Navteq Buys Trapster | A User Generated Speed Trap Aggregator

Navteq today announced that it has purchased Trapster, a user generated speed trap service, to bolster its location-aware content database. Trapster is an application for getting enforcement points and road hazards alerts on your mobile device. It crowd sources speed traps from across the globe, so you can avoid unnecessary speeding tickets. Hit the jump to find out more.

Navteq is a leading global provider of digital map, traffic and location data and powers Ovi Maps. With the acquisition of Trapster it can use the service to enhance its current location based content. A Navteq spokeswomen said that “Navteq believes that community-generated data has a critical part to play in location content.”

To find out more on Trapster and its virtual radar technology, check out trapster.com/presentation. Let’s hope this service comes to Ovi Maps soon, as it would be great to share and discover this sort of information when on the road, especially when you’re in unfamiliar surrounding.

MeeGo Developer Website Launches In Beta

As we are all aware, the Nokia and Intel collaboration is well underway, with Meego making some good headway. With an estimated release timeline of mid 2011, today we learned that developer.meego.com has gone live in private Beta, allowing application developers to get cracking. There’s a whole lot available for developers from simple, clear, tutorials/walkthroughs for beginners to code samples and reference documentations for the more experienced developers. hit the jump to find out more.

The goal of the developer.meego.com site is to present and market the Meego Application Developer offering. As the site is in private beta, it requires you to log in so simply enter the username ‘meego’ and password ‘developer’ to gain access to the wide range of content as well as the Meego 1.1 SDK.

How To | Activate Torch On Symbian^3 Devices With Dual LED Flash

Nokia’s new Symbian^3 powered devices have brought with them some innovative solutions. This is one huge factor about Nokia that I love – Convergence. I fter the break of how to activate the torch feature on the new Symbian^3devices that sport a Dual LED flash (Nokia E7, C7, C6-01).

Blockfest Deluxe For S60v5 & S^3 | Gameplay Demo

Blockfest Deluxe is a cool, 3D, Tetris-like game for S60 5th Edition and Symbian^3 devices. The difference with this however is that you’re actually inside the game similar to a first person shooter. Hit the jump for the video demo.

Blockfest Deluxe is available for S60 5th Edition and Symbian^3 devices for £3.00 GBP from the Ovi Store. However there is also a free version supported by advertisements available to download here.

New Firmware v501.21.001 | Nokia E71 (inc. Changelog)

The Nokia E71 has today been updated with a new firmware taking it up to v501.21.001. The new firmware brings some great improvements including a new Music Player and the new Ovi Store. Other updates include Ovi Maps 3.03 Lite with free voice guided navigation. The new firmware will gradually make its way round to you over the coming weeks depending on your region and product code. Check out the full changelog after the break and share your experiences.

If you have already managed to update your Nokia E71, share your experiences in the comments below.

Changelog

  • Ovi Maps 3.03 Lite with free navigation
  • New version of Music player
  • New version of Ovi Store
  • Office 2007 support
  • Usability and performance improvements

How To Update The Firmware

There are many ways of updating the firmware on your Nokia handset. To install the software on your device using FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air), type in *#0000# on the home screen or go to Device Manager. Then select Options, Check for updates and follow the on screen prompts. If the firmware update is not immediately available via FOTA, or the device you are using does not have support for this service, you can also update your firmware using NSU (Nokia Software Updater) and or Nokia Ovi Suite on your PC. Once you plug your device in, select the PC Suite option, ensuring that the phone has a Sim Card inserted and the profile is set to General. Some devices support UDP (User Data Preservation), which will preserve all your data and content on your device during these updates. However we still recommend you do a full backup in order to guarantee the safety of your data. Please share your thoughts and experiences with the new firmware in the comments below.