Nimbuzz launches PC app — lets you make free voice, video calls to phones

Nimbuzz for Mac

Nimbuzz offers mobile apps that let you chat with or make free calls to other Nimbuzz users, or cheap calls to phone numbers. The iPhone app supports video calls, while you can also make voice-only calls from the Nimbuzz Android and Symbian apps. Now the company has also  launched a PC app for Mac or Windows which means you can place a call from a desktop… Read more »

Opera Mobile 11, Mini 6 now available

Opera has released updated versions of its mobile browsers smartphones. Opera Mobile 11  is available for Android, Symbian, and MeeGo, while Opera Mini 6 supports BlackBerry as well. So what’s new in Opera Mobile 11 and Mini 6… and why does the company offer two browsers? In a nutshell, Opera Mobile is a full-featured browser with its own rendering engine and support for JavaScript, HTMl5…. Read more »

Nokia to offer new browser, UI for Symbian phones next year

Nokia recently took over development of the Symbian platform used by most of the company’s phones, and it looks like the company has plans to step up the pace quite a bit in 2011. Instead of launching one major update every year or two, Computerworld reports that Nokia plans to offer 4 or 5 updates throughout 2011. The first will bring more than 50 tweaks,… Read more »

Nokia adds push notification support for 3rd party Symbian, MeeGo apps

Nokia has released a new plug-in for the Nokia Qt SDK which allows third party app developers to enable native push notifications. In plain English, that means apps like news apps, instant messengers, or social networking tools will be able to let you know when there’s an update more easily. Because the API now supports native push notifications, it means that apps won’t have to… Read more »

Skype for Symbian improves call quality, support for new phones

Skype has released an updated version of its VoIP app for Symbian smartphones. The update brings support for newer Symbian phones such as the Nokia N8, C7, and E5. The new app has an interface designed to play well with phones that have larger displays and also uses the same SILK codec used in the desktop version of Skype as well as Skype for Android… Read more »

Opera Mobile 10.1 now available for Symbian S60

Opera has released a version of Opera Mobile 10.1 for Symbian S60 phones. The mobile web browser has a new Javascript engine, improved support for HTML5, support for geolocation, and Opera’s “Speed Dial” section which lets you create a start page with thumbnail icons for your most frequently visited bookmarked web pages. According to the release notes, even though Opera 10.1 has gone final for… Read more »