The copy of Blackberry OS 5.0 for Blackberry Curve 8520 has leaked out since last year, but only officially available beginning this month. It appears that the leaked version (v18.104.22.16811) and the official version (22.214.171.1249) has different version number, which may point to specific carriers.
Apart from that, the most obvious different between the two is the key lock button, which is now using the mute button located on top of the device. Some also experience poor phot0 quality after upgrade.
The official upgrade is originally meant for Wind Hellas, but works with Curve 8520 running on other carriers as well. And for those looking for versions that support East Asian Language, you may try this one, an upgrade for Axis Indonesia.
p/s : If you fear of loosing your Blackberry App World (for countries that are not yet supported), please be advised not to upgrade.
|Software For BlackBerry® Curve(TM) 8520 Smartphone
|BlackBerry Handheld Software v126.96.36.1990 (Multilanguage)
Package Version: 188.8.131.520
- Applications: 184.108.40.2069
- Software Platform: 220.127.116.11
- File name: 8520wifiM_PBr5.0.0_rel860_PL18.104.22.168_A22.214.171.1249_Wind_Hellas.exe
- File size: 117.78MB
Note: The Software Platform and Applications version numbers can be found under Options-About screen on the handheld.
Soon after the release, Nokia Malaysia has now started accepting pre-order for Nokia N900, the first Maemo 5 based smartphone. N900 is one of Nokia’s best bet and well designed smartphone so far, outdone it’s peers that run mostly on Symbian OS.
It was priced at RM2280, quite hefty price tag for smartphone with OS that just ‘dead’; that’s because Maemo has been merged with Intel’s Moblin to formed MeeGo. So far, it still unknown if MeeGo will go to N900, but at moment, the answer is NO.
Now you know the consequence, but N900 attractiveness is hard to resist. Be the first 300 to placed the orders online to receive following freebies, the best would be Nokia Extra Power DC-11.
If you thinking of placing the order, phone collection be made at Nokia Centre of your choice on 27-28th March. Click here to pre-order.
If what was posted by AppleInsider is true, the most talk about and greatest limitation of iPhone OS (in iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad) will soon become a history. Multitasking, one of the last missing piece (beside flash) in iPhone OS is said to be delivered on iPhone OS 4.0 update.
Devices running iPhone OS does capable of supporting multitasking although in limited fashion. By default, Iphone OS only let it’s application such as iPod, email and SMS to run in the background when user open another application. In contrast, third party application will automatically closed if other application is opened. The lack of this feature inviting criticism from rival who’re making fun of this in their marketing campaign, as well as fans who frustrated with the lack of the support.
ProSwither is one of free app that can enable multitasking in iPhone. But ProSwitcher only available in Cydia, which means the iPhone need be jailbroken to have this app installed.
But having multitasking feature by default in the iPhone OS is a much better solution for all. Not everyone willing to jailbreak their devices, as it will break the warranty as well as making it vulnerable to virus and other security threat (if the default root password not changed after jailbroken process).
Unfortunately no date given when iPhone OS 4.0 will be released.
This comes pretty soon for Windows Phone 7 series followers. Engadget has posted several exclusive high res images showing 3D games being played on the prototype of suppose to be Asus Windows Phone. The games are developed using the new XNA Game Studio 4.0, a powerful game development tool for Windows Phone 7 Series, Xbox 360, and Windows PC.
After the Windows Phone 7 series announcement last month, so far we have seen the cross platform game playing, and the recent demos of 3D games is just another evident that Microsoft is serious in integrating games into Windows phone and all it other platform. Love to see more Microsoft, bring it on! Click for more images.
image courtesy of Ha-r-bin
This blog begin with it’s first post on 9th May 2007. I can’t recall exactly why I start blogging, but I’m very grateful that this blog still exist until today. After 2 years and 10 months, it’s finally reached it’s 1000th post, another milestone for this blog and a quite achievement to myself. and my wife.
I shall make this short, as this is not really informative post. I’d like to thanks everyone that reading this blog, leave comments, invite us to events, sponsoring us or just dropping by to read my ‘grammatically incorrect’ posts. Without you all, I’m no longer sit here in front of my notebook and write this post.
Rgd – Zaki, Mai & Luqman