Welcome to the SymbianOne Monitor for Jan 29 - Feb 4, 2004
"Keeping our eyes on the Symbian Ecosystem"

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Work for Opera- "Would you like to take part ěn the development of the Opera
Browser for Symbian phones? An opportunity to get your favourite feature
into the most popular Symbian application? Opera has open positions for
excellent C++ programmers with Symbian experience and knowledge of web
standards. Click here for more information




Macrospace and Cartoon Network
Macrospace's expertise in developing mobile games and services has enabled
it to become one of the pioneers of "connected" gaming and has led to
relationships with high-profile entertainment brands such as Cartoon

Developer Profile - Taproot Systems Inc.
TSY is an acronym which will mean little to the average smartphone user, but
it is very much fundamental to their phone, its also bread and butter to
Taproot Systems.

Getting Started with Symbian Devices
This brief tutorial by Steven Murdoch covers some of his experiences
starting programming for the the Sony Ericsson P800.

Submit your white paper, case study, success story, or other Symbian
application development article for consideration to SymbianOne. We
carefully screen all of our feature submissions and are glad to publish
reports of some exciting new developments in the Symbian ecosystem. Send an
abstract to [email protected]



NetFront v3.1 Internet Browser for Nokia Series 60 - Latest Version of
Leading Mobile Browser from ACCESS Features Advanced Rendering Technologies
That Significantly Increase Browsing Speed and Usability Details Here

Viderent's Message Puzzler launches on Jamba! - Jamba! AG to distribute the
Message PuzzlerT in Europe Details Here

Visto Corporation Purchases Psion Software - This is the third acquisition
by Visto since the closing of its $50 million in financing in the first half
of 2003 Details Here

Epocware Announces Handy Desktop -Handy Desktop is a desktop type
application for Sony Ericsson P800 / P900, like Desktop on PC Details Here

Symbian Director to Address reception at GSM World - UK Trade & Investment
are hosting an international networking reception at the GSM World Congress,
Cannes Details Here

PalmOne shopping for an OS? - Palm is apparently not a religion at palmOne
and palmOne's Head of Europe, Vesey Crichton, is fascinated by Nokia's
operating system and UI. Details Here



News, announcements, commentary, and other snippets of interest announced
this past week by the Symbian developer community and press.

Photo Contest 05 from All About Symbian ... Photos must be taken with a
Symbian Camera Phone (Nokia 3650, 6600, 7650, Samsung SGH D700, Sendo X,
Siemens SX1, Motorola A920, Sony Ericsson P800, P900), and you may enter
more than 1 photo. Anyone can enter the competition, just upload your photo
to the Specified folder (source: AAS)

ACCESS releases NetFront v3.1 SDK ... NetFront v3.1 SDK is a development kit
for quickly porting and customizing the NetFront embedded browser.
Development is made simple by using an abstract Window System API (AWS)
layer that enables NetFront to port to various Window Systems. (source:

Nokia poised for enterprise acquisitions ... according to the Register, CEO
Jorma Ollila told analysts last week that "when we are looking at building
our enterprise sector, we will be looking at smaller acquisitions". FYI, the
register has just announced a The Register Mobile, depending on demand, they
may bring out a daily download version for the Symbian OS. (source: the

New at Forum.Nokia... Nokia Audio Suite 1.0.2Nokia Audio Suite 1.0.2 is a
tool for creating SP-MIDI audio content (e.g., polyphonic ring tones for
Nokia devices). The Nokia Audio Suite 1.0.2 update adds support for Nokia
3100, Nokia 3200, Nokia 6600 and N-Gage devices.

First Model of 3G FOMA 900i Series set to launch - NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
announced today that the F900i, the first of five models in the all-new
FOMA® 900i series, will be released on February 6, 2004 (source: NTT


EVENTS - http://www.symbianone.com/events/

Inaugural Cameraphone Summit To Kick Off April 27 - April 2004
Conference in Maui brings together key industry executives to address
exploding mobile imaging market.

