Nokia have released an update to their Social Messaging client for the Symbian S60 platform in the Beta Labs web site. This update brings support for Twitter as well as Facebook.
Afaria is Sybase's device management solution for the Enterprise market, arguably the solution to choose if you need to manage a large fleet of remote devices running a variety of different operating systems and provide mobile integration with back-end line-of-business applications.
I have looked at Afaria in a previous article here - http://ukblog.im-mobility.com/sybase-afaria . In this post I shall look at the new features available in version 6.5 of the product.
With the release of Nokia's Email Messaging service (http://ukblog.im-mobility.com/nokia-email-service), the default selection on the Nokia E series range of phones when setting up a new consumer POP / IMAP-based email account that the wizard recognises is to use this service. If you want to set up the account manually using incoming and outgoing mail servers that you specify yourself, the procedure is as follows.
From the main menu open the Messaging folder. Select the Options menu and select Settings:
Excitor (http://www.excitor.com) is a Danish software development company specialising in remote device management and cost control solutions for the enterprise.
The DME Mobile Solution Suite is Excitor's modular framework that provides a feature-rich, multi-platform device management solution combined with state of the art security tools as well as an optional mobile email and PIM manager.
To hard reset a Nokia Symbian Series 60 handset, erasing ALL USER DATA and restoring the device to a factory default state, do the following:
The phone will now be reset.
The N97 has the Nokia Mail For Exchange client built in, so there is no need to download it from the Nokia web site (indeed at the time of writing the N97 is not listed because of this).
The client is the same as that used by the E71, providing the ability to synchronise your Inbox, Contacts, Calendar and Tasks folders as well as setting your out of office status.
The Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) is a standards body responsible for developing and ratifying open standards for the mobile phone industry. OMA-DM is the device management protocol developed by the body for the remote management of mobile phones and PDAs.
The OMA currently manages a number of standards including:
The Nokia Configuration Tool is a free application available on the Nokia Business Software web site: http://www.businesssoftware.nokia.com/nokia_configuration_tool_downloads...
The tool, which requires that the Nokia PC Suite application be installed beforehand, allows the administrator to create XML-based template files defining such settings as:
GMail for Mobile is currently at version 2.0 - you can read the release notes on the Google Mobile Blog here:
This version provides support for accessing multiple GMail accounts simultaneously as well as saving multiple drafts to the mobile device. Messages can be composed and sent, even in areas where there is no mobile signal; the messages being sent automatically when signal is restored.
Fromdistance (www.fromdistance.com) is a Finnish company which develops a comprehensive device management solution for Symbian (S60, S80 and UIQ), Windows Mobile (5, 6 and 6.1) as well as Windows (XP and Vista): Fromdistance MDM (Mobile Device Manager).
In this article I shall focus on the features available for the Symbian platform.
MDM uses the standard OMA-CP (Open Mobile Alliance Client Provisioning) protocol to send ‘silent’ configuration messages to supported client devices via SMS.
If you are unable to send or receive emails for any reason, there are 5 main areas to look at:
Field workers today are, quite frankly, spoiled.
The devices we use to connect to the Internet while on the move are becoming increasingly faster, easier to install and easier to use. It is easy to forget to days of dial-up connections, of manually editing initialisation strings to set your device to a precious HSCSD as opposed to plain old CSD mode…of having to actually ‘make it work’.
Microsoft have released a version of the Office Communicator Mobile client software for Java-based handsets.
The client can be downloaded from here:
(for Nokia S60 240X320 resolution)
(for Nokia S60 320x240 resolution)
Or alternatively by browsing to http://www.getcomo.com in the device browser.
The popular PuTTy application for Windows, which allows administrators to connect to Unix or Linux hosts at the command line, has been ported to the Symbian Series 60 platform.
It is available for download from the SourceForge web site here: http://s2putty.sourceforge.net/download.html
It did not require any additional pre-requisite components to run on my Nokia E71. Simply copy the SIS file to the handset and run it, once installed it will be listed in the Installations folder:
VNC is a remote control application for a variety of platforms including Windows, MacOS X and Linux, similar to Microsoft’s own Terminal Services (or Remote Desktop as you may know it by):
In order to be able to remotely control a server via VNC, you must install the VNC server component onto the server.
The Windows version can be downloaded free of charge here:
The MacOS X version can be downloaded here: