Hacked iPlayer for Symbian Series 60 in action

Summary:ZDNet.co.uk demonstrates how a little hacking can get the BBC's video-on-demand widget to run on a handset it shouldn't support, over a 3G connection that's supposed to be blocked

The BBC's iPlayer video-on-demand widget was released on Wednesday for certain Symbian Series 60 handsets, such as the  Nokia N96.

The E71 is not officially supported and the application is only supposed to run over Wi-Fi, so as not to strain mobile operators' data networks. However, as ZDNet.co.uk demonstrates, a simple hack can get past both these restrictions with minimal fuss.

Topics: Networking


David Meyer is a freelance technology journalist. He fell into journalism when he realised his musical career wouldn't be paying many bills. His early journalistic career was spent in general news, working behind the scenes for BBC radio and on-air as a newsreader for independent stations. David's main focus is on communications, of both... Full Bio

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