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If you’re addicted to Foursquare badges like me, you might like to know that you can easily get the Road Warrior badge simply by checking in three times through Foursquare in the Waze application. Waze is a social mobile app that provides free turn-by-turn navigation based on the live conditions of the road.
Head of Nokia’s Mobile Solutions, Anssi Vanjoki, wrote on the official Nokia Conversations blog that he is committed with getting Nokia back to being number one in high-end devices. He hints at upcoming plans and even clears up a few rumors. I wish he changed the headline though. “The fightback starts now,” sounds like they’ve been sitting idle all this time.
This is a reminder that the deadline for developers to submit their apps for Calling All Innovators contest is June 10th, 2010. It is a worldwide competition that challenges developers to create apps and services for Nokia devices. There are several cash prizes of up to $50,000 plus other incentives.
According to a Reuters interview with Symbian’s Executive Director Lee Williams, the first device to launch with Symbian^3 will come from an Asian vendor… not the Finnish company, Nokia. The Nokia N8 is expected in the third quarter of this year, but it looks like eager consumers will be able to preview the new OS from the unnamed vendor before the N8 hits the spotlight.
Mobile Review got their hands on the Nokia N8 and wrote a preview before an official announcement came out from Nokia. They are disappointed with the device’s software, Symbian^3, but the hardware could lure cameraphone fans: 12mp camera, xenon and LED flash, HD video recording, video stabilization, HDMI output.
One of the latest additions to Gravity is the Google Reader integration. That’s right! Our favorite Twitter app for Symbian can now receive and manage updates for Google Reader. Go watch it in action.
I like Foursquare and I was glad it was implemented into our favorite Symbian app, Gravity. My favorite addition in latest build 6358, adds silent check-ins which I like to do when I don’t want to share certain check-ins. The update also includes bug fixes and changes in GPS handling. Janole, the developer of Gravity, kindly provided a changelog for our readers, so check it out for more details.
I’m hanging out at SXSW this weekend with the winners from the WOM World Nokia video contest. The thousands of people who entered the convention center received a bag of goodies. Among the swag was a card-sized ad for Symbian with a nice little remark against the iPhone. Take a look.
When I couldn’t find Skype for Symbian at the Ovi Store here in the US after the announcement, I thought there was probably a temporary delay. However, a Skype representative told Venturebeat that the app was intentionally excluded to drive more attention to a recent deal with Verizon Wireless. Read on for the quote.
Skype for Symbian is now downloadable for free from the Ovi Store according to the joint announcement on Wednesday. It will allow Nokia users worldwide to make free Skype-to-Skype calls and save money on calls and SMS to phones abroad. This is great for those who have an unlimited data plan.