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Good news to all S60v5 users (N97, 5800, 5530 etc)!!!

Nimbuzz just rolled out a brand new version of its popular messaging app that supports Twitter!

According to them, they just did 3 great things by launching:

the most powerful Twitter app on Symbian – adding a whole new element of “real-time”!
a world first, with pop-up notifications for chats and events while Nimbuzz runs in the background!
added kinetic scrolling to all 5th Edition phones – which will rock your touch screen!

The fully integrated Twitter function is better than any standalone Twitter client for Symbian, plus you get all that extra Nimbuzz goodness!
You can Tweet, ReTweet, Follow, Unfollow, Direct Message, visualize Timeline, Search, view Trends, view Profiles… you name it!

Here is a list of the new features and improvements:

* Full Twitter client – Timelines, Tweet, DM, Searches, Trends, Profiles and much more!!
* Kinetic scroll – available for Symbian 5th edition touch screen phones (e.g. Nokia 5800, Nokia N97, N97 mini, Nokia 5730, Nokia X6 )
* Chat History –see all your past conversations
* Pop-Up notification – for new chats and other events whenever Nimbuzz runs in the background
* DTMF tones in calls – now you can press 1 in a call , when the robot tells you so ;)
* NimbuzzOut rate calculator – see the rates for calling to different countries
* Upgraded UI – new chat screen layout & contact list layout

Cant wait to try it on your Nokia touchscreen devices? Download the new Nimbuzz 2.2 for Symbian now from Nimbuzz.com

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Categories: Apps

Well, almost all phones.

A small group of developers from the Basque region of Spain has produced a JAVA app for Twitter called J1CK.Tweet. It’s a very simple app, in the sense that the interface is very simple, the menu options are straight forward and it loads super fast. Most importantly, it’s FREE!

Some features of the app:

  • Timeline, @mentions, DMs, favorites, following/followers, follow/unfollow, profiles
  • Quick Reply / Retweet / Favorite
  • Trending Topics / Saved searches support
  • Multiple-account support
  • Twitpic support: you can view photos without the need to open a new browser
  • Camera support! Snap a photo and send to Twitpic all in the app itself
  • Support for touch-screen phones
  • Support for QWERTY keyboard phones

Somehow Im still not able to conduct searches in the app itself. The only option available is “saved searches”.

Keep in mind that this app is supported for most of the Java enabled phones in the market.

J1CK-Tweet: Twitter for Java phones, Beta 1
For all regular keypad or QWERTY phones of all brands (Nokia, Motorola, Sony-Ericsson, LG, Samsung, Huawei)

For touchscreen phones:
Nokia touchscreen phones (eg: Nokia 5800)
Other touchscreen phones (eg: Samsung F480)

To download, point your phone browser to http://tw.j1ck.com/

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Categories: Apps, Updates

The most popular native Symbian Twitter client, Gravity has been receiving a lot of updates since it first launched back in March.

Through these few months, features added were profile viewing, twitpic previewing, instapaper support, mobipicture support, fullscreen option and many more.

The latest version of Gravity, v1.20 build 5570 was released few days ago and it adds large fonts options so that you dont have to squint your eyes reading twit updates from your friends. Other updates that come with this update: more stable API proxy, preview of flickrm yfrog and img.ly

Here’s a screenshot of the timeline with large fonts (and white theme for improved readability)

Get Gravity for your Symbian phones now (if you are still using web or any other twitter apps) at Mobileways.de now!

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Categories: Apps

Ever wished you can have an app on your mobile phone that gives you access to Facebook, Twitter, Google iCal, RSS reader, movie reviews, dictionary and many more for FREE?

Now you can! Haha… I was introduced to Snaptu yesterday and realized that they actually have a mobile app(for all sorts of phones) that gives you exactly the integration mentioned above!

I have tested in on both my N96 and 5800XPM and they both work perfectly!

Let’s have a look at Snaptu on the N96. Upon entering into Snaptu menu, you have to allow it to access the Internet to retrieve all the services. (better subscribe to an unlimited data plan for this!)

Once connected, some default widgets will be displayed and you can remove them and also add new ones from the catalog as you like.

Logging into facebook gives you access to all the status updates and your message inbox. Clicking on a status update brings you to the profile page of the friend you selected. From there you can view their photos, profile and etc. Check out the video below to know more.

