Convert Your Symbian Phone Into Webcam

Recently there have been an increase in Android users. Most people have forgotten about another operating system named ”Symbain”. This operating system is basically used in Nokia phones. I myself own a symbain based phone.Like androids symbian also supports many cool apps which are fun to use.

In this article I will show you how you can convert your symbian phone into a HD webcam through a simple application named “EpocCam Pro”.

Epocammpro

Market Description

EpocCam Pro transforms your phone into High Definition webcam. Experience the best quality HD video. Compatible with Skype, MSN Live Messenger, YouTube and many other applications. Always carry webcam with you while traveling. Save money and environment. Requires PC running Microsoft Windows XP or newer (Support 64-Bit OS). Note: Connect your phone to PC/Laptop in Ovi Suite Mode.

Supported Resolution:

*320×240 *352×288 *640×480 *720×480
*720×576 *HD720p

Transform your phone into High Definition webcam compatible with Skype, Windows Live Messenger, YouTube and many other applications

Requirments:

1. symbian phone

2. PC/laptop

3. Data cable to connect

You can download epoccam pro from the following link =>http://www.umnet.com/downloads/download-wait.aspx?StyleId=softwareQ16860,

just register  to download

It includes 2 files

1.kinoni epocam prov1.01.sis

2.epoccam windows installer

How to use

First copy the .sis file into your phone.Now install the epoccam windows viewer by using the epoccam windows installer file.Now all u have to do is connect your phone to your Laptop/Pc through a data cable.Connect your phone in ovi suite mode.After that run the epoccam app in your phone.After that u can view yourself in the epoccam windows vierwer that u installed previously on ur computer,and adjust the view of the camera as per your want.After that u can video chat easily and comfortably without any problems.I have been using this app since a long time and it’s quite fun to use.

Please let me know through ur comments about ur experince through this cool app,and my shortcomings as this is my first article. Thanks.

This article is written by Abhishek Dobhal. He is a Staff member of asianhackers.com. doing comp.sc. engg. from World institute of technology. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.

Samsung To Discontinue Its Symbian Support Service

Samsung and SymbianSamsung officially announced that they will discontinue its Symbian support service beginning December 31 2010. They informed all their developers regarding this and they would remove all Symbian content by year’s end. Earlier Sony Ericsson declared that they are going to use Android & Windows Phone 7 and going to quit Symbian Platform.

People this is not a big deal since Samsung has recently focused more on manufacturing Android-based devices. For example Galaxy S and also they are concentrating on their own mobile platform, bada. Samsung’s upcoming tablet, Samsung Galaxy tab is also powered by Android. Even Nokia once said they will use Symbian only for their cheap phones and pursue MeeGo for the N-Series.

Though Symbian is one of the widely used platforms, it is still having big problems from Android and other platforms. Symbians fans hopes the next two iterations of the OS which includes Symbian^3 and Symbian^4, would bring some significant improvements and make good changes.

Like Sony Ericsson, we believe Samsung might still be a member of Symbian Foundation.

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Sony Ericsson Going To Use Android & Windows Phone 7

Sony-EricssonSymbian OS is one of Nokia’s mobile operating systems for mobile devices and smartphones, with associated libraries, user interface, frameworks and reference implementations of common tools, originally developed by Symbian Ltd (via Wikipedia).

Quite recently, Aldo Liguori, a spokesman for Sony Ericsson informed Bloomberg, said that they have no plans for developing any new products to the Symbian Foundation standard or operating system. As of now, Nokia is the only major manufacturer that will continue using Symbian on high-end devices now. Not to mention, recently Nokia launched three new Symbian Phones.

Symbian had a market share of 51% which dropped to 41% in 2010 whereas Android, which had mere 2% Share has gone up to 17% in 2010. This clearly indicates the growing market of Android.

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Nokia Launches Three New Symbian Smartphones

Earlier we reviewed about Nokia’s Dual SIM Mobile — Nokia C2. Today Nokia announced 3 new Symbian^3 smartphones at its Nokia World event. They are Nokia E7, Nokia C7 and Nokia C6. These 3 models, according to Nokia, share the OS with the upcoming Nokia N8, which is believed to be the only N-series device which will be based on Symbian^3.


Nokia E7

Nokia E7

The E7 has a full QWERTY keyboard, a 4-inch, 640×460 pixel touchscreen (Nokia’s ClearBlack technology) for improved outdoor visibility and an 8-megapixel camera which records 720p video. Capable of 16GB of storage memory, and 350 MB of internal memory. Price : $368.


Nokia C7

Nokia C7

Nokia C7 comes with 350 MB of internal memory and 8 GB of storage memory. It has has a 3.5-inch AMOLED screen. It can be expanded with a 32 GB microSD memory card and has an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and the ability to record 720p video. Price : $430


Nokia C6

Nokia C6

Nokia C6 has 3.2-inch AMOLED screen (also with ClearBlack technology) and 340 MB of internal user memory. It has an 8 megapixel camera with dual LED flash and the ability to record 720p video. Price : $334.

All three devices should become available before the end of 2010.

So are you going to buy them? Do share your opinions are comments below.