I’m not sure about how new this news is but I just recently found out that Globe now has a data rate to match that of Smart.

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I just saw on the Nokia software update news site that they recently took down the E61i software. Could this be a sign of a new E61i firmware in the works? I REALLY hope so, though I’m probably just over speculating. Anyway, here’s what’s on the site:

Support for E61i has temporarily been removed from the Nokia Software Updater service. Other Nokia products are not affected. Support will be reintroduced as soon as possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Here’s the source: http://europe.nokia.com/A4577225

UPDATE: The lucky owners of an N82 finally got the firmware updated they’ve been waiting for. I hope Nokia starts paying attention to their E-Series devices for a change.

Prompted by a recent comment on a previous post, I decided to write a comparison of the Py60 Scribe WordPress client and the mobile version of WordPress.com. It’s about time too, since I haven’t posted anything here in a long while.

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I’m here at a nearby wi-fi hotspot trying out Scribe for the first time on my E61i (because I’m too cheap to pay for 3G).

Its current version is definitely bare, but if you’re able to read this post, then Scribe has done its job. Everything, from the text to categories to tags, was done through Scribe.

Generally, I don’t bother making news posts about developments in the S60 world because (1), I don’t want to merely repeat what pretty much every other symbian/mobile blog has already posted, and (2), this isn’t my job. 😛 But this time, I think I’ll make an exception.

A few days ago, Ewan of SMS Text News posted about Scribe, a WordPress client for S60 phones developed by Jay Fenton. Just yesterday (Or is it today? I’m in GMT+08:00!), Jay finally posted the link to a working version of it! I’ve yet to try it though because I wanted to post about it right away.

Without further ado, get the app here: http://scribe.na.nu/

Just follow the instructions and you’ll be blogging on WordPress from your phone in no time! And according to Jay, Scribe will work with any blog engine that supports the metaWeblog and MovableType APIs. How awesome is that? Note that it’s still in beta, so there’s bound to be a few quirks.

I don’t know you, but good job, Jay!

I’ll probably make another post with some screenshots of my own as soon as I’m able to give Scribe a spin. Let’s hope it all works out. In the meantime, you can check out Ewan’s post for screenshots and more details.

How I wish that Nokia, and maybe a few other manufacturers, would ease up a bit on producing hardware and start concentrating on the software (i.e. stability, ease of ease) of their phones instead. For the past few months (years?), most of Nokia’s “new” releases were simply “newer” hardware for practically the same old software. Heck, many of their other releases were just varying combinations of the same hardware packed with the same software. And why is that? I don’t want to think that the majority of consumers are so simple-minded that they’ll buy a product (that they already have) just because it seems new.

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For today, I decided to share some bright themes that work well enough with the E61i. All credit goes to the author only known as Ivanov.

 

Crystal by Ivanov:

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