S60tv.com – my new blog

May 21, 2007


If you happen to be visiting I just want to point to you that I have moved to S60Tv.com and that’s where I’ll continue blogging about Nokia and S60 including, but not limited to, the Nokia E61.


Thanks for riding with me! See ya there*!

* S60tv is best viewed on Firefox because the theme doesn’t quite work yet with Internet Explorer… please keep this in mind, just in case.


Oval-Racer: a 3D racing game for E61

January 5, 2007

When AllaboutSymbian.com recently posted the article with the “Essentials” for S60 I first learned of the great game Oval-Racer by Great Ape. This is a review of the game available at http://www.oval-racer.com (also see the developers other content at http://www.greatApe.com ).

Ok, after playing it for a while… having nothing else to do because electricity was out at my house (in Seattle, WA USA) for a few days this is what I’ve come to:

The game itselft is great, The Greatest 3D game for E61 (or 2nd if you really like Snake and it works on your E61). Very fun, realistic, and positively addicting (the oval shape of the track may get a bit tiring after some intense gaming).

Opinion: YOU SHOULD TOTALLY GET IT!!! Yes there is a trial, you can play a few of the numerous tracks without registering, just by downloading BUT IT’S TOTALLY WORTH BUYING because you can only play one (type of) championship without registering Plus by paying you support the developer who can then produce more great apps/games…
Finally, after watching a replay of one of my great races (replays are part of the app) and using up/down keys to change views (works only in replays) I thought that ahh it would be Awesome to get GTA2 on my E61, my favorite game ever! (because the newer ones are way too violent/real/crazy).

ps: this was written quickhand while traveling from a WiFi hotsopt using my still-sparkling E61

Great with your E61: get a FREE Wifi Router

December 13, 2006

I don’t know if you read about this on Tommi’s Great S60 blog, but FON is giving away free WiFi routers in Finland, Denmark, and Sweden until Christmas!

FON is a company that not only sells WLAN/Wi-Fi routers but also allows you to make some money doing this! Read more about it at Tommi’s the original post here and the new post also you must check out FON’s own website and FON’s Blog where they explain why they are doing it and what’s the “catch” (it’s that you will share your Wi-Fi connection with other FONners who need to use it: sharing connections). Also see the FON Map of places where there are FONners (who’s internet you will have access to if you get one yourself).

I’m getting one too! 🙂

Heres what they look like: (Notiec the price is for countries other than Finland, Sweden or Denmark)

 And you can use Skype from your cell as your HOME PHONE!! (use your E61, dont buy the Skype phone unless you want a separate phone for home)

Fon & Skype

The goal of FON (in my own word): to go global so that a person with a FON router at home could use FON Wi-Fi no matter where they go, will it be another city or just blocks away… Great goal, though it will take time to reach it!

SoonR update: now available AnyTime

December 12, 2006

Now with SoonR (read my previous post about it by using the search function) you can have access to your files AnyTime even when your computer is offline. No more hassle with uploading to the net!!

See a picture of the email they sent me:


this is how to do it: (source www.SoonR.com)

” Setting up AnyTime Access is easy. From your computer, locate the folder you want to store. Make sure it is not larger than your storage limit. Click on the [store] link (on the SoonR client, I think), and on the confirmation screen, click “Yes”. That’s all it takes! If you’d later like to remove the folder from storage, simply click [unstore].

More of what you like (how I use my E61)

December 11, 2006

This is how I use my E61 daily:

I personally use my E61 for WidSets, (latest S60/E-Series/E61 news and more), GMAil app (for email), Alarm+clock, native included NOKIA Calendar (yes it’s my PIM Manager: everything is in it 🙂 ), as my Music Player (MP3, AAC, and more), Autolock (well, it works in the background), Calculator (Calcium‘s the best), WorldMate (weather and currency rates), HanDBase (the only database for S60v3, just found it recently), INTERNET over WiFi (the Original browser is the best) Adobe Reader (not that much, though) and thinking about getting Oval Racer (see this at AllAboutSymbian) MOST OF THE ABOVE ARE AVAILABLE FROM Software List IF NOT LINKED above

If you haven’t yet, which I doubt, see my Software List with over 50 different apps

Less of what you like

December 11, 2006

I admit, though I really enjoy writing about the E61 I’ve gotten tired of researching and putting so much time into the subject. The E61 is The Ultimate device (so far even though I’ve had it already for 6 months and in Europe the price is still more than I payed on eBay 🙂 ), it has Wi-Fi, QWERTY keyboard, (pretty) small size, and AWESOME UI (user interface) due to the great S60 OS (operating system).

NOTE: This DoesN’T mean that the blog will close! NO WAY!

I see that Lots and lots of people visit the blog daily, especially for the Software List which has been a greater success than I expected… Here I borrow the words of Tommi from S60 “We are here to create cool stuff” (read his post on Crossbow, Symbian’s competitor)

SO THE BLOG WILL STAY OPEN and I may even update occasionally, but obviously not as often as a few months back when a few days without a post seemed like a year… those were good times with the blog, though time consuming.

