Nokia Messaging for IM Goes Beta on Nokia 5800Filed Under Nokia 5800 News
This one is for the fans of Nokia Messaging, which we all know is one of the best e-mail solutions for Nokia devices. Adding on to that impressive feature list is the new IM integration which is now in beta testing for Symbian Fifth edition devices.
Though the Nokia Beta Labs says that the app is not yet ready for 5800 or rather “not completed the full testing cycle”, we went ahead with our review, which you can catch after the break.
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As you can see in the demo video above, the app provides desktop like IM experience with support for GoogleTalk, MSN Live, Ovi and Yahoo! IM services. There are a number of perks over the earlier client which was available for nonChat with your friends on the Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo!® Messenger, Google Talk and Ovi communities. -touchscreen devices, the complete list of which you will see below:
- Easily change your custom status, avatar (picture) and switch between conversations and communities with just a few taps on touch-based devices.
- Preview new messages in the Chat home screen widget. When signed in to multiple communities, the widget will cycle between them. You can also change your presence within the widget itself.
- See your friends’ avatars and set your own using the camera or an image from your gallery (for Windows Live Messenger, Gtalk and Ovi communities).
- Timestamps within the conversation view
Features which have been bought forward from the earlier client are:
- Chat with your friends on the Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo!® Messenger, Google Talk and Ovi communities
- Quickly navigate through multiple conversations across different communities
- Login as ‘invisible’ – you see everyone but they see you as ‘offline’
- You’ll be notified of new messages even when Chat is in the background, for true multitasking on your phone
- Familiar and integrated community experience: Microsoft, Yahoo!, Google and Ovi-specific emoticons, graphics, and sounds
- Rapidly set your status message and your availability
- Save conversations to remember your chat sessions
- Create a free Ovi account right from the device
What We Like?
- Smiley support and templates
- Sleek UI
What we don’t like?
- Not as responsive as other 5800 applications
Being a webkit based app, the Nokia Messaging for IM is still not optimized for efficient operation on Symbian fifth edition devices. While its not one of the most responsive apps on the 5800 resistive touchscreen, the sleek UI and desktop-like chatting experience make this beta worth a trial.
P.S- The app is known to function only on latest 5800 firmware