Tag Archives: Symbian^3

A summary and update of the previous 22 posts…

Many years ago, my lifestyle required the following devices: Palm-based Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) to manage my personal information (calendar, to-do list and contacts), Garmin GPS for turn-by-turn navigation, Portable FM radio and MP3 player for listening to music and … Continue reading

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Useful applications to install

In the previous post, I mentioned how and where to obtain a Developer’s Certificate for your N8. This allows you to install any unsigned application downloaded from the Internet that was developed for the Symbian (S60v5 or ^3) platform. Hence, … Continue reading

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What is freeware and how to obtain it?

Freeware is free software, available for use at no cost or for an optional fee (donation). As explained in an earlier post, distributing a free application via the Nokia OVI Store will cost the developer money. Applications in the OVI Store … Continue reading

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Can the N8 install unsigned applications?

The short answer is yes, but not easily. Symbian OS devices can be hacked to remove the platform security, thus allowing users to install unsigned applications. The hack involves the modification of system files and access to previously locked areas of the … Continue reading

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Why are applications digitally signed?

After customizing your smartphone with various applications and widgets downloaded from Nokia’s OVI Store and Beta Labs, your smartphone should now simplify many daily tasks. However, in order to unlock the N8’s full potential, you may want to install applications … Continue reading

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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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