In this week's podcast we're joined by Richard Kinder from Red Bend Software for a chat about over-the-air mobile updates. Plus there's the usual offbeat look at the latest mobile industry headlines, covering everything from Symbian delays to health research.
Nokia has announced the N8 smartphone, which is set to be the first device running version 3 of the Symbian operating system. There’s a 12 megapixel camera with Xenon flash, there’s HD-quality video recording, Dolby surround sound and a 3.5-inch organic LED screen in the aluminium body.
There's also social network aggregation, built-in video editing and the free Ovi Maps navigation service. Symbian ^3 includes support for multi-touch, flick scrolling and pinch-zoom on the touchscreen.
Research In Motion Limited has announced a new service called BlackBerry Mobile Voice System 5, which will offer voice-over-WiFi calling from later this year. BlackBerry MVS 5 works with Cisco Unified Communications Manager to provide a business user with the ability to use their regular fixed-line office telephone number and extension from their BlackBerry device. It means businesses can let their staff receive calls on their regular office phone numbers whenever they're connected to a WiFi network.
Calls made through BlackBerry MVS 5 are routed through the company's Private Branch Exchange (PBX) system. Employees also benefit from the convenience of a single work phone number shared between their desk phone and BlackBerry smartphone. Incoming calls can ring simultaneously on the employee’s desk phone and their BlackBerry.
Klausner Technologies has filed a lawsuit against HTC, claiming that HTC has infringed its Visual Voicemail patents.
The company owns 25 Visual Voicemail patents in the US, Canada, Europe, Taiwan, Korea and Japan.