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Nokia Drop sends links, photos from desktop to phone

Nokia has released a beta application that lets people send links and photos from their desktop browser to their Symbian handsets.Dubbed Nokia Drop, the experimental app is similar to Google's 'Chrome to Phone' service for Android users.
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Written by David Meyer, Freelance reporter on

Nokia has released a beta application that lets people send links and photos from their desktop browser to their Symbian handsets.

Dubbed Nokia Drop, the experimental app is similar to Google's 'Chrome to Phone' service for Android users. According to a post published on the Nokia blog on Wednesday, Nokia Drop was built using the cross-platform Qt framework. In addition to being usable for sending URLs and image files, the service can also be used to remotely change the handset's wallpaper.

As with Chrome to Phone, Nokia Drop uses a browser extension, although Nokia's system supports Firefox as well as Chrome. Unlike Google's system, Nokia Drop also requires the installation of a special client on the user's handset, from which links can be opened — Chrome to Phone just automatically fires up the relevant webpage in the Android browser.

Nokia Drop is available for free, and the company is encouraging feedback to its Beta Labs team. The following S60 5th Edition and Symbian^3 handsets will support Nokia Drop: N8-00, C6-01, C7-00, E7-00, X6-00, 5228, 5230, 5235, 5530, C6-00, N97 and N97 mini.

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