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Yet more recommended apps for the Nokia E71x

As a follow-up to my series of posts about software for the Nokia E71x phone, I’m going to list a couple more applications that I am actively using on my phone.

1) Qik :- Qik.com is a service that allows you to stream live over the internet. Wherever you are, just fire up the Qik application (once you have an free account with them) and you will be broadcasting live over the internet! My Qik.com url is http://qik.com/janetalkstech and you can check their site to see if they have an app for your phone!

2) Google Mobile Applications :- Google pretty much has mobile versions of their web page, but they also have downloadable mobile applications for a lot of their web applications. Most recently, they have released a Google Voice application for Android and Blackberry devices. However, I have downloaded the Gmail and Google Maps applications for my Symbian phone. Visit http://m.google.com and browse the applications for anything that catches your fancy. Best thing about Google’s applications is the zero price you pay. Win-win, IMHO.

3) Merriam Webster :- I purchased a license for a Merriam Webster dictionary application from Penreader.com (or http://penreader.mobi on your mobile device) and I did this because I have a lust for words and like learning new things daily! Seriously. I’m subscribed to the Word of the Day email lists for both Dictionary.com and Merriam-Webster so getting the dictionary application was a worthwhile investment, especially since a lot of the free eBooks I’ve downloaded contain highfalutin’ words. 🙂

PS: On a girly note, I’m willing to try out Skinny Jeans for once. 🙂

PPS: Please see my previous Nokia E71x posts on more recommended applications for your new Symbian S60 device and on tweaking the Nokia E71x phone.

More apps for the Nokia E71x phone

This is a continuation of my post about must-have applications for the Nokia E71x phone that’s currently exclusive to AT & T. This phone’s parent (the E71) has been modified by AT & T extensively to utilize their products and those of their affiliates. I talked about how to get rid of the pesky ATT applications that you couldn’t care less for and now, I’m going to talk about things that you should think about getting for your E71x phone once you have it!

1) Olive Tree Bible Reader software:- This site has a free bible reader application as well as scores of .pdb books that you can use the Bible Reader software to read. After installing this piece of software, I can’t believe I purchased a Bible Reader when Olive Tree’s bible reader software was already free with more books that you can ask for!

2) Mobipocket Free eBook reader software:- This is a free eBook reader for a wide variety of mobile devices that you can install and use to read free/purchased eBook from the Mobipocket.com website. Right now, I’ve installed over 100 free eBooks from their website and between the free OliveTree and Mobipocket applications, I’ll have enough brain fodder to last awhile.

PS: Check my posts on Tweaking the Nokia E71x phone, more apps for the Nokia phone and my latest Nokia E71x post on yet more applications. Cheers!

Tweaking the Nokia E71x

So, i think I’ve finally gotten my E71x phone right where I want it: using more free apps than paid-for apps, using Wifi vs. AT & T’s service and being productive while away from my laptop. Before making the switch to a Symbian system, I worried about interoperability with my laptop and I am very pleased to report that the Nokia PC Suite has truly rocked my world by being even better than my Windows Mobile Device center. My appointments, contacts, tasks and files sync back and forth with an ease that makes me wonder why I didn’t try out a Symbian OS earlier.

I confess to having some reservations initially because so-called power users gave scathing reviews of the Nokia E71x phone. I agree with their assessments primarily because that out-of-box experience is littered with the equivalent of PC bloatware/crapware/craplets. For someone who purchased a Wifi-enabled device, the lengths A T & T went to to ensure that your applications went through their portal is mindboggling. However, I got this device under ‘special’ circumstances and I was determined to use my phone’s capabilities to the maximum!

right now, I’ve got the following applications installed on my phone:

  1. X-plore: You need thi program to aid in systematically removing the trials and demos that litter the phone system. Please support these developers because they are invaluable to the ecosystem of mobile devices. 🙂
  2. Emoze: i like checking my email when away from my laptop so this was a no-brainer for me to get. Don’t bother with XpressMail because it’s an AT & T offering. The odds are in favor of XpressMail being preconfigured to use A T & T’s service/data plan. The free version is limited to 1 account and for less than 10 a year, you can upgrade so you can view/send emails from multiple accounts. It’s totally worth it!.
  3. ShoZu: this program is a little killer application that has become an important hub on the train of social networking. It is linked to a lot of sites and I use it daily to post updates/pictures/videos to sites lik Flickr, Smugmug, Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Blip.tv, Picasa Web Albums, and many more!
  4. Google Maps: A must-have for anyone on the go a lot. I recently used it when I was lost downtown and I was thoroughly impressed by the street view and the receiver strength of my phone.

I would keep going, but my thumbs need a break. 🙂 In short, this phone is a great device. Short and sweet.
PPS: Please see my previous Nokia E71x posts on more recommended applications for your new Symbian S60 device and on tweaking the Nokia E71x phone.