Nokia has announced it will bring social networking to the masses on its freshly minted C3, C6 and E5 phones. This comes just a day after Microsoft did the same for mobile Windows users, and Sony Ericsson is promising to catch up. The Nokia phones will communcate with Facebook and Twitter, as well as Ovi Mail and Chat. …
It's time for every mobile phone to get social
Except mine hopefully. I've no need or desire for MyFaceTwat on my phone.
As long as you can turn the functionality off
"Symbian handsets can be enhanced with downloaded applications"
so can s40. Remember Java ... it was big in the 90s.
A list of (non-Java, not pre-installed) Symbian apps I run on my s60v5:
Scientific calculator emu
Point and Find (augmented reality from nokia)
Skyfire / Opera Mini / Opera Mobile
Google Maps (which works with my network enhanced GPS)
OpenTable restraunt booker
YouTube & Daily Motion
MySpace & Facebook
Stylus write-on notepad
Last FM scrobbler
Windows Live Messenger
Tourch app that switches on my flash
Phone locator software
Egg timer, counter & stopwatch
Mirror using front facing camera
App that allows me to use my phone screen as a bluetooth mouse
App that turns phone into Wi-Fi hotspot
App that enables me to lock / unlock my phone through tapping the screen, sliding on the screen or even waving my hand in front of the proximity sensor
App to stop my backlight switching off unless I lock the phone
Backgammon / chess / bagatelle / card games
Virtual Rubiks cube
There are lots more and new ones coming along all the time.
Wow - an egg-timer!
And Worms, too!
You must be the envy of all your mates with iPhones.
"promised 29-day battery life"
Is that a typo? If not, wow! I'd love to get a quarter of that on my E71 -- and that's a big improvement on my previous WinMo devices which would barely last 2 days.