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Nokia Chat for Lumia smartphones launched in beta form

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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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posted on 25 Apr 2013, 06:49 10

1. jove39 (Posts: 1965; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

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

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:17 9

2. Red-Pain (Posts: 33; Member since: 13 Mar 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

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 09:03 1

9. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)

working for plan B?

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:20 7

3. terabyteRouser (Posts: 457; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)

another chat app yayyy!!!! not.

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:26

4. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)

powered by yahoo? wut?

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:33 7

5. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)

Its not powered by yahoo it just supports yahoo messenger

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:33

6. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)

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

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 07:38 8

7. papss (unregistered)

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

posted on 25 Apr 2013, 08:06 6

8. lsguntu (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)

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

posted on 26 Apr 2013, 01:13

10. shreyasmhatre (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Apr 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?

posted on 01 May 2013, 15:23

11. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)

maybe because Nokia and Google don't agree

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