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At the recent Nokia Developer Summit event held at Monaco, I was lucky enough to be able to meet some key people in the Symbian industry.

Some bloggers, some developers and some people from Nokia and Symbian foundation.

Below are some shots of them.

2 journalists from Singapore, Rob Taylor: Head of Forum Nokia, me and Kelly, a journalist from Malaysia.

Tero Ojanpera: Executive Vice President, Services, Nokia & us.

Lee Williams: Executive Director, Symbian Foundation & us.

Rafe Blandford from AllAboutSymbian

Leanid Vouk: Team Leader of QIK

Rocco and Rene, developers from Germany and UK.

Nice meeting you guys.

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Categories: Events, Videos

At the recent Nokia Developer Summit 09, Lee Williams, Executive Director, Symbian Foundation, talked about the open mobile platform and Symbian.

Some key points mentioned by him:

Symbian Foundation is a community for develoeprs to share ideas and to guide one another to eliminate the need to go through pages of materials, links… without having to download 3-4 different kits and tools and version controlling your own systems and apps.

Symbian foundation helps to create a cleaner access to these resources so that ideas and developers’ creativity does not get diluted.

Here’s one of the slides that he showed, comparing the attribute strengths among the different mobile platform today. These are attibutes that most developers are looking for when producing apps and systems.

Here’s the video of his keynote.

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Categories: Apps, Events, Videos

I got to play with the Nokia N97 at the recent Nokia Developer Summit 09 at Monaco and I’d like to say thanks to WenDee and Julien Fourgeaud for giving a very detailed runthough of the device.

Here’s my simple review of it.. after playing for 15 minutes. Heh.

The N97 that I got to play with was the black variant. I personally prefer the white one. Well, the body was very solid as there were no creaks when squeezed. The green and red touch buttons were very responsive while giving haptic feedback when pressed.

One thing that disturbed me was the tilt screen. The angle of the tilt was too steep that I had to bend my hands down a little in order for the screen to face me directly. This also means that I cannot get a clear view of the keyboard since it has been tilted down. Hope you know what I mean.

As the N97 I played was still a pre-production set, the backlight of the full qwerty keyboard was not working but everything else was OK. The speaker was as loud as the 5800. It’s a fingerprint magnet but I am sure it will not be that obvious on the white one.

Check out the video below.

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Categories: Events, OVI, Videos

Tero Ojanpera, Exec VP, Entertainment and Communities, Nokia, spent 45 minutes talking about developing for the era of Social Location.

He basically tells the developers how Nokia is opening up the platform so that apps can be built and distributed in order for users to discover. They are also opening up the OVI platform’s API and that will allow 3rd party developers to utilise it and easily plug into the OVI Share network.

Soon users will have the chance to upload photos, videos and other media to social networks like flickr, facebook, OVI etc and this can be done at the same time instead of uploading them to the networks one after another.

Nokia N97 SDk was also released so developers can build apps, take over the front screen and inform users on their latest updates and ‘new things’. The front screen is live and dynamic. Users do not need to open apps to find out details of things they constantly want to know about.

Here’s a video of this talk.

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Categories: Events, Videos

The summit started at 8am yesterday at Grimaldi Forum, Monaco. An event for the developers to know more about what Nokia is doing with apps and the OVI store.

The opening of the keynote was hosted by the Head of Forum Nokia, Mr. Rob Taylor.

He explains about cross platform development environments, runtime and tools like S40, S60 and Maemo. Flash and Java developers were advised to use Qt as it reduces production cost. He also briefly discussed on what devices developers should target when builing aplications. More about this in the video below.

These are the different platforms that are working with Forum Nokia now.

Check out this video of the keynote.

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We arrived here at Monte Carlo very early for the event. 2 days before. Everyone started pouring in today… and we saw many of them still checking in to the hotels as I am typing this. (where did these guys get the Nokia umbrellas btw… anyone knows?)

Seems like everyone is ready for the Developer Summit tomorrow. Are you? :D Watch out for the LATEST updates here on SymbianpOp.

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