Two days ago, I gave Nokia Messaging for Social Networks Beta a try on my Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. This application will help Nokia users to keep update with the social media services — in this case Facebook and Twitter. Of course, it’s still in beta so I should not expect too much.
The installation process was easy and I didn’t have any problems. Everything was smooth. This early preview is available on the Nokia N97, Nokia N97 Mini, Nokia 5530, Nokia 5800, and the Nokia X6 devices. Go to messaging.nokia.com if you want to see applications from Nokia Messenging for your device.
After having this application installed, I used it right away. When running the application for the first time, I got this welcome screen:
I use Twitter more than Facebook. First, I use the Twitter feature. Here’s the login sreen:
I am not sure what’s wrong but it took time to load the timeline screen after logging in. It might be the internet connection. Or, was it because the application was pretty heavy? Not sure. I wait for few seconds, and finally I got my Twitter timeline. I spent another few seconds to explore the screen. There are some icons related to Twitter menus like icons for home, direct message, friend list, ‘mentioned’, etc. Looks good. Some features did not work yet. Still many “Comming soon” notification there. But, I think I can see how it will look like.
I haven’t found super feature here. I mean, as a Twitter (and Nokia) user, I couldn’t decide right away whether this is the application I really want. Again, it’s still in very early development stage. The design is smooth and I think I like it. It seems that there are some unfinished design elements like some jaggy corner — or was it my phone?
I didn’t continue exploring the Facebook feature from this application. I stopped on the Facebook home screen — even it was not fully loaded. I closed this application.
If it’s related to how I work with Twitter and Facebook using my mobile device, right now I’m really satisfied with Gravity. Seriously, I think Gravity is much better than this Nokia’s social network application. I think Gravity has the ‘this is it!’ features. Multiple accounts, GPS integration, send photos to some photo sharing services, even Google Reader. Right now, Nokia and Gravity is a really great combination. I must say that I’m curious about the Nokia Messaging development. Anyway, if you want to find out some features offered, a video is available. So, Nokia… surprise me! :D