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Nokia ditches SNS app

Nokia ditches SNS app

Nokia has confirmed that it will never release a finalised version of its Messaging for Social Networks application.

Although this move may suggest that the Finnish manufacturer has wasted its time with the development thus far, it says that it has decided to make the functions of the intended app a core part of the upcoming Nokia N8 smartphone.

The messaging app essentially combined access to both Twitter and Facebook in a single interface and a beta testing version of the app was already being used by some Nokia customers.

There are separate applications for both of these popular social networking sites available from the Ovi Store, but the unifying convenience offered by the Messaging for Social Networks app will definitely be missed.

Nokia fans will have to wait for the arrival of the Symbian 3 platform, which will make its first appearance on the N8, in order to experience the converged social networking functions.

Nokia is set to follow in the footsteps of its competitors with location sharing and other modern social networking functions.

The news of the app's cancellation has not received a positive response from Nokia users, with many expressing their opinions on the firm's official forums.

"I have only used Nokia phones all my life, but the disappointment with N97 and Nokia's policy against existing products and their users is unacceptable," wrote one customer, sentiments echoed by many others.

Nokia is clearly making the right decision to create social networking integration for Symbian 3 which will match up to similar systems created by the likes of HTC and Motorola, but excluding its existing customers may continue to create tension.

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