PodTech:Microblogging comes of age with Jaiku

Robert Scoble with the co-founders of Jaiku, Jyri Engeströn and Petteri Koponen.

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New BlackBerry Browser?

BlackBerryCool reports of a new BlackBerry browser in the works, to be released just in time for the Pearl 2 launch. According to the anonymous informant who provided the scoop to BBCool, the new browser will support tab browsing and also favicon.ico support.

“There is also a new browser “home screen” that sports a listed history (with favicon.ico support, no less) and “search provider” functionality, courtesy of Google, Yahoo, Dictionary.com, IMDb.com, and Wikipedia.”

My question is, how about a browser that displays the real web page, like Opera Mini or the S60 browser? Is that too much to ask?

From Print to the Screen: Newspapers to the BlackBerry

You already do almost everything with your BlackBerry device, why not read your favorite newspapers on it while you’re at it? The folks at BlackBerryCool have a post about PressDisplay, a software now available for BlackBerry devices that will allow you to have access to more than 500 newspapers in 70 countries and 36 languages, all for $29.95/month.


New Firmware Available for Nokia N80

Thanks to Symbian-Freak for reporting that there is a new updated firmware for the Nokia N80. The new firmware version is 5.0719.0.2. There is no change log available as of yet so we don’t know the fixes that this firmware takes care of but I’m guessing that it has to be more stable than the current FW 4.0707.0.7, which is very unstable.

I’ve had numerous problems with this FW, especially memory issues. I am planning on updating to the new FW. Will post an update.

Update 6/21/07: One full day with the new firmware and no issues to report as of yet. I have noticed that there seems to be better memory management. Other than that, nothing else that I have noticed.

Opera Mini “Dimension” Beta is out

What a nice surprise I found this morning. Amongst all my new emails, I had one from Opera telling me that the Dimension Beta was out. Of course, how exciting, I had to go and download it right away.

Happy Tuesday :),

It’s ready. Opera Mini 4 Beta, “Dimension” is available for you to try. Thanks for waiting patiently as we work hard to give you something truly special. We’re proud to say Dimension sets a new standard for Web browsing on mobile phones. There are some noticeable improvements that we’ll describe in detail below.

No problems loading it on my Nokia N80IE. I will write more about its features after I’ve had some time to review the whole thing. For now, here are some screenshots.

UPDATE 6/20: So far so good with this Beta. I’ve noticed that pages load quickly and my phone doesn’t freeze with some websites like it does with the default browser. To Opera’s credit, the release lives up to its billing by “consuming” less data while loading websites.

I like the zoom option. It is easy to go back to a full preview of the page. I have tested the browser extensively with the New York Times website and it has worked flawlessly. I was able to log in to MySpace and it also worked very well.

My only gripe so far is navigating the menus, which seems to be very slow at times.

I think Opera is on the right track here. I have completely replaced the built-in S60 browser for the Dimension Beta.