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GLOBAL – The latest Nokia Beta Labs app to hit the shelves this week is Nokia Reader. Pulling in RSS feeds to your Nokia in real-time, it’s the easiest way to keep on top of the news from your favourite blogs or news sites, or anything else that has an RSS feed for that matter. To find out more about Nokia Reader, read on.

Information is the most valuable asset in today’s society. Knowing what’s what and who’s who puts you at an advantage over someone who doesn’t. So to get the latest information on whatever takes your fancy, there’s no better way to get it, than an RSS reader. Nokia Reader uses push notifications, which means the backend server is doing all the hard work for you, pushing content to your mobile when it’s available – saving battery life and data costs. It sends stories instantly to your Nokia phone, in a simple text-based format. The Nokia Reader shows you a list of the latest headlines from all your RSS feeds on one page, selecting one story will open a few lines for you to read to see if you want to read further. Pressing the Read more text will navigate you to the news page where you can read the article, in full.

Adding news items to Nokia Reader

Once you’ve loaded the app, use the menu bar at the top to select My Feeds. If you know the RSS address, type the URL into the text box at the top, followed by the OK button. If you don’t know the URL and want to browse a directory of feeds, select Directory from the top menu. The list that’ll appear shows a variety of categories from Entertainment to Technology, Nokia even have their own RSS feed so there’s no reason to miss the latest happenings right from Nokia Conversations.

Reader, in the top menu bar is where all your feeds are displayed, updating in real-time. If you navigate back to your homescreen and add the Reader widget to a spare slot (if you have one), your news can be easily read, as it scrolls through the latest RSS feed items.

Try Nokia Reader from Nokia Beta Labs, available for the Nokia N8, Nokia X6, Nokia N97 Mini and a few more.

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