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PPTP VPN Clent for (Nokia) Symbian S60 3rd edition

I rather get a free app from Nokia than pay for some thrid party app, which should’ve been part of the package from the start. But I found a PPTP VPN Clent for (Nokia) Symbian S60 (3rd edition).

SymVPN 1.00 for S60 3rd edition

SymVPN - Compatible Devices

SymVPN - FAQ

€29.95 EUR is definitely not a reasonable price for it...

Update : If the app included OpenVPN/SSL support this price and app would be perfect. However that might not happen because OpenVPN is Open Source and SymVPN is not.


Edit Saturday, 9th April 2011: I do have to give these guys credit for supporting the Symbian platform. Even if they slightly raise their prices it would be worth it, provided code quality and support is increased along with it.

Nokia E71 - Pros & Cons

After using my new Nokia E71 for a few days these are my thoughts...

Pros

Hardware:
1. Superb battery life.
2. Build quality is reference standard, very well designed.
3. Slim balanced form factor, weight/size ratio really helps in one hand typing.
4. WiFi/WLAN, FM, GPS, 3G.
5. Big enough screen.

Software:
1. Very fast OS and fast user interface.
2. Last.FM Mobbler and Nokia Internet Radio apps shine on the E71.
3. Symbian S60 vast apps ecosystem is the key.

Cons

Hardware:
1. No option to buy non-regionalized (keyboard) models. Arabic (in White, easy to see) with English (in Blue, very hard to see) is really killing the expereince for me. Will replace keypad with aftermarket keypad first chance I get.
2. Keyboard keys could've been slightly larger, but this debate will never stop. My opinion Blackberry got the sweet spot right, just copy that!
3. Fingerprints, smudges dirty the entire sharp look of the phone.
4. Loudspeaker should've been louder and stereo. They help in noisy biz s…