Mobile Tech News — 8 GB Memory Stick Micro, Opera Mobile 8.65, Nokia N76 Update

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SanDisk Readies 8 GB Cards for Mobile Phones

The first 8 GB removable memory cards for mobile phones will hit the market later this month from SanDisk Corp. The flash storage card maker is also negotiating with major content providers to preload their offerings, such as maps, on these cards.

The SanDisk Memory Stick Micro card, or M2, which doubles the previous high-capacity point, will primarily be used in Sony Ericsson mobile phones.

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Opera Mobile 8.65 for Windows Mobile Now Out of Beta

Opera Software has released the full version of Opera Mobile 8.65 for Windows Mobile. This provides Flash support; allows users to send links by e-mail, SMS or MMS; and adds several menu and user interface enhancements such as an integrated search field in the address bar.

Opera Mobile 8.65

Other new features:

  • Support for Macromedia Flash Player 7 for Pocket PC
  • FlashLite 2.1
  • Text Wrap in Desktop Mode
  • Grab and Scroll (only applicable to Pocket PC)
  • Save image   
  • Copy text
  • Import bookmarks from Pocket Internet Explorer
  • Desktop Mode as default viewing mode

Opera Mobile 8.65 for Windows Mobile is available from with a free 30-day trial.


Nokia N76 Firmware Update Adds Active Search

The Nokia N76 has been described as the Motorola RAZR of smartphones because of its slim design combined with the Symbian/S60 operating system and abilities. In a recent firmware update, Nokia has improved device performance, battery life, and added new applications in Nokia Maps and Active Search. Active Search is installed as a Today Screen plug-in and enables users to look for nearly anything on the device from a search box.

To download the update, N76 users should connect their device to their host computer and run the Nokia Software Updater.




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