Mark Doherty has written blogpost here on Device Profile Update 5 for Device Central CS4 which is now available for download. This latest device update for Device Central CS4 contains 36 new and some updated profiles bringing the total number of supported devices to 738.
Here’s an overview of the new profiles:
- DoCoMo Fujitsu F-08A
- DoCoMo Fujitsu F-09A
- DoCoMo NEC N-07A
- DoCoMo NEC N-08A
- DoCoMo NEC N-09A
- DoCoMo Panasonic P-08A
- DoCoMo Panasonic P-09A
- DoCoMo Panasonic P-10A
- DoCoMo Sharp SH-05A
- DoCoMo Sharp SH-06A
- DoCoMo Sharp SH-07A
- HTC Hero for testing flash in the browser
- KDDI Hitachi HIY01
- KDDI Kyocera KYX02
- KDDI Sharp SH002
- KDDI Toshiba TS002
- KDDI Toshiba TSY01
- Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
- Nokia 5630 XpressMusic
- Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Flash Lite 3.1
- Nokia E52
- Nokia N86 8MP
- Nokia N97
- Samsung I8910 HD
- SoftBank NEC 930N
- SoftBank Panasonic 931P
- SoftBank Samsung 931SC
- SoftBank Sharp 934SH
- SoftBank Sharp 935SH
- SoftBank Sharp DM004SH
- SoftBank Toshiba 832T
- Sony Ericsson C901 GreenHeart
- Sony Ericsson C901a GreenHeart
- Sony Ericsson T707
- Sony Ericsson T707a
- Sony Ericsson W518a
All new device profiles would be available through the Online Device Library in Adobe Device Central CS4. You can check the complete set of devices here.
Forum Nokia is hosting another competition this month of September. It’s a Review Wiki Article Contest (September 1 – September 30 2009) where the users rate, review and comment on Wiki articles, in an aim to bring out the best articles in the developer Wiki homepage.
Details of the competition are below
You can win a N97 multimedia device by giving your approval to one or more Wiki articles you juged to be accurate, reliable and well written. The purpose of this competition is to provide additional feedback pointing out high quality articles that are tested by the community. With this information, non-members and new developers will be able to trust the code examples and articles with the designated Reviewers Approved Thumbs Up. If in doubt, they may read the comments that explain why they were reviewer approved.
Read the rules and quickly get started on your way to earn a grand N97.
Good Luck !
This is a sequel to my previous post.
As a developer, N97 is of high importance. It is the first phone that has both Touch and QWERTY keyboard from Nokia, like the Google’s Android. This opens new avenues for a developer and I am listing a few which struck me once I saw the device.
1. The screen has two orientations and the second landscape type opens great potential for arcade games or even fighter games. Think of the golden games ten years back. Those games can now be adapted to the mobile space. I would not be surprised if Mortal Kombat 4 arrives to the N97. You have a full QWERTY to game with.
2. The gaming D- pad on the left of the screen is once again a beautiful control for gamers. Quite similar to the games on PSP. So, may be PSP’s primitive games can be ported. But you must consider that PSP is a class apart on its own.
3. You have widgets on the main home screen. A new WRT home screen is what they call with pride. Now widgets to be accommodated on the home screen can be designed. One such widget already built inside the N97 is the Accuweather widget.
4. Ovi comes pre-installed on this. So, N97 users can be easily reached.
5. For Flash developers, since the N97 is a S60 5th edition device, the Platform services API can be used be build more powerful and versatile apps.
6. Phones like these would have the ideal key control and UX for a game like FIFA or even NFS Most Wanted. You can control directions with one hand and control keys for the other.
From a game developer perspective I feel like, this device opens up infinite opportunities for us.
Lets all put our hands together for the N97, Nokia’s most expected product marched its way into the markets yesterday. The N97 is what I would call a – ‘Handheld Computer’. If you felt the the E71 or the N95 or the 5800 was, you are probably mistaken. Nokia is pushing the limits of Smartphone engineering.
We were amazed and dazzled at the 8 GB memory in the N95, but this gizmo offers 32 GB of internal memory. Reviewers say its a lot more quicker than its predecessors and boasts of a 50 MB free RAM after booting. And for gamers, you have a D-pad at the left. The disadvantages noted include a not-so comfy keyboard and the lack of TV out.
Want to catch up, with the first reviews of the device ? AAS has already done it, here.
Below is an interesting video, showcasing the N97.
Via Mark ,
In 2008 Samsung, LG and a few others shipped 20 million Windows Mobile devices around the world. 80% of these had touch screens instead of standard keypads, and so for development ongoing it’s looking less important to handle devices with keypads. Saying that, the majority of the installed base of Windows Mobile users from 2006/2007 are still happily using their QWERTY devices like the Samsung BlackJack. So the net of the story is, the future is touch enabled.
Google’s Andriod is also a touch enabled phone. Apple’s iPhone, needless to mention, is the most succesful touch phone engineered till date. Nokia is also racing in this movement of making the World, touch based. The most awaited Nokia’s N97 handlheld computer( as I call it ) is both touch and QWERTY provisioned. We also hear this magnum opus will be out very soon – June is what I hear. So, as developers we need to move ahead and start touching others lives.
Flash developers, remember, that you already have touch sensing capabilites.