Mobile Tech News — Power Search For iPhone, Astraware Boardgames, Treo 500 Voicemail Update, and More

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Wayfinder Announces Power Search Web Application For iPhone/iPod Touch 

Wayfinder, known for mapping and location-based service offerings, has announced the launch of a web application for iPhone/iPod Touch mobile devices that makes use of the company’s Power Search technology. Running within the Safari web browser, Wayfinder’s Power Search takes advantage of several partner relationships to deliver relevant results when searching on items such as phone numbers, person/company names, etc.

Wayfinder’s Power Search for the iPhone/iPod Touch was created using the iPhone SDK.

For more information, and to view the Power Search offering, visit the Wayfinder website.

Astraware Releases Boardgames for Symbian S60 and UIQ

Astraware has entered into developing for Symbian S60 and UIQ mobiles by releasing the popular title Astraware Boardgames. Featuring the same gameplay found on Windows Mobile and Palm OS versions, Astraware Boardgames has been refined for use on both Symbian platforms.

Astraware Boardgames features eight classic games: Chess, Backgammon, Ludo, Checkers, Reversi, Nine Men’s Morris, Snakes and Ladders, and Tic Tac Toe; each with graphics and sounds tailored to enhance the gameplay.

Astraware Boardgames is compatible with Symbian S60 3rd Edition devices including the Nokia N95 and E61, and with UIQ 3 devices including the Sony Ericsson P1i and Motorola RIZR Z8. Multilingual support is also included (English, Spanish, German and Portuguese).

For more information and to download a trial version ($19.95 USD), visit the Astraware website.

Palm Treo 500 Voicemail SMS Notification Update

The Palm Treo 500 has received an update that addresses a problem with Vodafone (UK) SIM cards not receiving SMS notification messages when voicemail messages are left. 

This is a minor patch update, and all Treo 500 users on Vodafone (UK) may not be experiencing this issue. However Palm has addressed it in this support fix.

Vodafone Treo 500 users can download a .CAB file to perform this update from the Palm Support Knowledgebase website.

AutoThemes for Symbian S60 Introduced

AutoThemes is an automatic theme changer for Symbian S60 smartphones that allows users to change themes automatically via profiles or timed-selection.

Some additional features of AutoThemes include:

  • Profile and time-based rules for theme changing
  • No need to reboot on theme change
  • Streamlined interface for rules creation
  • One key deactivation
  • Multilanguage support (English, German, French, Italian, Russian, Ukrainian)

For more information, or to download a trial version ($9.95 to purchase), visit the SymbianGuru website.




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