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Talkonaut – Jabber on my Nokia E61

I finally found a free instant messenger client that talks Jabber: Talkonaut (via e61iblog), after trying out various things including mig33 and EQO, which promised IM (as a side effect of cheap/free voip calls) but didn’t deliver what I wanted.

Unlike these others, Talkonaut was easy and quick to download, and didn’t require registration for any other service I don’t want. It worked fine chatting to a couple of people on gmail, but did seem to seem to lose the wifi connection after a while. I haven’t tried it via GPRS yet, or the very occasional 3G signal I get.

It’s Java, so should work on lots of phones.

Nokia Web Browser – the missing manual

I can’t believe I only just found out that * and # zoom in and out in the Nokia browser on my E61.  Very useful!

Now, how can I open a link in a new window? I know that the site can trigger this, but I want to do it when I want… No more linear web browsing! Anybody know?

Nokia E61 vs Nokia 9500

I “upgraded” my Nokia 9500 and chose the E61 to replace it. The E61’s nice and light in comparison to the brick that is the 9500, and does have some good improvements, but other features are lacking. The 9500 runs Symbian 7 on the Series 80 platform, whereas the E61 runs Symbian 9.1 on Series 60 3rd edition. I guess these were developed by different groups without a common spec, so they had different interpretations of the important features.

Anyway, here’s what I like more about the E61: Continue reading ‘Nokia E61 vs Nokia 9500’