Nokia Chat for S60 3.0Thu, 2008-08-14 10:22
Hey Beta Labs,
I admit that my opinion is biased, but I still have to say that I find it very interesting to watch contacts of my phonebook live, as my friends change their status messages with using ever more imagination to capture what they are doing at the moment. Sadly, not all of my friends carry a compatible device - yet.
Today we're happy to introduce an update for Nokia Chat that'll make our client work on your S60 3rd Edition devices as well (you know, the N73, the E65 and the likes of them). The software works pretty much like the version you've already seen released for the S60 3rd Ed FP1 products, but it'll lack support for receiving location. It can still send the location and can be configured to broadcast your landmark presence, provided you have a Bluetooth GPS module.
So, in practice this should mean that hopefully a bit more of your friends can now take Chat in to use - and we know that it'll make you enjoy the application even more. On that note: did you notice that we have an easy way to invite your friends to become users of the software? Just click on the "Recommend to friend" and we'll have a link for you to share to your friends ready in the SMS editor.
Now, during the testing, we've found out that there are certain restrictions on the SW versions for supporting Nokia Chat in N73, N93, N80 and E61. This shouldn't be an issue if you just update your software using the Nokia Software Updater. For an updated, detailed list, of the devices we support - please see the Nokia Chat page under Beta Labs.
Something worth highlighting is that you need to install both the Support Package and the Chat file to get the software working. You can do this by downloading the packages to your desktop and installing them via PC suite. Alternatively, you can go to http://www.chat.nokia.com/app [Update: link fixed. -Tommi] with your phone browser and do the installations there.