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Sync OS X Lion Address Book with Nokia device
Authored by: benwiggy on Jun 01, '12 01:27:11AM

Can you get iSync plug-ins for the latest Nokia phones?

Nokia's lack of support for Mac users was one of the reasons I was so glad to switch to the iPhone. I spent a lot of time talking to Nokia about iSync. While Apple included the iSync Plug-in Maker with Xcode for manufacturers to make their own plug-ins, Nokia told me that it was up to Apple to make the iSync plug-ins for Nokia phones.

I tried to make my own plug-in for my Nokia phone. However, iSPM required a lot of technical information which Nokia wouldn't give me. The best results came from using an existing plug-in of a phone in the similar model range. It was quite easy to brick the phone with the wrong plug-in data. After wasting far too much time, I bought a set of third-party plug-ins for the Nokia range that some guy had made.

I think it's a shame that Apple have shut down iSync for those who do use other phones (imagine such a thing!). But Nokia seem to be their own worst enemy, and I wouldn't be surprised if the company that used to be No. 1 in phones goes out of the phone business fairly soon.

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Sync OS X Lion Address Book with Nokia device
Authored by: trosberg on Jun 06, '12 11:49:43AM

Nokia has since made iSync plugins for their new Symbian phones. My N8 got one available at Nokia website when it was fairly new. The newest iSync plugin now seems to be for Nokia 701. Will there be new Symbian models after the one camera phone announced now, Nokia 808? Maybe not.
For Nokia N9 (Meego Harmattan OS), there is an unofficial iSync plugin, see For calendar and contacts syncing with Nokia Lumia (Windows Phone) one has to use some cloud service (hotmail or gmail).

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