The top 10 iPhone games as voted by the readers of Wired? Where's Bejeweled 2? That's pretty much all I use my iPod Touch for!.
The Symbian Blog had a tour of one of Nokia's 11 test centres. They explain each of the tests and have a 14 minute long video.
As part of the Nokia Comes With Music launch - a subscription service that provides users with unlimited access to Nokia'a Music Store catalogue - they have kitted out park benches with 3 Nokia handsets and headphones.
The benches will be placed at parks and streets across the UK between now and Christmas and depending where you are the devices will have different playlists.
The benches will be accompanied by a live performer to prevent anyone from half inching the gadgets or the bench. [via]
Is it a camera or a phone? It's both and unless you live in Japan you're unlikely to see it. The Casio Exilim W63CA looks very similar to the camera line of the same name and sports an 8.1-megapixel sensor, image stabilization, 9-point autofocus, a YouTube video mode, and a wide-angle lens. It also come with a relatively big 3.1-inch 480x800 OLED screen. [via]
Google Maps for Mobile has just received a major upgrade that integrates Street View and walking directions. Like on the desktop version, you can now walk around anywhere that Google has integrated Street View. I'm not sure how downloading the extra data affects performance but I'm guessing that Google has optimised the images well.
The walking directions mean that when a route contains one way streets or park, it can navigate you through them rather than around them.
Here's a video that demonstrates the new features.
You can download the new version from m.google.com/maps but when I visited it wasn't available. I was offered version 2.2 but you need version 2.3.1. Perhaps the new version is only available in countries that have Street View, e.g. the US and Australia. [via]Update: It appears that there is a Java-only version available as well as one for Blackberry. There's no word on when a Symbian version will be released. [via]
AWV has gone mobile before (using Winksite) but the service offered by that site is nothing compared to the new 'Mippin Maker' from Mippin.com. If you haven't heard of Mippin.com before, it's a mobile directory of websites that have been optimised for the mobile phone. The service takes the content and compresses images (and rotates them if they are too big) and converts some videos (e.g. YouTube) so that they can be viewed on your phone.
The new service that they have launched requires only a valid RSS or Atom feed to work and you can be up and running in minutes. To view AWV Mobile type http://www.welshview.mobi into your mobile browser. Alternatively, you can use a barcode reader (get one here) to scan the code on the right sidebar.
According to research, 13 million Britons suffer from nomophobia ('no mobile phobia') - the fear being out of mobile phone contact.
I think I'm one of those 13 million although I'm not concerned about people not being able to contact me, I'm more concerned about running out of battery. Hence the need to carry a pocketful of batteries or two phones! How sad!
Chinese phones may not be as technologically advanced as some other phones (e.g. 5mp+ cameras, HSDPA) but they are excelling in other areas. This phone comes with a whopping 32800mAh battery which can provide 666 days of standby time and 3-5 days of talk time! This means that you can go for months at a time without having to recharge it. I could really use a battery that size in my phones.
Just Another Mobile Phone Blog has got a feature list as well as more photos.
YouTube has broadened it mobile services to include most of its video library and upload capabilities to a majority of mobile devices with streaming ability and 3G access. Up until now, the YouTube mobile website (http://m.youtube.com) had featured only a limited number of videos and didn't have any of the extra features of YouTube such as uploading and rating (apart from the iPhone and Helio mobile versions).
YouTube has also released a Java client (currently only available on a limited number of phones) which offers a richer viewing experience and allows you to access your own videos, subscriptions and favourites as well as uploading videos directly from your phone.
Up until now I have been using emTube which has allowed full access to YouTube but hasn't offered anything beyond viewing the videos. The application is slick and makes great use of the accelerometer in the Nokia N95/N82. The official YouTube is also slick (perhaps slicker than emTube) and does appear to load quicker than emTube but the quality doesn't appear as good. I think the official client has the edge based on the fact that you can access your own account and upload videos directly from your phone rather than emailing them.