Nokia Chat for Lumia smartphones launched in beta form

Nokia Chat for Lumia smartphones launched in beta form
Nokia Chat – an instant messaging application that has been available for a while on Asha, Symbian and even Series 40 based devices, is now making its Windows Phone 8 debut. Well, kind of. This Lumia-exclusive app is out in beta form for those early birds eager to give it a try. 

With Nokia Chat one can get in touch with other users of the app, but it also offers Yahoo! Messenger support for those 6 people still using the latter. Both push notifications and live tile updates are enabled in the beta, in addition to a bunch of handy features, such as location sharing and broadcasting. What's more is that Nokia Chat is smart enough to tell which ones among your contacts are also using the client. There are several extras thrown in for Windows Phone 8 users as well. These include voice commands, voice-to-text input, and lock screen notifications. 

But before you hit that source link, note that Nokia Chat beta is not available in all countries. Currently, only users in the United States, United Kingdom, India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, or Nigeria can take the messaging client for a spin. Yet rest assured that more countries will be added to the list in the future.


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11 Comments

1. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I see what nokia is doing...building their own eco system around wp...maps, chat...whats next to come? Media center?

2. Red-Pain

Posts: 33; Member since: Mar 13, 2012

and it's working...can't you see most wp8 fans would rather have a lumia than any other wp8-based phone...at least i do :D

9. TheBitterTruth unregistered

working for plan B?

3. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

another chat app yayyy!!!! not.

4. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

powered by yahoo? wut?

5. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

Its not powered by yahoo it just supports yahoo messenger

6. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

Nokia is getting ready for when Google buy What's app. That's good.

7. papss unregistered

Nokia just won't stop. They must have a very well rounded group of developers.

8. lsguntu

Posts: 67; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

whats the advantage of this over whatsapp ? and why should i use it?

10. shreyasmhatre

Posts: 6; Member since: Apr 26, 2013

This should support Google Talk too, if you want users to move from Android to WP8, if one moves he should be able to chat to his friends who are still using Android. Making exclusive platforms and exclusive chat apps will force users to stick to their existing platforms. All Google chat apps I have used in WP8 have some issues of delay.. If Nokia is supporting Yahoo, why not Google?

11. asseek

Posts: 164; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

maybe because Nokia and Google don't agree

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