Slick IM Client for Symbian OS | Application Download
Whether you are a all chillin’ gal or a totally groovin’ guy, you need friends or buddies. Not only that, since you were born and started to get out of momma’s couch I am sure all of you made friends. Then you hit childhood right? Bunked classes, cheated on the exams, played Frisbee or football together with your friends. Your first mobile might be a Nokia 8250 or a Siemens A10 with a calculator like display and most of you took your friends to the shop to buy them just like I did. Some of those childhood friends are still with you and some are lost in the transition of being a man or taking up responsibilities of your family.
Now when you are at work in the office you don’t get friends but only colleagues and you know you miss your best friend or your dearest one who might be living in a different country, with different people or in your country working his/her butt off just like you. Work won’t let you get in facebook (unless via FaceBook on symbian!) or msn messenger so that you can chat to them when you are free or even when you are not free. Bloody firewalls! No matter wherever you are, stay connected to your friends, families or even your foes (…maybe) with this next free application I am going to publish!
The Slick IM Client for Symbian!
Yepp! That is the exact name of this symbian application through which you will be connected with your online or offline friends through MSN messenger or AOL, ICQ and Yahoo messenger or any other messenger for that fact. Slick is an “all in one” social messenger with rich features which can save you money and can be quite exciting. Not only that, through the new Slick IM client you will be able to group talk or conference talk on the go straight from your mobile using internet data connectivity and nothing else.
The wonders of Nokia mobile phones is certainly its user friendly graphical user interface (or GUI) and the ability of its engine to efficiently use the operating system, mainly the open source Symbian OS. This particular messenger have two things which it seems to keep in mind when it was built for the first time, ease of use and rich features.
Most of the times when you mix those two you get neither of them. Either you end up with a memory eating monster or you end up with a simple IM client which only lets you talk through MSN or Yahoo! which really is not utilizing the capability of a Nokia smartphone like the high end devices from S60 N-Series or E-Series. Nokia N95 was a total success for Nokia but one thing that even that fantastic pda like handset or mobile phone lacked was the ability of it to communicate through different external protocols.
Slick IM client deminishes that entirely and lets you use your smartphones to the fullest. With the Slick IM application installed on your symbian 3rd edition devices you will be able to talk in real time to your friends no matter how far they, whether they are using a desktop, laptop or a Nokia like you makes no difference to what Slick IM can provide you at your end. Want to share a picture which you just took through your high end 5 mb or 3.2 mb camera of the phone?
No problem, just click and send through the IM and your friend talking to you on the other end of the world will get it pronto. Of course the speed of the file transfers entirely depends on the ability of your phone modem, so if you have a basic GPRS modem you will get around 10KBps speed. If you are on any other faster and more advanced devices like the Nokia N73 or N80, N95, N78, N96, E90, E61 etc then you will probably have the EDGE or 3G wireless modem built inside your phone, thus letting you use the total speed your network carrier like AT&T Wireless or Orange Mobile Uk. Additionally, you can also send and receive animated images, mp3 quality sound clips or audio files, zip files, midi files, office documents etc. Virtually anything you want to send can be transferred if your friend on the other hand supports it.
With the Slick instant messenger installed in your phone memory you will not have to display that you are from Slick in your status message in MSN messenger. Slick also supports AIM, ICQ, Google Chat, Jabber, Yahoo! Messenger beside the most widely used MSN Messenger. Just like in the laptop or PC, when a member signs in you will get a notification alert and the same goes for any incoming messages.
Slick also lets you control the sound options from low to a very high. You can turn on or off the IM history depending on how you want it to be. If you are unsure about privacy then my personal opinion is to turn that feature off cause IM histories can be quite personal for some people. It also offers offline message sending, though it depends on what protocol you are using and if that particular protocol supports it or not. You also have the funny emoticons support for all the IM protocols which makes the conversations very lively and fun. I love emoticons btw, what about you?
Updated October 6th 2009:
The updated version of SLICK Messenger version 0.54 is now available for you to enjoy. Feel free to check out the new version below.
Updated 29th March 2010:
Here is another updated version of the Slick IM Client completely customized and modded with new skins or themes and sounds. You can view a preview of the new customized interface of the new customized Slick IM Client below:
Slick is also compatible with a load full devices of Nokia 3rd edition symbian OS 9.1 phones including the Nokia N91, N92, N93, N95, N96, N82, N81, N80, N78, N77, N75, N76, N73, N72, N71, 5700 Xpress Music, 5710, 5500 Sport, 3250, 6120, 6121, 6290, E50, E51, E60, E61, E62, E65, E70, E66, E71, E90, 6110 etc. The updated version will also work with Nokia N97 and 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen phones.
All major GSM and CDMA networks including AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile, Orange Mobile UK, Rogers, Vodafone, Virgin Mobile UK, Hutch, Telstra, Telenor, AllTel, Sprint, Criket, Optus, Verizon Wireless, MTN, Airtel etc are supported. Please subscribe to the RSS feed before downloading this fantastic application to your phone. Godspeed!