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Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: Opera Releases Development Platform Opera purports to enable true web applications to be developed that have access to the phone's functionality through the Opera Platform DOM interface (provided by the Application Player) and can communicate with servers using XMLHttpRequest. The Opera Platform SDK  is currently available for Symbian OS phones with S60, and is free.   See here for more details. Opera Mini Midlet Web Browser updated to V1.1 Get the MIDP2 jar here or the JAD link here For a version specific to a phone go here Instead of requiring the phone to process Web pages, Opera Mini uses a remote server to pre-process the page before sending it to the phone. This makes Opera Mini™ perfect for phones with very low resources, or low bandwidth connections. Opera Mini™ offers the same speed and usability as the renowned Opera ... (more)

London Streetmap Midlet and Flashlite Supported Phones

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog Nice to see some of the more useful application content being made available for J2ME - one of the things I missed on the K750i was a Streetmap for when I managed to get lost (again) in London !!  You can get the Jar from here and the Jad from here Interesting take on which phones are supported for Flashlite - check out this Flickr page which has a picture of Flashlite running on the supported phones - currently 83 in total !  Users are encouraged to post pictures of phones that support flashlite that are not currently listed. ... (more)

Ebay Launches Mobile Site

Ebay Launches Mobile Site Ebay has become on of the largest brands to launch a direct consumer mobile strategy in launching its mobile site.  Simply text "EBAY MOBILE" to 87222. The SMS text message we send you will cost £0.10 (Vodafone users are charged £0.12). When you receive the SMS, just select the URL in the message and it will open in your phone's browser. NetBeans IE 5.0 and Mobility Pack Beta Available The beta version of NetBeans IDE 5.0 and Mobility Pack is available for free download from the NetBeans website. You can create end-to-end solutions, from J2ME and J2EE to mo... (more)

Jim Liddle's Symbian Blog: "GMAIL Mobile"

GMAIL Mobile« H » General J2ME :: Jim Liddle :: email link Access your GMail messages from your mobile at http://m.gmail.com The Series 60 application lets you use most of your existing Yahoo account features, such as email (which supports push), instant messaging, and uploading photos.  This really is amazing software and I would recommend you download it if you have a series 60 phone. Get it here ... (more)

Move Over Skype, Hello Jajah!

Jim Liddle's Blog Now everyone knows about VOIP, and everyone knows about Skype. Skype is pretty useful if you are doing Skype to Skype calls or even Skype to phone calls from your desk. Currently however mobile Skype just does not cut it...  It doesn’t work over GPRS, barely over 3G (if you can get a consistent decent signal) and Wi Fi hot spots are not always easy to find and still tend to be not free and quite expensive. What is needed is something simple and easy to use. What is needed is something like Jajah. Jajah was founded by Daniel Mattes and Roman Scharf.  It is ... (more)