Nokia Ends Messaging for Social Networks Beta
Nokia has pulled the plug on its Messaging for Social Networks client, an application that brought Facebook and Twitter together on a handful of the company’s smartphones. Never offered in any form other than beta, the social networking app will lend some of its features to Espoo’s upcoming Symbian^3-powered N8 smartphone, such as contact-linking, update hubs, and location-tagging.
Unfortunately for current users of the application, Nokia is killing it server-side, meaning that functionality has already ceased even if the program remains in storage. Commenters on Nokia’s Messaging blog seem none too happy with this turn of events, with some claiming that there are currently no good Twitter alternatives for Symbian to replace NMSN. For its part, Nokia only steers users to alternate Facebook clients, but does not offer any suggestions for folks trying to get their tweet on.