I am starting this new feature where I will collect all the happenings in the world of mobile phones and post it here for you to read (ok this is because I am swamped with work!!!)
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1. E71 gets a a firmware update:
Last night, the E71 just received a major update to the firmware. From the current version 110.07.127 to a new version 200.21.118 . A lot of fixes have been implemented. Remember to download the latest version of NSU (Nokia Software Updater) and fire it up after connecting you phone to your Windows operated systems as there is no support for other OS.

Another thing to remember, please take a back up of your data as E71 does not have UDP (User Data Prevention). In case you don’t back up, all your data could be wiped out. You can read the change-log here.

New functionalities in MCU SW version 200.21.118:

– Internet Radio application
– My Nokia application
– 3G power reduction for applications using keep-alive style messaging
– User experience improvements:
– Easy Dialing support for Simplified Chinese language
– Device Lock improvement: Open device lock with LSK + Fn-keys
– One key input method switch for China language
– ‘Mute’ option in Right Soft Key when wired headset / hands free is connected
– ‘Loudspeaker’ option in Right Soft Key immediately when phone call is started
– Enlarge characters in Chr-table
– NTLM v1 and v2 support for Intranet Browsing
– New black and red themes

Changes/improvements made to MCU SW version 200.21.118:

General
– Time zones updated
– Improvements to localization
– Localization fixes
– Missing localizations added
– Operator name database updated
– Startup Settings updated
– Certificates updated
– Security updates
– Stability and functionality improvements
– Barcode reader icon changed from 1D icon to 2D icon
– Windows DRM keys are not lost during NSU update from 110.07.127

Qwerty keyboard
– Stability and functionality improvements
– Keyboard mapping corrections

Browser
– Stability and functionality improvements
– Flash Lite improvements

Connectivity
– WLAN stability improvements
– EAP-FAST/TLS stability improved
– WLAN roaming functionality improved
– BT IOP and Dial-up stability improvements

Maps
– Several stability and functionality improvement

Messaging
– Stability and functionality improvements
– Performance improvement

Quickoffice
– Several stability and functionality improvements

VOIP / SIP
– Many stability and functionality improvements

Email
– Mail for Exchange upgraded from version 2.5.5 to 2.7.22
– Improved functionality when sending email via SSL/TLS SMTP server

Mobile dictionary
– Stability improvements
– Improvement for installed languages. Installed language can be removed.

Camera
– Camera image improvements & slow capture correction with certain HW’s
– Stability improvements

Music player
– General functionality and stability improvements

Java
– Update for CLDC-HI (Sun 1.1.1s Java VM)

Device encryption
– Device encryption functionality and stability improvements

Switch application
– Application updates and stability improvements

Information courtsey, “MMAS” on NokiaAddict.com


2. Live Messenger for your S60 5th edition phone:

Ricky aka The Guru, reports over at his blog that Live messenger is now available for S60 5th edition devices. Microsoft has updated the messenger for the 5800 and the upcoming N97. You can download the software from here.

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