The old times are long gone when Nokia phones used to rule the mobile phone market. Nokia was the largest and most successful mobile company, with everyone using their Symbian mobile phones (specially the S40, S60 and more recent N8/N9 range). The time has changed and the mobile market is captured by Android, iPhone and Windows devices. However there are still a few people who still use Nokia Symbian phones. These people though use an outdated device, however they don’t want to loose out on latest applications. Well they have full right to remain connected with their loved ones. They also want to use all the instant messaging applications.
When it comes to instant messaging apps, Whatsapp does work on Nokia Symbian phones. However with everyone now switching to Telegram messenger (as it is considered better than Whatsapp), the people using Nokia also have to start using this app if they want to remain connected with their loved ones. The reason people want to try out Telegram app is pretty simple, it offers much more features than any other instant messaging app.
- Telegram is an open source. They have released API support which means that developers can go ahead and make apps for any device.
- Telegram is faster and more secure
- Option for secret chat (messages can get deleted automatically after a set time). Great if you don’t want to leave a trace about your chat!
- Send big files (and any files upto 1GB in size) – pictures and videos. Learn how ?
- Group chat with more than 200 people
So does Telegram really have app for Nokia Symbian Mobiles ?
Nope, telegram does not have any official application for Nokia Symbian devices. However that said, since the app is open source developers can go ahead and build clients for different platforms which includes Nokia Symbian. I searched the internet looking for apps working on Nokia phones.
Infact I found one app made for Nokia phones (it was a Java based Telegram application) and people have confirmed that it does work out for them.
- Refer to this article to get Telegram app for Nokia Phones (Download link removed currently, as it got infected. Will post the jar file soon – Telegram Java App)
- Found working for Nokia mobiles including S40, S60
- Works for few Nokia Asha Phones
- Please note that this is an unofficial release, so please use it at your own risk (or consult with people at forum about this).
How to use Telegram on Nokia Symbian Phone ?
If the above does not work out for you, then don’t get sad as you can still use Telegram on your Symbian phone (by using a simple tutorial). How, lets find out.
Some days back, I posted about “Webogram” and how you can use Telegram app online using your browser. Well that holds true for mobiles as well.
You can use Telegram online client in your Blackberry browser.
- Open this link for Webogram
On the screen click “Start messaging“.
They will ask to enter your phone number. Enter your number with country code.
Click next and they will send a code to your phone.
They will check the code and open up the app on your browser. Start chatting.
For features about this online telegram app, please read this article. If you face any difficulty using the Webogram on Nokia mobile, then please let us know in the comment section. I will try to help you out.
Request for official app
I request Nokia Symbian developers (if there are any) to go ahead, use Telegram API support and make an app for these mobiles. If you are requesting the same, then post your comments.
Telegram for Nokia Lumia Range
These are different from Symbian mobiles as these are based on windows OS. Please refer to this article on how to use Telegram App on Windows Phone (Nokia Lumia).