Orkut Mobile App Launched by Google

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Google's incredibly popular social network, Orkut, is now available through a java based smartphone client, which is optimised for S60 phones. Orkut has a presence with as much, if not more, impact than Facebook or MySpace in both Brazil and India and providing greater access to the network.

The Google blog points out the major features of this new client:

  • Take a photo on your phone and upload it right to your Orkut album.
  • Share photos with orkut friends or SMS the photos to phone contacts not yet on Orkut.
  • Call or SMS any of your Orkut friends or phone contacts without leaving the app.
  • View scraps, updates from friends, and photo albums in offline mode.

It's a free application, much like Google Maps and Gmail on the mobile; and the installation method is a matter of pointing your smartphone's web browser to m.google.com/orkut.

More at the Official Google Mobile Blog.