Owners of Series 40 devices looking for an easy way to access favorite local and international news can take advantage of the features and capabilities that the Nokia Reader application has to offer.
Currently available only in a beta flavor, the Nokia Reader for Series 40 devices can deliver updated news to handsets without draining the battery life.
The application takes advantage of Nokia Notifications, which was designed the use data connection only when actually needed. The feature heavily relies on work done by backend servers.
With Nokia Reader, users can easily select various news sources in the online directory of major news organizations, based on their location.
Furthermore, users living in major cities will also be able to select news that come from providers specific to the area.
Users can also add Nokia Reader to their homescreens, in a simple manner. Touch and hold on an area on the display, select Personalise view, choose where to have Nokia Reader placed, select the app from the list, hit done and select yes when it is asked to save the changes.
News will be delivered from the moment the app is launched, and users will be able to view them in the Nokia Xpress Browser with a few simple clicks.
“One of the great features of Nokia Reader is that your articles are stored in a cloud and based on your Nokia account. This means that if you switch to another Series 40 device, than you can still access all your articles on the new device,” a post on Nokia Conversations reads.
The Nokia Reader for Series 40 devices is available for download for touch and type handsets and has already been tested on Nokia C2-02, Nokia X3-02, Nokia C3-01, Nokia Asha 303 and Nokia Asha 300.
However, users should keep in mind that this is only a beta release, which means that it might still have glitches that will affect the experience with it. Have a look at how the application works in the video embedded below. The Nokia Reader can be found on Softpedia on this page.