S60 Getting Started
These are the resources that I point people to:
- All About Symbian - S60 3rd edition essentials.
- S60 Freeware
- Using your 3650 as a Mobile Office (link has died, see http://archive.org/ copy)
- What's on Russell Beattie's 7650 and 6600
- Symbian Wiki
- Using your 3650 as a GPRS modem
- Sharing your PC's internet connection with your phone over Bluetooth, simple approach for 7650/3650/N-Gage etc. and less trivial approach for other phones and OS X and Linux boxes
- GnuBox also provides a simple way to use your PC's broadband (adsl/cable etc.) connection from your phone via a bluetooth or usb connection, this works for UIQ Phones too!
- Mazzanet's how-to for connecting your phone to the internet via Bluetooth and a Linux box, and sending/receiving files between your phone and your PC
- Getting the most out of S60 - by Nokia's Christian Lindholm
- i-Symbian's Serious Tools for 6600
- Steve Litchfield's Top N-Gage power user tips
- Erik's 7610 Journey of discovery
- S60 Phones and Linux
- Get and play media on your Symbian Smartphone - a quick guide to using video and MP3s with your S60 smartphone
- The Symplification Nokia 7610 User Guide.
- Simon Judge's freeware list
The majority of the applications mentioned will work on any S60 device, so a tip for the 6630 will generally also apply to the 3650, N-Gage, SX-1, 6680, or any of the other Specific Phones in the S60 family. Series 60 Tips and Tricks covers some useful things to get the most from your S60 phone. One thing to watch for is that applications for S60 release 3 (most Nseries, Eseries and 2006 onwards releases) will not work on S60 release 1 or 2 phones (and vice versa), due to a change in binary format for release 3; the phone specifications on Specific Phones should indicate the appropriate S60 release.
For GPRS settings, it's generally far simpler to use the automated services provided by the phone manufacturers' sites, Nokia's for instance will SMS the correct settings for your phone and network to you, which is far less error prone than entering them by hand. See also the Nokia USA Configurator.
The Must Have Apps are listed in these articles, I'd also strongly recommend getting a Bluetooth dongle for your PC, Jon's Bluetooth guide is certainly the most comprehensive article on setting up this device that I've seen and used. Sadly, however the Widcomm driver update and setup section has been culled by lawyers. The Widcomm drivers supplied with most Bluetooth devices are generally woefully out of date (and buggy) and there rarely appears to be an upgrade path to more recent versions, if possible avoid these drivers.