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SIC! BT-Watch : Get your Sony Ericsson MBW-100 and MBW-150 to work with YOUR Symbian S60 phone !

That’s right ! Nokia and Samsung Smartphones can now be connected with Sony Ericsson Watches!

The Bluetooth-watches MBW-100 and MBW-150 rank among the most popular accessories by Sony Ericsson for mobile phones. Naturally, they can only be used in combination with Sony Ericsson mobile phones – until now!

SIC! Software GmbH, a Germany-based specialist for mobile phones, has developed a software which provides the same features for S60 Smartphones by Nokia and Samsung that can originally only be used by Sony Ericsson mobile phones.

Incoming calls, text messages, e-mail, calendar and alarm clock – you can now control everything at your wrist!


This video shows how the Sony Ericsson Watch MBW-150 works in combination with the brand new Nokia E71.

The software SIC! BT-Watch support every S60 3rd Edition mobile phone by Nokia and Samsung.

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SymSMB 4.0 released !

After SymSMB 3.5 was released few months back, somebody said on some forum: “It would be an Application of the Year if only it could play files from network…”

Well, we are almost there. Why almost? Because we don’t have video player yet !

Here is a list of new features comparing to version 3.5:

  • Audio player to play back your audio (yes, and from Network too!).
  • Now you can open other files (except video) from Network as well (assuming you have some application installed which does know what to do with them). You can even modify the files and we will try to save your changes back to Network location.
  • options of auto connect (always, by SymSMB start and by connection to charger).
  • On protocol layer we have added so called “share-level security mode” support. In English this means better NAS drive support. If you have the one you had problem with SymSMB 3.5 – now is the time to try again.
  • Some IU improvements like filtering (try to type something you are looking for while staying in folder with hundreds of files or browsing Network with hundreds of servers).
  • By customer demand “Always Ask” Access Point is back.
  • This version is SymVPN ready. SymSVPN is PPTP VPN client for S60 which we are going to release soon. This 2 applications together will allow you to browse Remote Networks like your own local one.

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Handy Shell ! The ultimate replacement of standard S60 active standby?

Well, recently, Epocware has released a “powerful” replacement of symbian standard active standby. it’s all about Handy Shell ! it allows you to carry out most common everyday operations quick and handy.

The application has 3views : Today (standby) view, Applications view and Contacts view !

–> Today view : allows you to get information about your phone settings, ongoing calendar events, calls diary (missed calls by default), sms (received by default), e-mails, weather forecast (Handy Weather v.6 or higher), and provides with application shortcuts with the help of different plugins. there are 6 types of plugins:

– Clock Plugin
– App Shortcucts Plugin
– Phone Indicators & Settings
– Calendar Plugin
– Weather Plugin

Each plugin can be moved, edited and removed ! (options –> parameters –> plugins –> options)

–> Applications view : Allows you to acces quickly to your favorite 12 applications and also we can move, edit and remove any apllication ! (options –> shortcuts)

–> Contacts view : The same as the applications view, it allows you to sms or dial 12 of your prefered contacts (Thumbnails are supported), no stress, you can of course move, edit and remove any corresponding contact shortcuts ! Also you can define a default action when you select a contact (call, send SMS) or choose a prefered number to dial when contact has more than one number (work, home etc.)

–> that’s not all ! we have two more features (views) !

Speed Dial or Start option/view ! all you’ve to do is to start typing to invoke Instant key-and-find view, This view searches through available applications to start or contacts to dial. If no applications or contacts meet search criteria, it simultaneously suggests you to dial, add or sms corresponding number, just like SkyeQuiKey or the recently released T9 Nav.

– Also, the application includes a part of Handy Taskman 😉

–> Notes : To switch between HS and the traditional Standby screen, all you have to do is to press the red key ! or press menu key (in rotation : traditional standby screen –> menu –> HS –> traditional ss and so on…), you can also define the rotation cycle, that’s great because we can remove selection from Active Standby, that leaves only Handy Shell and standard Menu in the cycle. 😉

– You can define wich view will be active; allow application to start automatically, automate de keylock…

What i don’t like :

– Doesn’t show a received file (message) via bluetooth (or infrared), except of the classic message icon on the top…

– Not compatible with Handy Calendar (for the moment).

– Doesn’t use standard S60 icons for some apps so i can’t easily find “what i’m looking for” !

– Default action (for the contacts view) limited (for the moment) at sms and call (email, mms etc. would be welcomed)

– Speed dial not working properly with AZERTY keys (tested on my E90).

– Be able to use more of the screen (especially on the inner screen of the E90) for calendar entries.

– Battery drains a lot faster when HS’s active (or the battery meter of Handy Shell is more accurate) !?

– Application plugin in Today view always contains 6 shortcuts (especially on the inner screen of the E90).

– No music player plugin (for the moment).

– Could we please change (remove) theme and profil shortcuts?

Download it !

  • Could it easily replace Tracker? Yes : more smooth, need less resources and designed more logically !
  • So, is Handy Shell the ultimate replacement of standard S60 active standby? For an E-Series phone : Almost ! for an N-Series (and others) : yes !
  • Is there other solution than using HS? Yes : Standard Active Standby + Smart Settings !

NB : The version that was tested : v1.0

[UPDATE] AnimSprite v2.00

AnimSprite has got a major update by the3sky ! it’s now compatible with GIF files, that means that we can use a gif animations too, so not conversion to mbm is needed, animations can be downloaded everywhere, just look for a gif that you want and put it on e:/data/animsprite, you can insert more than one and choose or change everytime you want. No more file name restrictions. cool !

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Don’t forget to sign it!

MessageTones by Rock Your Mobile!

finally rock your mobile has released(a must have) application (for me anyway) called (MessageTones). this application allows the user to personalize the signal tones for incoming messages. This can be done for any contacts, groups and profile settings on all Nokia S60 3rd Edition Smartphones. The software solution is well and user friendly designed and offers several additional functions to simplify the daily work with this essential tool. From now on you always hear who sent you the latest message!

How to use:

1. Install MessageTones application
2. Go to Profiles
3. Choose the profile for which you would like to have MessageTones activated and click on Personalize
4. Choose MessageTones.wav as a tone for your messages
5. Run MessageTones application
6. Create new Message tone rule for profile, contact or group
7. Exit MessageTones application

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BT Switch

Do you remember ToggleBT? a nice application for symbian os 7 that toggles the bluetooth with one click…Now Bt Switch is a similar application but for symbian 3rd edition! it’s very easy to use, has no user interface, just click on the icon and the bluetooth changes to ON or OFF – asign the app to a hot key and you can toggle the bluetooth state with one click! (normally takes 2-3 clicks).

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NB : you have to sign the application in order to use it…

Mobiola Microphone

It’s time for warelex now! new application called Mobiola Microphone enables to use your mobile phone like a high quality Bluetooth microphone for your PC!!! Use it with Skype, Yahoo, IM and many other applications.

Main Functionality

Turns mobile phone into a high quality microphone for PC
Connects over Bluetooth or USB
Audio driver is compatible with all major microphone using applications

Download it!

NB : Trial version limits single connections to 5 minutes and has 7 days and it’s Compatible with Windows Vista.