The Beta Labs Blog brings news that the Nokia Chat application and been updated and renamed to Contacts On Ovi. Along with the new name come a host of improvements, bug fixes and features like displaying your friend’s location via Nokia Maps. The compatibility has also been widened to include support for FP2 devices such as the N85, N96 and even J2ME capable phones.
You can also use this application to chat with your Google Talk buddies and other XMPP compatible services. The updated clients are available here. Make sure you uninstall Nokia Chat before you install this application. In you are new to this, check out the major features below.
- Chat: Send instant messages and enrich them with smileys, voice and location messages.
- Presence: At a glance you can see if your friends are available, busy or on the phone.
- Enhanced presence: You can Labslet your friends know what you are listening and broadcast your important scenes.
And while you are at it, make sure you check out the newly updated Nokia Beta Labs Site.