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If I buy a symbian(S60, nokia E51) mobile, and I want to write a program to control the PC(launch programs, control mouse/keyboard):

  1. Is it possible to make a mobile app and a windows app which communicates via WiFi, or its easier/faster via bluetooth?
  2. Which framework should I choose? (symbian/java)
  3. (other info that I might need)
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It's easier to write WiFi programs; Bluetooth is very likely to work better. – configurator Sep 13 '11 at 19:42
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It's possible with both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth using native Symbian, and I expect using Qt too. I don't know about Java.

As an example, ControlFreak is an application for older S60 1st and 2nd edition phones (but not 3rd edition, like the E51) to control Winamp and the rest of your computer using Bluetooth.

Head over to Nokia Developer for SDKs, APIs and forums to ask more questions.

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thanks, I will try Qt maybe. – e-MEE Sep 22 '11 at 20:16

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