Monday, April 24, 2006

Articles and websites of note

There's not a lot on mobile p2p but there is some. Here's some articles
And some software:
  • Symella is a Gnutella client for S60 Symbian phones (same target devices as my bittorrent client)
  • MobileDC is a Direct Connect client for UIQ (Sony Ericsson, P800, P900 etc) phones.
  • Simeda had a program called Pocketster which was a webserver and content discoverer for Windows Mobile.
  • Melodeo were thinking about software which users pay for then download songs from a server then can Bluetooth 30 second clips to friends.
There are more mobiles (cell phones) than desktop computers. There is more BitTorrent traffic than HTTP or email. I'm planning on putting (some) mobile phones with BitTorrent. In a few years there may be more data transfered through software like mine than any other software. That's insane!

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Feature pack and Edition confusion

Symbian phones come in S60 (series 60), S80, S90 and UIQ. UIQ is touchscreen (e.g. Sony Ericsson P900), S80 is the Nokia Communicator range and S90 is the Nokia 7710 touchscreen TV phone. The most common is S60, which is what I'm going to be programming in.

As new technologies arrived new editions of S60 were released. Feature packs were also added. Here's a list of most S60 phones released as of April 2006. I'm working on a Nokia 7610 but I'm hopeing to get a Nokia N80 later.

Most Python libraries work on all editions and feature packs.

2nd edition FP 3
Nokia N70
Nokia N90

2nd edition FP2
Nokia 6682
Nokia 6681
Nokia 6680
Nokia 6630
Lenovo P930

2nd Edition FP1
Nokia 3230
Nokia 6670
Nokia 6260
Nokia 7610
Nokia 6620

2nd edition
Nokia 6600
Panasonic X800
Panasonic X700
Samsung SGH-D730
Samsung SGH-D720

1st edition FP1
Nokia 3660
Nokia 3620
Nokia 3600
Nokia N-Gage QD
Nokia N-Gage
Nokia 3650
Sendo X
Siemens SX1

1st edition
Nokia 7650

Info from here.