Tag Archives: nokia

In the news: Google starts censoring search results in Europe

 GOOGLE STARTS CENSORING SEARCH RESULTS IN EUROPE DUE TO PRIVACY RULING Google has begun removing some results from name search results in Europe in order to comply with laws that let people request links about themselves to be removed. A result for a name search (OK, I Googled myself) on Thursday morning brought up this note at […]

Bluetooth issues on Windows Phone

If you are a Windows Phone owner, use Bluetooth device and wonder why you cannot hear some of the voice apps you have downloaded from the Windows Phone Store, look below – we have it explained for you. Some of our GPS Voice Navigation users mailed us that sometimes while their Bluetooth was on they […]

Melon Mobile: Year 2013 in review

In 2013, the main focus in our own mobile portfolio was on the Travel & Navigation apps: GPS Voice Navigation, Hotels 4D and Speed Cameras. All three grew significantly in features, downloads and popularity.  On the custom development front, we also had exciting and successful projects, most notably the fun winter-sports focused app MAPtoSNOW. Let’s […]

In the news: Samsung Galaxy Round: The First Smartphone With a Curved Screen

 SAMSUNG SAID TO RELEASE THE GALAXY S5 IN JANUARY It appears that despite the excellent sales performance of the flagship, Samsung is still not really pleased and think it could’ve done better. As a result, the company is pushing the Galaxy S5 release to mid-January, instead of March as was the case this year and […]

In the news: Microsoft Buys Nokia for €5.4BN

MICROSOFT BUYS NOKIA HANDSET BUSINESS FOR €5.4BN Microsoft is to acquire Nokia’s mobile phone arm in a swansong deal for the software giant’s long-serving chief executive, Steve Ballmer, delivering Europe’s last big handset maker into American ownership. For €5.44bn (£4.6bn), Nokia is casting off the business that once represented Finland’s most important export, in a […]

Nokia’s reluctance to do call management justice

Nokia is working on an app that will help Windows Phone users block calls and SMS messages. Called Call+SMS filter, it offers somewhat limited but useful functionality, which will sound quite familiar to those of you who were fans of our call and SMS management applications back in the days of Symbian and Nokia. Considering […]

History of mobile apps through the eyes of Advanced Call Manager, an eyewitness

Surprisingly little is available online about the history of smartphone applications, or at least it is quite hard to dig out. Yet it is quite interesting and, if you go back enough, even endearing. In fact, we at Melon Mobile know quite a lot about the history of apps. WebGate, which is how Melon Mobile […]

Happy Birthday, Mr.Cellphone!

The cell phone turned the big 40 on Wednesday. Four decades ago Motorola employee Marty Cooper made the first mobile phone call. The phone weighed almost a kilogram and was priced at $4,000 when it went on mass production in 1983. Below is the brief history of the mobile phones – from the brick like […]

Best smartphones to come out in 2013

Back in 2012, not only did some amazing mobile applications hit the scene, but also a number of cutting-edge devices from the industry titans. Apple released new models for each of its signature products. Google can brag with a whole wave of flashy Android devices, and Microsoft enlisted HTC, Samsung and Huawei next to Nokia […]

Publishing a major update – the story of GPS Voice Navigation v4.00

“At a rate of 30 million a day, downloading apps is a popular hobby among consumers.” Businessnewsdaily Apps are what make your smartphone really smart. And today you will find an app for just about anything. Whether you want to kill some time, book a flight, get the latest news, or connect with others like […]