Visa Demos Its Mobile Banking Vision

Check out this video demonstration of what mobile banking could look like in the future. The video was taken at the Cartes Exhibition in Paris, where Visa were showcasing their future concepts of mobile banking.

UK Operators To Allow Retweeting Via SMS

Good news for Twitter fans as UK mobile phone operators will now be able to offer an official SMS Retweet Service, so you can share the Twitter love on the go. Not long after the official retweet function was put into beta testing by Twitter itself, Vodafone is now allowing you to simply text the short number 86444 to retweet the last thing a user wrote. You need to text “RT” plus the Twitter username for it to work, for example, you can retweet the latest post from @TheNokiaReview by simply texting “RT TheNokiaReview” to 86444.

The Nokia N97 mini Contest Has Ended | Winner Announced

The Nokia N97 mini contest is now over and I would like to say a big thank you for all those who took part. I would also like to announce that the winning entry was sent in by Naypalm. Congratulations and I hope you enjoy your time with the N97 mini. Make sure you check your email as I will be contacting you soon.

Nokia N900 | Battery Test

Shooting a stop-motion mini movie about the N900, using an N900. Hundreds of shots taken and the battery doesn’t even break into a sweat.

Spotify Now Available On Nokia Handsets

Spotify Mobile has finally launched a Symbian application for the most popular music streaming service, which means that Nokia owners can now listen to there favourite tracks on the go. With legal and free access to a huge library of online music, you can get rid of your mp3 players and iPods, as Spotify will also let you cache up to 3,333 tracks for offline listening. To use Spotify on your mobile you must be a premium subscriber. To sign up, visit the Spotify Premium product page to purchase a monthly or annual subscription.

Key features:

  • Listen to millions of tracks with Spotify’s constantly updated catalogue
  • Continue to run Spotify in the background while texting, making calls, web browsing etc
  • Playlists can be downloaded and played in offline mode when you have no connection, are on a plane or underground, or abroad
  • Search and stream music instantly. Browse by artist, title or album
  • Listen Create and synchronise playlists. Updates from the desktop application will be synced instantly and vice versa
  • Listen to tracks and albums in their entirety. Rewind, fast-forward, pause, skip and shuffle

Spotify Mobile is available to subscribers in the UK, Spain, France, Sweden, Norway and Finland, and is available on the following Nokia devices: Nokia 5230; Nokia 5320 XpressMusic; Nokia 5530 XpressMusic; Nokia 5630 XpressMusic; Nokia 5800 XpressMusic; Nokia 6120 Classic; Nokia 6220 Classic; Nokia 6710 Navigator; Nokia 6720 Classic; Nokia 6730 Classic; Nokia E51; Nokia E52; Nokia E63; Nokia E66; Nokia E71; Nokia E75; Nokia N78; Nokia N85; Nokia N86 8MP; Nokia N95; Nokia N95 8GB; Nokia N96; Nokia N97; Nokia N97 mini.

Fring | Now Allows Free Skype Video Calls On Nokia Devices

Fring has just announced that it is now possible to make free video calls with its VoIP (Voice over IP) service. The service uses 3G or WiFi, just like when making regular Fring calls, and is the first time ever that video calling has ever been enabled via an IP service. I’m sure this will be a great hit with many Nokia users, and the push to increase the quality of the front facing camera will shortly begin to form. The video calling service is currently only available to anyone with a Nokia N95, Nokia N95 8GB, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia X6, Nokia N97 and the Nokia N97 mini. It comes ready to use in the regular Fring application, which already allows free VoIP calls to Fring, Skype and GTalk users.

Spotify For Symbian Demo

Check out this demo of Spotify Mobile for Symbian. The preview highlights some key features of the Symbian application and shows how easy it is to search, browse and listen to you favourite music.

Nokia N900 Accidently Running In Portrait Mode

The Nokia N900 only runs Maemo 5 in landscape mode for the most part, besides the phone app, photo browser and some other 3rd party applications. However, Guyver from talk.maemo.org managed to accidentally run his Nokia N900 in portrait mode by tilting the phone to launch the phone app, and then sliding the phone open before closing the phone app. Looking at the video makes it seem pretty feasible to implement this feature to enable users to control their device with a single hand.