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May 15, 2008 / Marco

Nokia Communication Center Updated to V1.02

Nokia beta labs just updated Nokia Communication Center to V1.02. This 8MB Windows application helps you

  • Create and send messages easily.
  • Receive, view, forward, and reply to messages as they arrive.
  • Compose multimedia messages effortlessly with easy access to the images on both PC and device.
  • Manage messages, and sort and group them to quickly find what you are looking for.
  • Display all your messages in a timeline.
  • Manage all the contacts stored on your device.
  • Add new contacts with ease.
  • Create contact cards complete with thumbnail images.

Nokia Communication Center requires Nokia PC Suite 6.86.90 or higher, and is compatible with all Nokia S60 handsets.

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  1. Jonathan Mosen / May 16 2008 12:05 am

    Hi Amir, have you given this a spin? How is it for screen reader accessibility?

  2. Amir / May 16 2008 1:18 am

    Hello Jonathan,
    Nokia Communication Center (beta) isn’t satisfactorily accessible with Windows screen readers, namely JAWS, Window-Eyes and NVDA. The installation is trouble-free, however, after successfully launching the application and pairing it with a handset (the N82 and the 5700 in my case), getting screen readers to read its control titles is very difficult. For instance, if you tab around in the main application window with JAWS 9.0.2152, you’ll hear the word “button” quite frequently. The application has a tree view which displays all your contacts. While the tree view itself is pretty much readable, once you press the Applications key and select either “Edit” or “New” to modify/create a contact, tabbing around wouldn’t help you much because you can’t understand which editable field belongs to which contact field. Worst of all, its editable controls cannot be read by pressing Left/Right arrow keys, thereby making editing/correcting entered text a pain in the neck. BTW, once you initialize the app on Vista, you might get the familiar “send error” window, so be prepared for initial troubles after installing the app and before encountering those accessibility-related issues.

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