UK User Group Meetings
3-Lib UK organises regular get-togethers, often (but not always) in London,
aimed at all Palm OS, Psion, Nokia Communicator or general PDA/Smartphone
owners. The next meet is on Thursday 26th February 2004, from 6.30pm
onwards, in Reading.

Game Developers Conference (GDC 2004)
GDC is the place to exchange ideas, network, and help shape the future of
the game industry. The conference will feature more than 300 lectures,
panels, tutorials, and discussions on numerous topics, while the GDC expo
will showcase tools, platforms, and services. March 22-26, San Jose,

CTS 04 - Computer Trade Show 2004
Now in its seventh year, this exhibition is the UK's most comprehensive
event for the IT channel. Aprril 6-7, 2004, Birmingham, UK

Training - Symbian OS essentials
This course is for developers learning to write software for Symbian OS
phones and PDAs using C++. It covers the following areas: Symbian OS
development tools, application development, E32 User Library, resource
management, descriptors, arrays, file server, stream store, active objects
and client server architecture. The course is designed for developers new to
Symbian OS who have a reasonable understanding of OO programming, and C++ in
particular Location: London, February 18 - 20; San Francisco, MArch 17-19


SYMBIAN CAREER CENTER - http://www.symbianone.com/jobs/
Once again the Career Center at SymbianOne has been very busy. Over the last
week a number of career opportunities and requests for contractors have been
listed. Here's a list of SOME of the recent announcements:

C++ Developers/Symbian (Finland)
Symbian Design Engineer (Finland)
C++ Developers/Symbian (London)
Sr and Jr Engineers testing (Symbian/ EMP) Hyderabad/ Europe
C++ Programmer (West London)
Technical Architect, mobile phones (Guildford)
SW Engineers - Base Porting
Embedded Software Engineers
C++/Symbian OS Developers (Rocky Hill, San Jose, CA)
Symbian Engineer
Symbian C++ Contract (Manchester)
Programmers (Adelaide, Australia)
Manager, Advanced N-Gage Developer Support

Get your job announcements noticed. List your Symbian career opportunity for
Free at SymbianOne! Simply email details of your career posting to
[email protected]


SYMBIAN DOWNLOADS - http://www.symbianone.com/downloads/

SymbianOne is pleased to provide you with pointers to some fine Symbian
device downloads and developer tools. If you have a developer tool, SDK,
game, or other application that runs on a Symbian OS device and would like
to make it available for sale or download via SymbianOne.com, please contact
[email protected] Featured Downloads:

Developer Platform 2.0 for Series 90: Designing C++ Applications 1.0 - This
document discusses issues involved in the design and implementation of a
Series 90 C++ application

Series 60 Application Development: Forward and Backward Compatibility 1.0 -
This document addresses application compatibility across different Series 60
Platform releases - how to avoid compatibility problems when targeting an
application for multiple Series 60 Platform versions.



The Message Puzzler by Viderent, Inc (Min requirements Nokia Series 60
Platform 1.0) - Send hidden pictures and messages to your friends! The
Message Puzzler allows you to create and send puzzle messages to other
Series 60 phone users. You can create puzzles of various complexities out of
images of your choosing, as well as add a secret message and picture that
are shown only after your friend solves the puzzle. Puzzles are sent over
the network via the MMS service, and no purchase is required by the
recipient. - Cost: $4.99

Gypsy Destiny - Check your own destiny with Gypsy Destiny - the mystery of
the fortune teller will now be available to you. Buy or try (Requires P800)



Continuity Insights magazine With its relevant management-level approach,
Continuity Insights magazine will effectively promote enterprise-wide
continuity planning. Its editorial will feature coverage of important
industry and technology trends, best practices, profiles, case studies,
timely reporting, product reviews, industry research and data, regulatory
affairs, and various continuity strategies.



Programming Wireless Devices with the Java2 Platform, Micro Second Edition
This introductory guide explains the basics of Java 2 Micro Edition (J2ME)
and offers instructions for building J2ME applications for Java-enabled
wireless hand-held devices. Particular attention is given to application
development, the key features of the new wireless game profile, and
multimedia aspects of MIDP 2.0. The authors helped develop J2ME.


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