Monday, October 09, 2006
Instant Messaging on the E61
If you have an unbranded e61 instant messaging is not preinstalled but youll notice that there are a few options for instant messaging but in reality we are very limited to the options we have at least with options that work 100% to my satisfaction.. if you have the the e62 released by cingular you dont have this issue..anywho I reviewed the available options we have..
- EQO first I tried EQO Mobile , but the application was bugy, slow and it crashed a few times..here is a comment trail on the issues the e61 encountered with EQO however they are working on it and hope that they will have this sorted out soon..since EQO is a cool little app
-Agile Messenger second I read about Agile messenger on e-series and gave it a try.. so far it works pretty well except for the loud alarm and the $30 price tag?! I have it for a 7 day trial but not looking fwd to paying $30 for an instant messenger application
-Mabber third I tried Mabber which integrates all the messengers I use but the layout and application itself is not user friendly and it takes too many steps to get to things.. so its being unistalled
-Noot Mobile fourth I tried Noot Mobile but I did not like its web base interface and it was odd not to be able to use the keys to do simple things like Send...rather I had to use the pointer and kept refreshing.. there was no alerts that alerted me of new messages and it seem to drain the battery a bit quicker..Ed of E-series found it odd as well
-Nimbuzz lastly I tried Nimbuzz- which only offers msn and google..but I couldnt figure out the gtalk part? I only got msn to work.. so I uninstalled this one as well...
you know the saying "you get what you pay for?" I guess that is the case here for now...
Even though Agile charges $30 for their messenger is the only one out there I would consider if you want easy reliable Instant messaging.. however if EQO comes in second and if it fixes those e61 bugs I would say they would be my #1 choice.. but for now I have the 7 day trial on Agile..
after agile trial was over it was uninstalled, I was patiently waiting for news from EQO on the fixes for the e61.. well its here -the nokia e61 issues fixed - as i mentioned on my previous post are fixed...so far so good its working great.. enjoy
Posted by Sam Gonzales at 8:28 PM