Snaptu loads very well on the 5800 too! After installing, make sure you go to Settings > applications > installed apps > Snaptu > options > Suite settings and select onscreen keyboard OFF. This will allow the app to be displayed in fullscreen mode.

In these screenshots you can see the RSS widget, Twitter and also the Movie widget called MyMovies.

Watch the video below to see the smooth menu animations and also to witness how well Snaptu gives you access to Internet services.

Visit Snaptu now and download the FREE application for you mobile!

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Categories: Apps

Hi all, finally a native Twitter client is released for S60 phones like N96, N85, N79, 5800 etc.

Just launched today on their website, Gravity spots a fantastic interface and is a full featured Twitter client that supports multiple accounts, Twitter Search, Laconica and TwitPic.

What an awesome interface on the 5800. Haha… On the main screen you get access to your timeline, Twitter search, images(from your phone) and an option to add a new account.

More screens! Timeline and Replies screen… of course there are others like “followers, favourite, own tweets”

Simply click on each twit and it opens up a submenu using the accordian style effect which gives you options to reply, retweet, unfollow, and buttons to visit links mention in the twit you selected.

Here’s 2 screnshots of Gravity on non-touch S60 phones.

Check out this video below of Gravity on my 5800…. recorded using another 5800. lol

Go download the trial version of Gravity now!

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Categories: Apps

Nokia Beta Labs has recently released the beta version of Friend View. A location and micro-blogging service that helps you stay in touch with your friends and family so you can update one another with what you are doing and where you are doing it.

Here’s a video to show you how it works.

You can actually update your status… what you are doing… how you feel.. who you are meeting.. or simply just post a note and let your friends know where you are using the Friend View app on your phone or the web version of the service.

This is how it looks like on the my phone. Just installed it a few minutes ago.

You can view your friends’ updates via map view or list view under the “What’s Up” List.

If you feel like updating it via web, you can too!

See how accurate it is showing my location on the map… Lebuhraya Bukit Jalil.. thats where I am now. ahaha

Quick! Download the app and start updating your status on Friend View!
Remember to add me as a friend! My username is.. obviously… “smashpop” ahah

FriendView is currently compatible with Nokia 5320 XpressMusic, 6110 Navigator, 6210 Navigator, N95, N95 8GB, N82, N96, E71, E90, N80 and E61. Should work on all Nokia devices based on S60 3rd Edition.

Friend View on Nokia Beta Labs

Friend View via web

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Categories: Apps

Nokia Betalabs has recently launched the much awaited Nokia Chat application for Symbian phones.

This chat app takes advantage of the built-in GPS receiver so you can share your locations with your friends.

What can you do with this app? Well, you can message friends, update your status just like Twitter or your facebook status. You can also share your locationn and find friends nearby.

I am currently trying out this application and will update on my findings soon. For now, just add using my nick ’smashpop’

Get Nokia Chat here

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Categories: Apps

My freind Ben just got himself a black N82 (woot!) and it’s his first Symbian phone.

He then asked me what are the essential apps to have on an Nseries…

Well, here are the 5 ‘must have’ apps for me. (might work for u too lol)

1.
Yes I know the S60 built in browser now can view flash videos like Youtube… but it’s a lot easier if u can just skip all the browser opening, url typing and video searching. Mobitubia is very simple to use. Lists out the popular videos, featured videos and you can search for videos too.

Get it HERE.

2.
I love to chat on MSN and thanks to Mig33, I can chat all I want.. anytime anywhere! I’ve tried a lot of MSN clients and I think this is the best one for me.

Get it HERE or you can point your phone browser to http://wap.mig33.com

3.
Who doesnt love widgets? haha… Widsets allows us to install widgets of all kinds into our lil multimedia computers…(eg:wikipedia, weather, blogs, flickr etc). Search thru the library of widgets and pick them and wallah! They appear on your phone screen!(of course u need a data connection to do this)

Get it HERE.

4.
The built in browser is good, but there ARE some things that it cannot do. Therefore it’s better to have another browser and the best browser for mobile now happens to be Opera.

Get it HERE.

5.
I love Twitter and this is the mobile app for it. It’s called Twibble. With it you can send twitters, direct message your Twitter friends, reply messages and more.

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