The version 1.1.2 of Currency Converter for Windows Phone is now available in Windows Phone Store. This version fixes the issue of not being able to save changes on the extra currencies list. Also the issue of Currency Converter crashing on start up, as experienced by some of the users, should now be corrected in this version. Once again, thank you for your feedback. Please update your Currency Converter in the Store app or just use the following QR core.
The version 1.0.1 of Currency Converter for Windows Phone is now available from Windows Phone Store. In this version the decimal separator bug has been fixed. Also the incorrect email address when pressing the contact support button issue has been corrected in this version. The update the Currency Converter for Windows Phone from Windows Phone Store. If the update is not yet visible, just use the following QR code.
There is a decimal separator bug with the Currency Converter for Windows Phone. For locations which don't use the dot symbol as the decimal separator, decimals won't work. An update of Currency Converter for Windows Phone, which fixes this issue, has already been submitted. Hopefully it should be available within few days. We apologise for the inconvenience. Thank you for your feedback.
I'm pleased to announce that Currency Converter is finally available for Windows Phone! It has been totally redesigned to fit the design language of the Modern UI (or Metro as it was previously known). The Windows Phone version has many unique features not present in previous versions. For example, with simple swipe, you may quickly see the conversion results in multiple currencies. Live Tiles of your most used currencies and units may be pinned to the start, thus making this app fast to use for your favourite conversions. It works both on Windows Phone 7 and Windows Phone 8 mobile phone. You may download Currency Converter from Windows Phone Store. For more information click here.
MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan 1.2 beta version number 3.2012.02-6_PR_RM680 for Nokia N950 Developer Device is now available. This release will allow developers with Nokia N950 to try out their apps before MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan 1.2 is released for Nokia N9. Skype is still not supported in this release. Here are the changes since 1.1 release:
The rollout of a software update for Nokia Lumia 800 has started. This will bring the software on the Lumia 800 to version 1600.2483.8106.11500. Among other things it will fix the battery issue. It also includes some Wi-Fi connectivity enhancements. Here is what Microsoft Zune updater says about this update:
Fixes an on-screen keyboard issue to prevent keyboard from disappearing during typing.
Fixes a Gmail syncing issue.
Fixes a location access issue. With this fix, the Me feature is the People Hub sends anonymous information about nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers to Microsoft only if you agree to allow Check In function to access and use location information.
Revokes digital certificates from DigiCert Sdn Bhd to address an encryption issue.
Fixes an email issue realted to Microsoft Exchange Server 2003. With this fix, when you reply to or forward a message, the original message is now included in your response.
Fixes a voicemail notification issue.
I just updated my Nokia Lumia 800. I can't see any visible change yet, except that the OS version is now 7.10.8107.79 and the firmware revision number is now 1600.2479.7740.11451. Strange, according to Nokia Conversations it should be 1600.2483.8106.11500.
The Windows Phone version of Sports Tracker has been just updated. The version 1.1 addresses some stability and connection issues. Also the incorrect altitude data displayed in the workout view has been fixed in this update. In Sports Tracker v.1.1 for Windows Phone German language support has been added. Unfortunately Bluetooth Heart Rate Monitor is still not supported as Windows Phone platform does not yet support the necessary Bluetooth profile. The updated app is now available from Windows Phone Marketplace.
Nokia will be releasing soon the MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan 1.2 beta firmware for Nokia N950. This will allow developers to test their applications to verify compatibility with the PR1.2 before the general release for Nokia N9. The main change which could affect compatibility is the new bigger font size. Click the source for more information.
Yesterday the Nokia Lumia 900 was announced at the CES 2012. According to the press release, it's first of Nokia's Windows Phone-based range to feature high-speed LTE connectivity, suggesting that more LTE phones are coming from Nokia. It's coming exclusively to AT&T in the coming months in cyan and matte black. There was no word on the pricing and the availability of Nokia Lumia 900 for Europe and rest of the world.
The main differences of Nokia Lumia 900 compared to Lumia 800 are the 4.3" AMOLED ClearBlack Display, front facing camera, 1830 mAH battery and, of course, the 4G LTE network support. The design of Nokia Lumia 900 is very similar to the Lumia 800 and Nokia N9. The only difference seems to be the size, due the larger display of Lumia 900.
As for the content, there doesn't seem to be any major differences between the just announced Nokia Lumia 900 and the existing Lumia 800 and Lumia 710. However, video calling right out of the box was mentioned, but I haven't been able to find out more about it yet. I do presume that Skype is not out yet for Windows Phone. Another interesting detail was the Univision App. This will bring exclusive Spanish-language content to Lumia 900. I think this is a rather clever move, since sometimes I feel that there are more people who speak Spanish than English in U.S. and even more so in North America.
When I first saw the news about Nokia switching to Windows Phone back in February 11th, 2011, one of my toper most concern was the future of Qt framework. In my mind the only way this radical change from Nokia could make some sense if Qt support would come to Windows Phone. Apparently I wasn't the only one to think so, as there was a rather "lively" conversation in different forums where Qt developers demanded Qt support for Windows Phone. Alas, it become soon clear this was not going to happen. But was it really alas?