Nokia's smartphones pack a powerful computer into a very small space. Unlike your desktop or laptop, your smallest computer can be connected to the Internet all the time, and can interact with the world around it through its camera, voice recognition, and its traditional phone keypad. Nokia smartphones combine these features with impressive storage options and a host of networking protocols that make this smallest computer the only thing a road warrior truly needs.
If you're still cracking open your laptop or pining for your desktop while you're on the road, you haven't begun to unlock your Nokia's full potential. Nokia Smartphone Hacks is dedicated to tricking out your smartphone and finding all the capabilities lurking under the surface. Learn how to:
Unlock your phone so that you can use it with any carrier
Avoid and recover from malicious mobile software
Watch DVD movies on the phone
Use the phone as a remote control
Use the phone as a data modem for your notebook
Check your email and browse the web
Post to your weblog from your phone
Record phone conversations
Choose mobile service plans
Transfer files between the phone and your computer
Whether you want to use your smartphone as your lifeline while you're on the road, or you're just looking for a way to make the most of the time you spend waiting in lines, you'll find all the user-friendly tips, tools, and tricks you need to become massively productive with your Nokia smartphone. With Nokia Smartphone Hacks, you'll unleash the full power of that computer that's sitting in your pocket, purse, or backpack.
Michael Yuan is an author, developer, and software architect for end-to-end mobile software. He works with all major mobile technology platforms including J2ME, .NET Compact Framework, Symbian, WAP and MMS. Michael is the author of Enterprise J2ME (Prentice Hall PTR) and co-author of Developing Scalable Series 40 Applications (Addison-Wesley). His blog on J2ME can be found at enterprisej2me.com/blog/java and his .NET blog is at enterprisej2me.com/blog/ms. Michael earned a Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin.
Our look is the result of reader comments, our own experimentation, and feedback from distribution channels. Distinctive covers complement our distinctive approach to technical topics, breathing personality and life into potentially dry subjects.The image on the cover of Nokia Smartphone Hacks is tin cans and string. A tin can telephone is probably one of the great joys of youth. It is fairly easy to construct one. It works through the basic physics of sound. When the speaker holds his end of the phone-his can-in front of his mouth and speaks into the can's open end, the sound waves travel into the can, causing the can to vibrate, which in turn causes the connecting string to vibrate. And so the sound waves travel along the string to the other can. The second can vibrates, and the sound comes out of the can. Simple, yet perfect!Mary Brady was the production editor for Nokia Smartphone Hacks. Audrey Doyle was the copyeditor. Mary Brady proofread the book. Philip Dangler and Claire Cloutier provided quality control. Judy Hoer wrote the index.Hanna Dyer designed the cover of this book, based on a series design by Edie Freedman. The cover image is an original photograph by Getty Images. Karen Montgomery produced the cover layout with Adobe InDesign CS using Adobe's Helvetica Neue and ITC Garamond fonts.David Futato designed the interior layout. This book was converted by Keith Fahlgren to FrameMaker 5.5.6 with a format conversion tool created by Erik Ray, Jason McIntosh, Neil Walls, and Mike Sierra that uses Perl and XML technologies. The text font is Linotype Birka; the heading font is Adobe Helvetica Neue Condensed; and the code font is LucasFont's TheSans Mono Condensed. The illustrations that appear in the book were produced by Robert Romano, Jessamyn Read, and Lesley Borash using Macromedia FreeHand MX and Adobe Photoshop CS. This colophon was written by Mary Brady.
Nokia hacks and all. This books serves as users guide as well. Anyone who owns a nokia phone must get this book. It will anwer most of your questios regarding your phone. I found it to be very complete in all areas.