Nokia seems to have stopped supporting BlackBerry Connect on its new E-series devices. We have reports coming in from E71 users in India who are unable to find the application for their phone. One such user, who contacted Nokia, was told that the application isn’t available. Traditionally, all Nokia E-series phones have supported BlackBerry Connect and Nokia’s change of heart has caught users unaware. Probably, Nokia wants to promote its own e-mail service rather than Research In Motion’s.
Thanks to all those who tipped us about this.
â€œIn the Mobile Devices segment, we launched ten new products and maintained market share, compared with the first quarter, while continuing to invest in our product portfolio. We also made progress on our plans to separate Motorola into two independent, publicly traded companies, generated positive operating cash flow and reduced our cost structure,â€ said Greg Brown, President and CEO of Motorola in a release announcing the company’s second quarter results.
The company might say that the results were better than their expectations but the situation continues to look grim for its mobile device unit. The unit posted losses of $346 million as against $332 million in the second quarter of last year. Even its sales have gone down by 22 percent from last year as the unit shipped 28.1 million devices in the second quarter.
The company has its hopes pinned on a few high-end multimedia devices like the ZN5 and Rokr E8, while there is speculation of an 8 megapixel camera phone slated for the third quarter thatÂ would decide the fate of Motorola as a global handset vendor.
You can read the complete result statementÂ here.
WinPwn, the software that lets you jailbreak iPhone OS 2.0 on a Windows machine, is going to get an update soon. According to CMW, the guys behind the software, the new version (WinPwn 2.5) will simplify the whole process of jailbreaking and will also sort out some bugs. Well, with another version expected soon that will also unlock the iPhone 3G (this one only jailbreaks it), we wonder if this version is really worth all the effort?
“The nÃ¼vifone will not be available in fourth quarter as previously announced. While we had hoped to have carrier launches in the fourth quarter, we have found that meeting some of the carrier specific requirements will take longer than anticipated. We remain pleased with carrier interest in the device and are working toward making necessary design changes to meet their requirements. We anticipate launching the product during the first half of 2009,” read a statement issued by the company.
While the nÃ¼vifone might have advanced GPS-enabled features, we always thought that the device was more than a handful, especially keeping the iPhone in mind, which has caught everyone’s fancy after it was launched in June last year. Carriers who have failed to snap up the rights to distribute the iPhone on their networks are desperately seeking an ‘iPhone killer’, a title that the nÃ¼vifone has failed to achieve.
We hope that when we meet the nÃ¼vifone next, it would be a much sleeker, sexier and pocketable handheld and not the boring Personal Navigation Device garb that it currently dons.