Category: Freeware

Get Need For Speed Undercover Game For Free

UPDATE: The game is not available for free anymore!

Need For Speed Undercover

Need For Speed Undercover

Yes, you’ve read well. The official website of Need For Speed Undercover game for N-Gage platform is giving away free codes so you can get the game for free! Pretty cool, ah?

There is only 5,000 codes available, so dont’ wait too much and go get your code at the Official Need For Speed page for N-Gage. You can also try a trial version pressing here.

UPDATE: The game is not available for free anymore!

* Read this article in Portuguese here.

Valentine’s Day Themes has published an article on some amazing “Love” themes for your S60 devices. If you are in love or if you want to celebrate the day of love, I suggest you head on to Cj’s site and download them.


All you guys and girls download it for your respective better halves and show them you love them.


Also If you are in UK, you can go to Nokia Cupid and send your loved ones a message.

The themes pictured are by Bandez, PiZero and Adelino Design Labs in that order. Enjoy your Valentine’s Day.

Nokia updates Maps to V3.0

ovi_mapsYesterday along with the firmware update for the 5800, Nokia, through its Beta Labs launched a new version to the Maps application. The application is now up to V3.00.

The Nokia Maps Beta site states that the update is available for the following devices…

Maps 3.0Beta works with Nokia devices based on:
S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 1 (E71, E66, 6110 Navigator, N95, N95 8GB, N82)
S60 3rd Edition Feature Pack 2 (N96, N85, N79, 6650, 6210 Navigator, 6220 Classic, N78 )

The change-log for the Maps application is as follows,

  • Start-up sequence takes you to your current position as soon as position is found. If your position is not found in few seconds, you are taken to last known position
  • You can rotate the map, so you can for example view 3D landmarks from all directions. Just press 4 and 6 in map view. Pressing 5 takes you back to ‘north up’ view
  • In 3D view mode, you can tilt the view by pressing 2 and 8
  • 2D/3D mode works with all map modes, i.e. with Map/Satellite/Terrain
  • My Favourites menu is cleaned up and History list is moved higher in menu
  • My Places has option “Point me to” for any saved place/landmark, you the direction to that place on the map
  • In addition to the synchronisation of Favourites and Collections with Ovi Maps and vice versa (use in online mode, enable Internet connection), you can now plan routings on Ovi Maps and synchronise to your device
  • Finally, many bugs have now been fixed

The update does not work on the 5800, so do not try to install it on the 5800.

Here is a small video showing the Maps in action:

Fring to transform from freeware to adware

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One of my favourite softwares for chatting, ‘Fring’ might soon become and ad supported application. Currently, the application is free and in order to keep it free for the times to come, Fring is switching to an advertisement financed model. The development team also will be able to develop the application with this model in application, as they will be recovering the development costs.

Symbian-Freak gives you the complete low down on the change. So what does it mean for average users who have only EDGE and GPRS connections? Heck, what about anyone who has a limited data plan?
Won’t these users get fed up of the ads, which slow their internet connection on the phone. Also is it fair, for anyone using this application to pay for the additional data transmission due to this application?

I certainly think not! I understand Fring’s predicament too, but is there no other way? The ads would be a little irritating, I feel. Imagine it will be like those pesky ads on Yahoo! messenger and MSN messenger. I still hate them. So much so that I am using a software by the name of “Digsby”. This is a much better software and is light on the system requirements.

Will Fring go through a similar fate? I hope not. I think it is a good software and the people at Fringland should really think this through.

What do you, the reader think? Do you use Fring? have you had any ads popping on your application? Leave your comments below.

Aikon lab is online!

I don’t know if you have heard of Aikon Lab or not. This is a new start-up which is currently testing two of the most innovative applications for the S60 3rd edition devices. The site which has been started by Samir, is a very well known member over at Symbian-freak.

These apps are one of the most eagerly awaited applications in Symbian sphere. I, along with many have been eagerly waiting the opening of the website for quite some time. Finally it has opened (I’m kinda late in reporting this, as I’ve been tied up with assignments and a pathetic internet connection.).

So all you people who are wondering what’s the hype about, read this, there is another software ‘Handwave’ which is completely revolutionary. It is going to really change the way one interacts with a phone. Samir hasn’t posted that software yet for beta testing. But stay tuned (add him to your favourites/ bookmarks) to his site. He will be adding the ‘Handwave’ application soon.

Try it out!
NOTE: The applications need to be signed by you. If you donate, then Samir will send you a signed version of the software for you to try out. Please donate for an application like this and help in the development of the S60 platform.