We'd love to think this will reverse Nokia's fortunes, but it's unlikely
I've always felt that Symbian based phones are better than they're normally given credit for, and not just because I still miss my wonderful Psion 5mx. By far and away the best thing about Symbian isn't even on the phone, but the Nokia Suite for Windows.
Once known as Ovi Suite this software brings all of the useful information and tools on your phone onto the Desktop. No more tapping out messages on tiny keyboards as you can type properly. I even recorded a video showing how here. And, finally, you can read picture messages sent to you.
The sad thing is that this is unlikely to reverse the decline of Symbian in the face of Android and iOS. What's even worse for me is that I don't think the equivalent exists for either of those platforms. If you know of any, do let me know in the comments below.
I did try using the Samsung software with my wife's Galaxy Ace but ended up synchronising photos with it connected as a USB storage device. As Windows is intelligent enough to skip existing files I can simply select all the photos and copy them across. It takes a little longer but it's been a reliable way of working.
This update should be offered automatically by the Nokia Suite if you already have it installed. Otherwise you can download it from my download review here.
And yes, I've called my phone Faramir. What can I say, I'm a geek who loves Lord of the Rings.
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