Crazy Hamster is a great little platform game that allows you to take control of the world Crazy Hamster lives in by building bridges, extinguishing fire, using ladders or accelerating his speed. The winter is nearing and Crazy Hamster forgot to stock up on his supplies. Now he has to visit different lands to get them before winter starts. However what he isn’t aware of is that each land is full of traps and obstacles, so he needs your help if he is going to make it alive. Check out the game trailer after the jump.

Carphone Warehouse Launches Coverage Guarantee

Carphone Warehouse has launched a Coverage Guarantee service whereby if the new phone or dongle you purchase does not offer adequate amounts of network coverage, they will either exchange the product with a network more suitable for your area or offer a full refund. This policy is the first of its kind and has been created as a result of pure consumer demand. Hit the jump to read on.

Managing Director of Carphone Warehouse Matt Stringer stated that, “Some customers have reported that they can be put off switching network operator because they are worried about bad reception in their home or office. With the Coverage Guarantee we’re leading the way in giving consumers the confidence to choose the network deal best for them, secure in the knowledge they can change if necessary.”

The way it works is if the new phone or dongle you’ve purchased doesn’t get sufficient reception where you live, simply return the device within 14 days and Carphone Warehouse will either find you a network that works best where you live and exchange the device, or offer you a full refund.

This is a great move by the UK based retailer, and hopefully more companies will follow suit and offer consumers encouragement to switch providers for better deals.

Nokia Completes Acquisition Of Motally Inc

Earlier last month, Nokia announced its plans to acquire Motally Inc., a mobile analytics service enables developers and publishers to optimize the development of their mobile applications through increased understanding of how users engage. Today Nokia confirmed that it has completed this acquisition. The service offering is planned to be adapted for Qt, Symbian, MeeGo and Java developers.

Motally Inc. was founded in 2008 in San Francisco and has patent-pending technology to ensure accurate data collection and analytic reporting for publishers’ mobile sites.

New Firmware v51.018 | Nokia E72

The Nokia E72 has just received a new firmware updated taking it up to v51.018. The new update brings a host of updates to core application as well as new features ranging from Menu screen layout changes to an improved Email, Calendar and Contacts experience. The new firmware will gradually make its way round to you over the coming weeks depending on your region and product code. Check out the full changelog after the break, and if you have already managed to update your Nokia E72, drop a comment and share your experiences.

Changelog

  • Browser upgrade into 7.2.6
  • Freestyle Baseline 3.0 (latest version) update
  • QuickOffice upgrade into 6.2.439
  • New languages introduced, Office 2007 compatibility
  • OVI Music client Inc9Br5 update
  • Music 3.0: full album purchase, PIN less activation
  • Lotus Notes Traveller 8.5.1 update
  • Smart Connect 1.3.55 update
  • OVI Store 1.6 update
  • OVI Files widget 1.2.3.0 update
  • Removal of Windows Live
  • New chat functionalities
  • Microsoft Office Communicator added to vanilla SW UDA content
  • Nokia Messaging for Instant Messaging / Nokia Chat 2.0 added to vanilla SW UDA content
  • Improved Email, Calendar and Contacts experience
  • Performance improvements
  • Stability and usability improvements
  • Menu layout changes, among other things:
  • Maps moved to Main menu from Applications – GPS folder
  • Help moved from Main menu to Applications folder
  • Main menu re-ordered
  • SW update moved from Phone folder to main level of Control panel folder.
  • Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, Bloomberg moved from Internet folder to Applications folder
  • No changes to vanilla memory cards
  • Altogether 450+ errors are fixed

How To Update The Firmware

There are many ways of updating the firmware on your Nokia handset. To install the software on your device using FOTA (Firmware Over-The-Air), type in *#0000# on the home screen or go to Device Manager. Then select Options, Check for updates and follow the on screen prompts. If the firmware update is not immediately available via FOTA, or the device you are using does not have support for this service, you can also update your firmware using NSU (Nokia Software Updater) and or Nokia Ovi Suite on your PC. Once you plug your device in, select the PC Suite option, ensuring that the phone has a Sim Card inserted and the profile is set to General. Some devices support UDP (User Data Preservation), which will preserve all your data and content on your device during these updates. However we still recommend you do a full backup in order to guarantee the safety of your data. Please share your thoughts and experiences with the new firmware in the comments below.