Tag Archives: OVI Store

Customization: Part IV – Using widgets

The cellphone industry is very dynamic, with manufacturers releasing new smartphones on a regular basis, and software developers releasing new or updated applications every day. If you “Google” for Nokia N8, no less that 22 million hits are returned. This is rather … Continue reading

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Customization: Part III – The Nokia Beta Labs

Nokia not only develop and maintain the Symbian operating system, but also produce (in partnership with our software companies) a number of very useful applications for Symbian^3 devices such as the N8. Visit betalabs.nokia.com and login with your Nokia account details. … Continue reading

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Downloading applications from Nokia’s OVI Store

The OVI Store application shipped with the N8 allows me to search the contents of the store and download applications directly to my phone. Purchasing applications is simple as the cheaper applications were charged directly to my cellphone bill. Other, more expensive … Continue reading

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Customization: Part II – Purchased from the OVI Store

I have purchased a number of applications from Nokia’s OVI Store which I therefore recommend for other Nokia N8 fans: SPB Mobile Shell – discussed in an earlier post: “Improving the user interface: Need more than 3 home screens“. SPB Wallet – discussed in an earlier post: … Continue reading

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Customization: Part I – Free from the OVI Store

Nokia’s OVI Store provides numerous applications allowing the average N8 owner to customize their smartphone in order to enrich or simplify their lifestyles. For example, a small torch becomes extremely handy in the dark when trying to guide a key into … Continue reading

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What is Symbian^3?

What is a smartphone? I consider smartphones to be small pocket-sized computers with mobile phone functionality. A smartphone has an Operating System (OS) which provides a platform for software developers to create a range of applications. A smartphone allows the user to … Continue reading

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Improving the user interface: Need more than 3 home screens

I was suitably impressed with SPB’s software called SPB Wallet that I perused other software this company produces for the Symbian platform. I came across SPB Mobile Shell which provides a unique user interface via a 3D carousel with special effects. The software … Continue reading

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