Nokia have released an update to their Social Messaging client for the Symbian S60 platform in the Beta Labs web site. This update brings support for Twitter as well as Facebook.
The Maps application for the E71 and the E66 has been updated to version 3.03, providing free walk and drive navigation.
Nokia have published an updated Mail for Exchange client to the OVI Store, freely available for download on compatible handsets.
To check whether your device is supported, view the Ovi web site - http://store.ovi.com/content/5919
The updated client can be downloaded quickly and easily by searching for Mail for Exchange in the device's built-in Ovi Store client application:
With the release of Nokia's Email Messaging service (http://ukblog.im-mobility.com/nokia-email-service), the default selection on the Nokia E series range of phones when setting up a new consumer POP / IMAP-based email account that the wizard recognises is to use this service. If you want to set up the account manually using incoming and outgoing mail servers that you specify yourself, the procedure is as follows.
From the main menu open the Messaging folder. Select the Options menu and select Settings:
The Mail For Exchange client on the E52 is similar in terms of functionality and the setup procedure to the E75. To add a new email account to the phone, open the menu from the home screen and select Email:
The following screen will be displayed:
To hard reset a Nokia Symbian Series 60 handset, erasing ALL USER DATA and restoring the device to a factory default state, do the following:
The phone will now be reset.
The Nokia Configuration Tool is a free application available on the Nokia Business Software web site: http://www.businesssoftware.nokia.com/nokia_configuration_tool_downloads...
The tool, which requires that the Nokia PC Suite application be installed beforehand, allows the administrator to create XML-based template files defining such settings as:
The Nokia E75 has a SIP-based Voice over IP (VoIP) client built-in, meaning that the handset can make and receive calls over the Internet provided that the SIP PBX can be configured to support the device.
In this post I shall be using SIPtrix, the Asterisk-based Linux PBX server. There are a number of pre-requisites that need to be satisfied on the server:
The SIPtrix server must have a ‘real world’, ‘routable’, ‘public’, or ‘Internet-facing’ IP address that is available from the Internet. Without this, no remote connectivity will be possible.
GMail for Mobile is currently at version 2.0 - you can read the release notes on the Google Mobile Blog here:
This version provides support for accessing multiple GMail accounts simultaneously as well as saving multiple drafts to the mobile device. Messages can be composed and sent, even in areas where there is no mobile signal; the messages being sent automatically when signal is restored.
Microsoft have released a version of the Office Communicator Mobile client software for Java-based handsets.
The client can be downloaded from here:
(for Nokia S60 240X320 resolution)
(for Nokia S60 320x240 resolution)
Or alternatively by browsing to http://www.getcomo.com in the device browser.
The popular PuTTy application for Windows, which allows administrators to connect to Unix or Linux hosts at the command line, has been ported to the Symbian Series 60 platform.
It is available for download from the SourceForge web site here: http://s2putty.sourceforge.net/download.html
It did not require any additional pre-requisite components to run on my Nokia E71. Simply copy the SIS file to the handset and run it, once installed it will be listed in the Installations folder:
VNC is a remote control application for a variety of platforms including Windows, MacOS X and Linux, similar to Microsoft’s own Terminal Services (or Remote Desktop as you may know it by):
In order to be able to remotely control a server via VNC, you must install the VNC server component onto the server.
The Windows version can be downloaded free of charge here:
The MacOS X version can be downloaded here:
Nokia Messaging is the new name for the Nokia Email Service which has been available in Beta stage for a while now.
The service essentially involves installing an email client application onto your Nokia phone which enables 'push-style' functionality on up to 10 POP or IMAP email accounts (such as GMail, Tiscali, Demon, etc).
"Under the hood", the email application uses the same engine that the now retired Intellisync solution used, so you also have advanced email synchronisation options including the ability to:
Lotus Traveler is IBM’s own mobility solution for the Lotus Domino mail platform, enabling bi-directional ‘push’-based synchronisation of mail and PIM folders (calendar, address book, to do’s and journal entries) with Windows Mobile and Symbian S60 devices.
Google’s Sync service allows you to backup the contents of your Contacts folder from your Symbian S60 handset to Google’s servers, where you can access the information from any web browser with a connection to the Internet.
The system uses the SyncML protocol, and therefore does not require that any additional software be installed on the handset – you can simply use the Sync client already present on the device.
You will need an account with Google, but registration is free: browse to http://m.google.com/sync from your PC.
Setting up a Symbian handset