Today I’m playing with the apps. Not the regular ones that come with every Symbian S60 device, but with few apps that Nokia’s WOM World folks pre-loaded on the E71 that was sent to me. Without further ado, let’s start:
- First comes the Advanced Call Manager, a handy tool for those that receive tons of calls every day and need some way to get through the clutter. The app allows creation of black, white and custom lists, and setting of an appropriate action for each of the lists defined. For instance, you can reject, divert calls, or mute the ringer for those in the black list; or send personalized SMS or play personalized greeting for those in the white list. I can see this being handy for many folks, but since I don’t receive that many calls, I doubt I’ll be using the Advanced Call Manager.
- Then there’s We:offset, a Nokia’s application designed to help users do their bit for the environment. Basically it’s a mobile CO2 emission offsetting tool. As I’m trialing the E71 for two weeks, again this won’t be something I’ll use. However, if you’re an eco-aware person (and everyone should be in this time) who at the same time travels a lot, this will be a neat reminder-app to keep you always in the loop on how much greenhouse gases your travels produce.
- Finally, there’s SkyeQuiKey – a must-have for every E71 owner. The ultra-useful application lets you quickly find Contacts, Applications, Bookmarks, etc. using direct key presses from the device’s idle screen. Now when I need to call someone, I just type first few letter of the person’s name and voila – I get his name on the screen. It’s that simple!
That’s it for today. Tomorrow I’ll be pairing the Nokia E71 with my Stowaway Sierra Bluetooth keyboard in order to write an actual article with it. Stay tuned…