The Nokia Facebook application … that’s just a bookmark

Not Facebook

If you regularly check the Download application on your Nokia devices you might have recently seen the addition of Facebook as I did. I was pretty excited to see this as I’ve been expecting something since Nokia and Facebook announced a relationship many moons ago …

To my disappointment, however, the Facebook “application” downloaded and installed yet when launched, my web browser opened and I was taken to the existing site I already have bookmarked! I have to say I find this type of thing a tad deceptive as it totally misinforms the consumer experience and could probably have been solved with a tweak in the firmware update I recently completed. If the goal was to get me in the browser why not just add the bookmark automatically …

Facebook is not the first time I’ve seen this. Nokia’s own MOSH service installed in the same manner … only opening the browser. The only advantage I can see to this method of installation (ahem) is that I can choose the bookmark as an application from Handy Taskman and also easily add it as a homescreen shortcut. Of course, as expected this does not see the open tab I’ve already got going for Facebook and just opens another … further wasting my time and reducing system resources.

It’s hard not to be critical of this stuff … it’s lame.

21 comments for “The Nokia Facebook application … that’s just a bookmark

  1. Ali
    1/7/2009 at 9:07 am
  2. Jay
    2/21/2009 at 6:16 pm

    Upgraded my software 200.21.118 and the app (misleading as it is) has disappeared?

    Know where i can get it?

  3. 2/21/2009 at 10:15 pm

    the bookmark / application should be in the Download! application

  4. Jay
    3/3/2009 at 2:13 pm

    nope not there anymore? was handy to have the icon to take you straight there…

  5. 3/3/2009 at 2:45 pm

    very strange – I see it on all my devices in Download

  6. Dania
    3/13/2009 at 12:04 am


  7. Jay
    4/8/2009 at 3:43 pm

    Where do u guys see it? I refresh every time I go in…
    Not in Applications, Office, Freetime, Communication… weird

  8. 4/8/2009 at 3:56 pm

    I see it in the Applications folder (first one) within Download

  9. 4/8/2009 at 8:10 pm

    It's not showing in my Download! anymore

  10. 4/9/2009 at 11:55 am

    I checked again on the E71 last night and the Facebook “app” seems to have been removed ….

  11. tateblaze
    4/9/2009 at 2:36 pm


  12. Scotcruz
    4/9/2009 at 3:57 pm

    it depends on the firmware on the phone.. if you updated the software recently, then it wont show up on Downloads.. this is pish..

  13. tateblaze
    4/9/2009 at 6:36 pm

    I stumbled upon this a while ago, and had the same disappointment. S60 as mature as it is should be ashamed to have last dips on social networking apps.. really Nokia get your act together. I love your hardware but your software and sdk program is astoundingly behind the times.

  14. Scotcruz
    4/9/2009 at 7:57 pm

    it depends on the firmware on the phone.. if you updated the software recently, then it wont show up on Downloads.. this is pish..

  15. HS
    1/19/2010 at 1:17 pm

    You may also try the third party Socially app ( on Nokia phones. Lets you post to & see Facebook + Twitter + LinkedIn status and profile photos of callers when phone rings – something like social callerID

  16. 5/12/2011 at 9:49 am

    and LinkedIn today announced the availability of a version of
    LinkedIn that’s compatible with Nokia’s Symbian handsets. The new
    application for Nokia’s Symbian devices allows users LinkedIn features such as Connections, Reconnect, Updates,
    Invitations, Inbox and Search.

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