Just wanted to let you guys know 🙂 . Comments? YES you can still expect answers if you post comments, if not from me then from some other E61 owners who surf the site. I do check the comments about once a week.

Quick Start (The best things of this blog)

December 1, 2006

Haven’t been blogging for a while so I’ve decided to write something… not exactly something new but something that was really helpful. Ok, so here it is:

I’ve noticed that after I posted a post linking to my Software&Themes page and the famous Software List more people visited them. So I thought that it would be wise to make a list of the best things for beginners as well as those who are using E61s and/or E-Series devices for a while…

The Best Things of This Blog (and some others):

1. The Software List and Software&Themes page

2. E61 Custom Search by me and the Symbian Search created by the guys at AllAboutSymbian

3. Nokia Bloglist by www.e61life.com

4. E-Series SHOP (if you want to buy some E61 and E-Series gear)

5. Techmundo E61 Tips&Tricks List

A bit Off topic but still pretty important:

If you missed the Nokia World (the event or everything that has been written about it) then check this out, and you must read the official blog From the Floor. It was pretty great… though there seems to have been nothing directly related to E61, its future, or the future of E-Series. As far as I know, the event was more about the concept of design, internet, and the future of those. Also, expect Ed from E-Series to write something of his own, I read on Tommi’s S60 Blog that he was allowed into the event! This has just proven to me that the blogging world “works”: Nokia allowed him in after the requests of many S60/Nokia bloggers!  

nokia world

Get Video on E61 (pretty) FAST

November 18, 2006

I’ve written about Video converters/players for our E61s once and twice a while back, if you remember. Well, someone commented (a big Thank you from me) that they use MAKAYAMA Media Studio for Nokia, and I checked the website out. I thought that “Hey, this looks nice”, downloaded a demo… and forgot about it. Well, now I found some time for it so I took it for a spin. I was well amazed. I tried it with a DVD, it converted it onto my E61 (thru USB cable) in about 7 minutes!!!

MAKAYAMA Media Studio for Nokia

I’m think that it’s totally worth the $30 that it costs… It’s pretty simple, pretty Fast. Ok click here if you are ready to test it out yourself.

PS: You don’t need to install anything onto your E61, it plays in RealPlayer on the E61

PPS: Nothing is perfect. For some reason the computer doesn’t assign a drive for my phone (with PC Suite v6.82) so this program puts my videos onto my F:/ Drive; when I noticed this it was simple to fix the problem: when you open the program, in the toolbar, click on Nokia>Phone is Drive> and select your phone’s drive name (find this in My Computer)

Update: It’s actually not that easy, I think it’s easier with S60v2 or older PC Suite because it hasn’t been optimized for the new one… I have to transfer each file onto my phone using PC Suite manually because they go to a specified drive, but never straight to the phone 😦

This blog is developing +News

November 17, 2006

NEW PC Suite: Nokia has released a new version of PC Suite… version 6.82 (the one most of us have is 6.81). You can get it from here
2. Want to be a beta tester? Use Skype? Here is your chance… IM+ needs beta-testers for their S60v3 IM+ Skype app. Click here to read what E61life has to say about this or go straight to the site

I have been planning to open a shop for the Nokia E61 and the E-Series if you remember… To make things short, I have created a shop for E-Series apparel and merchandise, though it isn’t as grand as I plan to make it, but You can buy E61/E-Series gear for yourself! Go shopping now from HERE . If you have Any questions or comments… write them down (below)! If you are worrying about your money… I can assure you that CafePress is very safe, PLUS they have a 30 day return policy so if you don’t like what you get you can easily return it. No worries!

A little trick, I discovered that holding # in Standby will toggle between General and Silent profiles (if you have another profile on it will put it in General and still toggle between Silent/General)

BitTorrent, Gnutella and our E61s

November 14, 2006

I recently downloaded LimeWire and I’ve started to use to it’s fullest. Downloading all kinds of goodies while the computer is on is pretty nice. I’m sure most of you have (had) experience with these types of things: there have been many in the past like Kazaa which never really attracted me because of all the viruses you could catch. Now life’s different; with virus protection and/or not downloading any exe files you will be fine!

Well, now since there is Symella (LimeWire uses Gnutella protocol) I’m thinking of how to move my experience from behind my desk into my pocket. Wouldn’t it be awesome to be taking a walk while your content is loading instead of sitting behind your desk (not that you have to guard it)?!! You can do that now if you have a Unlimited data plan or your neighborhood has WiFi to share with you!

Here are the links for SymTorrent, your BitTorrent on E61, and Symella, LimeWire or other Gnutella on E61. Enjoy P2P on the go with S60!Ps: I am still trying to figure out how to use these… so if you know go ahead post in the comments (the problem for me is the peers and torrents, where do you get them?).


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