What works (as of April 2014):
- Nokia Mail
- Nokia Maps (online and offline location)
- Downloading Offline Maps
- Nokia Music
- Nokia Social client for Twitter and Facebook
- Nokia Store (downloading Symbian apps)
- Nokia Sync (for contacts, notes, calendar events)
- Nokia Trailers
- Installing Qt components from Smart Installer
- Nokia Battery Monitor site (Betalabs experiment) the app still works
- Nokia Check-In Service from Maps
- Installing dictionary files (certificates have expired)
- Nokia Drop (Betalabs experiment)
- Nokia Gig Finder (Betalabs experiment)
- Nokia Internet Radio
- Installing language files (certificates have expired)
- Nokia Own Voice site for creating voice packs for Nokia Drive
- Nokia Pulse (Betalabs experiment)
- Nokia Weather Service from Nokia Maps Suite
- Nokia Wellness Diary (Betalabs experiment)
- Nokia World Gaze servers for providing a more accurate geography (Betalabs experiment)
While the store is still working, developers cannot submit updates or new apps for Symbian or Meego. One great alternative is AppList, which can safely replace Nokia Store for your Nokia Belle phone, as it works fast and looks beautiful and even has more features. The best part is that all the apps are of high quality.
Social Networking Client
I don’t know whether it concerns the Symbian Nokia Social Client as well, but it seems that the Asha Social app will no longer work: http://www.nokia.com/gb-en/support/product/302/faq/?action=singleTopic&topic=FA142793
Even though the client is slow sometimes, it is useful for getting the profile picture and linking the Facebook/Twitter profile to contacts. It also allows status updates from that person to be displayed in the Contacts app.
You can check out Tweetian, the best Twitter client, which also happens to be free. You can also try TwimGo (free), TweetS60, or Tweeties these two cost).
As for Facebook, there aren’t really any good apps for it that are free, but there are fMobi, Magarmuchh, which aren’t expensive. You can also try to access the mobile website for Facebook with a browser, but the experience is not really satisfying. Maybe you could try the Facebook Mobile Qt app, which may improve a bit the speed, but for the client that iOS and Android can acces with a browser, you’ll have to buy Facebook Qt, which comes at a good price. Beware using Facebook clients on a mobile data connection, as this network uses a lot of data to load photos.
And then, there’s Gravity, which costs a lot, but is the ultimate Social Networks client, as it includes Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Google News (not sure of this one, because it has been discontinued), Staus.net, Sina Weibo.
It even allows access and lets you upload pictures to Flickr and TwitPic and get liks links from Instapaper, Readability and del.icio.us. It features a custom keyboard for easier typing and dark/light themes.
The latest Map Data is 00.02.50.103, released on 03/07/2013, and it probably won’t be updated.
However, if you delete your “cities” folder and restart the Map app, you can choose to be online and cache the latest data in the region you browse. The map will be searchable and functional, even without connection, once you’ve explored the region. Please backup your cities folder if you consider doing this.
Nokia Internet Radio
Stuart Howarth has created cuteRadio as a replacement for Internet Radio.
Dictionary and Language Files
Since the certificates have expired, the only way to install more languages for your phone is to travel back in time or hack your phone. I have explained the techniques on the Tutorials page.