I’m here at a nearby wi-fi hotspot trying out Scribe for the first time on my E61i (because I’m too cheap to pay for 3G).

Its current version is definitely bare, but if you’re able to read this post, then Scribe has done its job. Everything, from the text to categories to tags, was done through Scribe.

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Generally, I don’t bother making news posts about developments in the S60 world because (1), I don’t want to merely repeat what pretty much every other symbian/mobile blog has already posted, and (2), this isn’t my job. 😛 But this time, I think I’ll make an exception.

A few days ago, Ewan of SMS Text News posted about Scribe, a WordPress client for S60 phones developed by Jay Fenton. Just yesterday (Or is it today? I’m in GMT+08:00!), Jay finally posted the link to a working version of it! I’ve yet to try it though because I wanted to post about it right away.

Without further ado, get the app here: http://scribe.na.nu/

Just follow the instructions and you’ll be blogging on WordPress from your phone in no time! And according to Jay, Scribe will work with any blog engine that supports the metaWeblog and MovableType APIs. How awesome is that? Note that it’s still in beta, so there’s bound to be a few quirks.

I don’t know you, but good job, Jay!

I’ll probably make another post with some screenshots of my own as soon as I’m able to give Scribe a spin. Let’s hope it all works out. In the meantime, you can check out Ewan’s post for screenshots and more details.

For today, I decided to share some bright themes that work well enough with the E61i. All credit goes to the author only known as Ivanov.

 

Crystal by Ivanov:

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Some more themes for the E61i coming your way! I’ve got blue ones for today.

 

Saku by Ivanov

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It has always frustrated me that so many themes for S60 3rd Edition don’t work so well on the E61i because of its landscape orientation. That’s probably why I decided to start sharing some themes I’ve collected that, from my experience, look good on the E61i. I got these themes from various blogs and message boards, so they might not be new to some of you though.

For today’s set, here are some of my favorite dark-colored S60 themes.

 

WM6 Black by Flahorn:

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My E61i and its standby screen!

In the previous post, I went through some of my favorite built-in features of the Nokia E61i. This one, on the other hand, covers most of my favorite add-on applications, whether they are freeware, commercial, or from Nokia itself.

Freeware:

  • Opera Mini – This is definitely one of the best mobile web browsers available (and it’s not just for Symbian!). Its best feature is that Opera’s servers first compress the web page being viewed before sending it back to the phone, making it much more cost-effective than the built-in browser.
  • Truphone – Truphone is an awesome VoIP service that let’s you make FREE calls to landlines and mobiles in countries such as the U.S. Unfortunately, it’ll only be free until the end of February. Truphone-to-Truphone calls will always be free though!

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