-3 like Screenplay and freeway which is a huge step forward.

Last question would be, Will OSx give a tough completion to Symbian?
It would be hard to answer at this point of time. OSx phone may be popular among user for its rich User Experience, but it will be hard to say weather it would match the speed and power of symbian.

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Sir Richard Branson, Welcome to india

One more global Player among Mobile operators lands in the "worlds fastest growing mobile segment".

Yes, ‘Virgin Mobile’ services are being offered to consumers by Tata Teleservices through a brand franchise with the Virgin Group. Virgin Mobile India is an association between Virgin Group and Tata Teleservices which will facilitate Tata Teleservices with its experience and expertise in designing, marketing and servicing TTL’s Virgin Mobile branded products for the youth segment.

Virgin Mobile India

Some of the publicity schemes include

Get paid to receive calls –
Virgin Mobile customers will get 10 paise credit for every in-coming minute they receive from any network.
Easy Handset upgrades:
Mobile is India’s first CDMA service where all customers will be on RUIM (SIM)-based phones, thereby giving them the convenience of upgrading their phones without having to change their number or re-enter their address book.
True Care:
All Virgin Mobile customers will be called back by the same call center agent to address their query
Call more for less –
After the 1st 2 mins of calls each day (which will be charged at Re1) all Virgin Mobile customers nation-wide will automatically be able to call any local network at any time of day for only 50 paise per minute

Will it be a hit or will loose charm in front of the biggies like Rcomm and Bharthi Airtel?, only time will answer

Anouncement: Nokia+Microsoft & Google Loves Web and Mobile

Two major announcements from two giants in there own sense

Nokia announced Microsoft's silverlight availability for S60 and S40

Nokia today announced plans to make Microsoft Silverlight available for S60 on Symbian OS, the world's leading smartphone software(1), as well as for Series 40 devices and Nokia Internet tablets. Adding support for Silverlight will extend opportunities for developers to create rich, interactive applications that run on multiple platforms in a consistent and reliable way

[via Nokia press ]

Google announced there Google Gear for Mobile devices
[ source google mobile blog ]

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Weekend Masti: 3250 under my knife, finally

My Sunday afternoon went in fixing my Nokia 3250
It had a strange problem!! CAll ,Disconnect and The Center Enter button of Joy stick weren't responding. SO took the risk of ripping it open and see for my self, what the heck was wrong? #$@%.

After disassembling completely got know tghat the connect had got loosened a little bit of tweaking and there it was working like a charm now :)

After months of suffering, now i will be able to surf the web on my Mobile again