Nokia has just announced an official LinkedIn app for Symbian handsets, just in time for the platform to be phased out. With it, users can conduct searches on the professional social network, send and recieve status updates, check direct messages, manage connection requests, and use reconnect to find folks you probably know on the network based on existing contacts and previous work experience.
This social network differs from most in that it’s primarily used for folks who want to connect a professional level – that means work experience and recommendations are a big part of LinkedIn, but there are plenty of tie-ins with Twitter and blogs, if you feel like getting a little more personal.
Although the app might seem a little late to the party, LinkedIn only got on Android last month. By comparison, Facebook has had an official Symbian client since the summer of 2009, while Twitter users are still relying on third-party apps like Gravity. There’s still no LinkedIn app for Windows Phone 7, though they’ve already made a WinMo client that should be easy enough to port.
If you’re packing a Symbian handset, LinkedIn can be found in the Ovi Store.