Oh hello. Ovi Chat for Symbian^3? David who sent in this tip ensures us it’s not an April Fools. You must be very weary of any extra good/bad/unbelievable news today. Kudos to Andre for handling today’s news btw :p.
Anyway, back to Ovi Chat. Symbian^3 users have been waiting so long. Get it from Ovi Store now!
It’s called IM for Nokia and it allows Google Talk, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, MySpace and Ovi Chat (no facebook chat yet). Handy tabbed interface at the bottom.
Phil McClendon from Ovi Blog tells us about some of the features:
Aside from the staple features that you can expect from a chat application, which we delivered in the Chat 2.5 application we also recently made available (see the blog post on that application here), we have also added an exclusive new feature and updated look and feel that has been specifically tailored for these new phones.
Similar to the Symbian^3 social experience, we have integrated chat into your phone’s Contacts application. Now, when browsing through your contacts, you can see if your friend is available to chat and launch straight into a conversation with them in just a few taps. Sending an IM to your friend is now even quicker and more seamless.
To associate an IM friend with a contact in Contacts, you need only tap on their IM name in your IM friend list in the Chat application and associate that name with an existing contact. Then you’re done!
I hope you’ll find this new Chat application for Symbian^3 with Contacts integration useful. I’m really looking forward to seeing what you guys think, so please do keep us updated with your thoughts and comments!