Thursday, June 6 2013

Welcome to Android.
[05:00:47] matt []/navic I got an Android device because I got fed-up with the broken WPA2 support in Nokia Belle on the E6-00.

Apparently I should have searched through the Android issue tracker first:

Basically, the current version of openssl added new versions of TLS (new being used liberally) and many routers, technically broken, won't work with it.
This bug dates back to mid-2012, looks to have been fixed in later versiosn of 4.1 and broken again in 4.2. It's broken in the latest Nexus 4 (Mako) Cyanogen RC.

It's annoying.

Thursday, February 21 2013

IPv6 on Mobile
[03:40:59] matt []/Psi.generay T-Mobile supports native IPv6; I played around with it a bit on my N900 during their open beta phase. It's now mainstream, and rolled into their standard APN which anybody who's signed-up for an account in the last six years or so would probably be on (apparently some of my phones are still on the old Voicestream APNs which have at least recently still worked). According to them, only certain Android phones still work (half of them are Nexus brands). All recent Nokia phones (S40, Symbian) dating about at least five years should work fine too, the S40 phone I had has an option for it but I seem to recall it didn't work during the beta phase, and Nokia didn't want to support it.

Nokia Belle (S60) on the other hand was as easy as selecting "Advanced Options" from the network definition (when not connected) and changing the type from "IPv4" to "IPv6"; everything works from that point on. Well, except the native SIP client which wouldn't connect anymore (to my IPv4 server) and my J2ME Jabber client which wouldn't connect to (or resolve, I'm not sure which) the server. All synchronization, Opera Mobile, and in-built eMail worked fine; but the SIP client is a deal breaker.

Wednesday, February 29 2012

[16:00:07] matt []/Trip The auto-lock setting in Nokia Belle doesn't seem to trigger when the phone is charging. I can't tell yet if I like that or not; it does seem like it should be a bug and not a feature.

Saturday, February 11 2012

[17:00:28] matt []/Amabel Belle (and S^3 in general) has some nice improvements over older variants of S60 and even newer versions of S40 as would be expected.

Thursday, February 9 2012

[22:21:24] matt []/Trip I've been playing with a Symbian Anna phone lately, only in so much as I've been failing to upgrade it to Belle.

If you start it in offline mode, you can do offline things, and even switch it on. However, if it starts with a SIM installed, you get faced with a Nokia Ovi setup screen which quickly, in small print says that Ovi will use data services (way at the bottom of your screen in a small font which changes quickly) and then not give you a clear way of not accepting Nokia's terms.

You can press one of the short-cut buttons (e.g. home) to get a prompt asking if you'd like to make an emergency call. This is a way to get to the active standby screen and start using your phone normally. However, the next time you start your phone you again get the dialog, this time with an option to skip registration. However, the dialog to skip the registration *also* requires you to agree to the terms.

Saturday, October 30 2010

[19:15:48] matt []/Merch @ Belle Mead, UNITED STATES
[19:31:53] matt []/Merch @ Franklin Dr 178, Belle Mead, UNITED STATES